HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
Here is the holy intolerance and exclusiveness of the gospel of Christ. It will brook no rival to Him who is its Center and its Glory. It crowns Him supreme and only Lord.
Modern culture makes much of other saviours. Buddha, Confucius, and Mohammed stand almost on a level with Jesus. It reverences them well-near as much.
And society turns to other refugees. It is impatient of the old-fashioned creed, that outside of Christ there is no hope of Heaven. It has its own conventions and rules and ideals; and if a man honours them, he has nothing to fear. They must surely be without reproach who abide by its standards and who win its respect. But there is no other name.
And my own heart would seek its life and peace elsewhere — In my prayers, my gifts, my tears, my labours. In the good opinion of my fellows, and the approval of my own conscience. In my indifference to the sterner side of God’s character and my neglect of the terrors of the Lord. In my hopes and dreams, all will go well. But — but there is no other name.
It is an all-sufficing Name. Let me esteem it as my one Foundation, one Hiding-place, one Hope. Jesus, the Puritans said, had one hundred and eight names; and in every one of them, there is salvation, free and full, present and eternal.