Other Names for The Church in the Bible

by Pamela Rose Williams · Print Print · Email Email

When you read the Bible many times you will see something that has several names. The name of God is something that changes based upon certain attributes. Sometimes the names of people, places and things change as well, based upon translations. Once such thing is the name that the Bible has for the God’s people, whether they are unbelieving Jews or believing Jews and Gentiles. Here are some other names for God’s people that I have found in the Bible.

Assembly of the Saints

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Assembly of the Upright

Psalm 111:1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

Body of Christ

Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

The Branch

Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: They shall inherit the land for ever, The branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

The Bride & The Lamb’s Wife

Revelation 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

Family in Heaven

Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

General Assembly

Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

God’s Building & Husbandry

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

Habitation of God

Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Heavenly Jerusalem

Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels

His Flock

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with his arm, And carry them in his bosom, And shall gently lead those that are with young.

Holy City

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

House of God

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God

Household of Faith

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Household of God

Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

Israel of God

Galatians 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

New Jerusalem

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Pillar & Ground of Truth

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Spiritual House

1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Temple of God

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Final Thoughts

Isn’t it amazing how many names for God’s people are found throughout Scripture? God’s people must be pretty special, since they are mentioned in so very many ways!

Note: When I originally posted this article I used the title “Other Names for the Church in the Bible”. Once I published it I was unable to change the title. I think a better title might have been “Other Names for God’s People in the Bible” because I do not subscribe to the idea that the Church has replaced Israel. Therefore, for the purpose of this article I am including the unbelieving Jews and the believing Jews and  Gentiles because all of these names do indeed appear in the Bible.

More names here: Name of Jesus in the Bible

KJV Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version

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