What does it mean that the Church is invisible?

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Christ’s Church here in the world is invisible to us according to its essence, because we cannot see into another person’s heart and determine whether there is faith there. Because the actual church is invisible to the human eye, we confess in the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in the holy Christian Church.”

2 Tim. 2:19: The Lord knoweth them that are His.

Luke 17:20-21: The kingdom of God cometh not with observation, neither shall they say: Lo here! or Lo there! for behold the kingdom of God is within you.

Assignment: Read 1Kings 19:14,18: Prophet Elijah and the 7000, and 2 Sam. 15:11: Some followed Absalom in ignorance.