Ephesians 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,


11/11/2013

Greg smiling

The simple Truth 

There is only one Lord; The Lord Jesus Christ, who, by right of creation, is Lord of all; and by right of marriage, and redemption, is the one and only Lord of his church and people; he has betrothed them to himself, and is their husband, and so our Lord, whom we are to worship and obey. Only one holds the title to the sovereign creator of all that exist. And not ony that without Him nothing would or could exist. The only one that gives us life sustaining breath. The only one true God beside Him there is no other, only man in His folly would dare to worship another god.

There is only one Faith; That being the “Saving Faith” which God so graciously imparts to those who are the called. The unregenerate man does not have “saving faith” in His natural state. Man does have faith that give him the ability to trust, but this faith in independent of “saving Faith”.  This is the same saving faith God bestowed to Abraham through the promise. God is God He decides what is necessary to be saved. He also provides the means to be saved. Man has absolutely nothing to contribute. A spiritually dead soul in not only unable but also unwilling to come to God. (Romans 3:9-18).

The is only one baptism; there is ony one water baptism, and that by immersion in water , and in the proper order. We often refer to it a believer’s baptism. A believer’s baptism because after we have come to saving faith in Christ we are baptized to symbolize the death, burial  and the resurrection of Christ, and to make public testimony identifying with Christ.. There is nothing in water baptism that aids in your being saved.There  is only one baptism that is of the Spirit. Do you see the direction this is going, everything than pertains to our being brought into the family of God,  is of God. The natural man knows nothing of spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:12-14) The preaching of the Cross is foolishness to those who perish, the unregenerate soul with intervention from God is in a hopeless estate.  (Ephesians 2: 11-12) The curse of sin, that has effected the whole of man, body soul and spirit. But the Grace of God is greater than the sin, and able to save.

Gregory Lane