Problems for the Traditional View Three major problems exist for the traditional view.The first is God explicitly stated through the apostle Paul that the Church, the Body of Christ, was a “secret,” (μυστήριον).In 1833 the society established itself in Jerusalem — then a city of 90,000 entirely enclosed by the Old City walls — and began its outreach to Jews by founding a trades school, clinics and the city’s first modern hospital. w=800 800w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" / A joint English/Prussian bishopric was established in 1841, on the initiative of King Frederick William IV of Prussia.
Sanctuary area of Christ Church (© Rick Lobs)" data-medium-file="https://i2com/ fit=800,568" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-image-4682 size-medium" src="https://i2com/ resize=300,213" alt="Christ Church" width="300" height="213" srcset="https://i2com/ By reviving the ancient art of stone cutting, these masons stimulated building expansion in Jerusalem. fit=800,600" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-image-4683" src="https://i2com/ resize=239,179" alt="Christ Church" width="239" height="179" srcset="https://i2com/ The intention was that Jews who entered it would be reminded of the Jewish origins of the Christian faith.This presents a serious problem for the traditional view because Paul made this declaration long after Pentecost. No Biblical evidence exists to support the view that anyone at Pentecost recognized that the Church, i.e., the Body of Christ, had come into existence.On the contrary, the Scriptural evidence indicates at Pentecost the Twelve knew nothing about the Body of Christ. But Paul declared the Church was that organism in which Jew and Gentile are equal.Construction of Christ Church, the seat of the bishopric, was not completed when Bishop Alexander died in 1845, after only three years in office.Theological disagreements, combined with rising antagonism between Britain and Prussia, led to the dissolution of the English/Prussian partnership in 1887.