Friday, April 9, 2010

"Jesus Christ the Nazorean...has become the cornerstone"

There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”

The name "Jesus" signifies that the very name of God is present in the person of his Son, made man for the universal and definitive redemption from sins. It is the divine name that alone brings salvation, and henceforth all can invoke his name, for Jesus united himself to all men through his Incarnation, so that "there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
-- CCC 432

Art: Nicolas Poussin, Saints Peter and John Healing the Lame Man, 1655. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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