Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. – Acts 4:10-12
The Lord Jesus minced no words when it came to salvation; He said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). He never suggested that salvation could come from any other means or through anyone else but by Him.
As a Christian, you must be absolutely convinced that there’s no salvation in any other name, except the Name of Jesus. When it dawns in your spirit that Jesus is the only Name given under heaven by which men shall be saved, you’ll preach the gospel with conviction. The Bible says “…if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9). The way to receive salvation is to confess with your mouth the Lordship of Jesus, and believe that God raised him from the dead for your justification.
When the sinner confesses with his mouth, not all his sins, but the Lordship of Jesus, and believes in his heart that God raised Him from the dead, he’s immediately passed from death unto life (John 5:24).
The Bible tells us of Cornelius, a Roman centurion, a devout and generous man, but he was not saved (Acts 10:2). When the angel of God appeared to Him, he didn’t say “Cornelius, your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds, so salvation is yours”; the angel had to tell him to send for Peter, who would tell him words by which he would be saved. When Peter got to Cornelius’ house, he preached to him and his household the message of Christ’s salvation, declaring to them that through the name of Jesus, everyone that believes in Him receives remission of sins (Acts 10:43).
Understand that salvation is not in any other name, aside the Name of Jesus. So when you preach the gospel, don’t preach apologetically. The whole world needs to know that Christ Jesus is the Only Name given to men by whom they must be saved, that’s the key to their salvation.
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Dear Lord, I reaffirm my conviction that the Name of Jesus is the only name under heaven, given among men by which we must be saved. I ask that you stir my heart with your fire and your power, to preach the gospel in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study/Reading: Romans 1:16; 1Timothy 2:5-6