I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness, and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 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. Ephesians 4:1-6
A great exhortation from the Apostle Paul. He wrote this while in prison, and he is exhorting us to walk worthy of our calling. Walk in a way that is pleasing to God, and a good example among men. Do this with a humble attitude. We are told to do this in a gentle way and to put up with people's short comings. We are to do our best to walk in unity and peace. This is not always easy, but this is to be our goal.
There is only one body of Christ, not many with different standards. There are not Jewish Christians and gentile Christians that God treats different. There is just one body. There is one Holy Spirit, and only one way of salvation, not many paths. There is one Lord, Jesus Christ, who is the only way of salvation. There is only one faith whereby we can be saved. There is only one baptism, and that is being baptized into the new birth through faith in Jesus Christ alone. There is only one heavenly Father, and he is above all that exists. God works through us, and lives in those who are Christians.
God has always desired obedience from the heart , faith . God desires worship in Spirit and in TRUTH . The beauty of the new covenant is we are given not only the desire the love to obey His every word , we are given the ability to do so , and not a one of them sayings would be heavy , but true joy to just live it . Our Lord gave us and still unctions us to flee all things that can damage our walk . Did he not say , the lusts of the world , of this life , of the eye , cares and pleasures in life will choke the word . He gave us and so did the apostels the pattern which we ought to learn that can build us up and keep us safe . And the SPIRIT bears witness that the words of our LORD are TRUTH as the Spirit is truth and guides us into TRUTH . Did not paul and peter both say , that also the holy scrips will make one wise unto salvation through Faith in Christ . And does GOD not put the love of TRUTH on our hearts . My point is , WE HAVE ALL WE NEED TO BE OVERCOMERS IN CHRIST . WE GOT ALL WE NEED . Thus when folks teach a defeated bondage gospel , they are not teaching the gospel nor Christ , nor sound doctrine . Only a deceiver keeps folks trapped in bondage , but does so in a way that makes them feel free and feel saved . WHO would author this type of doctrine . NOT JESUS . HE came to set the captives free . It is one who does not let go the captives , but instead preaches another JESUS and another gospel , which is neither . If a man believes he cannot overcome , then does he trust in CHRIST who did overcome and who gives us the abilty and desire to overcome . IF men will not believe What CHRIST said , then how will they make it . THEY WONT . A return to bible only reading is adire must . Let those holy words of righteous instruction cleanse the mind and follow the SPIRIT .
Do not kiss nor bow down to korans and blow smoke through indian pipes nor bow to budda statues in the name of world peace . Do not claim they are serving the SAME TRUE GOD .
For these are idols created by men , creations of darkness. Therefore you shall not be as the other nations and other religions and bow nor kiss their books .
Nor shall you have unity with any who does teach the people to err . You shall touch not the unclean thing , FOR ye are called Out of the bondage
that these images and all who hold to them are under . You are to be HOLY for GOD IS HOLY .
Build no alter , neither physical nor spiritual and exalt or place these false gods anywhere near thee . THEY ARE A CURSE unto the nations and an abomination to the LORD your GOD . having eyes they see not , having ears they hear not , as those who worship them have eyes but see not and have ears but hear not .
FLEE the spirit behind BAALIM , who had his women seduce the people into fornication with other gods .
THIS is that spirit that is now at work to seduce the people to build bridges and find common ground and acceptance with other gods .
JESUS ALONE is the ONLY WAY and let no man build in this false tower of many diverse stones that many do build trying to reach heaven .
IT will never reach heaven . FOR their is but ONE WAY unto the FATHER and HIS NAME IS CHRIST JESUS . all else is sinking sand , thus flee
any unity with any who promote this .
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2019 13:09:46 GMT -5 by frienduff