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. 


The great principles of the law, of the very 
nature of God, are embodied in the words of Christ 
on the mount. Whoever builds upon them is 
building upon Christ, the Rock of Ages. 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 

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 


   Shoes can be cool. Really cool. Popular 
shoemakers allow you to customize every detail on their 
website. You start by selecting the outside shoe 
material. Pick the color. Choose the tip and heel 
setup. Then search through midsole and strap 
colors. After picking your lining and laces, you can 
write a personalized message to appear on the 
tongue of your shoes. Just one more click and your 
shoes will be created according to your exact 
   Sixty years ago, if you wanted an 
athletic shoe, your choices were limited. Converse 
All-Stars were popular, along with Spalding and 
Adidas. Color choices were even narrower, unless you 
liked white. Today you can customize bright, 
technologically advanced footwear to fit your personality. 
And it's not just shoes that can be tweaked 
anyway you like. Book companies allow parents or 
grandparents to inject a child's name into a story. Toy 
companies will let you create a teddy bear with a 
baby's name stitched into it. Whatever you want can 
be made just for you. Don't you feel special? 
   We live in a mix-and-match world. From 
sub sandwiches to dolls to religion, people want 
to pick and choose what makes them feel good. 
They may like the Jesus who hugged children and 
walked on water. But the Jesus who said to have 
faith and follow him makes them uncomfortable. 
They embrace the "soft" Jesus and combine that 
belief with other religions. The blending of 
different religions is called syncretism. And that's a 
bad idea. 
   Being able to customize your beliefs, 
like putting together a plate of food at a 
massive buffet, sounds enticing. But it will leave a 
bad taste in your mouth. The Bible teaches there 
is only one way - God's way. After Jesus was 
crucified and rose from the dead, his disciples 
traveled around telling people the good news. In Acts 
4 Peter and John appear before the religious 
leaders who ask, "By what name did you do this?" 
Peter answers plainly. He explains that Jesus is 
the cornerstone of true faith and declares, 
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no 
other name under heaven given to mankind by which 
we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). 
   Picking and choosing can be fun when it 
comes to shoes, but when it comes to your beliefs, 
only one choice is right. And that's Jeans 
Christ. [Case For Christ For Kids by Les Strobel] 

   After seventeen years as a Christian, 
Im still looking for a savior. No, not a savior 
of the spiritual variety. Someone to bail me 
out, clean up my mess, tell me what to do. Not 
mere help. Rescue. At times, Ive cast my 
husband, a friend, or a family member in this role, 
straining our bonds. Other times, Ive sought 
someone else - for pay or for pity. Or some 
codependent fixer finds me. Over and over, my spirits 
are buoyed with the false hope of salvation from 
whatever or whomever. I think, Finally a rescuer! Now 
I can let go! Inevitably the miscast messiah 
disappoints. I bail. They bail. The problem remains.  
   In John 16:7, Jesus tells us Hes 
sending the Holy Spirit, an advocate or helper, 
among other roles. Isaiah 9:6 (NLT) tells us God 
was graciously giving us His Son, a Wonderful 
Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of 
Peace. Read that again. In other words, the 
ultimate life management consultant: A perfect, 
all-knowing, loving, and stable Dad, all-powerful yet 
serene. Wow. While Jesus urges us to seek wise 
counsel, we were never meant to seek substitute 
saviors. Indeed, its the number-one sin in the Ten 
   Even while I seek the caring counsel of 
loving friends, there is One who ultimately has all 
the answers and comfort I want. Jesus: the 
Savior who forgives even my misguided idolatries. 
When I seek Him, I find the One that I have 
always been looking for. He is the One who holds 
the universe in His hands and placed the stars 
in the sky. Jesus alone is able to bring the 
hope and salvation we all truly need. by Isabella 
   Faith Step: Today, carry all your cares 
to your perfect personal Advocate and 
Counselor, the only Savior you will ever need. Jesus. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2020 Devotional by Guideposts and 


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. 


Acts 4:12 - JESUS: The Only Way!



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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