In my “about” page I mention the “institutional church”. Watch out those can be bad words when used on the outside. Those words can take on many different meanings, and can be based on a person’s life experience, or even from a definition a certain pastor or author conjures up.
I personally think there is no way we could ever define Church as God created. But, if you held a gun to my head and made me define it, I would simply define the “institutional church” as any form of church (small c) that man tries to set up in an effort to create what God has already created.
The Body of Christ, or the Church (big C), just IS – and I cannot define what IS is.
His followers are His Church – the actual Body of Christ. So in some form or fashion (and there is no RIGHT way), we are His hands, we are His feet. God has no other way for Him (Christ) to be seen in the world except through His Bride, the Church.
I read a lot, and I see many times authors of blogs or books mention church (little c), and Church (big C) as I did above as an example.
So here is my first question to start this blog…
Should we as His followers ever use the term church (little c) when talking about the Bride of Christ? Isn’t the Church always a Big C?
I think if we are called to be unified in Christ, we should always use the term Church no matter the circumstances. I see the use of a small c as being divisive. One person has his church, and another has their church, but in reality should we not all be part of the same Church?