ACTS 4:12: SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST ALONE
A research paper submitted to Dr. Gary
In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements For
Liberty University Online
Terri Denise Ayers
March 5th, 2014
Table of Contents
Who’s Name? 3
Salvation foretold in the Old Testament 4
References to Salvation in the New Testament 5
The Promise 6
When man first walked on the moon, famous astronaut of the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong said “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Having that phrase in mind, review the scripture that is the basis for this paper:
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 NASB
Certainly, this phrase represents a “giant leap” for mankind. This scripture is the leap that provides eternal security for all of mankind. It gives assurance that this is the one, the only, name by which anyone could ever be saved. This scripture is taking that giant leap for mankind, offering eternal salvation, because Jesus Christ took a giant leap for all. There is but one “small” step that mankind must take, the step of belief, and then the giant leap is accomplished for us by Jesus.
This verse offers us confirmation of who Christ is, what he has done for us, and the promise for salvation through Christ. In this paper, I will examine the interpretation for this text and its’ implications for our lives. Additionally, I will explore the evidence from both the Old and New Testament that support the claims of this verse and offer proof that there is only one promise of eternal life and that is through salvation in Jesus Christ.
The verse is worded that there is “no other name.” However, without the help of potential contextual clues within the surrounding scripture, there is no way that someone...