Mistranslation. Church comes from the Germanic and Celt word Kurk or Kirk. There were no churches during the time of the Savior until around 294CE (help me out with the correct date on this one Duane).<quoted text>
What does the word "church" refer to in this scripture?:
"Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" - Ephesians 5:25
Do you belong to that church?
The Jews never even went to Synagogue either as synagogue is a Greek Temple which was usually pagan. The temple of Athena was a synagogue.
The Jews went to a beit (Home) or a Bait pronounced ba'it (House), Bait Av Yahweh (House of Yahweh). Any dedicated place or house where the Shliyahiym (apostles) and their followers dwelt together and worshiped.
Church is a gross mistranslation.
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