THE SEVEN ONES
by Dan Goddard
In Ephesians 4:4-6 we read of seven ones. “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are 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.” Notice there is only one of each.
There is only one body. Ephesians
1:21-22 says that Christ is the “...head over all things to the church,
which is his body.” So the one body is
the one blood-bought
There is only one Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given to the apostles and other inspired writers of the New Testament to guide them into all truth (John ). Since the New Testament has been once and for all delivered to us (Jude 3), we no longer need further revelations as some falsely claim.
The only one hope of our calling is Heaven (I Peter 1:4). It is not to live here on a renewed earth for eternity as some falsely teach. This earth is going to be burned up (2 Peter ).
There is only one Lord Jesus Christ, not Mohammed or anyone else. In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
There is only one faith, not the hundreds of different faiths that have been established by men today. This one faith has once and for all been delivered to us in the New Testament (Jude 3). All of the other faiths by men are vain.
There is only one baptism which is a burial in water (Romans 6:4) of those who are capable of believing and repenting. It is for the forgiveness of sins so we can be saved (Acts ; Mark ). All other baptisms that man has come up with are vain.
And there is only one God. There are many other gods and millions of Hindu gods, but there is only one true God. All these other gods that man has made are false.