Word Definitions

Understanding the definitions of words is important, especially when dealing with languages and translations. In understanding words that are used in Scripture, we must be careful that we do not adapt and change the meanings to fit our own understanding or philosophy or doctrine (Isaiah 55:9). Instead, we must let our minds be transformed by the Bible into His wisdom and truth (Ephesians 5:26).

Paul gives Timothy great counsel when he tells Timothy to be careful of those who cause dissension by quarreling over words (1 Timothy 6:3-5, 2 Timothy 2:14-15). We are warned when definitions of words start to cause division and ruin, then we are no longer walking in love for Jesus and for others (Romans 14:1-9). Paul even tells us to avoid them (Romans 16:17-18).

Everything needs to be reconciled to God’s Word, the complete Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Everything must give glory to Jesus and His completed work which He accomplished and to God the Father. Everything must also honor and edify His Church, the body of believers.

Mar 102015
 

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” – Genesis 3:15, (NIV) Soon after the fall of man God declares there is one to come who will defeat Satan. God proclaims this one will come from the offspring of the woman not the man. This declaration is emphasized again in Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Immanuel means ‘God with us’. Read full article…

 March 10, 2015  Jesus, Messiah, Word Definitions
Aug 092013
 

“Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for ‘The righteous shall live by faith’” This is found in Galations 3:11 and quotes Habakkuk 2:4. I have been told by HRM followers this proves we are saved by faith in Jesus, but we need to live by obeying the law. See also verses Romans 1:16-17, Romans 3:26-30, Romans 4:13-17, Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:24. What does God mean by “the righteous shall live by faith”? jus•ti•fy \ˈjəs-tə-ˌfī\ verb -fied; -fy•ing [Middle English justifien, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French justifier, from Late Latin justificare, from Read full article…

Jan 072013
 

Fulfill in Strong’s G4137. πληρόω plērŏō, play-rŏ´-o; from 4134; to make replete, i.e. (lit.) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (fig.) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.:—accomplish, × after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfill, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.1   Some, including the Hebrew Roots Movement, use the wording “fully preach” to refer to Jesus fulfilling the Mosaic Law. There are a couple issues with that interpretation. The words after the colon in the Strong’s definition Read full article…

 January 7, 2013  Languages, Library, Word Definitions Tagged with: , , , ,