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Magician

Seeks to coerce the false gods to act rather than pray to them to petition their wicked responses.

Manelik

The son of the union between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba during her visit recorded in 1 King 10 according to the Ethiopian Jewish legend. The legend of Manelik credits him with establishing the Axumite Empire in Ethiopia, which maintained close links with the ancient Israelites. (See Ethiopian Jews)

Martyria

Shrines to the martyrs were often built upon the site of old pagan temples, the church encouraged people to shift their allegiances from the old gods to the martyrs. The architecture was normally rounded in the style of pagan temples; later on, attempts to combine the long basilica and the round baptistery or martyrion would produce the attributes of Byzantine architecture.

Marx, Karl

(May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) Marx was a German philosopher, political theorist, revolutionary and sociologist, who founded modern communism after writing the book The Communist Manifesto. He believed that class conflict was the key to social change, and argued that people should take active steps to change society. His theory focused upon the conflict between the Bourgeoisie (capitalists) and the Proletariat (workers).

Melkite Church

Popular Greek-oriented church chiefly of Syria and Egypt, adhering to Chalcedonian orthodoxy in preference to Monophysitism. (See Monophysite Church)

Messiah

The Lord Jesus Christ, who was the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people from the line of David, and the fulfillment of Messianic prophesy to Christians.


Messianic

Inspired by hope and belief in a redeeming Messiah

Messianism

Religious belief in the Messiah as redeemer

Midtribulationism

The minority belief that faithful Christians will be raptured at a three and a half year midpoint during seven years of tribulation.

Millennium

Literally a thousand years; also the name given to the era mentioned in Revelation 20:1-7.


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