Acts 4:12 – The Only Name Given By Which We Are Saved

The question has been asked, If the name “Jehovah/Yahweh” is so important, then why does Acts 4:12 say, “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name [v10 Jesus Christ] under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved”? Would this not have been the logical place for God to have used the name “Yahweh”?

Acts 4:12 in the World English reads:

There is salvation in none other, for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, in [Greek, Strong’s #1722, instrumental “en”] which we must be saved!”

From the Westcott & Hort Interlinear:
Acts 4:12
kai ouk estin en allw oudeni hee swteeria oude
AND NOT IS IN OTHER NO ONE THE SALVATION, NEITHER
2532 3756 1510_2 1722 0243 3762 3588 4991 3761
gar onoma estin heteron hupo ton ouranon to
FOR NAME IS DIFFERENT UNDER THE HEAVEN THE
1063 3686 1510_2 2087 5259_5 3588 3772 3588
dedomenon en anthrwpois en hw dei
HAVING BEEN GIVEN IN MEN IN WHICH IT IS NECESSARY
1325 1722 0444 1722 3739 1163
swtheenai heemas
TO BE SAVED US.
4982 1473_95

There is nothing in Acts 4:12 that robs the Holy Name of the Most High of its importance. The name “Jesus” is “given among men” by the God and Father of Jesus (Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:3) as the name by which men must be saved. As an office, the God and Father of Jesus has exalted the name of Jesus above every other name (Philippians 2:9), excluding that which only belongs to the Most High. (1 Corinthians 15:27) Nothing in the scripture says that the name of Jesus replaces the importance of the name of His God. Jesus was sent by Yahweh, speaks for Yahweh, represents Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Yahweh is presented as one person from Genesis to Revelation. He is never presented as more than one person. Jesus is not Yahweh whom he represents and speaks for. — Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Matthew 23:39; Mark 11:9,10; Luke 13:35; John 3:2,17; 5:19,43; 6:57; 7:16,28; 8:26,28,38; 10:25; 12:49,50; 14:10; 15:15; 17:8,26; Acts 3:13-26; Hebrews 1:1,2; Revelation 1:1.

Jesus, however, was not a savior “besides” or “apart from” Yahweh (Isaiah 43:11), for he was sent by Yahweh. Like the saviors sent by Yahweh before Jesus to save Israel out her troubles (Nehemiah 9:27), Jesus was likewise sent by the same God (John 3:17; 8:42; 10:36; 17:3; Galatians 4:4; 1 John 4:9,10) to save the world; Jesus receives his power and strength from Yahweh, his God. — Psalm 2:2,7,8; 110:1,2; Isaiah 9:6,7; 61:1; Luke 1:32; Jeremiah 23:5; Daniel 7:13,14; John 17:1,3; Acts 2:36; Ephesians 1:3,17-23; Hebrews 1:2,6.
See the study:
Isaiah 43:11 – Besides Yahweh There is No Savior

As shown in the Interlinear above, the Greek word transliterated as “EN” is instrumental. Jesus is the only instrument that God uses to deliver man from the condemnation in Adam, thus it is only logical that Paul would say that there is no other name by means of which we are saved. In other words, the only Most High is the ultimate savior, Jesus is the instrument that the Most High uses to bring salvation.
http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/kjv/en.html

         
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1 comment to Acts 4:12 – The Only Name Given By Which We Are Saved

  • Born Again Christian

    The name “JESUS” does not robbed the name “YAHWEH” because the name Jesus means “Yahweh who saves”. Jesus is Yahweh who saves.

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