ONE! UNO! EIN! UN!
Truth is one and it is a
person, the person of Jesus Christ:
"I am the way, and
the truth, and the life."
Just as there is only one Jesus Christ, there can be
only one truth.
This verse is true because He said it.
"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on
this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail
against it. I will give you* the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in
*The Greek word used
here for 'you', is 'sou', meaning 'thou', which is singular.
Jesus change the name of Simon to Peter? The answer is in Scripture.
notice that Jesus said Church (singular), and not churches (plural) in
Did you notice that Jesus gave the single set of keys to Peter and
to him only in verse 19?
Did you notice that the binding and loosening are
the authority which Jesus Christ gave to the one and only Church that He
founded, and to none other?
Jesus founded only
one Church, and He gave
the single set of keys to one person only, Peter.
Just as truth is one and Jesus Christ is
one, the Church which He
founded is one, the
visible head of His Church (Peter) on earth is one, and the GOD given authority of
that Church is one.
Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest
"He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year
he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation, and not for the nation only,
but to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad."
"I am the good shepherd; I know my
own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay
down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I
must bring them also, and they will heed my voice.
So there shall be
one flock, and one shepherd."
Did you notice that Jesus said only one flock and one shepherd?
One flock (one fold in some Bibles) and
one shepherd simply means
that there is only one Church which Jesus Christ founded.
"I do not
pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word,
that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee,
that they also may be one in us, so that the world may believe that thou
hast sent me. The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they
may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me, that they
may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent
me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me."
Did you notice the pleas for
oneness petitioned to the
Father, from the Son here?
The Father and the Son
are one, as shown
in these verses and in other verses as well:
and the Father are one", John
"If you have seen me, you have seen the
Father" (or similar), John
"May then the GOD of patience and of
comfort grant you to be of one mind towards one another according to Jesus Christ; that in
one spirit, you may
with one mouth
glorify the GOD and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ."
We are to be of one mind, of one spirit, and of one mouth. In other words, we are
to think and to believe, and to speak with one mouth, and do it in according
to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Do all Christians?
"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the
name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all say
the same thing; and there be no dissensions among you,
but that you be perfectly united in one mind and in one judgment."
are to be of one mind, and we are to say the same
things, and we are
to be without any dissension, and to render
only one judgment.
"For "who has known the mind of the
Lord, that he might instruct him?"
But we have the mind of
Christ is one. Christ is the one truth. If we have the mind of
Christ, we have the one truth.
"Only let your manner of life be worthy
of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may
hear of you that you stand firm in one
spirit, with one
mind striving side by side for the faith of the
"Have this mind in you which was also in
Yet again, we are
reminded to be of one mind and one spirit, and to have the mind of Christ.
How many times must the
Word of GOD be repeated before we finally get the message?
Later in this
writing, I will show you that many do not ever get the message.
Or, they get
the message but continue to ignore it.
"Therefore remember that at one time you
Gentiles in the flesh, called the uncircumcision by what is called the
circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands, remember that you were at
that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and
strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the
world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near
in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us both
one, and has broken down
the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of
commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so
making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby
bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were
far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access
in one Spirit to
the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are
fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon
the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the
cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a
holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place
of God in the Spirit."
"I therefore, a prisoner for the
Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been
called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another
in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There
is one body
and one Spirit,
just as you were called to the one
hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, God and Father of us
all, who is above all and through all and in all."
How many one's do you count in these few
Saint Paul admonished us to have only one faith. Having one
faith means having only one Church.
Paul continues in the same chapter:
"And his gifts were that some should
be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to
equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the
measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; so that
we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every
wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful
Even in the Old Testament it is GOD's will that we may all
"The word of the Lord came to
me: “Son of man, take a stick and write on it, ‘For Judah, and the children of
Israel associated with him’; then take another stick and write upon it, ‘For
Joseph (the stick of Ephraim) and all the house of Israel associated with him’;
and join them together into one stick, that
they may become one in your hand. And when
your people say to you, ‘Will you not show us what you mean by these?’ say to
them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am about to take the stick of Joseph
(which is in the hand of Ephraim) and the tribes of Israel associated with him;
and I will join with it the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, that they may be one in my hand. When the sticks on which you write are
in your hand before their eyes, then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD:
Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have
gone, and will gather them from all sides, and bring them to their own land; and
I will make them one nation in the land, upon
the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be
king over them all; and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer
divided into two kingdoms."
"And the Lord shall be
king over all the earth: in that day there shall be one Lord, and his name shall be one."
There was only one house of GOD in the Old Testament, the Jewish
temple in Jerusalem.
"I will bring them into my holy mount, and will make them joyful in 'my house of prayer'. Their
holocausts and their victims shall please me upon my altar, for my house shall be called the house of prayer, for all
Notice that GOD said 'my house', not my houses. The 'house of prayer, for all nations'
is a perfect definition for the word 'Catholic'.
There is only one GOD, one Father,
one Jesus Christ, one Savior, one
Shepherd, one Lord, one High Priest, one
Holy Spirit to guide the one Church that Jesus
Christ founded, which is the one house of GOD and the one Body of Christ. There is only one visible head of Christ's Church on earth, and there
is only one authority which was given to that
one Church. There is only one Word, one truth,
one Scripture, one infallible interpretation of that one Scripture, one
hope, one faith, and one Baptism. We are to be of one mind, be one in
spirit, and speak with one mouth in unity. We
are all to say the same things, are to have no dissensions between us, and are to render
only one judgment.
Wow! That is a lot to
remember, but then we can easily remember all of it if we would only remember
one little three letter word, and what do you
think that one word is?
Now, after all of this overwhelming oneness, demanded by GOD, Jesus Christ, the Holy
Spirit, Saint Paul, and others in Holy Scripture, will someone please
explain to me why there are more than 37,000* different Protestant and
non-Catholic sects, all teaching something different aside from the one truth, given by the one GOD, and with all of the tens of thousands of them
using the same one Scripture?
Where is the
oneness in this satanic divide and conquer
Answer? There is none!
Are the members of those tens of
thousands of sects* abiding by the teaching of Holy Scripture? Isn't it obvious
that they are not?
*World Christian Encyclopedia, 2004, a
Since Protestantism has created tens of thousands of
divisions of the Body of Christ,
will someone please tell me which part of
ONE is it that they simply do not
Written by Bob Stanley, December 13, 2001
Updated May 15, 2004
Updated February 13, 2007
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