Tuesday, December 26, 2006

No Other Name

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
Acts 4:12

Christian leaders who appear on secular television talk shows are often asked whether they believe Jesus is the only way to heaven. If the answer is Yes, Jesus is the only way, the interviewer often paints the Christian as intolerant, arrogant, narrow-minded, out-dated, and fanatical.

But if the interviewer were talking to a physician who had made a medical breakthrough for a terrible disease, would he say, "Doctor, how intolerant to think this is the only cure for this disease"?

If he were talking to a mathematician about the multiplication table, would he say, "Professor, how can you be so arrogant as to believe that three times three always equals nine"?

By its very nature, truth is narrow, precise, and factual. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). In this day of pluralism and political correctness, it's important to know that Christ is still the only one who can save from sin. Do you think God would have given His own Son had there been some other way?

Trust in Christ alone, and trust Him today.

God help us if we preach anything else but Jesus and Him alone for salvation.
Paige Patterson

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