Terms-Christianity: Very Important Key Terms

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Trinity
The three-fold nature of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit-a Christian expression of monotheism
Incarnation
Jesus as God incarnate (in the flesh)
Church
The whole community of the Church and individual congregations
Salvation
All believers will be saved and live in God's presence
Kingdom of God
Both an earthly and heavenly closeness to God
Atonement
Reconciliation between God and humanity through Christ
Sin
Act or acts of rebellion against the will of God
Ressurection
Jesus Christ's rise from the dead, and that of believers-unifying factor of all Christian sects
Redemption
Jesus Christ as redeemer through his death on the cross-deliverance from sin
Repentance
Recognition of the need to be saved from sin by God's love
Reconciliation
Uniting of believers with God through the sacrifice of Jesus. It is salvation as a result of atonement, reconciliation of original sin.
Grace
God's love for humanity and the means to salvation through faith in Jesus-a gift from God to mankind
Logos
The Word of God incarnate as Jesus Christ
Agape
The love of God for humanity
Sacrament
An outward sign of a blessing given by God (Protestant) or the actual presence of God (Catholic and Orthodox). Includes baptism, Eucharist, marriage...