Theo Vocab

  1. amillennialism
    The view that there will be no future reign of Christ on earth.
  2. apocryphal books
    Books written during the period between the book of Malachi and the birth of Jesus.  They were not included in the Hebrew Bible and Protestants rejected them as being inspired.
  3. Apostles
    • Currently--a "sent one" or ambassador
    • biblically--those chosen personally by Jesus to be with Him and to be primary witnesses to His resurrection and teachings.
  4. Attributes of God
    The special traits, characteristics, or qualities of God that constitute His nature and being.
  5. Calvinism
    The belief in God's absolute sovereignty, which presumes absolute predestination of those who should be saved and who should be lost.
  6. Canon
    The list of books accepted by the Church as Scripture inspired by the Holy Spirit.
  7. Fall of man
    Adam and Eve's initial act of disobedience by which they lost their close relationship with God.
  8. justification
    God's act of declaring and accepting a person as righteous in  His sight.  God pardons sinners who accept Christ and treats them as not guilty--just as if they had never sinned.
  9. Millennium
    The thousand year reign of  Christ on earth.
  10. Ordinances
    A practice commanded by Jesus and continued as a memorial in obedience to Him.  The two ordinances are water baptism and the Lord's supper.
  11. Pentecost
    • "Fiftieth"
    • A name for the harvest feast which occurred fifty days after Passover.  On the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus the Holy Spirit was poured out on 120 believers to empower them.
  12. post-millennialism
    The teaching that the millennium is the Church Age or an extension of the Church Age, with Christ ruling but not personally present.
  13. Pre-millennialism
    Teaches that Jesus will personally return at the end of the Church Age and will establish His kingdom on earth for a thousand years.  Emphasizes the literal interpretation of the Bible.
  14. Rapture
    The snatching away of true believers for a meeting with Jesus in the air.
  15. Sabellianism
    Teaches that God is one Person who revealed himself in three forms, modes, or manifestations, in succession.
  16. sanctification
    • The work of the Holy Spirit that separates believers from sin and evil and dedicates them tot he worship and service of the Lord.
    • There is an initial act of sanctification at conversion and a continuing process of sanctification as we cooperate with the Holy Spirit in putting wrong desires to death.
  17. Salvation
    Includes all that God has done and will do for the believer in delivering from the power of sin and death and restoring to fellowship as well as assuring future resurrection and the full inheritance He has promised.
  18. Vicarious atonement
    Jesus' death on the cross was a substitute atonement for us--for our benefit.
  19. Agnosticism
    • The belief that the supernatural, including God, are unknown and perhaps unknowable.
    • The view that human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist.
  20. Arianism
    A belief that the Son of God did not always exist but was created by God the Father.
  21. Deism
    A view that God does not interfere directly with human affairs.  (Watchmaker--he set things in motion and left them to run on their own.)
  22. dichotomism (bipartite)
    The belief that a person is made up of only two parts--the body and the soul.
  23. monism
    The belief that a person is one (opposes the traditional view of a person being a body, soul and spirit
  24. ecclesiology
    The theological study of the  Church--its origins, its relationship to Jesus, its discipline, its destiny, and its leadership, etc.
  25. ecumenism
    Refers to efforts by Christians or different traditions to develop closer relationships and better understandings.  Refers to the efforts towards unity between different Christian churches.
  26. homiletics
    The art of preaching; the study of the composition and delivery of a sermon
  27. Jesus Only doctrine
    A doctrine that states there is one God who manifests himself in many ways.  They baptize in the name of Jesus Christ only.
  28. modalism
    • Also know as Sabellianism
    • Denies the Trinity
    • God is one person and manifest himself in different forms
  29. sacrament
    • a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance.
    • The Lord's Supper and Baptism
  30. transcendence
    • existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level
    • The view that God is completely outside of and beyond the world
  31. verbal plenary inspiration
    • Verbal plenary inspiration: This view gives a greater role to the human
    • writers of the Bible, while maintaining a belief that God preserved the
    • integrity of the words of the Bible."[19] The effect of inspiration was to move the authors so as to produce the words God wanted.[18]
    • In this view the human writers' "individual backgrounds, personal
    • traits, and literary styles were authentically theirs, but had been
    • providentially prepared by God for use as his instrument in producing
    • Scripture."
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