The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though it’s parts are many, they form one body. So is it with Christ. For we are all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free-and we are given the one Spirit to drink. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 NIV
When we read this, we see that God is the ultimate creator. He created us. He created the Church. His whole intention was to see unity amongst believers. We see the Church as the Body Of Christ. The body is made up of many members.
Every part of the body works as one. If the heart quits beating, so does the body. If you lose a finger, your grip will be loosened. If you lose your eyes, you will not be able to see that you lost a finger. Every part is equal. So is the Body Of Christ.
The eye cannot say to the hand,”I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indespensible, and the parts that are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the Body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but it’s parts should have equal concern for eachother. 1 Corinthians 12:21-25 NIB
We are all members and together we form the Body of Christ. The body is not meant to be divided. However, in today’s world, we see more divisions in the world and even more divisions in the Church. For that reason: we have so many denominations.
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:26-27
Each of us are given spiritual gifts. Some are preachers. Some are teachers. There are apostles. Some help others and some are blessed with administrative gifts or musical talents. Our differences make up this wonderful united Church that God started. We are all of equal importance. We are the body of Christ.
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Scripture taken from The HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL. ©1973,1978,1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved