No Other Name (Acts 4:12)

And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

Acts 4:12

I cannot save myself.

I might wish it were otherwise. I might wish that there were some method whereby salvation could be merited, but The Law proves that perfection is unobtainable by any except God Himself.

Religion cannot save me. There are no rites; no rituals; no performances of any kind that will save. Repetition of certain prayers will not save and obeisance does not save.

One saves, and He is Jesus Christ. Only trust in Him can redeem my soul from the condemnation I so rightly deserve.

The concept of His Name is interesting, but I will not delve too deeply into that. The short of it is that Jesus is not physically standing before me, exhibiting Himself as He did to His disciples all those centuries ago. Instead, I am asked to walk by trust in His Name; His reputation and what has been written and said of Him by those who knew Him best. I am asked to take things on faith. For it is by grace I am saved, through faith (Ephesians 2:8).

Let me put aside all notion of doing anything to be saved with the exception of the one thing that Jesus pointed out as the work of God: Let me trust in Christ to save me. I cannot save myself.


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