Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit that is within you, which you have received from God? Besides, you are not your own;
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, while a woman's head is her husband, and Christ's head is God.
1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are Christ's body, and individually parts of it.
so, many as we are, we form one body through union with Christ, and we are individually parts of one another.
He has put everything under his feet and made him the indisputable head of the church,
in order to fit his people for the work of service, for building the body of Christ,
for a husband is the head of his wife, just as Christ is the head of the church, which is his body, and is saved by him.
Such people lose their connection with the head, from which the whole body through its ligaments and sinews must be governed and united if it is to grow in the divine way.
He will come and put those tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others." When they heard this they said, "Heaven forbid!"
What if some of them have shown a lack of faith? Can their lack of it nullify the faithfulness of God?
Certainly not! When we have died to sin, how can we live in it any longer?
Then what shall we conclude? That the Law is sin? Certainly not! Yet, if it had not been for the Law, I should never have learned what sin was; I should not have known what it was to covet if the Law had not said, "You must not covet."
If through our efforts to be made upright through Christ, we have ourselves been proved as much "sinners" as the heathen, does that make Christ encourage sin? By no means.
Is the Law then contrary to God's promises? By no means. For if a law had been given that could have brought life, uprightness would really have come through law.
But I never want to boast of anything but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, on which the world has been crucified to me and I have been to the world.
for we are parts of his body.