The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world.
From the beginning it has been God's plan that through His church shall be reflected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency. The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into His marvelous light, are to show forth His glory..
The church is the repository of the riches of the grace of Christ; and through the church will eventually be made manifest, even to "the principalities and powers in heavenly places" (Eph. 3:10), the final and full display of the love of God…
Then you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free.”