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ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM.
Eric Aboadwe    [email]    ( Ghana ) 2017-03-02     Views : 119     Touched : 26
Our Bible reading for today is taken from the Book of Ephesians which says:

“There is ONE BODY and ONE SPIRIT, just as you were called in ONE HOPE of your calling; ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM; ONE GOD and FATHER of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:4-6).

God is using this passage to teach us the true faith and the false faith.
The Scripture passage which we read above in Ephesians says that there is “ONE BODY.” This means that the moment we become truly born again of Jesus baptism, His blood, and resurrection, we obtain ONE SPIRITUAL BODY which is according to God’s “divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4).

That is why the Apostle Paul said, “Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh” (2 Corinthians 5:16). He made it clear that those of us who are truly born again of the Water and the Spirit are no more in the flesh, but in the Spirit because of the Spirit of God who dwells in us (Romans 8:9).

But the devil has deceived many Christians to think that being born again is a change of the FLESH and a change in one’s LIFESTYLE. Due to this canal mindset, Satan has been able to brainwash many people and chained them in the prison of carnality.

That is why they don’t understand the words of Jesus when He said that, “unless one is born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God” (John 3:16). Their fleshly mindset is preventing them from believing in the gift of God righteousness, and His forgiveness of sins. This is because the devil stirs up their canal minds and thoughts so that they will never come to the knowledge of the truth.

In our Scripture reading, we were also told that, “we were called in ONE HOPE.” This is referring to our hope for the Kingdom of God. Peter described this hope by saying, “Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for the new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).

It was Apostle Paul who was teaching that “we were called in ONE HOPE,” but we have seen how the Apostle Peter explains this hope. This alone tells you that they were all having the SAME FAITH in the water, blood and the Spirit of Jesus.

But can we say this about Christians today? If Christians of today are hoping for the New Heaven and the New Earth, they first thing they will do would have been to find the SOLUTION TO THEIR SINS. But because they don’t have HOPE for the Kingdom, Satan stirs their hearts and minds on the things of this world where Satan reigns.

Jesus said that Satan is the ruler of this world (John 14:30). Therefore he has deceived the mankind including Christians to think about how they will be prosper in this world. That’s why the message from the pulpit is full of prosperity without any solution to their sin problem. It is the work of the evil one!

In our reading, we were also told, “ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM.” We must know that everything that is said here is about JESUS CHRIST, we don’t come into the equation at all.

Paul was saying that there is only ONE LORD (Jesus Christ), and there is only ONE FAITH (in what He did to save us), and there is only ONE BAPTISM (in the Jordan River where Jesus fulfilled all righteousness for us – Matthew 3:15).

Even though the Bible tell us clearly that there is only ONE LORD and SAVIOR (Jesus Christ), many Christians have believed in a different jesus who cannot truly save them from sin and who cannot sanctify them once and for all. But the Bible tells us that, the TRUE JESUS and SAVIOR ( the ONE and ONLY), “sanctified” us “once and for all” (Hebrews 10:10).

How did He sanctify us? The Bible says He did it with “ONE BAPTISM” not our own baptism. It is JESUS BAPTISM which the Apostle Paul described it in relation to our sanctification as “...having our hearts sprinkled from evil conscience and our bodies washed with PURE WATER” (Hebrews 10:22).
We must know that it is only JESUS BAPTISM which is a PURE WATER.

In our reading, we were also told that there is “ONE GOD and FATHER of all.” But if we look into the state of Christianity today, we will see that there are DIFFERENT GODS according to the different denominations. The truth is very bitter, but I will say it.

Nowadays when a Christian in Roman Catholic church is giving a testimony, He will say “The Catholic God is a God.” And if the person who is giving his testimony is in Methodist, he will also say, “The Methodist God is a God.” There is also “Pentecost God,” “Anglican God,” “Apostolic God,” “Presbyterian God,” etc.

I remember when I was in the Apostolic Church, when it was Testimony Time, those who come to give testimonies will say, “The Apostolic God is a God.”
But my beloved brothers and sisters, is that what the Bible tells us? Where in the Bible does it say that God is the God of the Catholic, Methodist, Apostolic and Pentecost God?

The worse of it all is that, when you go to the one-man churches, those who give testimonies will say, “Pastor Ebenezer God is God,” “Bishop Boniface God is God,” “Pastor Soso and So God is God.” Have you seen how Satan the devil has deceived Christians to create a god out of their own making?

Have you ever seen in the Bible where it says something like, “The God of Apostle Paul,” “The God of Peter,” “The God of Joseph of Arimathea,” “The God of Saint Matthew.” Is there any God called “The God of Eric Aboadwe?”

My beloved Brothers and Sisters, these things which are happening in Christianity is to tell you that Christianity as it stands today, have lost “The Light.” Only few Christians who have the same faith like ours in the water and the Spirit know the Light.

There is only ONE GOD and FATHER of all according to the Scripture passage which we read in Ephesians. When you read the Bible, God told Moses, “I am the God of your father – the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:6). And do you know that when Stephen was preaching he quoted this verse in Acts 7:32? Stephen did not tell the people that they must believe and worship “The God of Stephen.”

God is the God of the fathers (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) to whom the promises were given. Nobody can change the name of God to suit his own thoughts and desires. There is nowhere in the Bible where God says “I am the God of Eric Aboadwe.”

God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But all those who are truly born again Saints of His WATER and the SPIRIT are His CHILDREN.

Christians who have created a god for their denomination and for their one-man church ministry are worshiping a different god, and they must repent and return to the true gospel of the salvation of the WATER and the SPIRIT. That is why the god that they are worshiping cannot wash away their sins once and for all. This is because they do not know THE TRUE GOD.

“The Truth Is A Bitter Pill Which The Sick Must Swallow In Other To Get Well.”

Those who know and believe that there is only “ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, and ONE BAPTISM” are BLESSED!

 

 
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