[quote="The_Reginator, post:1, topic:277375"]
When I was an Anglican we professed to believe in the Communion of the Saints. I never really understood it and didn't really think about it.
Now that I've been home for about 15 years that has all changed.
I am curious though as to:
What different denominations teach about the topic.
What are your personal ideas?
here is how I had described it elsewhere:
The Church today (as always) is the body of Christ. Upon believing in Christ as Lord, one is given the Holy Spirit. (Eph 1:13-14) In accepting such believers and in giving the gift of the Holy Spirit, God did not distinguish between the Jews and the Gentiles (Acts 15:8-9) and does not distinguish between the Catholics and the Protestants and Orthodox today. As we are all given one and the same Spirit, we constitute the one body of Christ. (1 Cor 12:12-27) God has worked to combine us into that one body so that there should be no division (1 Cor 12:25). Within that body, all should be seen as indispensable (1 Cor 12:21-22) No part of the body should think that it is more important than any other part. (1 Cor 12:21-22 & Romans 12:3).
Now it's bed time (for Bozo?)
man, with you guys out east packing it in so early, no wonder it is we in the west who are doing all the work in Canada. ;)