What is the church? And what can we liken it to in Genesis 18?
"Abraham will surely become a great and strong nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed on account of him. For I have chosen
him, that he will command his children and his household after him that
they will keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice, so
that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham that which he said to him.”"
As we said from the beginning, God has chosen to bless certain folk in order that they may bless the world. God works through agents. His Ministry of Silly Blessings, as it were. But they are more than just agents. They are family. The children of Abraham. Each generation teaching the next to 'keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness (worship, good, love) and justice (charity, generosity, peacemaking)."
The church is a single family blessed and devoted and dedicated to keep the Way of Yahweh.
"Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How are we able to know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14