The word holy means "to set apart" or to "sanctify." It refers to separating something out to be consecrated for a special purpose. It is not only "religious" things that may be holy, but also things that we use in
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Within Christianity, the Godhead (Colossians 2:9) is composed of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit partakes of the essence of God and so is Divine and worthy of worship. The Holy Spirit is omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-12).
It has been said that heaven is a prepared place for a prepare people (John 14:1). Such is true. Heaven is God's home (Hebrews 9:24) and God's people have the promise of being with Him there one day (Hebrews 11:16).
The church is the blood bought institution for which Christ died (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:25). Its coming was promised by Christ (Matthew 16:18), it is part of the eternal plan which God has for the salvation of man (Ephesians 3:10-11),
Confessing the name of Christ before men is a necessity for our eternal salvation (Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 4:15). However, this confession must be coupled with obedience to all of the will of God (Matthew 7:21; Hebrews 5:9).
Just as the Levitical priests were consecrated (or devoted) to God (Exodus 29:9), Christians, as God's priests today (1 Peter 2:9) must be likewise devoted unto Him (Romans 12:1-2). Exodus 29:9: "And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and
It is possible to become deceived (Mark 13:5-6; 2 Peter 3:17). Repeated warnings were given to the early church to warn against a coming falling away (Acts 20:28-30; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Timothy 4:3-4). Mark 13:5-6: "And Jesus answering them
In the Bible, atonement refers to the payment for sin by sacrifice (Hebrews 9:22). The blood of Christ serves as the ultimate, perfect, and final sacrifice for the sins of all men (Hebrews 10:10- 12). Hebrews 9:22: "And almost all
Conscience is our moral sense of ought. For it to function properly it must be trained and exercised. A good example is found in the person of Daniel (Daniel 1:8). It being our own personal moral sense of ought (right
Conversion is simply a change. In the biblical sense, it is a change within one's self which results in one following God. See Matthew 18:3 and Acts 3:19. Matthew 18:3: "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be
Courage is the state of mind which enables one to face dangers with confidence. God is the Christian's ultimate source of courage (Psalm 27:1; Philippians 4:13; 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 13:6). Psalm 27:1: "The LORD is my light and my
At the end of our lives, our spirit shall return unto God and our bodies shall return to the earth (Ecclesiastes 12:7). All men are susceptible to death (Hebrews 9:27). Death is the penalty of sin (Genesis 2:17; Romans
Baptism means "immersion, submersion" (Strong's Greek Lexicon). Baptism is likened unto a burial (Romans 6:3-4). The Scriptures state that it is necessary for salvation (Mark 16:15-16; 1 Peter 3:21), remission of sins (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16), and for our being
Angels are heavenly beings created by God (Colossians 1:16). They are immortal (Luke 20:36), they worship God (Psalm 148:1-2), and they are subject unto Christ (1 Peter 3:22). Colossians 1:16: "For by him were all things created, that are in
God has adopted man to be His children (Romans 8:14-15; Galatians 4:5-6). To be adopted by God, i.e., to become His children, we must be receptive to Him (John 1:12). Having become His children by adoption, we then become heirs
"Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband" (Merriam-Webster). This is expressly forbidden by God (Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:28; Matthew 5:32). It is not