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Girl Kissing Sphinx

Girl kissing SphinxThough this comes as a surprise to many people, God has chosen the human female form to describe the ideal faith community called the Body of Christ. The New Testament sometimes called this female entity, "the bride of Christ" and Saint Paul considered her as female. He wrote, "Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word."

Non-Human Characteristics

String TheoryThough the Bible generally describes the Body of Christ as female, this does not limit her in any way. The Body of Christ, like God, is not strictly speaking a human entity at all except that she is as close as we can understand God from our perspective. The Body of Christ may exhibit other male, female or non-human characteristics too. The human Body of Christ bears masculine features because her head is none other than Christ himself.

Best Kept Secret

Chalice and GrapesThe Body of Christ exists in many different forms today. Christ's Body in the sacramental elements the bread and wine at the holy table, are neither masculine nor feminine but of vegetable origin. We may see the body of Christ as a microscopic fertilized egg or as a gigantic heavenly chorus. She is the most complex and best-kept secret in the Universe!

"Human Body Christ"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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