1. If the Bible says there is now only one baptism, would you believe it? Ephesians 4:5 states it to be so. There’s no Holy Spirit baptism now; that’s gone. There’s no walking in Moses’ baptism. No one undergoes John’s baptism. We can’t be baptized with fire these days. We certainly don’t experience the baptism of the cross. However, Christians submit to baptism to remission sins, Romans 6:4-6, Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21. God said. Jesus said. The Holy Spirit said. The Bible does say.
2. What if I told you there is genuinely only one body. Ephesians 4:4 states it so. It means there is just one church; it’s the church Jesus promised to build, Matthew 16:18. So Paul speaks of the body of Christ in Ephesians 4.
3. There is one church but many members, Romans 12:5.
4. Jesus is the head of the body, the church, Ephesians 1:21-23.
5. The one true church follows its head, Jesus. Therefore, there are no new laws, no changing the Bible, no adding to, and no deleting New Testament verses or thoughts, Revelation 22:18-19.
6. The one true church, Jesus’ church, is not divided into denominations, 1 Corinthians 1:10, Romans 16:17.
7. The one true church completes its three tasks: Preaching, Edifying, and Benevolence. Preaching (Romans 10:14-17), Edifying (Ephesians 4:12-13), Benevolence (1 Corinthians 16:1, 1 Timothy 5:3-16, James 1:27).
8. Benevolence as an act of the church is toward Saints who are in distress. The church is not a charitable institution to the world. Each Christian has the responsibility to help non-saints in suffering, Luke 10:27-37).
9. The building up of the body, edifying, takes place as the church studies the scripture, 2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 4:11-16.
10. Jesus adds to His church the ones truly saved according to God’s plan of salvation, Acts 2:41, 47.