One God


          “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).

          The one God is the source of every good and every perfect gift (James 1:17). With perfect teamwork and unity of purpose, the one Lord executed, and the one Spirit revealed the eternally purposed plan of human redemption from sin. This resulted in the one body which is saved by adherence to the one faith and has one hope. Its members can be identified by the one baptism in which each penitent believer puts on Christ (Galatians 3:27).

          The one God is Father of all because He created every particle of our universe out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3). By His mighty word, all things were made. “He spoke and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:9).

          The one God and Father of all is above all. He is transcendent—different and superior in nature to all created things. He is omnipotent; He possesses all power over all things. Therefore, He is sovereign—the Supreme Ruler. His ways and thoughts are superior to human ways and thoughts as the heavens are higher than the earth (Isaiah 55:8-9).

          The one God and Father of all is through all. His sovereignty is executed continuously through His providence. Heaven and earth are preserved by the word of His power (2 Peter 3:7). No sparrow falls to the ground unnoticed by Him; no hair on your head is unnumbered (Matthew 10:29-30). It is in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). Therefore, “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

          The one God and Father of all is in all. He is omnipresent. There is nowhere to go to escape His presence (Psalm 139:7-10). No night is so dark, no place so remote that His omniscient eye fails to see your actions and know your thoughts. The darkness and the light are both alike to Him (Psalm 139:12).

          Like Diana in Ephesus, there are many so-called gods (1 Corinthians 8:5-6), but there is only one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

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