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  • #16
    Originally posted by Choleric View Post
    Of course. He body of Christ includes all saved people in this dispensation since the resurrection of Christ. Paul was not first. Many didn't know they were on the body of Christ until later, but the Body began with the first person saved by grace through faith.
    I guess that would mean Abraham, then? "For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? 'Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.' ...David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 'Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD will not take into account.' ...for the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. ...For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants..." (Romans 4:2-16).

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