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has been fully consecrated to the Lord Jesus
Christ is a part of the Christian Church.
Indeed, collectively these constitute the spir¬
itual temple, the Church, the family, so
called by the Apostle Paul, which is built
up of living stones into the spiritual temple.
Each man and each woman is a living stone
of which this temple is constructed. God
himself lives in this temple; he moves in
this temple; he works in this temple. lie
lives, works, and moves in this temple by
a direct agency, which is called the Com¬
forter—the spirit of holiness and the spirit
of truth. Co-operating with this direct agen¬
cy are consecrated men, who are in part
called bishops, priests, and deacons. They
are called, or form, the Christian ministry.
Of old it was the Hebrew priesthood, now it
is the Christian ministry. The Church has
existed in all ages and amongst all nations.
As indicated in the book of Genesis, Enoch
was the visible head of the temple. He was
always walking with God and preaching
righteousness. The Church was founded in