Paul’s Interpretation of The Church

Paul used several metaphors to relate his interpretation of the “church.” In Eph 2:19, he refers to the church as a “household” and in v21, as a “building” and a “temple.” Also in I Cor. 12:13-27, Paul sets out to make an analogy of the human body as a metaphor for the church.  Paul reveals that the mystery of the church was a hidden reality (Eph 3:7-11); the book of Acts records that the growth of the church is by supernatural intervention (Acts 2:47); and the power of the church is in the distribution of spiritual gifts to every believer for a witness (1 Cor 12:7; 11). The church is to be a people of Faith in which the Holy Spirit takes up residence. ^DMG

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