Jesus is the One. The only One. It is only through him that we have any hope of being saved. This is a hard teaching in today’s world because many people believe that they can save themselves by doing their best to be a good person. Peter exposes the truth in today’s reading from Acts.
On the next day, their leaders, elders, and scribes
were assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest,
Caiaphas, John, Alexander,
and all who were of the high-priestly class.
They brought them into their presence and questioned them,
“By what power or by what name have you done this?”
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, answered them,
“Leaders of the people and elders:
If we are being examined today
about a good deed done to a cripple,
namely, by what means he was saved,
then all of you and all the people of Israel should know
that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean
whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;
in his name this man stands before you healed.
He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,
which has become the cornerstone.
There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”
Only Jesus can lead us to salvation. Not Mohammed, not Buddha, not ourselves. Trust in Jesus, believe in him and submit to him. He is the way, the truth and the life.