It is the Lord’s Church of which He is the Head. The real church is the body of Christ on earth. Jesus said, “I will build MY church.” It is still under construction. “And He is the head of the body, the church” Colossians 1:18. For His body’s sake, which is the church” Colossians 1:24.
Only those who are the “called out ones,” as the Greek word implies, are a part of that church. (Called out of the world purified and cleansed by His blood to be His own.)
It is the Lord that adds people, and saves them, to the church (Acts 2:47).
The church is more than an organization; it is a living, body, because Christ is within it.
Each member is a important part of the Churchs function. “For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members are one in Him, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” Read 1 Corinthians 12:13-31. An individual Christian cannot be a church but is to function as a member of the body, Christs body, His church. God set in the church various gifts, of and directed by the Spirit, in the word.
Posted on 29 Oct 2010
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