What does it mean that the Church is one?

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Christ’s Church is one because
  1. The Triune God is one.

  2. The Church’s only foundation is Christ.

  3. Its members all have the same faith, the same Means of Grace and the same hope.

  4. They live in the same spiritual body under the same Head, Christ.

Eph. 4:4-6: There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Joh. 10:16: Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold. Them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

1 Cor. 3:11: Other foundation can no man lay that that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Luther: “I believe that there is upon earth a little holy group and congregation of pure saints, under one head, even Christ, called together by the Holy Ghost in one faith, one mind, and understanding, with manifold gifts, yet agreeing in love, without sects or schisms.”