Further Study: Ellen G. White, “The Divine Shepherd”, pages 476-484, in The Desire of Ages ; “The Church on Earth”, pages 240-243, in Counsels for the Church . “In the context of the Temple in Jerusalem as well as the ubiquitous Greco-Roman structures, New Testament authors employ the temple metaphor to enable believers to visualize the sanctity of the church, Image © Stan Myers from GoodSalt.com God’s role in founding and growing the church, the defining nature of the work of Christ and the Spirit, and the solidarity of believers within the church. The architecture domain would seem to imply a static image. However, the metaphor is used in conjunction with biological imagery and the process of building is often accentuated
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