1 Corinthians 12:12-27
12For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14For the body is not one member, but many. 15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased him. 19And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22No, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24For our comely parts have no need: but God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked. 25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
27Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular
We are part of the body of Christ, His Church, in our location. We are the Church of Christ, along with every other christian in this area.
There are quite a few believers here in Lund. Sadly the Church is not fellowshipping and working together as it should. This is a truth almost everywhere in the world. The people making up the true Church (all the Christians/believers and followers of Jesus) in any location, are meant to be together and fellowship together, as shown in The Bible in The Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2 and 3. However, the Christians in the world today are sadly very divided and seperated. There are several reasons for this, warned about in the Bible. The intention of this article, is to show from Scripture (The Bible), what the true Church really is, how God wants it (us) to live, and how this contrasts to how present day "christianity". You see, the devil has fooled us into building and living in man-made organizations, not building Gods Church. The Bible gives us warnings that this will happen. And as with most of satans tricks and cons, it is hard to notice - and when we have fallen into them and are livingin them, how hard it is for proud men to admit and repent.
But God is building His Church, and standing by His word, no matter what men may do. So when confronted with Biblical truth, will YOU accept, or continue in the way of satan and men?