Article #9 -      “We believe that Jesus Christ is the Great Head of the Church and that the government is with the body.”


            1 Corinthians 12:25,26,27

1 Corinthians 12:25     That there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another.

1 Corinthians 12:26     And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it,; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

1 Corinthians 12:27     Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

            Ephesians 1:22,23

Ephesians 1:22            And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church.

Ephesians 1:23            Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.

            Ephesians 5:22,23

Ephesians 5:22            Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Ephesians 5:23            For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

            Romans 12:4,5

                        Romans 12:4   For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

                        Romans 12:5   So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

            Ephesians 4:1-16

Ephesians 4:1  I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.

Ephesians 4:2  With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Ephesians 4:3  Endeavouring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:4  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as year are called in one hope of your calling:

Ephesians 4:5  One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

Ephesians 4:6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Ephesians 4:7  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Ephesians 4:8  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

Ephesians 4:9  (No that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first in the lower parts of the earth?

Ephesians 4:10            He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

Ephesians 4:11            And he gave some, apostles, and some, prophets, and some, evangelists, and some, pastors and teachers;

Ephesians 4:12            For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Ephesians 4:13            Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

Ephesians 4:14            That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive:

Ephesians 4:15            But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Ephesians 4:16            From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.