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Body of Christ

Bears HuggingChrist's Mystical Body contains some artificial limbs! While an artificial body part also called a "prosthetic" or "prosthesis" by the medical community may be immensely important and invaluable to someone who has lost a limb in an accident, in the Body of Christ there should be no artificial body parts as they basically have no life within them.✞

No Life

Artificial LimbSome Christians, who make a decision for Christ but do not become disciples, are like a glass eye or a prosthetic limb in the Body of Christ. They look as though they are alive, but no life flows through them. Belonging to the Household Body of Christ involves a physical involvement with Christ which is much more than membership of a church club. Two Christians were talking together and one said, "Isn't it wonderful to be safe in the arms of Jesus?" "Yes," replied the other, "but I am safer than that. I am as safe as an arm of Jesus, for I am a member of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones." We may try to convince ourselves that one can be a Christian without being a disciple but active discipleship is logically and biblically the only sure sign of membership in the Body of Christ.

Team Members

Football Team in BlueSome church members hardly ever darken the door of the church but are deeply offended when it is suggested they ought to worship weekly. Some Christians say, "I believe in Jesus," but are not prepared to serve him in the fellowship of the Body of Christ. Belief without belonging is like being,✞

"Artificial Body Parts"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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