One faith

one-faithYou were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly.

You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all.

Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.
- EPHESIANS 4:4-6 (MSG)

What does it mean for us to share “one faith”?

Here’s one view of what it isn’t and what it is:

The one faith is not a compendium of moral principles, a code of ethics, or a compilation of laws.

It is not a collection of letters, even though divinely authorized and produced by agency of the Spirit.

It is the firm conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God and that He was “put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification” (Romans 4:25).

The very next statement is, “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Upon no other basis of justification can such peace be secured.
- W. CARL KETCHERSIDE, The Twisted Scriptures

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Do you find it simple or complicated to define “one faith”?

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