14. What does the word “Church” mean?

The word “Church” means “called out ones”. It is derived from the word Ekklesia which literally means to be called out. Indeed, when the children of lsrael left Egypt and were in the wilderness they were termed the “church in the wilderness” by virtue of the fact that they were called out of Egypt.

– Acts 7:37-38
37. This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, a prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
38. This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake unto him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who receive the lively oracles o gibe unto us:

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