155. Can one easily become a member of the body of Christ when one is a member of a Christian church on Earth?

No, only those who have become the property of Jesus Christ through conversion and rebirth and who have a living inner connection with Him, are members of His body.

  • But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, “Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?” And he was speechless. (Matthew 22:11-12)
  • And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, “These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: ‘I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.’” (Revelation 3:1)