"There is salvation in no one else [Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved Acts 4:12."
All this gives us reason to ask, rather carefully, just why it is that Acts 4:12 has been so unpopular within the politically correct climate of the last generations in the Western world. 'No other name'? People say this is arrogant, or exclusive, or triumphalist. So, indeed, it can be if Christians use the name of Jesus to further their own power and prestige. But for many years now, in the Western world at least, the boot has been on the other foot. It is the secularists and the relativists who have acted the part of the chief priests, protecting the cherished temple of modern thought, within which there can be no mention of resurrection, no naming of a name like that of Jesus. And the Apostles, in any case, would answer: Well, who else is there that can rescue people in this fashion?
N.T. Wright, Acts for Everyone: Part One (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), p. 65.
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