Is the Ekklesia the same as the Kingdom?

The short answer is that the Ekklesia (called church in most Bibles) is not the Kingdom.

The two differ in at least eight points.

  1. The Church (Ekklesia) is heir of the Kingdom.
    The Church (Ekklesia) has no heirs.
  2. The Church is the receiver of the Kingdom.
    The Church has no receiver.
  3. There are elders in the Church.
    The are no elders in the Kingdom.
  4. The Bible speaks of “sons of the Kingdom”.
    There are no “sons of the Church”.
  5. The Church is called a temple (Ephesians 2:21).
    The Kingdom is never called a temple.
  6. The Church is present here on earth before the Rapture.
    The Kingdom is not present here on on earth for the King is not present (Matthew 6:10).
  7. The Church was never the subject of any prophecy – it is a “mystery”, not revealed before Pentecost (Ephesians 3:5, 9).
    The Kingdom is the one subject of prophecy.
  8. The Church is to be built up (Ephesians 4:12).
    The Kingdom is to be set up (Acts 15:16).
  9. The Church is the Bride, the Lamb’s Wife.
    The Lamb and the Bride rule the Kingdom.



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