Ephesians 4:5

By Lewis E. Manuwal

Many Bible Proofs

The following scriptures, properly interpreted, give us positive proof that Christ and God are one.  It will also, without a doubt, give us the only true plan of Bible salvation

Over seven hundred times in the Old Testament, the Jewish name of God was JEHOVAH THE LORD.  When the word "LORD" was spelled with all capitals, it always meant "JEHOVAH."

The Greek word for "Lord" in the New Testament, when spelled with a capital "L" always means "JEHOVAH."  It was used over six hundred times.
W.E Vine's Expository of New Testament Words says that "Jesus" is a transliteration of "Joshua," meaning "JEHOVAH is salvation."
Acts 2:36 - "Let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made that same Jesus both Lord (JEHOVAH) and Christ (Messiah)."
Jesus was asked in Matt. 22:36-38 and in Mark 12:28-30, "What is the first and great commandment of them all?"  In Mark, Jesus quoted Deut. 6:4, "Hear, O Israel. the LORD our God is one LORD."
NOTE: In the Encyclopedia Britannica under the word "trinity," it states that because of Deut. 6:4, it would be impossible for Jesus and HIS Jewish apostles to believe in a trinity. 
ONE FAITH The world today recognizes many faiths: Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic and others.  
The true church, which started on the day of Pentecost, was Apostolic and preached the Apostolic doctrine.
Jude, in verse three, admonished all to "contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints."
Who delivered this faith?  Peter, having the keys to the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 16:19), delivered the saving message to the Jews and later to the Gentiles (Acts 10).  The Jews, under great conviction, cried out to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "What shall we do?"  Peter said.  "Repent and be baptized every one of you  in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of  sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  The promise is unto you and your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call"  (Acts 2:38, 39)
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. (Acts 2:41)  This is the Apostolic faith and doctrine in action.  Acts 2:42 - "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine. 

DARE WE, OR EVEN AN ANGEL PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL?  Read the answer in Galatians 1:8

ONE BAPTISM All of the recorded baptisms in the Bible after the Day of Pentecost were done in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Apollos baptized the Ephesians wrong (Acts 18 and 19).  Paul came to Ephesus and re-baptized them in the name of the Lord Jesus and they received the Holy Ghost and spake in tongues (Acts 19: 1-6). 
Read on for proof of how to become a member in the Body of Christ (the Church). 
Ephesians 4:4 -- "There is one body and one Spirit."  I Cor. 12:27 -- The body of Christ is the church.
What is the Bible way to get into Hs body or the church?  I Cor. 12:13 -- "for by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body" (church), whether we be Jews or Gentiles.  The Jews received this experience on the Day of Pentecost.  Acts 2:4 -- One hundred and twenty, including Mary the mother of Jesus, were "filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance."
The Gentiles in Acts 10 were filled with the Holy Ghost while Peter was preaching unto them.  "They likewise spake in tongues as the Jews did at Pentecost.  Peter immediately commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus." (RV).  Friend, God makes no exceptions.  If you have received the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues, then to have Bible salvation, you must be baptized in Jesus' name.  Acts 4:12 -- "Neither is there salvation in any other name"  (Jesus). 
Ephesians 4:6 -- "One God and Father of all."
Yes, there is only one God and one Father.  Jesus is known as both God and Father.  Isaiah 9:6 -- "Unto us a child is born, a son is given.  His name shall be called the Mighty God and the everlasting Father, . . .  You must consider the dual nature of Christ.  For thirty-three years, He was both man and God.  Further scripture should convince you that Christ and God are one and not two persons.
Genesis 17:1 The Lord told Abraham.  "I am the Almighty God."
Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty . . .
Rev 1:18 Jesus said, "I am the Almighty."
1 John 5:20 (in the Living New Testament) "God's son, Jesus Christ, is the only true God and eternal life."
Titus 2:13 Our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" (NIV).
Jude 25 "To the only wise God our Saviour" (Jesus). 
NO, NO! There cannot be two "Almighty Gods."  Surely, God and Christ are one and only one.  
ONE CREATOR Perhaps the most undeniable proof in the Bible that Christ and God are one is the story of creation.
Nehemiah 9:16 "Thou art the LORD alone, thou hast made the heaven and the earth and all things that are therein."
Isaiah 44:24 "Thus saith the LORD (JEHOVAH), I am the LORD that maketh all things, who stretcheth forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself. (Alone" and "by myself" -- Quite plain!)
St John 1:3 and 10 "All things were made by Him and without Him nothing was made that was made."  Vs. 10 -- "He (Jesus) was in the world, the world was made by Him and the world knew Him not."
Col 1:14-17 "We have redemption through His blood."  He "is the image of the invisible God,"  (the part you can see of God).  "For by Him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven and earth." 
Isaiah 44:24 God (JEHOVAH) said that He made all things alone and by Himself,  Surely God and Christ are one.


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