XXVII. 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 afellowship in his Graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glory; and being united to one another in love, they bhave communion in each others gifts, and graces; and are obliged to the performance of such duties, public and private, in an orderly way, cas do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and outward man.

a1 John 1:3; John 1:16; Phil. 3:10; Rom. 6:5–6 bEph. 4:15–16; 1 Cor. 12:7; 1 Cor. 3:21–23 c1 Thess. 5:11, 14; Rom. 1:12; 1 John 3:17–18; Gal. 6:10

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, aas tend to their mutual edification; as also in relieving each other in boutward 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 relations wherein they stand, whether in cfamilies, or dChurches; 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 einfringe, the title or propriety, which each man hath in his goods and possessions.

aHeb. 10:24–25; Heb. 3:12–13 bActs 11:29–30 cEph. 6:4 d1 Cor. 12:14–27 eActs 5:4; Eph. 4:28