There is no Salvation in anyone but Jesus Christ, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be.
By his own power no one is freed from the slavery of sin. Scripture says that there is no Salvation in anyone else but Christ Jesus (cf. Acts 4:12). Until Jesus died upon the Cross and paid the price for man’s sin, no human soul could enter Heaven.
St. Paul says, “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:19).
The mystery of Christ appears in the history of men and of the world—a history subject to sin—not only as the mystery of the Incarnation, but also as the mystery of Salvation and redemption. God the Father so loved sinners that He gave His Son, reconciling the world to Himself. Christ, in His boundless love, freely underwent His Passion and Death because of the sins of all men, so that all might attain Salvation.
Our Lord’s life shows God’s own love for us because all that He said and did, His whole life and Death, was for the sake of others. He spent His life teaching men the truth about His Father and about themselves; He shared their lives and suffering, and He healed their illnesses. He did all this out of love for them and for His Father, Who called Him to this service. The life of Jesus shows us in a human way that God’s life is a life of love. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are forever giving Themselves to each other. Having received from Jesus a perfect human life of love, the Father now gives His own life to people who turn to Him in faith.