Mark Booker, the pastor at Church of the Cross, recently preached a sermon on Acts 4:12. This passage, a quote from the apostle Peter, reads:
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
In listening to the sermon, I was struck by two key themes. First, there’s a gracious, humble, and kind spirit throughout his message. Second, Mark offers an insightful, reasonable, and skillful deconstruction of the idea that “all religions are the same.”
He compares two ideas–that Jesus is the only way to God and that all religions are equally good paths to God–by asking, “Which of these two views is more enlightened, more tolerant, and more humble?” Given that Mark is a pastor, you might be able to expect that he speaks up for Acts 4:12. However, I hope you’ll enjoy how he argues for this contrarian view!
Here’s the sermon: