Acts 4:12 - JESUS: The Only Way!

Acts 4:12 (NCV)  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. 

John 14:6 (KJV)  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, 
and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me;  

Isaiah 43:11 (KJV)  I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there 
is no saviour. 

Jesus is the only source of salvation, the only one able to 
forgive sins and provide new spiritual life. [Victor Bible Reader's 

In receiving the word, we receive Christ. . . . 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 built after the similitude of 
the character of Christ.  MB148-150 

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.  [Life Application SB] 

Is Jesus The Only Way To God?
Inevitably there will be people who will challenge your new 
faith by saying, "How can Jesus be the only way to God? I believe that 
all religions lead to God. We all get to God by different roads." 
Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact that "there is 
salvation in no one else" is not something Peter made up; it was a 
teaching of Jesus himself. Jesus said, "I am the way.... No one can come 
to the Father except through me" (John 14:6, May 24). This was not 
arrogance; it was a truthful statement that only Jesus could fulfill the 
Father's required punishment for sin - and hence, conquer sin itself. 
Jesus came as the only perfect, sinless human to ever live, and 
he took the punishment for 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. Only one 
road takes you to God; only one road guarantees forgiveness of sin 
and everlasting life that road is Jesus himself. [The One Year Bible 
for New Believers re Acts 4:12] 

Those Who Never Hear About Jesus
How could a loving God send someone to hell when that person 
never heard the Good News of Jesus? In fact, says Paul, in creation 
God has revealed himself plainly to all people. Also, everyone has 
an inner sense of what God requires. All people are wired for a 
personal relationship with God, and if they seek him they will find him. 
No one will go to hell simply because he or she missed out. God 
watches over every individual, knowing the number of hairs on every 
head. He reveals himself and touches lives, but people must choose to 
respond appropriately to whatever understanding they have.  
God could have kept humans in ignorance about himself, but he 
chose to reveal himself in nature, through the Scriptures, and in 
Jesus Christ. Those who've been given greater revelation have a 
greater responsibility to respond to it, but no one has been left 
completely in the dark. Because God has made certain facts about himself 
plain, people will someday have to give an account before God of why 
they chose to ignore his existence and his character. [The One Year 
Bible for New Believers re Rom. 1:18-20] 

Romans 1:18-20 (NLT) But God shows his anger from heaven against 
all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their 
wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to 
them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth 
and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his 
invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no 
excuse for not knowing God.  

Wherever there is an impulse of love and sympathy, wherever the 
heart reaches out to bless and uplift others, there is revealed the 
working of God's Holy Spirit. In the depths of heathenism, men who have 
had no knowledge of the written law of God, who have never even 
heard the name of Christ, have been kind to His servants, protecting 
them at the risk of their own lives. Their acts show the working of a 
divine power. The Holy Spirit has implanted the grace of Christ in the 
heart of the savage, quickening his sympathies contrary to his nature, 
contrary to his education. The "Light which lighteth every man that 
cometh into the world" (John 1:9), is shining in his soul; and this 
light, if heeded, will guide his feet to the kingdom of God. COL385 

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, 
and this life is in his Son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he 
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  These things have I 
written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may 
know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name 
of the Son of God. 1 John 5:11-13 (KJV)   

Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. Psalms 2:12b