Welcome to the first “Theological Term of the Week” for 2016! I’m so glad you’re here! If you’re new to this series, you can view previous terms by simply going HERE. We are currently working on “Words and Terms Describing the Attributes of God”, which can be either communicable attributes, or non-communicable, as is described in parenthesis beside each term in this category. These terms are defined by Dr. Forrest L. Keener, in his book, Terminology: English Words and Terms which Identify Truth and Error, available from Watchman Press (a Baptist publisher).
It would be so easy if we could explain our beliefs by simply saying, “I believe the KJV Bible.” or “I’m a Biblicist.” Unfortunately, being the sinners that we are, many Scriptures have been twisted from their original intent. We must have solid terms in English which clearly delineate our beliefs. I hope this series will enable all of us to better explain to others that we may “…be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” ~ 1 Peter 3:15.
Happy New Year, and may the Lord richly bless your study of His Word.
This week’s term: Immanency (Non-Communicable) – The state of being present throughout the universe. Being within and around all things, at all times: immediate and unavoidable in all senses.
Last week’s term: Infinity (Non-Communicable) – The quality of being infinite; endless, or unlimited in space, time, distance, quantity. Having no limits or bounds concerning knowledge, power and holiness; extending beyond measure or comprehension; without beginning or end.