Acts 4:12 - Jesus is Sovereign!
Acts 4:12; Jesus is Sovereign!
Jesus is the only One who can save people.
His name is the only power in the world
that has been given to save people.
We must be saved through him.
Acts 4:12 (NCV)
Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me;
John 14:6 (KJV)
I, even I, am the LORD;
and beside me there is no saviour.
Isa 43:11 (KJV)
Many people react negatively to the fact that there is no other
name than that of Jesus to call on for salvation. Yet this is not
something the church decided; it is the specific teaching of Jesus himself
(John 14:6). If God designated Jesus to be the Savior of the world, no
one else can be his equal. Christians are to be open-minded on many
issues, but not on how we are saved from sin. No other religious teacher
could die for our sins; no other religious teacher came to earth as
God's only Son; no other religious teacher rose from the dead. Our
focus should be on Jesus, whom God offered as the way to have an
eternal relationship with himself. There is no other name or way! [Life
In receiving the word, we receive Christ. And only those who
thus receive His words are building upon Him. "Other foundation can
no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians
3:11. "There is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby
we must be saved." Acts 4:12. Christ, the Word, the revelation of
God,--the manifestation of His character, His law, His love, His life,--is
the only foundation upon which we can build a character that will
endure. . . . As you receive the word in faith, it will give you power
to obey. As you give heed to the light you have, greater light will
come. You are building on God's word, and your character will be
builded after the similitude of the character of Christ. MB148-150
Jesus is the only source of salvation, the only one able to
forgive sins and provide new spiritual life. [Victor Bible Reader's
We are undone if we do not take shelter in this name, and make
it our refuge and strong tower; for we cannot be saved but by Jesus
Christ, and, if we be not eternally saved, we are eternally undone (v.
12): (Matthew Henry's Commentary)