If my doctor gives me a diagnosis of “bad news” and recommends a particular difficult treatment or even radical surgery, I’m free to seek out a second opinion. Some doctors will often recommend that you get a second opinion because they realize their own fallibility and want to be certain they haven’t missed something. The greatest physician has given each of us a diagnosis. He says the “wages of sin is death.” He says that you and I have sinned. It is “appointed to man once to die…” There is a time for everything; “a time to be born and a time to die.” Our diagnosis is fairly settled.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’d like a second opinion! I’ve read many testimonies of men and women who have spent their lives seeking for a second opinion. They travel the many roads offered by many religions all promising some kind of “salvation” from life’s situation, but have all come away empty. While many religions profess their own kinds of salvation and prescribe a particular treatment, there is none that offer what Jesus offered.

R. A. Torrey wrote, “What men need is not morality, but life; not to make death respectable, but to receive the gift of eternal life; not decent interment, but a pathway out of the realm of death. Many men have brought forward their schemes for the “up-lift of humanity” (though the results thereof are not yet discernible); but there is only One Man who makes, or ever made, the offer of eternal life. None other has ever said, “I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth on Me though he were dead yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth on Me shall never die” (John 11:25, 26). He only claims to be the “Fountain of Living Waters” (Jer. 2:13; John 4:14; 7:37), and says to all who are suffering the thirst of death, “Come unto Me and drink” (John 7:37). When Jesus asked His disciples if they’d like to go find a second opinion, Peter answered for them all. He said, “Lord, to whom shall we go. You alone have the words of eternal life (John 6:68)

“There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12