THE BODY OF CHRIST is NOT the mixture of “wheat and tares”, “sheep and wolves” gathered in a building called “church”.
THE HOLY SPIRIT is the bond “unifying the body” so THE BODY OF CHRIST is NOT divided. Matt.16:18
“There is ONE BODY, and ONE SPIRIT, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;”
THE BODY OF CHRIST IS “ONE BODY” ~ THE HOLY SPIRIT. Romans 12:4-5. 1 Corinth 10:17; 12:13
A “worldwide (or local) christian association” is NOT synonymous to THE BODY OF CHRIST.
THE BODY OF CHRIST is the summation of all INDIVIDUAL body(person) housing Christ inside them via The Holy Spirit. Acts 7:49-51.
The Disciples of old weren’t gathered forming association. They were scattered everywhere in the world, doing exploits via soul winning…
…and same way, we now have THE REMNANTS (BODY OF CHRIST) scattered everywhere in the world doing exploits in their little corner.
1 Corinthians 12:13
“For by ONE SPIRIT are we all baptized into ONE BODY, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”
~ “whether we be Jews or Gentiles, Igbo or Hausa, Black or White, Asian or African, Pentecostal or Orthodox, CEO or Gateman, etc”, the ONLY focus is CHRIST via The Holy Spirit.