Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Church, according to St Paul

There are countless definitions of what the Church is, within the Orthodox World. Reading the Bible one finds an interesting definition of what the Church is, which also applies in our epoch too. St Paul describes the Church as the Body of the faithful, making it a personal issue, explaining that:

‘We are treated as imposters, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.’ (II Cor. 6:8-10). 

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