Terms and Definitions

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BIBLE DCTRINE: Divinely inspired systems of thought.  

ISOTERIC: systematized imperatives classified and formulated for instruction.

SEMANTICS: relating to exact meaning in language; the branch of linguistics concerned with preciseness in communication.

Terms and Definitions reflect careful theological thinking into divine truths. Therefore, listed below is precise biblical/theological vocabulary of scriptural truths formulated here for your edification and study convenience, as Theological Nomenclature. Nomenclature comes from two words:  nomen” is from Latin and means “name.” Clator  or  clature, is the Greek word “calomeaningto call.” Consider this: We cannot think and communicate without words in the right lobe as vocabulary. The name of a thing is an expression of its nature. While something named by man expresses the impressions made on his/her human mind, a thing named by God expresses the exact reality of it’s being, nature, purpose. Words, vocabulary, and categories are the invention of God so we can think and communicate with God and each other.  God, by the Holy Spirit using mankind, inspired ((inhale/exhale). The written Word – the Bible is a “Living Language” (Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).    

Terms and Definitions is a depository; a dictionary of  theological terms.  This vocabulary of Doctrine is not merely a matter of semantics, it is a matter of recognizing the great systems of thought (Bible Doctrine) originating from the LORD. Therefore, no such work as this will ever be completed.

All created things must have nomenclature. “For example in the first three verses in Genesis, God communicated to Moses three separate events using three distinct words that must be understood for correct interpretation and   illumination of  three distinct periods and actions by God. 

In Genesis 1:1, we have Creation.

In Genesis 1:2 we have Chaos.

In Genesis 1:3 we have Restoration.

In this restoration account by God, He separated and distinguished various aspects of His restoration of creation activities by using specific vocabulary.

God initiated vocabulary so that mankind could carry-on the task of naming and categorizing God’s creation. Likewise, Biblical/theological vocabulary is indispensable for understanding God. Vocabulary is essential for the advancement of civilization and commnuication of the gospel. Categorical Instruction therefore, is based upon  the vocabulary of language. 


Please note:  Terms and Definitions will be added to this list periodically. We recommend that you learn and understand each term and definition, or use as reference for understanding and instruction in righteousness.

Another example: In the first century New Testament, Rulers were called  “Cosmocrats,” which was first termed by Paul in Ephesians 6:12. National leaders, corporate leaders, world leaders and politicians fit this description even still in today’s society.

“Interestingly – human nature has not changed through all the centuries. Scripture, therefore is always relevant and current.” 

Happy Studying in Fields of Grace.


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