Affirmations (3) – Christ the Unifying Identity of the Church

[Affirmations series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Conclusion.]

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~Affirmations~

3. Christ the Unifying Identity of the Church

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I affirm that, according to His eternal purpose, the Father has called out and constituted in His resurrected, glorified Son, “one new man”, the Church, the corporate Christ.

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I affirm that this “one new man” is fully unified and identified with Christ and is, therefore, fully unified and identified by Christ.

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I affirm that all who have been joined to Christ through faith, have been united with Him in His death in which all divisive, earthly distinctions, identities, labels, and names have been abolished.

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I affirm that all who have been joined to Christ through faith, have been united with Him in His resurrection in which the one, indivisible, heavenly identity of Christ has been imputed to all.

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I affirm that in this “one new man”, all earthly, national, racial, social, economic, political, and religious distinctions have been superseded and supplanted by “Christ” so that now “Christ is all.”

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I affirm that all who have been baptized into Christ have been baptized into the name of Jesus Christ and are now fully identified with, in possession of, and called by “the name that is above every name.” 

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I affirm that all lesser, sectarian names, labels, denoms, and the like, by which individual believers, or groups of believers, are distinguished and divided from one another, are contrary to the completed work and heavenly reality of Christ and are, therefore, condemned by God and to be rejected by the Church.

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I affirm that although individual believers, spiritual movements and religious factions within the Church have all but universally adopted sectarian names, labels, denoms, and the like to distinguish themselves, the Lord is raising up an overcoming remnant who will return to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ in all things and restore the supreme, unifying identity of CHRIST back to the Church in these last days.

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I affirm that only as those who are in Christ reject all sectarian identities, labels, names, denoms, and the like and return to Christ Himself as their one, true, heavenly Identity, can they begin to collectively express the unity, fullness, and greatness of Christ, according to the eternal purpose and glory of the Father.

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These truths I affirm!

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Continued…

Related:

“IN”: Identity”

Tradition, Scripture and the Church – Pt. 4: “Tradition and Apostasy”

Rebels, Refugees, and a Returning Remnant (series)

About David Bolton

Following Him who is the Way; Learning of Him who is the Truth; Living in Him who is the Life. - John 14:6
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