The church is a spiritual society, which replaces Israel as the people of God in the world.
The church is visible and invisible (Clement of Alexandria and Origen).
All Christians are made one in Christ, despite their different origins and backgrounds.
The church is the repository of true Christian teaching.
The church gathers the faithful throughout the world together, in order to enable them to grow in faith and holiness.
Based on A. McGrath’s Christian Theology: Introduction, 5th ed.
SECTION: Systematic Theology