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church invisible

noun

, Theology.
  1. the entire body of Christian believers on earth and in heaven.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of church invisible1

First recorded in 1840–50

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Example Sentences

But he was betrayed, as others have been, by confounding the Church visible with the Church invisible.

This applies not only to the Church invisible, but to the Church visible too.

The Church considered as external, has characteristics different from those which distinguish her as the Church invisible.

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