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bible terms final

TermDefinition
Covenant The conditional promises made to humanity by God, as revealed in Scripture. An agreement between two parties. The Old Testament was a covenant based on the law and the New Testament is a covenant based on grace. Synonyms: promise, agreement, contract.
Reconcile To reconcile is to reestablish a relationship between two parties. To bring back together and resolve and accept one another. Jesus died on the cross to reconcile our relationship to the Father.
Context Words or circumstances that surround a passage or event which help to determine its meaning. When reading the Bible it is difficult to determine if a word is literal or symbolic without context.
Genre Words or circumstances that surround a passage or event which help to determine its meaning. When reading the Bible it is difficult to determine if a word is literal or symbolic without context.
Pagan One of a people or community who do not subscribe to Judaism or Christianity. Synonyms: idolater, heathen, nonbeliever.
Polytheist The belief in more than one god or many gods. A polytheist was not uncommon during the Greco-Roman empire
Bible The collection of sacred writings of the Christian religion, comprising the Old and New Testaments. Also known as: The Word of God, Holy Scriptures, God’s precepts, God’s statutes.
Inerrant The Bible is without error. It’s a belief in the “total truthfulness” and reliability of God’s words. The Bible is the inerrant word of God.
Epistle A book of the New Testament in the form of a letter from an Apostle. The apostle Paul wrote the most epistles in the New Testament.
Gospel Literally translated means, “good news.” the record of Jesus' life and teaching in the first four books of the New Testament. “Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are considered the gospel.”

Apostle A person specially chosen and appointed by Jesus. “Peter, James, and John were three of Jesus’ closest apostles.”


Advocate One that pleads the cause of another; someone who supports or defends on another’s behalf. “The Holy Spirit serves as our advocate before the judgment seat of God.”

Hallowed Hallowed translated means “may it be made holy.” By calling God holy, we affirm his holiness. The Father’s Name is sacred and deserves to be revered and respected. “Hallowed by thy name. Let your name be lifted up high!”
Kingdom of God God’s people in God’s place under God’s rule. The Kingdom of God is here on earth and in heaven.
Abba The Aramaic term for “Daddy.” An endearing term for father. Our Father in Heaven is really a call to our Abba or daddy.

Prodigal A person who spends money in a recklessly extravagant way. Synonyms: wasteful, spendthrift, imprudent
Heaven There are two definitions for heaven. Heaven 1: The dwelling place of God. Heaven 2: God’s presence with us.
Adoration* Deep love and respect. The act of worshipping. Synonyms: praise, love, devotion.
Confession Admitting to God that you are guilty of a sin or wrongdoing. It is through confession that we are released of the power of guilt.
Supplication* Is a prayer asking for one’s needs to be supplied. Any situation in which you must entreat God for help or favor.

Kingdom Work* Christian’s are expected to carry out God’s work on earth such as: spreading the Gospel, caring for the sick and needy, loving one another in Christ’s name, and encouraging one another.

Fool A person lacking in judgment or spiritual discernment. Jesus considered the man who stored up treasure on earth, a fool.

Miracle God’s intervention sometimes in the form of signs, wonders, or healings. Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead was considered a miracle.

Refine The process of removing impurities in order to make something pure. To remove immoral characteristics in a person. God uses the difficulties and hardships of our lives to refine us.
Salvation Deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. Our salvation is not based on works, but is a gift of grace through faith.
Transfiguration A marked change in form or appearance. A change that glorifies or exalts. Peter, James, and John, were on the mountain top to witness the transfiguration of Jesus.

Glorification Glorification is the future and final work of God upon Christians, where he transforms our mortal physical bodies to the eternal spiritual bodies in which we will dwell forever.
Great Commission The Great Commission is the instruction from Jesus to his disciples, at the time of his ascension, to spread his teachings to the entire world.
Christian Worldview A worldview is a perspective, a set of beliefs that guides our behavior. It is a way of thinking and doing. A Christian worldview is one built on the premise that all truth is God’s truth.
Absolute Truth Truth that is for all people, at all times, and for all places. Example: God is holy, is an absolute truth.
Subjective Truth* Truth that is dependent on personal preference. My opinion that mint chip ice cream is the best flavor of all time is a subjective truth.
Objective Truth* Truth that relates to the world and is independent of how we feel. The fact that gravity is the force that keeps our feet on the ground is an objective truth.
Testimony A Christian testimony is the open declaration of one’s faith and the telling of his or her faith journey. Hearing the testimony of each person interviewed for our faith projects was inspirational. 

The Tribulation A Christian testimony is the open declaration of one’s faith and the telling of his or her faith journey. Hearing the testimony of each person interviewed for our faith projects was inspirational.
Antichrist One who is the antithesis to Jesus Christ. A leader who will rule in evil and wickedness but will ultimately be conquered by Christ. Many believe evil leaders such as Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini were foreshadows of the Antichrist.
The Millennium The 1000 year period in which Christ will reign on the earth. During the millennium peace and unity will prevail.
Tabernacle A tabernacle was the portable dwelling place for the divine presence of God. A temporary shelter to honor God. Peter wanted to build a tabernacle for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah on the Mount of Olives
Injustice Lack of fairness or justice. A wrong against God’s laws of righteousness. Synonyms: inequity, unfairness, wrong.
Grace The combination of God’s mercy, kindness, and favor all given without our having to earn it. The undeserved love from God towards man. Our sins deserve judgment, but God’s grace gives us salvation.
Sovereignty The Sovereignty of God is the biblical teaching that all things are under God's rule and control, and that nothing happens without His direction or permission. God works not just some things but all things according to His own will and choice.
Fruits of the Spirit Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control
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