Thursday, July 28, 2016

52 Words Every Christian Should Know cont.

40. Baptism - The initiation ceremony into Christianity in which one is marked publicly by water in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit, symbolizing new life in Christ as well as pictorially re-presenting Christ's own death, burial, and resurrection.

41. Lord's Supper - The Lord's Supper, also called Holy Communion or the Eucharist, is the fellowship ritual in which assembled Christians eat bread and drink from the fruit of the vine in worship, showing their participation in Christ's death and life, as well as their life with one another.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

52 Words Every Christian Should Know cont.

38. Adoption - Means that God grants family status and benefits, such as access to the Father and a spiritual inheritance, to all who are justified. The emphasis is on a personal relationship with God as Father brought about through the Holy Spirit.

39. Faith - Gospel faith means trust, reliance, confidence, or commitment. Jesus Christ, specifically His death in saving sinners, is the object of such belief. This must be distinguished from "assent" (belief that facts are true). Loyalty and devotion are included in genuine faith.

Saturday, July 23, 2016