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The references to Psalms 110:1 in the N.T. Christians are very different from each other; and that is how God wants them to be (1 Corinthians 12:12-27). He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew 3:11 NKJV). …. Frequently asked Questions About Jesus, 3. Prove It! (Eph. Romans 3:30. since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one. No other man had authority to do that. When John (the forerunner of Jesus) was baptizing in the River Jordan, this is what he told people about Jesus: “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. The baptism with the Holy Spirit was not for all people, but only those who were obedient (Acts 5:32). Paul’s list in Ephesians 4:4-6 emphasises the importance of those things that Christians have in common. However, the baptism administered by the apostles was a command (Acts 10:47). (Acts 2:36) “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”. One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. in Acts19:1-6 that there are many baptisms, and the Bible also mentions Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Baptism in the name of Jesus, Baptism into Jesus' death amongst others). (Hebrews 1:3) Who being the brightness of [his] (God’s) glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (Acts 5:31) Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Christians are very different from each other; and that is how God wants them to be (1 Corinthians 12:12-27). May … It is his idea!) One God and Father of all. What we have to understand, and be aware of, is the fact that when speaking of baptism (or being baptized) it can mean one thing in one passage and mean something totally different in another passage. “… one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” ( Eph. And thus ends this reading of God’s holy, inspired, and inerrant word. 1 Cor. Posted on June 26, 2020 by jwfisch. In other words, this “one faith” is the very heart of the gospel, for it is the power of God to them that believe (Romans 1:16-17). “One Body, Spirit, Hope, Lord, Faith, Baptism, God and Father” Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III. “The word is near you; in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. In other words, Jesus isn’t Lord within himself, but only on the basis that God, being the only Lord, entered him. All Christians should identify with Christ in His baptism. Ephesians 4:4-10 King James Version (KJV). 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Some believe that when Paul said, "by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body" (1 Corinthians 12:13), he was referring only to the baptism in the Holy Spirit, but this is not so. “one Spirit:” They have all been marked by the same Spirit as belonging to God (see Ephesians 1:13-14), and they experience his same power at work in their lives (see Ephesians 1:19-20). Unto him, that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. Part 3. This is troubling because Jesus put his apostles in charge of the Church (Mat 16:18-19; John 17:20) and they preached the same unity of doctrine which Jesus had given them (John 7:16-17; 2John 9-10). May 1, 2014 0 comment. This is not an experience after conversion, nor is it an experience the believer should pray for or seek after. The word “one” appears seven times in Ephesians 4:4–6. “There is one body, one spirit … one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians. Whether people obey or disobey God is a matter of their regard or disregard for the word of God. In the writings of Psalms and Proverbs, and some other books, there is a reference to the Son of God, but never to God the Son. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. P robably no issue has contributed to more confusion, contention, and divisions in Christendom than baptism. (Acts 2:36) “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that. 2:16; Col. 3:15). And the racial, social and gender differences that divide society do not exist within the body of Christ: "You are all sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Tag Archives: One Body. Paul illustrates for us here the sevenfold spiritual unity of God and man; one Body, one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God. For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit. (Philippians 2:9) Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name: 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 28:19, Mark 16:15). In conclusion, the baptism of the Holy Spirit does two things, 1) it joins us to the body of Christ, and 2) it actualizes our co-crucifixion with Christ. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6  one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 12:12-14, 20; Eph. Cross References. Ephesians 4:3-6 I … Can Regeneration precede Baptism in the Holy Spirit? The One Body is in reference to the Body of Christ, (Ephesians 2:6, 5:30; Romans 12:5; 1 Cor 10:17, 12:12, 20; Col 3:15), The One Spirit is in reference to the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost); (1 Cor 12:4, 6-7, 11, 13; Ephesians 2:18, 22). – Mark 10:38; Luke 12:50; Acts 1:5, 11:16, 19:4), Normally this phrase indicates the authority of, or by whose authority something is being done. 4:5-6 ). Ephesians 4:4-10 King James Version (KJV). Purchased With His Own Blood (Acts 20:28), Jesus Appearing Before God (Hebrews 9:24), Verses Where “He” & “Him” Should Be Referred To As “It”, Understanding The Phrase “In the Name of..”, That Rock Was Christ – (1Corinthians 10:4). This phrase (into) indicates under the leadership of an individual (or group), an idea, movement or purpose (Acts 19:3; Gal 3:27; Rom 6:3-4). Seven things that we all agree are non-negotiable: one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God. The “ONE” baptism is for the people of the whole world (Matt. (Rom. There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call - one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Romans 6:3,4 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Just as surely as there is one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God, there is one body. The church. “one body:” They have all been reconciled to God through faith in Christ (see Ephesians 2:11-22), and have become part of the same body of Christ—the church. The “ONE” baptism is for forgiveness of sins (Acts 22:16, 2:38). God alone is Adonai. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; Christian Standard Bible. Acts 2:38. Paul’s list in Ephesians 4:4-6 emphasises the importance of … The Oneness Of God In Christ (www.theonenessofgod.org), Truth Ministries Apostolic Faith Church Inc. (www.tmafc.org), Copyright © 2010-2020. However, to the Greek-speaking Jewish Christians, the context would show which ‘lord’ is being referred to, whether it be God, man or angel. What most people usually mean by “spirit baptism” is what the scripture calls “baptize with the Holy Ghost” or “the Holy Spirit.”. Understanding Translation and Transliteration, Various Bibles, Dates & Their Evolution Into the Name Jesus, Scriptures That Are True, But Not Literally As Worded, 2. Other passages clearly say the same thing (cf. This “one baptism” puts you as one with Christ (“into Jesus Christ” Romans 6:3), it is when we are in this position (condition) in life that it saves us from our past sins, as “unto the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38) and “into the death of Christ” (Romans 6:3). One God and Father of all. Concerning the New Testament, there are some who say that the only Lord in Jesus was the Lord God. Baptism " For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit." Think about the words in 1 Corinthians 12:12-13: “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. controller; by implication, Master. Adonai is applied exclusively to Yahweh (the LORD God). Paul makes this known to the Romans, he writes in Romans: (Romans 10:8-9 NKJV) But what does it say? Only Christ could baptize with the Holy Spirit. 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Note: One must understand the differences between the Hebrew and Greek translation/transliteration of our English word Lord and how it is used in the Bible (KJV). (Ephesians 4:4) Maybe together, we can make things different. While Adonai (Lord) is exclusively God’s title, Adoni (my lord) is never used of God. This faith proclaims what Jesus has done for humanity. Of the thirty-nine books listed in the Old Testament, there is not one word about three Gods in one or one God in three parts. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. We all have been baptized in the Spirit, into one Body. We have been given new life in Christ and called to a new way of living, Unlike the old days, when it was all about me, I'm now called to living giving. These are the seven identifying characteristics of true Churches. His focus is on unity in the church. NASB1995: New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 The apostle Peter refers to this promise later, when he preached to the household of Cornelius, “And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning. “one Spirit:” They have all been marked by the same Spirit as belonging to God (see Ephesians 1:13-14), and they experience his same power at work in their lives (see Ephesians 1:19-20). Co-chairs of the commission (from left): Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, Friederike Nüssel, Alfred Neufeld. There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call - one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. He is not Adonai (Lord). 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free -- and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” The church is the Body, and the Body is the church. When the apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians, he said: "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling" (Eph. (Revelation 1:5) And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince [chief ruler] of the kings of the earth. The outpouring of the Holy Ghost, on that day of Pentecost, came as a result of what Christ accomplished, through the baptism of Christ (Luke 3:21-22). One body, one Spirit, one hope. Part 9: Is God And Jesus The Same Person? 4:4). The Majesty on high, of which Jesus is sat down at the right hand of God Himself. The “ONE” baptism is … The Body today is just the church. 28:19, Mark 16:15). The only possible way for us to be united as Christians is to follow the plan of God as contained in the Bible, that is speaking where the Bible speaks and by remaining silent where the Bible is silent (1 Peter 4:11). Jesus sent his apostles out and the apostles continued baptizing people in the water, including Jesus (Acts 8:36 10:47; I Peter 3:20,21). “There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” Amen. The act of water baptism can be performed but all of the Acts 2:38 conditions must be met in order to receive the Holy Ghost. Frequently asked Questions About The Holy Ghost, 7. The “ONE” baptism is to last until the end of time (Matthew 2 8:20). Part 5 . Jesus is Lord. Ephesians 4:4-6. One baptism. It is always used in reference to a human or angel. When the apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians, he said: "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling" (Eph. 4:5). Paul uses the phrase "one baptism" in a line up that also includes "one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God" (Ephesians 4:5–6). Does the Human Spirit of Christ exist and what distinguishes it from the Spirit of God? This follows on from the previous chapters where Paul has argued for the comprehensive nature of God's salvation in Christ. The one baptism for today, it is asserted, is the "baptism of the Holy Spirit" of the believer into the Body of Christ church. Rom. “One Body, Spirit, Hope, Lord, Faith, Baptism, God and Father” (Pt. Other passages clearly say the same thing (cf. The “gospel” and the “one faith” are actually equivalent terms that pertain to the same person. The Body is something altogether in the Spirit. I'm going to read verses 4-6 today, but we're only going to get through verse 4. So yes, there are many baptisms but for the gentile believer, only the baptism by the spirit into the body of … (Ephesians 4:4-6) In just three verses, through Paul’s words in his In V1-3 Paul exhorts the Church to be unified in the Spirit because, as he says in V4-6, there is only one Body in Christ and we were all baptized into that one body, which is the Church. 1Co_12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. The gospel message, which they were commanded to take to all the world, was the same to everyone everywhere. “One Body, Spirit, Hope, Lord, Faith, Baptism, God and Father (3)” Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III. 12:13 says, “For by one Spirit we were baptized into one body,” and thus we see the words “Spirit,” “one body” and “baptism” together as in … So Eph4:5 is not saying there is only one baptism but that We all have the same, one baptism. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 argues that we are one body because of our participation in Christ – we are Christ’s body … John baptized in water, but Jesus did not baptize in water instead He was to baptize with “the Holy Spirit and fire.” Jesus refers to the baptism with the Holy Spirit when He told the apostles to wait in the city of Jerusalem for power from on high: “for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:5 NKJV). People were not taught different gospels and then given a choice. By men ( Matthew 28:19 ) d invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter four of! One hope at your calling -- as Lord over the church baptized and still not receive Holy... 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