Straight & Simple


Understanding Church


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Where Does the Bible Say the Members of God’s Church Are One Flesh?


“For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, as also Christ does the church: because we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” (Ephesians 5:29-30 PDRC, any brackets & highlighting added to scriptural quotes)


The Apostle Paul says this in the Bible after first talking about husbands & wives:


“Let women be subject [obedient] to their husbands, as to the Lord [as if their husbands are like the Lord to them]: because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church. He is the saviour of his body.” (Ephesians 5:22-23 PDRC)


And so we see how the Church is not just Christ’s Body, but also that Christ is the “saviour of his body” --- not of the whole world, but only His Body, the Church. For while Jesus offers Salvation to the entire world, a man can only actually save his soul by becoming a member (a part!) of Jesus’ Church Body… which is why the Bible says, too:


“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church… cleansing it by the laver of water [baptism] in the word of life [teachings]… For… we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. ‘For this cause [reason] shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave [join] to his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh.’” (Ephesians 5:25a-b, 26b-c, 29a, 30-31 PDRC, quoting from Genesis 2:24)


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