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[[File:Pentecost.jpg|right|thumb|300px|Because those who were [[Baptism|Baptized]] of [[Christ]] at [[Pentecost]] were "put out" of the synagogues of the [[Pharisees]]<Ref>John 9:22  These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
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: [[John 12]]:42  Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:</Ref> the system of [[welfare]] they provided through the [[Corban]] of the [[Pharisees]] and the [[temples|government temple]] of [[Herod|King Herod]] was no longer available. [[Pentecost]] became  a time to organize congregations for the [[charitable practices]] of [[Pure Religion]] in a [[network]] of [[Servants|servant ministers]] called the [[Church]] appointed by [[Christ|King Jesus]] in patterns of [[tens]] as He [[commanded]]. These [[free assemblies]] with the "[[called out]]" who unlike [[benefactors|the princes and rulers of the gentiles]] followed [[The Way]] as an [[appoint]]ed [[Kingdom of God]] at hand. Those [[Servants|bondservant of Christ]] were not rulers ''who [[exercise authority]] one over the other'' nor were the people bound by [[social compact]] or [[contract]]s which ''entangle the people in the element of the [[world]]'' but the [[Early Church]] was bound by [[love]] through [[charity]] and [[hope]].]]
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== Church ==
 
== Church ==
  
The word 'church' in the New Testament is translated from the Greek word 'ekklesia' which comes from two words 'ek' meaning 'out' and 'kaleo' meaning to 'call.' An ekklesia or 'calling out' was not just an assembly. The Greek words ''agora'' and ''paneguris'' as well as ''heorte'', ''koinon'', ''thiasos'', ''sunagoge'' and ''sunago'' can all mean an ''assembly''.  
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The word '[[church]]' in the New Testament is translated from the Greek word '[[ekklesia]]' which comes from two words 'ek' meaning 'out' and 'kaleo' meaning to 'call.' An ekklesia or 'calling out' was not just an assembly. The Greek words ''agora'' and ''paneguris'' as well as ''heorte'', ''koinon'', ''thiasos'', ''sunagoge'' and ''sunago'' can all mean an ''assembly''.  
  
The word ''ekklesia'' was a political term, not merely a [[Religion|religious]] term. Jesus was the King and the Bible used the term ''ekklesia'' for a good reason.  
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The word ''[[ekklesia]]'' was a political term, not merely a [[Religion|religious]] term. Jesus was the King and the Bible used the term ''[[ekklesia]]'' for a good reason.  
  
In classical Greek "ekklesia" meant "an assembly of citizens summoned by the crier, the legislative assembly."<Ref>Liddell and Scott define ekklesia as "an assembly of citizens summoned by the crier, the legislative assembly." [R. Scott, and H.G. Liddell, A Greek-English Lexicon, p. 206.] Thayer's lexicon says, "an assembly of the people convened at the public place of council for the purpose of deliberating" [J. H. Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 196]. Trench gives the meaning as "the lawful assembly in a free Greek city of all those possessed of the rights of citizenship, for the transaction of public affairs" [R.C. Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament, 7th ed., pp. 1-2]. Seyffert's dictionary states, "The assembly of the people, which in Greek cities had the power of final decision in public affairs" [Oskar Seyffert, A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, pp. 202-203].From "fully after the LORD" by [Steve Flinchum http://www.bryanstation.com/flinchum-fully.htm]</Ref>
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In classical Greek "[[ekklesia]]" meant "an assembly of citizens summoned by the crier, the legislative assembly."<Ref>Liddell and Scott define ekklesia as "an assembly of citizens summoned by the crier, the legislative assembly." [R. Scott, and H.G. Liddell, A Greek-English Lexicon, p. 206.] Thayer's lexicon says, "an assembly of the people convened at the public place of council for the purpose of deliberating" [J. H. Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 196]. Trench gives the meaning as "the lawful assembly in a free Greek city of all those possessed of the rights of citizenship, for the transaction of public affairs" [R.C. Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament, 7th ed., pp. 1-2]. Seyffert's dictionary states, "The assembly of the people, which in Greek cities had the power of final decision in public affairs" [Oskar Seyffert, A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, pp. 202-203].From "fully after the LORD" by [Steve Flinchum http://www.bryanstation.com/flinchum-fully.htm]</Ref>
  
 
== Defined? ==
 
== Defined? ==
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{{#ev:youtube|KsXUOHKh3pg|300|right|Nimrod to Now Series: Part 10: The Church] ~8 min}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|KsXUOHKh3pg|300|right|Nimrod to Now Series: Part 10: The Church] ~8 min}}
  
* "CHURCH In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate his doctrines and ordinances."
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<blockquote>''"CHURCH: In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate his doctrines and [[ordinances]]...A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies."<ref>Black's Law Dictionary 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th eds.</ref>''</blockquote>
 
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* "A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies." Black's Law Dictionary 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th eds.
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See also [[Churches]]
 
See also [[Churches]]
  
How do we get into or become a part of this one form government of Jesus Christ, this kingdom of Heaven on Earth?
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How do we get into or become a part of this one form government of Jesus Christ, this [[Kingdom of Heaven]] on Earth?
  
 
Must we die to get into the Kingdom of Heaven?
 
Must we die to get into the Kingdom of Heaven?
  
* He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err. (Mark 12:27)  
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<blockquote>''"He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err." ([[Mark 12]]:27)''</blockquote>
  
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[[File:Jesusfeeds.jpg|right|300px|thumb|[[Abraham]], [[Moses]], John the [[Baptism|Baptist]]  and [[Jesus]] and the [[early Church]] advocated a [[Daily ministration]] for the needy of the Christian community that was dependent on [[Charity]] only and it was not like the system of [[Corban]] of the [[Pharisees]] nor the [[Bread and circuses|free bread]] of [[Rome]]. It was their [[Pure Religion]] that brought them into a [[Christian conflict]] with  [[Public religion]] and the [[Covetous Practices]] of the [[World]].]]
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What is the form of His government? How does Heaven run its government, its [[ekklesia]], here on earth?
  
What is the form of His government? How does Heaven run its government, its ekklesia, here on earth?
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<blockquote>''"But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."(Matthew 20:25-28)''</blockquote>
 
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* "But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."(Matthew 20:25-28)
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Are you in a government which exercises dominion over you?  
 
Are you in a government which exercises dominion over you?  
  
Do you pray to [[Benefactors]] who exercise authority one over the other?
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Do you pray to [[benefactors]] who exercise authority one over the other?
  
Are you praying to the [http://www.hisholychurch.org/sermon/fatherabba.php  Fathers of the earth]?
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Are you praying to the [http://www.hisholychurch.org/sermon/fatherabba.php  fathers of the earth]?
  
 
If you are, then you are not in a government established by Jesus the Christ and the form of your government is not Christian.  
 
If you are, then you are not in a government established by Jesus the Christ and the form of your government is not Christian.  
  
The [http://www.hisholychurch.org/ekklesia.php Church] is the appointed government of God.<Ref>Luke 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;</Ref>  
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The [http://www.hisholychurch.org/ekklesia.php Church] is the appointed government of God.<Ref>Luke 22:29 "And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;"</Ref>  
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But if the church does not seek to provide the benefits of the people through faith, hope, and charity and the [[perfect law of liberty]] then it is not the Church established by Christ.
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The [[early Christians]] and the [[early Church]] are decidedly different in their practice of faith than the [[Modern Church]] and the [[Modern Christians]] who attend them. The difference is so great that the latter is clearly in [[apostasy]].
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If the people who assemble at the [[Modern Church]] are not supporting that effort of the Church to be a [[daily ministration]] of the entire network of churches as the [[benefactors]] of the people who do '''not''' exercise authority one over the other, then they are not showing the [[fruit]]s of [[repentance]].
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== Elements of the Churches ==
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The elements of the Church are not like nor are they a part of the [[elements]] of the [[world]]. While the Church has [[Church legally defined|been legally defined]], the Church has also been defined in 1883:
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<blockquote> “The Church is a society; for she is named in Sacred Scripture a kingdom, a city that is set on a mountain, etc. These symbols clearly imply that she is a society. Theologians also prove that she is external, visible, and indefectable.”
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Secondly, the Church is, “a perfect and independent society” because a “society is independent when it is not subject to the authority of any other society.” Thirdly it is “distinct but not separate from civil society.”
  
But if the church does not seek to provide the benefits of the people through faith, hope, and charity and the [[Perfect law of liberty]] then it is not the Church established by Christ.
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The Church is not merely a corporation (collegium<Ref>A collegium (plural collegia), or college, was any association in ancient [[Rome]] with a legal personality. Such associations could be civil or religious. The word collegium literally means "society", from collega ('colleague').</Ref>) or part of civil society.” Because the Church is not “Ecclesia est in statu”<Ref>This is proved by Soglia 13 in these words : "Ex defmitione Pufiendorfii, Status est conjunctio plurium hominum, quae imperio per homines administrate, sibi proprio, et aliunde non dependente, continetur. Atqui ex institutione Christi, Ecclesia est conjunctio hominum, quae per homines, hoc est, per Petrum et Apostolos, eorumque successores administratur cum imperio sibi proprio, nee aliunde dependente ; ergo Ecclesia est Status."</Ref> it is “rightly named a Sovereign State.”<Ref>REV. S. B. SMITH, D.D., ELEMENTS ECCLESIASTICAL LAW, 5th Edition (1883), §185</Ref>
  
If the people who assemble at the Church are not supporting that effort of the Church to be the [[Benefactors]] of the people who do '''not''' exercise authority one over the other then they are not showing the fruits of repentance.
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Because the ministers ordained of Christ cannot ''[[exercise authority]] one over the other'' then there is none among the Church established by [[Jesus]] the [[Christ]] who can rule over another. The sovereignty of the [[Church]] resides not in any single man but in Christ and Christ abides in the hearts of His brethren as [[Joint heirs]]. The ministers of the Church must learn to fit together like the ancient [[Altars]] of [[Stones]] and with the people gathering in [[free assemblies]] in ranks of [[Tens]] together they form [[Altars]] of [[Clay and Stone]]. Together these are the [[Living Altars of Men]] who may provide a [[daily ministration]] of [[faith]], [[hope]], and [[charity]] through [[love]] and [[sacrifice]].
  
  
  
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Revision as of 10:27, 12 December 2020

Because those who were Baptized of Christ at Pentecost were "put out" of the synagogues of the Pharisees[1] the system of welfare they provided through the Corban of the Pharisees and the government temple of King Herod was no longer available. Pentecost became a time to organize congregations for the charitable practices of Pure Religion in a network of servant ministers called the Church appointed by King Jesus in patterns of tens as He commanded. These free assemblies with the "called out" who unlike the princes and rulers of the gentiles followed The Way as an appointed Kingdom of God at hand. Those bondservant of Christ were not rulers who exercise authority one over the other nor were the people bound by social compact or contracts which entangle the people in the element of the world but the Early Church was bound by love through charity and hope.

Church

The word 'church' in the New Testament is translated from the Greek word 'ekklesia' which comes from two words 'ek' meaning 'out' and 'kaleo' meaning to 'call.' An ekklesia or 'calling out' was not just an assembly. The Greek words agora and paneguris as well as heorte, koinon, thiasos, sunagoge and sunago can all mean an assembly.

The word ekklesia was a political term, not merely a religious term. Jesus was the King and the Bible used the term ekklesia for a good reason.

In classical Greek "ekklesia" meant "an assembly of citizens summoned by the crier, the legislative assembly."[2]

Defined?

Nimrod to Now Series: Part 10: The Church] ~8 min
"CHURCH: In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate his doctrines and ordinances...A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies."[3]

See also Churches

How do we get into or become a part of this one form government of Jesus Christ, this Kingdom of Heaven on Earth?

Must we die to get into the Kingdom of Heaven?

"He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err." (Mark 12:27)
Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist and Jesus and the early Church advocated a Daily ministration for the needy of the Christian community that was dependent on Charity only and it was not like the system of Corban of the Pharisees nor the free bread of Rome. It was their Pure Religion that brought them into a Christian conflict with Public religion and the Covetous Practices of the World.

What is the form of His government? How does Heaven run its government, its ekklesia, here on earth?

"But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."(Matthew 20:25-28)

Are you in a government which exercises dominion over you?

Do you pray to benefactors who exercise authority one over the other?

Are you praying to the fathers of the earth?

If you are, then you are not in a government established by Jesus the Christ and the form of your government is not Christian.

The Church is the appointed government of God.[4]

But if the church does not seek to provide the benefits of the people through faith, hope, and charity and the perfect law of liberty then it is not the Church established by Christ.

The early Christians and the early Church are decidedly different in their practice of faith than the Modern Church and the Modern Christians who attend them. The difference is so great that the latter is clearly in apostasy.

If the people who assemble at the Modern Church are not supporting that effort of the Church to be a daily ministration of the entire network of churches as the benefactors of the people who do not exercise authority one over the other, then they are not showing the fruits of repentance.


Elements of the Churches

The elements of the Church are not like nor are they a part of the elements of the world. While the Church has been legally defined, the Church has also been defined in 1883:

“The Church is a society; for she is named in Sacred Scripture a kingdom, a city that is set on a mountain, etc. These symbols clearly imply that she is a society. Theologians also prove that she is external, visible, and indefectable.”

Secondly, the Church is, “a perfect and independent society” because a “society is independent when it is not subject to the authority of any other society.” Thirdly it is “distinct but not separate from civil society.”

The Church is not merely a corporation (collegium[5]) or part of civil society.” Because the Church is not “Ecclesia est in statu”[6] it is “rightly named a Sovereign State.”[7]

Because the ministers ordained of Christ cannot exercise authority one over the other then there is none among the Church established by Jesus the Christ who can rule over another. The sovereignty of the Church resides not in any single man but in Christ and Christ abides in the hearts of His brethren as Joint heirs. The ministers of the Church must learn to fit together like the ancient Altars of Stones and with the people gathering in free assemblies in ranks of Tens together they form Altars of Clay and Stone. Together these are the Living Altars of Men who may provide a daily ministration of faith, hope, and charity through love and sacrifice.


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Footnotes

  1. John 9:22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
    John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
  2. Liddell and Scott define ekklesia as "an assembly of citizens summoned by the crier, the legislative assembly." [R. Scott, and H.G. Liddell, A Greek-English Lexicon, p. 206.] Thayer's lexicon says, "an assembly of the people convened at the public place of council for the purpose of deliberating" [J. H. Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 196]. Trench gives the meaning as "the lawful assembly in a free Greek city of all those possessed of the rights of citizenship, for the transaction of public affairs" [R.C. Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament, 7th ed., pp. 1-2]. Seyffert's dictionary states, "The assembly of the people, which in Greek cities had the power of final decision in public affairs" [Oskar Seyffert, A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, pp. 202-203].From "fully after the LORD" by [Steve Flinchum http://www.bryanstation.com/flinchum-fully.htm]
  3. Black's Law Dictionary 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th eds.
  4. Luke 22:29 "And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;"
  5. A collegium (plural collegia), or college, was any association in ancient Rome with a legal personality. Such associations could be civil or religious. The word collegium literally means "society", from collega ('colleague').
  6. This is proved by Soglia 13 in these words : "Ex defmitione Pufiendorfii, Status est conjunctio plurium hominum, quae imperio per homines administrate, sibi proprio, et aliunde non dependente, continetur. Atqui ex institutione Christi, Ecclesia est conjunctio hominum, quae per homines, hoc est, per Petrum et Apostolos, eorumque successores administratur cum imperio sibi proprio, nee aliunde dependente ; ergo Ecclesia est Status."
  7. REV. S. B. SMITH, D.D., ELEMENTS ECCLESIASTICAL LAW, 5th Edition (1883), §185