One Body

 

          “There is one body…” (Ephesians 4:4).

          Jesus is the head of the body, His church (Ephesians 5:23). He is neither a decapitated head without a body nor a freak with one head and many bodies. Just as a wife rightfully belongs to only one living man, so only one church rightfully belongs to Christ.

          So, which one is it?

          It is the one which…

  • Follows the New Testament which the one Spirit revealed and inspired.
  • Has the one hope of eternal salvation as God’s rightful heirs, according to His last will and testament.
  • Has Jesus as its lone Savior and ever seeks to obey the one Lord.
  • Believes and practices the one faith which was once for all delivered to the saints in the first century.
  • Practices the one baptism and rejects all pretentious imitations of it.
  • Belongs to the one God’s spiritual family.

          This is the one body Jesus nourishes and cherishes (Ephesians 5:29).

          This is the one church Jesus promised to build (Matthew 16:18) and did (Romans 16:16).

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