• We have the same Lord - Romans 10: 12; Ephesians 4:5
• We were redeemed by the same blood - Ephesians 1:7
• We obeyed the same Gospel - Romans 1: 16; Galatians 1:6-9
• We were added to the same church - Acts 2:41, 47
• We are heirs of the same promises - Acts 2: 39
• We are united to the same head - Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22
• We worship the same God - John 4:24
• We all have the same Father - Ephesians 4:6; Romans 8:16-18
• We hope for the same heavenly home - John 14: 1-6
The Bible is plain, understandable, and positive! The saved are "in Christ" (1 Cor. 1:2; 2 Cor. 5: 17). All who are pleasing in the sight of God are "in Christ." Those who follow a religion of man, teaching doctrines of man, substituting ways of man for the way of God are not acceptable to our Almighty Father!
Regardless of the mind set, cultural perspective, feelings of the majority, desire of the masses - the truth found within the pages of inspired Scripture specifically inform us that only those "in Christ" (in His church, the one body [Eph. 4:4-6] He purchased with His blood [Acts 20:28]. the one church that began on Pentecost [Acts 2] about 2,000 years ago, the one church we read about in the Bible) will be saved eternally.
In fact, will you honestly examine the clear and explicit teaching against doctrines and religions of men as found in the Holy Bible? Worship is vain when based on commandments and doctrines of man (Matt. 15:7-9). Ways of man will be accursed (Gal. 1:7-9). The mouths of teachers of "another gospel" must be stopped (Titus 1:9-11).
Friend, please take the time and re-read the above facts regarding Christians who are one in Christ. Read the Scriptures for yourself. The truth of the Gospel are not vague, unable to comprehend, but are concise. Prove all things (1 Thess. 5: 21); try the spirits to see if they are of God (1 John 4: 1). Search the Scriptures for yourself (Acts 17:10-11).
"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments;
for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee."
For what greater blessing can man hope?
By J. H. Dampier
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