Words matter! Know the meanings of the words you speak, write, preach and teach to perfectly accomplish the things the LORD God wills.
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Making contact with unsaved people and motivating them to listen to the Gospel with honest ears
Summarizing and restating the main points of something. Irenaeus's key theological idea of recapitulation combined with Ephesians 1:10, reveals the Lord Jesus Christ as the climax of the LORD God's salvation plan and harmonizes the Old and New Testaments as one complete works by Him.
Hermeneutical interpretation that determines the premise (reason) that the author writes. (See Hermeneutics)
Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, John Knox, Thomas Krammer in England and others participate in the Classical Reformation (sometimes called Magisterial Reformation). This type of reform is called calssical because they maintain the union between church and state.
The Roman Catholic response to the criticism of the Classical Reformers. They tried to clean up some of the corrupt and faulty parts of the church; but, it was only an internal effort that did not address theological issues.
Unlike Calssical reformation, radical reform separates the church from the state. They believed the same theological doctrines as Lutheran, Calvin, and other Classical reformers, except for this one difference. Radical Reformers are also known as Anabaptists.
Regeneration, or New Birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus at the moment a faithful believer is resurrected out of the Baptismal waters. The Baptism of Jesus Christ brings death to sin, and becomes the grave to which faithful believers in Jesus Christ's own Resurrection, are Born Again as they come up out of the waters. This regenerative process brings a change of heart, and a new life able to receive and be guided by the Holy Spirit.
A genuine turning away from sin and toward God. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences, necessary to receive the Grace of the LORD God.
The belief of some Christians (prevalent among many conservative Presbyterian denominations as well as some liberal Christian churches) that God abandoned the Jewish people as a result of their disobedience and chose instead the Christian Church as the bearer of His grace as the new Chosen people. This belief of God's rejection of the Jewish people creates a fertile ground for the proliferation of anti-Semitism which has historically developed as a result.