Who Is The Church In The Bible
The church is the body of Christ. It is made up of all Christians throughout history, past and present, who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. The word “church” comes from the Greek word ecclesia, which means “called-out ones.” God calls people out from the world in order to be His own special people through faith in Jesus Christ—His only Son (John 3:16).
What is the biblical definition of a church?
The biblical definition of a church is the body, bride, temple and people of God.
The body of Christ. In Ephesians 2:19-22 we learn that the church is the body of Christ. The word “church” is translated from the Greek word ekklesia which means assembly or gathering together. The New Testament uses this term to refer to all believers who have been saved by faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 19:32).
The bride of Christ. In Revelation 21:9 we see that God’s people are called His bride/wife because He loves us so much that He wants us to be with Him forever! When you get married do you want your spouse to only visit you on occasion? No! You want them with you all the time! So too does our Lord Jesus desire for us His bride – His wife – to always be with Him in heaven where He reigns as King over all creation (Revelation 20:6).
In Revelation 21:2-3 we see how beautifully this will look one day when every knee bows down before God and every tongue confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord…even those who were once enemies but now bow down before Him out of love for what He has done for them through His work on their behalf at Calvary.”
How did the First Century Church look?
One of the most important things to remember about the First Century Church is that it was made up of both Jews and Gentiles. Another key thing to remember is that there were no divisions between men and women in this church. It was also made up of people from many different backgrounds, who came from all over the known world at that time. They were united together by their faith in Jesus Christ, and they recognized Him as their Lord and Savior.
The First Century Church had no social classes within it because everyone was equal before God (Acts 2:44-45). This equality extended even beyond gender boundaries; there was never any discrimination against anyone based on race or social standing or anything else because every person had equal access to God through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross (Galatians 3:28).
Who is the Church in the Bible?
The church is the body of Christ. It is a fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ who are baptized into Him. The Bible says that “God has chosen you to be His own people, so you can show the goodness of God by being kind to your brothers and sisters all over the world” (1 Peter 2:9).
The church is also called:
- The bride of Christ (e.g., 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:7-9)
- The kingdom of God (e.g., Revelation 1:9; Matthew 13:31-32)
The Church is the body of Jesus Christ, which includes all believers in Jesus Christ. It is a community of people who are united together by their love for God and each other. The Bible tells us that this church was created by God, and he has given it specific instructions on how to live as Christians so we will be able to reach out to others with the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone.