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SET APART AND SETTING APART

The English word church  is taken from the Greek word ecclesia which translates, called out, separated, set apart. God has chosen the church to be in the world but not of the world, John 15:17-19. The world is in enmity with Christ and His church. If any man love the world the love of the Father is not in him, First John, first John 2:15. We are to be a called out people; out of the world and into Him. Sanctified is set apart. Because of this the watchmen on the wall are commissioned and compelled to keep the world out of the church. The spirit of the church must be saved.