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Beuated to Primitive Ghristianity and Biblical Cruth.
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better used than any former period of your
During some eighteen years the Ecclesiastical
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Important changes are inaugurated with this.
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sulted thereupon. The term ecclesiastical is in
common use and well understood. We talk
and write of "The Church," of "New Testa-
ment Churches," and also of the "Churches of
the Denominations." But why the word church
is thus used may be hard to say, as we have
naturalised Ecclesiastical, and Ekklesia (èkkλnoía)
is selected by the Lord to designate His
Assembly. "Ecclesiastical," then, is taken as
covering all that appertains to churches apos-
tolic, apostatic, and reformatory; and the
Ecclesiastical Observer is a watchman in the
interest of truth and in reference to the things
Now, perhaps, more than at any former time,
there is a general sense of coming changes in all