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Buy the truth and sell it not. Prov. 23:23

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the savior of the body.



Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.
Above, Paul says that Jesus is the saviour of the body. Note that expression. What does he mean by "body" in that case? You shall see that he means the church:
Ephesians 1:20-23 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Above, Paul declares the church is His body. Then Paul says:
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.
So, you see, one passage says the church is the body, the other passage says the body is the church. They are one and the same! Paul says in Ephesians 5:23 that Christ is the saviour of the body. Therefore He is saviour of the church, and if He is saviour of the church or saviour of the body, then He is NOT the saviour of those without of the body/church. Man must be IN the church in order to be saved. Nowhere in God's great Book does it ever say that Jesus is the Saviour of the World. Salvation is only OFFERED to the entire world, not all will accept it.

How do you get INTO the church? The Lord adds those who obey the gospel to His church. See Acts 2:38-41 and Acts 2:47 below. Remember, in these chapters, the Lord had already ascended into heaven, yet it is He who adds us to His church:
Acts 2:38-41 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
You are added by the Lord Himself, when you are baptized (when you "obey the gospel"). .

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How does one get into the body of Christ?
I Corinthians 12:13, "For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body ...."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
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