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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.