Jesus Prayed for Oneness

This article has been curated from Dr. Govender's book "EHAD: The Culture of Oneness." 

 

HEAR

In Hebrew, the word hear means to, "listen, understand, and do." If you don't do, you have not heard. This word stands out in the Shema together with the word one.

ONE

The Hebrew word for "one" is EHAD and means "united one." Jesus prayed for oneness. 

John 17:11:

Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world,  and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are (NKJV).

John 17:21:

That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me (NKJV).

John 10:30:

I and My Father are one (KJV).

 

ONENESS VERSUS UNITY

The Bible talks about oneness instead of unity. We are to be one as God is one. Unity is the combination or joining of parts into a whole. It is the opposite of being divided. The definition does not entrench character, doctrine, or purpose.

Union is the joining of two or more parts. Uniformity is overall sameness, homogeneity. Whereas, oneness is being one as God is one. Oneness entrenches character, doctrine, and purpose. 

 

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