Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Glossary of Christian terms

Anthropology - The theological study of the nature of man.
Appolinarians - A fourth century group that denied the completeness of Christ humanity - The divine logos took place of the human mind.
Arianism - The heretical doctrine that only the Father is God and that the Father created Christ.
Ascetism - The practice of self-denial to attain a higher degree of spirituality.
Atonement - That act by which God restores a relationship of harmony and unity between Himself and human beings.
Bibliology - The theological study of the Word of God.
Canon - The collection of divinely inspired and authoritative books in the Bible.
Canonicity - The process whereby the early Church Fathers determined which books were divinely inspired and had the seal of divine authority.
Cessationism - The doctrine that the unrighteous cease to exist as death.
Christology - The theological study of the person and work of Christ.
Congregational - A form of church government that emphasizes the authority of the individual church member.
Docetists - A late first century group that denied Christ's genuine humanity - Jesus only appeared human.
Ebionites - A second century group that denied Christ's genuine divinity in order to maintain a strict monotheism.
Ecclesiology - The theological study of the order and operation of the church.
Episcopal - A form of church government that emphasize the authority of the bishop.
Eschatology - The branch of theology that is concerned with the study of the last things.
Ex nihilo - The Latin phrase that means, "out of nothing", and refers to the way God made the universe.
General Revelation - God's communication of Himself to all persons at all times and in all places.
Hamartiology - The theological study of sin and the fall of man.
Hypostatic union - A theological term that expresses the truth that in Christ one person subsists in two natures: the divine and the human.
Illumination - The doctrine that says the Bible is qualitatively different from all other books and that it requires God-given assistance to understand it.
Imago Dei - The Latin phrase that refers to the doctrine of the image of God in man.
Immanence - The attribute of God that reveals He is within His creation.
Immutable - The attribute of God that reveals He never changes.
Incarnation - The act whereby the eternal Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and became a man through virgin birth.
Inerrancy - The doctrine that says the Bible is fully true in everything it teaches.
Inspiration - The doctrine that says God's influence upon those who wrote the Scriptures rendered their writings infallible.
Interpretation - The doctrine that says man has a role in cooperating with the divine work of illumination.
Justification - The judicial act of God by which He pardons all the sins of those who believe in Christ.
Local Church - A term that refers to a specific congregation in a particular geographic area.
Modalism - Another name for the heretical doctrine Sabellianism.
Monophysites - A fifth century group that denied the distinction of Christ natures - human nature was swallowed by the divine and created a new third nature.
Nestorians - A fifth century group that denied that denied that unity of Christ's person - two separated persons existed in one body.
Omnipotence - The attribute of God that reveals He has all power.
Omnipresence - The attribute of God that reveals He is everywhere at the same time.
Omniscience - The attribute of God that reveals He knows all things.
Pneumatology - The study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
Presbyterian - A form of church government that emphasizes the authority of the elders of the church.
Propitiation - The sacrifice that turns aside God's righteous wrath against sins.
Reconciliation - The reestablishment of relationship between God and man.
Redemption - The purchase of the sinner out of the slave market of sin.
Regeneration - The spiritual change produce in a person by the Holy Spirit through which he is transferred from spiritual death to life.
Reincarnation - The cyclical evolution of a person's soul as it repeatedly passes from one body to another at death.
Revelation - The doctrine that says God reveals Himself to mankind in such a way that men and women can know Him and fellowship with Him.
Sabellianism - The heretical doctrine that there is only one God with three modes of existence or three manifestation.
Sacrament - A formal religious act conferring grace on those who receive it.
Sacramentalism - The doctrine that says participation in the sacraments is required for salvation, and that such participation results in saving grace.
Sanctification - The work of the Holy Spirit that brings the whole man increasingly under the influence of the new nature.
Soteriology - The theological study of salvation.
Special Revelation. God's authoritative Word conveyed objectively and propositionaly through the exclusive medium of the Bible.
Systematic Theology - An intelligent discussion about God based on the Bible.
Total Depravity - The Doctrine that says the fall corrupted every part of man's nature, including his mind, will, emotions and physical faculties.
Transcendence. The attribute of God that reveals He is above and beyond His creation and exist independent of it.
Trinity - The Bible doctrine that teaches there is one God in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Tritheism - The heretical doctrine that there are three Gods related in a loose association.
Universal Church - A term that refers to the entire community of genuine believers in all places and at all times.
Virgin Birth - The doctrine that Jesus was miraculously begotten by God and born of the virgin Mary.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Things that happen when a man has been saved by God (Part 3/3)

III. In relation to God the Holy Spirit, the believer is

  • born again of the Spirit
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot, see the kingdom of God.
John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot, enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

  • has the annointing of the Holy Spirit

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need, not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said into you.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever, he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need, not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

  • a temple of the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

  • given spiritual gifts by the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

  • bear witness by the Holy Ghost that he is a child of God.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

  • sealed with the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,