Category Archives: Anatomy of the Ekklesia

The Lord’s Prayer Argues That The Church and Kingdom Are Not the Same

Some believe that Jesus instructed his apostles to pray for his “kingdom” to come to the earth, and then fulfilled that prayer in Acts 2.  Further, they believe that Jesus’ “church” (EKKLESIA in the Greek) and his “kingdom” are the same … Continue reading

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Missing Information About The Ekklesia

There is a powerful impulse in modern Christianity to assume that “the Bible tells us everything we need to know”, but the adamancy of those who believe this does not make it so.  The error is easy to understand, as … Continue reading

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Saved from What?

This is a placeholder for an article to follow shortly.  Here’s an abstract of what is to come. Abstract If “salvation” in the Bible, or even in the New Testament, was as simple as many opine it is today, how … Continue reading

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Ekklesia: The Broken Chain of Custody

Certainly the most popular belief about the intended longevity of the ekklesia is that Jesus initiated it to be a perpetual institution on the earth from that time forward.   This notion, however, gets tricky when one tries to zoom in … Continue reading

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If the Ekklesia Exists Today, Where Is It?

If we wanted to go on a search for the true ekklesia that Jesus started nearly 2,000 years ago, what would we be looking for?  Well, the original ekklesia had many features for which we might search today, and we … Continue reading

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God Possession: The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

Interestingly, one simple fact about the original ekklesia is missed by most today–probably because of the “forest for the trees” phenomenon.  When we take a few steps backward in an attempt to view the “big picture” of  the events of … Continue reading

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The Role of Evangelist Was Temporary

Have you noticed that the evangelists were lumped together with “offices” (or whatever we think they should be called) that are no longer extant?   Consider this passage:

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When God Was In Charge

When Jesus’ ekklesia was on the earth (from roughly 30AD to 70AD), God was in charge of it.  Let me recount some highlights in support of my point, with a view toward contrasting Jesus’ one-and-only original ekklesia with “the church” … Continue reading

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The Ekklesia was not and is not the Kingdom

  One very common mistake in Bible interpretation is to assume that Jesus’ ekklesia was the same thing as his kingdom.  Equating the two leads to several misunderstandings and has a significant bearing on how believers understand (or misunderstand) what … Continue reading

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