Body of Christ

27Now you are the BODY OF CHRIST, and members individually.(1 Cor. 12:27).  The BODY OF CHRIST is a description that is often used to identify His corporate Church.  This includes all spiritually regenerated believers, who are in Christ by faith.  Each one is born-again spiritually and baptized by the Holy Spirit into the spiritual BODY OF CHRIST. (Rom. 12:5; Eph. 4:4-6, 11-13).

12For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, ARE ONE BODY, SO ALSO IS CHRIST.  13For by one Spirit were all BAPTIZED INTO ONE BODY—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:12-13).

All Christians in the New Covenant eternal Kingdom have been baptized into Christ.  There is no longer any division between Jewish believers and Gentile believers.  All believers are one in Christ Jesus.  Believing Jews and believing Gentiles are fellow heirs of the promises to Abraham and are true spiritual Jews in Christ. (Gal. 3:27-28; Eph. 3:6).


See also related “Topic Studies & Terms”:

Jews (True)


For a more in-depth study see the related full “Study Series”:

Study Series 11 on Romans 11