Brian & Tina Perkins
perkinsfam at geocities.com
Sun Jul 25 01:41:21 EDT 1999
Mitchell and all,
> How should the Greek word "ekklesia" be translated: Church or Congregation?
Maybe neither one!
Considering that the NT is replete with statements such as "we are aliens" and "you have been called out...", I prefer the more literal gloss of "called out".
For example, look at 1 Cor. 14:23
EAN OUN SUNELQH H EKKLHSIA OLH EPI TO AUTO ...
"if then the whole assembly assemble ..."
I don't think so.
"if the called-out assemble in one place..."
Or, to paraphrase a little:
"if the called-out [of this world's methods and goals] people happen to meet in the same place..."
My toppins worth,
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