Joined to Christ and through Him to His Church

Thabiti quotes James V. Brownson’s The Promise of Baptism about the meaning of Christianity:

Up to this point, we have been discussing what it means to be a Christian. But in a very real sense, there is no such thing as an individual Christian. When God joins Christians to Jesus, God also joins them to something bigger than themselves; they become incorporated into the church, the “body of Christ.” In the New Testament, it is inconceivable for Christians to think of themselves as united to Christ without also thinking about the ways they are united to other Christians…

Thabiti then concludes, “I wonder if those who oppose church membership aren’t guilty of not having thought enough about what it basically means to be a Christian.”

Amen.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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