How Good Is Your Bible Vocabulary?

RELIGION

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Annette

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Advent

An advent is a long-awaited arrival. The second coming of Jesus is considered an Advent.

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Altar

An altar is a raised structure on which sacrifices to God take place. Thank goodness there are no more sacrifices!

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Baptism

Baptism is a spiritual ceremony in which a person is immersed or dipped in water. The process of Baptism also leads to rebirth.

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Sacrament

A sacrament is a religious ceremony. Baptism, for instance, is a sacrament.

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Cherub

A cherub is a wined angel, often portrayed as a child. Cherubs appear a great deal in religious art.

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Fallible

Someone who is fallible is liable to make mistakes or be deceived. God is infallible!

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Gluttony

Gluttony is described as excessive eating. It is one of the deadly sins that we all commit on Thanksgiving.

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Idolatry

Idolatry is characterized by the worship of idols. It's also the worship of images that are not God.

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Leaven

Leaven is a substance that is used to produce fermentation in dough, making it rise. Bread plays a special role in the Bible.

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Messiah

A messiah is an expected deliverer. Jesus is referred to as the Messiah.

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Omnipresent

Omnipresent means present everywhere at the same time. The Lord is most certainly omnipresent.

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Prodigal

To be prodigal is to be recklessly wasteful. Did you give birth to a prodigal son? It happens.

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Rapture

Rapture is a state of being carried away by intense joy. It's possible to experience rapture when worshiping the Lord.

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Righteous

To be righteous is to be morally justified. The Lord is righteous, and kindness to others is righteous.

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Temperance

Temperance is self-restraint. The Women's Christian Temperance Movement was about giving up booze.

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Wrath

Wrath is intense anger, in an epic proportion. Ain't no one wanna feel the wrath of the Lord!

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Genesis

Genesis is the first book of the Bible. It is in the Old Testament and tells of the Creation of the world.

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Antediluvian

Antediluvian is a word used to describe the period before the Biblical flood. It can humorously be used to refer to something as old-fashioned.

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Apostle

An apostle is an ardent early supported of change or reform. There are Twelve Apostles in the Bible.

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Atonement

Atonement is the act of making amends. One atones for sin or wrongdoing.

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Disciple

A disciple is one who believes and spreads the doctrine of another. Jesus had many disciples during His time on earth.

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Epiphany

An epiphany is a manifestation of something divine. It is also a sudden revelation or insight.

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Exodus

An exodus is an escape from a menacing force. The Jews' exodus from Egypt is described in the Bible.

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Gospel

Gospel is the written body of teachings accepted by a religious group. The first four books of the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - are known as the Gospel.

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Leviathan

A leviathan is the largest, most massive of its kind. The Leviathan is also a sea monster described in the Book of Job.

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Omnipotent

Something that is omnipotent is all-powerful. God is omnipotent, and no other.

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Paradise

Paradise is not only heaven, it's also any place of bliss and peace. We can create paradise on earth!

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Prophecy

A prophecy is a prediction that comes from divine inspiration. The birth of Jesus was prophesied before it happened.

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Scapegoat

A scapegoat is someone that is punished for the errors of others. There are many scapegoats in the Bible and in modern society.

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Forbearance

Forbearance is refraining from something. It can also be a loan extension.

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Parable

A parable is a short moral story. There are many religious parables that teach us important lessons.

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Patriarch

The patriarch is the male head of a family or tribe. Jacob is regarded as the patriarch of the Israelites.

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Pestilence

A pestilence is any epidemic disease that kills many people. That sounds worse than a valley of snakes.

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Rejoice

To rejoice is to feel happiness or joy. Every day, we need to find a reason to rejoice!

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Repentance

Repentance is remorse for past conduct. I'm pretty sure we all have things that we need to repent for. #human.

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