No Substitute

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12 (NIV).

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I get it. It sounds arrogant to say that Jesus is the only way to God. So many things in our world can be achieved multiple ways, why not this? If the Lord was anyone else, His claims would be arrogant. As creator of everything, He has both authority and bragging rights. As the the One Who brought the dead back to life, He is not arrogant to say so.

There is no substitute for Jesus and what He does in our lives. Why go anywhere else for your needs? He has the patent on genuine peace. His kind of love is unparalleled because no one ever gave up more to anyone less deserving. His grace is the sweetest anyone will ever taste.

He is superlative in all He does, all He offers, and all He is. How can there ever be a substitute for so great a salvation? Anyone making a different claim will have to supply a better resurrection. They will have to top the Virgin Birth. They will also have to write a better book with more wisdom and power than God did. It cannot be done. No one can even try without working with materials they borrow from God.

There is no better Savior. There is no better Sovereign. There is absolutely no substitute.

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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