The Church VS The Ecclesia

A  Topical  Study

            The word "church" is used in our English Bibles for the Greek word "ecclesia" which simply means "assembly or congregation". In the context of every place the word "ecclesia" appears in the original Greek, it refers to those who belong to the family of God. It hasn't anything to do with Sunday mornings or public places of worship. As a matter of fact, the more you read what the Bible has to say about the purpose of our assembling together, you'll discover that most (if not all) of those purposes are left unfulfilled in today's public places of worship. So if the Greek word "ecclesia" means "assembly or congregation," then why doesn't our English Bibles just translate it that way? Where did the word "church" come from and what does it mean?

13 Minutes
July 23, 2010

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John 4:19-24

The Christian Walk

Peter Confesses That Jesus Is The Christ; The Messiah; The Son Of The Living God. Matthew 16:13-16, 16:20 Mark 8:27-30 Luke 9:18-21
Upon Peter's Confession, Jesus Introduces The Ecclesia (Translated "Church" In Our English Bibles). Matthew 16:17-18 Hebrews 10:24-25
Flashback: When Jesus Was Asked About Where People Should Worship. John 4:19-24