Did you know the word “Church” is derived from the Greek word kyriakon, not ekklesia as is commonly supposed, and that they have very different meanings? Kyriakon doma means “House of the Lord” and refers to a place of worship. Ekklesia means “the called out” and refers to an assembly of people. Ekklesia is found in the New Testament. Kyriakon doma is not. So you wont find a church in the New Testament (translated correctly) but you will find many gatherings.
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So good to see you post on this. It’s also interesting to note that even though the Lord was adding to the assembly daily, numbering in the thousands, there were no “church names,” just the called out assembly. No names, no divisions; food for thought I think.