Definition of Christian Terms
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Antichrist
Will the Antichrist be an Israelite? What will he do? What is his ultimate fate?

Armageddon - Apocalypse
From what ancient Israel city is 'Armageddon' derived? What are Apocalyptic Christian verses?

Apocrypha
In which translation did the Apocrypha first appear? Why are these writings NOT considered inspired?

Apologetics
What is the purpose of Apologetics? Why is it needed?

Ash Wednesday
Where do the ashes for Ash Wednesday come from? Why is the preceding day known as Mardi Gras?

Bible Codes
Does the Old Testament contain hidden messages?

Blasphemy
What exactly is blasphemy? Can it be done by accident?

Body of Christ
Does this phrase refer to Jesus' flesh, a single church group or something else?

 
Immaculate Conception
How old is the belief in Mary's Immaculate Conception? Does it have any Biblical support?

I.N.R.I.
What does this abbreviation, commonly found on crosses above Jesus's head, mean?

Jew
Which Israelite tribes produced Jews?

Legalism
What does it mean to be legalistic? Are those who keep God's law trying to earn salvation?

Lent
What exactly IS Lent? Did the early New Testament church keep it?

Marriage
How does the Bible define marriage? What does it take in order to be married in the eyes of God?

Messianic Jew
What do Messianic Jews believe and practice?

Millennium
When does the Millennium occur? What are the conditions on the earth when it happens?

Charismatic
Does the Bible consider ALL believers to be charismatic? What are some spiritual gifts Christians possess?

Cult
When did the common meaning of the word CULT begin to change? What does the term mean today?

Deliverance
Was deliverance practiced in the New Testament church?

Dispensationalism
Who first proposed this theory and which Bible helped spread its popularity?

Dogma
How is dogma's original meaning different from how it is used today?

Dynamic Equivalence
What is the difference between Dynamic and Formal methods of translation? Is one better than the other?

Eschatology
What are some of the events that Eschatology studies?

Exegesis
What are the two types of Exegesis? Why are these types vital to understanding God's word?

First Mention Principle
What is the basis of this principle in the interpretation of Biblical texts?

Five fold Ministry
What is a five fold ministry? Does the Bible teach only a few Christians are leaders?

Formal Equivalence
Which Bible versions utilize this method of Bible translation?

Generational Curse
Can a person inherit misfortune? Can certain sins be passed to others?

Gnosticism
When did Gnosticism start? How did it affect the early New Testament church?

Great Tribulation
How long will the Tribulation last? What events will occur just before it begins?

Hebrew Roots
What do people who hold these beliefs have in common?

Heresy - Heretic
What constitutes heresy? Why is a heretic more than someone who disagrees with the church?

Hermeneutics
What are some of the ways that Biblical text can be interpreted?

Holy Laughter
How can laughter be holy? Is this a sign someone is a true Christian?

Homiletics
What are the two basic forms of Homiletics? How did the apostle Paul come to terms with how he could reach the most people?

 

Narrative Theology
Why should this form of Biblical interpretation NOT be used to determine doctrine?

New Age
What are some of the beliefs and practices of the New Age movement?

Occult
What constitutes occultic practices?

Palm Sunday
What does Palm Sunday commemorate? How was an effigy of Judas used to celebrate it?

Pentecostal
When did this religious movement have its start?

Place of Safety
Will God soon protect Christians from the trials to come upon the earth?

Proof texting
How can proof texting lead to believing a lie?

Protestant Reformation
When did the Reformation start? What bloody war did it ultimately lead to?

Purim
Where does Purim get its name? How much was a man willing to pay to kill all Jews in Persia?

Rapture
Will Jesus secretly rapture Christians to heaven before his return? What verses support this teaching?

Replacement Theology
Is this theology one that is commonly held in Christianity? Who first supported this system?

Rhema
What is the purpose of a Rhema word? Can it affect the daily life of a Christian?

Sacred Name
Is it a SIN to call our Creator "God?"

Satan's Seed
Was Cain produced by the devil having sex? Do descendants of such an evil seed exist today?

Second Coming
What are the events that must occur before his second arrival?

Seed Faith
What is this teaching and why do some ministries rely heavily on it?

Sola Scriptura
Why was Sola Scriptura so important to the Reformation? Has this principle been neglected?

Speaking in Tongues
Which religious groups promote this behavior?

Spiritual Warfare
Do religious evangelists have the power to restrain the devil?

Tithing
Why was tithing commanded in the Old Testament? On what should it be based?

Word of Faith
What special things are supposed to happen if a person believes this teaching?

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