Hey Everyone, I’m currently working through how to understand the nature of the church in the NT. As someone who leans toward a Presbyterian theology, I’m struggling to see how a Presbyterian understanding of theology lines up with what I read in NT epistles about the church being “saints” “faithful in Christ” “elect” etc. In my understanding, those descriptions line up with those who are elect in Christ who have been washed and redeemed by his blood. If we are to understand the NC as teaching that there is a mixed community i.e. visible/invisible distinctions in the church, how are we to reconcile the descriptions with the Presbyterian understanding of the church. Maybe I am not fully understanding the nature of the church in the NT. I’m looking to learn. If you have any articles, books, or sermons I can go to that would be greatly appreciated.