I appreciate the opportunity to share with you some thoughts on the above topic. This writer is convinced that this topic has been greatly overlooked; so, let us go directly to our subject.
Our theme comes from Ephesians 5:27; therefore, there can be no doubt that God intends for the church to be glorious. The Random House dictionary defines glorious as, “exalted praise, resplendent beauty…” Vine says it means, “held in honor, of high repute”; and, in this context he used such words as “splendid” and “gorgeously”
The word is used in the New Testament in reference to other things (nature, the eternal state of the redeemed, etc.); but, we are here concerned only with the church. What do we think when we hear the word “glorious”? It may be that we need to re-mold our thinking along these lines. Continue reading » The Glorious Church Reflected in the Church’s Spotless Nature