brethren, if we do the will of God our father, we shall be of the first Church, that is, spiritual, that hath been created before the sun and moon;  but if we do not the will of the Lord, we shall be of the scripture that saith, "My house was made a den of robbers."  So then let us choose to be of the Church of life,  that we may be saved. I do not, however, suppose ye are ignorant that the living Church is the body of Christ;  for the scripture saith, "God made man, male and female."  the male is Christ, the female is the Church. And the Books  and the Apostles plainly declare  that the Church is not of the present, but from the beginning.  For she was spiritual, as our Jesus also was, but was manifested in the last days that He  might save us. Now the Church, being spiritual, was manifested in the flesh of Christ, thus signifying to us that, if any of us keep  her in the flesh and do not corrupt her, he shall receive her again  in the Holy Spirit: for this flesh is the copy of the spirit. No one then who corrupts the copy, shall partake of the original.  This then is what He meaneth, "Keep the flesh,  that ye may partake of the spirit." But if we say that the flesh is the church and the spirit Christ,  then he that hath shamefully used the flesh hath shamefully used the Church. Such a one then shall not partake of the spirit, which is Christ. Such life and incorruption this flesh  can partake of, when the Holy Spirit is joined to it. No one can utter or speak "what the lord hath prepared" for his elect.