Did the Church universal (all regenerate believers) exist in the OT? In the Early Church (Acts 7) sermon, knowing exactly what a "church" was (Acts 2-6 talking about the local body of believers in Jerusalem), said, "This is the same Moses who which said unto the children of Israel, 'A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear.' "This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: to whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt . . " There were seven OTHER words he might have used to describe "assembing" but selected (under inspiration) a word adopted by God for the "church". So while the local body is a reflection of the Church universal, that universal body was in the OT. Or was it? Did not want to disrupt the other thread, so on this aspect, the balcony is now open.