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Theological Term of the Week: Protestantism

This week’s term: Protestantism – The group of churches that came out of Catholicism in protest to the heresies and spiritual crimes being committed in, and by, the Roman Catholic Church. These groups, without exception, still hold to the validity of a “Holy Catholic Church”. Catholicism, wishing to assert itself as the original church of… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Protestantism

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Theological Term of the Week: Catholicism

This week’s term: Catholicism – Catholic means universal Rome, which both aspired to, and claimed to be, a universal government, realizing to remain so they needed control over a universal church, conceived of, and implemented, the Roman Catholic Church. Last week’s term: Ecclesiology – Greek (assembly) -ology (study). The study of the church.

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Theological Term of the Week: Ecclesiology

We begin a new, and final, category this week! Part IX Words and Terms Describing the Church and Its Ordinances. This week’s term: Ecclesiology – Greek (assembly) -ology (study). The study of the church. Last week’s term: Analogy – An explaining of a thing by comparing it to something similar. The process by which new or… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Ecclesiology

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Theological Term of the Week: Analogy

This week’s term: Analogy – An explaining of a thing by comparing it to something similar. The process by which new or less familiar words, instructions, or pronunciations conform to a pattern of more familiar functions, though they may be inherently unrelated.  Last week’s term: Allegory – An actual Bible event, such as the birth and… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Analogy

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Theological Term of the Week: Allegory

This week’s term: Allegory – An actual Bible event, such as the birth and standing of Abraham’s sons, used to illustrate, and give detail to, a deeper truth or doctrine. Last week’s term: Metaphor – A familiar item, word, or title used to illustrate a personal attribute, a truth, or a relationship.

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Theological Term of the Week: Parable

This week’s term: Parable – A story about a familiar event or action which is used to illustrate deeper truth. Last week’s term: Hyperbole (hīˈpərbəlē) – An obvious and intentional exaggeration, used not to deceive, but for effect; not meant to be taken literally, but to give an illustration to the extremity.