Key Verse: Verse 25 - “And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
Key Words: what shall I do to inherit eternal life
The young man wanted salvation, not by accepting Christ but by keeping the law. Salvation only and I mean only comes through Jesus Christ - not works, not catechism, not baptism, only Jesus.
Acts 4:12 - " Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
The whole content of Acts 4 is s reference to Jesus (see verse 2) so the name that Peter has reference to that savior us is Jesus. Only Jesus.
"An unknown author wrote, "Longfellow could take a sheet of paper, write a poem on it and make it worth sixty thousand dollars. That is talent. Rockefeller could sign a piece of paper and make it worth millions. That is capital. A seamstress can take material worth $5 and make it into clothing worth $50. That is skill. A merchant can buy an article for eighty cents , put it on his counter and sell it for a dollar. That is business. But God can take a worthless, sinful life , wash it, cleanse it, put his Holy Spirit within it and make it a blessing to all humanity. That is salvation. And that salvation is available for all who choose to accept it.
What to do:
✞ Make sure your salvation comes solely through Jesus Christ.
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