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Original Early

Church RuinYou probably have many questions concerning the Body of Christ. What is it (better the feminine "she") and what does it (she) do? Is "the Body" the same as the congregation we attend on Sunday, or is there more? What does Christ's Body have to do with the man named Jesus who lived in 30 AD? What does Christ's Body have to do with the Christian today? What is the Church Body anyway?✞

The Real Church

armOur mistake today is to imagine that our church is the same as the New Testament Church. The Body of Christ meant church to the early Christian community. The Apostle Paul writes in Colossians 1.24-27, "for the sake of his (Christ's) body, which is the church." For the first three centuries after Christ, there were very few church buildings as we would know them and most of these have been lost today. In most instances, intimate family groups nourished faith in their own homes. Church, as we now describe it, is several times removed from the original Early Church model of Christ's Body. "Can you describe Christ's Church in your own words."

"Christ's Church Body"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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