The Body of Christ is One
1 Cor 12:12-13
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
John 17th Chapter
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Unity of God’s People
“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word, that they all may be one…” (John 17:20-21a) Whenever Jesus prayed, he prayed in the spirit and he prayed for God’s will to be done. We can plainly see here, that it is the express will of God (not man) that his people, his children, all truly saved Bible Christians be ONE. Be unified in the same body, under the same head (Christ) led by the same spirit. “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit, in the bond of peace. (Eph. 4:3-6) Denominations, sects, and traditions of man have divided the body of Christ and destroyed the Unity of the Spirit. They must be forsaken!—Christians all should dwell together in the bond of peace, all the clashing of opinions, all the strife should cease, let divisions be forsaken, all the holy join in one, and the will of God in all be done!
Gathering of God’s People
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
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