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2 John 1.9-11 & Acts 4.12 – Uniqueness of Christ
Posted: 9 July 2010 in 2 John, Acts

“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

These two passages are obvious parallels to the famous verse at John 14.6. God has ordained Christ as the only means of salvation, and if we are to come to the Father we must do so through him. Furthermore, John warns us to beware of those who question this doctrine, or even flatly deny it – a phenomenon which is not exactly unknown in the Church today. It is tempting to want to debate this point with God: “What about all those other people, in other religions, can’t they be saved as well?”

A more appropriate attitude, and certainly one more respectful of God’s sovereignty, might be Amos 3.8:

“The Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?”

God expects from us loving obedience, and submission to Christ as the only means of our salvation – not the debate which arises when we lack a sense of our own nothingness before God. Without submission, worship is vacuous, and almost an insult to God’s majesty.

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