The Scripture declares, “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). Salvation or deliverance from the guilt and penalty of sin cannot be experienced other than through the death and merit of Jesus Christ. There is nothing that anyone can do to free himself from the debt of sin. His good works cannot deliver him; neither can he purchase deliverance with silver or gold (1 Pet.1:18, 19). In vain do men look for salvation from their sins through religious rituals or ceremonies. Neither can any amount of water cleanse them from sin.
“But are there not many ways of salvation?” someone will surely protest. Not according to Jesus, for He Himself said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Now His words are either true or they are not true. If they are not true, then they are a lie, making Jesus a liar. If He is a liar, how can anyone call Him a good man? But these words are absolute truth, and as truth we must believe them, or else reject them to our own eternal damnation. There is no salvation apart from faith in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation because He is at once God and Man (John 1:1-3, 14). The God-Man alone qualifies as the Savior of men. It is against God that men have sinned, and since men can do absolutely nothing to deliver themselves from sin, God had to become Man in the person of Jesus Christ to bring them salvation. Thus, salvation is free, being given to sinners by grace, but it costs the Son of God His life, as He bled and died to purchase their redemption. Consequently, if men would be saved from their sins, they will receive salvation as a free gift through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other way of salvation. We have the word of the God-Man Himself for this fact.
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