By J. Parnell McCarter:
Protestants are being enticed to leave their historic Biblical position of the church for a position that really is Romish, but it is not being packaged that way. There is a significant difference between the Westminster Confession’s definition of the visible church (which summarizes the Protestant view) versus that of the so called emerging church using Jesuit Avery Dulles’ “mystical communion model of the church”. This latter Jesuitical model is in its essence the Romish model of the church, but disguised to appeal to and deceive Protestants.
The Biblical Protestant Model of the Church
Here is the Westminster Confession’s definition of the visible church: