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A lot of my brothers and sisters in Christ have been feeding on the milk of the Bible. That which is given to the new born Christian (born again). But now it's time to feast on the meat. Be sure to bring a steak knife, and you might need a toothpick once you're done!

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  • Baptized
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    Baptized

    6 years ago

    The New Testament is full of teaching as to the meaning, the nature, and the effect of Christian baptism. In John iii. Jesus describes it as a rebirth by water and the Holy Spirit without which a man cannot enter the...

  • Rubric
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    Rubric

    6 years ago

    Rubric was the name applied to those portions of old manuscripts and books which, for typographical embellishment or on account of their importance in the text, were printed in red ink. Often, as in the old monastic...

  • Elder
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    Elder

    6 years ago

    An Elder, in ancient Judaism and in many Christian churches, is one of a body of officers charged with executive, judicial, and pastoral responsibilities. Selection to the office has always depended more upon experience...

  • Angels and Archangels
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    Angels and Archangels

    6 years ago

    Several of the great religions of the world teach of the existence of angels, beings which are higher and wiser than men but still below God and created by Him. The word "angel" comes from the Greek word for...

  • What is an Apostle?
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    What is an Apostle?

    6 years ago

    These were the 12 men whom Jesus chose to spread His teaching.

  • Calvinism
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    Calvinism

    6 years ago

    Calvinism accepts the main Christian doctrines as set forth in the early creeds of the Church. It gives special prominence to the doctrines of the sovereignty of God and the redeeming work of Christ. It follows the...

  • Esau
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    Esau

    6 years ago

    Esau was the elder twin brother of the Hebrew patriarch Jacob. Genesis 25 and 27 relate the conflict between Esau the hunter and Jacob the herdsman over the right of primogeniture, the special privilege and blessing...

  • The Epistle to the Philippians
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    The Epistle to the Philippians

    6 years ago

    The Epistle to the Philippians is a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the church at Philippi and now the llth book of the New Testament canon. It is the most personal and least didactic of Paul's letters, revealing...

  • The Epistle to Philemon
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    The Epistle to Philemon

    6 years ago

    Written by the Apostle Paul, probably while he was in prison in Rome in about 61 and 62 A.D. The Epistle was a private letter addressed to Philemon, a Christian in Colossae, Phrygia (now in Turkey). Paul pleads with him...

  • The Disciple Philip
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    The Disciple Philip

    10 days ago

    Philip is one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. Philip the Apostle appears in all four lists of the disciples (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13). The story of his call to discipleship is given in John...

  • The Sermon on the Mount
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    The Sermon on the Mount

    10 days ago

    The Sermon on the Mount was Jesus' discourse to the disciples and the multitude in the Gospel of Matthew 5-7. It is also found in briefer form in Luke 6:20-49, where it is virtually "the ordination sermon of the...

  • What is a Sermon?
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    What is a Sermon?

    6 years ago

    A sermon is a religious address delivered to the congregation at a service of worship. Examples are found in several religions, but chiefly in Judaism and Christianity. Many of the recorded addresses of the Old...

  • The Trinity
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    The Trinity

    6 years ago

    The Trinity in Christianity, three Persons in one God. The doctrine, central to Christianity, is considered a supernatural mystery, known to man only by the revelation of Jesus in the New Testament. According to the...

  • The Ten Commandments
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    The Ten Commandments

    6 years ago

    The Ten Commandments are the most terse, inclusive, and celebrated abridgment of a code of ethical conduct in all of mankind's written tradition. Judeo-Christian tradition believes them to have the highest possible...

  • Original Sin
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    Original Sin

    6 years ago

    Original sin is the inherited tendency toward evil. In the teaching of Paul it entered human life with the fall of Adam. Through the centuries Christian thinkers have debated about the basic nature of original sin, such...

  • Levites
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    Levites

    6 years ago

    Levites were the descendants of Levi, Jacob's third son, who assisted the ancient Hebrew priests. Exodus recounts that Moses, a member of the tribe of Levi, appointed his brother Aaron as the first Hebrew high priest....

  • Isaac
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    Isaac

    6 years ago

    Isaac is the second Old Testament patriarch and the only son of Abraham and Sarah. Abraham called his son Isaac, implying laughter, because Sarah had laughed when God promised her a son in her old age. As a youth, Isaac...

  • Elijah
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    Elijah

    6 years ago

    Elijah (meaning 'My God is Yahweh') was the greatest and most picturesque of the northern prophets, lived under Ahab and Ahaziah (between 874 and 852 BC). His life was chiefly spent in opposing the worship of Baal,...

  • The Book of Daniel
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    The Book of Daniel

    6 years ago

    Book of Daniel, considered by most scholars to have been composed during the reign of Antiochus IV (circa 165 BC) to strengthen the Jews under persecution during the attempt of Antiochus to substitute Greek religion for...

  • The Song of Solomon
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    The Song of Solomon

    6 years ago

    Ruler of the united kingdoms of Israel and Judah, Solomon was renowned for his wisdom and great wealth, and he is mentioned numerous times in the Old and New Testaments (for example, Matthew 6:29). The story of...

  • The Gospel of Matthew
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    The Gospel of Matthew

    6 years ago

    The Gospel of Matthew is the first of the three Synoptic ("similar view") Gospels. Written in Aramaic, it is traditionally ascribed to St. Matthew, one of the 12 Apostles. Its author was probably a Jewish...

  • The Book of Nehemiah
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    The Book of Nehemiah

    6 years ago

    Nehemiah was a governor of Judaea and a book of the Old Testament. In Roman Catholic translations the name is spelled Nehemias and the book is called II Esdras. The book is believed to include some of Nehemiah's own...

  • The Book of Isaiah
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    The Book of Isaiah

    6 years ago

    Isaiah was a Hebrew prophet and a book of the Old Testament containing his message. The name is spelled Isaias in Roman Catholic translations. The prophet Isaiah was a respected figure at the royal court of Jerusalem,...

  • The Book of Micah
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    The Book of Micah

    6 years ago

    Micah was an Old Testament prophet and the book that contains his prophecies. Micah preached and wrote in the 8th century B.C., when Jerusalem was being menaced by Assyrian armies. Near the beginning of the book, Micah...

  • The Book of Malachi
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    The Book of Malachi

    6 years ago

    Malachi is a book of the Old Testament. It is spelled Malachias in Roman Catholic translations. The word means "my messenger" in Hebrew and occurs several times in the text. The book was probably written soon...

  • The Book of Jonah
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    The Book of Jonah

    6 years ago

    Jonah was a Hebrew prophet and a book of the Old Testament that recounts his supposed experiences. The name is spelled "Jonas" in Roman Catholic translations. The man Jonah is described in II Kings 14:25 as...

  • The Book of Lamentations
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    The Book of Lamentations

    6 years ago

    Lamentations is a book of the Old Testament traditionally ascribed to the Prophet Jeremiah. It consists of five independent poems that mourn the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians and the bitter suffering of...

  • The Epistles to the Thessalonians
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    The Epistles to the Thessalonians

    6 years ago

    The Epistles to the Thessalonians are two letters from Paul to the Christian community at Thessalonica in Greece. These epistles are the 13th and 14th books of the New Testament.

  • The Epistle to the Galatians
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    The Epistle to the Galatians

    6 years ago

    The Epistle to the Galatians is a letter written by Paul the Apostle to the Churches of Galatia.

  • The Story of Goliath
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    The Story of Goliath

    6 years ago

    Goliath, in the Bible, was a Philistine hero of gigantic size, said to have been slain by David. The most popular account is told in I Samuel 17 and describes Goliath as having been "six cubits and a span"...

  • Holy Spirit
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    Holy Spirit

    6 years ago

    In Christian theology the Holy Spirit (frequently Holy Ghost) is the third person of the divine Trinity. The others are God the Father and God the Son.

  • The Book of Haggai
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    The Book of Haggai

    6 years ago

    The Book of Haggai is one of the prophetic books of the Old Testament. The headings of Haggai's discourses indicate that the date of his prophetic activity was from August to December 520 B.C. There is no evidence of...

  • The Book of Habakkuk
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    The Book of Habakkuk

    6 years ago

    The Book of Habakkuk is one of the prophetical books of the Old Testament. The author is known only through the Biblical book bearing his name. Generally, though not universally, he is held to have acted as a prophet...

  • The Book of Esther
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    The Book of Esther

    6 years ago

    The Book of Esther is an Old Testament book recounting the story of Esther, savior of the Jews during the time of the Persian domination. Esther's heroism resulted in the institution of the festival of Purim (Lots). ...

  • The Gospel of Luke
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    The Gospel of Luke

    6 years ago

    Gospel of Luke is the last of the three Synoptic ("common view") Gospels. It was probably written between 60 A.D. and 100 A.D. by Luke, the "beloved physician" and companion of Paul. In general...

  • Leviticus
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    Leviticus

    6 years ago

    Leviticus is the third book of the Old Testament. Its Hebrew name is Vayikra, meaning "and He called", which is the Hebrew text's opening word. Leviticus is a compilation of ancient Hebrew law. It has...

  • The Gospel
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    The Gospel

    6 years ago

    The Gospel is the news of man's redemption through Jesus Christ. The word comes from the Anglo-Saxon godspell, a translation of the Latin evangelium, and means "good news". The Bible contains four accounts,...

  • Communion
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    Communion

    6 years ago

    Communion is a term in the Christian vocabulary that has a number of special uses. The one most frequently met is its attachment to the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, sometimes called the Eucharist, or, in ordinary...

  • The Epistle to the Hebrews
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    The Epistle to the Hebrews

    6 years ago

    Epistle to the Hebrews is a book of the New Testament. Although it is called a letter and has been ascribed to the Apostle Paul, most scholars believe that it is a sermon and that its thought and style suggest some...

  • Covenant
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    Covenant

    6 years ago

    A covenant, in theology, is a term derived from the Bible. The Hebrew word is berith, which has the sense of pact, treaty, alliance, or league. The term was used of human agreements, but its special religious usage was...

  • Ezra
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    Ezra

    5 years ago

    Ezra is a Jewish priest and a book in the Old Testament describing his work and times. In Roman Catholic translations the name is spelled Esdras, and the book is called I Esdras. Ezra is described in the book as a...

  • The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians
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    The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians

    6 years ago

    The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians, is the 12th book of the New Testament, written by Paul while he was imprisoned in Rome toward the end of his life. Paul had never been in Colossae and was not known personally to...

  • Genesis: In The Beginning...
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    Genesis: In The Beginning...

    6 years ago

    Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament and of the Pentateuch, or first five books of the Old Testament. It contains stories of the origins of the world, man, and the Hebrew people. The word "genesis"...

  • The Book of Ezekiel
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    The Book of Ezekiel

    6 years ago

    Ezekiel an Old Testament prophet and the book containing his message. The name is spelled Ezechiel in Roman Catholic translations. The book was written from about 592 B.C. to 570 B.C. Ezekiel, a priest of the land of...

  • The Epistles to the Corinthians
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    The Epistles to the Corinthians

    6 years ago

    The Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians are the 7th and 8th books of the New Testament. They are letters written by St. Paul from Ephesus, and between them they give a vivid picture of the strengths and weaknesses of...

  • The Book of Acts
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    The Book of Acts

    6 years ago

    Acts of the Apostles is the fifth book in the New Testament. It follows the four Gospels and precedes the Epistles of Paul. The opening lines refer to a "first book" (the Gospel of Luke). Both books were...

  • Adam & Eve
    0

    Adam & Eve

    6 years ago

    Adam and Eve, according to the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Muslim tradition derived from it, were the parents of the human race. The Bible tells that they were created in the image of God and placed in the Garden...

  • Crucifixion
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    Crucifixion

    11 days ago

    Crucifixion is a method of execution widely used in the ancient world and most famous as the manner in which Christ died on Calvary. The word comes from the Latin words crux and figere, meaning to "affix to a...

  • Apologetics
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    Apologetics

    6 years ago

    The term "apologetics" has nothing to do with "apologizing" in the ordinary use of that term. It is the entry of the theologian into the intellectual arena, where questions are asked about the...

  • The Gift of Tongues
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    The Gift of Tongues

    10 days ago

    The Gift of Tongues, sometimes called glossolalia, is a charism (gift of grace) enabling its recipient to speak in an unaccustomed language. Interpreters disagree about the nature of this gift, which is mentioned in the...

  • Baptism
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    Baptism

    10 days ago

    Baptism is the application of water to a person as a sacrament or religious rite. Sacraments, as a rule, derive their outward form from common social acts but give to them a new spiritual significance. Thus the common...

  • The Epistle to Titus
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    The Epistle to Titus

    10 days ago

    The Epistle to Titus is the 17th book in the New Testament, ostensibly a letter from the Apostle Paul to his coworker Titus instructing him how to organize church life in Crete. Many modern scholars doubt that Paul...

  • The Book of Deuteronomy
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    The Book of Deuteronomy

    10 days ago

    Deuteronomy, in the Old Testament, is the fifth and last book of the Pentateuch. Deuteronomy, which means "second law" in Greek, is known in Hebrew as Debarim or Misneh Tor ah. The book consists of...

  • The Epistles to Timothy
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    The Epistles to Timothy

    10 days ago

    The Epistles to Timothy are two books in the New Testament that purport to be letters addressed by the Apostle Paul to his younger colleague, Timothy. Because these letters and that addressed to Titus chiefly contain...

  • What is Atheism?
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    What is Atheism?

    11 days ago

    Atheism, commonly speaking, is the denial of God. Theism (from Greek theos, "God") is belief in or conceptualization of God; atheism is the rejection of such belief or conceptualization. The meaning of...

  • The Books of Chronicles
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    The Books of Chronicles

    10 days ago

    Books of Chronicles, two books in the Old Testament, called Paralipomenon in the Roman Catholic Bible. Scholars think that Chronicles was written between the late 7th century B.C. and about 200 B.C., originally as a...

  • Types of Literature in the Old Testament
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    Types of Literature in the Old Testament

    11 days ago

    Modern scholars have classified Old Testament writings according to their literary genres (Gattungen is the German technical term) and have searched for their origin in preliterary oral traditions and in the daily life...

  • The Epistle of Jude
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    The Epistle of Jude

    11 days ago

    The Epistle of Jude is one of the seven catholic (general or ecumenical) epistles of the New Testament, consisting of one chapter of 17 verses. It is addressed to all Christians, and is universal in character. It lacks...

  • The Epistles of John
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    The Epistles of John

    6 years ago

    The Epistles of John are three catholic Epistles or letters of the New Testament traditionally ascribed to the Apostle John, author of the Gospel of John. The Johannine authorship is vouched for by Irenaeus, Clement of...

  • The Book of Judges
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    The Book of Judges

    6 years ago

    The Book of Judges is the seventh book of the Old Testament. It takes its name from the leaders who guided the destinies of the tribes of Israel during the period immediately following the conquest of Canaan. Between...

  • The Ark of the Covenant
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    The Ark of the Covenant

    11 days ago

    The Ark of the Covenant is the holy chest, made in the Wilderness, that the ancient Hebrews took with them on their journey into Canaan. According to the Book of Exodus, God instructed Moses to make the Ark as a...

  • The New Testament
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    The New Testament

    6 years ago

    The Bible is the first major expression in history of monotheism, or the belief in one God. It has become the basis of faith for about a billion people throughout the world. It has been translated into over one thousand...

  • The Old Testament
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    The Old Testament

    6 years ago

    The Bible, or Holy Scriptures, the sacred writings that are the foundation of Christian and Jewish belief. The word "Bible" is derived from the Greek biblia ("books"). The books that make up the...

  • The Gospel of John
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    The Gospel of John

    6 years ago

    The Gospel of John, long credited rightly or wrongly to "the disciple whom Jesus loved", is for many the "well-loved Gospel", but scholars reverently discuss it also as part of "the Johannine...

  • The Christian Meaning Of Justification
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    The Christian Meaning Of Justification

    11 days ago

    In the terminology of Christian theologies "justification" refers to the passage of man from the state of sin to the state of justice or favor with God.

  • Easter
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    Easter

    7 years ago

    Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most important feast in the Christian calendar. Easter Sunday does not come on the same date every year, but falls sometime between March 22 and April 25....

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