TEMPLE-CRITIQUE
Abraham Lincoln -- who never joined a church -- stated that he would join a congregation which inscribed over it's portals the Lord's words Jesus quoted in his lashing critique of the Temple:
"My house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples and nations."

The Large Catechism criticizes the common image of the church as a church building (our 'Ediface Complex'): The (New Testament Greek and Latin) word ecclesia properly means an assembly (or assemblage) of people. We, however, are accustomed to the term Kirche, 'church,' by which simple folk understand not a group of people but a consecrated house or building. But the house should not be called a church except for the single reason that the group of people assembles there."

However, here are a few linked images which cross over the boundaries of the ediface-image. cross-formed body of christ as blueprint for cathedrals baptismal rescue ark "The good ship Ecumené"
Nyhet--FÅGELBO (Luk13:19)under construction
OTHER (word)IMAGERY symbolizing the Church
in the Confessions of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church(es)
include the following:
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