Terms and Definitions

Terms and Definitions,   is simply – a vocabulary of Scripture Truths formulated here for your 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.”

Therefore, Terms and Definitions is a depository and dictionary of  theological terms (vocabulary) used by this ministry.  The vocabulary of Doctrine is not merely a matter of semantics, it is a matter of recognizing the great systems of thought from God,  “which has come to you, just as in all the world” …Colossians  1:6a.   written for man’s  personal knowledge and the benefit of all the world.  

Please note:  Terms and Definitions will be added to this list periodically.  We recommend that you learn and understand each term and definition.   For example:  Scripture defines Rulers as   “Cosmocrats,” which was first termed by Paul in Ephesians 6:12.  National leaders, corporate leaders, world leaders and politicians fit this description in today’s society.  Interesting!

Happy Studying in Fields of Grace.

  • Abrahamic Covenant The Abrahamic Covenant is the unconditional covenant between God and ...
  • Absolute From the Latin absolutus meaning complete, totally free from ...
  • Abundant Life John 10:10 b;  “I am come that they (believers) might ...
  • ABYSS From the Greek abussos which means “bottomless.” This word is used in ...
  • ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION FROM THE PULPIT If You Are Not Receiving Academic  Instruction From The Pulpit ...
  • Acceptable The believer is made “acceptable”  to God: Eph. 1:6; 1 ...
  • ACCESS TO GOD Because of faith in the Cross-Work of Christ we have ...
  • Accommodation God, throughout Scripture uses language that accommodates mankind. An infinite ...
  • Adoption Romans 8:15, 23, (future); Ephesians 1:5)  The Biblical concept of ...
  • Advent A Latin word which means – “coming.” The creation awaits ...
  • Age of Accountability The age at which each individual becomes conscious of God ...
  • Agnostic Secularism Says that it is not possible  to interpret the Bible ...
  • Agnosticism From the Greek agnostikos meaning “unknowing” or “ignorance of.” The argument that ...
  • Allegorical/Metaphors A systematic presentation of an idea that expresses theoretical truths ...
  • Alms/Alms Giving Comes to us from the Greek word eleemosune “mercy” or “pity.” Used ...
  • Alpha and Omega Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of ...
  • Alter A Greek word thusiasterion, which is derived from thusiazo meaning “to sacrifice.” The ...
  • Ambassador for Jesus Christ Every believer is a personal representative; a spiritual ambassador; a ...
  • Amen The original Hebrew root word implied “firmness” or “solidity” meaning ...
  • Amillennialism The eschatological position in theology, which denies a millennium either ...
  • Angelic Revolution- (Spiritual Warfare) Unseen conflict in which Satan and fallen angels are warring ...
  • Angelology The study of God’s first created beings “angels” both fallen ...
  • Anthropology The study of man’s origin, history and destiny in relation ...
  • Anthropomorphism Ascribing to God physical characteristics such as eyes, nose, ears. ...
  • Anthropopathism Ascribing to God human feelings or characteristics that he does ...
  • Anti-Semitism Hostility in thought or action by a person, group, organization ...
  • Antinomian The rejection of the socially established and accepted standards of ...
  • Apathy/Apathetic Lack of interest or concern especially regarding Scripture. Showing no ...
  • Apocatastasis The false doctrine that states that: “in the end all ...
  • Apologetics Apologetics is defending the Christian Faith and the defense of ...
  • Apologue To convey a standard of doctrine or a moral conclusion ...
  • Apostasy One who has fallen away from the consistent, daily intake ...
  • AREA OF STRENGTH The area of the sin nature  that generates human good ...
  • AREA OF WEAKNESS The area of the sin nature that tempts the believer ...
  • Arrogance Addictions Skill-sets manifested from the arrogance of the  Old Sin Nature: ...
  • Ascension/Session/Advocacy The transfer of our Lord’s true humanity from earth to ...
  • Assurance Of Salvation/Doctrine Of Eternal Security To know that you are eternally saved from the wrath ...
  • Atheism Derived from the Greek atheos, meaning “godless.” This term is found ...
  • Atonement Christ died (atoned or paid) for our sins on the ...
  • Attributes Of Deity The Intrinsic Essence of God – His Divine Characteristics called ...
  • Baptism Of The Holy Spirit Performed by the Holy Spirit at the instant each person ...
  • BibIical Criticism Refers to study that attempts to determine the truth of ...
  • Bible Doctrine Biblical “Truths” presented as categories, concepts and/or principles from God’s ...
  • Biblical Inerrancy and Infallibility These two Doctrines are nearly the same: Inerrancy states that ...
  • Bibliology Referring to the analysis of Scripture as the foundation of ...
  • BLACKOUT OF THE SOUL Blackout of the soul is the status of the believer ...
  • Blasphemy Greek word blasphemia meaning “a curse.” Using the name of God in ...
  • Blood Of Christ Refers to the spiritual death of Christ on the Cross. ...
  • Body Of Christ The body of Christ consists of all church-age believers in ...
  • Book Of Life The Book of Life is one thing in time and ...
  • Born Again Refers in Christianity to a person who is “twice born.” ...
  • Canonicity/Canon Of Scripture Refers to the divinely inspired and officially recognized books of ...
  • CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Capital punishment is the maximum use of jurisprudence under the ...
  • Carnality The state of the believer who has sinned and not ...
  • Chain Sinning Addiction to a certain sin (s) – habitual sin. We ...
  • Christian Activism Christian activism can involve the political or social arena of ...
  • Christophany The appearance of Christ in bodily form before His Incarnation.
  • Church The body of Christ made up of Church age believers ...
  • Church-Age The Church-age began at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-47) and ends with ...
  • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE Breaking the law.  Civil disobedience refers to the action of ...
  • Client Nation There has always been a client nation throughout history which ...
  • Common Grace The function of the Holy Spirit whereby he makes the ...
  • COMMON GRACE The ministry of God the Holy Spirit in which the ...
  • Cosmic System Satan’s orderly system which includes purpose, strategy and a structured ...
  • Cosmological Argument A Philosophical argument for proof of the existence of God ...
  • Cosmos Diabolicus (Cosmic World) Satan’s world system. The secular world headed up by Satan. ...
  • Covetousness A lust pattern of the soul whereby a person strongly ...
  • Crucifixion The most extreme, cruel and degrading punishment ever conceived from ...
  • DEGENERACY Degeneracy is the process of passing from a higher to ...
  • Deity Of Christ Jesus Christ is God. Period. He is co-equal and co-eternal ...
  • Demon Influence Demon influence is false thinking based on human viewpoint and ...
  • Demon Possession Invasion of the body of the unbeliever only. Generally this ...
  • DEVOLUTION Scripture asserts the devolution of man (Genesis Chapter 3).  This ...
  • Dichotomous Refers to unregenerate mankind because he has only a body ...
  • Dispensations Dispensations are the Divine Revelations of God in various periods ...
  • Divine Decree/Election God’s eternal purpose toward His creation – past, present and ...
  • Divine Discipline Discipline of God is for the believers benefit. Discipline comes ...
  • Divine Dynasphere THE DIVINE DYNASPHERE IS “OCCUPATION WITH CHRIST” which is reached ...
  • Divine Essence The characteristics of God – His Attributes – His Divine ...
  • Divine Establishment God has designed and ordained certain laws for the freedom, ...
  • Divine Institutions Principles ordained by God under the Divine Laws of Establishment ...
  • Divine Viewpoint Divine viewpoint is the Word of God – the Mind ...
  • Doctrine Categories of Systematic Biblical Concepts related to the Pre-designed Plan of ...
  • Dying Grace A state of peace and spiritual blessing when the believer ...
  • Ecumenical Ecumenicalism seeks to unite all faiths into a brotherhood of ...
  • Edification Structure Of The Soul Edification means the “building up” as in the erection of ...
  • Efficacious Grace Produced by God and revealed by the Holy Spirit through ...
  • Election Election is the expression of the sovereign will of God ...
  • Elohim The “im” is plural in Hebrew. “El” is always used ...
  • Epistemology The distinction between belief and knowledge. A study of, or ...
  • Eschatology The doctrine of last things. Involving such things as future ...
  • Eternal Life The imputation of God’s own eternal life to the believer ...
  • Eternal Security At the point of faith in Christ, God imputes Eternal ...
  • Ethereal Relating to the regions beyond earth in the heavens. Lacking ...
  • Etymology The history of linguistic form (as a word) tracing its ...
  • Evil Satan’s system of ruler-ship over this cosmic world. Human good ...
  • EVOLUTION Theory of development from earlier forms….The gradual development of something ...
  • Exegesis A word by word, verse by verse study of the ...
  • Expiation The finished work of Christ on the Cross. The payment ...
  • Expository Teaching To study, interpret and present Scripture in understandable terms by ...
  • Filling Of The Holy Spirit The power source of God for believers, the Holy Spirit ...
  • Forty Grace Gifts At the split-second when a person trusts in the finished ...
  • Fruit Of The Spirit When the believer is in fellowship with God he is ...
  • Gnosis Bible Doctrine learned, but not believed. Therefore it was not ...
  • God Consciousness When any person, anywhere becomes conscious that God exists. If ...
  • Godliness Godliness means we are imitators of Christ and God produces ...
  • Gospel Gospel literally means “Good News” for lost humanity. Jesus Christ ...
  • Grace The title for God’s PPG (Pre-designed Plan of Grace/God). Grace ...
  • Grace Orientation To be oriented to the Plan of God by inhaling ...
  • Great White Throne Judgment The final judgment of unbelievers only. Unbelievers are not judged ...
  • Hades (or Sheol) Both “Sheol,” and “Hades” refer to anything that is subterranean ...
  • Hamartiology The Doctrine of Sin. To truly appreciate the price that ...
  • Heart Throughout most of Scripture the nouns for heart usually refer ...
  • Heathenism Rejection of the Gospel; rejection of the one true God; ...
  • Heirship We  (believers) are all heirs of God because of Christ. ...
  • Hermeneutics The objective of hermeneutics is discovering, discerning and defining Scripture ...
  • Hope Confident assurance in God’s promises – such as eternal life ...
  • Human Good Produced by both believers and unbelievers and rejected by God ...
  • Human Nature – Old Sin Nature (OSN) Human Nature, Sin Nature, Genetic Nature, Adamic Nature, and Old ...
  • Human Spirit Received at Salvation, the human spirit is necessary to worship ...
  • Humanism A way of thinking where all doctrines, all attitudes, and ...
  • Humility Humility is the antithesis of arrogance. Without humility you cannot ...
  • Hypostatic Union Hypostatic is from the Greek en, “in,” and hypostasis “substance.” ...
  • I.C.E. Isagogics – the interpretation of Scripture in its historical  setting. Categories  – classification ...
  • Idolatry The worship of anything or anyone besides God. Giving anything ...
  • Secularism “Secularism, is Human Viewpoint!”  C. S. Craig.  Secularism is: “rejection of ...
  • Image Of God The immaterial, invisible essence of mankind – his soul. The ...
  • Immediate Creation The direct creative act of God apart from intermediate agents ...
  • Imminence Could occur at any moment. The Rapture is considered to ...
  • Immutability An attribute of God which describes His inability to change ...
  • Impeccability Of Christ The Doctrine that Christ did not sin during the incarnation. ...
  • Imprecatory Prayer Prayer for justice because of antagonism, hostility, persecution or terrorism ...
  • Imputation There are various types of Imputation from God. The imputation ...
  • Incarnation Refers to the time Jesus Christ lived on earth in ...
  • Indwelling Of The Holy Spirit At salvation the Holy Spirit permanently takes up residency in ...
  • Inordinate Desire The lust to exalt oneself above others without regard for ...
  • Inspiration Inspiration means God-breathed. God-breathed means the Holy Spirit supernaturally directed ...
  • Integrity Of God God’s integrity is based on His Righteousness and His Justice. ...
  • Judgment Seat Of Christ This is God’s judgment or evaluation of believers ONLY and ...
  • Justice An attribute of God that describes God’s infinite and perfect ...
  • Justification A judicial act of vindication whereby God imputes His Perfect ...
  • Kenosis During his incarnation Christ voluntarily restricted the use of His ...
  • Lake Of Fire The lake of fire was originally created for Satan and ...
  • Lapsarianism Lapsarianism means “lapse” and refers to man’s fallen condition and ...
  • Legalism Striving to gain the approbation of God, for salvation, by ...
  • Logistical Grace God’s supreme support, provision, suffering, blessing and judgment (discipline) for ...
  • Love A divine intrinsic attribute of the God. God elected to ...
  • Maturity In Christ Maturity in Christ means we have become “adult sons” occupied ...

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