None Other Name Under Heaven
By David J. Stewart
Salvation is Only Found in Jesus Christ
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). Salvation can only be found be found in the name of Jesus Christ. You CANNOT find salvation in the name of Allah. You CANNOT find salvation in the name of the Pope. You CANNOT find salvation in the name of Buddha. You CANNOT find salvation in the name of a religion or a denomination. You CANNOT find salvation in the name of an evangelist. You can only find salvation in the person of Jesus Christ. This is God’s plan.
Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place CALL UPON THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST our Lord, both theirs and ours” (1st Corinthians 1:2). We must call upon the name of Jesus to be saved... “For whosoever shall call upon THE NAME OF THE LORD shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). The word “call” here means “to believe.” The Scriptures are very clear that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven. We must believe this and personally make the decision to rely 100% upon Christ for salvation. We do this because of the blood sacrifice of Christ. He has paid for our iniquities that we might be saved. We must trust Jesus because He is the ONLY One Who qualified to pay for our sins. And thankfully He did!
We must confess our guilty condition before God and believe on Jesus Christ to forgive our sins. Christ's work of redemption includes ALL the necessary things required to make our salvation possible—Christ’s virgin birth, His deity, sinless life, death, burial, bodily resurrection, blood applied, et cetera. All these precious items were necessary for our redemption to occur. Thank God for giving us a second chance through His Son Jesus Christ.
The Word of God Portrays a Clear Image of Who Jesus Is
The Word of God portrays a specific image of God and Who He is. Who are men to decide what is acceptable or unacceptable concerning God? Who are men to decide what makes sense and what does not on spiritual matters? We must push away our sinful pride and turn to the precious Word of God for guidance, salvation and truth. This is the bottom line—Either you have faith in the Word of God or you don’t! Everybody has their own idea of what is normal and what is abnormal, of what is good and what is bad, of what is right and what is wrong, etc. Everybody has their own book they live by. People don’t even agree on the weather.
We must cease from our own finite worldly wisdom and turn to the infinite wondrous truths of the eternally preserved Word of God and ask the Holy Spirit of God to guide our hearts and minds into all truth. Some truths are beyond our limited comprehension. The Godhead (Trinity) is a mystery to say the least. We read in 1st Corinthians 13:12, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: NOW I KNOW IN PART; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” All things CANNOT be understood. There will always be some things that just don’t make any sense, but we know that they’re true because the Holy Spirit tells us they’re true. Someday we will know. As a matter of fact, we will know even as we are known by God. This means that we will be able to read God’s mind and have a perfect knowledge. That’s what the Bible says, “...then shall I know EVEN AS I AM KNOWN.” God knows you inside and out my friend.
Only God is to Be Worshipped —Jesus Rightfully Accepted Worship!
“I am the LORD: THAT IS MY NAME: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images” (Isaiah 42:8). Jesus is THE LORD, that is His name. It is very proper to refer to Jesus as “THE LORD.” Notice the pre-incarnate Christ speaking here in Isaiah... “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no SAVIOUR” (Isaiah 43:11). Jesus is the Savior of the world... “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a SAVIOUR, WHICH IS CHRIST THE LORD” (Luke 2:11). This was God, our Saviour, speaking to Isaiah. Isaiah 43:11 declares that there is no Savior other than the Lord God of Israel—Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 42:8 makes clear that God will NOT share His glory with another. This is further Biblical evidence of the Deity of Jesus Christ. For a person, or a religion such as the Jehovah's Witnesses, to claim that Jesus is “a God,” but not “Almighty God” is a perversion of the Scriptures. God clearly says in Isaiah 42:8 that He will NOT allow idolatry. Only God is worthy of praise; therefore, only God is to be praised and glorified. It would have been sinful for Jesus to accept worship from others if He were anyone other than Almighty God. But Jesus DID accept worship from people time and time again. As God, Jesus had every right to accept the praise of men, women and children...
“And, behold, there came a leper and WORSHIPPED HIM, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean” (Matthew 8:2).
“Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, WORSHIPPING HIM…” (Matthew 20:20).
If you have a modern perversion of the Bible, you might not find the word “worshipped,” but rather “knelt.” This is an injustice to God’s Word because you can kneel before a king without worshipping him. To remove the word “worshipped” is to attack and diminish the Deity of Christ. Salvation can ONLY be found in the Lord Jesus, nowhere else. According to the Scriptures, Jesus came to this earth as God Almighty in the flesh... “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1st Timothy 3:16). Amen!
Beware of Modern Corrupt Bibles
Most modern bibles diminish Christ’s Deity by corrupting 1st Timothy 3:16. You’ll find something like, “He was revealed in a body,” or some other misquote. Who was revealed in a body? What kind of body? Proponents of modern bibles claim that the King James Bible is too difficult to understand, but “God was manifest in the flesh” certainly makes much more sense than, “He was revealed in a body.” Who's kidding who? The publishers are out to make a buck, plain and simple. It is evil. It is wrong to change or misquote God’s Word for any reason, especially to make a buck. A new Bible version is published every 6-months, and gullible people keep buying them. There is no sin God hates any more than tampering with His Word, watering It down to increase It's marketability... “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you” (Deuteronomy 4:2).
Tragically, the corrupt New International Version (NIV) of the Bible removes the name above every other name, JESUS, in 38 places! You can keep your ole NIV Devil, I'll cherish my precious King James Bible.
Jesus is Almighty God!
Jesus is God, Almighty, Eternal God! Let’s read Isaiah 42:8 again... “I am the LORD: THAT IS MY NAME: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” Jesus is worthy of worship because He is God. If Jesus were not Deity, then God would be giving His glory unto another. Christ is the second Person of the Godhead, mentioned in the Bible. The word “Trinity” may not be in the Bible but the word “Godhead” most certainly is, i.e., if you are using a King James Bible. All modern bibles pervert the Word of God by removing the word “GODHEAD” completely.
Scriptures are clear that there is ONE God (Deuteronomy 6:4) Who has manifest (or revealed) Himself to mankind in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost... “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). Three individuals, all 100% Almighty God. It may not make good math, but it certainly makes good Bible. What a wonderful truth!
An Islamic Muslim once asked me the question: “If God can do anything, why would He have to come to earth as the Son of God and die on a cross to forgive people?” He didn’t believe that Jesus was ever crucified. He denied the Godhead. He said it all sounded silly to him. I answered his question with another question: “If God can do anything, why would the Bible seem silly?” Who are we to decide the sovereign matters of God Almighty? This man was creating God in his own image instead of realizing that we are created in God’s own image. We must not create our own concept of God!
Jesus is the All Powerful Living Word of God
“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his NAME is called The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13). Jesus is the Living Word and the Bible is the Written Word. Jesus is named the “Word of God.” Our attitude towards the Scriptures reveals our attitude towards Christ. No person can love Christ and hate the Word of God, for Jesus is the Word of God incarnate. Praise God! Jesus is Almighty God and He came to this old sin-cursed world as Almighty God to redeem sinful man. He lived among unworthy sinners because He loved us and wanted to save us from our sins, death and Hell. Jesus died, was buried and rose again triumphantly over death. Jesus ascended bodily into Heaven with His shed blood, to present Himself before the Father on our behalf (Hebrews 9:12,24). Christ is alive and well today, living bodily in Heaven with the Father. Jesus is omnipresent (all present), omnipotent (all powerful) and omniscient (all knowing). Christ's Spirit lives within the body of each and every born-again believer (Romans 8:9).
Jesus is Lord of the Universe
“That at the NAME OF JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” (Philippians 2:10). Someday EVERY knee shall bow before Jesus Christ and confess that He is the Lord of the Universe. The vilest of wicked men WILL bow before his God and Creator. The most rebellious of feminist women WILL bow in humility before God Almighty. Oh, for a thousand tongues to praise the precious Name of Jesus! What a Savior, Jesus is mine! There is NONE OTHER NAME on earth or in the universe given by God amongst men, whereby we must be saved. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
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