early church, all Christians were saints and it was clear that
there was to be no distinctions made. "There
is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are
all one in Christ Jesus."
is a reason!
The worth of a
Christian is not measured by talent or accomplishment. It is measured
by our submission, and the power of God working
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my
power is made perfect in weakness.'"
(II Corinthians 12:9)
body of Christ!
Each member of the
church is an important
part of the body. "But in fact
God has arranged the parts in the body, every
one of them, just
as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the
body be. As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
(I Corinthians 12:18-20)
Peter began to speak: 'I now realize how true it is that God does not
is clear, God does not want one saint elevated above another.