Lord’s day hymn singing “There is one Body in this universe” (hymn 1107) in Indianapolis, Indiana . – via Aung Kyaw Lang Le Val Thang
There is only One Body in this universe. This One Body is the one church of God manifested in many localities as many local churches. Although the local churches are many in existence, they are still one universally in element, and they all express that one element.
The base of the One Body is, first, the Triune God. There is only one God, who is triune. The Triune God is for the Body. The Father is the source of the Body, the Son is the element of the Body, and the Spirit is the essence of the Body (Eph. 4:4-6). This Triune God cannot be divided; therefore, neither can the One Body be divided. (1993 Blending Conference Messages concerning the Lord’s Recovery and Our Present Need, Chapter 2)