Monday, May 26, 2014

Without Spot or Blemish

Ephesians 5:27: That He (Christ) might present it (the Church) to Himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.

I was quoting it incorrectly. I would say, Christ is coming back for a church without spot or wrinkle and no one corrected me.

In Strong's Concordance, it says:  #4696-spot: a stain or blemish. ie. defect, disgrace.  #4512-wrinkle: a fold (as drawing together), ie. a wrinkle (esp on the face).

Though I was quoting the Scripture incorrectly, I took the it to mean Christ was coming back for a perfect church. Can the church become perfect BEFORE He returns (for those who believe He is not here yet)? Can the church be without blemish if we, the church, are fighting each other? Different denominations fighting each other, Jews fighting Muslims fighting Christians and anyone else who is not Christian? All in the name of God. How is that holy and without blemish?

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