Terms Used

Contents

  1. ABRAHAMIC COVENANT
  2. ACCESS TO GOD
  3. ADAM'S ORIGINAL SIN
  4. ADJUSTMENT TO THE JUSTICE OF GOD
  5. ADOPTION
  6. A FORTIORI
  7. AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY
  8. AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST
  9. ANGELIC CONFLICT
  10. ANGELOLOGY
  11. ANTHROPOPATHISM
  12. ANTHROMORPHISM
  13. ANTINOMIANISM
  14. ANTI-SEMITISM
  15. APOSTASY
  16. AREA OF STRENGTH
  17. AREA OF WEAKNESS
  18. ARROGANCE COMPLEX OF SINS
  19. ASCENSION
  20. ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
  21. BAPTISM OF FIRE
  22. BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  23. BIOLOGICAL LIFE
  24. BLOOD OF CHRIST
  25. BLACKOUT OF THE SOUL
  26. BODY OF CHRIST
  27. BOOK OF LIFE
  28. CANONICITY
  29. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
  30. CARNALITY
  31. CHAIN-SINNING
  32. CHRISTIAN ACTIVISM
  33. CHRISTIAN DEGENERACY
  34. CHRISTOLOGY
  35. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
  36. CLIENT NATION
  37. COMMON GRACE
  38. CONFESS
  39. COSMIC ONE
  40. COSMIC TWO
  41. COSMIC SYSTEM
  42. COVENANTS
  43. CREATIONISM
  44. CURRENT POSITIONAL TRUTH
  45. DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST
  46. DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  47. DEMON INFLUENCE
  48. DEMON POSSESSION
  49. DICHOTOMOUS
  50. DISCIPLINE, CYCLES OF:
  51. DISPENSATIONS
  52. DIVINE DECREE
  53. DIVINE DISCIPLINE
  54. DIVINE ESSENCE
  55. DIVINE ESTABLISHMENT
  56. DIVINE GOOD
  57. DIVINE INSTITUTIONS
  58. DIVINE VIEWPOINT
  59. DYING GRACE
  60. EDIFICATION COMPLEX OF THE SOUL
  61. EFFICACIOUS GRACE
  62. ELECTION
  63. EMOTIONAL COMPLEX OF SINS
  64. ESCROW
  65. ESCROW BLESSINGS
  66. ESSENCE OF GOD
  67. ETERNAL LIFE
  68. ETERNAL SECURITY
  69. EVANGELISM
  70. EVIDENCE TESTING
  71. EVIL
  72. EXPIATION
  73. FAITH
  74. FAITH-REST DRILL/TECHNIQUE
  75. FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  76. FIVE CYCLES OF DISCIPLINE
  77. FLAWS
  78. FLOT
  79. FOREKNOWLEDGE
  80. FORMAT SOUL
  81. FORTY THINGS/GIFTS
  82. FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
  83. GOD CONSCIOUSNESS
  84. GODLINESS
  85. GOSPEL
  86. GRACE
  87. GRACE ORIENTATION
  88. GREAT POWER EXPERIMENT
  89. GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
  90. HADES OR SHEOL
  91. HARMARTIOLOGY
  92. HEART
  93. HEATHENISM
  94. HEIRSHIP
  95. HISTORICAL TRENDS
  96. HOPE
  97. HUMAN GOOD
  98. HUMAN LIFE
  99. HUMAN SPIRIT
  100. HUMILITY
  101. HYPOSTATIC UNION
  102. I.C.E.
  103. IDOLATRY
  104. IMAGE OF GOD
  105. IMMEDIATE CREATION
  106. IMMINENCE
  107. IMMUTABILITY
  108. IMPERSONAL LOVE
  109. IMPECCABILITY OF CHRIST
  110. IMPRECATORY PRAYER
  111. IMPUTATION
  112. INCARNATION
  113. INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  114. INHERITANCE
  115. INORDINATE COMPETITION
  116. INSPIRATION
  117. INTERCALATION
  118. INTEGRITY
  119. INTEGRITY OF GOD
  120. INVISIBLE ASSETS
  121. INVISIBLE HERO
  122. JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  123. JUSTICE
  124. JUSTIFICATION
  125. JURISPRUDENCE
  126. KENOSIS
  127. LAKE OF FIRE
  128. LAPSARIANISM
  129. LAST JUDGMENT
  130. LAWS OF DIVINE ESTABLISHMENT
  131. LEGALISM
  132. LIFE BEYOND GNOSIS
  133. LOGISTICAL GRACE
  134. LOVE, CATEGORIES OF:
  135. MEDIATE CREATION
  136. MEDIATORSHIP
  137. MENTAL ATTITUDE
  138. MENTORSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  139. MERCY
  140. MESSIAH
  141. METABOLIZED DOCTRINE
  142. METAMORPHISM
  143. MILLENNIUM
  144. MOMENTUM TESTING
  145. MORALITY
  146. MORNING STAR
  147. MOSAIC LAW
  148. MYSTERY DOCTRINE
  149. NECROMANCY
  150. NEGATIVE VOLITION
  151. NESHAMAH
  152. NEW COVENANT TO THE CHURCH
  153. NEW SPECIES (NEW CREATION)
  154. OCCUPATION WITH CHRIST
  155. OLD SIN NATURE
  156. OMNIPOTENCE OF GOD
  157. OMNIPRESENCE OF GOD
  158. OMNISCIENCE
  159. OPERATION FOOTSTOOL
  160. PALESTINIAN COVENANT
  161. PARABLE
  162. PERSONAL SENSE OF DESTINY
  163. PIVOT
  164. PLEROO
  165. PLEROMA
  166. POSITIONAL TRUTH
  167. PPOG
  168. PREDESIGNED PLAN OF GOD
  169. PREVENTATIVE SUFFERING
  170. PRIVACY
  171. PRODIGAL
  172. PROPITIATION
  173. PROBLEM SOLVING DEVICES
  174. PROVIDENCE OF GOD
  175. PUBLIC LIE / SATAN'S PROGANDA COSMIC SYSTEM
  176. PSEUDO SPIRITUALITY
  177. RAPTURE
  178. REBOUND
  179. RECONCILIATION
  180. RECOVERY
  181. REDEMPTION
  182. REGENERATION
  183. RELATIVE RIGHTEOUSNESS
  184. RELIGION
  185. REPENTANCE
  186. RESURRECTION
  187. RETROACTIVE POSITIONAL TRUTH
  188. REVELATION
  189. REVERSIONISM / BACKSLIDING
  190. REVOLUTION
  191. RIGHTEOUSNESS
  192. ROYAL FAMILY OF GOD
  193. ROYAL FAMILY HONOR CODE
  194. SABBATH
  195. SALVATION
  196. SANCTIFICATION
  197. SCAR TISSUE OF THE SOUL
  198. SEALING MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  199. SECOND ADVENT
  200. SELECTION
  201. SEMINAL
  202. SESSION
  203. SHEKINAH GLORY
  204. SIN
  205. SIN NATURE
  206. SIN UNTO DEATH
  207. SLANDER
  208. SLAVE MENTALITY
  209. SOTERIOLOGY
  210. SOUL LIFE
  211. SOUL STRUCTURE
  212. SOVEREIGNTY
  213. SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
  214. SPARK OF LIFE
  215. (2) SPIRITUAL AUTONOMY
  216. SPIRITUAL CHAMPION
  217. SPIRITUAL DEATH
  218. SPIRITUAL GIFTS
  219. SPIRITUAL I.Q.
  220. SPIRITUALITY
  221. (3) SPIRITUAL MATURITY
  222. (1) SPIRITUAL SELF-ESTEEM
  223. SPIRITUAL WARFARE
  224. STRATEGIC VICTORY OF THE CROSS
  225. SUBSTITUTIONARY SPIRITUAL DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST
  226. SUPER GRACE
  227. SUPREME COURT OF HEAVEN
  228. SURPASSING GRACE
  229. TABOO
  230. TALMUD
  231. TETRAGRAMMATION
  232. THEOPHANY
  233. TITHING
  234. TOTAL DEPRAVITY
  235. TONGUES
  236. TRADUCIANISM
  237. TRANSCENDENCE
  238. TREE OF LIFE
  239. TRICHOTOMOUS
  240. TRINITY
  241. TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION
  242. TYPOLOGY
  243. ULTRA-SUPERGRACE
  244. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
  245. UNLIMITED ATONEMENT
  246. UNPARDONABLE SIN
  247. VERACITY
  248. VIRGIN BIRTH
  249. VIRTUE LOVE
  250. VOLITION
  251. VOLITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  252. WITNESSING

These terms have been compiled from the writings of: Pastor R. B. Thieme, Jr., Pastor Robert McLaughlin, Pastor James H. Rickard

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ABRAHAMIC COVENANT

The unconditional covenant (agreement, disposition) between God as party of the first part in favor of Abraham and his progeny (all born-again Jews) as the party of the second part. This is a grace covenant from the justice of God. It promises a national land, Gen 12:1; 13:14, and a king from Abraham’s line, Gen 17:5.

ACCESS TO GOD

At the moment of faith in Christ, we immediately have access to God in prayer. We have access to the Father in prayer when we are in fellowship with Him through the filling of the Holy Spirit. The Filling of the Holy Spirit is our means of access to the Father. God the Father will not hear our prayers if we have not “rebounded”, and are not filled with the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ made this access to the Father possible with His saving work on the cross.

ADAM’S ORIGINAL SIN

Adam’s original sin was disobedience to God’s mandate in the Garden of Eden. Adam ate the forbidden fruit resulting in spiritual death. Consequently, Adam’s corrupt nature (See SIN NATURE and SEMINAL) and spiritual death were passed to all mankind. (See SPIRITUAL DEATH)

ADJUSTMENT TO THE JUSTICE OF GOD

Divine grace is administered through the essence of God. Ultimately, all blessing or discipline from God to us must be filtered through His justice. As goes the justice of God, so goes blessing or cursing to us.

ADOPTION

This is the Biblical connotation of adoption, which is based on the Roman aristocratic function of adoption in the time when the New Testament was written; it is not the same as our Twentieth century practice. In Scripture, adoption means to be recognized by God as an adult son positionally at salvation (and an adult son experientially at maturity). The Latin adoptia is the exact equivalent of the Greek huiothesia, meaning to adopt as an adult son. Imputations at salvation are made as part of the ceremony of recognizing that we now have a plan and purpose in life. All believers become adopted as sons at salvation. Being in union with Christ, we are joint-heirs with Christ, and are therefore adopted at the moment of salvation, Gal 3:26.

A FORTIORI

A Latin phrase meaning “with stronger reason”. It is a system of logic using comparison. It is a conclusion compared with some other conclusion or recognized fact as inferred to be even more certain or inescapable than the two conclusions it combines. For example, if you can do 100 push-ups, it follows a fortiori you can do 20 push-ups.

AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY

The point at which a person becomes conscious of God and able to understand the Gospel. (See GOD CONSCIOUSNESS).

AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST

The believer as a personal representative for the Lord Jesus Christ on earth.

ANGELIC CONFLICT

Unseen conflict in which the forces of Satan are warring against the forces of God. The result of prehistoric creatures being in opposition to God, which began with the fall of Satan and continued until all angelic creatures had made a decision for or against God. It refers to the two trials of Satan and fallen angels, one in prehistoric times, the other during human history, Mat 25:41; Rev 20:10.

ANGELOLOGY

The study of both elect and fallen angels.

ANTHROPOPATHISM

Ascribing a human characteristic to God such as feelings, thoughts, and passions in terms of man’s feelings, thoughts, and passions, which God does not actually possess, and one that is not a divine attribute. Designed to describe God’s policies, thoughts, acts, decisions in terms of human language. The purpose of an anthropopathism is to explain a divine policy to man in terms of man’s frame of reference. Hence, language of accomodation to express the divine attitude to Homo sapiens in man’s vocabulary and language.

ANTHROMORPHISM

Through language of accomodation in the Bible, an anthromorphism ascribes to God human physical characteristics that He does not actually possess. This is used as a teaching device in order for man to understand God’s divine policy, character, and function on man’s own finite level of understanding.

ANTINOMIANISM

The belief in the doctrine of Antinomian which is a believer in the doctrine of faith alone, not obedience to the moral law, is necessary for salvation.

ANTI-SEMITISM

A person, group, organization, or nation which is hostile to the Jews.

APOSTASY

The falling away from the faith or falling away from the system of belief arrived at through the perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine, 2 Thess 2:3.

AREA OF STRENGTH

The area of the sin nature that generates human good or dead works. (See HUMAN GOOD).

AREA OF WEAKNESS

The area of the sin nature that tempts the believer to personal sin. Temptation becomes sin only when the volition acquiesces to temptation.

ARROGANCE COMPLEX OF SINS

and EMOTIONAL COMPLEX OF SINS

All the mental attitude sins committed by the believer who allows his arrogance or his emotions to control his soul.

ASCENSION

That doctrine of Christology pertaining to the transfer of our Lord’s true humanity from planet earth to the third heaven in a resurrection body. (This definition assumes your understanding of the HYPOSTATIC UNION – See definition).

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

The individual qualities or characteristics that are intrinsic to the essence of God. Sovereignty, righteousness, justice, love, eternal life, omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, immutability and veracity. (See DEFINITIONS)

BAPTISM OF FIRE

The judgment of the Tribulational unbelievers at the Second Advent. They are removed from the earth and placed in fire for 1,000 years until the Last Judgment. Both Jew and Gentiles who are tribulational unbelievers are involved in this Second Advent judgment. This judgment takes place before the Millennium and includes unbelievers only, Mat 3:11-12; Luk 3:16.

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

This is one of seven salvation ministries by God the Holy Spirit, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit enters the believer into union with Christ, making the Church-age believer a part of the royal family of God.

BIOLOGICAL LIFE

Consists of cell tissue, genetic makeup, and the functions necessary to sustain living material. Biological life is physical and mortal and does not include a soul, which is immaterial and immortal. Biological life is not human life.

BLOOD OF CHRIST

While our Lord did some bleeding on the cross, He didn’t bleed to death, nor does His literal human blood have anything to do with the phrase found throughout the New Testament, “the blood of Christ”. Even Greek lexicons recognize this principle when defining the word haima, the Greek word for blood. The Arndt and Gingrich, Greek-English Lexicon, page 22, under haima in the paragraph describing the figurative use of the blood of Christ, says, “blood and life as an expiatory sacrifice; especially the blood of Jesus as the means of expiation”. The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, edited by Gerhard Kittle, Vol I, page 175, “the ideas which the New Testament links with the blood of Christ, since the latter (New Testament), is simply a pregnant verbal symbol of the saving work of Christ.” His physical death refers to what happened to His literal blood; His spiritual death refers to what happened to His figurative blood. The physical death of Christ looks forward to the resurrection, whereas the spiritual death of Christ looks back to our sins and spiritual death. It is His figurative blood that has to do with salvation.

BLACKOUT OF THE SOUL

The status of the believer with negative volition to doctrine, which results in his involvement with the cosmic system.

BODY OF CHRIST

This phrase is used to designate all Church-age believers in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Each person of the Trinity is related to the “body of Christ”.

BOOK OF LIFE

This is one thing in time and something different in eternity. It is a registry containing the names of every member of the human race in time. In eternity, it is the registry of all believers. When a person dies as an unbeliever, his name is removed from the book of life. Therefore, in eternity only the names of believers are in the book of life, Phi 4:3; Rev 3:5; 13:8; 17:8, 20:12,15; 21:7. In eternity, this book also contains the new title of royalty for each mature believer.

CANONICITY

The books of the Bible that were divinely inspired and officially recognized as the Holy Scripture.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

The maximum use of jurisprudence under the laws of divine establishment. Capital punishment must be preceded by trial authorized from the judicial function of government. There must be an objective judge who can look clearly at true evidence; heresy and prejudice are rejected. When evidence points to a crime truly committed, there must be punishment such that the criminal suffers in dying, and others must see this for the purpose of restraint.

CARNALITY

The absolute status of being out of fellowship with God because of unconfessed sin in the life. In carnality the believer loses the filling of the Holy Spirit and the sin nature controls the life. (Antonym: spirituality). The state of which the old sin nature controls the soul of the believer thereby grieving or quenching the Holy Spirit. This control over the soul is allowed through the free-will volitional decision of the believer.

CHAIN-SINNING

The result of allowing past grievance or sin to generate further sins. As one or more sins build on previous sins a destructive sequence unfolds. This is sin compounded by the feeling of guilt or condemnation because of sin committed.

CHRISTIAN ACTIVISM

There is a tremendous emphasis among evangelical Christians today to enter into activism, to practice social and political engineering. This arrogance manifests the fact that most Christians don’t have a clue about the Christian way of life. Christian involvement in vigorous and often illegal activity to achieve political goals is another manifestation of this arrogance. Christians stick their nose into other people’s business. Christians intrude into the privacy of other people. Christians violate the constitutional rights of other people.

CHRISTIAN DEGENERACY

The decline to false or inferior standards, accompanied by loss of integrity and sinking into the subnormal status of fragmentation and reversionism. The process of passing from the higher to the lower, to decline progressively.

CHRISTOLOGY

That branch of theology which concerns the Person and work of Jesus Christ, particularly as revealed in the Old Testament.

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

Refers to the action of arrogance perpetuated against the laws of divine establishment. God sets up these principles of law for the protection, orderly function, survival and perpetuation of the human race during the period of the angelic conflict.

CLIENT NATION

A national entity under the principle of divine institution number four, and is responsible for custodianship of the Word of God, Bible doctrine. Divine institution number four refers to nationalism and being patriotic to your Country.

COMMON GRACE

The ministry of God the Holy Spirit in making the Gospel clear, perspicuous, and understandable to the person who is spiritually brain dead, i.e., to all believers.

CONFESS

The mandate to every believer to simply name, cite, admit, or acknowledge sins in privacy to God the Father, 1 Joh 1:9.

COSMIC ONE

Consists of grieving the Holy Spirit. In Cosmic one, the believer becomes involved with sin or preoccupation with self, causing the believer to sin, hence exiting the predesigned plan of God (PPOG). Once in cosmic one, the believer only need rebound, 1Jo 1:9, to get back in fellowship with God.

COSMIC TWO

Consists of quenching the Spirit. This is man’s exit from the predesigned plan of God by way of antagonism toward God and the plan of God. Cosmic two entails more than sin per se, in that it moves into evil. Evil is more than sin; it is a system of thought based on disputes, rejection, and contradiction to the Word of God (WOG). Evil attempts to frustrate the grace policy of God, it requires recovery as well. Recovery is the cleansing of the mind through consistant perception, metabolization, and application of the accurate teaching of the WOG.

COSMIC SYSTEM

Involves both cosmic one and cosmic two, and entails the overall objectives of Satan in using mankind to attempt to prove his superiority over God. The cosmic system is the devil’s multifaceted policy for achieving his goal by way of human viewpoint projected through the world system. The cosmic system refers to the Greek word kosmos. Satan is king of the world and its cosmic system.

COVENANTS

Pact(s) or agreement(s) between two people that binds them mutually to an undertaking on each other’s behalf. Theologically, it is used on behalf of relations between God and man, and denotes a gracious undertaking on God’s part for the benefit and blessing of mankind. It is specifically designed for those who by faith receive the promises of God and commit themselves to the obligations, which this undertaking involves.

CREATIONISM

The theological view that God creates each human soul directly; distinguishes between the origin of man’s soul and the origin of his body.

CURRENT POSITIONAL TRUTH

Identification with Christ as He is seated at the right hand of God the Father in His resurrection, ascension, and session. Identification with His spiritual death means rejection of human good and evil. Identification with His physical death means separation from human good and evil. Idenfication with his burial means divorce from human good and evil. This provides “newness of life”. We now share God the Son’s perfect righteousness and eternal life,in addition to possessing the perfect righteousness and eternal life of God the Father by imputation. This makes us a unique species in all of the universe: Unique from angels, unique from millennial saints and unique from Old Testament saints.

DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is eternal God. As a member of the Trinity, He always existed. There never was a time when He did not exist. He is co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, Col 1:15; Heb 1:3. In eternity past, Jesus Christ had the same essence as the Father and Holy Spirit. In time, He still had the same funciton of deity, but He also became true humanity. Therefore, He is unique.

DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Trinity passages reveal the deity of the Holy Spirit as being co-equal and co-eternal and co-infinite with God the Son and God the Father, 2Cor 13:14; Act 2:38; 5:3-4; Mat 28:19.

DEMON INFLUENCE

Demonization of the soul and personality of the believer or unbeliever living in the cosmic system. There are degrees of demon influence. It depends upon how long you reside in the cosmic system without the use of rebound. Demon influence is thought transference of demon doctrine to the believer and unbeliever in the cosmic system.

DEMON POSSESSION

Demon invasion of the body of the unbeliever only. Generally, this occurs through the phallic cult or some form of religion. In contrast, demon influence is the demon invasion of the soul with satanic thought. Satanic thought is not expressed in terms of evil, but in terms of improving this world, doing nice things for your fellow man, and supporting crusades. It is false thinking comprising the policy and principles by which Satan operates.

DICHOTOMOUS

The state of unregenerate mankind that consists of two component parts: body & soul.

DISCIPLINE, CYCLES OF:

First: Loss of health, decline of agricultural prosperity, terror, fear and death in combat, loss of personal freedoms due to negative volition toward Bible doctrine, Lev 26:14-17.
Second: Economic recession and depression, increased personal and individual discipline for continued negative attitude in spite of the first warning, Lev 26:18-20.
Third: Violence and breakdown of law and order; cities broken up, Lev 26:21,22.
Fourth: Military conquest and foreign occupation, scarcity of food (reduced to one-tenth of the normal supply), the breaking up of families, Lev 26:23-26.
Fifth: Destruction of a nation due to maximum rejection of Biblical principles, Lev 26:27-31.

See also Deut 28:15-48, where the listing of the five cycles of is not progressive, but is specified as part of the same curse. Verse 49 begins the description of the Fifth Cycle of Discipline.

DISPENSATIONS

A period of time in human history expressed in terms of divine revelation. The inerrancy of the Word of God is the source for looking at history from the divine viewpoint. Therefore, dispensation is a technical theological term used primarily by the apostle Paul in the presentation of the mystery doctrine of this Church-age. Dispensations are divine categories of human history; therefore, both the divine outline and the divine interpretation of human history. There are many interpretations of history, but the only accurate interpretation is dispensational. Dispensations are the vehicle by which believers living at a specific time in history can orient to God’s will, plan, and purpose for their lives. God’s plan is not the same for every dispensation. In fact, the plan is quite different in each dispensation. The most difficult and subtle plan to learn by a believer is the predesigned plan of God for the Church-age. Old Testament believers were under the ritual plan of God. Our Lord Jesus Christ was under the incarnation plan of God. A dispensation is defined traditionally as a period of time during which a particular revelation of God’s mind and God’s will is operative, and during which man is tested as to his obedience to that specific manifestation of God’s will, purpose, and plan. The believer’s orientation to both time and to human history is vitally necessary for understanding God’s plan and God’s purpose.

DIVINE DECREE

The decree of God is His eternal, holy, wise and sovereign purpose, comprehending simultaneously all things that ever were or will be in their causes, conditions, successions, relations, and determining the certainty of their future.

DIVINE DISCIPLINE

The sum total of punitive action taken by the justice of God in grace to correct, to punish, to encourage, to train and to motivate the believer’s free will toward the plan of God for all dispensations. Therefore, divine discipline is distinguished from divine judgment; in that, discipline is for believers only, but judgment is directed toward all categories of human race and angels under certain circumstances.

DIVINE ESSENCE

Essence is derived from the Attic Greek adjective ousia. The Doric Greek used a similar word, essia. The Latin word for essence, esse, came from the Doric Greek. Ousia and essia mean that which is one’s own, a substance that belongs to one person, a substance being the inner nature, the qualities or attributes of a person. Essence is defined as the basic constituent of a thing, the intrinsic nature of something. Essence is defined as that in being which underlies all outward manifestations and is both permanent and unchangeable; it is the existence or actual being. Essence implies both being and identity. Essence refers to the qualities or attributes of God, attributes that have always existed.

DIVINE ESTABLISHMENT

God has ordained certain laws for the survival and freedom of the human race during the course of human history. Anarchy exists when segments of nations ignore these laws. The laws of divine establishment provide the freedom to fulfill the divine plan as ordained in the divine decrees under many types of government. The laws of divine establishment are designed and directed toward both believer and unbeliever. They operate from the fall of man to the Second Advent, as well as in the Millennium with some modifications in compatibility with perfect environment. (See LAWS OF DIVINE ESTABLISHMENT).

DIVINE GOOD

The Greek word agathos refers to Christian service or deeds performed by the believer who is filled with the Holy Spirit. It is only such deeds that are accepted by God. All else accomplished apart from the filling of the Spirit is human good and worthless to God. (Antonym: Human Good).

DIVINE INSTITUTIONS

Principles set up by God under the divine laws of establishment for the perpetuation of the human race: (1) Volition, free will, basis for freedom. (2)Marriage, stabilizer of the human race. (3) Family, basis for orderly society. (4) Nation, basis for privacy, protection of rights and freedom.

DIVINE VIEWPOINT

Once the believer accepts the finished work of Christ on the Cross, he is to renovate his thinking through the inculcation of Bible doctrine. We are to acquire the mind of Christ and operate in the plan of God. In this way, we are functioning in life with divine viewpoint, or the thinking of God.

DYING GRACE

The death of the mature believer. It is the experience of physical death under special provision of grace whereby the believer involved experiences both blessing and happiness while dying. Dying grace can occur regardless of the amount of pain and suffering while dying. There could be maximum pain or a minimum of pain, but in either case there is maximum happiness and soul stimulation.

EDIFICATION COMPLEX OF THE SOUL

This is technical nomenclature found in the epistles of the New Testament for the attainment of spiritual growth, and the building of a soul structure. The soul structure is built from perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.

EFFICACIOUS GRACE

The ministry of God the Holy Spirit in making faith of the spiritually dead person effective for eternal salvation. Common and efficacious grace emphasizes the total helplessness of the spiritually dead person. No matter what a spiritually dead person can do, it is not salvation. Salvation is accomplished by faith alone in Christ alone; the one thing that God the Holy Spirit can make effective, 2Cor 6:1-2.

ELECTION

The expression of the sovereign will of God in eternity past, before the universe existed and before mankind lived on the earth. Election is the sovereign right of God over His creation. Election is a Biblical term that is applied to the believer.

EMOTIONAL COMPLEX OF SINS

and ARROGANCE COMPLEX OF SINS

All the mental attitude sins committed by the believer who allows his arrogance or his emotions to control his soul.

ESCROW

A written agreement entered into by three parties; the obligor, the obligee and the depositary for the transfer of certain benefits. This sealed agreement of the obligor, generally accompanied by the deed, bond, or chattel to be conveyed, is made contingent on some future happening or on the performance of some act by the obligee, and is delivered to the depositary and held by him pending the occurrence of that event, or the performance of the required act by the obligee. When the event has taken place or the obligee has performed the specified act, the depositary delivers to him the agreement and the deposit is held. The depositary or custodian is allowed no discretion, but must follow strictly the terms of the agreement as it concerns the other two parties. There is an eternal escrow and there are three parties in that escrow. The obligor is God the Father who has placed Himself under legal obligation in eternity past to provide two categories of special and unusual blessings, both temporal and eternal, for the obligee, the believer who fulfills the predesigned plan of God. The depositary or custodian is God the Son. In eternity past, both categories of blessings were deposited with our Lord Jesus Christ in escrow, pending the obligee’s future advance to spiritual maturity. The obligee is every Church-age believer.

ESCROW BLESSINGS

These are infinitely superior to all other categories of divine blessings for both time and eternity. There are no set circumstances that can hinder the conveyance of your escrow blessings in time. You will receive your escrow blessings as an adult believer even though the rest of the nation is falling apart around you. Escrow blessings are a metaphor designed to explain the ultimate blessings available to every Christian in time and eternity. A metaphore is the application of a phrase or a concept to an object or concept; it does not literally denote in order to suggest a comparison.

ESSENCE OF GOD

“Essence” is derived from the Attic Greek adjective “ousia”. The Doric Greek used a similar word, “essia”. The Latin word for essence, “esse”, came from the Doric Greek. “Ousia” and “essia” refer to that which is one’s own, a substance that belongs to one person, a substance being the inner nature, the qualities or attributes of a person. Essence is defined as the basic constituent of something, its intrinsic nature. It is also defined as that inner being which underlies all outward manifestations and is both permanent and unchangeable; it is the existence or actual being. Essence implies both being and identity. It refers to the qualities or attributes of God; attributes that have always existed.

ETERNAL LIFE

A grace gift received at the moment of salvation in which God imputes His own life to every believer that we may live forever with Him.

ETERNAL SECURITY

At the moment of salvation, God imputes His absolute righteousness to every believer and declares him righteous or justified, Rom 3:21-28. If God excluded from eternal salvation anyone who possesses God’s own righteousness, He would have to deny Himself and contradict His own pronouncement of justification. Therefore, our salvation is as strong as the essence of God Himself!!!!

EVANGELISM

The spreading of the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead according to the Scripture, and that as the reigning Lord, He now offers the forgiveness of sins, the liberating gift of the Holy Spirit, and eternal life to all who would simply believe on Him!!!!

EVIDENCE TESTING

Satan’s cross-examination of every witness presented by God in the historical trial of all fallen angels. In human history, man’s thoughts, motives, decisions, and actions are entered as evidence, exhibits, precedents, and arguments in Satan’s appeal trial. Every believer who attains spiritual maturity is an argument or witness for the Prosecution against Satan..

EVIL

The policy of Satan as the ruler of this world. Evil is the modus operandi (method of operation) of Satan from the time of his fall throughout the angelic revolution and down to the point when he became the ruler of the world. Evil is Satan’s failure to produce a system of good in mankind and society that would bring in a pseudo-millennium. Evil is Satan’s system by which he administers the rulership of this world. Satan cannot restrain sin; therefore, he parlays human good into sin and evil.

EXPIATION

Refers to all the doctrines that make up the finished work of Christ on the Cross.

FAITH

A non-meritorious system of perception based on confident trust in the authority and veracity of God, Jehovah Elohim, the Lord God!!!

FAITH-REST DRILL/TECHNIQUE

This is one of the ten problem solving devices of the predesigned plan of God for the Church. There are three categories related to the faith-rest drill: Faith mechanics, faith functions, and faith execution. The faith-rest drill is that problem-solving device used by believers in all dispenstaions for carrying and using the shield of faith. When faced with adversity, all believers can claim the promises of God and rest in them. Mixing the promises and doctrinal principles with faith; i.e., believing God’s Word, Heb 4:1,2; exploited to the maximum only in super-grace life.

FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The absolute status of being in fellowship with God mandated to every Church Age believer; the opportunity to use the power of God to execute the Christian life. This condition may be lost through sinning, but is recovered through privately naming or acknowledging sins to God the Father. To make it from salvation to spiritual maturity requires the filling of the Holy Spirit, and the daily intake of Bible doctrine. We already have perfect righteousness judicially imputed at salvation. At the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit indwells the body of the believer. Because the body is the headquarters of the old sin nature, the Holy Spirit sets up His headquarters in the body for counteraction. The battlefield is the soul. The filling of the Holy Spirit spearheads this counteraction and gives the believer the opportunity to be influenced and controlled by God the Holy Spirit.

FIVE CYCLES OF DISCIPLINE

God adminsters discipline to His client nation. He does this in five stages or cycles of discipline as found in Lev 26.

Loss of health, decline of agricultural prosperity, terror, fear and death in combat, loss of personal freedoms due to negative volition toward Bible doctrine, Lev 26:14-17.
Economic recession and depression, increased personal and individual discipline for continued negative attitude in spite of the first warning, Lev 26:18-20.
Violence and breakdown of law and order resulting in cities being broken up, Lev 26:21-22.
Military conquest and/or foreign occupation, scarcity of goods (reduced to one-tenth of the normal supply), and the breaking up of families, Lev 26:23-26.
Destruction of a nation due to maximum rejection of Biblical principles, Lev 26:27-39.

FLAWS

Distinction must be made between genetic and environmental handicaps and flaws. Genetic flaws are the weaknesses with which we are born because of the old sin nature in the cell structure of the body. Environmental flaws are those that we acquire. In genetic handicaps and flaws, human volition is simply not involved. In environmental handicaps or flaws, human volition is involved. Genetic flaws often manifest themselves through impulsive actions. However, volition sometimes does become involved with genetic handicaps and flaws under certain pressures.

FLOT

Is a military acronym for the forward line of troops. The Church-age believer must know when to use offensive action, and when to use defensive action. Offensive action related to the angelic conflict also relates to the execution of the predesigned plan for the Church. All angelic creatures, including demons or fallen angels, are watching every Church-age believer as they put on the full armor from God.

FOREKNOWLEDGE

An aspect of God’s omniscience in which all things past, present, future,eternal, material,intellectual, spiritual, and actual are known by Him. His foreknowledge simultaneously knows every situation as well as every actual decision made by all His people.

FORMAT SOUL

The home for the immaterial soul, which is imparted by God at birth. This format for the soul derives from the genes of both parents and develops as biological life in the cranial area of the fetus.

FORTY THINGS/GIFTS

In this dispensation only, God has provided forty things for the believer at the moment of faith in Christ. These are grace gifts from God at salvation. You receive these forty things at the very moment of salvation before you have had a chance to do anything. Therefore, you obviously receive these things by grace; you don’t earn or deserve them. (See DOCTRINES tab to left of this page.)

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

That which God the Holy Spirit produces in the life of the believer. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”, Gal 5:22-23.

GOD CONSCIOUSNESS

The point at which a person becomes aware of the existence of God. It may also be classified as the point of accountability. (See AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY).

GODLINESS

This is derived from the Greek word eusebeia, which conotes duty and responsibility of the royal priesthood to God under operation grace. The Greek word theosebeia means reverence to God or occupation with Christ.

GOSPEL

The Greek noun, euoggelion, is a compound substantive. Eu means good; aggelos means a messenger, an envoy is one who brings good news. It is also used for angels as messengers of God, but not here. Therefore,the “Gospel” acutally means “good news”. God’s good news to mankind, to unbelievers, is called the Gospel.

GRACE

God’s free gift of unmerited favor; all that God is free to do for mankind without compromising His divine essence on the basis of the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Grace means favor, kindness, and mercy. Grace is free, unmerited love from God alone, not from our human works or because we are attractive to God. Grace is that in God which acts freely to save and bless mankind, because all demands of holiness have been satisfied in Christ. Mankind through his own work can never accomplish or achieve the notice or favor of God.

GRACE ORIENTATION

Being oriented to the grace policy of God through the inculcation of Bible doctrine under genuine humility and the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit. The grace-orientated believer does not judge others, and always offers other believers privacy while minding his own business. Grace orientation offers to others the very grace that God offers to you.

GREAT POWER EXPERIMENT

This was the period of the incarnation of Christ in which the humanity of Christ set the precedence for the utilization of the divine power of God the Holy Spirit in living the Christian way of life. Every Church-age believer can operate under the very same power that sustained the humanity of Christ. It was in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic union (i.e., Christ incarnate) that Christ proved this power valid and feasible to each Church-age believer.

GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT

This is the final judgment for unbelievers only. It is here that all their good and evil will be evaluated and receive just condemnation. Condemnation, since they rejected the person of the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Judgment, because all the “good” deeds they performed were conducted in human power rather than in the power of the Holy Spirit, Rev 20:12-15.

HADES OR SHEOL

In post-biblical Hebrew Sheol originally meant the deep parts of the sea. But both sheol and the Greek word hades are used to refer to anything that is subterranean and large. They are used for the vast subterranean place of the departed dead of the human race and the abode of certain fallen angels. Both sheol and hades are mistranslated “hell” which adds to confusion. Hades was used from classical times for the underworld and the realm of the dead. Sheol is sometimes used for the grave, as in Gen 37:35; 42:38; 1 Sam 2:6.

HARMARTIOLOGY

The doctrine of Sin.

HEART

The Biblical noun for “heart” always refers to the right lobe of the soul, with possibly the exception of one passage in the Bible. The Hebrew lebh and the Greek kardia are both translated “heart”, 1 Sam 25:37; 2 Sam 18:14.

HEATHENISM

The apostasy of the unbeliever in the state of negtive volition, described in 2 Pet 2. Heathenism is the story of the unbeliever rejecting the Gospel, Rom 1:18-32.

HEIRSHIP

Heirship is based on sonship. You must be a son before you can become an heir. Huios means an adult son in Joh 1:12; Rom 8:16-17. If you are not in the family of God, how can you be an heir of God? To enter the family of God, you must have faith in Christ. The Lord is the heir of all things, and we share in all He has, Gal 3:26. Heirship is based on the death of another, Rom 5:8. Therfore, heirship of the royal family is based on the new covenant, Heb 9:15. To inherit from God, one must possess life from God, i.e., eternal life, 1 Jo 5:11-12. So to be an heir of God, you must have His perfect righteousness and eternal life. All of the heirs of God have been justified by grace via imputed perfect righteousness from the justice of God, Tit 3:7.

HISTORICAL TRENDS

Even though history is the record of man’s thoughts, decisions, actions, and motivations, it is Jesus Christ who controls history. This is the first dispensation in which Jesus Christ controls history from His hypostatic union. There are two sources of judgment in history: The sovereign decisions of the Lord Jesus Christ and the erroneous decisions of mankind.

HOPE

Absolute confidence, total assurance, as well as comfort. It is our comfort in relationship to future things. Confidence about future things results in comfort. The source of hope is perception and metabolization of doctrine. Hope is NOT ignorance, uncertainty, or oscillation but confidence in God.

HUMAN GOOD

Good deeds produced under the control of the sin nature. The believer with unconfessed sin in his life is not spiritual but carnal (controlled by the sin nature). The good deeds of a carnal Christian are indistinguishable from good deeds performed by an unbeliver and have no spiritual value. (Antonym: Divine Good). This must never be confused with morality, or the legitimate production of the believer. Human good is the production of the believer in the cosmic system. Human good is not valid in God’s eyes. Human good is the production of evil. Human good is the result of function inside the cosmic systems. It is often a reaction, e.g., helping someone because you dislike a person who wasn’t helping that person, or showing someone how much better you are by your Christian production. People often give because they are unhappy. The believer performing human good can be motivated by cosmic one or cosmic two.

HUMAN LIFE

The union of soul life and biological life at the moment the fetus emerges from the womb when God imparts the first “breath of life” (See NESHAMAH).

HUMAN SPIRIT

The immaterial part of man designed by God to convert, to store, and to utilize spiritual phenomena. The human spirit receives spiritual information that the Holy Spirit converts into gnosis (knowledge).

HUMILITY

The antithesis of arrogance! Without humility there can be no reception of truth! Without perception of truth there can be no spiritual growth, hence no spiritual life.

HYPOSTATIC UNION

The person of the incarnate Christ are two natures, inseparably united without mixture or loss of separate identity, without loss or transfer of properties or attributes, the union being personal and eternal. Since the incarnation, Jesus Christ is true humanity and undiminished deity in one unique person forever.

I.C.E.

Isagogics: To fully understand the word of God, the Bible must be interpreted within the framework of isagogics, which is the historical setting.
Categorical: The Bible must be studied through the scrutiny of the particular doctrine as recorded throughout the Scripture, line upon line, verse upon verse and category upon category. Hence, Scripture must be used to interpret Scripture. No Scripture can stand alone.
Exegesis: The Bible should be studied in the original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Koine Greek), with full context of the selected verse or verses, paying strict attention to grammar, syntax, and the etymology of the words from the original languages!

IDOLATRY

Allowing anyone or anything to take a higher position in one’s life above one’s personal love for God. Idolatry points to an inordinate attachment, or an extreme devotion to something or someone, which takes priority over that of the believer’s personal love for God, Exo 20:3-5.

IMAGE OF GOD

The immaterial, invisible essence of mankind. The pattern God used to create mankind was Himself. Our essence includes volition, emotion, self-consciousness, conscience, and mentality. God’s essence includes love, sovereignty, righteousness, veracity, omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience, immutability, eternal life, and justice.

IMMEDIATE CREATION

The direct creative act of God apart from intermediate agents or means. Adam was created immediately by God, as is the soul of every human being.

IMMINENCE

The quality or condition of being about to occur. Imminence in the Church-age relates to the rapture of the church.

IMMUTABILITY

The attribute of God that describes His inability to change. He is not susceptible to or capable of change. He is absolute, unalterable stability.

IMPERSONAL LOVE

A virtue love which emphasizes the character of the subject (you) rather than the object being loved. Impersonal love emphasizes something in you rather than emphasizing something in the object of your love. A great example of impersonal love comes from God the Father in that when we were all yet sinners, He loved us through the giving of His only begotten Son, Joh 3:16.

IMPECCABILITY OF CHRIST

The doctrine of Christology, which recognizes the fact that during the entire course of the dispensation of the hypostatic union, our Lord Jesus Christ did not sin though He was tempted in His humanity and the temptations were real.

IMPRECATORY PRAYER

This is a prayer in which justice is demanded for some form of persecution, antagonism, or hostility directed toward the one involved.

IMPUTATION

The judicial act of crediting a debit or credit to someone’s account. The condemnation of Adam’s original sin is given to each person at birth. God’s eternal life is credited to each person at the moment of faith in Jesus Christ. The function of the justice of God directed toward mankind and relates to the plan of God for mankind. Imputation functions as an act of condemnation or blessing from the integrity of God to mankind. Imputation is the action of the justice of God whereby either condemnation or blessing is assigned, ascribed, attributed, superimposed, or superinduced to another being. The believer advances in the plan of God with each imputation.

INCARNATION

The period of time Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, lived on earth in hypostatic union. The account of His life is recorded in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. (See HYPOSTATIC UNION).

INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The permanent status acquired at the moment of salvation by every Church-age believer. The Holy Spirit transforms their bodies into temples for the simultaneous indwelling of Jesus Christ. (See SHEKINAH GLORY).

INHERITANCE

See HEIRSHIP.

INORDINATE COMPETITION

The lust to exalt oneself over the decent regard for others and for God’s will. It consists of self-promotion even to the harm of others.

INSPIRATION

God the Holy Spirit so supernaturally directed the human writers of Scripture, that without waving their human intelligence, individuality, literary style, personal feelings, or any other human factor, His own complete and coherent message to man was recorded in perfect accuracy in the orginal languages of Scripture, the very words bearing the authority of divine authorship.

INTERCALATION

This means insertion. The Jewish dispensation was interrupted by the insertion of a new dispensation. The strategic victory of Jesus Christ at the cross, resurrection, ascension, and session at the right hand of the Father immediately demanded that the Jewish age be interrupted, and that a new dispensation be inserted.

INTEGRITY

Adherence to spiritual, moral, and ethical principles related to truth and honesty. That characteristic which operates in impersonal love and functions under the royal family honor code.

INTEGRITY OF GOD

Combines the divine attributes of righteousness and justice to form God’s holiness. This is the totality of divine perfection.

INVISIBLE ASSETS

Those divine assets provided by God the Father in eternity past for the execution of the predesigned plan of God in the believer’s life. It is our invisible assets that we need to utilize to make our calling and election sure, 2 Pet 1:9-11.

INVISIBLE HERO

The purpose of the great power experiment of the Church-age is to manufacture invisible heroes. The invisible hero is the product of Bible doctrine. The invisible hero advances to spiritual maturity. He executes the predesigned plan of God. He spends enough time inside the plan of God, under the ministry of his right pastor-teacher, to learn the principles of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.

JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST

The evaluation of all Church-age believers. “Judgment” can mean two things: Condemnation & Evaluation. In this context, it refers to evaluation. The Judgment Seat of Christ is a technical, theological term used to designate the evaluation of the royal family of God at the end of the Church-age after the rapture or resurrection of the Church. It is the evaluation of what use we made of logistical grace provisions, the problem solving devices, and divine power. The evaluation is determined on the basis of the execution of the predesigned plan of God, or the failure to do so. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine gain or loss of escrow blessings (rewards) for eternity. Gain comes from the exploitation, positive volition, and advance in the predesigned plan of God. Loss comes from cosmic living and failing to execute the Christian way of life as God’s game plan for the Church-age believer. It also means your escrow blessings remain on deposit forever as a memorial to lost opportunity.

JUSTICE

The attribute of God that describes his infinite fairness in blessing and rewards, along with judgment and condemnation./TD>

JUSTIFICATION

A judical act of vindication. We are born under condenmation, being spiritually dead. Justification is an offical act that occurs every time anyone believes in Christ. The justice of God acts on our behalf pronouncing us justified. This means having a relationship with God forever, and having the perfect righteousness of God imputed to us.

JURISPRUDENCE

Refers to the body or system of laws, or the science of law. A court is defined as a place where justice is administered; a place where the function of jurisprudence is designed to determine innocence or guilt. Under the concept of freedom, a person should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

KENOSIS

During the incarnation, our Lord voluntarily restricted the independent use of His divine attributes, which includes His omnipotence. He did this in compliance with the Father’s plan for the strategic victory of the angelic conflict. The plan for the incarnation not only called for the judgment of our sins, the provision of eternal salvation for all members of the human race, but simultaneously for the strategic victory of the angelic conflict. The Lord Jesus Christ voluntarily took upon Himself true humanity in order to redeem mankind from sin, in order to propitiate God the Father, and to reconcile mankind to God.>

LAKE OF FIRE

The final destination for both fallen angels and unbelieving mankind. It is both literal and eternal. It was prepared originally for Satan and his angels, Mat 25:41. Unbelievers also go there, with no way out, Joh 3:18,36; Heb 9:27.

LAPSARIANISM

All the decrees in eternity past; five are related to the purpose of God in election. Lapsarianism explains the logical order of these five decrees. Lapsarianism, from the word “lapse”, refers to the fact that man is a fallen being. Under lapsarianism, the five decrees of eternity past are related to the purpose of God in election. Therefore, the five concepts of lapsarianism are often called the five elective decrees. It explains the logical rather than the chronological order of the decrees. Although the entire decree is one thought in the mind of God, the principle of cause and effect is involved. The five decrees are:

Creation of all angels/mankind.
Permit the fall of angels/mankind.
Provide salvation for all mankind.
Election for believers and condemnation for unbelievers.
Salvation for anyone who believes in Christ.

LAST JUDGMENT

The alternative to salvation. In effect, it is facing God’s judgment in eternity because you would not face God’s judgment in time. The Last Judgment is the expression of the integrity of God toward those who reject Christ as Savior. It is the culminating judgment of human history in which every unbeliever of the human race is judged and sentenced to the lake of fire. They will stand before Jesus Christ who is the Supreme Court judge of heaven, Joh 5:22. This is also called the second death or the Great White Throne Judgment, Rev 20:12.

LAWS OF DIVINE ESTABLISHMENT

Principals set up by God for the protection, orderly function, survival, and perpetuation of the human race during the period of the angelic conflict. (See DIVINE ESTABLISHMENT). They include: Volition, Marriage, Family, and Government.

LEGALISM

Man’s futile attempt to gain salvation, or to continue in God’s plan by way of some system of do’s and don’ts, i.e., human good for the purpose of gaing God’s approbation. Following a pattern of ritual or self-abasement in order to gain the favor of God.

LIFE BEYOND GNOSIS

Gnosis “knowledge”is doctrinal information learned but not believed or metabolized. Once the doctrinal information is believed or metabolized, it is converted into epignosis “full knowledge”in the right lobe of the brain thereby becoming wisdom. It is by such wisdom that the “life beyond gnosis” is executed. Hence, this life is put into operation by the metabolization of Bible doctrine.

LOGISTICAL GRACE

God’s complete provision of every physical and spiritual need for every believer regardless of their spiritual status. Logistical grace keeps the believer alive, produces access to Bible doctrine, and enables him to grow spiritually in the devil’s world. Divine planning, divine support, divine provision, and divine blessing given by God for the execution of the predesigned plan of God by the royal family for the fulfillment of God’s will, purpose, and plan for your life.

LOVE, CATEGORIES OF:

Category One – toward God;
Category Two – toward right man or right woman;
Category Three – toward friends.

MEDIATE CREATION

The indirect creative act of God through intermediate agents or means. All biological life since the original creation of Adam has been formed mediately through human procreation.

MEDIATORSHIP

A mediator removes disagreement and estrangement between two parties. When both parties are antagonistic toward each other, a mediator brings them to a common goal or unity. Both parties must agree to the mediator, for he steps in between two parties as the equal to both. By so doing, reconciliation is established and a contract is made. To accomplish this, God the Father must be propitiated and man must be reconciled to God. Therefore, the mediator must redeem man to accomplish this. The Hypostatic Union qualifies Jesus Christ as the mediator between God and man. The mechanics are found in 1 Tim 2:5-6, “For you see, there is one God in essence, one mediator between God and man.”

MENTAL ATTITUDE

The function of human thought. The life of every believer is determined experientially by two principles: What he thinks and what he does. What you really are as a person is what you really think, not the way you appear to be on the surface or the way you are dressed. What goes on inside the invisible you, that is your soul. You are not always what you appear to be on the surface. Some people can hide their thoughts and some cannot. People can hide their thoughts and become masters of the practice of hypocrisy.

MENTORSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

This is the doctrine of God the Holy Spirit as the mentor or praclete-helper of all believers.

MERCY

An inherent attribute of God and is the expression of His grace policy toward all of His creatures, as well as, an expression of the Church-age believer’s royal family honor code.

MESSIAH

Messiah literally means “the Anointed One” in Hebrew, parallel to “Christ” in the Greek, indicating Jesus’ offices of prophet, priest, and king to Israel.

METABOLIZED DOCTRINE

Bible doctrine previously learned, believed and now stored in the right lobe (mind) of your soul ready for application.

METAMORPHISM

An English noun derived from a Biblical Greek word, the verb metamorphoo, which means to change, or to transform. This verb is used of our Lord’s transformation on the Mount of Transfiguration in Mat 17:2. The English noun metamorphism is described as a striking or radical change of form or structure or substance. It is also defined as a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances.

MILLENNIUM

The last one thousand years of human history in which Jesus Christ will reign on earth and produce perfect environment. It is from His second advent to the end of human history, and is prophesied throught the Old Testament and in Rev 20.

MOMENTUM TESTING

This testing exercises the believer’s spiritual autonomy through people testing, thought testing, system testing, and disaster testing.

MORALITY

Pertains to the character, conduct, ethics, motivations, and integrity relating to the laws of divine establishment. Morality is conformity to the laws of divine establishment. It is the doctrine of duties and responsibilities toward establishment principles.

MORNING STAR

One of the names of the Lord Jesus Christ, Rev 22:16, and one of the blessings for the winner believer, Rev 2:26-28.

MOSAIC LAW

The laws God gave to Moses which are made up of three Codices:

Codex I – Freedom Code: The Decalogue or Ten Commandments.
Codex II – Spiritual Code: Includes the complete shadow presentation of Christ and His saving work.
Codex III – Establishment Code: Civil statutes of Israel.

Codex III and I protected human life, freedom, privacy and property. Codex II charged individual believers and communicators of God’s Word with accurately presenting the Gospel and teaching of Bible doctrine within the nation.

MYSTERY DOCTRINE

The word “mystery” refers to the doctrine of the great power experiment for the Church-age. It is called the mystery, because it was never revealed in Old Testament times.

NECROMANCY

A system of divination or a device for providing information, generally future information. That system of divination that allegedly contacts the dead for information. The word is formed by combining the two Greek words, “nekros” meaning dead, and “manteia” meaning divination, to mean divination by contacting the dead, or seeking information from the spirits of dead persons.

NEGATIVE VOLITION

Rejecting Bible doctrine. It is divided into three categories:

Refusal to assemble for Bible teaching.
Rejection of your pastor-teacher and his authority.
Refusal to transfer doctrine from the left lobe to the right lobe of the brain.

Basically, this is rejection of the message or rejection of application.

NESHAMAH

Hebrew word for the The Hebrew word “breath of life”. This occurs when God imparts both human life and soul life to the human body at birth, Gen 2:7. {See: Spark of Life}

NEW COVENANT TO THE CHURCH

A spiritual legacy to the royal family of God and authorizes the royal priesthood. This covenant applies to those who are born in the Church-age. Hence, the New Covenant is God’s grace disposition to the royal family in time and eternity.

NEW SPECIES (NEW CREATION)

The Church came from the perpetuation of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union into the Church-age. It demands a new spiritual species for the utilization of all divine power. The new spiritual species originates from regeneration and the mechanics of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

OCCUPATION WITH CHRIST

One of the three problem solving devices related to virtue-love. The maximum function of perception, metabolization and application; i.e., learning doctrine on a daily basis so that you advance to spiritual adulthood. This is the only way to execute God’s plan, purpose and will for your life. Occupation with Christ is defined as personal love for God the Son caused by perception, metabolization and application, which manifests the fact that the mystery doctrine of the Church-age has been and continues to be the #1 priority in your life.

OLD SIN NATURE

The source of human sin, good, and evil. Formed as a direct result of Adam’s first sin, the sin nature resides in the cell structure of human body, Rom 6:6; 7:5,18, and is transmitted genetically by the male in copulation, Gen 5:3. The old sin nature is the center of man’s rebellion against God. It has an area of strength which produces human good; a lust pattern; and a trend toward asceticism or lasciviousness. The sin nature is also called the “old man” in Eph 4:22; the “flesh” in Rom 8:3,4; the principal of “sin” in Rom 7:8-20. Biblical documentation of the sin nature is found in Rom 5:12; “Therefore, just as through one man {Adam}, sin {the sin nature} entered into the world, and {spiritual} death through {the} sin {nature}, so {spiritual} death spread to the entire human race because all sinned {when Adam sinned}.” The old sin nature is Adam’s trend after the fall in action. Immediately after Adam sinned, two things occured simutaneously: He had a new trend historically and spiritual death.

OMNIPOTENCE OF GOD

The Latin term omnipotence is taken from the Greek word pantokrator, and means all-powerful or almighty. It refers specifically to the power or ability attribute of God. It has the connotation of “ruler of all things”. Omnipotence is the theological term to describe the unlimited, infinite, and eternal power of the three persons of the Trinity.

OMNIPRESENCE OF GOD

Literally means “everywhere present”, and describes God’s attribute of eternal and simultaneous presence in every place. God is not subject to the limitations of space.

OMNISCIENCE

The divine attribute of God describing His knowledge of all that is knowable. This means “all-knowing”, and describes God’s attribute of complete knowledge of all things,including the actual and the possible past, present, and future events. His foreknowledge.

OPERATION FOOTSTOOL

The termination of the strategic victory of the angelic conflict when the Lord, Jesus Christ returns to earth to establish His kingdom and removes Satan and all fallen angels. It constitutes the point at which Satan loses the rulership of the world to the Lord Jesus Christ, Psa 110:1; Eph 1:22; Heb 1:13; 10:13.

PALESTINIAN COVENANT

This is an unconditional, or grace covenant. It is not based on human merit but on the perfect essence of God. God gives on the basis of who and what He is, not who and what we are. This covenant is the sovereign disposition of God; whereby, God establishes an unconditional, or declarative pact first with Abram and then with Israel. God obligates Himself under grace with the phrase, “I will”. This covenant is a real estate blessing. It guarantees a certain portion of the land in the Middle East to Israel forever. The fulfillment of this covenant will occur at the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. It has never been fulfilled. It is future.

PARABLE

A short fictitious narrative which illustrates a principle of Bible doctrine.

PERSONAL SENSE OF DESTINY

God’s meaning, purpose, and definition for the believer’s life, which becomes stronger as he progresses through the three stages of spiritual adulthood. These three stages are spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy or independence, and spiritual maturity.

PIVOT

The accumulation of mature believers living in a client nation, or under the government in a specific geographical location. While a pivot is composed primarily of mature believers, it may also include those positive believers whose momentum has carried them into spiritual adulthood. Technically, the pivot may include all believers who have fulfilled the principle of virtue first as their first priority in the plan of God. Believers in the pivot stand out in contrast to believers living in the cosmic system, whose arrogance from motivational arrogance results in self-righteousness and crusader arrogance.

PLEROO

Is described as all of the following:

To fill up a deficiency. At salvation, we are deficient of doctrine.
To fully possess. The believer must be fully possessed by the Holy Spirit, and Bible doctrine before he can be fully possessed by the blessings of maturity.
To be fully influence. The believer is fully influenced by Bible doctrine so that he can have capacity for blessing.
To fill with a certain quality. Doctrine is the highest quality with which the believer can be filled.

PLEROMA

Is all of the following:

Complete in itself.
Complete in quota.
Complete in quality.
Complete in duration.

POSITIONAL TRUTH

Equivalent to Postitional Sanctification. It is composed of retroactive positional truth and current positional truth. Positional truth is our relationship with Christ in the Church-age. It refers to the Church-age believer in union with Christ. God the Father set us apart by Christ’s completed work on the cross. Christ’s work on the cross established our separation from the world, and brought us to heavenly citizenship. Christ’s resurrection, ascension and session (seated at the right hand of the Father) provides us a new life both now and forever. This new life is called our position in Christ. Christ paid the price once and for all.

PPOG

(See PREDESIGNED PLAN OF GOD.) (See PREDESTINATION.)

PREDESIGNED PLAN OF GOD

God has a plan for your life. The name of that plan is the predesigned plan of God. The policy of that plan is grace. The precedence for the grace policy of God comes from the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union.

PREVENTATIVE SUFFERING

This has two categories:

Providential preventative suffering is short-term suffering from the sovereignty of God for the benefit of the believer.
Punitive preventative suffering is related to sin. It punishes the guilty, and warns the tempted believer to resist the temptation and avoid the sin, or the flaw.

PRIVACY

A state of being apart from the observation and company of others. It is the innate right of the human race to seclusion. It is that principle of freedom whereby an individual of the human race has the right to retire from the company of others, remaining in seclusion from the knowledge, or observation of others. Privacy, property, and life are the basic concepts of happiness and freedom.

PRODIGAL

A reckless and extravagantly wasteful person.

PROPITIATION

Propitiation means God the Father is (propitiated) satisfied with the sacrificial ministry of our Lord on the cross. Propitiation is the work of Christ on the cross that deals with the integrity of God. Propitiation means that our Lord satisfied God the Father. In propitiation the justice of God judges our sins, and the integrity of God is satisfied with that judgment. Propitiation frees the justice of God to immediately give anyone who believes in Christ one-half of divine integrity, the righteousness of God. This is the down payment on our salvation.

PROBLEM SOLVING DEVICES

There are 10 PSD’s:

The rebound technique.
The filling of the Spirit.
The faith-rest drill.
Grace orientation.
Doctrinal orientation.
A personal sense of destiny.
Personal love for God the Father.
Impersonal love for all mankind.
+Happiness or sharing the happiness of God.
Occupation with Christ as the priority solution to life.

PROVIDENCE OF GOD

The divine outworking of all of the decrees, the object being the final manifestation of God’s glory as your motives, decisions, thoughts, and actions are printed out each day. This becomes the outworking of the Divine Decrees. The doctrine of providence expresses the fact that the world and our lives are not ruled by chance, fate, or luck, but by God who reveals the purpose of providence through the work of Christ on the cross, and the revelation of that work in the doctrine of common grace.

PUBLIC LIE / SATAN’S PROGANDA COSMIC SYSTEM

The hate propoganda formulated by arrogant and ambitious people who lust for power and approbation. The public lie is to discredit the teaching of Bible doctrine and those who communicate it.

PSEUDO SPIRITUALITY

False spirituality based on man’s system of rules, or based on Satan’s system of religion (cosmic II). They are both antithetical to the true spirituality of Christianity found in God’s Word.

RAPTURE

The act of being transported, and is also the state of being carried out of oneself. However, these definitions don’t apply here. “Rapture” is used here in a technical theological sense for the resurrection of the royal family of God at the end of the Church-age.

REBOUND

or REBOUND TECHNIQUE

The means by which born-again believers are restored to fellowship with God after they sin. This is accomplished by simply naming and citing one’s known sins to God the Father. All believers continue to sin after salvation. Rebound is the grace function to the believer which accomplishes the following results:

Restoration of the believer’s fellowship with God in time through confession of sin, 1 Joh 1:9.
Recovery of the filling of the Holy Spirit, Eph 5:14,18.
Re-entry into the predesigned plan of God.

RECONCILIATION

The sum total of all that Christ did on the cross in removing the sin barrier between God and sinful man. God is propitiated; man is reconciled. Manward side of the cross. A doctrine in 2 Cor 5:18; Eph 2:16; Col 1:20-21. Eirene is the Greek word that technically refers to the doctrine of reconciliation. “Peace” and “reconciliation” are synonymous terms in such passages as Eph 2:14,15,17; 4:3; 6:15. Part of the salvation work of Jesus Christ on the cross is reconciliation, Eph 2:16; 4:3; Col 1:20. All believers are reconciled to God the moment they believe in Christ, but the work of reconciliation actually took place on the cross. We are restored to friendship and agreement with God by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

RECOVERY

After involvement in sin and evil, the believer rebounds, 1 Joh 1:9, and then recovers the spiritual life by way of consistent perception and metabolization of accurate Bible doctrine, Eph 4:23; Rom 12:2.

REDEMPTION

The purchase of a slave from the slave market of sin, and the act of setting him free. Jesus Christ paid the ransom by His blood, which represents His spiritual death on the Cross, 1 Pet 1:18,19). Emphasizes the fact that we are sinners, not only by choice or volition, but long before that we were sinners at the point of birth. For we had to be condemned before we could be saved. Redemption is viewed from the standpoint of a ransom paid on the cross for our salvation. Redemption views mankind as born into the slave market of sin through the imputation of Adam’s original sin at birth. Redemption is the saving work of Christ on the cross by which He purchases our freedom, or salvation. The payment of debt for this purchase is called the “blood of Christ”, Eph 1:7; Col 1:14. Redemption is realized when a person is born again by faith alone in Christ alone.

REGENERATION

This is a theological term. It means a second birth, or spiritual birth, or being “born agian” as Jesus said in Joh 3:3; “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a person is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'” Joh 3:7; “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.'” It is the imputation of eternal life at the moment anyone believes in Jesus Christ for eternal salvation. A regenerate person passes from spiritual death to spiritual life.

RELATIVE RIGHTEOUSNESS

Man’s righteousness is adequate only in comparison or relative to other humans, but is totally inadequate when compared to God’s absolute or perfect righteousness.

RELIGION

A system whereby man by his own efforts and merits attempts to gain salvation or the approbation of God. Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ, by grace through faith, Eph 2:8-9.

REPENTANCE

The Greek transitive verb metanoeo means to change one’s thinking, or to change the mind. The cognate noun metanoia, Rom 2:4, means a change of mind, a conversion, a turning away. Doctrinal viewpoint changes every bit of human viewpoint you’ve learned. All of us repented at the moment of salvation. Repentance connotes a decision based on mentality and it is rational, not emotional..

RESURRECTION

A person returns from the dead in a body of incorruption and never dies agian. Resurrection is rising again from the dead in a human body, and never again being subject to death.

RETROACTIVE POSITIONAL TRUTH

This is the backward looking aspect of positional truth where God solved all the issues related to sin. Prior to salvation in the unregenerate state, we could only respond to one thing, our sin nature. We were in essence married to our sin nature, a.k.a. the flesh, because it had a bond or union with us. Prior to salvation our body was bound to the flesh. In retroactive positional truth, we reject and are separated from good and evil and are divorced from the old sin nature at the moment of salvation. This divorce has three parts:

Identification with Christ’s spiritual death caused positional rejection of human good and evil (the sin nature).
Identification with Christ’s physical death caused positional separation from human good and evil.
Identification with His burial caused positional divorce from human good and evil.

Our sins were buried once and for all, and our ultimate resurrection from the dead means literal rejection, separation and divorce for all time from human good and evil. When God takes away the old (retroactive positional truth), He substitutes with the new (current positional truth), Rom 6:4; Eph 2:6.

REVELATION

The Greek word apokalupsis meaning revelation is defined as God making known to man what is otherwise unknowable. God has to reveal Himself to us. A material universe demands a creator. Man is the object of that creation. Therefore, communication from the creator to mankind is to be expected. So the noun apokalupsis implies unveiling, disclosure by God Himself regarding things previously unknown, and things that cannot be explained.

REVERSIONISM / BACKSLIDING

The negative status of the believer in Phase Two: recession from any stage of spiritual growth, including the partial or completed Edification Complex of the Soul or Super-grace. Characterized by negative volition toward doctrine, emotional revolt of the soul, and scar tissue. Analogus to apostasy. An act of reversing, or turning in the opposite way, or a state of being so turned. As believers, we were designed to execute the predesigned plan of God. But in reversionism, we turn the other way, and cannot be distinguished from our pre-salvation status. We are believers thinking human viewpoint. Reversionism is the act of reverting to a former state, habit, belief, or practice of post-salvation sinning. Reversionism is a reversal of your priorities, your attitudes, your affections, the object of your personal love accompanied by the destruction of your impersonal love, and the change of your manner of operation and personality.

REVOLUTION

The forcible overthrow of an established government or a political system by the people governed. Revolution is the overthrow by violence of duly constituted authority, resulting in a fundamental change in political organization, constitution, or government.

RIGHTEOUSNESS

The attribute of God that describes the absolute perfection of His character and Person.

ROYAL FAMILY OF GOD

The family of a king, here our Lord. Jesus Christ is divine royalty as God. He is a sovereign king as part of the Trinity, possessing all the attributes of divine essence. The royal family of God is defined as every Church-age believer, regardless of his antecedence, background, race, classification, etc. All distinctions are erased at the point of salvation and reconciliation.

ROYAL FAMILY HONOR CODE

A system of spiritual integrity mandated by God and revealed by the mystery doctrine of the Church-age. The royal family honor code relates to your personal integrity in relationship to other people. In that sense, the honor code is a supplement to impersonal love for all believers, and other pertinent problem solving devices of the predesigned plan of God.

SABBATH

The seventh day of the week (Saturday) in which God ceased from His work of creation and declared the day blessed and holy, Gen 2:1-3.

SALVATION

The saving work of mankind from the power and effects of sin by way of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross.

SANCTIFICATION

A technical theological term for the status quo of the royal family of God in three phases of the predesigned plan of God.

Positional sanctification is having eternal security. There is no way you can ever get out of your relationship with God.
Experiential sanctification is residence, function and momentum inside the predesigned plan of God.
Ultimate sanctification is the believer in his resurrection body in the eternal state.

SCAR TISSUE OF THE SOUL

Also known as hardness of the heart is the result of prolonged residence and function inside the cosmic system. (See COSMIC SYSTEM).

SEALING MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

This guarantees three things:

Eternal salvation, Eph 4:30.
Eternal security, Eph 4:30.
Our portfolio of invisible assets, Eph 1:13; 2 Cor 1:21-22.

SECOND ADVENT

There are two advents of Jesus Christ depicted in the Word of God. The First Advent begins with the virgin birth and concludes with the resurrection, ascension, and session. During the first advent, Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union accomplishes the strategic victory of the angelic conflict, and the salvation of the human race. This strategic victory gives Him battlefield royalty. He must have a royal family to go with this royalty. Therefore, there is the need for the Church. The second advent is designed to reveal Him as both battlefield royalty and Jewish royalty. He returns to earth in resurrection body, and Hypostatic Union.

SELECTION

A technical term related to the divine imputation of human life at the point of physical birth. God is the inventor of human life, just as He is the creator. At the moment of physical birth, God imputes human life to the format soul.

SEMINAL

Seminal presence in Adam means we were all present with Adam because we are all genetically derived from him; we are his seed. Therefore, the entire human race was present when Adam sinned, which resulted in depravity of the nature of mankind. We all share Adam’s corrupt nature.

SESSION

That doctrine of Christology pertaining to the glorification of our Lord’s humanity at the right hand of the Father. These definitions presume your understanding of the Hypostatic Union. (See HYPOSTATIC UNION).

SHEKINAH GLORY

Jesus Christ, the Shekinah Glory of Israel lived in the Holy of Holies, Exo 25:21-22; Lev 26:11-12; Psa 91:1; Heb 9:5. His presence was manifest by a cloud above the tabernacle by day and a pillar of fire by night, so that the Jews could always tell when Jesus Christ was present in the tabernacle.

SIN

Any mental, verbal, or overt activity that violates the character and standards of God.

SIN NATURE

An integral part of every human being that resides in the cell structure of the human body. The sin nature was acquired originally by Adam at his fall and is subsequently passed down genetically to all mankind through copulation. The result is both spiritual death and total depravity of all humanity, except Jesus Christ. Because of the virgin birth, Jesus Christ was born without a sin nature. The sin nature is composed of an area of strength, an area of weakness, trends toward legalism or antinomianism, and lust patterns.

SIN UNTO DEATH

Maximum punishment from God. It is fair, painful, and terminates in physical death.

SLANDER

The spreading of public lie, or any form of verbal gossip, maligning, or judging of anyone, Tit 3:2.

SLAVE MENTALITY

That mentality which is opposite to God’s. The slave mentality is interested in security regardless of where it comes from. This type of thinking does not accept the responsibility that comes from true spirituality before God. The believer involved in the slave mentality is a prime target for satanic deception.

SOTERIOLOGY

The doctrine of the plan of salvation. The theological study of the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

SOUL LIFE

The life created by God and imparted immediately to the fetus at birth.

SOUL STRUCTURE

(See EDIFICATION COMPLEX)

SOVEREIGNTY

The attribute of God that describes His supreme authority and rule over all He creates.

SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

This is His eternal, infinte, and perfect divine volition. The sovereignty of God is expressed in the divine decrees, manifest in the comprehensive divine interpretation of history called dispensations, and the unique plan regarding the Church-age.

SPARK OF LIFE

That immediate impartation by God of soul life into the newly born child; “the breath of life” breathed into the “nostrils” that generates human life, Gen 2:7. {See: NESHAMAH}

(2) SPIRITUAL AUTONOMY

A continuation of contentment or +H (sharing the happiness of God) as a major problem-solving device. It is the second stage of spiritual adulthood.

SPIRITUAL CHAMPION

A spiritually mature believer who advances through evidence testing (See EVIDENCE TESTING) and glorifies God, thereby becoming a champion in the spiritual realm!

SPIRITUAL DEATH

Separation from God at physical birth; imputation of the penalty of Adam’s original sin to the genetically formed sin nature. This is always divine judgment. The penalty of sin, and so given as a warning to our original parents in Gen 2:17, “dying thou shalt die.” When they partook of the forbidden fruit, they died spiritually. The penalty was imposed at the fall of mankind. Spiritual death is defined as separation from God in a state of total helplessness with regard to any relationship with God and incapable of satisfying His perfect righteousness. Spiritual death is humanity separated from God at birth. Christ died a spiritual death when the sins of the entire human race were imputed to Him during those three hours of darkness on the cross. Only through faith in Christ can a person be born again and become spiritually alive. Eph 2:1; “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,”

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

The Greek noun charisma for spiritual gifts is based on the word charis, or grace. All spiritual gifts are a matter of grace! No gift is given based on God’s foreknown merit of the believer. Charisma is primarily a Pauline expression, though it occurs once, 1 Pet 4:10. The Holy Spirit’s sovereignty gives spiritual gifts to each believer at the point of salvation. A spiritual gift is never earned, deserved, or developed through any form of emotional experience.

SPIRITUAL I.Q.

This has nothing to do with one’s human I.Q. At the moment of salvation, each believer was given equal privilege and equal opportunity to execute the spiritual life by way of the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the power of God the Holy Spirit as our teacher that offers us our spiritual I.Q.

SPIRITUALITY

The doctrine of Christology, which recognizes the fact that during the entire course of the dispensation of the hypostatic union, our Lord Jesus Christ did not sin though He was tempted in His humanity and the temptations were real.

(3) SPIRITUAL MATURITY

The mature believer is someone who executes the plan of God for his or her dispensation. This is the third stage of spiritual adulthood.

(1) SPIRITUAL SELF-ESTEEM

The foundation for the stability of the Christian life. Spiritual self-esteem is the believer’s dependence on God’s grace provision for stabilizing self and integrating self into the predesigned plan of God. This is the first stage of spiritual adulthood.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Our warfare in the Christian life is neither physical nor fleshly; it is invisible and spiritual! We are to use our God-given assets (Bible Doctrine, filling of the Holy Spirit, etc.) to battle the forces and deceit of the great deceiver, the devil. Bible Doctrine resident in the believer’s soul is the only weapon capable of withstanding the barrage of attacks from our great adversary the devil, 1 Pet 5:7-9.

STRATEGIC VICTORY OF THE CROSS

Phase one of the strategic victory: the death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and session of Jesus Christ as the Victor in the angelic conflict.
Phase two of the strategic victory: the Second Advent, the overthrow of Satan and crowning of the King.

The believer is identified with the strategic victory of Phase One through positional truth at the point of salvation; the Church is identified with the second stage of the strategic victory by her return with Christ in resurrection bodies.
THE TACTICAL VICTORY in the angelic conflict is the super-grace life, which is the area of the normal function of the priesthood in the Christian life.

SUBSTITUTIONARY SPIRITUAL DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST

This is separation from God in a state of perfection and impeccability. This applies to Jesus Christ. Christ died “spiritually” as a substitute for sin on our behalf, by this eternal life is offered to all mankind, Rom 5:8.

SUPER GRACE

Maximum glorification of Jesus Christ. Super grace is the status of spiritual maturity while ultra-supergrace is maximum growth and blessing attended by maximum suffering, which only intensifies the blessing. Super grace is where the normal function of the royal priesthood and the production of divine good begin.

SUPREME COURT OF HEAVEN

This is open 24-hours a day. Jesus Christ is the Supreme Court judge, Joh 5:22. The qualification to be the Supreme Court judge is based on two principles:

Jesus Christ is God. He is co-equal with God, superior to mankind, and perfect mankind in one person forever. Jesus Christ is the perfect judge.
Jesus Christ is qualified to be our judge since He was judged for the sins of the whole world. Jesus Christ as God emphasizes his Hypostatic Union and His judgment for our sins on the cross.

SURPASSING GRACE

This is the optimum in spiritual achievement. It is the maximum place of blessing and reward, and the ultimate in glorifying Jesus Christ. Surpassing grace connotes something that is beyond super grace and beyond time. Surpassing grace is “that in the approaching ages, He might demonstrate His surpassing grace riches in generosity toward us in Christ Jesus.”, Eph 2:7

TABOO

A prohibition arbitrarily imposed by a religious, or social group. Taboos are not the basis for accessing sin.

TALMUD

Title derived from the Hebrew LAMAD — to teach. The collected written opinions of the Rabbis regarding tradition, civil, and spiritual laws of Judaism; recorded from 400 B.C. to 500 A.D.

TETRAGRAMMATION

Means “four letters” and refers to the word i>JHWH, translated “Jehovah” or “Yahweh”. This proper name of Lord God in the Old Testament is used when referring to either one, or all members of the Trinity. The Jews thought that this name was too sacred to utter so they used Adonai in place of JHWH.

THEOPHANY

The appearance of Christ in bodily form prior to the Incarnation; viz., the Angel of Jehovah and human forms. A manifestation of the person of Jesus Christ in His preincarnate state. This is a theological category for the appearance of Jesus Christ before the First Advent.

TITHING

Tithing was intended for the Jewish dispensation / age and has no place in the current Church age. God wishes that all give freely and not under compulsion. Mat 6:3-4; 23:23; Luke 11:42; 18:11-14; 21:1-4; Phil 4:15-17; 2 Cor 9:5-7; Philemon 1:14

TOTAL DEPRAVITY

There is nothing in fallen man that God can find pleasure in, or accept. Our flesh is totally depraved in God’s sight, Tit 3:5; Eph 2:8-9.

TONGUES

The gift of tongues was a temporary spiritual gift; so temporary that it was the first one to be discontinued in 70 A.D. when Judah no longer existed as a client nation to God. Tongues were used at the beginning of the Church-age to warn Israel of the approaching fifth cycle of discipline and the end of the Jewish client nations until the Second Advent of Christ.

TRADUCIANISM

The theological view that the human soul is transmitted through human procreation.

TRANSCENDENCE

A theological term used to describe God as independent of and beyond the spatial limits of the created universe. No particular place can count Him. He is in all places at all times, Psa 139.

TREE OF LIFE

The tree of life is associated with perfect life and environment in the Garden, as well as the perpetuation of the right relationship with God in the Garden, Gen 2:9; 3:22. Man does not see the tree of life again until the eternal state, Rev 2:7; 22:2-4. The tree of life is related to doctrine, Pro 3:18. Positive volition is related to the tree of life in Pro 13:12. The tree of life will be located forever in the New Jerusalem.

TRICHOTOMOUS

Regenerate mankind consists of three component parts: body, soul, and spirit. (See DICHOTOMOUS)

TRINITY

A technical theological term designating God as one in essence but three co-equal, co-infinite, and co-eternal persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. A title given to the Godhead that consists of three members each holding a specific function. God the Father as the author of the plan, God the Son as the executor of the plan, and God the Holy Spirit as the revealer of the divine plan.

TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION

The third heaven was where the truimphal procession of our Lord terminated. Our Lord’s truimph proceeded through billions and billions of light years of space in the second heaven, or stellar universe. The triumphal procession terminated with the Father’s command to “sit down at His right hand”. Only the true humanity of Christ actually sat down. The third heaven is also the place of all believers who have died..

TYPOLOGY

This is from the Greek word “form” or “pattern”, which in Biblical times denoted both the original model or the prototype and the copy that resulted. In the New Testament, the latter was labeled the anti-type, and this was especially used in two decisions:

The correspondence between two historical situations like the flood and baptism, 1 Pet 3:21, or two figures like Adam and Christ, Rom 5:14.
The correspondence between the heavenly pattern, and its earthly counterpart, i.e., the divine original behind the earthly tent/tabernacle, Act 7:44; Heb 8:5; 9:24.

ULTRA-SUPERGRACE

The most advanced stage of spiritual maturity related to time, history, and the angelic conflict. Once the believer breaks the maturity barrier through the daily perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine, he moves into different spheres of spiritual maturity.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

(See IMPERSONAL LOVE)

UNLIMITED ATONEMENT

The saving work of Christ on the cross. The burnt offerings of the Old Testament were accepted to make an atonement, Lev 1:4. However, animal sacrifices have no efficacy, Heb 10:4; only the perfect sacrifice of Christ is efficacious, Heb 9:26; 10:5-10. Atonement is the reconciliation between God and man, accomplished by the efficacious sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. Unlimited atonement and propitiation remove the barrier between God and man, so that every person in the human race can have eternal salvation.

UNPARDONABLE SIN

This is the one sin that cannot be forgiven even though Jesus Christ died for it on the cross, Joh 1:29; 3:18,36. This sin is the rejection of Christ and His work on the cross. This sin is related to the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit, Gen 6:3; Joh 16:7-11; Heb 10:29. Rejection of Christ is called “sin”, Joh 16:9.

VERACITY

This is the attribute of God that describes Him as absolute truth.

VIRGIN BIRTH

Since the old sin nature is passed down from the man in copulation, the seed for the formation of the body of the Lord Jesus Christ was implanted in Virgin Mary by way of the power of the Holy Spirit. God is the Father of Jesus Christ and Mary was the mother, Mat 1:18,22-25. The Gospel of Luke teaches us that the birth of Jesus resulted from a miraculous conception, Luk 1:26-38.

VIRTUE LOVE

(See IMPERSONAL LOVE)

VOLITION

Mankind’s free will to make one’s own decisions. God cannot and will never violate man’s free will.

VOLITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

The most common and the first cause for human suffering in general. Our emphasis here is on believers only. Every human being must take the responsibility for his own decisions and his own actions in life. You must understand that you can never blame others for your misery, your unhappiness, and/or your sufferings. You take full responsibility yourself, based on your own wrong decisions related to your associations, your activities, your motives, and your functions in life.

WITNESSING

The communication of the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unbeliever on a personal basis, known as evangelism. Witnessing therefore is the responsibility of every believer. The believer is responsible only to communicate the accurate information concerning the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. The believer is not responsible to make anyone accept the information!