Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: One Way To Heaven – The Story Behind Acts 4:12

Acts 4:12 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Luke wrote the book of Acts to provide the historical account of coming of the Holy Spirit after Jesus ascension into heaven and how the Holy Spirit empowered the beginning and expansion of the church.

In Acts 4, Peter and John had great power and healed a lame man and were going about preaching Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.  The Jewish religious leaders had them thrown in jail because this preaching was against their beliefs.

Peter was given the chance to address these religious leaders and told them that it was by the power of Jesus, whom the Jewish religious leaders had crucified, that this lame man had been healed.

Then in Acts 4:12, Peter explained that there was only one way to enter into a relationship with God and heaven, it is through Jesus Christ.  By inference Peter was saying that no amount of law keeping would bring about the righteousness required for anyone to enter heaven.

This drove the religious leaders crazy and they forbade Peter and John to speak about Jesus.  Of course this didn’t work.

Now you know the story behind Acts 4:12.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It provides the Big Story behind all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.

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