The Church is definitely a visible Church and scripture proves it. The following passages of scripture make it clear that we are talking about a visible entity.
AND SAUL was consenting to his death. And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the region of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles…But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison."
There could not have been a persecution of the church if the church were invisible. Saul and the rest of the Jewish leadership would have been clueless as to who to persecute if the church were invisible.
Likewise, we read other things about the church that make it clear that the church is a visible entity. The following are additional testimony:
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was built up; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit it was multiplied.
News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
NOW IN the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers,
Please be advised that none of these facts would be known if the church was invisible. Likewise, look at what the bible says in Acts 14:23. It says:
“And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they believed.”
How could elders be appointed in any local church if the church were not visible, and how could anyone be sure that they had appointed elders in every church?
And finally, how about Acts 14:27 which says:
“And when they arrived, they gathered the church together and declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.”
How could anybody gather the church together and make a declaration to the church if the church were invisible? It just couldn’t happen. The idea of an invisible church didn’t make sense during the time of the apostles and it doesn’t make sense now.