Christ’s Body

For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church; because we are members of his body (Ephesians 5:29-30).

The New Testament speaks often of the church that belongs to Christ; it is described many times as Christ’s body. We are given the picture of a full person, with Christ as the Head and the church as His body (cf. Ephesians 5:23).

Just as we would not expect to see a person having one head but many bodies, so it also does not make sense for Christ to be one Head of many bodies. Indeed, the New Testament establishes that there is only one body, as there is only one faith and one Lord (Ephesians 4:4).

God is not pleased with the idea of many bodies. We seek to be Christians and Christians only, individual components of the Body of Christ who assemble to build one another up (cf. 1 Corinthians 14:23, Hebrews 10:25). We invite you to come and be a part of Christ’s body– His church!

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