Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ekklesia

This is an excellent post on the word 'church' and the abuse of the word 'ekklesia'....


A number of months ago my husband and I discussed the church as it is spoken of in
Scripture and the 'church' as modern America labels it. That was not the first time we have discussed it and I'm sure it won't be the last time. But in that particular discussion my husband asked me to do a bit of research into the word church in Scripture. We were both well aware of the use of the word ekklesia in the original languages in Scripture, so we both knew there was a difference in the word church and the original word in Scripture for what is now labeled as church. But...what was the difference and where did it come from. My mind also turned to the when and how...when did the word church show up in Scripture and how did it get there?



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1 comment:

Darrel said...

A good read and worth the time. It is becoming increasingly difficult to see a "church" and not think 'what idol do they worship?' May the Lord open the eyes of His redeemed to all the nonsense that goes on in His Name.