Monday, October 10, 2022
The Only Way to Salvation
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12 NLT)
According to a 2021 survey, more than 60% of people aged 18–39 who said they were born-again Christians believe that Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed can all lead us to the path to salvation. What this says to me is that they don’t understand what the Bible says. Jesus stands apart from every other religious leader and every prophet and guru. Acts 4:12 tells us, “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved” (NKJV).
We can’t fully appreciate the good news until we know the bad news, and the bad news is that, according to Scripture, “everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23 NLT). Every one of us has broken God’s commandments.
We have to tell people that they are sinners. I know some people are uncomfortable with that. In fact, I know that even some preachers aren’t comfortable with that. But that is what the Bible says. And to get right with God, we must repent (see Acts 2:38).
The word “repent’ is a military term that means an about-face. It’s changing our direction. If we’re running from God, we run toward God instead. Don’t be embarrassed to tell people they’re sinners. Don’t be afraid to tell people they need to repent.
Jesus said it so clearly: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NLT). If any other religious leader could get me to Heaven, then why would God send His own Son, Jesus Christ, to come to Earth to suffer and die on a cross?
There was no other way to satisfy the righteous demands of God. Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. Any message countering that is not the true gospel.
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