ruth wrote:Hello Canuckster,
Sorry if I went too far afield with my reply.
If you would be more specific about which things I said, you would like more clarification on, I would be glad to do that.
I presume you are referring to the word, ecclesia, in reference to your comments regarding "church." I suspect you are as aware as I am that the model for what arose institutionally as the Church, was the Hebrew synagogue. Further, the basis for Sunday becoming a significant day.
Usually there are 2 meanings than can be inferred from the word Church, either the universal body made up of those who have called upon Christ and are saved, and then the specific local body.
Are you arguing that only those "local bodies" that hold to the sabbath as taught in the old testament from Friday Sunset to Saturday Sunset are legitimate?
If so, what is your point in tying this to the word "church?"
That is what I was driving at.