Ecclesiology usually now refers to the theological study of the Christian Church. The term began to be used in the early 19th century as as the science of the building and decoration of church buildings but later began to be used as the study of the Christian Church. I believe this fact says a lot about the Church as a whole. I believe the Church today is symbolically represented in Revelation 3:14-22 as the church of the Laodiceans, and overall fairly lukewarm. It largely hasn't united, taken stands, or done much of the work it is called to do. Overall, the Church is not teaching the whole counsel of God, using the gifts of the Spirit, or ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit. I believe the Church should be helping each other to develop intimacy with the Triune God, find out their calling which is written on our scrolls, and actively minister God's will on earth as it is in heaven. The Church has overall moved far from the Church example we see throughout the book of Acts and it has become worldly and impotent. However, I am happy to report that I am seeing a group within the body of Christ beginning to emerge with this mandate and the body of Christ is maturing into the spotless Bride God has called her to be. I will be writing a lot more about this as it develops.
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