05 January 2014

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

The term Church is used by Paul, just as it is with us, in various ways. Sometimes he applies it to an assembly of Christians in a given place; sometimes to a single congregation, sometimes to the whole body of believing Christians in a definite city; and sometimes to the Church as a whole as constituting a single organism characterized by real, living fellowship with Christ. In this latter sense he addresses all Christians as saints, holy, consecrated to God and belonging to Him alone (I Cor. 1:2; 12:28; Rom. 16:1; II Cor. 1:1).—C. H. Little, New Testament Handbook, pp. 156-57.

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