Common usage of Church

Various dictionaries give a multitude of definitions of church. Some of these I've collected here. The horizontal dividing lines denote a switch to another dictionary. Dictionary entries have been abbreviated for convenience of display, as the format is different from what we see in the respective dictionaries.


Definition of CHURCH

1: a building for public and especially Christian worship

2: the clergy or officialdom of a religious body

Categories: 

Is the Church different from the Ekklesia?

Yes.

The Ekklesia that Jesus founded is essentially spiritual in nature, and because it is spiritual, it is heavenly. If you can understand this it will answer a lot of the questions and settle a lot of issues that arise when we try to naturalize it, bring it down to the earth, and make it all about the “meeting” or the “building” or the “organization”. 

Categories: 

"Third Day Church"

There was a time when the eschatology-emphasis churches talked of the approach of the end of the second day. According to the Bible, "a day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day." Two thousand had passed since the birth of Jesus. Therefore, said they, the end of the age was at hand. Many were expecting the end in the year 2000 A.D.

However, the end did not come as expected, and two alternate stances were taken by different eschatology teachers and preachers.

Tags: 

Categories: 

Tithing

  Tithing

  • Where is tithing found in the New Testament?
  • Must the New Testament Church keep the Law of Moses?
  • Is the local church now the storehouse?
  • Why do churches need so much money?
  • Where did the New Testament believers send their gifts?
  • Is the New Testament ministry to live from tithes?

Categories: