Chapter 27: Of the Communion of Saints
1._____ All saints that are united to Jesus Christ, their head,
by his Spirit, and faith, although they are not made thereby one
person with him, have fellowship in his graces, sufferings, death,
resurrection, and glory; and, being united to one another in love,
they have communion in each others gifts and graces, and are obliged
to the performance of such duties, public and private, in an orderly
way, as do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and outward
1 John 1:3;
Romans 6:5, 6;
Ephesians 4:15, 16;
1 Corinthians 12:7;
1 Corinthians 3:21-23;
1 Thessalonians 5:11, 14;
1 John 3:17, 18;
2._____ Saints by profession are bound to maintain an holy fellowship
and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other
spiritual services as tend to their mutual edification; as also in
relieving each other in outward things according to their several
abilities, and necessities; which communion, according to the rule of
the gospel, though especially to be exercised by them, in the relation
wherein they stand, whether in families, or churches, yet, as God
offereth opportunity, is to be extended to all the household of faith,
even all those who in every place call upon the name of the Lord Jesus;
nevertheless their communion one with another as saints, doth not take
away or infringe the title or propriety which each man hath in his
goods and possessions.
Hebrews 10:24, 25;
Hebrews 3:12, 13;
Acts 11:29, 30;
1 Corinthians 12:14-27;
Chapter 28 "Of Baptism and the Lord's Supper"
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