There is no “the local church” if that means something distinct from “the church.”
There is West Highland Baptist Church, Pineland Baptist Church, Grace Toronto and so on. These titles name congregations that meet within buildings or rented space.
These congregations are local expressions of the body of Christ, that is, the church. The church is the body of Christ. The church is all believers united to Christ by faith in the Spirit. [Read more…] about There is no “the local church” if that Means Something Distinct from “the Church”