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"WHAT DOES ECCLESIA MEAN?"



Pastor Selara R. Mann, Jr.

Exacting Truth Ministries

Definition:

Ecclesia (n.)-a congregation; an assembly.

from Medieval Latin, from Late Greek ekklēsia assembly, from ekklētos called, from ekkalein to call out, from kalein to call



Summary:

Ecclesia is often juxtaposed in this day and time for another Greek term kyriakon. The distinction between the two is imperative to understand. Ecclesia is simply used to describe the coming together of believers to worship, to learn, to support, and to grow. The latter describes the individual; a vessel used to house the actual Ghost of God.

When we come to see the church as not a brick and mortar structure but as us, many things become easier to see and understand and change. Could we even fathom God going to a bar with us to get drunk, or sitting there as we fornicate, or lie, or steal, or seek vengeance.... If not, and we realize that we are the dwelling place of Him, can we fathom doing those things any longer? The strength to change and find freedom from what binds us is often in the details of things we fail to understand because we fail to seek for an answer.



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