The purpose and intent of the church, according to Ezekiel 36:23 is to be used to prove the Lord Holy to the nations. I can only think of two ways which God can use the church to prove the He is Holy to the Community:
1 - When He provides great happiness, peace, and success because of our faithfulness. This proves to the Community that following Christ is THE key to success.
2 - To destroy us in our sins to prove to the Community that their sins have a price.
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