18th Aug, 2018
ONE BODY AND ONE SPIRIT
For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all.
Ephesians 4:4-6 NLT
Consider how many unities there are that are the joy and glory of our Christian profession. There should be one heart; for there is one body, and one spirit. Two hearts in one body would be monstrous. If there be but one body, all that belong to that body should have one heart. The church is one mystical body of Christ, and all Christians make up but one body, incorporated by one charter, that of the gospel, animated by one Spirit, the same Holy Spirit who by his gifts quickens, and governs that body. If we belong to Christ, we are all actuated by one and the same Spirit, and therefore should be one. Even as you are called in one hope of your calling. Hope is here put for its object, the thing hoped for, the heavenly inheritance, to the hope of which we are called.
All Christians are called to the same hope of eternal life. There is one Christ that they all hope in, and one heaven that they are all hoping for; and therefore they should be of one heart. One Lord, that is, Christ, the head of the church, to whom, by God's appointment, all Christians are immediately subject. One faith, that is, the gospel, containing the doctrine of the Christian faith: or, it is the same faith in Christ whereby all Christians are saved. One baptism, by which we profess our faith, being baptized into Christ. One God and Father of all. One God, who owns all the members of the church for his children; for he is the Father of all such by special relation.
For there is one body and one Spirit, just as we have been called to one glorious hope for the future. In Jesus' Name!
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