Saturday, March 17, 2012
Verse for Today - Acts 4:10,12 (click to read min0-blog)
"then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.... Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Read all of Acts 4
These verses are part of the foundation on which the Christian Church is built. The first verse is part of the Apostle Peter's explanation of the healing of the lame man. The issue wasn't if a miracle had been done. It had. The question was "How did it happen?" or "By whose power?" Peter makes clear it was NOT by his power or will, but that of the risen Christ, the Lord Jesus of Nazareth.
The second verse affirms the exclusiveness of Christ. Jesus was and is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the the only way to God the Father.
Established then. 1. Jesus was alive and He was powerful. 2. Jesus is the one from whom forgiveness of sins and salvation should be sought.
I Timothy 2:5 makes a similar point:
"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the Man Jesus Christ."