God’s children manifest their unity as they live out their calling in Christ. Living out the calling means a life of submission to the will of the Lord Jesus. As each Christian comes into this submission, the body lives out the reality of its unity in Christ. The church then works as “one new man” or “one body” which is as God desires (Ephesians 2:14-18).
Thus, God’s people (the Church) are in reality, one body. The Bible describes the Church as the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:27). Each child of God makes up a part of Christ’s body. The body of Christ is one although made up of many parts (I Corinthians 12:12, 20). As a physical human body is unified so is the body of Christ.
I conclude from Scripture that Christians are united into one body. As members of the body of Christ, each Christian is given a role (ministry) in the building up of the body. Therefore every believer is connected to every other believer. Christ’s church is not designed to be disjointed and separate but rather connected and unified.
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free – and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
- I Corinthians 12:13 (NKJV)
- Pastor Randy