|We often use words and phrases assuming everyone knows and understands what we mean.
We often use them thinking we understand them.
For whatever reason - the longer, the more complicated the word the more we treat it with awe
We'd be better off to K.I.S.S. - Keep It Stated Simply....
|While these are not complete 'doctrinal statements' that examine and expose the full meanings and applications involved,
they will get us started ... and maybe others will understand us.
E-mail TJ if you have additions or corrections to suggest
|Believe = Agree with
Glorified = Exalted honor
Grace = Undeserved favor
Holy = Right conduct / Completely Committed
Hope = Anticipated outcome / Expectation of
Idolatry = Substituting God
Joy = Inner pleasure
Justice = Receiving due
Justified = Fully paid / Nothing Owed
Kindness = Merciful graciousness
Long Suffering = Persistent performance
Love = Sacrificing Self
Lust = Me First
Mercy = Pardon granted
Obedience = Opportunity taken
Patience = Unwavering consistency
Peace = Fearless contentment
Perfect = Complete / Whole / Nothing missing
Persistent = Being Diligent / Fervent Belief
Praise = Extolled deeds
Promise = Guaranteed result
Prophecy = History future / Promise given
Righteous = Without blame / Been Accepted
Sanctified = Separated For
Self Control = Measured response
Selfishness = Personal pride / Me first
Sin = Missed Mark / Falling short / Unattained Potential
Success = Assignment completed
Trust = Dependence upon
Truth = Always so
Wish = Desired Outcome
Worship = Extolled character
Wrath = Vengeful responseI
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