Fifth Sunday after Trinity – Tuesday
Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. – Acts 4:12.
This name is JESUS CHRIST. There is salvation in none other. Apart from Jesus Christ no one can be saved.
O the lie, the lie, the soul-destroying lie, that is now preached from so many pulpits and proclaimed by so many “ministers of the Gospel” who deny that Christ is the only Savior, claiming that He is merely one among many, and that the Christian religion is not the only true religion, but possibly only more complete than others. Let us here loudly and firmly testify with Scripture that there is salvation in none other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. The one and only saving name is JESUS CHRIST!
“Jesus” means Savior. And this name was given to Him specifically because He is the Savior (Matthew 1:21). And “Christ,” or “Messiah,” means The Anointed. Anointment was customary in the Old Testament when kings and high priests—and perhaps also the prophets of Israel—were installed in their office. This name, or title, was given to Him of whom we speak, because He was ordained by God to be our great Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:15), High Priest (Hebrews 7:26-27), and King (Psalm 2:6). And He has been anointed with the Holy Ghost without measure (Psalm 45:7; Acts 10:38).
Always seek Jesus Christ, always and ever better learn to know Jesus Christ, always believe in Jesus Christ, always follow Jesus Christ, always, bear witness of Jesus Christ before all men. There is salvation in none other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.
PRAYER – Lord Jesus, Thou art the only Savior of all mankind, and without Thee there is no salvation. Help, O help me to believe in Thee, and to cling to Thee, and not to be torn from Thee by the great and powerful lie which Satan disseminates on earth. Thou – only Savior – save me through faith in Thee. Amen.
Wilt thou find this one thing needful, turn from all created things
Unto Jesus and be heedful of the blessed joy He brings.
For where God and man both in one are united,
With God’s perfect fulness the heart is delighted;
There, there, is the worthiest lot and the best,
My One and my All and my Joy and my Rest.
(TLH) Hymn 366, 2.