Puritan Board Junior
Added to that, the visible church is what all thinking Christians regard as the people of God.
Thinking christians view the elect that Jesus died for as the church, His body, The Sheep, The people of God.No more no less. Not all who visibly assemble are those "called out" or as members in particular. No new birth , no heaven. Thinking christians understand that some who assemble have placed themselves among the people of God by their own will, the will of the parents, or any other fleshly reason. These are not "the people of God"
It was.Maybe start here, was circumcision a sign?