THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Saturday, May 17, 2003

It is true that the New Testament uses the term ekklesia for the spiritual reality of the body of Christ and also for the assembly, in which the genuineness of the spiritual reality of every individual professing member cannot be known. To this extent, the exact membership of any individual church and the universal church at large cannot be known and is thereby invisible. But even this invisible membership is very visible in the reality of life. As for membership in an invisible church without fellowship with any local assembly, this concept is never contemplated in the New Testament. The universal church was the universal fellowship of believers who met visibly in local assemblies.
... Robert L. Saucy, The Church in God’s Program, Chicago: Moody Press, 1972, p. 17 (see the book; see also Ps. 37:28-29; John 10:27-30; Rom. 11:2-5; 1 Cor. 8:3; 2 Tim. 2:19; more at Bible, Body of Christ, Church, Fellowship, Life)

 
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