No other name (Acts 4:12)

“There is salvation

In no one else.

There is no other name

Under heaven,

Given among men,

By which we must be saved.”

καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἐν ἄλλῳ οὐδενὶ ἡ σωτηρία· οὐδὲ γὰρ ὄνομά ἐστιν ἕτερον ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανὸν τὸ δεδομένον ἐν ἀνθρώποις ἐν ᾧ δεῖ σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

The author of Acts indicated that Peter said that there is no (καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν) salvation (ἡ σωτηρία) in anyone else (ἐν ἄλλῳ οὐδενὶ).  There is no other name (οὐδὲ γὰρ ὄνομά ἐστιν ἕτερον) under heaven (ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανὸν), given among men (τὸ δεδομένον ἐν ἀνθρώποις), by which we must be saved (ἐν ᾧ δεῖ σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς).  They could only be saved by the name of Jesus.  Jesus was the unique savior, because there was no other savior.  The name of Jesus meant Jesus saves.  Throughout Acts, the followers of Jesus would perform other miracles in the name of Jesus Christ, as the name went from Jesus of Nazareth to plain Jesus Christ.  Do you believe that Jesus is the only savior?

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