Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Church Is One Body


"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Gal 3:28)
"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." (Eph 4:4-5). 

Humans are so divided and the gulf of this division is so great that it is impossible to breach. There are countless segregations, boundaries and groups. People are divided by sex, race, organizations, state, country, ethnicity, occupation, wealth, status etc there is no limit to the list of things that have divided humans. But the Church is one body — a body that is totally and utterly united. Christ has broken every wall of division and segregation. 

"For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace" (Eph 2:14-15). 

Christ is our peace and because of what he has done we are now one body — one new man. Finally, brothers and sisters the wall is broken, there is no longer any wall between us. Look and see the walls of denomination falling down like the wall of Jericho. Oh! were is that great wall of doctrine? It is no were to be found. Come, the wall of ethnicity and gender had been crush beneath our feet. All the walls, they are all gone. 

We are free! Free from out-group suspicion, free from boundary protection, free from xenophobia, free from ethnic conflict and free from external stereotypes. And we would remain in this unity, for it is a gift we treasure with our lives.



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