Acts 2:21

21 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' (Joel 2:28-32)

Acts 2:21 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 2:21

And it shall come to pass
Even at that time, when these signs shall appear, and the destruction is hastening on, that

whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord;
shall believe in the Lord Jesus Christ with the heart, and shall confess him with the mouth, and shall worship him in Spirit and in truth, and submit to all his ordinances and commands; for invocation of the Lord includes the whole of worship, internal and external:

shall be saved;
or delivered from that temporal destruction which came upon the Jews, as the Christians were by removing from Jerusalem to Pella, as they were directed F21; and shall be saved with a spiritual and everlasting salvation by Jesus Christ; (See Gill on Romans 10:13).


F21 Vid. Euseb. Eccl. Hist. l. 3. c. 5.

Acts 2:21 In-Context

19 I will show wonders in the heavens above. I will show miraculous signs on the earth below. There will be blood and fire and clouds of smoke.
20 The sun will become dark. The moon will turn red like blood. This will happen before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' (Joel 2:28-32)
22 "Men of Israel, listen to this! Jesus of Nazareth was a man who had God's approval. God did miracles, wonders and signs among you through Jesus. You yourselves know this.
23 Long ago God planned that Jesus would be handed over to you. With the help of evil people, you put Jesus to death. You nailed him to the cross.