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Why are Christadelphian churches called "ecclesias"?

The word ecclesia is lifted from the Greek New Testament. Its basic meaning is that which is called out, and in our English Bibles the word is usually translated as "church". However, over the years, the word "church" has come to refer more to a building than a people. Since the building in which we meet has no relevance to our salvation (Acts 7:48-50) we call ourselves an "ecclesia", that is, people called out to serve God.



Acts 7:48-50 - "... however, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says: Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the Lord, Or what is the place of My rest? Has My hand not made all these things?"