"There is one body and one
Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call"
(Ephesians 4:4). Since Christ has only one body, and there is only one Spirit,
there can only be one true church.
The Bible uses many analogies to
teach us that there is only one church. Christ is the Bridegroom and the church
the bride. Just as a bridegroom knows only one bride, our Lord knows and saves
only one church.
Furthermore, Christ is the
Shepherd and we are the sheep. Just as a shepherd gathers his sheep into one
flock, Christ brings all believers into one church.