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34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. 36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; 41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.( Acts 10:34-43 ) KJV
35 But in every nation
Does this mean that people can come to the Lord without Jesus Christ?
Or does this mean that the name Jesus Christ has been given for these people?
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.( Acts 4:12 ) KJV
Muhammad exploits this nuance in the Qur’an by taking us back to the so-called pure religion of Abraham, and denouncing the worship of any false god – including Jesus.
43 through his name
This is the clarification. Cornelius was seeking some kind of assurance that God knew who he was and that he was saved. Peter comes with the explanation of how to get it.