A Matter of Faith: The Body of Christ


From: Bob Williams

The church, the body of Christ, being a spiritual organism, is a mystery. Because it is invisible, most assume it is a physical building or organization we call a church. Adding confusion, most think the church is part of a religion, which it is not. This confusion stems from Satan promoting his false religious system with the ultimate goal of possessing heaven and earth for his own glory. A major problem Satan has in achieving his goal began in Genesis 2:7 when Adam became a “living soul.” Adam’s soul is unique to him as yours is to you. Satan cannot see the soul, which is the real you, so he studied Adam finding a way to deceive him in the garden. When Adam fell in sin, his DNA literally changed, causing mankind to inherit sin. After deceiving Adam into ceding the title deed to the earth, Satan, in Genesis 6:1-4 engaged in the first recorded genetic engineering to corrupt the bloodline though which the promised Saviour would come Who will crush his head, Gen. 3:15.

We know from biology and genetics that human DNA, made up of 23 chromosomes from each parent, makes a new life consisting of 46 unique chromosomes. Genesis 139:13-16 reveals “...in my mother’s womb ... I was made in secret ... and in thy book all my members were written...” Our souls are made in secret in the womb according to God’s book. Here, “book” not only refers to the Bible; it also relates to God’s plan to make a new individual, through the DNA He encoded, having a unique soul. Human genome researchers have found that DNA actually reads like a book.

There is a direct connection between God’s Word, our DNA and the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said in Luke 8:11 that the “seed is the Word of God,” letting us know there is a connection between the physical (the DNA) and the spiritual. Paul, in Romans 2:14-15 informs us that even though Gentiles are not under the law of Moses, they do “by nature the things written in the law” and “shew the work of the law written in their hearts...” This passage shows everyone has God’s moral law built-in and has a conscience. Paul, speaking to believers, says in Colossians 3:11, 16 that “Christ is all, and in all,” and to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom...”

The instant you trust exclusively in Christ’s shed blood as full payment for your sins, Christ indwells you (Col. 1:27) causing a miraculous event to happen in your DNA. 1Peter 1:23 explains: “Being born again [spiritually], not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” James 1:21 tells us to “...receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” The “engrafted” Word of God, which is Jesus Christ, becomes part of us and we become part of His body when we believe. This is not visible to others. When only looking at the physical, we cannot see the spiritual church, the body of Christ, consisting of all the saved. This is the true church. Mystery solved.


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