Acts 2:21

21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'

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 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'
22 "You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know—
23 this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law.
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