Ask A PastorAugust 12, 2015

By Pastor Scott Osenbaugh,

The Healing Place (Nashville Assembly of God)

“Body of Christ” is a term, used in the New Testament, to define the relationship between the Lord Jesus Christ and those who by faith have become saved and are in a faith-based relationship with Him.

I believe it is essential, from a Biblical perspective, to understand that being part of the Body of Christ, being saved and made part of the family of God does not come through outward rites and ceremonies, things more of man’s invention or design than of Biblical parameters. Scripture is very clear that being saved, being made part of the Body of Christ, is completely an act of faith offered through the grace of God (Ephesians 2:8-9) and comes through the interaction of the truth of the Word of God with a person’s inner being (Romans 10:17). The apostle Paul uses “Body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 12:27 to explain the essential unity of all who are truly saved by faith and who by that salvation are in a true relationship with Jesus.

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