I believe when the Body of Christ comes to the unity of faith then it will be complete, ready to meet Jesus & go to its eternal destination. The unity of faith concerns what we believe of the Lord & His purposes. Many people measure this by man`s ability to bring us together, however I believe God`s word shows us that it is by the Holy Spirit that we come to the unity of faith. It is He who has guided the Body over the centuries & across the world, bringing revelation & truth that we have today. Now just a quick summary of how the Holy Spirit has guided the Body. We know that Paul taught the whole counsel of God to the early believers but warned that when he was gone false teachers would arise & come to try to deceive them. `For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.` (Acts 20: 27) `Take heed….for I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.` (Acts 20: 29 – 31) Looking back throughout history we can see the main errors that came against the believers - not holding fast to the Head, - letting leaders lord it over them, - division of laity & priests, - baptism of children, - connecting church & State, - indulgences, Then we see that there is a reviving of the truths of Christ as the Holy Spirit brings revelation & guides not only individuals but the whole Body of Christ into all truth. `When He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth..` (John 16: 13) The main truths we can see that have been restored over the centuries are – - Salvation through Christ`s sacrifice. - Living a holy life. - Baptism in water for adults as a profession of faith. - Infilling of the Holy Spirit & His giftings. - The ministry gifts of the ascended Christ. (Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher, Prophet, Apostle) These we have seen recognized in the second part of the last century. Along with the true there also has come the false, and each believer needs to be very discerning. Then there is the last truth to be revealed, clarified by the Holy Spirit across the Body of Christ. This concerns, I believe, the eternal purposes of God for the Body of Christ, for Israel & for the nations. They are concerned with WHY God has planned each group & their eternal inheritance. When we look at why God has planned His purposes, then we would not only understand them better but have a greater appreciation of our Lord & Saviour, our Heavenly Father & the Holy Spirit. Thus I believe that when the Holy Spirit has led the Body of Christ into all the truth, then we will have come to the unity of faith & be complete. `till we all come to the unity of faith & the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we should no longer be children, tossed to & fro & carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive, but, speaking the truth in love may grow up in all things into Him who is the Head – Christ – from whom the whole Body, joined & knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, cause the growth of the Body for the edifying of itself in love.` (Eph. 4: 13 – 16) What are your thoughts concerning the unity of faith? Marilyn.