I recently made an observation of a term our Bible uses to identify the Church of Jesus Christ (that article can be found here). Paul said, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it (1 Corinthians 12:27).”
My point was meant to acknowledge that similarly as those who walked with Him in His incarnation (with access to His word and His body), the same is true for us today. We have His Word and we have His Body.
The contention stirred by my words were primarily addressing the fact that the body available today is flawed and can’t be trusted. While unfortunately this may be true, there may also be a missing element from the equation. What is it that gives the body the ability function properly?
Every body has a head (well, at least those that are living and breathing). Remove the head from the body and the body becomes lifeless… useless. However, if in fact the body (the Church) is being controlled by the Head (Jesus, His Holy Spirit), then I believe my theory has merit.
We have His Word. Do we have His body? The question each believer must ask is, “Are we being His body… being led by Him… being a testimony of Him to the world?”
“Sir, we would see Jesus.”