God is a verb.
Jesus said to Peter,
“And so I say to you, you are Peter (petra), and upon this rock (petros) I will build my church (ekklesia) and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”
Four ideas comprised this verse----Peter, petros which is a play on the word petra, the ekklesia to be built on this petros and the authority of ekklesia over Hades.
Four ideas and one of which is commonly translated according to his own religious inclination-the word---ekklesia. Some see the meaning of ekklesia, ‘the assembly, and not the body of people involved.’ This is like saying the state is not the people that comprised it.
Some translated ekklesia as ‘church’ with the prime motive of owning the legitimate power and authority from Christ.
It is the bad habit of unscrupulous religious minds to fabricate doctrine and belief from bible verses. A set of this doctrine define their sect. A simple survey within the bounds of Christian religion proves this point.
The word ekklesia is rich in meaning. How one uses it defines the word. It occurred 80 times in the Old Testament and 114 times in the New Testament. Jesus Christ himself used it twice and it can only be found in the Gospel of Matthew 16:18 and 18:17.
Ekklesia does not originally mean ‘church.’ It did not refer to a building. What we now mean as church they call it synagogue a house or place of worship. Hence, a synagogue is a building.
This is the confusion of the Jews that time when they heard the Master spoke “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it.”
A temple is also a building for religious practice. But Jesus did not say
“Destroy this synagogue…”
A temple is much more than a synagogue.
Ekklesia is a Greek word. Jesus knew and spoke Greek. That Jesus spoke Greek is evidenced in the act of word play between Petra (Peter) and petros (rock).
But Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers says that “πέτρος being a “stone” or fragment of rock, while πέτρα is the rock itself.”
Thus, petros is a stone. And Cephas the name Jesus gave to Peter means petros not petra.
“and the rock was the Christ.” (1 Cor. 10:4)
Ekklesia is a Greek word. It is a word devoid of any religious connotation. It was a common political term used to mean “a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly.” It does not mean ‘church.’ The Greek word for ‘church’ is kyriakos, "belonging to the Lord" (kyrios).
Therefore, Ekklesia is an assembly of men, a congregation--- a body of people involved. Hence, Ekklesia, in this sense, is an association of men and Jesus Christ is its builder, or we may say its founder.
“It is used to refer to a group of persons that are organized together for a common purpose and who meet together.”
Jesus Christ said the Ekklesia will be built upon petros and petros mean ‘stone.’
What did Jesus Christ mean?
In Ephesians 2:20 we read,
“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.” 10 
The Ekklesia an assembly of men or an association of men.
The Ekklesia is built or will be built upon petros which mean ‘a stone’.
We say the Ekklesia is an association of men built upon Jesus Christ-as the chief corner stone. Not upon Peter, not by Peter nor from Peter.
It is personal. Jesus Christ Himself said “I will build my
Ekklesia” on this stone (petros).
And who are these men? What is this association of men? What is the stone?
Jesus said “I will build my Ekklesia (association of men).”
WILL is a future tense.
But instead of asking who and what these men are, let us inquire; let us ask ‘What will these men do?’ What will they do?
Let us take a parallel. When Jesus gathered or called his men, the 12 apostles and the 72 disciples, he sent them on a mission. We read in Luke 9:6,
Therefore, in the future these are also what his men will do; the same mission for his Ekklesia, the association of men, his own association. We read this Mark 16:15-20 also in future tense.
And the promise of Jesus Christ is,
Thus, the Ekklesia is an association of men, built upon Jesus as the chief corner stone, with a particular mission for Mankind and to the victor- a white stone.
And the Verb is made flesh.
The root word of Ekklesia we find from Strong’s Concordance and it says,
From the link after this derivation we find the insertion of a religious mindset for the word.
Ekklesia is a noun; kaleo is a verb which means “to call”.
Again from Strong Concordance 2564. Kaleó we find ,
See definition (a.) I call, summon…
We find an entry
(1), name given (1), named (2), so-called (1), summoned (2).
which refers to a person.
We find the entry
We find the word kaleo which means “to call” is equivalent to “to select….of God appointing or committing an office to one” or such that “to call” from the entry 2. to call is a. to give a name to…called, whose name or surname is…” (See the underlined.)
It is clear kaleo which means “to call” has some other connotations or meaning. The verb becomes a person appointed by God “to assume some office.”
The verb kaleo which means “to call” becomes a name or surname as exampled in the above verses.
And dwell among us.
January,1998 Bali, Indonesia. Carmelite Bishop Julio Xavier Labayen of Infanta prelature from Philippines gave an ECUMENICAL VISION OF THE CHURCH IN ASIA
IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
Before that he started with:
It would be good at the outset to clarify the principal words of the title of this talk: Ecumenical, Vision, Church, 21st Century, Asia.
He clarified four terms namely,
This is what he said about the “church.”
The root word of Ekklesia is the Greek verb “ekleo: to call.”
The bishop is not the only one who knows this. Of course, they know.
We find the same knowledge in the book “Modeling Servant-leaders for Africa: Lessons from St. Paul” by Ndung'u John Brown Ikenye.
The verb kaleo “to call” becomes a person ekkleo ‘the called out’---‘the person who is called, is called by God.’
The verb becomes a Man.
This verb, this root word, this man ‘called out’, ‘called by God’ is the same man called out by God for a purpose, a Man from a far country, a bird of prey from the East in
A FAR COUNTRY=1 619 3635297= 52= 7
DINAGAT ISLAND = 4951712 913154 = 52 = 7
FROM THE EAST = 6964 285 5112= 49
DINAGAT SAN JOSE =4951712 115 1615= 49
The Man or a Man is the zodiacal sign of Reuben from the 12 tribes of Israel.
THE MAN THAT EXECUTETH MY COUNSEL = 114
A BIRD OF PREY FROM THE EAST = 114
The number 114 is the gematria of Moses’s blessing to Reuben,
MAY REUBEN LIVE AND NOT DIE OUT=114
A RAVENOUS BIRD FROM THE EAST = 108
RUBEN ‘BENGIE’ MADRON ECLEO =108
Thus, Ekklesia is an association of men called out by God and the sheep hears his Voice. It is built upon a stone; Jesus Christ being the chief corner stone and the victors, his men, are given the white stone.
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous." - Albert Einstein
 David E. Cooper
 Vol. 2 No. 4 (1958): 164-79
Ekklesia: A Word Study
Roy Bowen Ward
 The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon
 The Translation of the Greek Word "Ekklesia" as "church" in the English Bible and its Ramifications.
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