The Church of Jesus Christ is the temple of God in our world today. The foundation of this temple is described in the Bible, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22. I believe the reference to prophets is the prophets of the Old Testament. We are not built upon the writings of the prophets, but upon the prophets themselves. This means that they are part of the temple of God. Therefore the Church was in existence in the Old Testament. However, it was not called the Church. It was the body of faithful ones, the true worshippers of the Old Testament. God said to Elijah, “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.” I Kings 19:18. These were the faithful ones of Elijah’s generation, but there have been faithful ones in every generation since Adam. They are not all Israelites. The prophet Job was more righteous than most Israelites, but he was an Uzite, probably of the family of Uz (grandson of Shem), but not from Abraham. One person who sat with Job and spoke to him was Elihu, a Buzite, descended from Abraham’s brother Nahor. Therefore, there were people who worshipped God that were not Israelites.