In Christ Alone
In Christ Alone
How does the verse below (or in picture) agree with “all men” being Saved eventually?
“”And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Please consider this reply:
“We must be saved” by Christ’s Name, no other way.
It’s written that “Whoever calls upon the Name of the Lord, will be saved” (Romans 10:13), be it from Hell itself. Eventually, people call for a ‘Savior’ from Hell and His Name, Jesus means Saviour.
Those that argue that “it’s not written that one can call upon His Name from Hell” fail to see the equivalent that it’s “not” written either that “one cannot call upon Him from Hell” nor it is written that “one must call upon Him before you die in the verse above”.
What does this mean?
Since the ‘time frame’ is “not” mentioned in the above verse, it either applies to all time henceforth from the time it began to come to pass & or is independent of ‘any time limit’. Either way, nothing can limit His Saving Power & He Saves as He Wills be it from Hell itself as the famous occurrence (in 1 Peter 3:19, 1 Peter 4:5 – 6) proves that He can Save from Hell itself & beyond death.
Some believers argue further that it’s not a “maybe” but “must” be “saved” for the verse in picture implying thereby that all must be saved under, through & by His Name supporting the claim further, Biblically.
(1 Peter 3:19) is the “first occurrence” (and ‘not’ the only occurrence as so commonly erred) of ‘Christ Saving from Hell’ in Scripture.
(1 Peter 4:5 – 6) explains the ‘Saving of Christ from Hell’ is via the order below:
(i) “Gospel being preached to them”, followed by
(ii) “Judgment (in Hell)” for them first as only believers do not come under judgment having passed into life.
(iii) It doesn’t end there as “their spirit” will eventually “live according to the Will of God” (Salvation achieved).
The ‘outworking’ (big picture) of this hope is given in the verses from 1st Peter above but further details which may not be necessary for us now is not revealed further.