Having the God-kind of spiritual matter in common is the only way that today’s believers can be those genuine “lively stones” who offer up acceptable “spiritual sacrifices” to God! This is the only way the present spiritually out-of-order CHURCH can be in spiritual order.
If we are true believers, then it should be apparent to us that Jesus the Christ wants to be more to us than the ONE who provides our fire insurance.
If we are not willing to do good works for good works’ sake, as opposed to doing good works because we want our works to be praised by men and women, then we are not true Body of Christ believers. If we are not willing to put our own reputations, lives, and/or personal possessions/money on the line to help anyone who has been labeled as too far-gone to help, then we are not true Body of Christ believers.