The Unity of The Body of Christ
1) Secarian divisons were wrong nthe apostolic age and they are wrong today. Ephesians 4:1-16, Acts 4:32
a) Paul denounces division in no uncertain terms.
I Coninthians 1:1, Romans 16:17
b) Paul forsaw divisions entering the Church.
Acts 20:29-30

2) The members of the church of God form the body of Christ. I Corinthians 12:27
a)Christ is the head of His body. Ephesians 5:23
b) All members working in harmany with one another under the control of the head make up the beautiful bride of Christ. Ephesians 5:27
c) Jew, Gentile, every walk of life, fromevery kind of culture, intellectual, moral, traditional background come together and throughthe New Birth are one in Christ. Ephesiams 2:11-28, Galatians 3:28-29, John 10:16
d) The great controversy in the early Church could have resulted in a Jewish church and in a Gentile church if conscience matters had been allowed to be the focal point of fellowship. Acts 15, ROmans 16:17

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