THE CORNERSTONE OF SALVATION!
THE CORNERSTONE OF SALVATION! When called before the rulers and elders of Israel to explain why and how he healed a lame man the Apostle Peter included this statement in his remarks, "Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ 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 4:11-12 NIV). Peter is clear on the subject of salvation (forgiveness of sin and a personal relationship with God). There is only ONE way to obtain God's free gift of salvation and that is through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
A cornerstone is literally a stone at the corner of a building that is the fundamental starting point for the laying of all other parts of the building. The cornerstone is very basic to the foundation and construction of the building. In the picture Peter gives us Jesus is essential and basic to the salvation of mankind. As Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” (Gospel of John 14:6 NIV). When you build your life it needs to be built on the foundation of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other foundation provided by God that leads to salvation. Jesus is rejected by most of the people in the world today just as the religious leaders of Peter’s day rejected Jesus. Like a cornerstone in most construction today has become only symbolical so Jesus has become only symbolical to most of the world. But Jesus is God’s “cornerstone” and there is no salvation without accepting Him. If you trust Jesus as the only way of salvation and the foundation on which you build your earthly and also your eternal life many will call you a bigot but God will call you His child. I will stand with God on the cornerstone He has provided. How about you?