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The Bible A to Z Part 1 Letters A-H

  • Thursday, 13 November 2014 00:00

A. Annunciation
The announcement by the archangel, Gabriel to St. Mary of the conception and birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ (Lk 1:28-35)

B. Bishop
Originally this was a general term for a church leader (an overseer). St. Paul said to St. Tulius, "A Bishop must be a kind, honorable person." (1 Ti 3:1-7)

C. Christ
Our Lord Jesus Christ (anointed one) the title of promised savior. (Mk 1:14-15)

D. Demon
An evil spirit or the devil, and described throughout scripture as, "unclean" they are shuddered at the name of God (Luke 9:42)

E. Elohim
Elohim, "The Mighty" is an ancient name for a deity. It was used in the old testament 2,500 times to indicate the one true God (Isa 45:18-25)

F. Fornication
A generalized term for sexual intercourse outside of marriage; (such as seduction, rape, sodomy, prostitution or homosexuality). (1 Cor 5:11)

G. Golgotha
Three of the four gospels name Golgotha as the site of Jesus' crucifixion. (MT 27:33. Mk15:22. Jn 19:17)

H. Halleluiah
A Hebrew exclamation used at the beginning of psalms to call people to praise God. The word was adopted to Christian faith as a call to worship. (Rev 19:1-18)

By: Fr. Mikhail E. Mikhail, D. Min.

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