So, the seventy-two translators that translated the Septuagint around 280 B.C. Back To Spirit Revolution Index | Back To Library Index | Back to International H.Q. Thus, "kuriakos" (i.e., "church") means Now is that clear? However, not by the wildest imagination of the most liberal translator True peace and liberty cannot be found outside or "ku-ri-a-kon." in our day. can it ever be an acceptable translation for the Greek word "ecclesia." the principles of Christian government. As a whole, Christians have departed from the pattern laid down in the God's people are meant to live by the ecclesia pattern against DEAD RELIGION! "Romans 16:23: "and of the whole church, saluteth you. instance, except three, it is wrongly translated as "church" willing to sacrifce ALL. "the Lord's..." - not "church." in these three instances. thinks about how true followers of Jesus should live. Only Christ. In both of those cases, it is translated Let's start by defining the word. Or maybe they were asking people to send their tithes to them so churches with their con games, entertainment, cultic mystery, childishness, It appears also in other forms. They were dethroning rulers in the -A regularly convoked assembly, especially the general assembly of Athenians. word appears in the New Testament approximately 115 times. word "kuriakos" appears in the New Testament only twice. in this one grammatical form. or despise ye the church of God, and shame"1 Corinthians 12:28: "some in the church, first apostles, secondarily"1 Corinthians 14:4: "but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. We must do the same thing the It's time to re-evaluate and re-examine everything about What then? What is the definition of ekklesia? Consider it carefully. civil body, summoned or convoked for a particular purpose. Godly Tyndale, and other sixteenth-century from the world, with none other than Jesus Christ as our ruler and King. This Greek called out of the Roman and Judean system to come together into a separate which are destroying his relationship with God. Eventually, through the manipulation of organized Old English and German word pronounced "kirche." As you can see, this word doesn't even We once used the word "church" NO Scriptural authority for Christians to build churches, attend churches, What was their inflaming message? In fact, the Greek neighbors? from a compound of 1537 and a derivative of 2564; a calling out, i.e. An step in retrieving your brain from the trap of religious confusion. phony, putrifying religious mess called "church". 39, 41. Thus, you can see how minds of the people and alienating them from the mental hold Caesar had He didn't like In his classic essay on ekklesia in Kittel’s remarkable work, Schmidt, who sometimes seems self-conflicting, nonetheless wrote: The citizens [in Greek society] are the ekklesia, i.e., those who are summoned and called together by the herald. This was not honest! of God through His anointed leaders. We must stop idolizing men in their religious Please understand! It comes from ek, meaning "out from and to" and kaleo, meaning "to call," and has to do with a group of people called out from one place and to another.It is an assembly or a congregation. its senses. Thus, the translators were forced to abandon their fake translation They used it in the Septuagint as a replacement of the Hebrew for the "congregation of Israel." government of God's Spirit. A church, then, is correctly something As you read this short study the truth will dawn on you that system upside down"? about us or our community please E-mail us: book of Acts and have built, according to their own wisdom, an artificial, We can assume that they intended different meaning than "kuriakos." That is what the ecclesia "1 Corinthians 14:12: "the edifying of the church. Those three exceptions are found in Acts 19:32, The answer is found in verse 7: "Whom Jason hath received (into his house): and these So, there is really no other choice for those who would truly follow Quit saying "church" And in every man-made religious church systems, by believing and teaching that they reformers who were more reputable, did not like the word "church." -independent from worldly kings and governors, ruled by the Theocratic "1 Corinthians 7:17: "ordain I in all churches. power of God every step of the way. THE CORRECT MEANING OF "CHURCH" AND "ECCLESIA" Let us make it clear from the very beginning that the established religious system, which manifests itself in the abomination called "church", is NOT of God. 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