The Body Of Christ In The Epistles Of The Apostle Paul

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In reading the epistles of the apostle Paul, nothing shows better the influence of Dr. Luke on him than scriptures like I Corinthians 12:12-27, Ephesians 4:15-16 and Colossians 3:19. Those scriptures are pure lessons of anatomy and physiology. Anatomy: a description of different body parts; physiology: the functioning of the different parts of a body or of any living organism. Those scriptures depict vivid analogies that exist between a natural human body and the spiritual body of Christ. In fact, Paul wants us to see ourselves as the Body of Christ as he emphatically wrote: “Ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.” (I Cor. 12: 27). In previous chapters, it is well demonstrated how the human body is built to reveal the plan of salvation of God for humanity. What the apostle had learned from the doctor fit so well with his vision and understanding of the things of God. Besides the plan of salvation, there is also a Body of Christ with its modus operandi (its way of operating). Salvation is great but the Body of Christ is the only place where you can be taught about overcomers, the Bride of Jesus-Christ and how you get to participate in the first resurrection. What is the Body of Christ? How should we function as the Body of Christ? Is the Body of Christ healthy today?
“There is one body and one Spirit”, wrote
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(Fig.22). For some they are just a decoration of the face; but in reality without them, we would look like aliens or extra-terrestrial beings if really they do exist. However, it is common belief that eyebrows prevent moisture, mainly salty sweat and rain, from flowing into the eyes. They also play a role in communication and the expression of some emotions such as surprise, anger and also sexiness. It sounds like a very simple thing nevertheless this is their function. If you believe that your eyebrows are not important, shave them off for a while and see what

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