110 MORE BIBLE BASICS

The following terms are a very short summary to give a quick guide to understanding.

Adoption

Adoption occurs when a family take a child who has other parents, and treat it one of their own. 

Now God puts you into his family as one of his own – just like an adopted child, THROUGH CHRIST. The Jew has been temporarily put aside that we might be adopted and have God the Father as our own.

But when the fulness of the time was come, GOD SENT FORTH HIS SON, made of a woman, made under the law, To REDEEM them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God THROUGH CHRIST. Gal 4:4-7


Adultery

This is the violation of the bed of the husband and wife. This is sexual intercourse between a husband and a woman who is not his wife or sexual intercourse between a wife and a man who is not her husband. Now all adultery is fornication but not all fornication is adultery.

Fornication is any sexual intercourse before becoming a husband or a wife. Adultery is one of the works of the flesh (Gal 5:19).

Israel was guilty of spiritual adultery as she went after other gods.  

And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce … Jer 3:8


Agnostic

This is a man who is not sure whether there is a God or not. His basic stance is “What is truth? And who can know it? Let us keep an open mind.” This contradicts Jesus Christ who said I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6



Amillenialism

This is the wrong belief that there will be no one thousand year reign of Christ on earth after the battle of Armageddon. This contradicts   And I saw an angel come down from heaven, … and bound him a thousand years,  … till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. … they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  … until the thousand years were finished. …  … shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired. Rev 20:1-7


Annhiliation

This is the wrong belief that when you are dead that’s the finish, that is, there is no after life of any description. That means they believe there is no literal hell and lake of fire for unrepentant sinners who die. This wrong belief says that there is no eternal place of torment for the unsaved after death.

This contradicts the words of the Lord Jesus Christ who said … Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matt 25:41   

… the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, … Lk 16:22-23  

… than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Mk 9:43

Furthermore, …it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Heb 9:27


Apostasy

This means to fall away.  Churches get into apostasy by 1. Not believing the King James Bible 2. Not following Paul as he follows Christ 3. Resorting to the Greek and Hebrew 4. Adding, subtracting, omitting and substituting words, phrases and sentences from God’s pure, inspired, inerrant and infallible words of the Authorized Bible. This condition particularly applies to the Christian church in the last hundred years and more since the publication of Westcott and Hort’s ‘bible’ of 1891. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2 Thess 2:3. The very nature of apostasy thrives and exists on deception.


Armageddon

This is an actual place on earth, also called Megiddo, to which Christ returns, not as the Saviour, but fierce judge and ruler of the world and the earth ( Rev 19), to rescue Israel and destroy all the world’s armies including the kings of the East (Rev 16:12). This happens at the end of the seven year tribulation.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Rev 19:12-15 



Atheism

An atheist says there is no God. They believe in evolution, no hell, no heaven, no sin, no Satan and so on. When they die, their terror is unimaginable as they end up in hell - a place they thought never existed and cast down there by God who never was. The word “God” appears over 4444 times in the King James Bible. They can’t say they were never warned. The Bible says The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good… Psalm 14:1



Baptism

To be baptised is to be immersed in water. Baptism is an act that symbolizes a washing away, and signifies a death, a break or a division - a leaving something & going onto something else.

1. For example the Jews after leaving Egypt.  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

1 Cor 10:1-2

2. Christ was baptised but not relating to sin, but showing that there was a new priesthood instead of Aaron And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:16-17

3. When a person gets saved they are baptised (not with water) into the death of Jesus.

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body (not with water), whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 1 Cor 12:13   For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ (not with water) have put on Christ. Gal 3:27    There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism (not with water)  Eph 4:4-5

Buried with him in baptism (not with water), wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Col 2:12 

Now, although popularly believed in Baptist circles that water baptism and the Lord’s supper are ordinances for the church, water baptism and the Lord’s supper are not an ordinances for the church.

You’ve heard of the phrase “the city ordinances”. These are the rules and regulations given by the government of the day to maintain order and proper behaviour. 

Now the Corinthian church was a church that was totally out of order. But Baptists would have us believe that regular observance of water baptisms and taking of the Lord’s supper, would have been enough to correct the out of control flesh of the Corinthian church. No, when Paul mentions ordinances he says …and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 1 Cor 11:2

This is past tense. When you read First Corinthians, you will see that Paul gave them dozens of rules and regulations to bring order back into the church.

Furthermore, why would Paul say For Christ sent me not to baptize (water), but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1 Cor 1:17, if he was giving the church water baptism as an ordinance? He wouldn’t!

The real danger of having water baptisms in a church, is that people assume that because they have been water baptised then they must be saved. This is similar to having a church membership badge – “I’m member now, I must be saved.”



The Beast

This is the anti-Christ in the book of Revelation. The beast will be the political leader of the one world government in the seven year tribulation.

There is another beast (Rev 13:11) that will be the false prophet, the Pope, who will be the one world religious leader from Rome (Rev 16:3; 19:20)



Believe

To believe is to accept, trust and place your confidence in something or someone and to take what they are saying as the truth.

It’s so simple to get saved today and be with the Lord for ever and ever in heaven.

The jailer asks Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:30-31

This is Paul’s waterless gospel. Note, Paul didn’t say “…and then get water baptised.”

Furthermore, believing is not a work. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Rom 4:5

Also we are not saved by our works. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9

It’s so easy yet so hard for most unsaved people today. People will believe anything but the truth. Why? They love their sin, their own lives, their own ability to solve problems etc. They say “What??!! I’m a wretched sinner and need to be saved otherwise I’ll burn in hell? Come and be put to death in Christ! Give me a break! Not for me sorry.”



The next question is “Do we have to have faith to get saved?” No. But if we believe the fact that Jesus Christ can save us, then his faith is put into our account and by his faith we are saved.

But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. Gal 3:22



Believeth

BelievETH is to believe now, then believe the next second, then believe the next second after that, and so on. The verb “believe” with the “-eth” ending (believeth) means to believe in the present and then continuously on into the future. You must have no breaks in believing if you believeth!



Before Jesus went to the cross, a Jew had to believeth in the Lord Jesus Christ.

The reason for this distinction is as follows:

Every moment of every day, Jesus was fulfilling another part of the law and this was an ongoing process from day to day till he had fulfilled the whole law culminating in “It is finished!” (Jn 19:30). So the Jew had to keep on believing that Jesus was continuously, and flawlessly, performing the fulfilling of the law ie the Jew had to believeth.

But since the whole law has been fulfilled by Jesus, who now sits at the right hand of God the Father, a man has to believe only once.



British Israel Theory

The British Israel advocate believes that Queen Elizabeth II of England sits upon David’s Jewish throne from which Christ shall rule and reign for eternity. She is only ‘keeping the seat warm’ for Christ till he comes back and then she’ll hand it over to him. I guess there’ll be some sort of ceremony where Christ will stand reverently to one side and then take to microphone with his acceptance speech. I’m sure he’ll give the Queen a bunch of flowers for her efforts and wish her all the best. If this scenario wasn’t so outrageous and totally untrue, it would be comical I guess.


Born of water and of the Spirit

Jesus is talking to Nicodemus when he says   …Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (Jn 3:5). The meaning of this verse is perfectly explained earlier when John says he that sent me to BAPTIZE WITH WATER, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which BAPTIZETH WITH THE HOLY GHOST. John 1:33





In those days John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, And were BAPTIZED (water) OF HIM IN JORDAN, confessing their sins. Matt 3:1-3,5-6




In summary: Jesus says to Nicodemus “Look Nicodemus, for you the Jew, it’s a three step plan to get into the kingdom of God, or five actually if you are still around after the cross when Paul shows up.

Step 1 “You need John’s water baptism.”

Step 2 (a) “Then you’ll need to perfectly obey the rules of the sermon on the mount, such that when you die you’ll go to Abraham’s bosom. OR

Step 2 (b) … failing that, if you can’t fulfil the requirements of the sermon on the mount, which of course you won’t, you can believeth on me as fulfilling the law perfectly for you. That will be your best bet Nicodemus because I’ll do it perfectly for you. You see, all the rich young man (Matt 19:16-27) had to answer me was ‘Look Jesus I’ve failed but I believeth in you (Jn 11:25-26) that you are keeping the law perfectly on my behalf.’ And he would go straight to Abraham’s bosom at death. I was only showing him he was sinner and he needeth me! But he walked off sorrowful because he thought he was perfect! The law had pricked his balloon!”

Step 3 “Lastly, wait down in Abraham’s bosom till I come and get you and take all of you in captivity captive (Eph 4:8) into the kingdom of God.”

Step 4 “Now Nicodemus, if you are still alive when Paul shows up with his gospel, you can be born of the Holy Ghost and go straight into heaven when you die.”

Step 5: “By the way Nicodemus, Peter’s gospel to the men of Israel will also get you into the kingdom of God.” Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38



Born again

At the moment that you “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:31) you are put into the death of Christ …that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death Rom 6:3. After this, you are then born again into another life that begins in Christ Jesus. Your soul is saved (1Pet 1:9) and your spirit is born again.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. … so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:6-8



Chastisement

Chastisement has the meaning of being corrected, re-trained and re-directed and takes place inside of a family. This is what Christians need most of the time. Fathers need to chastise their children from time to time and this occurs inside of the family. When you are born again, you are in God’s family and are therefore subject to the correction of God the Father. The unsaved when they die and go to hell will not be chastised there but will be punished and there is no thought of their being corrected and rehabilitated.

Israel were God’s chosen people and they needed chastisement. And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. Lev 26:27-28



Christian

And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Acts 11:26.

God needed to establish the centre for Christianity not at Jerusalem, where the Jewish saints were, but at Antioch. This was necessary for a clean break from any lingering Jewish religious traditions and doctrine. Read Acts 15:20,29; 21:25. 

Christians are those in Christ. Roman Catholics are not Christians. JW’s, Mormons, SDA’s are not Christians. Oh yes, they all love Jesus, but the question is “Which Jesus?”




Church

1. Today, anyone who is saved is in Christ and is a member of his body called the church.

Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Col 1:24

And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Eph 1:22-23

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. Eph 5:29-30

2. In the old testament the Jews was also called the church even though they were not in Christ. They were a ‘type’ of church and called ‘the congregation’.

Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. Heb 2:12. This scripture is a quote from Ps 22:22.

I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Ps 22:22

Today, churches have clouded the issue and equated ‘a membership of their church’ with being a member of Christ’s body. Unfortunately, this will send some people to hell.



Circumcision - physical & spiritual

Spiritual circumcision is the unseen spiritual operation performed by God when he separates the soul from the sins of the flesh. This is automatic and occurs at the very moment a man gets saved.

In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Col 2:11.

Like a ring-barked tree that actually dies, physical circumcision under the old testament, was an actual body operation which only symbolized the death of self; and it involved that part of the male body that rises up.

Now the new testament parallel is that the works and sins of the flesh also rise up like anger, bitterness, wrath and hatred and so on (Eph 3:1-12) and God ‘cuts’ these off from the soul so that the soul is saved. God performs not a physical circumcision, but an unseen spiritual one, that separates the soul from the actual body of flesh. Your saved soul is called the inward man For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 2 Cor 4:16.

And so our saved soul, the inward man, thirsts for God’s words For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: Rom 7:22, but the outward man, that is the flesh, is still full of sin and sins.




Consecration

To consecrate something is an old testament term meaning to set aside for sacred purposes. It is similar to sanctify. The Christian is sanctified, or set aside, in Christ. He is our sanctification. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1 Cor 1:30. The apostle Paul never uses this term in his writings except in his epistle to the Hebrews.   



Confession

Confess your faults (not your sins) one to another … Jam 5:1. Christians go straight to God the Father through Jesus Christ to confess their sins not some Pastor or priest. They can’t forgive you. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: Heb 10:11

If we confess our sins, he (not a priest) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9




Conscience

Every man in every tribe in every nation has a conscience. Where did it come from? It comes from laws. All men everywhere know that you don’t steal from others, you don’t take another man’s wife and so on. All societies on earth have these laws. Where did these come from? From Jesus.  He created everyone. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. John 1:9. All men know right from wrong and all are without excuse. All men know that they are sinners from their conscience.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Rom 1:20

Of course, some have destroyed their consciences through excess sin and unbelief. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 1 Tim 4:1-3


Conviction

See “Guilty”




Covetousness

This is a desire for something with eagerness. Now, covetousness is idolatry. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: Col 3:5

It is one of the old testament ten commandments Ex 20:17, and also one of the commandments of Paul Rom 7:7; 13:9, that there be no covetousness.

If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Cor 14:37



Dancing

This is for nightclubs not churches. Dancing is a physical activity and if women do it in front of the church and the congregation, they distract from the Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed, they will cause people to sin by their display.

“I don’t like the colour of her lipstick.” “I think her flower in her hair was too big.” “She’s put on a bit of weight hasn’t she?” “I reckon I could dance better than her.” “I don’t think they were as good as last week.” “They didn’t dance in time.” “She shouldn’t be up there, because …”. “She puts too much make-up on.”

But isn’t dancing mentioned in the Bible? Yes, in the Old Testament. You can’t find it mentioned in the writings of Paul for the church.

Put it simply, Eve was made from the flesh of Adam and that’s why it’s the women who want to physically perform out the front. Men don’t want to.

People say “Well, in our culture we’ve always danced.” Yes, but that’s the problem – it’s a cultural thing not a Christian thing.

Furthermore, men watching can be moved to lust and indeed fornicate in their mind. I guess you can’t blame the women, maybe some of them are just up there to get a husband.

All this is not good enough for a church don’t you think?

When Christians go to a church they don’t want to be distracted or sin. Women will sin by passing judgment and men will sin by looking and comparing.


Day of God

See Post Millennialism


Dead in trespasses and sins

See Ungodly



Death Penalty

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Rom 3:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom 6:23

But many say, “I’m not a bad sinner like some people I know”, but these people are just ignorant of the fact that they don’t need a million sins to go to hell – just one will do. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Jam 2:10.

Yes, perfect obedience is necessary to get into heaven since the day you were born.

For one sin, God demands death and an eternity in hell as no sin or sinners can enter heaven.

You have a choice - can get saved by the death and shed blood of Christ or you will die and be  punished in hell and the lake of fire forever.

Who has perfect obedience? Only Jesus Christ. You’ll need his perfect obedience put into your account to enter heaven.



Deity

The term deity stands for God. There is only one God of three persons and each of these persons is God also.

Here is God the Father speaking:

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. Is 44:6

Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Is 45:21

Here is God the Son speaking:

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: … Rev 1:11

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Rev 1:17-18

Is Jesus lying when he calls himself the first and the last:? Of course not, he is the Father, he is God. Isaiah says also For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

The Holy Ghost is God

But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. Acts 5:3-4



Devils

The Bible word is devils not demons. The world calls them demons as if to make them not as harsh and evil as devils. D(evil)s are evil.



Dissemble

This word means to pull away from. This is the opposite meaning of assemble or gathering together.

See Dissimulation.



Dissimulation

To feign and to pretend. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him (James); insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. Gal 2:13

Barnabas, a dissembler, assembled with the other dissemblers.



Doctrine

For the Christian, we follow the apostle Paul and believe his doctrine and this is found in his thirteen epistles from Romans to Philemon. If it agrees with Paul it is doctrine for the Christian, if not it is still true, but meant for another time or dispensation.

But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, 2 Tim 3:10 patience… Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1 Cor 11:1

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. Rom 16:17

As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 1 Tim 1:3




Ecumenical Movement

The getting together of the denominations

1. All those that want to be like Jesus or who want to follow Jesus but won’t have him as their Saviour.

2. All those that will not have God’s words found in the Authorized Bible, The King James Bible.

3. All those who still have the ‘doing’ religion ie still working their way to heaven.

4. All those who believe you can lose your salvation.

5. All those who won’t have the doctrine of Paul.

Today, it is getting so bad that as long as a person can say they have some sort of faith in a higher power, then they can get into the ‘Ecumenical Club’.




Experience

Experience is preferred and has now replaced the written word of the King James Bible for many Christians. They say “I believe this …” “I believe that tongues are for today …” “I believe all Christians can and should be healed…” “I feel this …” and so on. Even when Jesus when tempted in the desert by Satan he replied four times “It is written …” (Matt 4:4, 6, 7, 10).

No, all experience is subject to the written word of the King James Bible.



Faith

How is a man saved? By his faith? No, never. It’s the faith of Jesus Christ put to our account.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Gal 2:20

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: Phil 3:9

All we have to do is “Believe” and this is not a work, and the faith of Christ is put to our account.

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Rom 4:5

The jailer said  …Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:30-31  



Fear

There is plenty of fear around today but it’s the wrong type eg fear of not having enough money, education, housing, superannuation, a job, disease, sickness and so on.

But there is good fear –

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. Prov 2:5

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Prov 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. Ps 111:10

As someone once said with tongue in cheek  “Why pray when you can worry?” And isn’t that what a lot of Christians do?

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Phil 4:6



Fornication

All sexual intercourse that occurs outside of the legal registration with a State or Territory, of becoming a husband or a wife. Many say “Oh he’s my husband/wife, we’re just not married yet.”

Oh yes, they are married (this is the physical act of sex) but they aren’t husband and wife. See how people get it back to front?


Gentile

Anyone who is not a physical Jew.



Glorification, glorified

This is the eventual end of the saved in heaven without a physical body and to made completely like Jesus. They will have a glorified body.

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Rom 8:17



Godhead

This is the Bible term for the man made title of the trinity consisting of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1 John 5:7. Acts 17:29; Rom 1:20. Col 2:9




Gospel

The word ‘gospel’ comes from ‘godspel’, ‘gods spelling’, ‘good spell’.

The gospel is the declaration that … that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Cor 15:3-4

However, there are different gospels in the scriptures eg the gospel of the kingdom of heaven, the gospel of the kingdom of God, the everlasting gospel to name just three. There are more.

  


Grace

Grace is getting something you don’t deserve while mercy is not getting what you do deserve.

Grace

1. God gives us his grace in Jesus Christ.

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Rom 3:24

2. You can’t work or earn or buy God’s grace

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. Rom 11:6

Mercy

As the Psalmist says He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Ps 103:10. The Lord gave them mercy.




Guilt

The purpose of God’s laws is to produce guilt in people so that they can go to Jesus Christ to be saved by the faith of Christ.

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become GUILTY before God. Rom 3:19

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. Gal 3:24-25

Furthermore, there are no good or bad sinners, as the following says For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Jam 2:10.

Although having said that, sodomites commit exceeding sin.

But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. Gen 13:13.

Yes, they are truly bad sinners.




Heresy

Heretics are those who won’t believe a certain doctrine or creed. Today, the heretics are those who won’t believe and follow the doctrine of Paul. Paul outlines what to do about heretics and others. It can be summarized by reject, avoid, withdraw, and have no company with the following people:

A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition REJECT; Titus 3:10

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and AVOID them. Rom 16:17

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye WITHDRAW yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 2 Thess 3:6

And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have NO COMPANY with him, that he may be ashamed. 2 Thess 3:14 


Holiness

This term often is confused with sanctification.

All Christians are sanctified, that is SET APART, when they are saved, but all may not be holy. Holiness is the start of the journey of obeying the Lord through the commandments of Paul found from Romans to Philemon.

I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. Rom 6:19




Humility

Humility is an absence of pride. It is to lower oneself. An excellent quality to have for a Christian.

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. James 4:6

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James 4:10

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 1 Peter 5:5-6

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Phil 2:3




Hypocrisy

See Dissimulation. A hypocrite is one who plays a part or pretends. Like an actor on stage playing a part. One who feigns to be what he is not eg more pious or virtuous when he is not really so.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 1 Timothy 4:2



Idolatry

See Covetous.

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: Col 3:5.

Christians have idols – sport, cars, interests, hobbies and the list goes on. A good idol to have is to be reading and studying the Bible. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15



Impartation

This is a word meaning ‘a pouring into’ or ‘placing into’. This is the opposite to ‘imputation’.

It seems laughable, but the Roman Catholic at the mass thinks he is eating the actual body of Jesus. The Roman Catholics’ Jesus is the wafer. The Roman Catholic believes that a man must put into his stomach the actual body of Christ. This is called impartation. When he drinks the wine/grape juice, he also thinks that it is the actual blood of Jesus Christ. After eating and drinking what he thinks is Jesus’ actual body and blood, he thinks he has become godly and only then can God at that moment in time state that he is justified. The Roman Catholic believes he has an imparted righteousness and this makes him holy.

Of course this is totally wrong as God  “…. justifieth the ungodly…” Rom 4:5.

The bread and the grape juice are not the body and blood of Christ. The Lord’s supper is done in remembrance only.



Imputation

To impute something means to charge or ascribe something, either good or evil, to another.

Now in the Bible we have sin or righteousness that can be imputed.

And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Romans 4:22

Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Rom 4:8 

The epistle of Philemon gives a practical illustration of imputation. Onesimus, a slave of Philemon, had stolen from him and run away to Rome. He was caught and put in prison where he meets Paul also a prisoner of Rome. Paul leads him to the Lord to get saved, and on his release, Onesimus goes back to his master Philemon who had also been led to the Lord by Paul. Paul gives Onesimus a letter saying If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; Phil 1:17-18.

Now this is a perfect illustration of what the Lord Jesus Christ did at the cross. Jesus says to the Father “Put everyone’s sins on my account and I’ll pay for them.”

Imputation is the act of God whereby he puts the sins of the sinner on the bill/the account/the invoice of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ ‘pays the bill’ and settles the account with God with the sinner remaining uncharged.



Imputed righteousness

This is God’s righteousness put into your account. Suppose you were given a gift of 100 trillion dollars. You would not collect it in a suitcase would you? You’d say “Please put that into my bank account.”

Now God’s righteousness could be likened to one hundred billion Amazon rivers. How much would you have to drink to be declared righteous before God. Why all of it! You couldn’t. That’s why God imputes (puts into your account) his righteousness – not imparts/infuses it into you like the Catholics falsely believe. That’s why they hate to miss mass – they think eating the wafer biscuit is enough to keep them righteous. They say “If I can just get Jesus, the wafer, into my stomach, God will pronounce me good!”




Infirmity

An infirmity is something of the flesh. When soldiers go to an infirmary, they are going there for flesh wounds and diseases. Paul says If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. 2 Cor 11:30

Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. 2 Cor 12:5

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor 12:9



Inspiration of the Scriptures. Also infallible, perfect, inerrant, pure


The following is an excerpt from The Statement of Beliefs of the King James Bible Church, Australia.

We believe The King James Authorized Bible to be the pure, perfect, infallible, inerrant, inspired and preserved words of God, and consists of the sixty-six books as found preserved in the 1611 King James Authorized Bible. Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost and their words were written down, and have been divinely preserved, throughout the ages, until reaching us in its present form. The King James Authorized Bible has preserved the very words of God in the form he wanted in the universal language of these last days - English.

We believe that God’s word, The King James Bible, is the words of God, and therefore we totally reject all other English bible versions. We believe that any Greek Textus Receptus has been corrected in several hundred places by the 1611 King James Authorized Bible.  We believe that the scriptures are not open to private interpretation.

 

Holy Men spake: 2Pet 1:20-21; Luke 1:70

God’s word: 2Sam 23:2; Ps 119:11, 89,  138:2;  Is 8:20; Luke 4:4; John 17:17; 1Thess 2:13; Heb 4:12

Words of God: Deut 18:19; Prov 4:20; Matt 24:35; Luke 4:4; Jn 6:63, 12:48

Pure words: Prov 15:25, 30:5; Ps 12:6

Private Interpretation: 2Pet 1:20-21

Inspiration: 2Tim 3:16-17

Preservation: Ps 12:6-7,  Matt 24:35; 1 Pet 1:23-25

Other English bible versions: 1Cor 2:13-14,  14:33; 2Cor 2:17; Rom 10:17 (not by other versions’ words); Heb 4:12; Jn 12:48; Matt 24:35; 1Thess 2:13; Rev 22:19;

Deut 4:2; Jer 26:2; Prov 30:6; 2Tim 4:3;

Note: Ever heard the saying “The sun never set on the English empire.”? God waited till one nation ruled the world, and then he used the English language to produce his perfect Bible.

Furthermore, to the chagrin (mortification, disappointment, humiliation, grief, sorrow, embarrassment, discomfort, wounded pride) of all gnostic Bible scholars, it’s wasn’t in the Greek or the Hebrew. (A chagrin is a roughened leather tool used for rasping wood.) The English rasps/smooths/corrects and files down the Greek and Hebrew in about 1,000 places.


Interpretation

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 2 Peter 1:20

Interpretation

Ever heard someone say “Oh, that’s just your interpretation” when it comes to understanding the Bible. People say “Well I believe this and I think that.” It doesn’t matter what people think or believe. It’s what the scriptures actually say. Many are too quick to put their own interpretation on things without finding out what is written.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:20-21

The Bible is not hard to understand. We look at what it says, is actually written, rather than what we think it means. Many people come to the Bible with preconceived ideas as to what it means. Of course, you have to have the King James Bible first of all. All the other versions are not Bibles – NIV, NKJV, Good News, NASV and the list goes on. There are over 300 other versions that have been published. Of course, if you were Satan there would be only one Bible you would want to change, and that would be the King James.



Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Timothy 3:16

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1 John 5:7

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6



Jew

The terms Jew, Israelite and Hebrew are all interchangeable. Paul calls himself all three.

Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I2 Cor 11:22

I am verily a man which am a JewActs 22:3-4




Judgment

Judgment is delivered by a judge. God will deliver his judgment according to his laws and then dispense justice. One sin means you are off to hell. That’s God’s judgment. That’s his justice.

…Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Gen 18:25.

For example, a judge gives his judgment of “Your guilty.”

He then says “You are sentenced to two years in prison.” This is the justice.



Justification, justified

God declares that a man is just and righteous when he is not made righteous.

The practical example is a guilty lawbreaker before a judge and someone else pays his fine. He now becomes just before the law. He is justified.

But here’s the amazing thing for a Christian, the judge himself pays the fine. God the judge goes to the cross himself. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Rom 4:5

As Bible teachers point out “I have been justified, and it’s ‘just – as – if – I’d’ never sinned.”




Justice

Judgment and Justice go hand in hand.

A judge gives his judgment and justice are the actions that follow.

For example, the judge says “You Mr X are guilty.” This is the judgement.

The judge then says “You must pay $1000 dollars.” This is justice.

Now, God’s justice is impartial, correct and right.

 Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Gen 18:25

And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people. 2 Sam 8:15




The law

The law and the ten commandments were never given to save the Jew but to make their sin appear exceeding sinful. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. Romans 7:13

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:19-20

Story: The parable of the boy in the well illustrates how laws can never save

As I walked in the country, I heard stifled but startling cries, “Help! Help!”

Now the strange thing was that as I peered around I could see no one, no, not even a house or a tree where such cries might come from, and the cries had a muffled sound, as if the one crying were covered up.

So I looked around again, and there I spied a well, over which was a winch.

So I thought that perhaps someone had fallen into the well. And so it was, for when I got to its edge, the cries were clear and plain and rang round the walls of the well.

In answer to my question “Who is it?” I learned that it was a boy who was strenuously crying for help. “How did you come to fall into the well?” I asked. “I ran without looking where I was going, and had my head turned round as I ran, and so fell in!”

Then I began to muse, and thought how foolish boys are, and how much they need some rules to guide them lest they fall into wells as they run.

So I drew out my pocket-book and proceeded to write down ten wise rules, which, if a boy would keep, he shall never fall into wells.

Now as I re-read my rules, I saw that each was good and just and true. So I was about to drop them down the well to the boy, saying, “Here are ten rules, which, if you keep _____!” but the boy cried out in anguish ______ “Alas, kind sir, it is not rules I need but a saviour, and right speedily, or I shall certainly perish in this cold water.”

So I stretched out my hand, and with much pain and care was able to rescue him, and none too soon, because for a time he lay as one dead, but shortly revived, and having thanked me warmly again and again, made his way home, often looking back to wave me more thanks.

So I went on my way musing, and considered why my rules, which were wise and good and just and true, but were not able to save the boy in the well. The boy needed a saviour – someone to save him.



The law – three uses

There are three uses of the law

1. For the civil order in society – to direct and train people to be decent and orderly. To restrain evil in society 

2. As a schoolmaster to show people they are sinners and need Christ

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Gal 3:24

3. To serve as the rule of life for Christians. Where are the laws for Christians? Read Paul – Romans to Philemon. There are hundreds of them. If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Cor 14:37.





The law - being under it

Most Christians only read the second part of the following verse.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Rom 6:14  They think they are free from the law. Nothing could be further from the truth.

As a Christian God has laws that he wants Christians to obey. They are now under the commandments of Paul. If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Cor 14:37.

Christians are redeemed from the curse of the law. The curse of the law demands perfection without which no-one can enter heaven. But Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Gal 3:13



Legalism

Legalism in its original meaning has you getting to heaven by your works. The Bible says the opposite For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9.

For those who think you can lose your salvation, they promote a legalism of works to maintain your salvation. Unbeknown to them, they are actually saying “Well, if you do what I tell you to do, you’ll get to heaven.” They don’t realize that others see them as just self-righteous dominators.



Love

You can love this or that person but you may not know how to and what to do that will please them. As Christians, we all agree that we are to love God, but how should we love God? What will please him? You see, love is the motive or the reason but it doesn’t give you the practical steps – it doesn’t tell you what to do.

Clearly, the Lord says If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:23

Question: “What are the commandments for the Christian?”

Answer: We follow Paul as he follows Christ. Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1 Cor 11:1.

Paul says If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Cor 14:37

The ten commandments are repeated in Colossians and Ephesians, and indeed the other eleven of Paul’s epistles, except the fourth “Keep the Sabbath” which was solely a command for the Jew.
   



Mark of the beast

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name Rev 13:17.

The mark of the beast cannot be offered a before the rapture of Christians off the earth. Why? Those that receive the mark will suffer the fire of eternal torment (Rev 14:11, 19:20). This cannot apply to Christians who have eternal security.

Just suppose the mark was offered before the rapture, there would be some saved but ‘weak Christians who might take the mark with their children and wife to feed. Therefore we see that the mark can only be offered after the rapture when there will be no Christians on earth.




Marriage

This is a misunderstood term. It is assumed that marriage is the same as being a husband and wife. This is not the case.

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her… Deut 24:1

First, you have a wife which is a legal requirement of society and then you marry, have physical relations, with her.

Taking a wife is a legal ceremony and is to be registered with the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Marriage is the physical joining together of a man and his wife.




Mercy

Mercy is not getting what you deserve, while grace is getting something you don’t deserve.

As the Psalmist says God showed Israel mercy He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103:10.



Messiah

He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. John 1:41.

There are many who believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah but they won’t have him as their Saviour. These were the people that Paul wrote to in his epistle to the Hebrews. Today we call them Messianics.



Millennium

This is the 1000 years following the battle of Armageddon which comes at the end of the 7 year tribulation.





Music

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Eph 5:19

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col 3:16

All you need for a church service is a piano. Use trumpets and violins if available. And if none of these are available, just sing unto the Lord.

Forget the drums and the guitars as these are the world’s instruments. You see there is too much body movement that distracts with these instruments. The emphasis today is on 1.Beat  2.Music 3.Words. The reverse is to be the case    1. Words first  2.Then music  3.Then the beat if needed. Beat has replaced rhythm today. Hymns have a rhythm not a beat.  Rhythm has pauses.  Modern church songs have been taken over by young people and are mostly a mindless repetition of words, beat, guitars and drums - all which appeal to the flesh.

Furthermore, they sing of their love for God but not the opposite of God’s love for us the sinner and Christ’s blood being shed for us. The number of times you will hear Charles Wesley’s famous hymn “And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Saviours blood” sung in churches today can be counted on one hand. 



New Age Movement

The new age movement is simply the old age movement with different wig on and a bit of lipstick. There is nothing new under the sun. The new Age is just the old age. Basically the New Age hates Jesus Christ and his shed blood. New Agers hate being called sinners that must be saved. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12



Obedience

Entry into heaven has always been by obedience.

Old testament saints could have atonement with God with animal blood but never entry into heaven. Why? They had imperfect works. That is of course until Christ came to take captivity captive (Eph 4:8).


For the saved, getting back into ‘God’s good books’ is by the at-one-ment of the shed blood of Christ. Secondly, Christ’s works are substituted as the Christian’s works.

Yes the way into heaven is by obedience – not ours but the obedience of Christ put to our account. This is called vicarious obedienceby the obedience of another.

Personal obedience? Many think they’ll enter heaven because they have been obedient since the day they were born. This may come as a surprise, For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. James 2:10. One sin means you are charged with the whole lot. It’s a package deal! “But I only lied once in my life!” “Sorry, you have murder, theft, rape, lust, violence, hatred, strife, sedition etc also put onto your account!”




Ordinances

Water baptism and the Lord’s supper are not an ordinances for the church.

You’ve heard of the phrase “the city ordinances”. These are the rules and regulations given by a city council to maintain order and proper behaviour.

Now the Corinthian church was way out of order. Baptists would have us believe that regular observance of water baptisms and taking of the Lord’s supper, would correct them. No, when Paul mentions ordinances he says …and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 1 Cor 11:2 This is past tense.

When you read First Corinthians, you will see that Paul gave them dozens of rules and regulations to bring order back into the church.

Put it this way, why would Paul say For Christ sent me not to baptize (water), but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1 Cor 1:17, if he was giving the church water baptism as an ordinance? He wouldn’t!

The great danger of having water baptisms in a church, is that people assume that because they have been water baptised then they must be saved.




Peace

People want peace on earth but do they want peace with God?

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14

People misunderstand this verse by thinking that at last the earth will have peace. A sort of horizontal peace between men. Nothing could be further from the truth. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. Matt 10:34-36

Furthermore, the earth is rapidly getting darker and more violent by the day. There will be no peace until the Prince of peace comes back. (Is 9:6).

No, the verse of Luke 2:14 speaks of the fact that we can now have the vertical peace with God and no longer be under his wrath. There’s only one peace to have. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Romans 5:1



Post Millenialism

This is the time after the 1000 year reign of Christ on earth. This will be called the day of God.

Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 2 Pet 3:12 




Prayer

Just keep taking everything to the Lord in prayer every day and every moment of the day. A good thing to do. How do we do this?

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Rom 12:12

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Phil 4:6

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Col 4:2

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Jam 5:16

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. Acts 6:4

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. Acts 12:5

Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, Phil 1:4




Propitiation (pro = before piti = ‘pity’ ion = the act of)

A gift that must be accepted to appease wrath.

The act of sending a gift to a wrathful ruler before you arrive in his presence, to gain his pity and  therefore avoid his wrath. Moreover, it is a gift that must be accepted.  The shed blood of Christ appeases, placates and completely satisfies God and he accepts it. This is the blood of Christ shed for sins.



Punishment

See Chastisement. Punishment is for those outside the family while chastisement is for those in the family. Those who are saved are not punished by God but are chastised by him.

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 1 Cor 11:29-31

Those who are not saved will be punished in hell.




Quicken

Quicken means to make alive.

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Eph 2:1

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Col 2:13

The steps are: 1. Dead in sins 2. Forgiven of sins 3. Put into the death of Christ 4. Then quickened into a new life – born again.




Ransom

A ransom is a demand + price  - a demand with a price attached.

The demanded price when paid procures the release of a captive or prisoner. 

A ransom is a release from captivity by complying with another’s demand at a price.

In our case, God demanded that a certain price be paid for sinners. His demand was his own blood. God demands that he will go to the cross himself and pay the price with his own blood. No other price can or will do. God demands “I shall hang on the cross myself and my blood will fulfil the requirements of my laws perfectly. Only I can do this! This is the ransom!”






The rapture, being caught up, happens at the end of the church age.

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thess 4:15-17




Reckoned

This is an accountancy term, and one which means the utmost accuracy, precision and detail.

If you have ten dollars in your pocket, you can reckon that to be the case. You have hard and factual evidence that cannot be disputed.

… a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when

he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. Matthew 18:23-24

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom 6:11

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Rom 8:18




Reconciliation

What is the Christian’s ministry? It is one of reconciliation. A bringing together. In the first place you and God were at war and were brought together in peace by the shed blood of Christ. This was a reconciliation. Now you have the job of doing the same for others.

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:18-19




Redemption

To be redeemed is to be bought back with a price. This is the act of buying back someone or something. A payment has been made so that the sinner can escape the wrath of God.

Redemption is not remission. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Rom 3:25. Redemption is for all past, present and future sins.




Regeneration

There are two applications.

1. This is what happens at the point of being saved. When washed of our sins we are regenerated.

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5

…Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood Rev 1:5

2. This is the time after the battle of Armageddon, when Jesus will sit on his throne.

And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:28




Reincarnation

Not in the Bible. This is the false belief that a soul passes from one body to another at death. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Heb 9:27





Remission.

The remission of sins was for past sins only.

See Redemption



Repentance

Repentance is not a turning from sins but a changing of the mind. The unsaved man thinks that if there is a heaven, he will get there by his good works or being a good person. But this thinking will take him to hell. He has to change his mindhe has to repent of this thinking!

The steps are

1. He must have a godly sorrow about his sin and not a worldly sadness and sorrow.

2. He changes his mind (repents) that only Jesus can saved him

3. He gets saved. 

 

For godly sorrow (step 1) worketh repentance (step 2) to salvation (step 3) not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 2 Corinthians 7:9-10

 

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance (step 2) to the acknowledging of the truth (step 3 that only Christ can save); 2 Tim 2:25

 

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed (step 1) to repentance (step 2): for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.




Restitution

The act of restoring something to someone or something to its original condition. God will do this to the earth.

And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. Ex 22:12

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3:21




Righteousness

Righteousness is that quality of being right.

Who is right? God is right in all his ways

He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. Deut 32:4

Is man right?

No, man is not right in any way shape or form

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Is 64:6




Rome and Christianity

Complete opposites. Rome’s Jesus is the wafer they must eat to be internally pure so that God can pronounce them pure and righteous. That’s why Catholics hate to miss mass. It causes great fear - what if they should die before they get there?

Christians have the Lord’s supper only in remembrance. And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 1 Cor 11:24-25




Salvation

The law can never save you.  Story: The parable of the boy in the well

As I walked in the country, I heard stifled but startling cries, “Help! Help!”

Now the strange thing was that as I peered around I could see no one, no, not even a house or a tree where such cries might come from, and the cries had a muffled sound, as if the one crying were covered up.

So I looked around again, and there I spied a well, over which was a winch.

So I thought that perhaps someone had fallen into the well. And so it was, for when I got to its edge, the cries were clear and plain and rang round the walls of the well.

In answer to my question “Who is it?” I learned that it was a boy who was strenuously crying for help. “How did you come to fall into the well?” I asked. “I ran without looking where I was going, and had my head turned round as I ran, and so fell in!”

Then I began to muse, and thought how foolish boys are, and how much they need some rules to guide them lest they fall into wells as they run.

So I drew out my pocket-book and proceeded to write down ten wise rules, which, if a boy would keep, he shall never fall into wells.

Now as I re-read my rules, I saw that each was good and just and true. So I was about to drop them down the well to the boy, saying, “Here are ten rules, which, if you keep _____!” but the boy cried out in anguish ______ “Alas, kind sir, it is not rules I need but a saviour, and right speedily, or I shall certainly perish in this cold water.”

So I stretched out my hand, and with much pain and care was able to rescue him, and none too soon, because for a time he lay as one dead, but shortly revived, and having thanked me warmly again and again, made his way home, often looking back to wave me more thanks.

So I went on my way musing, and considered why my rules, which were wise and good and just and true, but were not able to help the boy in the well. The boy needed a saviour – someone to save him. The laws can never save you.




Sanctification

To sanctify is to set apart.

Ex 13:2, Ex30:29, Ex 40:13, Lev 11:44, Lev 20:8, 1 Chron 23:13, Neh 12:47, Rom 15:16

This is the act of God whereby he sets apart the saved sinner into the death of Christ.

Those who are Christ are sanctified and have eternal security. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Heb 10:14. This means that once saved, you can never lose your salvation.

This gets confused with holiness. Holiness is what you do once you are set apart/sanctified.




Saved

Saved from what? Saved from hell which is the wrath of God. Hell is God’s wrath for those that reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour.

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thess 5:9

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36



Second coming

The second coming occurs at the end of the seven year tribulation. This will be by the physical Son of man – Jesus Christ in the flesh.

The Son of God (not physical) appears for the church at the rapture before the seven year tribulation. 





Sin

Anything that disagrees with what God wants. Reading Paul’s writings of Romans to Philemon will more than expose the many sins a Christian, although saved, will commit. Paul writes the commandments of God as he says If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Cor 14:37 .

Oh yes, the Christian is under the law, that is, the 3rd use of the law. It’s called the law of liberty and the law of love. Under the old testament, God gave his laws to condemn and to show … that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. Rom 7:13. This was called the curse of the law (Gal 3:10) from which Christ has redeemed us (Gal 3:13).

The 1st use of the law is to maintain law and order in society.

The 2nd use of the law is as a schoolmaster to take us to Christ  (Gal 3:24-25)

The 3rd use of the law tells us how to love God. Now that you are a Christian, not loving God that way he wants, is a sin. Start reading Paul dear Christian.




Sodomite

Sodomites are men who have sex with other men. They were killed under the Old Testament laws. God destroyed the city of Sodom with fire and brimstone.

But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. Gen 13:13

Yes, sins are sins but this is an exceeding sin.

Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; Gen 19:24




The Son of man

On earth, Jesus was the Son of man. This was physical flesh and bone.

At Armageddon Jesus will again appear as the Son of man. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matt 24:30




The Son of God

As God is a Spirit (Jn 4:24) the Son of God has no flesh or physical body. At the rapture, Jesus comes back as the Son of God.



Soul sleep

Not mentioned in the Bible. For the unsaved after death there is the judgment.

Paul says For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

 Phil 1:23-24

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Cor 5:8 

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Heb 9:27





Tempting Christ

This means to speak against God “Where are you God in this situation?”

And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; … Numbers 21:5-6

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 1 Cor 10:9




Temptation

The Bible meaning of the word ‘temptation’ is not necessarily one of a moral seduction as in the modern usage, but of making trial or test of a man to 1. Prove a certain quality or 2. Show a sin.

a. Jesus when tempted by the devil (Lk 4:13) proved he was a man who did no sin

b. While the Jew in his forty years of wandering in the desert, showed nothing but sin. 

Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: Ps 95:8

c. Now some people when they hear the word of God They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. Luke 8:13.

d. What was Paul’s temptation? It was an actual infirmity in his flesh. He had an eye disease that made him look unattractive.

And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. Galatians 4:14 (KJV)

e. God says this about temptations, that he will make a way of escape.

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.           1 Cor 10:13.





The ten commandments

See Love




Tithing

Tithing is the modern day Pastor’s use of walking by sight (and using guilt) to extract a certain amount of money out of the congregation, as there are wages, rent and bills to pay. Along with having membership of the church and making sure worshippers don’t miss a Sunday’s attendance without good reason, tithing is a nice little earner. “But without tithing our church wouldn’t exist?” they cry – not knowing that statement simply reveals a certain fearfulness on their behalf. Yes, their church very well may not exist.

Tithing is never mentioned by the apostle Paul, but cheerful giving is. The Christian is freed from the old testament law of tithing.

But people ask the question “Isn’t Abraham our father in the faith and didn’t he tithe?” The answer is “Yes of course (Gal 3:9), but Abram tithed to Melchisedec (Gen 14:20) before he became a man of faith.” You see, Abram heard the promise (Gen 12:1-3) but he didn’t believe it.  He only became a man of faith (Gen 15:6) AFTER tithing to Melchisedec.

Now having Moses and the tithing of the law removed, cheerful giving now becomes the real test for the Christian. All that Christians have belongs to Christ and he may require 20%, 30%, 50% and upwards. Adhering to tithing can hinder those who have been financially and abundantly blessed from giving more. The church can shake off the limitation of Moses and his tithing commandment as he is no longer, and never was, needed to prop up and enforce wrong doctrine, and deadness, upon a church.





Transgressions

These are known sins as the result of breaking known laws. Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. Rom 4:15

So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it; 1 Chron 10:13




Trespasses

These are unknown sins. And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? Gen 31:36  





Ungodly

The ungodly man (1Tim 1:9; 1Pet 4:18) is dead in trespasses and sins (Eph 2:1).

Ignoring these two terms, the Calvinist invents the phrase Total Depravity (of which neither word can be found in the Bible) to describe and unsaved man. This means that man is in such total bondage to sin and evil that he cannot respond obediently to God’s commands. In other words, man has no free will to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved” (Acts 16:31)

What scripture verses do they use to back this up?

… There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. Rom 3:10-11.

In their rush to prove their ungodly doctrine, they fail to grasp the vast difference in meaning between the words ‘seeketh’ and ‘seek’ and ‘understandeth’ and ‘understand’.




So the ungodly man might occasionally SEEK and UNDERSTAND after God but he is not doing it all the time (as in seeketh and understandeth). And that’s understandable. He might inquire into this religion or that. Probably go to a Sunday night Baptist service. The next night he might be in some night club somewhere. Then he might study Christianity for a while. Then go off into a Buddhist retreat. Then go off out into the world again. The he might get blind drunk for a year or two and hit the drugs and so on. He feels unfulfilled and dissatisfied. But he is looking and searching for a god and/or indeed God the Father.

You see, the King James translators used the right word as directed by God.

To be unsaved, ungodly and dead in trespass and sins means you still have a free will. The unsaved can or has the ability to seek God. 

Calvinism is known by the word T.U.L.I.P. which stands for Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, Perseverance of the Saints. None of these terms are to be found in the Bible so that means Calvinists can make up their own meanings and definitions for them. These terms are all interdependent on each other, so should one of them not hold up, the rest fall as well. As it is said “A chain is as strong as its weakest link.”

Foundational to Calvinism is the Total Depravity. Now the real sin of Calvinism starts to be revealed. The Calvinist wrongly believes that the start of salvation begins with the Holy Spirit making a man want to believe, against his will, by an act of infusing grace into an unsaved man. This can nowhere be found in the scriptures. Now here’s the blasphemy, the horrendous sin against the Lord Jesus Christ and his shed blood.

The Calvinist believes because man cannot of his own free will seek God, he must be chosen and selected by God to be saved. Now for this to happen, an act of regenerating and renewal of grace by Gods’ Holy Spirit must infuse a totally depraved man against his will, in order for him to believe. “Oh yes”, they cry, “but a man is still justified by Christ’s blood (Rom 5:9). Salvation is only of the Lord!”. But wait a minute, God justifieth the ungodly (Rom 5:5) not the regenerated man.

You see how Satan slips in the back door by reminding us that is the Spirit that gets the ball rolling. “Thank you Holy Spirit! We praise you Holy Spirit! If it wasn’t for you the shed blood of Jesus wouldn’t be effective!”

Now if you can’t see the error in this, that is why it is called the mystery of iniquity. Regeneration before salvation is pure Roman Catholic theology.

For the Catholic attending mass, he must first eat Jesus and drink his blood, to be regenerated inside, and then only at that point in time, can God pronounce him justified. So the mass is regeneration before salvation.



Calvinism is a lie directly out of Rome. It comes straight from the writings of Augustine the ‘great’ father of Rome. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2 Cor 11:14

So Calvinism rewrites the salvation process according to Rome. Of course, most Calvinists are unaware they are Roman Catholic in this regard, that is, regeneration before salvation.





Ungodly (continued)

No, God says he justifies the ungodly not the regenerated. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his

faith is counted for righteousness. Rom 4:5

Rome wrongly believes that at the mass, God justifies the godly.  The Catholic eats Jesus (they wrongly believe that the wafer is the actual physical body of Jesus), he becomes internally godly, and only then, will God justify and pronounce that Catholic as a good person and saved. Of course this presents a dreadful problem. As the effect of the wafer lasts only about 30 minutes or so, what will happen if they die before they can get their Jesus of the next mass, into their stomachs again? Catholics live in excruciating fear and dread for all their lives, never knowing whether they will end up in heaven, hell or indeed purgatory.

Calvinism is just another twist on this satanic doctrine. They believe if a man is totally depraved, he must be made brought to a point where he can believe. So the Calvinist wrongly says that the Holy Spirit has to make the mind of the totally depraved man able to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour. This is also a regeneration before salvation Rome = imparted (infused) grace

Calvinist = imparted (infused) grace + imputed grace. Calvin straddles both!

Paul = imputed grace




Worship

The mistaken belief is that this only occurs in church services. No, Christians’ daily lives should be a 24 hours practical example of worshipping God. 

How do we worship God? Under the old testament, there were rules and regulations on how to do this. Now we read Paul and see different commands on how to worship God. We find out what pleases him, not as Jews as that era has gone, but as Christians. We follow Paul the apostle as he follows Christ. Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1 Cor 11:1. Read what God likes in Paul’s writings of Romans to Philemon and see how a Christian should worship God with his or her life throughout the day.



By Harley Hitchcock



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