The Church, the Body of Christ
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular…” (1 Corinthians 12:27). The question posed by this course is taken from this verse. To whom is Paul referring? Is he just addressing anyone who might come along and read these words? Is he speaking to all who claim to be Christians, or possibly to all who are “born again”? This course lays aside common human reasoning and relies specifically on the Word of God in answering this mysterious question.
The lessons offer a scriptural study of the Body of Christ. It delves into its origin in the mind of God and looks at the Old Testament types and shadows which help identify and understand it. It looks into the prophetic utterances which foretell its creation by Christ and its future glory. It examines the actual organizing of the Church by Jesus Christ Himself, and studies its early history. The study also examines the means by which one becomes a member, as well as God’s plan to bring His Church to perfection.