Chapter 4 Vocabulary

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Blessed Trinity

The central mystery of the Christian faith. It teaches that there are three persons in one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Ecumenical Council

A worldwide, official assembly of the bishops under the direction of the Pope. There have been twenty-one ecumenical councils, the most recent being the Second Vatican council.

creed

a statement of belief, sometimes a collection of creedal statements.

divine providence

the sovereignty of God over events in the lives of individuals and throughout history

infinite

a term that means extending endlessly, having no end or limits

omnipotent

an attribute of God that he is everywhere, unlimited, and all powerful.

eternal

a term that describes existing without a beginning and forever

tongues

a term for the practice of "speaking in tongues" a gift from the Holy Spirit that allows a person to speak in prayer languages that were never heard.

monotheism

from the Greek words monos that means one and theos that means God. the belief in a one, all powerful God; Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are three great monotheistic religions

polytheism

the belief in many gods in opposition to the Christian doctrine

ruah

A hebrew word meaning "wind" or "breath" often used in the Old Testament to refer to God's mysterious and powerful life-giving presence

St. Athanasius

Bishop who bravely defended the mystery of the Blessed Trinity

council of Nicaea

produced the Nicene creed, which outlines all belief in Christianity

I AM statements

God revealed his name to Moses as "I AM who am"

Pentecost

Fifty days after his resurrection, Jesus visited the apostles and rested upon each one of them as the tongues of fire. This allowed them to speak God's Word. All happened around Jewish Harvest time.

the meaning of the parable of the tenants

The Vineyard owner sent down his son, Jesus, to save us from our sins.

Old Testament definition of the Son of God

the leaders of people; kings, priests, and others

New Testament definition of the Son of God

Jesus Christ

six traits of God

eternal, holy, faithfulness, omnipotent, omniscient and infinite.

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