Re: Churchianity BS- Yeah buddy! :-D
What is The Ecclesia?
Is It A Church? Is It A Cult? Is It Important?
Part Two of Three
By Ben Williams
"...the house (i.e. domain) of God, which is the ecclesia of the Living God, the pillar and ground of the truth." (I Timothy 3:15)
Churches are proving grounds for religious tricksters, con artists and politicians. Churches thrive on greed and superstition. They prey upon the gullible. CHURCH IS THE GREAT AMERICAN IDOL, AND CHURCHGOERS ARE IDOLATERS.
Some of us have suspected, for a long time, that something was terribly wrong with the church system. Now I understand why I felt uneasy about it.
The answer has to do with the word "church" itself. "Church" is the English word used (by the churches) to replace the Greek word "ECCLESIA," in the English Bible versions. But "ecclesia" means something altogether different from "church." Somewhere, somehow, the wrong word was inserted and the right word was discarded -- hid under the rug.
Why was this done? How long has this error been with us? The answer is a study in logic and history. More:
“...I realized I had to gain more knowledge to protect against evil and to protect myself from not becoming evil myself. This is our major goal in life...\" Terry Lee