Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
A radical group once threatened to kill prominent African-American pastor Dr. E. V. Hill if he preached one more sermon about Jesus. This wasn’t overseas; it was in Los Angeles. Police officers told Hill he shouldn’t fill the pulpit the following Sunday, but Dr. Hill replied, “It’s your job to keep me living, and it’s my job to keep on preaching.” The church’s deacons came and sat on the front row, and Dr. Hill preached on the name of Jesus. “I want to call His name out loud!” he proclaimed. “So if it’s my last time and a bullet strikes me down, I want to go out saying, ‘Jesus!’”
No other name has the power of Jesus. No other name can raise the dead, strengthen the living, save the lost, defeat the demons, delight the angels, and bear us through perilous times. Only Christ could offer Himself as a righteous sacrifice for sin and shed His blood as an everlasting atonement. If we reject Christ, we are rejecting the only possible means by which we can receive forgiveness and salvation.
There is no other name.
Of all the names on earth today, one name is more powerful than any other. Christians know it has the power to change lives, save lost souls, heal sick bodies, and secure eternity. It is the name of our beloved Savior, Jesus.
E. V. Hill, in his book A Savior Worth Having
2 Kings 11–13