Ekklesia. Ecclesia (ancient Athens) 2019-07-30

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Strong's Greek: 1577. ἐκκλησία (ekklésia)

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Acts 19:24-25, records that a man named Demetruis, a silversmith who made idols, called all workmen of like occupation together for a meeting. Since, the authority of the State in Israel was originally in the hands of the elders of each family the people did not usually gather together to overthrow the corruption of government, since the people had learned to govern themselves. This was a king who was bigger than Caesar. It is attested from Eur. The Bibles of England London: Paisley and Paternoster, 1884 , p.

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In his struggles with both he was motivated by a combination of religious and political considerations. It is important that the church today understand the definition of ekklesia. Votes were taken by a show of hands, counting of stones and voting using broken pottery. In the New Testament era, society used such words as thiasos and synagogue to denote fellowships. Liddell, A Greek-English Lexicon, p.

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He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting. The Pharisees had given the ultimate right to choose who should be king of to the Romans back in the days of Pompey. And let him that heareth say, Come. John the Baptist had preached the kingdom of heaven at hand, which was nothing less than a government operating by freewill offerings, voluntary charitable participation and the perfect law of liberty. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1909.

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God clearly did not establish a hierarchical system of government over the churches plural. Later, the regular word for church. A hierarchical church government outside the local assembly is not found in Pauline writings or elsewhere in the New Testament. The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology. Jesus called the ones He wanted, and His call was a sovereign one, because everyone He called to that office came to that office, and they came willingly to join that band of men who were to be a part of whom He was. Again, we must emphasize the importance of knowing word meanings in order to know the intent of those who wrote the Scriptures.

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A few important points about the church and its can be made here. The ordinary Bible read in the Church, commonly called the Bishops Bible, to be followed, and as little altered as the truth of the original will permit. If Christ instituted a universal church then, He would have addressed the chief rule or head of all the churches. It meant a politically autonomous body of Christians under no king but Jesus; under no other jurisdiction but that of Jesus. When Jesus calls someone to discipleship, He is calling that person to Himself, to belong to Him, to follow Him, and to learn from Him and of Him. When the Bible was first translated into English the concept of a universal church was already in existence in the form of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches of that day.

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King James believed in the divine right of kings, and held that this right was hereditary, and that the king was responsible to God alone, and not to his subjects. The Bible does not indicate that churches would eventually take the place of ecclesias. The Christian religion, as an institution with political or social influence. The meaning of a word depends primarily on the context in which it is used. Bruce, The English Bible, A History of Translations New York: Oxford, 1961 , p.

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However, during the time of their work they were poorly paid for their work. Those three exceptions are found in Acts 19:32, 39, 41. Further, it promotes a hierarchical system of church government, outside the local assembly, which rules over the churches. It would be almost a hundred years before the Baptists churches would come into existence in England and later in America and establish a church structured on the biblical doctrine of the autonomy of the local assembly. Salt is different from the food it flavors. We are to be separate from the ways of the world and point to the truth of God.

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The Church, the ekklesia

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A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature Chicago: University of Chicago, 1979 , p. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Elwell, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984 , p. She is not happy with the new pastor, so she has left the church. By the time of Christ both the Senate of Rome and the Sanhedrin of Judea had become bodies of legislative rulers exercising authority over the people. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Christians after the rapture will be a part of Christ's kingdom and be serving and ruling with Him.

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