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Attempting to bring about the rebirth of the ekklesia will fail if youuse the verse-here-and-verse-there method. To do so is to end up having astatic view of the ekklesia, whereas the organic church of Century One “felther way along” from day to day.WHAT IS IT THAT ASSEMBLES?We often translate the Greek word
as assembly. But what isit that is being assembled? It is the assembling together of the living parts of Jesus Christ. That means His head
His many members. We picture thisin a marriage, when the man and woman become united as one person.This corporate person is a spiritual being. As a spiritual being, thechurch must grow by spiritual food, air, and water, just as does any humanbeing.It takes hard work to stop this lady
from being organic. It isher biological nature. It is only her organic function that can truly
restorethe first-century church.
Men who try to build a church interfere with herbeautiful organic nature.Let us drop in on a group of men intent on ignoring biology butcommitted to verses pulled out of context. Here is what these men arethinking: “We will need miracles. A New Testament church will have to