- Jun 26, 2019
ekklésia: an assembly, a (religious) congregation
Original Word: ἐκκλησία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-klay-see'-ah)
Definition: an assembly, a (religious) congregation
Usage: an assembly, congregation, church; the Church, the whole body of Christian believers.
1577 ekklēsía(from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 2564 /kaléō, "to call") – properly, people called out from the world and to God, the outcome being the Church (the mystical body of Christ) – i.e. the universal (total) body of believers whom God calls out from the world and into His eternal kingdom.
[The English word "church" comes from the Greek word kyriakos, "belonging to the Lord" (kyrios). 1577 /ekklēsía ("church") is the root of the terms "ecclesiology" and "ecclesiastical."]
You are using distraction tactics via word definition games.
It doesn't matter whether the word is congregation, meeting, assembly, church or any other word - it refers to the place of worship and preaching.
Throughout your entries you have suggested that the bible said women were to be silent at all times, to never be in any type of leadership and to be subservient to men in all types of situations and settings. You were proved wrong.
P.S. Do you know who Jediknight is? I have found his blog.
"And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
I am sorry but really this is not an argument. You cannot make a spiritual point using phrases like "it's the way people naturally tend to choose" when that preference is very subjective and changes according to what's in fashion at that time period.It's the way that people naturally tend to choose, despite some people having tried to turn it around (Is that what you are trying to do?) which is why it's called a "clue". It means look around you and then, if you want, you could "see" the clues and learn something, instead of trying to fight against it (and learn nothing). When girls wear pink clothing there's nothing wrong with it, but it does not suit men. Your own eyesight tells you this, or at least, it should.