THE BIBLE'S DEFINITION OF CHURCH
PART III

THE ONE CHURCH AND IT'S ONE HEAD

We have seen that membership in today's one true church is: the one Spirit, by the one baptism, placing us into the one body.

And that one body has a name.

"For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body . . ." (I Corinthians 12:12,13).

Look at that little phrase in verse 12:

". . . so also is Christ . . ."

The one body called Christ. He is the head and we are the members. Thus, we are in living union with the Lord Jesus Christ.

". . . the church, which is His body . . ." (Ephesians 1:22,23).

Why is the church called "His body"?

Because the Lord Jesus Christ is it's living head!

". . . Christ is the head of the church: and He is the saviour of the body." (Ephesians 5:23).

"And He is the head of the body, the church . . ." (Colossians 1:18).

This then, brings us to another aspect of the definition of the church. The one true church has but one head, and that is Christ. There is no other head of God's church. This is how we can identify the true church by its headship.

Now, the question is, who is the head of "your church"? Are you satisfied with the headship of Christ over His church? Or, do you desire to belong to another "church" that has another head?

Think on these things.

Clyde Pilkington

Gladstone, VA

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