What is the invisible church?

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The "invisible church," then, refers to all the true followers of Jesus Christ, all those that have been justified through faith in God's grace, God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, and have come into a relationship with him. We form a worldwide community connected together by the Holy Spirit. All those who are true followers of Jesus Christ around the world, whatever their denomination, whether their a member of particular denomination or not, all true followers of Jesus Christ make up the invisible church. You could even call it the "true church," that is the true people of God in this world.

Answer by Dr. Mark L. Strauss

Dr. Mark Strauss is Professor of New Testament at Bethel University.