Church, Eschatology

Picturing the Church

In the Christian Scriptures, the church is depicted in a number of metaphors and images. This varied imagery has led to a lot of crazy theology when taken too far, and not a few whacked out worship songs that I refer to as “prom songs for Jesus.”

Among the images we have in the Scriptures are:

    A flock of sheep
    Harvested wheat
    Lit lamps
    Virgins at a wedding
    Some fish in a net
    A man made from two men
    Christ’s body
    Christ’s bride
    Pillars in the temple
    Participants in a marriage feast

For the next couple of days, I will be writing some posts on these images as they appear and hopefully clarify some issues that have arisen over the years.


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