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To: PAR35

Of course they didn’t have the technology.

I don’t think it’s wrong to utilize technology. I think it’s wrong to replace physical assembly with it.

The technology of the day we’re the letters (epistles) written by the apostles and passed around. Any guess as to why they were to be read in the ekklesia and not just passed from hand to hand for individual study and contemplation?

Because the church was to physically meet. Weekly. Even though they were suffering severe persecution. And it was there that the letters (scripture) were read and proclaimed and preached on, not virtually, and of course the other aspects of live physical worship such as communal singing of praise, collection of offerings, corporate prayer, communion, baptisms.


10 posted on 04/09/2020 2:02:38 PM PDT by Persevero (I am afraid propriety has been set at naught. - Jane Austen)
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To: Persevero
Any guess as to why they were to be read in the ekklesia and not just passed from hand to hand for individual study and contemplation?

Because a big chunk of them weren't literate.

11 posted on 04/09/2020 2:33:39 PM PDT by PAR35
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