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Methodist Baptist Catholic

Many, But One

By R. C. Oliver

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Paul writes that the church has many members, yet is one body. How is it possible to take eyes and hands and a head and feet and fuse them all into one body? But this is not true of just any eyes and hands and feet, they must all be of the same nature.

When they are all human, then they can all be fused into one body. If one should take the head of a human, and the hands of a monkey, the feet of a horse, and the eyes of a crocodile he could never blend these into one body. The parts must be of the same nature.

Only Christians-only can be fused into one body. You cannot take Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, Christians and fuse these into one body. They have been taught different doctrines, believe different doctrines, and are different! They are of diverse natures. They can never be fused into one body! One can never take Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, and Christians and let them keep their identities and make them one. What needs to be done is convert them, change them! Until they are converted, they cannot be fused into one body! "Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is" (Eph.5:17).

Published March 1997