Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What is Church?


What is the meaning of the term 'church'?

1. Is it a public/private building made of bricks,wood, cement, etc like a club?

2. Is it a thought process (place in the heart/mind)?
Greek word 'ecclesiology' = ekklesia/ecclesia (assembly, church) + logos (thought, word, principle)?
“church” = ecclesia, meaning to be “called out” ?

If so, irrespective of religious interpretations, creeds, customs, beliefs,traditions,etc 'The true Church of God' is simply a THOUGHT PROCESS.

Egyptians believed that feelings and thoughts originate in the heart.
To the ancient Hebrews the heart was the mind including all thoughts including emotions.

But, modern Christianity uses mind and heart separately by mixing Latin and Greek terminology.

Is spirituality: property or income owned by a church?

Additional Details

Aren't the basis of all are ideologies and acted as social institutions?

If you say body of something, it does not necessarily mean a physical body (flesh & blood). Body means content/description of a definition.
Is group or individual thinking/submission towards the creator, more emphasized in your Bible?
Can church be the gathering of thoughts within an individual's mind?

Are actions and deeds caused/driven by mind? So, who could be the boss of all?

@The Lord of Misrule,
If kuriakos means Lord's (belonging to the lord) reference to 1 Corinthians 11:20 (Lord's supper) and Revelation 1:10 (Lord's day), then did/do you learn whatever it is including yourself and everything you regard as external world, simply because you can think? Then who could be your true lord, the creator and where could he be?
Sometimes we search the most important things to us everywhere traveling great distances, but they are within us.


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