What does Faithful mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
πιστὸς trusty 19
πιστός trusty 7
πιστοῖς trusty 4
πιστοὶ trusty 4
πιστὸν trusty 3
נֶאֱמָ֔ן to support 3
πιστῷ trusty 2
נֶאֱמָ֥ן to support 2
πιστέ trusty 2
πιστοῦ trusty 2
נֶ֭אֱמָנִים to support 1
וְנֶאֱמַן־ to support 1
נֶ֭אֱמָן to support 1
נֶאֶמְנָ֖ה to support 1
בְּנֶֽאֶמְנֵי־ to support 1
אֱ֝מוּנִ֗ים to support 1
אֱ֭מוּנִים to support 1
נֶאֱמָנִים֙ to support 1
נֶ֝אֶמְנ֗וּ to support 1
מְהֵימַ֣ן to confirm 1
נֶאֱמָ֣ן to support 1
נֶאֱמָֽן to support 1
וְנֶאֱמָ֑ן to support 1
נֶאֱמָנִ֑ים to support 1
נֶאֱמָנָֽה to support 1
נֶאֱמָנָ֑ה to support 1
הַֽנֶּאֱמָ֔ן to support 1
אֱמוּנֵ֣י to support 1
אֱמוּנָ֑ה firmness 1
אֱ֭מוּנוֹת firmness 1
בֶּאֱמוּנָ֑ה firmness 1
πιστὰς trusty 1
πιστόν trusty 1
πιστοί trusty 1
πιστὴν trusty 1
אֱמֶ֔ת firmness 1

Definitions Related to Faithful

G4103


   1 trusty, Faithful.
      1a of persons who show themselves Faithful in the transaction of business, the execution of commands, or the discharge of official duties.
      1b one who kept his plighted faith, worthy of trust.
      1c that can be relied on.
   2 easily persuaded.
      2a believing, confiding, trusting.
      2b in the NT one who trusts in God’s promises.
         2b1 one who is convinced that Jesus has been raised from the dead.
         2b2 one who has become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and author of salvation.
         

H539


   1 to support, confirm, be Faithful.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to support, confirm, be Faithful, uphold, nourish.
            1a1a foster-father (subst.
            ).
            1a1b foster-mother, nurse.
            1a1c pillars, supporters of the door.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be established, be Faithful, be carried, make firm.
            1b1a to be carried by a nurse.
            1b1b made firm, sure, lasting.
            1b1c confirmed, established, sure.
            1b1d verified, confirmed.
            1b1e reliable, Faithful, trusty.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to stand firm, to trust, to be certain, to believe in.
            1c1a stand firm.
            1c1b trust, believe.
            

H530


   1 firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, steadiness.
   

H540


   1 to confirm, support.
      1a (Aphel).
         1a1 to believe in.
         1a2 to trust.
         1a3 trustworthy (pass participle).
         

H571


   1 firmness, faithfulness, truth.
      1a sureness, reliability.
      1b stability, continuance.
      1c faithfulness, reliableness.
      1d truth.
         1d1 as spoken.
         1d2 of testimony and judgment.
         1d3 of divine instruction.
         1d4 truth as a body of ethical or religious knowledge.
         1d5 true doctrine adv.
   2 in truth, truly.
   

Frequency of Faithful (original languages)

Frequency of Faithful (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Most Faithful King
A title of the Kings of Portugal. It was bestowed on John V (1706-1750) and on his successors for his great aid in building ecclesiaetical structures, and his efforts in behalf of the canonization of Saints.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Faithful, the
In early times, the baptized, confirmed Christian communicants, as opposed to the catechumens; members of the Church, because of their faith in the Divine Mysteries and of their fidelity to the laws of the Church. In the Alexandrine, Basilian, and Byzantine liturgies the Mass of the Faithful was the part which followed the dismissal of the catechumens or beginners.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Faithful Steward
Parable in Luke 12, included in a discourse concerning watchfulness. Matthew 24, has a similar parable as part of the eschatological instruction. In both it is preceded by the parable of the thief in the night. Matthew uses "servant" for "steward" and other variations, and his phraseology is used in the Mass of a bishop-confessor. Perhaps Christ used the parable twice. The different settings would naturally lead to slightly different meanings. In Matthew it is an answer to the assumption: "Why worry, the Parousia is far off." In Luke it is an answer to Peter's query, "Dost thou speak this parable (of the thief) to us?" and emphasizes the responsibility of the ministers of the church. According to the parable, a wealthy master going abroad for a long time must appoint one of his servants to the task of meting out to the slaves their daily rations of corn; if he prove faithful, though not suspecting the earlier return of the master, he will be highly rewarded. The parable applies to the Apostles and their successors. It may be used apologetically since it presupposes the continuation of the apostolate till the Parousia.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Faithful Witness
Title of Christ in Apocalypse 1,5. The glorified Christ in heaven fulfills the function of witness of what God the Father wills, as He fulfilled it on earth. Saint John's Gospel 18:37, teaches that Christ gives witness of the truth which He had seen in the bosom of the Father; the Apocalypse represents Him as giving witness of God's designs regarding the future. In Apocalypse 3:14, He is called "the faithful and true witness," i.e.,one who may be trusted and whose testimony never falls short of the truth.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Faithful
As a designation of Christians, means full of faith, trustful, and not simply trustworthy (Acts 10:45 ; 16:1 ; 2 co 6:15 ; Colossians 1:2 ; 1 Timothy 4:3,12 ; 5:16 ; 6:2 ; Titus 1:6 ; Ephesians 1:1 ; 1 Corinthians 4:17 , etc.). It is used also of God's word or covenant as true and to be trusted (Psalm 119:86,138 ; Isaiah 25:1 ; 1 Timothy 1:15 ; Revelation 21:5 ; 22:6 , etc.).
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Faithful, Faithfully, Faithless
1: πιστός (Strong's #4103 — Adjective — pistos — pis-tos' ) a verbal adjective, akin to peitho (see FAITH), is used in two senses, (a) Passive, "faithful, to be trusted, reliable," said of God, e.g., 1 Corinthians 1:9 ; 10:13 ; 2 Corinthians 1:18 (AV, "true"); 2 Timothy 2:13 ; Hebrews 10:23 ; 11:11 ; 1 Peter 4:19 ; 1 John 1:9 ; of Christ, e.g., 2 Thessalonians 3:3 ; Hebrews 2:17 ; 3:2 ; Revelation 1:5 ; 3:14 ; 19:11 ; of the words of God, e.g., Acts 13:34 , "sure;" 1 Timothy 1:15 ; 3:1 (AV, "true"); 4:9; 2 Timothy 2:11 ; Titus 1:9 ; 3:8 ; Revelation 21:5 ; 22:6 ; of servants of the Lord, Matthew 24:45 ; 25:21,23 ; Acts 16:15 ; 1 Corinthians 4:2,17 ; 7:25 ; Ephesians 6:21 ; Colossians 1:7 ; 4:7,9 ; 1 Timothy 1:12 ; 3:11 ; 2 Timothy 2:2 ; Hebrews 3:5 ; 1 Peter 5:12 ; 3 John 1:5 ; Revelation 2:13 ; 17:14 ; of believers, Ephesians 1:1 ; Colossians 1:2 ; (b) Active, signifying "believing, trusting, relying," e.g., Acts 16:1 (feminine); 2 Corinthians 6:15 ; Galatians 3:9 seems best taken in this respect, as the context lays stress upon Abraham's "faith" in God, rather than upon his "faithfulness." In John 20:27 the context requires the Active sense, as the Lord is reproaching Thomas for his want of "faith." See No. 2.
With regard to believers, they are spoken of sometimes in the Active sense, sometimes in the Passive, i.e., sometimes as believers, sometimes as "faithful." See Lightfoot on Galatians, p. 155.
Note: In 3 John 1:5 the RV has "thou doest a faithful work," for AV, "thou doest faithfully." The lit. rendering is "thou doest (poieo) a faithful thing, whatsoever thou workest (ergazo)." That would not do as a translation. To do a "faithful" work is to do what is worthy of a "faithful" man. The AV gives a meaning but is not exact as a translation. Westcott suggests "thou makest sure (piston) whatsoever thou workest" (i.e., it will not lose its reward). The change between poieo, "to do," and ergazo, "to work," must be maintained. Cp. Matthew 26:10 (ergazo and ergon).
2: ἄπιστος (Strong's #571 — Adjective — apistos — ap'-is-tos ) is used with meanings somewhat parallel to No. 1; (a) "untrustworthy" (a, negative, and No. 1), not worthy of confidence or belief, is said of things "incredible," Acts 26:8 ; (b) "unbelieving, distrustful," used as a noun, "unbeliever," Luke 12:46 ; 1 Timothy 5:8 (RV, for AV, "infidel"); in Titus 1:15 ; Revelation 21:8 , "unbelieving;" "faithless" in Matthew 17:17 ; Mark 9:19 ; Luke 9:41 ; John 20:27 . The word is most frequent in 1 and 2Corinthians. See BELIEVE , INCREDIBLE , INFIDEL , UNBELIEVER , UNFAITHFUL. (In the Sept., Proverbs 17:6 ; 28:25 ; Isaiah 17:10 .)
Holman Bible Dictionary - Faithful
Steadfast, dedicated, dependable, and worthy of trust. It is derived from the Hebrew root having the basic meaning “to trust (a person),” or “to believe (a statement).” This is the same root that gives us the word “amen.” The derived meaning is that the one so described is trustworthy, dependable, trusting, or loyal. Moses was faithful in all God's household (Numbers 12:7 ). “Faithful” is used to describe the relation of God and Israel (Deuteronomy 7:9 ). The faithful God keeps His covenant, and the faithful people keep His commandments. In the New Testament the adjective “faithful” is a derivative of the Greek noun meaning “faith.” Here we get the translation “faithful” as a natural derivative of faith. Once again the fundamental meaning is that the one so described is trustworthy and loyal. The root idea is that one has fidelity toward another person or toward God. For example, in 1 Corinthians 7:25 Paul commended himself to the Corinthians as one who is “faithful” (KJV) or “trustworthy” (NAS). In Revelation 2:10 the church in Smyrna and subsequent readers are commanded “be thou faithful unto death.” And, in Ephesians 1:1 Paul addressed the letter “to the faithful in Christ Jesus.” In other cases, however, “faithful” describes God's mode of relation toward persons or toward God's creation.
Many of these passages speak of God as faithful in order to comfort and encourage Christians. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 ). “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able” (1 Corinthians 10:13 ). “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24 ).
The faithful person is steadfast, unchanging, and thoroughly grounded in relation to the other. This sort of fidelity, or faithfulness, is used in both the Old Testament and the New Testament to describe God's relation to the world and to describe the quality of relationship that Israel and Christians are called upon to have with God and with one another. See Faith ; Trust; Trustworthy.
William L. Self
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Faithful, the
The New Testament and Prayer Book name for all theBaptized, who, being admitted into the Household of Faith, are thepeople of the Faith—fideles, that is, believers.
Webster's Dictionary - Faithful
(1):
(a.) Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation.
(2):
(a.) Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.
(3):
(a.) True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.
(4):
(a.) Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Preacher: Should be Faithful Unto Death
The minister of Christ should feel like the old keeper of Eddystone lighthouse. Life was failing fast, but summoning all his strength, he crept round once more to trim the lights before he died. May the Holy Ghost enable his servants to keep the beacon fire blazing, to warn sinners of the rocks, shoals, and quicksands which surround them.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Faithful,
aman, πιστός.This word in both the O.T. and the N.T. is from the same root as 'faith.' It is being true to oneself, to one's nature, to any promise given, and to any trust committed. It is in various connections often applied to God Himself. Deuteronomy 7:9 ; Isaiah 49:7 ; 1 Corinthians 1:9 1 Corinthians 10:13 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ; 2 Timothy 2:13 ; Hebrews 10:23 ; 1 Peter 4:19 ; 1 John 1:9 . The Lord Jesus also is faithful. He is 'a faithful high priest' and 'a faithful and true witness.' 2 Thessalonians 3:3 ; Hebrews 2:17 ; Revelation 1:5 ; Revelation 3:14 ; Revelation 19:11 . The commandments and testimonies of God are called faithful. Psalm 119:86,138 . The words of the gospel are also faithful: the promises attached thereto will unquestionably be fulfilled. 1 Timothy 1:15 ; 1 Timothy 4:9 ; 2 Timothy 2:11 ; Titus 3:8 ; Revelation 21:5 . Christians are exhorted to be faithful as stewards to any trust committed to them, and faithful as witnesses to an absent Lord. "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Revelation 2:10 .
King James Dictionary - Faithful
FA'ITHFUL, a.
1. Firm in adherence to the truth and to the duties of religion. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2 .
2. Firmly adhering to duty of true fidelity loyal true to allegiance as a faithful subject. 3. constant in the performance of duties or services exact in attending to commands as a faithful servant. 4. Observant of compact, treaties, contracts, vows or other engagements true to one's word. A government should be faithful to its treaties individuals, to their word. 5. True exact in conformity to the letter and spirit as a faithful execution of a will. 6. True to the marriage covenant as a faithful wife or husband. 7. Conformable to truth as a faithful narrative or representation. 8. Constant not fickle as a faithful lover or friend. 9. True worthy of belief. 2 Timothy 2 .
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Faithful
After what hath been said under the foregoing article of faith, I shall not think it necessary to add much on the subject of faithfulness. The sense of it is very obvious. I only beg to observe, that it appears from Scripture the Lord delights to be known to his people, in his covenant engagements, by this distinguishing perfection. That sweet passage delivered to the church by Moses, is a most decided proof of it: "Know, therefore, that the Lord thy God, he is God; the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with the that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations." Deuteronomy 6:9. See also 1 Samuel 2:34; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; Revelation 1:5; Rev 19:11
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Society of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jes
An institute founded by the Viscountess d'Houet, at Amiens, France in 1820, for the education of all classes. The society includes schools, a teacher's training college, orphanage, and hostels for university students in France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Ireland, Scotland, the Channel Islands, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is in Paris, France.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - the Faithful
In early times, the baptized, confirmed Christian communicants, as opposed to the catechumens; members of the Church, because of their faith in the Divine Mysteries and of their fidelity to the laws of the Church. In the Alexandrine, Basilian, and Byzantine liturgies the Mass of the Faithful was the part which followed the dismissal of the catechumens or beginners.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Faithful
In many passages in the Bible, means "believing." Thus in Galatians 3:9 , believers are said to be blessed with Abraham, because of his preeminent distinction above all man for steadfast faith in God. This appellation is given in Scripture to true Christians, to indicate not only their saving faith in Christ, but their trustworthy and consistent Christian character, Acts 16:15 1 Corinthians 4:17 Ephesians 6:21 Colossians 4:9 1 Peter 5:12 . "A faithful saying" is one that cannot prove false, 1 Timothy 1:15 2 Timothy 2:11 .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Steward, Faithful
Parable in Luke 12, included in a discourse concerning watchfulness. Matthew 24, has a similar parable as part of the eschatological instruction. In both it is preceded by the parable of the thief in the night. Matthew uses "servant" for "steward" and other variations, and his phraseology is used in the Mass of a bishop-confessor. Perhaps Christ used the parable twice. The different settings would naturally lead to slightly different meanings. In Matthew it is an answer to the assumption: "Why worry, the Parousia is far off." In Luke it is an answer to Peter's query, "Dost thou speak this parable (of the thief) to us?" and emphasizes the responsibility of the ministers of the church. According to the parable, a wealthy master going abroad for a long time must appoint one of his servants to the task of meting out to the slaves their daily rations of corn; if he prove faithful, though not suspecting the earlier return of the master, he will be highly rewarded. The parable applies to the Apostles and their successors. It may be used apologetically since it presupposes the continuation of the apostolate till the Parousia.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Witness, Faithful
Title of Christ in Apocalypse 1,5. The glorified Christ in heaven fulfills the function of witness of what God the Father wills, as He fulfilled it on earth. Saint John's Gospel 18:37, teaches that Christ gives witness of the truth which He had seen in the bosom of the Father; the Apocalypse represents Him as giving witness of God's designs regarding the future. In Apocalypse 3:14, He is called "the faithful and true witness," i.e.,one who may be trusted and whose testimony never falls short of the truth.

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Faithful - Be thou Faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Firmly adhering to duty of true fidelity loyal true to allegiance as a Faithful subject. constant in the performance of duties or services exact in attending to commands as a Faithful servant. A government should be Faithful to its treaties individuals, to their word. True exact in conformity to the letter and spirit as a Faithful execution of a will. True to the marriage covenant as a Faithful wife or husband. Conformable to truth as a Faithful narrative or representation. Constant not fickle as a Faithful lover or friend
Loyal - ) True to any person or persons to whom one owes fidelity, especially as a wife to her husband, lovers to each other, and friend to friend; constant; Faithful to a cause or a principle. ) Faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; Faithful and true to the lawful government; Faithful to the prince or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in allegiance
Faithful - Moses was Faithful in all God's household (Numbers 12:7 ). “Faithful” is used to describe the relation of God and Israel (Deuteronomy 7:9 ). The Faithful God keeps His covenant, and the Faithful people keep His commandments. In the New Testament the adjective “faithful” is a derivative of the Greek noun meaning “faith. ” Here we get the translation “faithful” as a natural derivative of faith. For example, in 1 Corinthians 7:25 Paul commended himself to the Corinthians as one who is “faithful” (KJV) or “trustworthy” (NAS). In Revelation 2:10 the church in Smyrna and subsequent readers are commanded “be thou Faithful unto death. ” And, in Ephesians 1:1 Paul addressed the letter “to the Faithful in Christ Jesus. ” In other cases, however, “faithful” describes God's mode of relation toward persons or toward God's creation. ...
Many of these passages speak of God as Faithful in order to comfort and encourage Christians. “If we confess our sins, he is Faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 ). “God is Faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able” (1 Corinthians 10:13 ). “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24 ). ...
The Faithful person is steadfast, unchanging, and thoroughly grounded in relation to the other. This sort of fidelity, or Faithfulness, is used in both the Old Testament and the New Testament to describe God's relation to the world and to describe the quality of relationship that Israel and Christians are called upon to have with God and with one another
Faithful, - The Lord Jesus also is Faithful. He is 'a Faithful high priest' and 'a Faithful and true witness. The commandments and testimonies of God are called Faithful. The words of the gospel are also Faithful: the promises attached thereto will unquestionably be fulfilled. Christians are exhorted to be Faithful as stewards to any trust committed to them, and Faithful as witnesses to an absent Lord. "Be thou Faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life
Administration of the Sacraments - The act of the minister in conferring the sacraments on the individual Faithful for the sanctification of souls. As the chief means of sanctification, they are to be administered to the Faithful frequently, while the Faithful on their part are to receive them with reverence and holy dispositions
Sacraments, Administration of the - The act of the minister in conferring the sacraments on the individual Faithful for the sanctification of souls. As the chief means of sanctification, they are to be administered to the Faithful frequently, while the Faithful on their part are to receive them with reverence and holy dispositions
Faithfulness - In the Old Testament, God's Faithfulness and covenant love are closely related (Deuteronomy 7:9 ; Psalm 25:10 ; 85:10 ). The most profound example of his Faithfulness is the bond between God and the people of the northern kingdom of Israel. In spite of their unfaithfulness, God reminds them that he is betrothed to them in Faithfulness (Hosea 2:20 ). ...
The Israelites were expected to respond in Faithfulness to God because he had acted Faithfully to them through the covenant. David and other godly people chose to walk the Faithful way—the way of truth (Psalm 119:30 ). Just as God is both Faithful and loving, those who believe in God need to exhibit Faithfulness and steadfast love in their lives (Proverbs 3:3 ). ...
In the New Testament, God also Acts in Faithfulness: He provides for both good and evil people (Matthew 5:45 ); he rewards those who do his good will (Matthew 6:4,6,18 ); he provides a way out for believers in the midst of temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13 ); he remains Faithful as he fulfills his promises (2 Corinthians 1:18-19 ). Paul reminds us that even when we are faithless God remains Faithful because he cannot disown himself (2 Timothy 2:13 ). John declares that Jesus is the Faithful and true witness (Revelation 3:14 ), the Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11 ). God remains Faithful to New Testament believers, both fulfilling and promising to fulfill the promises of the Old Testament. ...
Christians, like the Israelites, are to respond to God in Faithfulness. Trustworthy servants must prove themselves to be Faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2 ). Epaphrus and Tychicus are identified as Faithful ministers of Christ (Colossians 1:7 ; 4:7 ). Paul remains Faithful to God in spite of tremendous pressures (1 Timothy 1:12 ). Timothy is to select teachers who will exhibit Faithfulness, one of the outstanding characteristics of Christians. The Spirit of God enables Christians to remain Faithful to both God and other believers (Galatians 5:22 )
Amon - Faithful; true
Amnon - Faithful and true; tutor
Leal - ) Faithful; loyal; true
f.c.j. - = Faithful Companion of Jesus, Sisters ...
Mentor - ) A wise and Faithful counselor or monitor
Father, Holy - Title of the pope as father of all the Faithful
Holy Father - Title of the pope as father of all the Faithful
Mehu'Man - (faithful ), one of the seven eunuchs of Ahasuerus
Painstaker - ) One who takes pains; one careful and Faithful in all work
Secre - ) Secret; secretive; Faithful to a secret
Antipas - A Faithful martyr, in Pergamos, Revelation 2:13
Trustful - ) Worthy of trust; Faithful; trusty; trustworthy
True-Hearted - ) Of a Faithful heart; honest; sincere; not faithless or deceitful; as, a truhearted friend
Mehuman - Faithful, one of the eunchs whom Ahasuerus (Xerxes) commanded to bring in Vashti (Esther 1:10 )
Tried - ) Proved; tested; Faithful; trustworthy; as, a tried friend
Tried - ) Proved; tested; Faithful; trustworthy; as, a tried friend
Raaya mehemna - �the Faithful shepherd,� alluding to Moses); the title of one of the parts of the Zohar...
Meshach - Name given by the prince of the eunuchs to Mishael, one of Daniel's companions at Babylon: he was one of the three noble men who, Faithful to God in refusing to worship the image set up by the king, were cast into the fiery furnace; but were miraculously preserved by God, there being not even the smell of fire on their garments. Nebuchadnezzar, head of the Gentile power, having been brought into a prominent position by God is compelled to own the God of this captive but Faithful remnant, who had shown His power in protecting those who were Faithful to Him
Painstaking - ) Careful in doing; diligent; Faithful; attentive
Head, the - Christ, so designated by Paul writing of the Faithful as His Mystical Body in the letter to the Ephesians 4
Liege - ) Serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a feudal tenure; obliged to be Faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord; Faithful; loyal; as, a liege man; a liege subject
Fidiciary - ) Involving confidence or trust; confident; undoubting; Faithful; firm; as, in a fiduciary capacity
Untrue - ) Not Faithful; inconstant; false; disloyal
Antipas - A martyr Faithful unto death at Pergamos (Revelation 2:13). where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is" (the idol AEsculapius was worshipped there under the serpent form); "and thou holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My Faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth
All Souls' Day - The second day of November; a feast day of the Roman Catholic church, on which supplications are made for the souls of the Faithful dead
Metecorn - ) A quantity of corn formerly given by the lord to his customary tenants, as an encouragement to, or reward for, labor and Faithful service
Tychicus - A companion of Paul, Acts 20:4, and evidently a devoted and Faithful disciple
Mahdi - ) Among Mohammedans, the last imam or leader of the Faithful
Saints, Communion of - An article of the Apostles' Creed, a spiritual solidarity binding together the Faithful on earth, the souls in purgatory, and the saints in heaven, in the same mystical body of which Christ is the head, and in constant supernatural interchange. The Faithful on earth mutually exchange merits and satisfactions
Ash Wednesday - The first day of Lent, so called from the custom of marking the foreheads of the Faithful with blessed ashes
Wednesday, Ash - The first day of Lent, so called from the custom of marking the foreheads of the Faithful with blessed ashes
Eoquinians - A denomination in the sixteenth century; so called from one Eoquinus, their master, who taught that Christ did not die for the wicked, but for the Faithful only
Ligeance - ) The connection between sovereign and subject by which they were mutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice, the latter to Faithful service; allegiance
Apelles - (uh pehl' lehss) A Christian in Rome whom Paul saluted as “approved in Christ” (Romans 16:10 ), which may mean he had been tested by persecution and proved Faithful
Antidoron - (Greek anti, instead of; doron, a gift) ...
In the Greek Rite, remains of loaves from which portions have been cut for Consecration, distributed after Mass for consumption by the Faithful
Children of God - A title of the Faithful in virtue of special adoption by God; also used by Our Lord in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5) with special reference to peacemakers
God, Children of - A title of the Faithful in virtue of special adoption by God; also used by Our Lord in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5) with special reference to peacemakers
Faithful - ) Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a Faithful narrative or representation. ) True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a Faithful husband or servant
Rei - Remained Faithful to David in Adonijah's rebellion
Parmenas - (pahr' mih nuhss) Personal name meaning, “faithful” or “constant
Hilkiah - A Faithful high priest in the reign of Josiah, 2 Kings 22:20
Joanna - One of the Faithful women who ministered to Christ while living, and brought spices to his tomb
Artemas - Apparently a Faithful minister, cooperating with Paul, Titus 3:12 , who thought him worthy to take the place of Titus at Crete, while the latter spent the winter with the apostle at Nicopolis
Antipas, Saint - In the Apocalypse he is called the "faithful witness" of Jesus Christ
Unfaithful - ) Not Faithful; not observant of promises, vows, allegiance, or duty; violating trust or confidence; treacherous; perfidious; as, an unfaithful subject; an unfaithful agent or servant
am'Non - (faithful )
Saints - (Latin: sanctus, holy) ...
Name applied in the New Testament to the members of the Christian community generally, as in Colossians 1 ...
To the saints and Faithful brethren in Christ Jesus, who are at Colossa
Saint - (Latin: sanctus, holy) ...
Name applied in the New Testament to the members of the Christian community generally, as in Colossians 1 ...
To the saints and Faithful brethren in Christ Jesus, who are at Colossa
Urijah - He is called a Faithful witness by Isaiah, Isaiah 8:2 ; but erred in constructing and using at the king's request an altar unlike that prescribed in the law, Exodus 27:1-8 ; 38:1-7 ; 2 Kings 16:9-12 . A Faithful prophet, from Kirjathjearim in Judah, in the time of Jehoiakim
Chaja - ) The crested screamer of Brazil (Palamedea, / Chauna, chavaria), so called in imitation of its notes; - called also chauna, and Faithful kamichi
Faithfulness - Faithfulness of God. -The apostolic writers agree with the general biblical teaching in ascribing Faithfulness to God as ‘keeping covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations’ (Deuteronomy 7:9). (l) Among the Faithful sayings in the NT letters, there is found one in 2 Timothy 2:11-13, where the writer speaks of the sufferings that he gladly endures, for ‘if we died with him, we shall also live with him … if we are faithless, he abideth Faithful; for he cannot deny himself. God’s Faithfulness was assured both by promise and by oath (Hebrews 6:13-20). ...
This Divine Faithfulness was made by the apostles the ground of forgiveness and cleansing to those who confessed their sins (1 John 1:9), of deliverance in temptation from the power of evil (1 Corinthians 6:13, 2 Thessalonians 3:3), and of confidence in the final salvation of those who were called into the fellowship of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:24). Faithfulness of Christ. -It is noteworthy that in the Apocalypse, where Christians are being encouraged to endure, the Faithfulness of Christ is made prominent. Thus He is called the Faithful witness (Revelation 1:5; Revelation 3:14), and victory is ascribed to Him who is ‘faithful and true’ (Revelation 19:11). But it is in Hebrews again that we find this Faithfulness enlarged upon. In the earlier sections of that Epistle, where the writer is comparing the work of Christ with that wrought by angels and prophets, he shows that both Moses and Christ were examples of Faithfulness, but Christ excelled, insomuch as a son’s Faithfulness over God’s house excels in quality that of a servant in the house. Faithfulness of Christians. -In the background of every Christian life the apostles placed the example of Christ and the attributes of God, and thus the Faithfulness they sought to practise and instil was linked with the Faithfulness of God. He acknowledged that there had been an alteration in certain details of his plans, but he asserted that this was due not to any passing inconsistency in his mind, but to greater Faithfulness to his unchangeable desire to help them. As God was Faithful to His promise, so the Apostle did not vacillate; as Christ was unchangeable, so was St. This is only one example of the apostolic belief that constant Faithfulness in Christian life came from faith in Christ, ‘the Faithful and true,’ while apostatizing from the living God came from an evil heart of unbelief (Hebrews 3:12). ...
The Faithfulness urged by the apostles covered the whole of life. Paul wrote more than once that those who were called to be Christians must abide Faithfully in their callings and perform their duties. Masters must put a new spirit into their oversight; slaves must become only the more diligent and Faithful in their service; husbands and wives must remain Faithful to their marriage vows, even when the new bond to Christ has been fashioned. He who was called to be a minister of God was reminded that a steward must be found Faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2). Each one must be Faithful to the graces given by the Spirit, whether of prophecy, teaching, giving, or ruling (Romans 12:6). Paul claimed that he exhibited his Faithfulness in teaching when he was dealing with the ease of fathers and their unmarried daughters (1 Corinthians 7:25). When he was expressing his judgment on this matter he said that he had no ‘command’ (ἐπιταγήν) to convey, but he gave his settled ‘opinion’ (γυωμήν), conscious that in so doing he was Faithful to his stewardship under Christ. ...
As apostles were expected to be Faithful in their teaching, so all Christians were expected to be Faithful to the teaching they had received. Indeed, in the Epistle to the Hebrews faith itself is almost identified with steadfast loyalty to the Unseen God, and thus passes into Faithfulness, which marks the believer under manifold trials. ...
In the apostolic life Faithfulness to friends, and especially to the se who were fellow-workers, was greatly prized. The first necessity for a Christian worker is that he should be, like Lydia, ‘faithful to Christ’ (πιστήν τῴ κυρίῳ, Acts 16:15); but he should be also, like Timothy, ‘faithful in Christ’ (πιστήν τῴ κυρίῳ, 1 Corinthians 4:17), i. Faithful in the sphere of Christian duty. This Faithfulness is required to be shown not only to those for whom work is done, but also to those with whom it is done. Paul speaks in the Epistle to the Colossians of Tychicus his messenger as ‘the beloved brother and Faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord’ (Colossians 4:7), and of Onesimus as ‘the Faithful and beloved brother’ (Colossians 4:9), he has before his mind chiefly the fidelity of these two brethren to himself the apostle and prisoner of the Lord, In 2 Tim. we have represented the unfaithfulness of Demas, who had forsaken the Apostle, ‘having loved this present world’; the Faithfulness of St. Luke his companion-the beloved physician, who had remained true to him to the end; and the renewed Faithfulness of John Mark, who had deserted St. Paul at one time, but who in later years was a proved and Faithful servant (2 Timothy 4:10-11). ...
Christian Faithfulness was to be observed throughout the whole of life, and especially through the many trials and tribulations of Christian experience. Paul we find the Apostle on no fewer than six different occasions calling upon his readers to ‘stand fast’: ‘stand fast in the faith’ (στήκετε, ‘stand firmly and Faithfully,’ 1 Corinthians 16:13); ‘stand fast in the liberty’ (Galatians 5:1); ‘in one spirit’ (Philippians 1:27); ‘in the Lord’ (Philippians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 3:8); ‘and hold the traditions which ye were taught’ (2 Thessalonians 2:15). Paul was urgent that believers should he Faithful to the highest in all their varied experiences. The Church at Smyrna was exhorted to be ‘faithful unto death’ (Revelation 2:10), and the Church at Pergamum was commended for Faithfulness even in the days when ‘witnessing’ for Christ became ‘martyrdom’ in the later meaning of that word (Revelation 2:13). This extreme Faithfulness was founded on faith in God and love to Christ, but it was glorified still further by the expectation of ‘receiving the promise’ (Hebrews 10:36), of enjoying the ‘great recompense of reward’ (Hebrews 10:35), and of being awarded ‘the crown of life’ (Revelation 2:10). Even when Faithfulness meant for apostolic Christians their resisting unto blood, they were sustained by the thought of the Master, who after enduring the Cross had entered into His joy and was set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2). Jones, Faithfulness, 1890, p
Maccabees, Maccabean War - Maccabees was the name given to the family of Mattathias, a Faithful priest, who led in a revolt against the Hellenizing influences of the Seleucid King Antiochus Epiphanes in about 168 B
Wen - Leviticus 22:22 (c) This may be considered as a type of any defect in the Christian's life which would hinder him from being a true servant of GOD, Faithful, useful and devoted to the Lord
Desolation, Abomination of - A portent of the ruin of the House of God mentioned by Daniel, and referred to by Christ as a sign to the Faithful to flee from Judea; commonly interpreted as a symbol of idolatry in the Temple
Abomination of Desolation - A portent of the ruin of the House of God mentioned by Daniel, and referred to by Christ as a sign to the Faithful to flee from Judea; commonly interpreted as a symbol of idolatry in the Temple
Surety - God was asked by a Faithful psalmist to be his surety (Psalm 119:121-122 ). In a positive sense Jesus is said to be surety for the Faithful under the new covenant (Hebrews 7:22 )
Boswellian - Johnson's biographer, James Boswell, whose hero worship made his narrative a Faithful but often uncritical record of details
Bination - The offering of Mass twice on the same day by the same celebrant; permitted on days when the Faithful are obliged to assist at Mass and there are not enough priests for the number of Masses needed by the congregations
Arculre - (Latin: dim, of arca, box) ...
Small boxes of gold or other precious metal worn suspended from the neck and probably used by the Faithful to carry the Blessed Sacrament
Sheshbazzar - (Ezra 1:8) The name seems to be compounded of Shush, joy—Beth, the preposition in-and Tzarar, tribulation; perhaps alluding to the Faithful in Babylon still rejoicing in the Lord in the midst of tribulation
Shadrach - Name given to HANANIAHin Babylon, one of the three Faithful ones who refused to worship the golden image of Nebuchadnezzar, and were cast into the fiery furnace, and there miraculously preserved
Emeritus - ) Honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on account of age, infirmity, or long and Faithful services; - said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church
Hananiah - A pious and Faithful officer under Nehemiah, Nehemiah 7:2
Epaphras - Supposed to have founded the church at Colosse, and denominated by Paul his "dear fellow-servant" and "a Faithful minister of Jesus Christ
Liturgical Use of Bread -
(4) Bread blessed at the Offertory is distributed to the Faithful (see antidoron eulogia).
(5) Bread brought by the Faithful is blessed at the Sunday parochial Mass
Day, Lord's - On this day the Faithful are obliged to hear Mass and rest from all servile works
Lord's Day - On this day the Faithful are obliged to hear Mass and rest from all servile works
Infidel - infidelis in and fidelis Faithful
Epaphras - He is described as 'a Faithful minister of Christ,' and one who agonised in prayer for the Colossians, with zeal for their welfare
Caleb - He and Joshua were the only two spies who remained Faithful to their mission and did not endorse the negative report conveyed by their colleagues
Remnant - This Faithful minority is consistently referred to as the remnant. Time and again the prophets declared that God had rejected his unfaithful people but would preserve the Faithful remnant. ...
After the return, the people as a whole again became unfaithful to God, but there was always a remnant of Faithful believers. This Faithful minority of old Israel became the nucleus of the new people of God, the Christian church (Luke 24:44-49; John 20:20-22; Acts 1:13-15; Acts 2:1-4). Within it, however, were the believing Jews, the Faithful remnant, the spiritual Israelites who believed in Jesus the Messiah and became part of his church (Acts 13:43; Acts 16:1; Acts 17:2-4; Acts 18:8; Romans 2:28-29; Romans 9:6-8; Romans 11:1-5)
Deuteronomy - He admonishes them to remain Faithful to G-d following their entry into the Land of Israel
Hasideans - The group's name derived from the Old Testament concept of the Hasidim , the “saints” or “faithful
Bell, Passing - In England when it was Catholic, and in other countries as well, there was a pious custom of ringing the church bell slowly when a death was imminent in the parish, that the Faithful might be reminded to pray for the dying person
Faithful, Faithfully, Faithless - 1: πιστός (Strong's #4103 — Adjective — pistos — pis-tos' ) a verbal adjective, akin to peitho (see FAITH), is used in two senses, (a) Passive, "faithful, to be trusted, reliable," said of God, e. , Acts 16:1 (feminine); 2 Corinthians 6:15 ; Galatians 3:9 seems best taken in this respect, as the context lays stress upon Abraham's "faith" in God, rather than upon his "faithfulness. , sometimes as believers, sometimes as "faithful. ...
Note: In 3 John 1:5 the RV has "thou doest a Faithful work," for AV, "thou doest Faithfully. rendering is "thou doest (poieo) a Faithful thing, whatsoever thou workest (ergazo). To do a "faithful" work is to do what is worthy of a "faithful" man. See BELIEVE , INCREDIBLE , INFIDEL , UNBELIEVER , UNFAITHFUL
Nehemiah - The Tirshatha or Governor under the Persian king; a well known Faithful character in the church after the return of the people from Babylon
Jaazaniah - If so, the son did not imitate the Faithful father. The same abbreviated Hebrew name belonged to a Rechabite whom Jeremiah used as an example of Faithful obedience to God (Jeremiah 35:3 )
Liege - Bound by a feudal tenure obliged to be Faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord subject Faithful as a liege man
Scapular of the Passion (Black) - The Passionists gave the Faithful who wished to associate themselves more closely with their order a black scapular in honour of the Passion of Christ. At various times indulgences have been granted to the Faithful who wear this scapular, the Summary being last approved by the Congregation of Indulgences on May 10, 1877
Aristarchus - A native of Thessalonica, a Faithful fellow-laborer with Paul, Acts 20:4 27:2 Philippians 1:24
Sup - , "(the) supping;" so 1 Corinthians 11:25 ; metaphorically in Revelation 3:20 , of spiritual communion between Christ and the Faithful believer
Indulgence, Portiuncula - An indulgence which may be gained in any church so designated by the bishop, by all the Faithful who after Confession and Holy Communion, visit such churches between noon of August 1, and midnight of August 2, or on the Sunday following
Devarim - He admonishes them to remain Faithful to G-d following their entry into the Land of Israel
Faithfulness (2) - FAITHFULNESS. —The quality of being Faithful. )—...
‘The deepest hunger of a Faithful heart...
Is Faithfulness. There is, however, allusion to those in whom the quality (πιστότης) is conspicuous; they are the ‘faithful’ (πιστοί) of Matthew 24:45; Matthew 25:21; Matthew 25:23, Luke 12:42; Luke 16:10-12—where the word πιστός has the meaning of being trustworthy in the discharge of duty
Consolation - Even as God destroyed Jerusalem, He provided consolation in the person of Faithful survivors (Ezekiel 14:22-23 ). The Faithful waited expectantly for this (Luke 2:25 ; compare Isaiah 40:1-2 )
Accursed - Separated from the Faithful cast out of the church excommunicated
Faithful, the - In the Alexandrine, Basilian, and Byzantine liturgies the Mass of the Faithful was the part which followed the dismissal of the catechumens or beginners
Heman - Faithful
Amnon - Faithful
Harlot - The term is used metaphorically for unfaithfulness: "how is the Faithful city become an harlot!" Isaiah 1:21 ; Ezekiel 16:31,35 . The mystic Babylon is designated "The mother of harlots," Revelation 17:5 : not only unfaithful herself, but the mother of such
High Priest - It is a title of Christ in the New Testament: "a merciful and Faithful high priest before God" (Hebrews 2)
Nathan - The first we meet with is the Faithful prophet in the days of David, 2 Samuel 12:1-31
Amnon - Amnon (am'non), Faithful
Seth - His descendants who were called the Sons of God remained Faithful to God until they mingled with the accursed race of Cain (Genesis 6)
Sanctus - ...
A title of the Faithful, used by Saint Paul (Colossians 1)
the Faithful - In the Alexandrine, Basilian, and Byzantine liturgies the Mass of the Faithful was the part which followed the dismissal of the catechumens or beginners
Sacrament House - Here the Blessed Sacrament was kept in a monstrance behind locked metal doors of lattice work through which the Host could be dimly seen by the Faithful
ep'Aphras - (lovely ), a fellow laborer with the apostle Paul, mentioned ( Colossians 1:7 ) as having taught the Colossian church the grace of God in truth, and designated a Faithful minister of Christ on their behalf
Oratory - The code of canon law distinguishes three kinds of oratories: ...
public, which is intended for the use of the members of a religious community or of an institution, but which the Faithful at large may legitimately attend, at least during divine services, and to which they have access directly from the outside
semi-public, which is intended principally for the use of the religious community in whose house it is erected, and to which the Faithful have no right of entry, though they may occasionally be allowed to attend some special function
private, or domestic, which is erected in a private house for the convenience of a private family
Degree - 1: βαθμός (Strong's #898 — Noun Masculine — bathmos — bath-mos' ) denotes "a step," primarily of a threshold or stair, and is akin to baino, "to go;" figuratively, "a standing, a stage in a career, position, degree," 1 Timothy 3:13 , of Faithful deacons
Steadfastness - A steadfast person is one who is reliable, Faithful, and true to the end
Ephesus - To the Faithful chiefly in this city Paul addressed his letter "to the Ephesians
Rizpah - Rizpah is best known for her Faithful vigil over the bodies of her executed sons (2 Samuel 20:10-14 ) until David commanded their burial
Sermons: Must be Full of Christ - ' 'I see a man cannot be a Faithful minister, until he preaches Christ for Christ's sake
Stool - God is said to have a footstool where the Faithful worship Him ( Psalm 99:5 )
Amnon - (am' nahn) Personal name meaning, “trustworthy, Faithful
Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - It impressed on the Faithful the sentiments of the Blessed Virgin as the time of her delivery approached
Anathema - To anathematize is generally understood to denote the cutting off or separating any one from the communion of the Faithful, the number of the living, or the privileges of society; or the devoting of an animal, city, or other thing, to destruction
Mount Hermon - The Faithful in the Old Testament celebrated the beauties of Hermon in their songs
Reservation - (Latin: reservatio, a retaining) ...
(1) The keeping of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle or in some other fitting place, as Viaticum for the dying and as an object of devotion for the Faithful
Infallibility - This preservation is due to the special assistance of the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth, and is given in order that the Faithful may be assured of the truth of their belief. , the bishops and the Faithful
Final Perseverance - Actual final perseverance implies two elements: the Faithful, continual use of the means of grace; and the condition that the person die in the state of grace. It is not God's grace alone, nor the human will alone, but a combination of both, God's benign, continual providence, guiding, protecting, assisting, and man's Faithful cooperation with Divine grace
Abraham's Bosom - In Luke 16:22 , Lazarus is said to have been carried to Abraham's bosom, that is, to the state of bliss in paradise which the father of the Faithful was enjoying
Epaphras - Lovely, spoken of by Paul (Colossians 1:7 ; 4:12 ) as "his dear fellow-servant," and "a Faithful minister of Christ
Onesimus - Christianity did not come in to set the world right thus: Onesimus was sent back to his master, and slaves are elsewhere exhorted to be Faithful to their masters; but slavery is doubtless one of the fruits of man's sin
Isbraniki - They maintained that there is no subordination of rank among the Faithful, and that a Christian may kill himself for the love of Christ
Zadok - He joined David at Hebron, 1 Chronicles 12:28, and subsequently anointed Solomon king, 1 Kings 1:39, and was rewarded by Solomon for his Faithful service by being made sole high priest
Friday - (Scandinavian goddess: Frigg) ...
Day of the week on which Christ died, consecrated by the Church for devotion to the Passion of Our Lord and for this reason a day on which the Faithful abstain from meat
Palm - A symbol of victory; adopted by the early Christians to represent the triumph of the Faithful over the enemies of the soul
Morning Star - The image, with its reference to the dawn, applies to the present spiritual life, in which the Faithful already possess Christ
Ordination - This is effected by the conferring through orders of spiritual power, by which clerics are separated from the laity, and are deputed for the ministry of divine worship, and the rule of the Faithful
Tychicus - Chance, an Asiatic Christian, a "faithful minister in the Lord" (Ephesians 6:21,22 ), who, with Trophimus, accompanied Paul on a part of his journey from Macedonia to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4 )
Obadiah - When all around him were worshipping Baal, this man remained Faithful to God
Micaiah - A Faithful prophet who predicted in vain to Ahab the fatal termination of his expedition against Ramoth-gilead
Star, Morning - The image, with its reference to the dawn, applies to the present spiritual life, in which the Faithful already possess Christ
he'Man - (faithful )
Son of Zerah
Amen - Strictly an adjective, signifying firm, and by a metaphor, Faithful. So in Revelation 3:14 , our Lord is called "the Amen, the Faithful and true Witness," where the last words explain the preceding appellation
Epaphras - Paul's "dear fellow servant, who is for you (the Colossian Christians, Colossians 1:7) a Faithful minister of Christ," perhaps implying Epaphras was the founder of the Colossian church. " Apprehended possibly for his zealous labors in Asia Minor; literally, "fellow captive" (sunaichmalootos ), taken in the Christian warfare (Philippians 2:25), or else more probably designated so as Paul's Faithful companion in imprisonment
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz - The prophet's son never heard himself called by this name, but it served to remind every Faithful Israelite that heard it, of the Lord's hastening his purposes of redemption. Hence Faithful men were taken by the prophet to witness the record
Society For the Maintenance of the Apostolic See - By means of leaflets, tracts, and posters it endeavors to foster among the Faithful the teaching of the Holy Father as set forth in his encyclical letters and addresses delivered on special occasions. thus makes it possible for the Faithful to take a personal share in the work of apostolate of the Holy Father by prayer, work, and charitable offerings
s.m.a.s. - By means of leaflets, tracts, and posters it endeavors to foster among the Faithful the teaching of the Holy Father as set forth in his encyclical letters and addresses delivered on special occasions. thus makes it possible for the Faithful to take a personal share in the work of apostolate of the Holy Father by prayer, work, and charitable offerings
Instant - For example, “they were instant” (Luke 23:23 , KJV) means “they kept urgently demanding” (NRSV); “continuing instant in prayer” (Romans 12:12 , KJV) means “persevere in prayer” (NRSV) or “faithful in prayer” (NIV); “be instant” (2 Timothy 4:2 , KJV) means “be persistent” (NRSV) or “be prepared” (NIV)
Gregorian Altar - It is related that Saint Gregory, by saying one Mass, liberated the soul of a monk, named Justus, from Purgatory; so the Faithful have confidently hoped that any Mass on this altar would free a soul from Purgatory
Altar, Gregorian - It is related that Saint Gregory, by saying one Mass, liberated the soul of a monk, named Justus, from Purgatory; so the Faithful have confidently hoped that any Mass on this altar would free a soul from Purgatory
Stir up Sunday - : "Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills ofThy Faithful people," etc
Discipline - , soldiers, pupils; an instrument of penance, such as a whip or scourge; self-flagellation, a private means of penance and mortification in use from an early date in most religious orders; punishment administered with a view to correction; the exercise by the Church of its power of spiritual punishment; the laws and directions laid down and formulated by church authority for the guidance of the Faithful
Jude - This epistle seems to have been intended to guard the Faithful against prevalent errors, and to urge them to constancy in the faith
Evil, Principalities of - Like the Faithful angels (Ephesians 1; Colossians 1), they preserved their respective ranks in the fallen state
Seven Dolors, Scapular of the - Priests may obtain from the General of the Servites the faculty to receive the Faithful into the confraternity and to bless and invest with the scapular
Scapular of the Seven Dolors - Priests may obtain from the General of the Servites the faculty to receive the Faithful into the confraternity and to bless and invest with the scapular
Witness, Martyr - One rendered testimony based on observation which was to be true and Faithful. God established the law and gave it to people as a true and Faithful witness for righteous living. Jesus is true and Faithful, and so is His message. Throughout the New Testament, believers are instructed that their witness is to be true and Faithful, reflected both in speech and life-style (Acts 4:33 ; Acts 14:3 ; Hebrews 10:15-17 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:10 ). ...
The death of Stephen serves as a stark reminder that true and Faithful testimony to Christ requires total commitment, even one's life. As Christ is the Faithful and true witness (Revelation 3:14 ) who clearly presented God to the world, so may believers be
Text - Thus the Bible itself is said to be Faithfully translated out of the original tongues, that is, the text: in opposition to what may be called human composition. And hence, the translation becomes a Faithful one, being taken from the original text
Faithfully - In a Faithful manner with good faith. The treaty or contract was Faithfully executed. Sincerely with strong assurances he Faithfully promised. The battle was Faithfully described or represented. They suppose the nature of things to be Faithfully signified by their names
Micaiah - A Faithful and fearless prophet, consulted by King Ahab at the demand of Jehoshaphat as to the issue of their proposed campaign against the Syrians
Scapular of Saint Benedict - To associate the Faithful, who were not Oblates of Saint Benedict, in a certain measure with the Benedictine Order, a confraternity of Saint Benedict was founded in the second half of the nineteenth century, at first by the English Congregation
Saint Benedict, Scapular of - To associate the Faithful, who were not Oblates of Saint Benedict, in a certain measure with the Benedictine Order, a confraternity of Saint Benedict was founded in the second half of the nineteenth century, at first by the English Congregation
Wants - If we knew all our need, what a large want book we should require! How comforting to know that Jesus has a supply book, which exactly meets our want book! Promises, providences, and divine visitations, combine to meet the necessities of all the Faithful
Naomi - " She thenceforth acted the part of a Faithful mother to Ruth
Osculatorium - It was used in the Middle Ages to convey the kiss of peace to the Faithful, and was first brought to the altar for the celebrant to kiss at the proper place in tke Mass, then brought to each of the congregation in turn at the altar rails
Faithful Witness - In Apocalypse 3:14, He is called "the Faithful and true witness," i
Philadelphia - He would protect his church and reward those in it who remained Faithful to him (Revelation 3:9-13)
Spot - The Faithful are urged to obey “without spot” (1 Timothy 6:14 )
Ittai - He was Faithful to David at the revolt of Absalom, returned with the king, and had a command in his army
Barzillai - For his Faithful services David invited him to return with him to Jerusalem; but being 80 years old he pleaded his great age and declined the honour, but requested that Chimham might go in his stead
Cherethims, Cherethites - They were Faithful to David at the revolt of Absalom
Abraham's Bosom - To lie in Abraham's bosom was thus a phrase for blessed repose in closest nearness to the father of the Faithful in the feast of paradise (Matthew 8:11; Luke 16:23)
Tychicus - Paul describes him as a beloved brother, a Faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord
Aetians - Besides the opinions which the Aetians held in common with the Arians, they maintained that faith without works was sufficient to salvation; and that no sin however grievous, would be imputed to the Faithful
Tablet, Peace - It was used in the Middle Ages to convey the kiss of peace to the Faithful, and was first brought to the altar for the celebrant to kiss at the proper place in tke Mass, then brought to each of the congregation in turn at the altar rails
Faithful - "A Faithful saying" is one that cannot prove false, 1 Timothy 1:15 2 Timothy 2:11
Witness, Faithful - In Apocalypse 3:14, He is called "the Faithful and true witness," i
Believe - ...
'Âman (אָמַן, Strong's #539), “to be firm, endure, be Faithful, be true, stand fast, trust, have belief, believe. The Bible also speaks of “faithful” people who fulfill their obligations (cf. ...
The nuance meaning “trustworthy” also occurs: “He that is of a Faithful spirit concealeth the matter” ( Faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy. …” There is a good reason here to understand the word 'âman as referring to what God has done (“faithfulness”), rather than what He will do (“trustworthy”), because He has already proved Himself Faithful by keeping the covenant. Therefore, the translation would become, “… Faithful God who has kept His covenant and Faithfulness, those who love Him kept …” (cf. 65:16) is the God who always accomplishes what He says; He is a “God who is Faithful. ...
'Ěmûnâh (אֱמֻנָה,Strong's #530), “firmness; Faithfulness; truth; honesty; official obligation. ”The most frequent sense of 'ĕmûnâh is “faithfulness,” as illustrated by Faithfulness. Here 'ĕmûnâh signifies the condition of being Faithful to God’s covenant, practicing truth, or doing righteousness. ...
These quotations demonstrate the two senses in which 'ĕmûnâh means “true”—the personal sense, which identifies a subject as honest, trustworthy, Faithful, truthful (
Faithful. Only infrequently (16 times) is 'emeth translated “faithful” (pistis), as when Nehemiah is described as “a Faithful man, and feared God above many” ( Faithfulness - ...
'Ĕmûnâh (אֱמֻנָה, Strong's #530), “faithfulness. ...
The basic meaning of 'ĕmûnâh is “certainty” and “faithfulness. ” Man may show himself “faithful” in his relations with his fellow men ( Faithfully, and with a perfect heart” (); those who seek them are found on the road of “faithfulness”: “I have chosen the way of truth & thy judgments have I laid before me” ( Faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent” ( Faithfulness and thou shalt [1] the Lord” (
Faithfulness will be established in the messianic era ( Faithfulnessreliability; rest; confidence; faith”). The KJV gives these translations: “faithfulness; truth; set office; Faithfully; Faithful. 38:18), and ’emunah (“faithfulness”)
Obed-Edom - In receiving the ark into his house, into his family, and among his people, he did, to all intents and purposes, receive Christ into his heart, and like the Faithful descendant of the Faithful Abraham, "saw the day of Christ afar off, rejoiced, and was glad. What was it then, that prompted the mind of this pious Faithful Gittite to receive the ark of God under such alarming circumstances? What was it, but thy grace almighty Lord, that taught him to rejoice in thee and thy favour, while others were trembling under thy judgments? Oh! the blessedness of' distinguishing grace, which makes that to thy people "a savour of life unto life," whilst to others it becomes"a savour of death unto death. When none ventured to serve the interest of God, and to receive his ark, he was Faithful. ...
And what is it now? If that ark was a type of Christ, who are they that may be said to be Faithful in the midst of the present perverse and crooked generation, but they who receive Christ Jesus the Lord into their hearts, and houses, and families, whilst others despise him! Who are the Obed-edoms of the present day, but such as receive Christ Jesus the Lord, and walk in him, and live to him, and rejoice in him, as the Lord our Righteousness! And if there ever was a day of peculiar blessedness, for the manifesting this distinguishing love to Jesus and his cause, surely the present is the one. Hail Obed-edom, thou Faithful servant of thy Lord! Ever will thy memory be blessed in the church; and when the temple of God is opened again in heaven, as it was to the beloved apostle (Revelation 11:19
Berchmans, John, Saint - His short religious life was distinguished by a Faithful observance of the Rule of the Order, which brought him quickly to perfection
John Berchmans, Saint - His short religious life was distinguished by a Faithful observance of the Rule of the Order, which brought him quickly to perfection
Fouard, Constant - As professor of Holy Scripture at Rouen (1876), and member of the Biblical Commission (1903), he continued his study of sacred sciences and in 1880 began to publish "Les Origines de PEglise," a scholarly work written as an answer to Renan, which contains several books on the Life of Christ, Saint Paul, Saint Peter, and Saint John, presenting a Faithful picture of early Christianity
Fundamentalism - In the theological sense fundamentalism means the adherence given to the fundamentals of God's revelation, as contained in the inspired Word of God and in Divine Tradition, and as proposed by the infallible magisterium of the Church to the Faithful for belief
Jerahmeel - Son of Hammelech (Hebrew, “the king” and so translated by modern versions), who was one of a group whom King Jehoiakim sent to arrest Baruch and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:26 ); but the Lord showed He has more power than human rulers by hiding His Faithful servants from the king
Star, Morning - When Christ promises that he will give the "morning star" to his Faithful ones, he "promises that he will give to them himself, that he will give to them himself, that he will impart to them his own glory and a share in his own royal dominion; for the star is evermore the symbol of royalty (Matthew 2:2 ), being therefore linked with the sceptre (Numbers 24:17 )
Ahimaaz - On the occasion of the revolt of Absalom he remained Faithful to David, and was of service to him in conveying to him tidings of the proceedings of Absalom in Jerusalem (2Samuel 15:24-37; 17:15-21)
Thyatira - The apostle John wrote to the church to warn the woman and her followers of the judgment for which they were heading, and to encourage the true Christians to remain Faithful to God (Revelation 2:19-29)
Beaton, James (ii) - He was a Faithful friend and adviser to Mary, Queen of Scots, and though in exile enjoyed the favor of James VI
Scorn, Scornful - When His people refuse to be Faithful, God can scorn them and their worship, expressed in destruction (Lamentations 2:7 )
Buckler - He hid himself behind and within GOD's Faithful promises and invites us to do the same
Samuel - Samuel was also a Faithful judge in Israel, and acted as priest when Eli and his sons were dead
Entire - ) Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; Faithful
Secret - ) Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive
Augustus - After the defeat of Mark Antony, Herod adhered to Augustus, and was always Faithful to him; so that Augustus loaded him with honours and riches
Silas - Silas (sî'las), Acts 15:40, contracted from Silvanus (sil-vâ'nus), woody, 2 Corinthians 1:19, is called one of the chief of the brethren, Acts 15:22, and a Faithful brother
Scapular of the Precious Blood - Priests who can receive the Faithful into the Confraternity of the Precious Blood have also the faculty of blessing and investing these with this red scapular (or a red girdle)
Hind - A Faithful and affectionate wife is compared to the hind, Proverbs 5:19 , as also are swift and sure-footed heroes, 2 Samuel 22:34 Habakkuk 3:19
Excommunication - (Latin: ex, out of; communicatio, communion) ...
A spiritual censure by which one is excluded from the communion of the Faithful and suffers consequences inseparably attached by canon law to such exclusion. A secondary purpose of excommunication may be said to be the spiritual protection of the Faithful. Both these classes are equally cut off from the Faithful as regards religious communication; but, in addition, the former are to be carefully shunned even in profane as well as religious matters. Opposed to these classes, the earlier and classic division of excommunication was: major excommunication, effective complete exclusion from the community of the Faithful; minor excommunication, a deprivation of certain of the Church's benefits, e
Amen - "Its meanings may be seen in such passages as Deuteronomy 7:9 , 'the Faithful (the Amen) God,' Isaiah 49:7 , 'Jehovah that is Faithful. ' And if God is Faithful His testimonies and precepts are 'sure (amen),' Psalm 19:7 ; 111:7 , as are also His warnings, Hosea 5:9 , and promises, Isaiah 33:16 ; 55:3
Justus - "They must have been among the earliest disciples of Jesus, and must have been Faithful to the end; they must have been well known and esteemed among the brethren
Definition, Papal - (Latin: definire, to enclose within limits) ...
A solemn and irrevocable decision emanating from the supreme teaching authority of the Church (the pope by his own authority or as presiding over an Æcumenical Council), concerning a matter of faith and morals, and made binding on all the Faithful
Melchites - Originally the name signified all those who remained Faithful to the Council of Chalcedon (451), when the greater part accepted the Monophysite heresy
Ap - In those days perhaps it referred also to the lack of a high priest who would be Faithful to GOD, or also to a godly king who would stand between an angry GOD and a disobedient people
Hananiah - ...
The "ruler of the palace; he was a Faithful man, and feared God above many" (Nehemiah 7:2 )
Melkites - Originally the name signified all those who remained Faithful to the Council of Chalcedon (451), when the greater part accepted the Monophysite heresy
All Souls Day - November 2, feast in commemoration of the Faithful departed in purgatory
Hierapolis - A Christian church was early established here, and enjoyed the ministrations of the Faithful Epaphras, Colossians 4:12,13
Aristarchus - Among the Faithful helpers who travelled with Paul on his preaching tours was Aristarchus, a Christian from Thessalonica in the northern Greek province of Macedonia (Acts 19:29; Acts 20:4)
Heman - (hee' man) Personal name meaning, “faithful
Death, Second - The second death has no power over those who remain Faithful in persecution (John 2:11 ), who are martyred (John 20:6 ), or for those whose names are written in the book of life (John 20:15 )
Census - In diocesan and parochial usage it is the enumeration of the Faithful, and certain data about their spiritual needs and conditions
Binding And Loosing - Whatever be the primary signification of this metaphor in the Aramaic language, these words as used by Christ, as is evident from the context and from Christian tradition, meant that He was to confer upon the rulers of His Church the power to bind the Faithful to the observance of laws and to loose them from impediments to eternal happiness, especially from sin and its consequent debt of punishment
Ish-Bosheth - ” The repugnance with which Baal worship was regarded by the Faithful in Israel frequently led to the substitution of the word for shame in the place of the name of the Canaanite deity
Balak - The former teaches doctrine which is false in itself, corrupt in its motive, and immoral in its fruits; while Balak is, as in the OT, the heathen power which thrusts Balaam’s sorceries on the Faithful
Loosing, Binding And - Whatever be the primary signification of this metaphor in the Aramaic language, these words as used by Christ, as is evident from the context and from Christian tradition, meant that He was to confer upon the rulers of His Church the power to bind the Faithful to the observance of laws and to loose them from impediments to eternal happiness, especially from sin and its consequent debt of punishment
Omen - The Faithful witness of Christians in the face of opposition is likewise an omen or sign pointed to the salvation of believers and the destruction of God's enemies (Philippians 1:28 )
Arm - In prayer the Faithful can ask God to break the arm of the wicked (Psalm 10:15 )
Irdle - Isaiah 11:5 (b) This is a symbol of a righteous life and a Faithful spirit which encompasses a person to make him a useful and dependable servant of GOD
Pharisee - "According to Josephus, the Pharisees were the group most influential with the people, were noted for their accurate and therefore authoritative interpretations of Jewish law, and had their own traditions and way of life to which they were Faithful
Huldah - " It is a blessed thing to be found Faithful both to God and man!...
Phebe - One who succors a Faithful servant of Christ may thereby aid in the accomplishment of immeasurable good
Jude, Theology of - Therefore they continue to engage in spiritual discipline and anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ, at which time God will present the Faithful to himself as a holy and rejoicing people. Finally, in the doxology he gives ultimate assurance that God is able to preserve the Faithful and to present them to himself holy and blameless. 6-7) in contrast to eternal life for the Faithful (vv. ...
The called are required to be Faithful by adhering to the apostolic faith, living under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ (vv. In this way the Faithful enjoy the increasing mercy, peace, and love of God (v. In contrast, the unfaithful—like Israel in the wilderness—place themselves under the judgment of God by presuming on his grace, neglecting spiritual discipline, and repudiating Jesus Christ in word and deed (v. He keeps the Faithful for Jesus Christ (v. ...
Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Church, and the mediator between God and the Faithful. It is for Jesus Christ and his day that God is keeping the Faithful (v. Unlike the false teachers, those who are Faithful have the Spirit (v
Amen - ("firm", "faithful", else "verily". ) Jesus is "the Amen, the, Faithful and true witness" (Revelation 3:14)
Servant of the Lord - This leads to the second meaning, which is to the Faithful minority within Israel. ...
Israel as a nation was Abraham’s natural offspring (John 8:37; Romans 4:1; Romans 11:1), the Faithful remnant were his spiritual offspring (Romans 9:6-7; Galatians 3:28-29), but the Messiah Jesus was the perfect offspring. Those ideals never became a reality for the nation Israel, and only to a limited extent did they characterize the Faithful remnant. Again Israel as a whole failed, though some of the people were Faithful (Isaiah 49:1-7; Acts 13:46-47). ...
Israel, God’s unfaithful servant, suffered the judgment that its sin deserved; Jesus, the Faithful servant, bore a judgment that he did not deserve
Benjamin, Tribe of - At the death of Solomon, the 10 tribes separated from Roboam; but the tribe of Benjamin, with that of Juda, remained Faithful (3Kings 12)
Laws, Blue - The term "blue" originated in England where it was associated with strict adherents of Puritanism, since to be constant, Faithful, or "true blue" was considered Puritanic
Pergamos - Antipas, Christ's "faithful martyr," here sealed his testimony with his blood
Timothy, Second Epistle to - He was anticipating that "the time of his departure was at hand" (2 Timothy 4:6 ), and he exhorts his "son Timothy" to all diligence and steadfastness, and to patience under persecution (1:6-15), and to a Faithful discharge of all the duties of his office (4:1-5), with all the solemnity of one who was about to appear before the Judge of quick and dead
Ishi - Hosea looked to the day when Israel would quit worshiping or even pronouncing the name of Baal and would be totally Faithful to Yahweh as “her man” and “her master
Friday - It isencouraging to note a growing recognition of this Fast and a moregeneral desire to honor weekly the day of our Lord's Crucifixionwith a public service in Church and by personal acts of self-denialand devotion on the part of the Faithful
Smyrna - God encouraged them with the promise that, no matter how much they might suffer in the present world, he would preserve the Faithful for his heavenly kingdom (Revelation 2:10-11)
Hair in Christian Antiquity - In mosaics, emperors, bishops, priests, and the Faithful wore their hair of medium length cut across the forehead
Ease, Chapel of - For the convenience of the Faithful, however, the bishop may permit, or even order, that a baptismal font be placed in such churches (canon 174, § 2)
Phinehas - On this account the Lord promised the priesthood to Phinehas by perpetual covenant; evidently including this tacit condition, that his children should continue Faithful and obedient: for we know the priesthood passed out of the family of Eleazar and Phinehas to that of Ithamar, and that it returned not to the posterity of Eleazar until after about a hundred and fifty years
Elihu - The soothing, yet Faithful and honest, discourse of Elihu is finely contrasted with the sharp and severe language of the other three; and especially are his wisdom, piety, and benevolence admirable, when we consider his youth, and the character and standing of those whom he addressed
Succursal Church - For the convenience of the Faithful, however, the bishop may permit, or even order, that a baptismal font be placed in such churches (canon 174, § 2)
Tribe of Benjamin - At the death of Solomon, the 10 tribes separated from Roboam; but the tribe of Benjamin, with that of Juda, remained Faithful (3Kings 12)
Witness - ...
The apostles were witnesses, in proclaiming to the world the facts of the gospel, Acts 1:8,22 2:32 2 Peter 1:12,16-18 ; and Christ is a "faithful witness," in testifying to men of heavenly things, John 3:12 Revelation 1:5
Amen - The use of the "Amen" inPublic Worship emphasizes the Priesthood of the Laity, as forexample, in the consecration of the elements in the Holy Communion,while the celebrating Priest stands before God offering to Him thisholy Oblation, he does it in company with all the Faithful, and tosignify their cooperation with him in this great act they say"Amen," adopting his words and acts as their own
Book of Life - The book of life is the heavenly record (Luke 10:20 ; Hebrews 12:23 ) written by God before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8 ; Revelation 17:8 ) containing the names of those who are destined because of God's grace and their Faithfulness to participate in God's heavenly kingdom. Those whose names are in the book have been born into God's family through Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:23 ; Revelation 13:8 ); remain Faithful in worship of God (Revelation 13:8 ; Revelation 17:8 ); are untouched by the practice of abomination and falsehood (Revelation 21:27 ); are Faithful through tribulation (Revelation 3:5 ); and are fellow workers in the work of Jesus Christ (Philippians 4:3 )
Argentina - ...
Ecclesiastically the country is governed by the archdioceses of ...
Bahía Blanca
Buenos Aires
Córdoba
Corrientes
La Plata
Mendoza
Mercedes-Luján
Paraná
Resistencia
Rosario
Salta
San Juan de Cuyo
Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz
Tucumán
the dioceses of ...
Alto Valle del Río Negro
Añatuya
Avellaneda-Lanús
Azul
Catamarca
Chascomús
Comodoro Rivadavia
Concepción
Concordia
Cruz del Eje
Formosa
Goya
Gregorio de Laferrere
Gualeguaychú
Jujuy
La Rioja
Lomas de Zamora
Mar del Plata
Merlo-Moreno
Morón
Neuquén
Nueve de Julio
Orán
Posadas
Puerto Iguazú
Quilmes
Rafaela
Reconquista
Río Gallegos
San Carlos de Bariloche
San Francisco
San Isidro
San Justo
San Luis
San Martín
San Miguel
San Nicolás de los Arroyos
San Rafael
San Roque de Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña
Santa Rosa
Santiago del Estero
Santo Tomé
Venado Tuerto
Viedma
Villa de la Concepción del Río Cuarto
Villa María
Zárate-Campana
and the territorial prelatures of ...
Cafayate
Deán Funes
Humahuaca
Other episcopal governing designations include ...
Argentina, Faithful of the Oriental Rite (Melkite) (Apostolic Exarchate)
Argentina, Faithful of the Oriental Rites (Ordinariate)
Military Ordinate of Argentina
San Charbel en Buenos Aires (Maronite) (Eparchy)
San Gregorio de Narek en Buenos Aires (Armenian) (Eparchy)
Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian) (Eparchy)
See also ...
World Fact Book
patron saints index: Argentina
patron saints index: Argentinian Air Force
patron saints index: Argentinian ambassadors
patron saints index: Argentinian Army
patron saints index: Argentinian military chaplains
Amen - אמן , in Hebrew, signifies true, Faithful, certain. ...
AMEN is a title of our Lord, "The Amen, the true and Faithful witness,"...
Revelation 1:14
Schism - (Greek: schizo, divide) ...
The rupture of ecclesiastical union, or the act by which one of the Faithful severs the ties which make him a member of the Church, and the breach of ecclesiastical unity, or the state of dissociation or separation which is the result of that act. Moreover, the Faithful are strictly forbidden to receive the Sacraments from Schismatics or to assist at any services in their temples
Doctrine - The apostles defended the Faithful proclamation of the gospel (Galatians 1:8 ). They encouraged believers to be Faithful to that body of information they had heard and received in the beginning (1 John 2:7,24 , 26 ; 3:11 ), that "faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints' (Jude 3 ). Faithful obedience and love, then, are not alternatives to sound doctrine
Abishai - A son of Zeruiah, David's sister, brother of Joab and Asahel, one of the bravest of David's mighty men, 1 Chronicles 2:16 , and always Faithful to his royal uncle
Pange Lingua Gloriosi [Lauream] - ...
The eighth verse reads:...
Faithful Cross! above all other,...
One and only noble tree!...
None in foliage, none in blossom,...
None in fruit thy peers may be;...
Sweetest Wood and Sweetest Iron!...
Sweetest Weight is hung on thee
Maccabees, Books of the - Its object is to encourage and admonish the Jews to be Faithful to the religion of their fathers
Ignatius of Antioch, Saint - Trajan sent him in chains to Rome; during this last journey he was welcomed by the Faithful of Smyrna, Troas, and other places along the way; he addressed epistles, of supreme interest and value, to various congregations, for, as a disciple of the Apostles, Ignatius testifies to the dogmatic character of Apostolic Christianity
Martyr - The basis of this assured victory is the death and resurrection of Christ, who is himself the Faithful and true witness (2 Timothy 4:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:18Revelation 12:10-11...
Providence: the Guardian of Our Weakness - ...
'As weak, yet as trustful also; For the whole year long I see All the wonders of Faithful nature Still worked for the love of me
Anathema - In the New Testament Saint Paul used it to express exclusion from the society, or communion, of the Faithful the same as minor excommunication (Galatians 1)
Gueranger, Prosper Louis Paschal - In 1841 he began to publish his most famous work, "Liturgical Year" (Paris, 1841-1901; London, 1923), in which he endeavored to familiarize the Faithful with the official prayers of the Church, by introducing fragments of the Eastern and Western liturgies with interpretations and commentaries
Antioch, Ignatius of, Saint - Trajan sent him in chains to Rome; during this last journey he was welcomed by the Faithful of Smyrna, Troas, and other places along the way; he addressed epistles, of supreme interest and value, to various congregations, for, as a disciple of the Apostles, Ignatius testifies to the dogmatic character of Apostolic Christianity
Amon - (ay' mahn) Personal name meaning, “faithful
Faithful - After what hath been said under the foregoing article of faith, I shall not think it necessary to add much on the subject of Faithfulness. That sweet passage delivered to the church by Moses, is a most decided proof of it: "Know, therefore, that the Lord thy God, he is God; the Faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with the that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations
Behove - 1: ὀφείλω (Strong's #3784 — — opheilo — of-i'-lo, of-i-leh'-o ) "to owe," is once rendered "behove," Hebrews 2:17 ; it indicates a necessity, owing to the nature of the matter under consideration; in this instance, the fulfillment of the justice and love of God, voluntarily exhibited in what Christ accomplished, that He might be a merciful and Faithful High Priest
Christians - They generally called each other "brethren," "the Faithful," "saints," "believers;" and were named by the Gentiles, Nazarenes and Galileans
Porters - We read, in 2 Corinthians 13:14 , of the Faithful service they rendered in protecting Joash and slaying Athaliah
Sing, my Tongue, the Glorious Battle - ...
The eighth verse reads:...
Faithful Cross! above all other,...
One and only noble tree!...
None in foliage, none in blossom,...
None in fruit thy peers may be;...
Sweetest Wood and Sweetest Iron!...
Sweetest Weight is hung on thee
Reward - The rewards Christians will receive for Faithful service to the Lord will be given out at the judgment seat of Christ or the bema [1] judgment. In 2Corinthians, a context in which Paul has stated several other incentives for Faithful Christian service, Paul adds this additional encouragement: "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. The rewards to be given out for Faithful service at the bema [ 1 Corinthians 9:25-27 ); a crown of righteousness for those who have longed for Christ's appearance (2 Timothy 4:8 ); a crown of life for those who have endured testing successfully, even to the point of death (James 1:12 ; Revelation 2:10 ); a crown of rejoicing for those who have seen souls saved (1 Thessalonians 2:19 ); and a crown of glory for those who have Faithfully served God's people (1 Peter 5:4 ). In other places, the rewards are spoken of as "treasures in heaven" (Matthew 6:20 ), a share in Christ's future role (Revelation 2:26-27 ), and additional responsibilities and words of praise ("Well done, good and Faithful servant" Matthew 25:21,23 ; Luke 19:17,19 ). ...
While emphasizing the future rewards, it is also well to remember that there are many good results that come to the Faithful believer in this life, things that can be called "rewards. Paul notes that "it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove Faithful" (1 Corinthians 4:2 ). What is rewarded is not primarily the visible accomplishments of the individual, but the Faithful labor expended (1 Corinthians 15:58 ). On this basis, some who have been very Faithful in a more private ministry may come in alongside of and even ahead of some others who have had more public ministries, but who have not been as Faithful or as purely motivated. It is also significant to note that the five-talented and the two-talented servants (Matthew 25:21,23 ) were given the same reward because both were equally Faithful with what had been entrusted to them. Salvation and eternal life are the same for all Christians but the rewards given to each varies, dependent upon the Faithful labor expended
Constant - ) Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; Faithful; not fickle
Athaliah - Six years afterwards he was brought from his place of refuge, and crowned by the bold and Faithful high priest Jehoiada, who at the same time caused the blood-stained Athaliah to be put to death, 2 Kings 11:1-21 2 Chronicles 23:1-21
Palms, Blessed - A sacramental of the Church, blessed and distributed to the Faithful on Palm Sunday, to bring to mind the triumphal entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem, when He was met by a multi- tude bearing palms
Martha, Saint 29 Jul - Her love for Christ grew, and she remained Faithful to Him during His Passion and Resurrection
Onesimus - In it he beseeches Philemon to receive his slave as a "faithful and beloved brother
Ishbibenob - The soldier Ishbibenob was killed by David's Faithful soldier Abishai
Eulogy - The name eulogy was likewise given to loaves or cakes brought to church by the Faithful to have them blessed
Bells, Blessing of - The long and solemn ceremony, which may be performed only by a bishop, or a priest especially designated, consists of washing the bell with holy water, anointing it with the oil of the infirm without, and chrism within, and offering prayers that these sacramentals of the Church may, at the sound of the bell, put the demon to flight, protect from storms, and call the Faithful to prayer
Portion - The Psalms often speak of the Lord as the portion of the Faithful (Psalm 16:5 ; Psalm 73:26 ; Psalm 119:57 )
Mother - Timothy had a Faithful mother and grandmother
Tychicus - Wherefore he calls him his dear brother, a Faithful minister of the Lord, and his companion in the service of God, Ephesians 6:21-22 ; Colossians 4:7-8
Anathema - This Greek word represents a Hebrew phrase which generally denoted among the Jews the absolute, irrevocable and entire separation of a person from the communion of the Faithful, or from the privileges of society, or from the number of the living; or the devoting of any man, animal, city or thing, to be extirpated, destroyed, consumed, and, as it were, annihilated
Saint - The church of Rome assumes the power of making saints; that is, of announcing certain departed spirits as objects of worship, from whom the Faithful may solicit favors-a notion worthy of the dark ages in which it originated
Vocation - Let every divine, every physician, every lawyer, and every mechanic, be Faithful and diligent in his vocation
Daniel the Prophet - He requested that he and his companions might be allowed to live upon vegetable food and water for a few days, and God blessed this Faithfulness and when tested they were found well nourished. It reveals him as Faithful to his God first, and then Faithful to those whom he served. He is twice classed with Noah and Job as a Faithful one. He typifies the Faithful Jewish remnant during the Gentile supremacy, in bondage yet possessing the secret of the Lord
Antipas - ...
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A "faithful martyr" (Revelation 2:13 ), of whom nothing more is certainly known
Festivals - Festivals are also divided into holy days of obligation and ordinary festivals: on the former the Faithful are required to assist at Mass and abstain from unnecessary servile work; on ordinary festivals the Church merely observes the feast in her Office and Mass
Feast - Festivals are also divided into holy days of obligation and ordinary festivals: on the former the Faithful are required to assist at Mass and abstain from unnecessary servile work; on ordinary festivals the Church merely observes the feast in her Office and Mass
Montcalm, Louis Joseph Gozon, Marquis de - Against the odds of discordant relations with Governor Vaudreuil, Bigot's dishonesty, apathy of the French court, impoverished condition of the colony and army, and disproportionate resources of the enemy, Montcalm was heroically Faithful to duty
Maronites - Their name is said to have originated from Saint Maron (350-433 ), a Syrian hermit who, with a few disciples on the banks of the Orontes, remained Faithful during the Monophysite heresy
Louis Gozon - Against the odds of discordant relations with Governor Vaudreuil, Bigot's dishonesty, apathy of the French court, impoverished condition of the colony and army, and disproportionate resources of the enemy, Montcalm was heroically Faithful to duty
Coenobite - He refers the institution of coenobites to the time of the apostles, and makes it a kind of imitation of the ordinary lives of the Faithful at Jerusalem; though St
Cruelty - He now recognizes the fact that in the Bible we have a Faithful record of the slow evolution of spiritual ideals, and that the revelation of the NT brands as un-Christian and inhuman many things that were written by the ancient scribes and some things that were done by ancient saints
Host, Elevation of the - A bell is rung at each Elevation to call the attention of the Faithful
Seed - (Jeremiah 31:27) And it is used in a spiritual sense when the Faithful in Christ Jesus are called the seed of Abraham, (Galatians 3:29) And yet in a still more peculiar, personal, and eminent manner when considered in relation to our union with Christ; "I will pour my Spirit (saith JEHOVAH to Christ) upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring
Entire - Wholly devoted firmly adherent Faithful
Gozon, Louis Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm - Against the odds of discordant relations with Governor Vaudreuil, Bigot's dishonesty, apathy of the French court, impoverished condition of the colony and army, and disproportionate resources of the enemy, Montcalm was heroically Faithful to duty
Uriah - The simple Faithfulness of Uriah foiled David in his endeavour to cover his sin. Priest whom Isaiah employed as a Faithful witness to record his prophecies
Anathema - Imports whatever is set apart, separated, or divided; but is most usually meant to express the cutting off of a person from the communion of the Faithful
Silas - Peter sent his first epistle by him from Rome, wherein he styles him "a Faithful brother
Septuagint - The translation is at times liberal and at times free, but, on the whole, Faithful
Throne - Christ is on the throne forever, as the King of heaven, Psalm 110:1 ; Hebrews 1:8 ; Revelation 3:21 ; and his Faithful disciples will partake of his kingly glory, Luke 22:30 ; Revelation 4:4 ; 5:10
Elevation of the Host - A bell is rung at each Elevation to call the attention of the Faithful
Saints' Days - It has always been characteristic of the devotionalsystem of the Christian Church to commemorate before God the gracegiven to His Faithful servants whereby they were enabled to liverighteously and to bear witness to His Truth, and to pray that wemay follow the good examples of these His servants and with them bemade partakers of Everlasting Life
Amen - For the word, in the original Greek, from whence it is taken, means verily, certain, sure, true, Faithful. And surely, the Lord Jesus Christ is all these, and infinitely more, JEHOVAH'S Yea and Amen, as he saith himself; the Amen, the Faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; that is in his mediatorial character. And the apostle Paul, in desiring that no one should ignorantly say Amen in the church, at the assemblies of the Faithful, seems to have same sentiment with John, that every one naming Christ should know Christ
False - ) Not Faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc
Dogma - (Greek: opinion, decree) ...
An opinion or belief authoritatively stated, a truth appertaining to faith or morals, revealed by God, transmitted by the Apostles in the Scriptures or tradition, and proposed by the Church as an article of faith, to be accepted by the Faithful
Italo-Greeks - The Byzantine Rite was made obligatory in 968, but the Norman Conquest (11th century) and the attempt to restore the Latin Rite, which began in the 11th century and continued for six centuries, prevented these people from being drawn into the GreeK Schism; they always remained Faithful to the pope
Anathema - It is understood principally to denote the absolute, irrevocable, and entire separation of a person from the communion of the Faithful, or from the number of the living, or from the privileges of society; or the devoting of any man, animal, city or thing, to be extirpated, destroyed, consumed, and, as it were, annihilated, Leviticus 27:1-34
Canonization - : canonizare, to canonize) ...
Declaration of the Sovereign Pontiff that the Faithful should venerate as a Saint one who had already been beatified
Canon of the Mass - It begins with an oblation and prayer for all the Faithful, followed by commemorations of the living, and of the saints, a renewal of the oblation, the Consecration, a further offering of the consecrated species, a commemoration of the departed, recommendation of the priest and clergy, the little oblation, the Our Father, invocation to the Lamb of God, prayers before the Communion, and the consumption of the sacred species
Micaiah - Who is like Jehovah?, the son of Imlah, a Faithful prophet of Samaria (1 Kings 22:8-28 )
Emmanuel - This Presence of the Personal God, apresence not made by our faith, but disclosed to our faith thatwe may believe and adore, is secured to the Faithful in theirgenerations by ordinances, instruments and institutions adapted tothat end
Hosea - (Ὠσηέ)...
This prophet’s gracious words in 2:23, containing a Divine promise that faithless Israel will be restored to God’s favour and be for ever His Faithful people, receive in St
Spies - Only two brought up a Faithful report, and had faith in God that He would give them possession
Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, Blessed - His head was fastened to a pole to frighten Christians; his blood was gathered up by a few followers and distributed among the Faithful of the vicinity
Loss - It refers only to a failure to receive a reward for Faithful service
Ahithophel - David prayed that his counsel might be turned to foolishness (2 Samuel 15:31 ) and commissioned the Faithful Hushai to help Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, counteract the counsel of Ahithophel
Ashes, Blessed - A sacramental of the Church, used on Ash Wednesday to remind the Faithful of their last end and of the necessity of contrition and penance during the Lenten season
Honest - Chaste Faithful
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Feldkirch
Graz-Seckau
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Innsbruck
Linz
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Faithful of Eastern Rite (Byzantine) (Ordinariate)
Military Ordinariate
Wettingen-Mehrerau (Territorial Abbey)
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Sheba (1) - Judah alone remained Faithful to David "from Jordan even to Jerusalem"; the rest of Israel followed Sheba
True - ) Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; Faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an officer true to his charge
Jews - Blessed be God, there is a promise concerning them, which all the Faithful in Christ Jesus long to see fulfilled: "The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord
Garment - " (Revelation 3:18) Hence, therefore, what is the garment, but Christ's righteousness, in which all the Faithful are clothed, when justified in the perfect salvation of the Lord?...
Levi - " The above illustrates the righteous government of God, which is in no way set aside by the reward of after Faithful conduct, which caused this tribe to be chosen for the Levitical service and the priesthood: cf
Rainbow - ...
The rainbow is mentioned in Revelation 4:3 ; Revelation 10:1 , as a symbol that, notwithstanding all the sin of man, God has been Faithful to His promise respecting the earth. The beautiful bow in the cloud should ever call to mind His abiding Faithfulness
Ring - As a sign of reverence the Faithful kiss a bishop's ring especially before receiving communion from his hand
Rites, Congregation of - To it also belongs the decision of causes of beatification and canonization of the Faithful, and of the veneration of their relics
Ephesians, Epistle to the - The latter part inculcates Christian consistency and steadfastness, and a Faithful discharge of all relative duties
Septuagint - This ancient version contains many errors, and yet as a whole is a Faithful one, particularly in the books of Moses; it is of great value in the interpretation of the Old Testament, and is very often quoted by the New Testament writers, who wrote in the same dialect
Secret - Keeping secrets Faithful to secrets entrusted as secret Romans
Intercession of Christ - He can be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities," and is both a merciful and a Faithful high priest (Hebrews 2:17,18 ; 4:15,16 )
ba'Ruch -
Son of Neriah, the friend, (Jeremiah 32:12 ) amanuensis, (Jeremiah 26:4-32 ) and Faithful attendant of Jeremiah
All Saints' Day - It is a day full of touching memories, when in the Holy Eucharistwe memorialize before God the lives not only of Martyrs andConfessors and the great army of valiant and Faithful soulsin every age and clime, but also of those dear to us by ties ofkindred and affection,—fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters,little children and noble youth—who "having finished theircourse in faith do now rest from their labors
Sure - ...
A — 3: πιστός (Strong's #4103 — Adjective — pistos — pis-tos' ) "faithful," is translated "sure" in Acts 13:34 . See Faithful
Abiathar - While Abiathar remained Faithful to David during Absalom's rebellion (2 Samuel 15:1 ), he later supported Adonijah as successor of King David instead of Solomon (1 Kings 1:7 ). Only because of his Faithful service to Solomon's father, King David, was he spared the death penalty (1 Kings 2:26-27 )
Zechariah - The book opens with a brief introduction; after which six chapters contain a series of visions, setting forth the fitness of that time for the promised restoration of Israel, the destruction of the enemies of God's people, the conversion of heathen nations, the advent of Messiah the Branch, the outpouring and blessed influences of the Holy Spirit, and the importance and safety of Faithfully adhering to the service of their covenant God. A wise and Faithful prophetic counselor of king Uzziah, whose death was the beginning of calamities to Judah, 2 Chronicles 26:5,16 , perhaps the same who was the father-in-law of Ahaz, 2 Chronicles 28:27 29:1 ...
3. A son of Jeberechiah, associated with Urijah the high-priest by Isaiah as a "faithful witness," Isaiah 8:1 2 Chronicles 29:13
John the Evangelist, Saint - " He alone of the Apostles remained Faithful to the Master during His Passion
Friar - Originally the friars, denied the liberty either of individual or corporate possession, lived upon voluntary offerings of the Faithful; hence their name of mendicant
Jude, Epistle of Saint - Hence the readers must be Faithful to the teaching of the Apostles
Rob - of your reward"), said of false teachers who would frustrate the Faithful adherence of the believers to the truth, causing them to lose their reward
Amen - This Hebrew word means firm, and hence also Faithful (Revelation 3:14 )
Cos - It is uncertain whether Cos, which had been a Faithful ally of the Romans, was incorporated in the province of Asia in b
Albania - One prominent Catholic tribe, the Miridites, succeeded in practising their religion and at the same time serving as the sultan's Faithful bodyguard
Epistle of Saint Jude - Hence the readers must be Faithful to the teaching of the Apostles
Hollow - ) Not sincere or Faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend
Hollow - Not sincere or Faithful false deceitful not sound as a hollow heart a hollow friend
Evangelist, John the, Saint - " He alone of the Apostles remained Faithful to the Master during His Passion
Moses - He was a Faithful servant in the house of the Lord: this is the character given of him by the Holy Ghost
Inn - Passing through strong gateway, the guest enters a large court, in the centre of which is a spacious raised platform, used for sleeping upon at night or for the devotions of the Faithful during the day
Abishai - Abishai (a-bĭsh'a-î or a-bĭ-shâ'i), father of a gift, eldest son of Zeruiah, David's sister, brother of Joab and Asahel, one of the bravest of David's "mighty men," 1 Chronicles 2:16, always Faithful to his royal uncle, and usually a personal attendant
Santa, Scala - Here they are flanked by four other stairs, two on each side, for comon use, since the Holy Stairs may only be ascended on the knees, a devotio popular among pilgrims and the Roman Faithful
Scala Santa - Here they are flanked by four other stairs, two on each side, for comon use, since the Holy Stairs may only be ascended on the knees, a devotio popular among pilgrims and the Roman Faithful
Baruch - He was the Faithful friend of Jeremiah
Red Scapular of the Passion - Priests of the Mission (Lazarists) were given the faculty of blessing the scapular and investing the Faithful with it; the Superior-General can communicate the faculty of blessing and investing with this scapular to other regular or secular priests
Scapular of the Passion (Red) - Priests of the Mission (Lazarists) were given the faculty of blessing the scapular and investing the Faithful with it; the Superior-General can communicate the faculty of blessing and investing with this scapular to other regular or secular priests
Promise - That is, salvation is God’s gift, dependent on God’s Faithfulness and in no way a reward for human effort or merit (Galatians 3:18; Galatians 4:23-28; 2 Timothy 1:1; Hebrews 4:1; Hebrews 10:36). ...
God is always Faithful to his promises. God’s people likewise should be Faithful to their promises, even when it involves them in personal inconvenience (Deuteronomy 23:23; Psalms 15:4; 2 Corinthians 1:17-20)
Tychicus - Paul as a ‘beloved brother and Faithful minister in the Lord,’ and he is entrusted with the duty of telling the Ephesians of the writer’s welfare and of comforting their hearts (Ephesians 6:21). In the same way in the Epistle to the Colossians (Colossians 4:7) he is described as ‘a beloved brother and Faithful minister and fellow-servant,’ and the same duty is committed to him of telling the Colossians of the Apostle’s condition and comforting their hearts
Tychicus - With Paul again in his first Roman imprisonment: Colossians 4:7-8, "a (Greek the, the article marks that Tychicus was well known to them) beloved (in relation to the Christian community) brother and a Faithful minister (in missionary services) and fellow servant in the Lord (in serving the same Master). "...
Paul marks his high sense of the Faithful and sympathetic character of Tychicus by his commission: "whom I have sent
Sarah - " It is but a short inscription over Sarah's portrait in those lively pictures of the Faithful, but it is a very blessed one, "She judged him Faithful who had promised
Philadelphia - To Smyrna the promise is, "the synagogue of Satan" should not prevail against her Faithful ones; to Philadelphia, she should even win over some of "the synagogue of Satan," (the Jews who might have been the church of God, but by opposition had become "the synagogue of Satan") to "fall on their faces and confess God is in her of a truth" (1 Corinthians 14:25). Faithful in keeping the word of Christ's patience (i
Circumcision - " (Galatians 5:2) And the reason seems to have been this: The seed of Abraham, by the act of circumcision, declared that they were looking for and waiting to the coming of the promised Seed, in whom all the families of the Faithful were to be blessed. Hence, all the Faithful posterity of Abraham were so tenacious of observing the rite of circumcision before Christ came, and so determined not to observe it after
Mordecai - ...
The Faithfulness of Mordecai exposed him to the anger and resentment of Haman the Hagagite. Hence, therefore, the Faithful Mordecai, zealous, like another Phineas, for God's cause and his people's welfare, would not, for he dared not, bow down to the sworn foe of the Lord and Israel. ) Oh, for grace to be found Faithful amidst all the Hamans and Agagites of the present day! Oh, that the Lord would raise up, in this sense, many Faithful Mordecais from the midst of our British Israel!...
Reader, let us not turn away from this history of Mordecai and Haman, until that we have taken one instruction more
Belief, Believe, Believers - ...
C — 1: πιστός (Strong's #4103 — Adjective — pistos — pis-tos' ) (a) in the Active sense means "believing, trusting;" (b) in the Passive sense, "trusty, Faithful, trustworthy. See Faithful , SURE. ...
Notes: (1) The corresponding negative verb is apisteo, 2 Timothy 2:13 , AV, "believe not" RV, "are faithless," in contrast to the statement "He abideth Faithful. In the Gospels it is translated "faithless" in Matthew 17:17 ; Mark 9:19 ; Luke 9:41 ; John 20:27 , but in Luke 12:46 , RV, "unfaithful," AV, "unbelievers
Michael, Saint - In this last text, the sin of the bad angels is pictured as an uprising against God, in which the Faithful angels, with Michael at their head, defeated Lucifer and his host, and cast them out of heaven
Michael the Archangel - In this last text, the sin of the bad angels is pictured as an uprising against God, in which the Faithful angels, with Michael at their head, defeated Lucifer and his host, and cast them out of heaven
Mortal Sin - The gravity of matter is determined by Holy Scripture, by the definitions of the Church, by the testimony of the Fathers, Doctors, and theologians, by the universal belief of the Faithful, and by reason enlightened by faith
Friday, Good - Holy Communion is given to the Faithful only in case of sickness
Faithful Steward - According to the parable, a wealthy master going abroad for a long time must appoint one of his servants to the task of meting out to the slaves their daily rations of corn; if he prove Faithful, though not suspecting the earlier return of the master, he will be highly rewarded
Frequent Communion - She further exhorts all the Faithful, who are properly disposed, to receive frequently, and even daily, but not more than once a day
Fade - 1); hence, "unfading," 1 Peter 5:4 , of the crown of glory promised to Faithful elders
Benefice - These revenues may arise from: property, movable or immovable owned by the benefice; obligatory contributions made by a family or some moral person; the voluntary offerings of the Faithful or stole fees to be paid according to diocesan statute or laudable custom; the choir distributions, except a third part of the same, if the entire revenues consist of such distributions
Double-Minded - There the Faithful are contrasted with liars who speak from a double heart, that is, from divided loyalties
Kiriath-Jearim - Among Kiriath-Jearim's sons was Uriah, a Faithful prophet and contemporary of Jeremiah
Epaphras - Paul in Colossians 1:7 ; Colossians 4:12 , Philippians 1:23 ; and described by him as his ‘fellow-servant,’ and also as a ‘servant’ and ‘faithful minister’ of Christ
Archangel, Michael the - In this last text, the sin of the bad angels is pictured as an uprising against God, in which the Faithful angels, with Michael at their head, defeated Lucifer and his host, and cast them out of heaven
Good Friday - Holy Communion is given to the Faithful only in case of sickness
Sadducees - This should be remembered by the Faithful and humble follower of the Lord Jesus in the present day, when at any time the privileges of his faith and conversation in Jesus is opposed or called in question
Keys - But every one must see that this is an absolute perversion of Scripture; for the keys of the kingdom of heaven most probably refer to the Gospel dispensation, and denote the power and authority of every Faithful minister to preach the Gospel, administer the sacraments, and exercise government, that men may be admitted to or excluded from the church, as is proper
Alexandria, Egypt, City of - It finally divided into two communions: the native Copts, bound to error; and the foreign Greeks, Faithful to schismatic orthodoxy
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - The ceremony in which the priest removes the Sacred Host from the tabernacle and places it on the altar for the adoration of the Faithful
Jehu - See also 2 Chronicles 19:1-3) It should seem, that this Jehu, was a Faithful servant of the Lord, in thus reproving both the kings of Judah and Israel
Onesimus - Philemon not only received Onesimus as a Faithful servant, but rather as a brother and a friend
Amen - Amen (â-mĕn'), firm, Faithful, verily
Samson - Samson is ranked with the heroes of the Faithful
Silas - He appears always as a "faithful brother," well known and praised by all the churches, 2 Corinthians 1:19 1 Peter 5:12
Sin, Mortal - The gravity of matter is determined by Holy Scripture, by the definitions of the Church, by the testimony of the Fathers, Doctors, and theologians, by the universal belief of the Faithful, and by reason enlightened by faith
Caleb - Of all the twelve, Caleb and Joshua acted the part of true and Faithful men; and they only, of all the grown men of Israel, were permitted to enter Canaan, Numbers 14:6-24,38 26:65
Rents, Pew - In these endorsements it is strictly stipulated that there should always be an ample sufficiency of free seats to accomodate those who cannot afford to rent one, in order that all the Faithful might conveniently assist at Divine services
Steward, Faithful - According to the parable, a wealthy master going abroad for a long time must appoint one of his servants to the task of meting out to the slaves their daily rations of corn; if he prove Faithful, though not suspecting the earlier return of the master, he will be highly rewarded
Prayer - "God our Father has promised to hear the petitions of those who ask inHis Son's Name, and who Faithfully call upon Him and we know thatHis promise cannot fail. There are many remarkable instances of thepower of prayer to be found both in the Old and the New Testaments,as well, also, in the lives of many earnest and Faithful men who, inthis present time, continue "instant in prayer
Zadok - ...
In later days Ezekiel declared that the priests who were sons of Zadok were the only Faithful ones at the time of the Exile, and that they only would be allowed to serve in the ideal future Temple. A Faithful scribe whom Nehemiah appointed as a treasurer (Nehemiah 13:13 )
Friend - "Faithful are the wounds of a friend. " His sharpest reproofs proceed from an upright, and truly loving and Faithful soul. He is known by his good and Faithful counsel, as well as by his seasonable rebukes
Deuteronomy - The name is a misnomer, since the book does not contain any new laws, but is a partial repetition of the foregoing legislation, with an urgent exhortation to be Faithful to it
Missionaries, Montfort - It is composed of priests and lay-brothers, who strive to draw the Faithful to Jesus Christ through devotion to the Blessed Virgin
Missionaries of the Company of Mary - It is composed of priests and lay-brothers, who strive to draw the Faithful to Jesus Christ through devotion to the Blessed Virgin
Montfort Missionaries - It is composed of priests and lay-brothers, who strive to draw the Faithful to Jesus Christ through devotion to the Blessed Virgin
Josue, Book of - Before his death Josue addressed the assembled people urging them to remain Faithful to their God
Joshua, Book of - Before his death Josue addressed the assembled people urging them to remain Faithful to their God
Eternal Life - The life the Faithful have here on earth (John 3:36 ; 5:24 ; 6:47,53-58 ) is inseparably connected with the eternal life beyond, the endless life of the future, the happy future of the saints in heaven (Matthew 19:16,29 ; 25:46 )
Eunuch - Part of Isaiah's vision of the messianic era was a picture of the eunuch no longer complaining of being “a dry tree”, one without hope of descendants, because God would reward the Faithful eunuch with a lasting monument and name in the Temple which would be far better than sons or daughters (Isaiah 56:4-5)
Immaculate Conception, Scapular of the - When Jesus promised great favours for her order, she begged the same graces for all the Faithful who would devoutly wear a small sky-blue scapular in honour of the Immaculate Conception and for the conversion of sinners
Mary Magdalen, Saint - After her conversion, she remained Faithful to Christ; stood at the foot of the cross (Mark 15; Matthew 27; John 19; Luke 22); and was the first witness of the Resurrection
Hanani - Hanani was imprisoned for his Faithfulness (2 Chronicles 16:1-4; 2 Chronicles 16:7-10; compare Jeremiah 20:2; Matthew 14:3). Jehu his son was equally Faithful in reproving Baasha and Asa's son Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 16:1; 1 Kings 16:7; 2 Chronicles 19:2; 2 Chronicles 20:34)
Osiandrians - Moreover, this divine and justifying righteousness of Christ excites the Faithful to the pursuit of holiness, and to the practice of virtue
Slothful - Jesus condemned a wicked, slothful servant (Matthew 25:26 ) but praised and rewarded the “good and Faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23 )
Second Death - Revelation 2:10-11 contrasts it with the life given to the Faithful
John - He was fearless and Faithful, and met with success among the people; yet he was humble and gave great honor to Jesus, who came to his baptism
Feasts of Charity - "When all the Faithful met together, and had heard the sermon and prayers, and received the communion, they did not immediately return home upon the conclusion of the service; but the rich and wealthy brought meat and food from their own houses, and called the poor and made a common table, a common dinner, a common banquet in the church
Depend - We depend on God for existence we depend on air for respiration vegetation depends on heat and moisture the infant depends on its parents for support the peace of society depends on good laws and a Faithful administration
Titus - ' He had the privilege of working with and for the apostle, and was doubtless a zealous and Faithful servant of the church
Miriam - Moses was very meek, but the Lord did not allow His servant, who was Faithful in all God's house, and to whom He spake mouth to mouth, to be spoken against
Ephesians - 62, while he was in prison at Rome, and forwarded by Tychicus, a beloved brother and Faithful minister
Leaven - Paul, 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 , expresses his desire that the Faithful should celebrate the Christian passover with unleavened bread; which, figuratively, signifies sincerity and truth
John - He was fearless and Faithful, and met with success among the people; yet he was humble and gave great honor to Jesus, who came to his baptism
Scapular of the Immaculate Conception - When Jesus promised great favours for her order, she begged the same graces for all the Faithful who would devoutly wear a small sky-blue scapular in honour of the Immaculate Conception and for the conversion of sinners
Warfare: Spiritual - We are occasionally asked by lovers of quietude why we draw our swords so frequently against the Ritualists and other Romanisers: is it not a sufficient answer that we are soldiers of the King of kings, and that these traitorous thieves not only rob the King's subjects of the gospel, but the King himself of his glory? Our churches need just now a strong detachment of bold and qualified champions to occupy themselves with hunting down the Popish brigands by Faithful preaching, and hanging them up upon the gallows of scorn
Woman's Auxiliary, the - TheAuxiliary is very helpful and has enlisted the Faithful labors ofChristian women in fifty-nine dioceses and twenty-one missionarydistricts
Oil of Saints - These oils are or have been used by the Faithful, with the belief that they will cure bodily and spiritual ailments through the intercession of the saints with whom the oils have some connection
Manna Oil of Saints - These oils are or have been used by the Faithful, with the belief that they will cure bodily and spiritual ailments through the intercession of the saints with whom the oils have some connection
Armageddon - The triumph of Pharaoh then shall be utterly reversed in the last conflict of the ten confederate kings under Antichrist against the Lamb and His hosts (not merely professors, but "called, chosen, and Faithful") (Revelation 17:12-14; Revelation 19:11-21)
Luke - He accompanied the apostle in his journey to Jerusalem and Rome, at Paul's first Roman imprisonment "Luke my fellow labourer," Philemon (Philemon 1:24) written from Rome, as also Colossians (Colossians 4:14); also in Paul's last imprisonment there, when others forsook him Luke remained Faithful (2 Timothy 1:15; 2 Timothy 4:11 "only Luke is with me"
Zadok - Zadok and Abiathar acted as high priests on several important occasions (1 Chronicles 15:11 ; 2 Samuel 15:24-29,35,36 ); but when Adonijah endeavoured to secure the throne, Abiathar went with him, and therefore Solomon "thrust him out from being high priest," and Zadok, remaining Faithful to David, became high priest alone (1 Kings 2:27,35 ; 1 Chronicles 29:22 )
Weaving - Jesus wore a seamless garment (χιτὼν ἄρραφος, John 19:23), woven in one piece, from the top throughout, made probably by Faithful, ministering women (Luke 8:2 f
Zadok - Because they remained Faithful to God throughout that period, they were designated the chief priests in the religious system that Ezekiel looked for in the rebuilt nation (Ezekiel 40:46; Ezekiel 44:15)
Abraham - ...
Abraham was the father of the Faithful, and we too who believe GOD should have spiritual children who have faith as we have
Baruch - Son of Neriah, and Faithful secretary to Jeremiah
Apostolic Schools - They were supported by the contributions of the Faithful, augmented by voluntary offerings from their parents
Labadists - Among other things, he maintained that God might and did, on certain occasions, deceive men; that the Faithful ought to have all things in common; that there is no subordination or distinction of rank in the true church; that in reading the Scriptures greater attention should be paid to the internal inspiration of the Holy Spirit than to the words of the text; that the observation of Sunday was a matter of indifference; that the contemplative life is a state of grace and union with God, and the very height of perfection
Ambassador - Faithful ambassadors bring health to a nation (Proverbs 13:17 )
Ebenezer - And should the Lord give him also a right view of the subject, he will discover that the mercy was not confined to the days of Samuel, but in all ages of the church, the Faithful can, and do, find causes daily to set up their Ebenezers, "to the praise of the glory of his grace, who maketh them accepted in the Beloved
Eusebius (48), Bishop of Laodicea - Dionysius had been banished from Alexandria, Eusebius remained, ministering to those in prison and burying the martyrs, a Faithful service gratefully commemorated in a letter of Dionysius (apud Eus: H
Abi'Athar - (2 Samuel 2:1-3 ) He continued Faithful to him in Absalom's rebellion
Deuteronomy - It is full of tender solicitude, wise instruction, Faithful warning, and the zealous love of a patriot and a prophet for the people of God, whom he had borne on his heart so long
Schools, Apostolic - They were supported by the contributions of the Faithful, augmented by voluntary offerings from their parents
Saints, Manna Oil of - These oils are or have been used by the Faithful, with the belief that they will cure bodily and spiritual ailments through the intercession of the saints with whom the oils have some connection
Saints, Oil of - These oils are or have been used by the Faithful, with the belief that they will cure bodily and spiritual ailments through the intercession of the saints with whom the oils have some connection
TRUE - Faithful steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince or to the state loyal not false, fickle or perfidious as a true friend a true lover a man true to his king, true to his country, true to his word a husband true to his wife a wife true to her husband a servant true to his master an officer true to his charge
Joshua - The favored disciple of Moses, he learned to be Faithful to the Lord God. But, with these small exceptions, an able commander, a wise ruler, a Faithful servant of the Lord, Joshua shines as a bright star among the noble worthies of Old Testament history
Silas - Silas was the bearer of the first epistle of Peter (1 Peter 5:12) who designates him "a Faithful brother unto you as I suppose. " The uncertainty is not as to Silas's Faithfulness to them (which is strongly marked by the article in the Sinaiticus and Alexandrinus manuscripts), but as to whether he or some other would prove to be the bearer of the epistle, addressed as it was to five provinces, all of which Silas might not reach. ...
"By Silas that Faithful brother, as I expect, I have written to you
House - " Ye also, saith Peter, speaking to the Faithful, "are built up a spiritual house. Thus the Faithful Abraham, after that the Lord had revealed himself unto him in vision, and said, "Fear not, Abraham, I am thy shield, and thine exceeding great reward;" the patriarch felt a boldness to ask of God concerning his household
Job - Job is a type of all the Faithful, and also of the Redeemer
Theft - " This law requires justice, truth, and Faithfulness in all our dealings with men; to owe no man any thing, but to give to all their dues; to be true to all engagements, promises, and contracts; and to be Faithful in whatever is committed to our care and trust
Horse - In Revelation 19 the Lord Jesus, the Faithful and True, comes forth on a white horse, to make war in righteousness
Hire - It is employed (Revelation 22:12) of Christ’s reward to His Faithful followers: ‘My reward is with me
Hananiah - Ruler of the palace, who had charge over Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah: he is described as a Faithful man who feared God above many
Martyr - The history of the church records the Faithfulness of many of these. Christ Himself was the Faithful and true witness, Revelation 1:5 ; Revelation 3:14 ; and He said to His persecutors, "Ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you
Lime - The guardians of the law, to whom was entrusted the duty of making Faithful transcripts of it, were the priests
Watchfulness - ...
The Apocalypse urges the church at Sardis to Faithful watchfulness (Revelation 3:1 ) so it will be able to participate in the Lord's triumphal procession. It keeps the church Faithful in avoiding being lulled into false security
Moon - In Psalms 89:37 however the moon is not the "faithful witness," but God is witness to His own oath; translated "and the witness in heaven is Faithful," so Psalms 89:35
Firstborn - " This latter expression likely refers to the Old Testament Faithful who could not reach completion until the Christian dispensation (11:40); these now comprise the cloud of witnesses who applaud the race of the earthly Christians (12:1). The "church of the firstborn" does not displace Faithful Israel, but joins with them in perfect worship to God through the mediation of Christ
Pastor - Jesus Christ's description of an evangelical pastor, Matthew 24:45 , includes two things, Faithfulness and prudence. "If a minister be Faithful, he deceives not others; and if he be prudent, he is not apt to be deceived himself. His prudence suffers not deceivers easily to impose upon him; and his Faithfulness will not suffer him knowingly to impose upon his people. His prudence will enable him to discern, and his Faithfulness oblige him to distribute wholesome food to his flock. "Ministerial Faithfulness includes pure and spiritual aims and intentions for God, Philippians 2:20-21 . But the Lord's servants must not only be Faithful, but prudent, discreet, and wise. Faithfulness will fix the eye upon the right end; but it is prudence must direct to the proper means of attaining it
Saints - Saints not only name Jesus as Lord, but they are Faithful and true witnesses for Jesus. A saint bears true and Faithful witness to Christ in speech and life-style
Peter - Certainly the Holy Ghost intended, that the very interesting particulars in the life of Peter should have their due operation in the church through all ages; and it must be both the duty and the privilege of the Faithful to follow up the will of God the Spirit in this particular, and to regard, the striking features which mark his character. As a Faithful servant of Jesus how very eminent Peter stands forth to observation; for who among the apostles so zealous, so attached to his Lord, as Peter? And that such an one should fall from his integrity, even to the denial of his Lord, what caution doth it teach to the highest servants of Jesus! But when we have paid all due attention to those striking particularities in the life of Peter, the most blessed and most important instruction the life of this apostle exhibits, is in the display of that sovereign grace of Jesus manifested in Peter's recovery
Esther - Throughout, the book points to justice and indicates that Faithfulness to the covenant people is a duty whether it pays or not. To be Faithful to Him means to be Faithful to His people. It shows God working through people of unpretentious backgrounds as they prove Faithful to Him. Humble Faithfulness can lead to large responsibilities (Esther 1:1-2:18 ). Faithfulness to one's people can be expressed through service to a foreign ruler (Esther 2:19-3:15 ). Honor comes to God's Faithful at the opportune moment (Esther 6:1-3 ). God's providence brings reward for Faithfulness and joy to God's people (Esther 8:1-17 )
Elisha - It was to be concerned on the one hand with preserving the Faithful minority in Israel (the remnant), and on the other with preparing judgment for the unfaithful nation (1 Kings 19:15-18). ...
Caring for the Faithful minority...
Faithful believers were rare in Israel, and Elisha had to help preserve them, lest the true worship of Yahweh vanish from the nation. ...
Many of the Faithful were to be found in the schools where young men trained to be prophets
Epaphroditus - But that Faithful "brother, companion in labor, and fellow soldier," being probably in delicate health in setting out, had brought on himself a dangerous sickness by the fatigues of the journey to Rome (Philippians 2:25-26; Philippians 2:30; Philippians 4:18)
Harlot - Her action on behalf of the Israelite spies won her a place in the roll call of the Faithful (Hebrews 11:31 ; compare James 2:25 )
Images, Veneration of - It declared the practise of the Faithful and of the Church legitimate
Delilah - So Israel, strong while Faithful to Jehovah, incurs the curse which Balaam, however wishing it, could not inflict, the moment that the people commits whoredom with the daughters of Moab (Numbers 25:1; Numbers 25:6; Numbers 31:15-16)
Melchizedek - One Jewish tradition considers him to be a survivor of the Deluge, the patriarch Shem, and thus entitled by his very age to bless the father of the Faithful, and by his position as ruler of Canaan to confer his rights to Abram
Sisera - So in the case of Gideon, Samson, Jephthah, God in approving their Faithful zeal in executing His will gives no sanction to the alloy of evil which accompanied their faith (Hebrews 11:32)
Hireling - Thus Faithful servants of the Lord, in the ministry of his word and ordinances, are described as labourers sent into the vineyard by the Almighty Householder, and who, after the labour of the day, are called home to receive their hire; beginning from the last to the first
Jehoshaphat - He was an able ruler and a Faithful worshiper of Yahweh (1 Kings 22:43 )
Saint Thomas Christians - But in 1653, schism once more tore them away, only 400 of 200,000 remaining Faithful
Veneration of Images - It declared the practise of the Faithful and of the Church legitimate
Real Presence - Underthe outward form of Bread and Wine we have the Scriptural warrantto believe that the Body and the Blood of Christ are given, takenand received verily and indeed by the Faithful in the Lord's Supper,to the strengthening and refreshing of their souls,—as declared inthe Church Catechism and the Twenty-eighth Article of Religion
Remnant - When God's people are unfaithful to His calling, He secures His own purpose in a remnant. They represent the Faithful in the time of the supremacy of the apostate Popish system
Joshua, the Book of - To possess the promise, God's people must be Faithful to the book (Joshua 1:1-18 ). God and His people rewarded their Faithful leader (Joshua 19:49-51 ). Israel had to be Faithful to God's direction or face the loss of His gifts (Joshua 23:1-16 ). God calls His people to remember the history of God's Faithfulness and choose to serve only Him (Joshua 24:1-28 ). Faithful leaders keep a people Faithful (Joshua 24:29-33 )
Pit - This concept pictures the role of a wife for a Faithful husband ( Noah - And 350 years did he live among his posterity, a monument of God's justice and God's Faithfulness. But the patriarch recovered, and in the spirit of prophecy predicted happiness to his Faithful sons, judgment to the ungodly
Alphaeus - He was evidently himself a believer; his son Joses, though undistinguished, was evidently a believer also; his son James was an Apostle; his son Matthew was an Apostle and an Evangelist; and his wife Mary was one of the Faithful women who stood by the Cross and visited the Sepulchre ( Mark 16:1 )
Girdle - (Exodus 20:4-8) The holy Scriptures, by a beautiful allusion to this strengthener of a man's loins by the girdle, conveys to the church a most lively and striking idea of God's strengthening himself in his Faithfulness to his people. "Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and Faithfulness the girdle of his reins. " (Isaiah 11:5) The meaning is, that as the labourer goeth forth in the morning of the day to his labour, and strengthens himself for the work by bracing up his loins with his girdle; so the Lord, speaking after the manner of men, takes his righteousness for the girdle of his administration, which cleaves to him as the girdle to the loins of a man; and his Faithfulness becomes the bandage of his word and truth to all his covenant promises, as the rectitude of his reins. And to carry on the figure—As the Lord is thus clad with both, and they surround him like a girdle, so his people are called upon to take hold of both, or either, as occasion requires, whether before or behind, and hang upon the gracious assurances of a gracious Faithful covenant God in Christ
Ship - Paul's graphic and Faithful description of his voyage and shipwreck in Acts 27:1-44 , discloses many of the peculiarities of ancient navigation
Bena'Iah - (1 Chronicles 27:5 ) Benaiah remained Faithful to Solomon during Adonijah's attempt on the crown, (1 Kings 1:8,10,32,38,44 ) and was raised unto the place of Joab as commander-in-chief of the whole army
Hermetic Literature - By repressing the bodily senses, the Faithful Hermetic hoped to ascend past the seven astral spheres and to reunite with God
David, King - He was supported by Juda, but the rest of Israel, led by Abner, was Faithful to Isobeth, son of Saul
Holy Water - You see this liquid virtue at the doors of all the churches ready for the brows of the Faithful, but what is far more curious, you observe it in little pots placed for use in the cemeteries; and that the passer-by may give the dead a showery benediction, there are little sprinkling brushes in the pots with which to scatter the precious mixture
Attendance at Public Worship: Invitations to - ' 'Oh,' said the father, 'nobody ever asked us to come!' 'Well,' said the visitor, 'I'll ask you now,' and she directed him to a church where he would hear the glad tidings from a Faithful minister
Spies - Only two of the spies, Caleb and Joshua, showed themselves on this occasion stout-hearted and Faithful
Descent to Hades - The prison may have been Sheol or Hades according to Old Testament thinking, a special place of captivity for sinners, a place of punishment for fallen angels, a place of security for such angels where they thought they could escape Christ's power, or a place on the way to heaven where the Faithful of old waited to hear the message of Christ's final atoning victory
Middle Wall - (3) The “fence” consisting of detailed commandments and oral interpretations erected around the law by its interpreters to ensure its Faithful observation
Rabshakeh - "...
Rabshakeh was a zealous pleader for his master, reckless of truth, glossing over the real miseries of deportation by Assyria (Isaiah 36:16-17), pretending to have Jehovah on his side, yet classing Jehovah with the idols of other lands overthrown by Assyria (Isaiah 36:18-20, liars need to have good memories), trying to rob the godly of their one only but sure trust in trouble, misrepresenting Hezekiah's Faithful act in removing forbidden high places to Jehovah, as though he thereby had dishonored and so forfeited the favor of Jehovah (Isaiah 36:7), boasting of Assyria's might, as if, because Judah could not supply 2,000 riders if even Assyria supplied the horses, it were impossible the Jews could repel one of the least of Assyria's captains (Isaiah 36:8-9); in filthy and blasphemous language he threatens to reduce them to eat their own excrement in the extremity of famine (Isaiah 36:12; 2 Chronicles 32:11): a sample of the true nature of the pagan attack on Jerusalem, at once arrogant, blasphemous, and reckless of all decency
Holy Communion - All the Faithful are permitted to receive for devotion's sake in any rite, yet, save in urgent necessity, one must receive Viaticum in his own rite, and is recommended to receive the Paschal Communion also in his own rite
Lois - Timothy’s knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures to which the Apostle refers (2 Timothy 3:15) was probably due not only to his mother but also to Lois, whom we may regard as a Faithful Jewish matron attached to the ancient hopes of Judaism, and who, influenced by her knowledge of the Scriptures, readily accepted St
Hour (Figurative) - To the Faithful church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:10) safe-keeping is promised from the ‘hour of testing’ which is about to come upon the whole earth, i
Possessed of the Devil - From the first moment the arch fiend entered the garden of Eden, through all the exercises of the Faithful, he is only accomplishing the gracious purposes of God
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Ecclesiastes 7:1 (c) This probably refers to the time when the blessings of life have accumulated and the rewards for Faithful service are given the Christian
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His Faithful dog shall bear him company
Eton College - It was founded, 1440, by Henry VI, "to show like his ancestors his devotion to the Church," to be known as "the King's College of the Blessed Mary of Eton beside Windsor," and to consist of a provost, ten priests, four clerks, six chorister boys, twenty-five poor and needy scholars "to learn grammar," and twenty-five poor and disabled men "to pray for the souls of his father and mother and all his forefathers and all the Faithful departed
Dativus, Celebrated Senator - In spite of orders to the contrary, a company of the Faithful met in the town of Abitina, in the proconsulate of Africa, to celebrate Christian worship and communion, at the house of one Felix Octavius
Just - True to promises Faithful as just to one's word or engagements
Isaac - Trained in the fear of God to early manhood, he showed a noble trust and obedience in his conduct during that remarkable trail of faith which established Abraham as the "father of the Faithful;" and in his meek submission to all the will of God, prefigured the only-begotten Son of the Father
Nurse - See also the story of Rebekah, attended through life by her Faithful and honored Deborah, the oak under which she was buried being called "The oak of weeping," Genesis 24:59 35:8
Nicola'Itans - In a time of persecution, when the eating or not eating of things sacrificed to idols was more than ever a crucial test of Faithfulness, they persuaded men more than ever that was a thing indifferent. (Revelation 2:6 ) To tolerate them is well nigh to forfeit the glory of having been Faithful under persecution
Divination - But God supplied his people with substitutes for divination which would have rended it superfluous, and left them in no doubt as to his will in circumstances of danger, had they continued Faithful. It was only when they were unfaithful that the revelation was withdrawn
Anger - Those who are Faithful to God should be angry at all forms of sin, whether that sin be rebellion against God or wrongdoing against other people (Exodus 16:20; Exodus 32:19; 2 Samuel 12:5; Nehemiah 5:6-7; Matthew 18:32-34)
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Faithful Witness, Revelation 1:6; Revelation 3:14. ...
Witness, Faithful and true, Revelation 3:14
Mass - " This is Catholic doctrine, proved from prophecies, from the sacrificial character of the Last Supper, and from the unvarying belief of the Faithful. To appreciate the ritual of the Mass, one must keep in mind that it is a sacrifice by which a sacrament, the Holy Eucharist, is provided for priest and Faithful
Sepulchre - folio edition) "notwithstanding these changes and revolutions, it is highly probable that a Faithful traditon hath always been preserved of the several places that were consecrated, as it were, by some remarkable transaction relating to our Saviour and his apostles. " From hence it was the first clear views were made of the invisible world; and from hence all the Faithful are taught to follow, in sure and certain hope, their risen and ascended Saviour to the everlasting mansions of the blessed
Romania - The ministrations to the few who remained Faithful were carried on by the Conventuals from Constantinople, who are responsible for the maintenance of the Catholic faith in Rumania and the building of a church in Bucharest, 1633. ...
Ecclesiastically the country is governed by the archdioceses of ...
Alba Iulia
Bucarest
Fagaras e Alba Iulia
the dioceses of ...
Cluj-Gherla
Iasi
Lugoj
Maramures
Oradea Mare
Satu Mare
Timisoara
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Ordinariate of the Faithful of Eastern Rite (Armenian)
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World Fact Book
Catholic-Hierarchy
Rumania - The ministrations to the few who remained Faithful were carried on by the Conventuals from Constantinople, who are responsible for the maintenance of the Catholic faith in Rumania and the building of a church in Bucharest, 1633. ...
Ecclesiastically the country is governed by the archdioceses of ...
Alba Iulia
Bucarest
Fagaras e Alba Iulia
the dioceses of ...
Cluj-Gherla
Iasi
Lugoj
Maramures
Oradea Mare
Satu Mare
Timisoara
and the ...
Ordinariate of the Faithful of Eastern Rite (Armenian)
See also ...
World Fact Book
Catholic-Hierarchy
Immanuel - Jesus' birth showed all humanity that God is Faithful to fulfill His promises in ways far beyond human expectations; for Jesus was not just a sign of God with us
Lamb of God (2) - Before giving Holy Communion during or outside of Mass, the priest elevates a particle of the Host before the Faithful, saying "Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccata mundi; Domine non sum dignus," etc
Ephesians, Epistle to the - The subject of the letter is "the union of all the Faithful, both Jew and Gentile, with Christ and in Christ, as members of the one mystical Body of which Christ is the Head
Uriah - High priest in the reign of Ahaz; called a ‘faithful witness’ in Isaiah 8:2 , but subservient to the innovations of Ahaz in 2 Kings 16:10-16
Witness - The heroes of the faith are called the ‘cloud of witnesses’ ( Hebrews 12:1 ), and Jesus Himself is ‘the Faithful witness ( martyr )’ in Revelation 1:6 ; Revelation 3:14 (cf
Candles, Blessed - In the Christian Church they were first employed to dispel darkness when the Faithful met before dawn or in the gloom of the catacombs; but their beautiful symbolic meaning was soon recognized, and the custom of blessing them for Church services and private use is traceable back to an early period
Bible, Use of the - From time immemorJal the Catholic Church has always directed her preachers, in their devotional sermons and the direction of souls, to draw heavily on the Sacred Scriptures, and the prayers which the Church has approved for the piety and sanctification of the Faithful, are composed largely of scriptural passages
Thanksgiving - A Faithful retention of benefits in the memory, and frequent reflections upon them
Hymn, Candle-Light - In the Christian Church they were first employed to dispel darkness when the Faithful met before dawn or in the gloom of the catacombs; but their beautiful symbolic meaning was soon recognized, and the custom of blessing them for Church services and private use is traceable back to an early period
Bride - The prophets also proclaimed that God was Faithful to His unfaithful bride and would restore her (Jeremiah 33:10-11 ; Isaiah 61:10 ,Isaiah 61:10,62:5 )
Elisabeth - see), as a Faithful adherent of the OT type of religion—strict and regular in observance of the Law (Luke 1:6)
Deaconess - ]'>[4] corrects this by rendering ‘Women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, Faithful in all things
Confession - When John the Baptist was fulfilling his mission, the people 'confessed' their sins, and were baptised, Matthew 3:5,6 ; and of the Christian it is said, "If we confess our sins, he is Faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
FALSE - Not Faithful or loyal treacherous perfidious deceitful. Unfaithful inconstant as a false friend a false lover false to promises and vows
Amen - is a transliteration of a Hebrew word signifying something as certain, sure and valid, truthful and Faithful
Epistle to the Ephesians - The subject of the letter is "the union of all the Faithful, both Jew and Gentile, with Christ and in Christ, as members of the one mystical Body of which Christ is the Head
Father - " (Genesis 4:20) And in a yet more interesting sense, the word of God calls them father, who stand distinguished in the church in a way of pre-eminency, such as Abraham, the father of the Faithful, so called for the greatness of his faith
Fulness - "The fulness of time" is the time when the Messiah appeared, which was appointed by God, promised to the fathers, foretold by the prophets, expected by the Jews themselves, and earnestly longed for by all the Faithful: "When the fulness of the time was come, God sent his Son,"...
Galatians 4:4
Abel - He is also one of the Faithful "elders" mentioned in the epistle to the Hebrews, Use of the Bible - From time immemorJal the Catholic Church has always directed her preachers, in their devotional sermons and the direction of souls, to draw heavily on the Sacred Scriptures, and the prayers which the Church has approved for the piety and sanctification of the Faithful, are composed largely of scriptural passages
Kingdom of Heaven - The Jews, overlooking the spiritual import of this language, expected the Messiah to appear as a temporal king, exercising power over his enemies, restoring the throne of David to all its splendor, subduing the nations, and rewarding his friends and Faithful servants in proportion to their fidelity and services
Obadiah - And we must not forget in this enumeration, the Faithful Obadiah in the days of Ehjah
Holy Communion - It is called the Holy Communion, because it is the means of keepingthat union with Almighty God through the Incarnation which wascommenced in our Baptism, and because thereby all the Faithful arespiritually one with each other. It is the Sacrament in which thefaithful feed upon His most Blessed Body and Blood, in a divinemystery and after a spiritual manner, which is to be believed thoughit cannot be explained
Office, Divine - "It is the common prayer which is offered to God by the minister of the Church in the person of all the Faithful" (Saint Thomas). It follows from these dogmatic principles that all the Faithful habitually pray in the recitation of the Office and that a priest, even though he recite the Office privately, prays in the name of the entire Church
Divine Office - "It is the common prayer which is offered to God by the minister of the Church in the person of all the Faithful" (Saint Thomas). It follows from these dogmatic principles that all the Faithful habitually pray in the recitation of the Office and that a priest, even though he recite the Office privately, prays in the name of the entire Church
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The general principle as to forgiveness is stated in 1 John 1:9 ; "If we confess our sins, he is Faithful and just to forgive us our sins;" and to this is added, "and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The Faithfulness and righteousness of God in forgiving, and the cleansing us from all unrighteousness. God is Faithful to His own blessed character of grace revealed in His Son, and righteous through the propitiation which He has made
Zephaniah, Theology of - Zephaniah, whose name, translated "Yahweh has hidden/protected, " indicating his parents' personal faith, was himself a Faithful messenger to God's people. Zephaniah's Faithfulness to God was challenged as he matured during or after the corrupt reigns of Josiah's grandfather, Manasseh, and his father, Amon. Faithful ancestors do not assure including the next generation in the covenant. God is both a God of justice and holiness, exacting judgment upon those who oppose him, and also a God of love and compassion, showing these to his Faithful followers
Daniel, Book of - The Faithful Young Men in a Foreign Court (Daniel 1:1-6:28 ) ...
A. Faithfulness in prayer despite secular laws overcomes conspiracy, brings deliverance from the lions' den, leads the king to command fear of the true God, and brings political prosperity (Daniel 6:1-28 ). Heavenly intervention will bring the time of the end and the resurrection of God's Faithful people (Daniel 12:1-13 ). ...
Meaning Daniel encouraged the reader to remain Faithful to God, God's law, and to the scriptural traditions of God's people. Daniel encouraged the Faithful to stand firm in Faithfulness to the heritage of Israel. As the ancient heroes remained Faithful, so people facing the despot could double their resolve and experience victorious faith. All agree that prophecy is both exhortation of a present generation to Faithfulness and painting of a future hope. ...
Whichever stance one takes in interpreting the details of Daniel, the inspired book continues to give hope, strength, and courage to God's people, especially in times of persecution, and to call for ultimate Faithfulness no matter the temptations faced
Psalms, Book of - It expresses sentiments produced by the Spirit of Christ, whether of prayer, sorrow, confession, or praise, in the hearts of God's people, in which the ways of God are developed, and become known, with their blessed issue, to the Faithful. The light of resurrection dawns for the Faithful in this book, Christ having gone through death into fulness of joy at God's right hand: compare Revelation 6:11 . In Book 1 the name of Jehovah is used all through, but now God is addressed as such: the Faithful are cast more entirely on what God is in His own nature and character, when they can no longer approach where Jehovah has put His name: Antichrist prevails there. Though resurrection may be dimly seen by the Faithful in the circumstances of this book, yet what is before them is the restoration of Zion ( Psalm 45 — Psalm 48 and Psalm 69:35 ). The thought is not so much limited, as the previous books, to the Jewish remnant, though Faithful ones are spoken of
Magisterium - The Faithful are obliged in virtue of the infallible teaching power (magisterium) of the Church Teaching, whether this power is exercised ordinarily or solemnly, to submit their understanding to the teaching of the Church
Jurisdiction, Hierarchy of - This power is ordinary, and immediate over all churches, all pastors, all the Faithful, and comes to him immediately from God
Christian Year, the - ...
In addition to these great divisions or seasons, there are theHoly Days dotting the Calendar—SAINTS' DAYS commemorating thegrace given unto God's Faithful servants, and other Holy Dayseach having its special Scriptural teaching
Cabbalists - Instead of such Faithful and honest endeavours to know the will of God, they stimulated a sportive fancy, a corrupt and often absurd ingenuity, to the invention of meanings the most remote from the design of the inspired writer, and the most foreign from the dictates of an unsophisticated understanding
Sinai - Though God would punish Israel, he would preserve the Faithful minority and through them fulfil his covenant promises (1 Kings 19:8-18)
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Theological usage of these terms promises God's reward for the Faithful (Genesis 15:1 ) and proper recompense for His people Israel (Isaiah 40:10 ; Isaiah 62:11 )
Judah the Kingdom of - Besides this, Edom, subdued by David, continued Faithful to Judah for a time, and the Red Sea ports furnished an outlet for commerce
Fountain - "The eyes of the Lord, Israel's God, were always upon the land from the beginning of the year even unto the end," so long as Israel was Faithful (Deuteronomy 11:11-12)
Fast - ) Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; Faithful; as, a fast friend
Angel - Those who remained Faithful were rewarded with eternal happiness in the vision of God; and the term "angel" used without modification is generally applied only to these
Hierarchy of Jurisdiction - This power is ordinary, and immediate over all churches, all pastors, all the Faithful, and comes to him immediately from God
Commit - ...
The things thou hast heard of me, commit to Faithful men
Gath - A bodyguard of Gittites was attached to David’s person under the leadership of a certain Ittai; these remained Faithful to the king after the revolt of Absalom ( 2 Samuel 15:18 )
Apocalypse - " ...
The introduction (1:1 to 3:22) gives the title and description of the book and, after a prefatory salutation, seven Epistles to various Churches of Asia Minor, commending those who are Faithful, reproving and warning the lukewarm and the sinful
Dionysius, Saint, Apostle of France - Saturnini : "Under the consulship of Decius and Gratus, as is held in Faithful recollection, the state of Toulouse began to have a bishop, St
Abiathar - He continued Faithful to him in Absalom's rebellion
Zedekiah - In the ninth year of his reign, he revolted against Nebuchadnezzar, trusting to the support of Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt, which proved ineffectual, and despising the Faithful remonstrance's of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 37:2,5,7-10
Western Schism - Everywhere the Faithful faced the anxious problem: where is the true pope
Schism, Western - Everywhere the Faithful faced the anxious problem: where is the true pope
Joash or Jehoash - Being rescued by Jehoshebah his aunt, and secluded six years in the temple, he was raised to the throne when seven years of age through the Faithful care of Jehoiada; and while this venerable man survived, Joash served God and prospered
He - , "for not he that commendeth himself, he (ekeinos) is approved;" 2 Timothy 2:13 , "He (in contrast to "we") abideth Faithful;" 1 John 3:3 , "(even as) He (is pure);" 1 John 3:5 , "He (was manifested);" 1 John 3:7 , "He (is righteous);" 1 John 3:16 , "He laid down;" 1 John 4:17 , "(as) He (is)
Lent, the Season of - It was appointed at thistime for the reason that our Lord's Passion and Death occurred atthis time of the year and these devotions of the Faithful groupedthemselves around that sad hour on Calvary
Adultery - Israel had been espoused to Jehovah, but instead of being a Faithful wife she had sought other lovers
Uriah - So he fell the victim of adulterous passion which was reckless of all honour, gratitude, and the fear of God; the once Faithful man of God had now fallen so low as treacherously to murder his true hearted and loyal soldier and servant, whose high sense of honour so contrasts with David's baseness. Uriah was Faithful in delivering his message, faulty in leaving his work; so God permitted him to lose his life, whereas Jeremiah was saved
Saints - " The same distinction is made in Ephesians 1:1 : "to the saints [4] in Ephesus and the Faithful [3] in Christ Jesus. " Colossians is also addressed to "the holy and Faithful brothers" in Christ
Repent - As God changed His actions, He always remained Faithful to His own righteousness. Again, however, God remained Faithful to His absolutes of righteousness in His relation to and with man
Paradise (2) - A cool and fragrant Paradise awaits the Faithful Hebrew after death. ’...
It is not without interest to observe that in later times and outside Scripture the word seems in two directions to take a downward slant; first, among Mohammedans as applied to their carnal heaven, and afterwards in the Mediaeval Church as indicating a place (the Limbus Patrum) reserved for departed souls who are only in partial and imperfect communion with the Faithful
Gad - (2 Samuel 24:11) The character of this man is well spoken of, by his conduct and Faithfulness, in Scripture. He was much attached to David; (See 1 Samuel 22:5) yet Faithful to the Lord at the time of David's transgression
Benaiah - Having remained Faithful in Adonijah's rebellion (1 Kings 1:8; 1 Kings 1:10; 1 Kings 1:32-38; 1 Kings 1:44), and having by Solomon's command slain him and Joab, he was promoted to the latter's post as commander in chief (1 Kings 2:25; 1 Kings 2:34-35; 1 Kings 4:4)
Friendship - " "Make sure of thy friend, for Faithful are the wounds of a friend, " &c
Priests - God promised that Israel, if it were Faithful, would be a “kingdom of priests, a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6 )
Mephibosheth - David seems to have doubted the truthfulness of Mephibosheth or did not wish to alienate Ziba, who had also been Faithful, and divided the land of Saul between the two
Paradise - The way is open for the Faithful to return to the garden of God
Onesimus - Once unprofitable, by conversion Onesimus became really what his name implies, "profitable" to his master, to Paul, and to the church of God; "the Faithful and beloved brother" of the apostle and of his master; godliness is profitable for both worlds, and makes men so (1 Timothy 4:8)
Isaiah (2) - It may be called the gospel of the Old Testament, on account of the graphic and Faithful picture it gives of the Messiah, as the "Man of sorrows," suffering in the stead of mankind
Pergamos - Here Antipas, Jesus' "faithful martyr," was slain (Revelation 2:12-16). The Nicolaitanes persuaded some to escape obloquy by yielding in the test of Faithfulness, the eating of idol meats; even further, on the plea of Christian "liberty," to join in fornication which was a regular concomitant of certain idols' worship
Memory - It is Faithful and active to suggest and recollect, upon every proper occasion, and those words or thoughts which it hath treasured up
Golgotha - If Moses with such earnestness desired to see the goodly mountain, and Lebanon, as he tells us he did, (Deuteronomy 3:24-25) because, that there he knew He whose "good will he had begun to enjoy at the bush," would go through the whole of redemption work, and finish it; what may be supposed the favoured contemplations of the Faithful now at Gethsemane and Golgotha where they know Jesus did, indeed, according to the most sure prophecies concerning him, complete the salvation of his people! Here would my soul delight to wander, and often review the sacred ground
Elpidius (8), Bishop of Laodicea - After Chrysostom's deposition and exile, Elpidius exerted himself strenuously in his behalf, dispatching letters to bishops and Faithful laity in all parts of the world, exhorting them to remain true to Chrysostom, and encouraging them to bear up against persecution
Lord's Table, the; the Lord's Supper - " The cup is the fellowship of the blood of Christ, the bread is the fellowship of the body of Christ, and to this fellowship every believer is bound to be Faithful
Ishmael - "Isaac with his hundreds of household slaves, Ishmael with his troops of wild retainers and half-savage allies, in all the state of a Bedouin prince, gathered before the cave of Machpelah, in the midst of the men of Heth, to pay the last duties to the 'father of the Faithful,' would make a notable subject for an artist" (Genesis 25:9 )
Germany - The Kulturkampf (1871-1877), which attempted confiscation of Church property and the establishment of a national Church transmitting to the State all the natural rights of the Church, was combated by clergy and Faithful. ...
Archdioceses, past and present, include ...
Bamberg
Berlin
Cologne
Freiburg im Breisgau
Hamburg
Munich und Freising
Paderborn
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Aachen
Augsburg
Dresden-Meissen
Eichstätt
Erfurt
Essen
Fulda, Germany
Görlitz
Hildesheim
Limburg
Magdeburg
Mainz
Münster
Osnabrück
Passau
Regensburg
Rottenburg-Stuttgart
Speyer
Trier
Würzburg
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Germany, Faithful of Eastern Rite (Ukrainian) (Apostolic Exarchate)
Germany Military Ordinariate
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Hebrews - (hee' brewss) Nineteenth book of the New Testament, calling for Faithfulness to Jesus, the perfect fulfillment of Old Testament institutions and hope. Because Jesus remained Faithful and did not sin during the hour of His suffering, He became the “source of eternal salvation for all who obey him” (Hebrews 11:1-398 REB). ...
The writer also encouraged the recipients to remain Faithful in the midst of suffering by giving them examples of others who were able to remain Faithful (1618452344_33 ). The writer reminded them of their own past Faithfulness in suffering (Hebrews 10:32-39 ) and of the example of their former leaders (Hebrews 13:7 ). Believers must focus on Jesus, the High Priest, who is more Faithful than Moses (Hebrews 3:1-6 ). God's Faithful promises provide secure hope (Hebrews 6:13-20 )
Immutability of God - (ihm myoo ta bihl' ih tee) The unchangeability of God; in biblical theology, a reference to God's unchanging commitment and Faithfulness to the salvation of humanity. He is eternally Faithful to His people
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Joseph most Faithful, Pray for us
Aaron - He was Faithful and self-sacrificing in the duties of his office, and meekly "held his peace" when his sons Nadab and Abihu were slain, Leviticus 10:1 - 3
Israel, Spiritual - In Old Testament times they constituted the people of God, for He chose them as His own for Faithful service
Cocceians - In consequence of this general principle, he maintained that the ten commandments were promulgated by Moses, not as a rule of obedience, but as a representation of the covenant of grace...
that when the Jews had provoked the Deity by their various transgressions, particularly by the worship of the golden calf, the severe and servile yoke of the ceremonial law was added to the decalogue, as a punishment inflicted on them by the Supreme Being in his righteous displeasure...
that this yoke, which was painful in itself, became doubly so on account of its typical signification; since it admonished the Israelites from day to day of the imperfection and uncertainty of their state, filled them with anxiety, and was a perpetual proof that they had merited the righteous displeasure of God, and could not expect before the coming of the Messiah the entire remission of their iniquities...
that indeed good men, even under the Mosaic dispensation, were immediately after death made partakers of everlasting glory; but that they were nevertheless, during the whole course of their lives, far removed from that firm hope and assurance of salvation, which rejoices the Faithful under the dispensation of the Gospel...
and that their anxiety flowed naturally from this consideration, that their sins, though they remained unpunished were not pardoned; because Christ had not as yet offered himself up a sacrifice to the Father, to make an entire atonement for them
Deacon, Deaconess - The qualities required in them (1 Timothy 3:8-12) agree with this: ‘not greedy of sordid gain,’ and ‘faithful in all things,’ point to the care of money
Crown of Thorns - Paul a crown is promised to Faithful followers of Christ, and in many parts of the NT Christ Himself is spoken of as wearing a crown
Bank - But it may perhaps he looked at rather as connected with the stewardship of gifts and talents by the Lord’s disciples, finding its parallel in such sayings as Luke 16:12 ‘If ye have not been Faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?’ The duty of a timid servant may be to use his gifts under the guidance and authority of others, but growing experience might advance him to be a τρατεζίτης himself, who is able to trade boldly with that which has been entrusted to him
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Excommunication is a kind of anathema also among some Christians; and by it the offender is deprived, not only of communicating in prayers and other holy offices, but of admittance to the church, and of conversation with the Faithful
Simeon - We find them Faithful to David, 1 Chronicles 12:25 , and afterwards to Asa, 2 Chronicles 15:9 , and in general absorbed by Judah
Nehemiah - He had the cooperation of Faithful friends, especially of Ezra, Nehemiah 8:1,9,13 12:36 , and instituted many excellent civil improvements
Joab - The return of Absalom was brought about by his means, but when Absalom revolted Joab remained Faithful to David, and with his own hand slew Absalom
Thomas Apameensis, Bishop of Apamea - The panic-stricken people entreated their bishop to strengthen them to meet their fate by displaying a piece of the true cross, a cubit in length, which was treasured in their church in a casket richly decorated with gold and gems, and usually shewn to the Faithful but once a year
Painting, Religious - Representations of dogmatic truth on the walls of the Catacombs show the close connection between religion and painting, and for centuries prior to the Renaissance the chief province of art was the decoration of churches and monasteries for the instruction and edification of the Faithful. The human element and the Faithful representation of nature grow in importance
Tribes - Are the ‘servants of God’ of Revelation 7:3 identical with the ‘multitude’ of Revelation 7:9 ‘whom no man can number’? Can this be the case when the sealed are numbered so definitely? If not, who then are the sealed? Are they Faithful Jews of the OT dispensation, or are they Jewish Christians, and are the Gentile Christians not to be sealed? The first suggestion is impossible, as the sealed are evidently still on the earth. The OT imagery of the sealing is used to express the thought that God’s Faithful people are numbered and protected on earth to the last individual, while the subsequent vision (Revelation 7:9-17) points to their glory in heaven
Religious Painting - Representations of dogmatic truth on the walls of the Catacombs show the close connection between religion and painting, and for centuries prior to the Renaissance the chief province of art was the decoration of churches and monasteries for the instruction and edification of the Faithful. The human element and the Faithful representation of nature grow in importance
Revelation, Book of - There is an interval before the breaking of the final seal, when further visions reassure the Faithful. Again there is an interval before the final vision, when further visions reassure the Faithful of victory. In view of the salvation and judgments that lie ahead, the book urges Christians to be Faithful to God, and urges others to accept God’s offered mercy (22:6-21)
Terah - The father of the Faithful himself was, to begin with, a child of wrath even as others. And, almost to a certainty, we, today, would have been called the children of Faithful and acceptable Abel but for his brother's envy, and but for that foul and fatal blow in the field. Noah, we would have boldly said, was expressly made for the Faithful place, and the place for him. But, instead of the Faithful, Noah lived to become the father of all those who drown all their covenants of faith and of works alike, both with God and with man, in the wine-fat. And thus it was that He said to Abram, the son of Terah, in Ur of the Chaldees: Well done, good and Faithful servant. Because thou hast been Faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things. Why Terah himself was not taken, and himself made the father of the Faithful, we do not know; unless it was that he was to stand at the head of human history in a still nobler fatherhood and a still more honourable office. But, with all his excellent natural qualities and abilities, and with all that Terah could teach his son,-and then, to crown all, when he took his staff in his hand and walked out of Ur not knowing whither he went,-with all that parental instruction and example, Abram still had, himself, great things both to undergo and to perform before he was ready to be made the father of a Faithful seed. At the same time, when Terah died in Haran, and when Abram took the old man's death to heart with such grief, with such resignation, with such an assured reliance upon the divine promise, and with such full assurance of God's grace, and truth, and power, and Faithfulness, a great step was taken both to the land of promise, and to Abram's predestination as the father of all Faithful men
Genesis - In that world God continues to condemn sin, bless Faithfulness, and yet show grace to sinners (Genesis 4:1-15 ). It climaxes in God's covenant with Abraham in which Abraham shows Faithfulness in the sign of circumcision and God renews His promises. Human reflection upon the book from the point of its origin onward has not completely understood its theological richness and its call to covenant Faithfulness and hope. God punishes sinful society but preserves a Faithful remnant (Genesis 6:1-8:22 ). God's Faithful servant intercedes with God for the wicked nations (Genesis 18:1-19:38 ). God tests His servant and renews His promises to the Faithful servant (Genesis 22:1-24 ). God proves His Faithfulness for the next generation (Genesis 24:1-67 ). God renews His promises to a forgiving, Faithful people (Genesis 50:15-26 )
Denial - Convenantal obligation requires that the servant of the Lord render Faithful acknowledgment of God, the world, and oneself, knowing that God the Judge will render to us according to our words and deeds (Matthew 10:26-33 ; 12:37 ; Romans 2:6-8 ). Denial as an act of covenant faithlessness contrasts with the abiding Faithfulness of God as Savior (2 Timothy 2:12-13 ). ...
Israel's unfaithfulness—her denial and rejection of God and of his lawresulted in the breaking of the covenant relationship (2 Kings 17:15,20 ; Jeremiah 9:6-9 ; 11:10 ; cf
Tertius - He must have been a Faithful attendant and companion of the Apostle, who, whether the alternative rendering given above be correct or not, ‘wrote the epistle in the Lord,’ i
Thyatira - ) The Lord encourages the Faithful section at Thyatira
Work - All the Faithful are called to this
School - The Jews who had remained Faithful learned a lesson
Statute - His Faithful adherence to the statutes related to holy war resulted in his "murder" by David
Temptation - The Lord therefore may, and the Lord will, bring his people as he himself was led up before them into the wilderness of temptation to try their spirits, and to prove his Faithfulness: but the issue is not doubtful. And that sweet promise which belongs to the covenant, and is a part of it, never hath failed, neither can fail to every one of the people—"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but God is Faithful, who will not suffer yon to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it
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In the New Testament the source of affliction is (1) the natural conditions of humanity (James 1:27 ); (2) persecution because of Faithfulness to Christ (2 Corinthians 6:4 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:6 ); (3) discipline for the purpose of maturing the Christian faith; and (4) the result of personal sin (Galatians 6:7 ). ...
To endure during times of affliction, Christians should: (1) pray to the Lord (Psalm 25:18 ; Lamentations 1:9 ; James 5:13 ); (2) comfort others (James 1:27 ; Philippians 4:14 ); (3) remain Faithful through the patient endurance of suffering (2 Corinthians 6:4 ; 1 Timothy 4:5 ; James 1:2 ,James 1:2,1:12 ; 1 Peter 4:13 ); (4) cultivate an attitude of joy (James 1:2 ); and (5) follow the example of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:19-23 )
Chrysogonus, Martyr Under Diocletian - Hence, when by the second edict, not long after, all the clergy were committed to jail, he exercised great influence from his prison on the Faithful, still for the most part unscathed and at large
Generation - Israel was warned to be Faithful to the Lord, as the punishment for disobedience would extend to the fourth “generation” ( Faithfulness is variously expressed with the word dôr: “Thy Faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth” ( Lack, Lacking - A — 1: ὑστέρημα (Strong's #5303 — Noun Neuter — husterema — hoos-ter'-ay-mah ) denotes (a) "that which is lacking," "deficiency, shortcoming" (akin to hustereo, "to be behind, in want"), 1 Corinthians 16:17 ; Philippians 2:30 ; Colossians 1:24 , RV, "that which is lacking" [1], where the reference is not to the vicarious sufferings of Christ, but to those which He endured previously, and those which must be endured by His Faithful servants; 1 Thessalonians 3:10 , where "that which is lacking" means that which Paul had not been able to impart to them, owing to the interruption of his spiritual instruction among them; (b) "need, want, poverty," Luke 21:4 , RV, "want" (AV, "penury"); 2 Corinthians 8:14 (twice) "want;" 2 Corinthians 9:12 , "wants" (AV, "want"); 2 Corinthians 11:9 , RV, "(the measure of my) want" [2]
Timothy - This dying charge of the Faithful apostle to his beloved son in the gospel, the latest fruit of his love for him and for the church, we study with deep emotions
ma'ry the Virgin, - So far as Mary is portrayed to us in Scripture, she is, as we should have expected the most tender, the most Faithful humble, patient and loving of women, but a woman still
Philippians, Epistle to the, - On returning from Greece, (Acts 20:4 ) he again found a refuge among his Faithful Philippians, where he spent some days at Easter, A
Deliver - God's deliverance is for his people, those who trust and fear him: "To the Faithful you show yourself Faithful You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty" (Psalm 18:25,27 )
Presence of God - The apostle Paul charged Timothy to remain Faithful to the Lord, reminding his son in the faith of God's watchful presence as Timothy performed his ministry (1 Timothy 5:21 ; 2 Timothy 4:1 ). It is the anticipation of this presence that should motivate Christians to Faithful service in this present age (1 Thessalonians 2:19 ; 2 Peter 3:10-11 )
Moses - " God had, however, heard them, and He defended Moses, and declared, He "is Faithful in all mine house. He was Faithful in that service amid great discouragements and trials; he was Faithful in all God's house
Abram - The great father of the Faithful, whose history is so dear to the church in all ages, and whose faith so illustrious, as to have procured for him this most honourable title. ...
It certainly doth, in the first view of things, appear strange, that the great father of the Faithful should have had upon this occasion his faith so slender, that he became alarmed for the safety of his wife's chastity, when he had before this, at the call of God, come out from his father's house, "not knowing whither he went. And being in the path of duty, and no doubt, constantly in the path of faith and prayer; the whole terminated at length to the divine glory, and to his Faithful servant's happiness. ...
If it be said, (as it has been said) but wherefore did the great father of the Faithful make use of a falsehood in this instance? might he not have told the truth, and with more confidence still looked up to God for the issue? To which I answer. Certainly, truth at all times, and upon all occasions, is most closely and Faithfully to be followed up, leaving it with the Lord to make all things minister to his own glory, and to his people's welfare
Language in Liturgy - However each liturgical language was first chosen precisely because it was the language of the Faithful
Liturgy, Language in - However each liturgical language was first chosen precisely because it was the language of the Faithful
Dead Sea Scrolls - Like other Essenes, they believed that by observing their own interpretation of the Jewish law and by frequent ritual bathing they preserved a Faithful remnant
Prize - 1: βραβεῖον (Strong's #1017 — Noun Neuter — brabeion — brab-i'-on ) "a prize bestowed in connection with the games" (akin to brabeus, "an umpire," and brabeuo, "to decide, arbitrate," "rule," Colossians 3:15 ), 1 Corinthians 9:24 , is used metaphorically of "the reward" to be obtained hereafter by the Faithful believer, Philippians 3:14 ; the preposition eis, "unto," indicates the position of the goal
Confession - Notwithstanding, however, private auricular confession is not of divine authority, yet, as one observes, "there are many cases wherein men under the guilt and trouble of their sins can neither appease their own minds, nor sufficiently direct themselves without recourse to some pious and prudent guide: in these cases men certainly do very well, and many times prevent a great deal of trouble and perplexity to themselves by a timely discovery of their condition to some Faithful minister; and to this purpose a general confession is for the most part sufficient: and where there is occasion for a more particular discovery, there is no need of raking into the particular circumstances of men's sins to give that advice which is necessary for the ease and comfort of the penitent
Remnant - The reference, as in 1 Kings 9:27, is to the small body of Faithful believers who constituted the true Israel, in contrast with the recreant and disobedient majority
Kindness - It was the Faithfulness expected of a good person (Proverbs 3:3 ). God's Faithful love accompanied the patriarchs and dwelt with those who kept His covenant (Genesis 24:27 ; Exodus 20:6 )
Mithra - After his redemptive work on earth was finished, Mithra partook of a last supper with some of his devotees and then ascended to heaven, where he continues to assist the Faithful in their struggle against demons
Ship - ...
I cannot however dismiss the subject without first observing that, however partial we may be to our own country as to fancy the great maritime power alluded to means our British Zion, the present æra is highly unfavourable to the character of Faithful worshippers
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Hebrews 11:11, "through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and that when she was past age (the Alexandrinus and Sinaiticus manuscripts omit "was delivered of a child") because she judged Him Faithful that promised"; though first doubting, as the weaker vessel, she ceased to doubt, faith triumphing over sense. The truth of the sacred narrative appears in its Faithfully recording her faults as well as her faith
Commendation - The same verb is translated ‘commit’ (to God) in 1 Peter 4:19 (‘Let them that suffer … commit their souls … to a Faithful creator’); cf
Asylum - The care of widows, the poor, and orphans, was characteristic of the first Christians; and all through history, the Faithful have generously supported and endowed institutions for such purposes, while the founders of many religious orders of men and women have made service in such asylums the chief purpose of their orders
House - Moses was Faithful in all his house
Testament - Indeed, in some instances, those who had heirs, recognized as such by law, did not deem it unbecoming to bestow the whole or a portion of their estates on Faithful and deserving servants, Proverbs 17:2
Pharisees - By his Faithful reproofs he early incurred their hatred, Matthew 12:14 ; they eagerly sought to destroy him, and his blood was upon them and their children
Judge - If ye have judged me to be Faithful to the Lord-- ...
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Growth of the Church - To-day there is not aState or Territory where the Episcopal Church has not its Bishop orBishops and body of Clergy and Faithful people; even in far awayAlaska the Altar and the Cross have been set up, and the rate of increase throughout the United States is larger than that of anyother religious body in this land
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Aix (-Arles-Embrun)
Albi (-Castres-Lavaur)
Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez)
Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison)
Besançon
Bordeaux (-Bazas)
Bourges
Cambrai
Chambéry (, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, et Tarentaise)
Clermont
Dijon
Lyon (-Vienne)
Marseille
Montpellier (, Lodève, Béziers, Agde, e Saint-Pons-de-Thomières)
Paris
Poitiers
Rennes (, Dol, e Saint-Melo)
Rheims
Rouen
Sens (-Auxerre)
Strasbourg
Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux)
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Agen
Aire (-Dax)
Ajaccio
Amiens
Angers
Angoulême
Annecy
Arras, Boulogne and Saint-Omer
Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny)
Bayeux (-Lisieux)
Bayonne (-Lescar e Oloron)
Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis)
Belfort-Montbéliard
Belley-Ars
Blois
Cahors
Carcassonne
Châlons
Chartres
Coutances (-Avranches)
Créteil
Digne (-Riez-Sisteron)
Evreux
Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes
France, Faithful of Eastern Rite (Ukrainian) (Apostolic Exarchate)
France, Military (Military Ordinariate)
France, Faithful of Eastern Rites (Ordinariate)
Fréjus-Toulon
Gap
Grenoble
Langres
La Rochelle (-Saintes)
Laval
Le Havre
Le Mans
Le Puy-en-Velay
Lille
Limoges
Luçon
Meaux
Mende
Metz
Mission de France o Pontigny (Territorial Prelature)
Montauban
Moulins
Nancy (-Toul)
Nanterre
Nantes
Nevers
Nice
Nimes (-Uzès e Alès)
Orléans
Pamiers
Périgueux (-Sarlat)
Perpignan-Elne
Pontoise
Quimper (-Léon)
Rodez (-Vabres)
Saint-Brieuc (-Tréguier)
Saint-Claude
Saint-Denis
Saint-Dié
Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (Armenian) (Eparchy)
Saint-Etienne
Saint-Flour
Sées
Soissons (, Laon, e Saint-Quentin)
Tarbes et Lourdes
Troyes
Tulle
Valence (, Die, e Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux)
Vannes
Verdun
Versailles
Viviers
Smyrna - 195 Smyrna built a temple to Rome, and ever afterwards remained Faithful to that State through good fortune and bad. If they are Faithful they shall receive real life
Synagogue - Faithful Jews continued to go to the Temple for the appointed feasts. Paul, therefore, went to a place where Faithful Jews met to pray on the Sabbath (Acts 16:13 )
Remnant - The same could be said of Lot when Sodom was destroyed (Genesis 18:17-33 ; Genesis 19:1-29 ); Jacob's family in Egypt (Amos 3:12-1567 ); Elijah and the 7,000 Faithful followers of the Lord (1 Kings 19:17-18 ); and Israelites going into captivity (Ezekiel 12:1-16 ). The Faithful would survive the onslaughts of the Assyrian army (Isaiah 4:2-6 ; Isaiah 12:1-6 ) as illustrated by the remarkable deliverance of the few people in Jerusalem from the seige of the city by the Assyrians (Isaiah 36-38 )
Prophecy - Moses, the man of God, of whom we are told, "there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom JEHOVAH knew face to face," (Deuteronomy 34:10) yet of this great man the Holy Ghost tells the church by Paul, though "he was Faithful in all the Lord's house as a servant"—yet of Christ he bears witness that he was "as a Son over his own house. It will be sufficient in this place to observe, that all these servants of God ministered in their day and generation to one and the same cause, namely, to bring forward the church's attention to the coming of Christ; and when the Holy Ghost was pleased to suspend their ministry, it was only done by way of causing the minds of the Faithful to pause over their sacred records, and to wait by faith and hope to behold the fulfilment of their prophecies in the advent of Jesus
Serpent - Indeed so Christ himself explained it and so the Faithful in all ages have understood it; and, no doubt, thousands who are now in glory, while they were upon earth, accepted this beautiful illustration of the subject, and lived and died in the most firm conviction of the truth of it, to the Lord's glory, and their souls' happiness. But while the uniform testimony of Scripture is with this subject, and the devil is continually called by the name of serpent through the whole of the Bible, and while the Faithful in all ages have, without a single instance of departure, received no other idea, it should seem the safest method to accept the good old way of translation, assured that if the fact had not been so, God the Holy Ghost would have taught the church accordingly
Borrow - And I would ask, Is not that day, yea, that very day, at hand? Hath not the Lord, even now, been planting the gospel in Egypt? Hath not our God, when working by terrible things in righteousness, as he doth in the present awful war, caused even the Musselmen and inhabitants of Egypt to look on the congregations and prayer meetings of some of our pious soldiers who have been there? The writer of this hath himself received testimony to this striking providence of our God from a Faithful soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as a Faithful servant of his king and country, who was there, and an eye-witness to such characters looking in upon them, when he and a few of his devout comrades met together to read the Scriptures, and pray, and sing praises to the Lord
Daniel, Theology of - While Bible scholars debate issues like when it was written and whether it is historically accurate, the Book of Daniel consistently calls God's people of every generation to Faithfulness. Daniel's concern is consistent Faithfulness among believers, continued obedience among God's people during times of hardship. In the process they find that God is Faithful. The historical section in general forms a theology of history in which God delivers those who Faithfully represent him in the world and humiliates the proud who fail to acknowledge him. The stories relate how God's servants (Daniel and his friends) were able to overcome the strongest human forces of earth in their efforts to remain Faithful to God. During the postponement, God's Faithful people will endure severe testing and persecution at the hands of proud, irreligious leaders of the world. The seventy weeks of years (9:24-27) and the promise of the resurrection (12:1-3) presuppose that the Faithful saints of God will have to endure hardship for a limited time. But those who Faithfully endure and await his timing will participate in his final victory
Reward - ’ The word is employed in a neutral sense, for Hebrews 2:2 refers to the consequences of transgression and disobedience, while Hebrews 10:35 refers to the consequences of Christian παρρησία, and Hebrews 11:6; Hebrews 11:26 refer to the reward of faith and Faithful endurance. It is a life, it is sonship, it is membership in a kingdom, it is service; and with the last there goes, indissolubly, the idea of reward-a reward consisting in fuller life and opportunity for more Faithful and loving service, with the Divine approbation and benediction. 3, speaking of Christ’s confession of His Faithful followers before the Father, says, οὗτος οὗν ἐστὶν ὁ μισθὸς ἡμῶν. So in Colossians 3:24 the Faithful and single-hearted slave will receive a ‘reward’ consisting in the Divinely promised inheritance
Philippians - The usual secular greeting and wish for good health is transformed into a blessing (Philippians 2:25-30 ), a thanksgiving for the Philippian church's Faithful participation in the work of the gospel (Philippians 1:3-8 ), and a prayer that they may be blessed with an ever growing, enlightened, Christian love (Philippians 1:9-11 ). ...
General exhortations to rejoice and to remain Faithful (Philippians 4:4-9 ) led to Paul's expression of gratitude for the Philippian's Faithful support of him and of the ministry (Philippians 4:10-20 )
Samuel, Books of - The call for covenant commitment and obedience, the forgiveness and mercy of God, the sovereignty of God in human history, the significance of prayer and praise, the Faithfulness of God to fulfill prophecy, the need for Faithfulness to human leaders, the holy presence of God among His people, the nature of human friendship, and the importance of family relationships all echo forth from these books. A dedicated leader is a priest who Faithfully serves God rather than seeking selfish interests (1 Samuel 2:11-36 ). A dedicated leader is a prophet who is called by the Word of God and who Faithfully delivers the Word of God (1 Samuel 3:1-4:15 ). God protects His benevolent and Faithful leader from the vengeance of evil enemies (1 Samuel 21:10-22:23 ). God rewards the righteousness and Faithfulness of His chosen leader (1 Samuel 26:1-25 ). God Establishes His Purposes Through His Faithful Yet Fallible Servant (2 Samuel 7:1-12:31 ). God gives victory to His Faithful servant (2 Samuel 8:1-18 )
Daniel - He remained Faithful
Zechariah - When Faithful witnesses were required to attest a solemn prophetic roll, this Zech
Rehoboam - The tribe of Judah, Rehoboam's own tribe, alone remained Faithful to him
Evangelist - But this passage seems to show that there is room for the evangelist at home as well as abroad, and that the Faithful minister of Christ, in order to ‘make full proof of his ministry,’ will not only watch over the morals of his flock and attend to their upbuilding in sound doctrine, but seek to win outsiders to Christ by proclaiming the gospel of His grace
Selah - (Luke 24:44) He is the great end, no doubt, as well as the beginning, in his mediatorial character, of all the creation of God, the Amen, and the Faithful witness of heaven
Fail - Help, Lord, for the godly man ceaseth for the Faithful fail from among the children of men
Zephaniah, Prophecy of - The prophet proclaims the judgements that must fall upon the land, and upon Judah and Jerusalem, though with grace to the Faithful remnant at the end
Amen - The first timewe read of its use was when a woman was supposed to have been unfaithful to her husband and was made to drink the bitter water. " And that Christ is the verification of all the promises is so true that He Himself is called 'the Amen:' " These things saith the Amen, the Faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God
Child - Hence Abraham, the great father the Faithful, when the Lord promised, that he himself would be his shield, and his exceeding reward, said, Lord God, "what wilt thou give me seeing I go childless?" (Genesis 15:1-2) And the punishment the Lord appointed to unnatural alliances, was to bear their sins in dying childless
Bowels - This, I believe, is not so generally understood nor considered by the Faithful as it ought; but it is what the Scriptures of God, in every part, warrant
Gibeon - The Gibeonites continued subject to those burdens which Joshua imposed on them, and were very Faithful to the Israelites
Father - Adam is the first father, the father of the living; Abraham is the father of the Faithful, the father of the circumcision; called also the "father of many nations," because many people sprung from him; as the Jews, Ishmaelites, Arabs, &c
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Elijah - His bold Faithfulness provoked the wrath of Ahab and Jezebel, especially when he threatened several years of drought and famine as a punishment for the sins of Israel, B. He was bold, Faithful, stern, self-denying, and zealous for the honor of God
Israel, Kingdom of - Rehoboam fled to Jerusalem (1 Kings 12:1-18 ; 2 Chronicles 10 ), and Jeroboam was proclaimed king over all Israel at Shechem, Judah and Benjamin remaining Faithful to Solomon's son
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The judicial custom by which the condemned person carried his stake to the place of execution, was applied by the Lord to those sufferings by which His Faithful followers were to express their fellowship with Him, e
Babylon, Mystical - " The spiritual Jerusalem has become mystical Babylon; the church has become the harlot! The same truth under the same imagery appears in Isaiah 1:21, "How is the Faithful city become an harlot!" That the world should be beastly (Daniel 7) is natural, but that she whose calling was to be the Faithful bride should become the Babylonian whore is monstrous (Jeremiah 2:12-13; Jeremiah 2:20)
Providence - God's Faithful and effective care and guidance of everything which He has made toward the end which He has chosen. ...
The opening question of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) asks: “What is your only comfort in life and death?” Answer: “That I, with body and soul, both in life and in death, am not my own, but belong to my Faithful Savior Jesus Christ who so preserves me that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must work together for my salvation
Righteousness - Thus human righteousness in relation to God was understood as Faithful adherence to the law (Leviticus 19:1 ). ...
The concept of righteousness as Faithful fulfillment of the provisions of a covenant was also meaningful in strictly human terms
Nonconformists - Bogue thus draws their character: "As to their public ministration, " he says, "they were orthodox, experimental, serious, affectionate, regular, Faithful, able, and popular preachers. ...
As to their moral qualities, they were devout and holy; Faithful to Christ and the souls of men; wise and prudent; of great liberality and kindness; and strenuous advocates for liberty, civil and religious
Josiah - He had probably entered into some new alliance with the king of Assyria, and Faithful to his word he sought to oppose the progress of Necho
Canon of the Holy Scriptures - Forgeries of heretics under the imputed authorship of one or the other of the Apostles, as well as erroneous interpolations into the sacred text, made the Faithful suspicious and, as a result, doubt was for some time cast upon the following books and passages: Hebrews; James; Jude; 2Peter; 2,3John; Apocalypse; Mark 16,9-20; Luke 22,43-44; and John 7,53, to 8,11
Famine And Drought - Moreover, the Old Testament contains promises that God will protect His Faithful ones in times of famine (Job 5:20 ,Job 5:20,5:22 ; Psalm 33:18-19 ; Psalm 37:18-19 ; Proverbs 10:3 )
Evidence: Experimental - And when I lay very sick, I thought I was dying, and my heart was ready to break at leaving my poor fatherless boys and girls, and there was nothing kept me up but the thought of Jesus and his Faithful love to my poor soul; and you tell me that it was all nonsense
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Instruction - The church instructs its members in Faithfulness, morality, honesty, and integrity. It guides Faithful Christians to maturity so that its members may not be “tossed to and fro, and carried about with by every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness” (Ephesians 4:14 )
Deluge - Amid a world of crime and guilt there was one household that continued Faithful and true to God, the household of Noah
Gift, Giving - Gifts were given on numerous occasions for a variety of purposes: as dowry for a wife (Genesis 34:12 ); as tribute to a military conqueror (2 Samuel 8:2 ); as bribes (Exodus 23:8 ; Proverbs 17:8 ; Isaiah 1:23 ); as rewards for Faithful service and to insure future loyalty (Daniel 2:48 ); and as relief for the poor (Esther 9:22 )
Earthquake - Those who love God and are Faithful to Him have no need to fear the trembling of the earth (Psalm 46:2-3 )
Temptation - ” In 1 Corinthians 10:13 Paul said: “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is Faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it
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Human approval can be gained through Faithful and effective service
Beauty - God is a diadem of beauty for the Faithful Israelite remnant (Isaiah 28:5 )
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The way of true wisdom counsels the Faithful to avoid the company of such godless people (Proverbs 24:1 )
Nazarites - James the Less, with the other brethren, said to him (Acts 21:23-24 , ) that to quiet the minds of the converted Jews, who had been informed that he every where preached up the entire abolition of the law of Moses, he ought to join himself to four of the Faithful who had a vow of Nazariteship upon them, and contribute to the charge of the ceremony at the shaving of their heads; by which the new converts would perceive that he continued to keep the law, and that what they had heard of him was not true
Discharge - A good man is Faithful in the discharge of his duties, public and private
Locust - The poetical description in Joel 2:1-11 is full of Faithful touches; particularly the extraordinary noise they make (v
Sheol - The Faithful will be rewarded with everlasting life while the rest will experience eternal contempt (Daniel 12:2 )
Elijah - Seeing that all Israel had proved unfaithful to God, there was nothing for the lonely, outlawed prophet to live for, and he requested that he might die. Among the faithless many others were as Faithful as he. But did the ‘great refusal’ of the majority prove either that all Israel was unfaithful or that God had cast off His people? No, for (a) now as in Elijah’s time there were splendid exceptions, forming a remnant (λεῖμμα = שְׁאָר) which was the true Israel; and (b) God’s immutable Faithfulness made the idea of a rejection incredible and almost unthinkable
Lying - While Hermes, the so-called messenger of the gods, was often admired for his dexterous lying, Christ is loved because He is the Truth (John 14:6), the Faithful and true Witness (Revelation 3:14), through whom men are able, amid all earthly changes and illusions, to lay hold on eternal realities
Ashkelon - ) but survived and was Faithful to Rome
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As Solomon was the son of David after the flesh, so Christ in his human nature is expressly, marked for the comfort of the Faithful, as of the same stock
Zadok - Zadok remained Faithful in Adonijah's rebellion when Abiathar joined it
Ecclesiasticus - ,a church reading-book is significant of the special esteem in which this book was held for the public instruction of the Faithful
Hope - " (Job 7:14) So that the hope of the Faithful, which is Christ himself, affords the only well-grounded confidence for the life that now is, and that which is to come
Circumcise - Israel was enjoined to be Faithful in “circumcising” all males; each male baby was to be “circumcised” on the eighth day ( Noah - But his Faithful ministry produced no effect, since, when the deluge came, it found mankind practising their usual enormities, Matthew 24:37
Keep - ) To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be Faithful to
Use - It is our duty to make a Faithful use of our opportunities and advantages for improvement
Aaron - When Moses challenged the Faithful to fight against this idolatry, the men of the tribe of Levi responded
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From this Faithful minority (or remnant) there came one person, Jesus the Messiah, who was the one particular descendant of Abraham to whom all God’s promises to Abraham pointed. Jesus then took the few remaining Faithful Israelites of his day and made them the nucleus of the new people of God, the Christian church (Matthew 16:18). It was old in that it was a continuation of that body of believers who in every age had remained Faithful to God
Tribulation - To him anxiety about the Faithfulness of his converts and the progress of the gospel is a source of tribulation (1 Thessalonians 3:7, Philippians 1:17). God comforts the Faithful in tribulation (2 Corinthians 1:4; 2 Corinthians 7:6), and the comfort thus given enables them to comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:4). The Faithful martyrs who have come out of the great tribulation will receive the highest place of honour in heaven (Revelation 7:14)
Waldenses - That Christ was born in the time appointed by God the Father; that is to say, in the time when all iniquity abounded, that, he might show us grace and mercy, as being Faithful. That the sacraments are signs of the holy thing, visible forms of the invisible grace; and that it is good for the Faithful to use those signs or visible forms; but that they are not essential to salvation
Abraham - And, finally, to be with Abraham and his great sons, to ‘sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 8:11), is the desire and reward of the Faithful Israelite. This reward, however, Christ teaches, is not confined to the Jews, the sons of Abraham according to the flesh, still less is it one to which they have any right by virtue of the mere fact of physical descent from him; it is one that will be enjoyed by ‘many’ Faithful ones from other lands, even to the exclusion of the ‘sons of the kingdom,’ if they prove themselves, like His present opponents, faithless and unworthy (Luke 13:28). The characteristic Pauline presentation of Abraham as the father of the Faithful in a moral and spiritual sense, as the type and pattern of all righteousness and obedience, as it is developed in the Epistles to the Romans and Galatians, is absent (cf
Abraham - And, finally, to be with Abraham and his great sons, to ‘sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 8:11), is the desire and reward of the Faithful Israelite. This reward, however, Christ teaches, is not confined to the Jews, the sons of Abraham according to the flesh, still less is it one to which they have any right by virtue of the mere fact of physical descent from him; it is one that will be enjoyed by ‘many’ Faithful ones from other lands, even to the exclusion of the ‘sons of the kingdom,’ if they prove themselves, like His present opponents, faithless and unworthy (Luke 13:28). The characteristic Pauline presentation of Abraham as the father of the Faithful in a moral and spiritual sense, as the type and pattern of all righteousness and obedience, as it is developed in the Epistles to the Romans and Galatians, is absent (cf
Fundamental Theology - That this constitution is not democratic, but hierarchical, with bishops and priests to rule the Faithful, and monarchical, with the plenitude of jurisdictional power possessed by one head, is proved scripturally as well as from the testimony of authentic tradition
Bible And the Popes, the - During the two centuries following several Roman pontiffs, as witnessed by the letter of Innocent I to Saint Exsuperius (405), the Canons of Gelasius (496), and Hormisdas (523), republished the Canon of Damasus, lest the Faithful be erroneously led into repudiating any of the Sacred Books
Truth - The Bible often uses ‘true’ with the meaning of reliable, Faithful or trustworthy (Genesis 24:49; Genesis 47:29; Psalms 57:10; Revelation 22:6). Having become obedient to the truth, they must be loyal to the truth, without any trace of falsehood, insincerity or unfaithfulness (1 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:2; Galatians 4:16; 1 Peter 1:22)
Vine - In the OT both the vintage and the wheat-harvest are used as similes of the overthrow of the enemies of Jahweh, but here the wheat-harvest represents the ingathering of the Faithful (see article Harvest)
Hananiah - Nehemiah 7:2-3, "a Faithful man who feared God above many
Rechab - In Jeremiah's days they were still Faithful to Jehovah. ...
There they resisted the temptation to drink wine; and Jeremiah makes their Faithfulness to their earthly father a reproof of Israel's unfaithfulness to their heavenly Father
Spikenard - 32) in the sense of ‘faithful’ (γυνὴ πιστικὴ καὶ οἰκουρός); and we learn from Pliny (HN xii
Zacharias - The same as the sire of Jehoiada; Joash ungratefully forgetting that he owed his throne to Jehoiada slew Zacharias for his Faithful reproof: "Why transgress ye the commandments of Jehovah, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken Jehovah, He hath also forsaken you
Witness - The Lord Jesus is declared to be "the Faithful and true witness," Revelation 3:14 ; and His works and His words were witnesses that He had come from God. The testimony of the church is characterised by — separation from the world; devotedness to the interests of the Lord Jesus on earth; Faithfulness to the truth; unblamable moral conduct; and indeed, as the pillar and ground of the truth, by everything that becometh godliness
Alexander the Great - While besieging Tyre Alexander sent to demand the submission of the Jews; but was told they were Faithful vassals of Darius
Kinsman - Job found it so in an eminent degree; and so ought all the Faithful
Ambassage - When he returns he rewards the Faithful and executes punishment on the disloyal
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Secondly, God promises to “come” to the Faithful wherever and whenever they properly worship Him ( Malachi - ...
God challenged the returned Jews to be Faithful to Him, and they should have such a blessing that they would not have room enough to contain it
Sacrifice - In the act of “sacrifice” the Faithful Israelite submitted himself to the priest, who, in keeping with the various detailed regulations (see Leviticus), offered the “sacrifice” in accordance with God’s expectations
Barnabas - He exhorted the Faithful to perseverance
Rephidim - " On their way to Rephidim, the Amalekites, the original inhabitants of the country, who are noticed in Abraham's days, Genesis 14:7 , not having the fear of God before their eyes, nor regarding the judgments recently inflicted on the Egyptians, attacked the rear of the Israelites when they were faint and weary; but were defeated by a chosen party, under the command of Joshua, the Faithful lieutenant of Moses, who is first noticed on this occasion, and even then pointed out by the Lord as his successor
Fire - Fire is likewise taken for persecution, dissension, and division: "I am come to send fire on earth,"...
Luke 12:49 ; as if it was said, upon my coming and publishing the Gospel, there will follow, through the devil's malice and corruption of men, much persecution to the professors thereof, and manifold divisions in the world, whereby men will be tried, whether they will be Faithful or not
Indulgences - To give some sort of colour and support to this infamous traffic, they confidently asserted that the superabundant merits of Christ, and of his Faithful servants, formed a fund of which the pope was the sole manager; and that he could, at his own discretion, dispense those merits, as the sure means of procuring pardon from God, in any proportions, for any species of wickedness, and to any person he pleased
Theology, Fundamental - That this constitution is not democratic, but hierarchical, with bishops and priests to rule the Faithful, and monarchical, with the plenitude of jurisdictional power possessed by one head, is proved scripturally as well as from the testimony of authentic tradition
Maximus, Bishop of Jerusalem - The silence of all historians throws doubt on Rufinus's statement that Maximus remained always Faithful to the cause of Athanasius
Paulus, Bishop of Emesa - Paul was a sincere lover of peace and above all things anxious to put an end to the disputes on points of faith the mutual violence of which was a disgrace to the church a scandal to the Faithful and a stumbling-block to unbelievers
Pleasure - Hand or eye may well be sacrificed for the sake of Faithfulness to Christ in the hope of eternal salvation (Matthew 5:29-30, Mark 9:43; Mark 9:47). The Faithful disciple shall find tribulation rather than pleasure (John 16:33), inward peace but an outward sword (Matthew 10:34), joy rather than enjoyment (John 15:11; John 16:20-22; John 17:13)
Hebrews, Theology of - These two factors qualify him uniquely to be the Faithful and perpetual sin-bearer of his people. Exhortation to persevere by remaining Faithful...
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8. This involvement, moreover, identifies him unashamedly with us as "brothers, " and qualifies him to be our "merciful and Faithful high priest" (v. ...
Exhortation to Persevere by Remaining Faithful . Biblical faith is more than a cognitive abstraction; it has the notion of concrete action most accurately conveyed by the adverbial idea of "faithfulness
Antichrist - The Faithful city (Isaiah 1:21) having become Babylon, the whore (Rome on the seven hills, Revelation 17:9) is punished in righteous retribution by that world upon which she rode, and for which she abandoned her Faithful witness for God (Revelation 17). The two witnesses (Revelation 11) are variously explained as Moses and Elijah; Joshua the high priest and Zerubbabel the civil prince; the Word and the Faithful church, to be slain or suppressed, perhaps about the same time that the harlot too is judged by the beast or Antichrist (Revelation 17; 18; 19
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Genesis 6-9 presents Noah as a Faithful covenant man. Yahweh identified himself as the covenant Lord of the patriarchs (3:6), as the ever Faithful One (3:14) who would be with Moses (3:12a) as he served in the fulfillment of Yahweh's promise to Abraham to bring his descendants from a strange land (3:8). ...
After Yahweh had humbled and broken powerful Egypt, he instituted a second covenantal sacrament, the Passover, a feast to commemorate Israel's deliverance and at which fathers were to instruct their children about Yahweh's Faithful words and deeds (12:24-28). The interrelatedness of the commandments demonstrated how integrated Faithful, obedient, covenant people would find kingdom life to be. ...
After the laws were promulgated, the people were given assurances of Yahweh's guidance, protection, and bringing them into the promised land, where they were to remain covenantally Faithful to Yahweh and not make a covenant with the people living in the land or with their gods (23:20-33). ...
The Israelites did not remain Faithful to their covenantal vow for long. ...
The covenant was reconfirmed when Moses interceded further for the people and Yahweh declared that he was truly Yahweh, compassionate, gracious, patient, full of love, Faithful, forgiving, righteous, and just (34:6-7)
Call, Called, Calling - John pronounces the victorious followers of the Lamb ‘called and chosen and Faithful’ (Revelation 17:14, κλητοὶ καὶ ἐκλεκτοὶ καὶ πιστοί)-a description entirely in keeping with St. For this ‘the called’ are kept (τετηρημένοις κλητοῖς, Judges 1:1); and, many though the adversaries and difficulties be, ‘faithful is he that called you, who will also do it’ (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
Abercius, Bishop of Hierapolis - The Faithful, i. For He was my Teacher, teaching me (διδάσκων, so Ramsay, omitted by Zahn) the Faithful writings; who sent me to Rome to behold the King ( βασιλῆαν, so Ramsay, but Lightfoot βασίληαν, Zahn, βασιλῆ ἀναθρῆσαι ), and to see the Queen in golden robes and golden sandals, and there, too, I saw a people bearing a shining seal (a reference to Baptism)
Abraham - Distinguished by his integrity, generosity, and hospitality, he was most of all remarkable for his simple and unwavering faith, a faith that obeyed without hesitation or delay, and recoiled not from the most fearful trial ever imposed upon man, so that he is justly styled "the father of the Faithful," that is, of believers
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Virgin most Faithful, pray for us
Sardis - There were in it only a few Faithful souls
Archangel - They include declaring edicts of God to a specific audience (Genesis 22:11-13 ), announcing special events (Genesis 16:7-12 ), protecting the Faithful (individuals and groups; Exodus 14:19-20 ; Exodus 23:20 ; Psalm 91:11 ), and angels also serve as envoys of punishment against the wicked and unfaithful (Psalm 35:5-6 )
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For the Christian or the Faithful Israelite, goodness has never been a matter of outward behavior alone; it comes from within
Seal - sealed to them this fruit," the formal ratification of the ministry of the churches of the Gentiles in Greece and Galatia to needy saints in Judea, by Paul's Faithful delivery of the gifts to them; this material help was the fruit of his spiritual ministry to the Gentiles, who on their part were bringing forth the fruit of their having shared with them in spiritual things; the metaphor stresses the sacred formalities of the transaction (Deissmann illustrates this from the papyri of Fayyum, in which the "sealing" of sacks guarantees the full complement of the contents); (c) secrecy and security and the postponement of disclosure, Revelation 10:4 ; in a negative command, Revelation 22:10 ; (d) ownership and security, together with destination, Revelation 7:3-5 (as with the noun in ver
Beersheba - Abraham planted here a" grove" ('eshel ) (distinct from the idol grove, Asheerah, or Astarte Baal), or tree, the tamarisk, long living, of hard wood, with long, clustering, evergreen leaves, as a type of the ever enduring grace of the Faithful, covenant keeping God (Genesis 21:33), "and called on the name (the self manifested character and person) of Jehovah, the everlasting God
Discipline - The writer of Hebrews pictures God treating the Faithful as sons (Hebrews 12:7 )
Oaths - Another form was: ‘God is witness betwixt me and thee’ ( Genesis 31:50 ), or, ‘The Lord be a true and Faithful witness amongst us, if …’ ( Jeremiah 42:5 ); a more common form is: ‘As the Lord liveth’ ( Judges 8:19 ), which is sometimes varied by the addition of a reference to the person to whom the oath was made: ‘As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth’ ( 1 Samuel 20:3 , cf
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Virgin most Faithful, pray for us
Right (2) - The encouragements to right are found in (a) the joy of satisfaction in obedience to God; (b) the approving testimony of conscience as the result of rignteousness; (c) the blessing of God manifestly resting upon the life (Matthew 10:28-31); (d) fellowship with Christ in Faithful and true living (Matthew 10:25, Matthew 12:50)
Shame - Conversely, God is not ashamed to call the Faithful "brothers" of Christ (Hebrews 2:11 )
Hierapolis - Paul’s delegate in the Lycus valley (Colossians 1:7 [1]), Epaphras knew that the Apostle regarded its churches as in a manner his own, and after some years of strenuous labour the ‘faithful minister of Christ’ made a journey from Asia to Home to seek counsel and help in dealing with errors of doctrine and practice which threatened to undo his work
Gain - The parables of the Talents and the Pounds express the gain to character which comes of Faithful use of powers and abilities. Here the gain depends less on sacrifice than on diligence and Faithfulness. Here there is the need of sacrifice, the sacrifice of pride, of social and racial prejudice; and there is also the need of Faithfulness and diligence
Purgatory - And as for such as have no relations or friends to pray for them, or give alms or procure masses for their relief, they are not neglected by the memoration of all the Faithful departed in every mass, and in every one of the canonical hours of the divine office
Felix ii, Bishop of Rome - The Faithful and the nobles again expelled him with great ignominy
Brethren - Again, brethren are called πιστός (‘faithful’ or ‘believing’), as Colossians 1:2; Colossians 4:9, or ἅγιος (‘holy’), as Colossians 1:2, Hebrews 3:1
Clear - In action Faithful, and in honor clear
Blindness - For, firstly, some Jews had always remained Faithful to the election, and secondly, the blindness of the remainder was only temporary-until the ‘fullness of the Gentiles,’ when all Israel, beholding the salvation of the Gentiles, should once more turn to God
Cedron - (2 Samuel 15:30) Thus Jesus passed Cedron under the deepest of all possible sorrows, when, with his few Faithful disciples, he entered the garden from the foul conspiracy of Judas, and the high priest, and elders of his people
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I cannot close this article without expressing my wish that the Faithful of the Lord's people may always use the word unperfect, instead of imperfect, when reading this most blessed verse, in this most blessed Psalm
Drink - Man is to recognize that he eats and drinks only as he lives under God’s rule; and the Faithful are to acknowledge God in all their ways
Purgatory - And as for such as have no relations or friends to pray for them, or give alms to procure masses for their relief, they are not neglected by the church, which makes a general commemoration of all the Faithful departed, in every mass, and in every one of the canonical hours of the divine office
Galatia - Paul's apostleship, no doubt occasioned great uneasiness of mind to him and to the Faithful in that age, and did much hurt, at least for a while, among the Galatians
Japheth - Abraham was named the first of Terah's sons, "not from primogeniture, but from preeminence," as the father of the Faithful, and the illustrious ancestor of the Israelites, and of the Jews, whose "seed was Christ," according to the flesh; with whose history the Old Testament properly commences: "Now these are the generations of Terah," &c, Genesis 11:27 ; all the preceding parts of Genesis being only introductory to this
Spirit - Paul speaks, 1 Corinthians 12:10 of the discerning of spirits as being among the miraculous gifts granted by God to the Faithful at the first settlement of Christianity
Peace, Spiritual - To be at peace is to be upright (Malachi 2:6 ), to be Faithful (2 Samuel 20:19 ), to be an upholder of the truth (Esther 9:30 ; Zechariah 8:19 ), and to practice justice (Isaiah 59:8 ; Zechariah 8:16 )
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Hosea’s work was concerned with the north more than the south. Hosea, who still loved his erring wife, had remained Faithful to his marriage covenant, and when he found Gomer a slave, he bought her back (Hosea 3:1-3). Like Gomer, Israel has been unfaithful to her husband God (Yahweh) (2:2-23), but as Hosea redeemed Gomer from slavery, so God will redeem Israel from the coming captivity (3:1-5)
Samuel, First Book of - Samuel solemnly appealed to the people, first as to his own integrity, and then as to God's Faithfulness , and to their own waywardness. A sign was given them; they were not to fear, but be Faithful, and mercy would be the result. He was a Faithful prophet of God (cf. He raised up a Faithful prophet in Samuel, who also in a measure acted as priest, thus providing in grace a means of communication with his unfaithful people
Cosmas (3), Indian Navigator - He was no retailer of travellers' wonders, and later researches have proved that his descriptions are as Faithful as his philosophy is absurd. of Seleucia and subject to his jurisdiction, which had produced multitudes of Faithful martyrs and monks (lib. and Faithful description of the more remarkable animal and vegetable productions of India and Ceylon, the rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus, etc
Isaiah - , and Sherajashub (a remnant shall return), a name that publicized his belief in the survival and conversion of a Faithful remnant in Israel (Isaiah 1:9 ; Isaiah 7:3 ; Isaiah 8:1 ,Isaiah 8:1,8:4 ; Isaiah 10:20-23 ). Isaiah was certain that a Faithful remnant would always carry on the divine mission (Shearjashub, Isaiah 32:1-50 ). These songs reiterate the role of Israel as the chosen servant of God, the nation that would evangelize all nations, whose endowment by the Spirit would provide the enablement for that mission and the concomitant suffering attendant the people of God addressing a sinful society, and the ultimate success of the divine mission by his Faithful servants. The overwhelming majesty of these chapters have ever impressed the Faithful with its sublime consolation
Appear, Appearance - In the psalms God's appearance in Zion is for the general benefit of those who are Faithful (Psalm 84:7 ). Remembrance of God's appearances provides the basis for trust in God's Faithfulness and love (Jeremiah 31:3 ). Christians hope for a second appearance when all the promises entailed in the first appearance will be delivered and when God's character and purposes and their identity as the Faithful ones will be fully manifest
Timothy, the Second Epistle to - He exhorts him to Faithful zeal for sound doctrine, patience under trials, and boldness in Christ's cause, a charge which Timothy's constitutional timidity needed (1 Timothy 5:22-23; 1 Timothy 2:2-8; 1 Timothy 4:1-5). "Faithful sayings, "probably inspired utterances of church prophets, take the place of Old Testament quotations (compare 1 Timothy 4:1; 1 Timothy 4:1 Corinthians 14)
Servant of the Lord - Sometimes the concept of the "servant" seems to refer to those in Israel who were spiritual, the righteous remnant who remained Faithful to the Lord. This individual was the ideal Israel, a righteous and Faithful servant who suffered unjustly and died to atone for the sins of humankind
Zechariah, Book of - God in His Jealousy Restores His Faithful Remnant (Zechariah 8:1-23 ). The Faithful God wants to renew His covenant with His people (Zechariah 8:6-8 )
Elijah - Sustained by the mighty power of Jehovah, His Faithful servant directed everything. ...
We have now reached the closing scene of this truly remarkable man's long and Faithful service for Jehovah. Traversing in the close company of Elisha the spots which, however now perverted, told of certain great truths — Gilgal, of the necessity of the judgement of self, the place of circumcision — Bethel, of the Faithfulness of God and the resources which are His for His own, the place where God had appeared to Jacob — Jericho, of the power of God as against all that of the enemy — they reached the Jordan through which they passed dry shod, the waters being separated hither and thither by Elijah smiting them with his mantle
Joshua, Book of - The tribes on the west feared that the altar had been built in separation from the worship of Jehovah, and sent princes with Phinehas the priest to protest against it, but on hearing the explanation given, they were satisfied that the tribes on the east were Faithful in heart. Joshua, the Faithful servant of the Lord, died, being 110 years old
Elijah - Sustained by the mighty power of Jehovah, His Faithful servant directed everything. ...
We have now reached the closing scene of this truly remarkable man's long and Faithful service for Jehovah. Traversing in the close company of Elisha the spots which, however now perverted, told of certain great truths — Gilgal, of the necessity of the judgement of self, the place of circumcision — Bethel, of the Faithfulness of God and the resources which are His for His own, the place where God had appeared to Jacob — Jericho, of the power of God as against all that of the enemy — they reached the Jordan through which they passed dry shod, the waters being separated hither and thither by Elijah smiting them with his mantle
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - " It is established by tradition, by the writings of the Fathers, by feasts observed in honour of this prerogative, by the general belief of the Faithful
Preaching - They must make it known in a manner that is Faithful to its meaning and at the same time beneficial to the hearers (1 Corinthians 4:1-2; 2 Timothy 2:15)
Immaculate Conception - " It is established by tradition, by the writings of the Fathers, by feasts observed in honour of this prerogative, by the general belief of the Faithful
Immaculate Conception, Feast of the - " It is established by tradition, by the writings of the Fathers, by feasts observed in honour of this prerogative, by the general belief of the Faithful
Hezekiah - Hezekiah seems to have remained Faithful to the suzerain for some years after his accession, but when, about the time of Sennacherib’s accession (705), a coalition was formed against the oppressor he joined it
Mark (John) - At her house the Faithful assembled for prayer, and thither Peter went on his release from imprisonment, having perhaps previously lodged there ( Acts 12:12 ff
Sad'Ducees - Consciously, therefore, or unconsciously, many circumstances combined to induce the Jews who were not Pharisees, but who resisted the new heresy, to rally round the standard of the oral law, and to assert that their holy legislator, Moses, had transmitted to his Faithful people by word of mouth, although not in writing, the revelation of a future state of rewards and punishments
World - But they must remain Faithful to Christ and keep themselves from being corrupted by the world’s evil
War - National landholders led by men already revered for civil authority and noble family descent, so long as they remained Faithful to God, formed an army ensuring alike national security and a free constitution in a free country
Logos - Those who receive the word are called to be Faithful to it (Titus 1:9 ) and to be “doers of the word” (James 1:22 )
Suffering - Therefore, sufferings give rise to hope (Romans 12:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:3 ), for no present suffering compares with the rewards that await the Faithful follower of Christ (Romans 8:17-18 )
Call, Calling - Finally, the “called, and chosen, and Faithful” are with the Lamb (Revelation 17:14 ) indicating that those whom God called (saved) He glorified (Romans 8:30 )
Fool, Foolishness, Folly - In fact, the terms "wise" and "fool" are used by the sages to designate respectively the Faithful and the sinners
Giants - Samson was but of average height (Judges 16:17), yet was irresistible by the Philistines so long as he was Faithful to God
Adoption - By the aid of this figure, the Gentile convert was enabled to realize in a vivid manner the fatherhood of God, brotherhood of the Faithful, the obliteration of past penalties, the right to the mystic inheritance
Deacon - That it had to do with the distribution of Church moneys, and so brought temptations to pilfering, is further suggested by the demand that the deacon should not be greedy of filthy lucre ( 1 Timothy 3:8 ) and that his female counterpart should be ‘faithful ( i
Consolation - His blessing abides with the poor, meek, sincere soul, Faithful to the end (Matthew 5:3-12; Matthew 10:22)
Face - In the poetry of the Arabs, when beauty of face is referred to, the usual and ever-sufficient simile is that of the full moon (Song of Solomon 6:10), and in the descriptions of Paradise in the Koran the female attendants of the ‘faithful’ are called houris, ‘the white-faced ones
Learning - The useful expositions of the Scriptures, the sober and sensible defences of revelation, the Faithful representations of pure and undefiled Christianity; these have been the works of learned, judicious, and industrious men
Alpha And Omega - It is hard to conceive of any fact more suited to emphasize the deep-rooted belief of the early Christians in the true Divinity of their Lord and Master, who had created the world, existed from the beginning, and was still alive and ready to succour His Faithful followers
Thessalonians - Paul begins with the same salutation as in the former epistle, and then expresses his devout acknowledgments to God for the increasing faith and mutual love of the Thessalonians in the midst of persecution; he represents to them the rewards which will be bestowed upon the Faithful, and the punishment which will be inflicted upon the disobedient, at the coming of Christ, 2 Thessalonians 1; he earnestly entreats them not to suppose, as upon authority from him, or upon any other ground, that the last day is at hand; he assures them, that before that awful period a great apostasy will take place, and reminds them of some information which he had given them upon that subject when he was at Thessalonica; he exhorts them to steadfastness in their faith, and prays to God to comfort their hearts, and establish them in every good word and work, 2 Thessalonians 2; he desires their prayers for the success of his ministry, and expresses his confidence in their sincerity; he cautions them against associating with idle and disorderly persons, and recommends diligence and quietness
Jehoshaphat - God was with him, because he was Faithful
Mystery - So when the Apostles are called "stewards of the mysteries of God," 1 Corinthians 4:1 , these mysteries could not mean what were, as facts, unknown to them; (because to them it was "given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God," Matthew 13:11 ;) yea, the character here ascribed to them implies not only that they knew these mysteries themselves, but that as Faithful stewards they were to dispense or make them known to others, Luke 12:42 ; 1 Peter 4:10
Justice - Samuel established virtually a circuit court, 1 Samuel 7:16 8:1 ; and among the kings, Jehoshaphat made special provision for the Faithful administration of justice, 2 Chronicles 19:1-11
Shepherd - ...
The Bible applies many of the excellences of the Faithful shepherd in illustration of the Savior's care of his flock
Parable - ...
Faithful and evil servants, Matthew 24:45-51
Peter - There is no evidence that he had any supremacy over them, nor that he had any successor in that influence which was naturally accorded to him as one of the oldest, most active, and most Faithful of those who had "seen the Lord"
Julianus, Bishop of Cos - Leo commended Julian to the favour of Pulcheria and Anatolius of Constantinople as one who had always been Faithful to St
Occupation (2) - ‘This is a Faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. Thus a man’s occupation, instead of being a hindrance to religion, is a part of it,—that sphere in which he can prove himself a doer of the word,—and Faithfulness is required there as much as anywhere else (Luke 16:10)
Advent, Second - He storms the city, and entering with those that have already joined him, he punishes the rebellious, and rewards those that had been Faithful
Romans, Theology of - It is in faith in Christ and in his Faithful work that salvation for Jew and Gentile resides (but note that objective faith in Jesus rests on Jesus' subjective Faithfulness). The believer is accordingly saved by the twofold work of Christ: in his life of Faithful perfection, which is imputed to the Christian, and in his death and resurrection, which remove the penalty of eternal separation from God. "You have it, so have it!" Paul's theology of salvation is thoroughly eschatological and hortatory; redemption in the believer's life has been inaugurated, and if one truly has it, he or she will walk it out and Faithfully persevere. It is a delicate point Paul is making, but it is the same as Jesus' insistence on not only hearing but doing his words and bearing fruit (Matthew 7:15-20 ), and like the warning in Hebrews that faith must be faith that works in Faithful mission (10:19-39). Paul and the early church have been Faithful in proclamation but, as in the Old Testament with Moses and Isaiah, Israel has rejected the good news. ...
The Practical Theological Remedy: Servants Who Are Faithful in Mission (12:1-15:13)
Hebrews, Epistle to the - It became Him in all things to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and Faithful High Priest in things relating to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. " Compared with Moses, who had indeed been Faithful as a servant in the house of God, Christ had been Faithful. Leaders who had been Faithful and had passed away were to be remembered and their faith followed
Parable - The Lord exhorted His hearers to be (unlike the unjust steward) Faithful in their stewardship of the unrighteous mammon (which does not belong to the Christian), that the true riches might be entrusted to them. " The virgins signify Christians, and not the Faithful Jewish remnant, for these will not sleep (persecution will prevent that), nor be a mixed company, nor have to wait a long time for their Deliverer. This parable follows that of the Ten Virgins, showing that while the Christian waits for his Lord, he should be Faithfully using the gifts entrusted to him. All gifts are for the glory of the Lord, and the servant is responsible to Him for the Faithful use of them
Flavianus (4) i, Bishop of Antioch - They rallied the Faithful about them, accustomed them to assemble round the tombs of the martyrs, and exhorted them to adhere steadfastly to the faith. Meletius was banished a third time, and the duty of ministering to the Faithful under their prolonged trials devolved on Flavian and Diodorus
Triumphs - And lest any one should imagine that the Christian's crown is perishable in its nature, and soon fades away, like a crown of oak leaves, the Apostle Peter assures the Faithful soldier of Christ that his crown is infinitely more valuable and lasting: "Ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away," 1 Peter 5:4 . The Christian also receives his unmerited reward from the hand of the Captain of his salvation: "Be thou Faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life," Revelation 2:10
Love - ...
The distinctive feature of chesed is covenant loyalty or Faithfulness. God exercised loyal love and covenant Faithfulness to his people, and this was to be the basis of their trust in him (1 Kings 8:23; Psalms 13:5; Psalms 25:7; Psalms 103:17; Psalms 136:25; Hosea 2:19; Micah 7:20). Yet so often the people were not Faithful to God in return. ...
This chesed – this Faithful devotion, this loyal love – is what God most desires from his people (Hosea 6:6)
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus - ...
Jesus, treasure of the Faithful, have mercy on us
Litany of the Holy Name - ...
Jesus, treasure of the Faithful, have mercy on us
Temptation - Psalms 26:2 ); and men test , or prove Jehovah when they act as if doubting whether His promise be true, or whether He is Faithful to His revealed character ( Exodus 17:2 ; Exodus 17:7 , Numbers 14:22 , Psalms 106:14 ; cf
Timothy - Indeed, Paul seems to claim him as a personal convert in 1 Corinthians 4:17 , describing him as his ‘beloved and Faithful child in the Lord
Priest - to the Hebrews, where He is spoken of as "a high priest," Hebrews 4:15 ; 5:5,10 ; 6:20 ; 7:26 ; 8:1,3 (RV); 9:11; "a great high priest," Hebrews 4:14 ; "a great priest," Hebrews 10:21 ; "a merciful and Faithful high priest," Hebrews 2:17 ; "the Apostle and high priest of our confession," Hebrews 3:1 , RV; "a high priest after the order of Melchizedek," Hebrews 5:10
Pentateuch - The book of Exodus shows that God, Faithful to his promise, gave them a leader (Moses) through whom he brought them out of Egypt, gave them his law, and established them in a special covenant relationship with himself
Rock (2) - Only the Faithful and obedient heart could have given him such a deep knowledge of the truth
Women - During the events surrounding his trial and crucifixion, some of these women were more Faithful to him than were the apostles (Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15:40-41; Mark 16:1-2)
Sep'Tuagint - The Septuagint is Faithful in substance but not minutely accurate in details
Holy Name, Litany of the - ...
Jesus, treasure of the Faithful, have mercy on us
Church - Each one of these distinct organized communities which is Faithful to the great King is an integral part of the visible church, and all together constitute the catholic or universal visible church
Rest - Here the rest is also portrayed as a city prepared for God's Faithful peoplea city whose builder is God himself
Godly, Godliness - So it is disastrous when a nation loses the leavening influence of persons who know God: "Help, Lord, for the godly are no more; the Faithful have vanished from among men" (Psalm 12:1 ); "The godly have been swept from the land; not one upright man remains" (Micah 7:2 )
Adultery - " The once Faithful church has ceased to be persecuted by conforming to the godless world and resting upon it
Boldness - ...
(4) Fearless bearing in the Church and before the world acquired through the Faithful discharge of duty (1 Timothy 3:13, Philippians 1:20)
Philippi - ...
Its people were poor, but most liberal (2 Corinthians 8:1-2); persecuted, but Faithful: only there was a tendency to dissension which Paul reproves (Philippians 1:27; Philippians 2:1-4; Philippians 2:12; Philippians 2:14; Philippians 4:2)
Mediator - It was fit he should be man, that he might be a Faithful high priest, to sympathise with his people under all their trials, temptations, &c
False Prophets - Hence their truth or falseness, their Faithful use, or their abuse of the spiritual gift, was an important factor for the infant Church
Inquisition - This court was founded in the twelfth century, under the patronage of pope Innocent, who issued out orders to excite the Catholic princes and people to extirpate heretics, to search into their number and quality, and to transmit a Faithful account thereof to Rome
Archangel - That combat who was to maintain? in that combat who was to be victorious, but the seed of the woman?...
From all this it is evident, that Michael is a name for our Lord himself, in his particular character of the champion of his Faithful people, against the violence of the apostate faction and the wiles of the devil
Excommunication - It was not, however, till churchmen began to unite temporal with spiritual power, that any penal effects of a civil kind became consequent on their sentences of excommunication; and that this ghostly artillery was not less frequently employed for the purposes of lawless ambition and ecclesiastical domination, than for the just punishment of impenitent delinquents, and the general edification of the Faithful
Judge - (2) In Hebrews 11:11 , the verb hegeomai, "to consider, think, account," is rendered "she judged (Him Faithful)," AV (RV, "she counted")
Sacrament of Penance - The Faithful, if they are conscious of any mortal sin not yet properly confessed and forgiven, are obliged to receive the sacrament of Penance at least once a year; also, when in danger of death, and when they wish to receive Holy Communion
Part - ...
God accepteth it in good part at the hands of Faithful man
Education - It too is knowledge in action since the Faithful actually take part in it
John the Baptist - ...
It was because of John's Faithfulness in reproving the sins of Herod Antipas that he had been by him cast into prison. John's work was done; he was Faithful unto death
Hold, Held, Holden, Hold - 1, signifies in the Middle Voice, (a) "to hold firmly to, cleave to," of "holding" or cleaving to a person, Matthew 6:24 ; Luke 16:13 ; of "holding" to the Faithful word, Titus 1:9 , RV, AV, "holding fast;" (b) "to support," 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (the weak)
Possidius, Bishop of Calama - He has left a biographical sketch of Augustine, whose unbroken friendship he enjoyed for 40 years, being his Faithful ally and devoted admirer
Elijah - God assured Elijah that a minority of people in Israel would make the quiet response of Faithfulness to him (1 Kings 19:10-12; 1 Kings 19:18). ...
The time had now come for Elijah to pass on to Elisha the responsibility for preserving the Faithful and preparing judgment for the Baalists
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - He had already promised his people security and victory over their enemies as long as they remained Faithful to their covenant obligations (Exodus 23:22 ; 34:11 ; Deuteronomy 21:1-4 ). He had demonstrated his Faithfulness to this promise as recently as the victory over the Philistines under the leadership of Samuel as reported in 1 Samuel 7 . In fact the whole history of the period of the judges reflected in the cycles of oppression, repentance, and restoration demonstrated the reliability of God's covenant Faithfulness. It was David's desire to serve the Lord Faithfully, even though his obedience was far from perfect. It would appear that David is not claiming that his life was absolutely perfect, but that he had lived with the set purpose of serving the Lord and being Faithful to his covenant. The general pattern of his life reflected covenant Faithfulness rather than the reverse. David affirms that the Lord shows himself Faithful to the Faithful (2 Samuel 22:26 ) and saves the humble (2 Samuel 22:28 ). He clearly views himself as included among the "faithful" and the "humble
Apocalypse - They rage like wild beasts and seem to be of great power; but their power passes, and the Kingdom comes to the Faithful and the patient. Death does not end everything either for the Faithful or for the lawless, and there is special bliss for those who lose life for righteousness’ sake. 7, 11, 14, and 19, with visions of the victory and bliss of the Faithful. ]'>[24] the salvation of the Faithful, and the destruction of one-third of mankind at the sounding of six trumpets, chs. Note that a large portion of this section consists of assurances to the Faithful and of songs of triumph, and much the greater part of the judgment portion (chs
Faith - Because his heart is Faithful, God enters into a covenant with him that involves a homeland (Nehemiah 9:7-8 ). ...
The Book of Revelation, with its stress on that which is to come, sees faith almost entirely from the perspective of the end and the exalted role of the martyr as a Faithful witness (2:10,13, 19; 14:12) who is compared with Jesus Christ who is also designated as Faithful (1:5; 3:14; 19:11). All whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life respond to the promise of this Faithful One, "I am coming soon, " with the prayer, "Marana tha. Swartz ...
See also Faithfulness ; Heal, Health ; Union with Christ ...
Bibliography
John, the Letters of - ...
One of the tests of Faithfulness is righteousness (1 John 2:29 ). ...
Another test of Faithfulness is living by the command to love one another, which means sharing with those in need (1 John 3:11-24 , especially 1 John 3:17 ). The elder praised Gaius and commended Demetrius (who may have carried the letter) as a Faithful witness. The Blessing of Good Health and Welfare for a Faithful Spiritual Leader (2-4) ...
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Elder - Faithful elders were of great importance to keep the nation Faithful to their God (Joshua 24:31 ; Judges 2:7 )
Timotheus - After saluting him in an affectionate manner, and reminding him of the reason for which he was left at Ephesus, the Apostle takes occasion, from the frivolous disputes which some Judaizing teachers had introduced among the Ephesians, to assert the practical nature of the Gospel, and to show its superiority over the law; he returns thanks to God for his own appointment to the apostleship, and recommends to Timothy fidelity in the discharge of his sacred office; he exhorts that prayers should be made for all men, and especially for magistrates; he gives directions for the conduct of women, and forbids their teaching in public; he describes the qualifications necessary for bishops and deacons, and speaks of the mysterious nature of the Gospel dispensation; he foretels that there will be apostates from the truth, and false teachers in the latter times, and recommends to Timothy purity of manners and improvement of his spiritual gifts; he gives him particular directions for his behaviour toward persons in different situations in life, and instructs him in several points of Christian discipline; he cautions him against false teachers, gives him several precepts, and solemnly charges him to be Faithful to his trust. The case of Demas seems to have been, that he continued Faithful to St
Testimony - The sun/moon and day/night cycles appear as eternally established Faithful witnesses, affirming Yahweh as a promise-keeping God (Psalm 89:35-37 ; Jeremiah 33:20-21,25 ). The Transjordan tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh built a replica of the Lord's altar near the Jordan, not for burnt offerings and sacrifices, but as testimony to Israel that they would remain Faithful to God's law given to Moses and that they had a continuing legal right to worship at the Lord's tabernacle even though living outside of the promised land (Joshua 22:27-28 ). For this reason, he is called "the true and Faithful witness" (Jeremiah 42:5 )
Mark, Theology of - Jesus reveals himself as the Son of Man to counter the false messianic interpretations of the Pharisees, to prepare his disciples for how he will ransom many, and to show the Faithful how they can rightly follow him. Jesus also urges his disciples to see this time as an opportunity to be active and Faithful in preaching the gospel to all nations (v. 10), as well as patient and Faithful whatever the circumstances (vv
Elijah - ...
Paul used as an illustration of Faithfulness the 7,000 Faithful worshipers in the time of Elijah (1618452344_5 )
Art, Christian - These served not only to adorn the house of God, but also to instruct the Faithful
Christian Art - These served not only to adorn the house of God, but also to instruct the Faithful
Mexico - ...
Archdioceses, past and present, include ...
Acapulco, Guerrero
Antequera, Oaxaca
Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Durango, Durango
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Hermosillo, Sonora
Jalapa, Veracruz
León, Guanajuato
Mexico, Federal District
Monterrey, Nuevo León
Morelia, Michoacán
Puebla de los Angeles, Puebla
San Luis Potosí, San Luís Potosí
Tijuana, Baja California Norte
Tlalnepantla, Mexico
Yucatán, Yucatán
Dioceses, past and present, include: ...
Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Apatzingan, Michoacán
Atlacomulco, México
Autlán, Jalisco
Campeche, Campeche
Carolense, Yucatán
Celaya, Guanajuato
Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Guerrero
Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero
Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán
Ciudad Obregón, Sonora
Ciudad Valles, San Luís Potosí
Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz
Colima, Colima
Córdoba, Veracruz
Cuauhtémoc-Madera, Chihuahua
Cuautitlán, México
Cuernavaca, Morelos
Culiacán, Sinaloa
Ecatepec, México
Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca
Huejutla, Hidalgo
Irapuato
La Paz en la Baja California Sur
Linares, Nuevo León
Matamoros, Tamaulipas
Matehuala, San Luís Potosí
Mazatlán, Sinaloa
Mexicali, Baja California Norte
Netzahualcóyotl
Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Orizaba
Papantla, Puebla
Parral, Chihuahua
Piedras Negras, Coahuila
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Querétaro, Querétaro
Saltillo, Coahuila
San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas
San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco
Tabasco, Tabasco
Tacámbaro, Michoacán
Tampico, Tamaulipas
Tapachula, Chiapas
Tarahumara, Chihuahua
Tehuacán, Puebla
Tehuantepec, Oaxaca
Tepic, Nayarit
Texcoco, Mexico
Tlapa
Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala
Toluca, Mexico
Torreón, Coahuila
Tula, Hidalgo
Tulancingo, Hidalgo
Tuxpan, Veracruz
Tuxtepec, Oaxaca
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
Valle de Chalco
Veracruz, Veracruz
Zacatecas, Zacatecas
Zamora, Michoacán
Other ecclesiastical divisions include, ...
America Latina e Messico, Faithful of the Oriental Rite (Armenian) (Apostolic Exarchate)
Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo (Territorial Prelature)
El Salto, Durango (Territorial Prelature)
Huautla, Oaxaca (Territorial Prelature)
Jesús María del Nayar, Nayarit (Territorial Prelature)
Mixes, Oaxaca (Territorial Prelature)
Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Libano en México (Maronite) (Eparchy)
Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (Melkite) (Eparchy)
See also, ...
Catholic-Hierarchy
Names of Our Lord - ...
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ...
Almighty Word, Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Brightness of Eternal Light, Wisdom of Solomon 7:26
Child, Isaiah 9:6
Counsellor, Isaiah 9:6
Desire of Eternal Hills, Genesis 49:26
Desired of all nations, Aggeus 2:8
Emmanuel, Isaiah 7:14
Expectation of nations, Genesis
Father of World to Come, Isaiah
God the Mighty, Isaiah 9:6
Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 43:3
Holy One, Psalms 15:10
Just Branch, Jeremiah 23:5
Just, Isaiah 45:8
King of Glory, Psalms 23:7
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 9:7
Lord Our Just One, Jeremiah 23:6
Man of Sorrows, Isaiah 53:3
Man, Michah 5:5
My Just One, Isaiah 41:10
Orient, Zachariah 6:12
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10
Ruler of the Earth, Isaiah 16:1
Sun of Justice, Malachi 4:2
Wonderful, Isaiah 9:6
USED BY HIMSELF ...
Bread of Life, John 6:35
Door, John 10:9
Good Shepherd, John 10:11
Life, John 11:25
Light of the World, John 9:5
Lord, John 13:13
Master, John 13:13
Resurrection and Life, John 11:25
Son of Man, Matthew 8:2O
Son, John 5:22
Vine, John 15:1
Way, Truth, and Life, John 14:6
USED BY THE APOSTLES and EVANGELISTS ...
Advocate, 1 John 2:1
Almighty, Apocalypse 1:8
Alpha and Omega, Apocalypse 1:8
Amen, Song of Solomon 7:26
Author and Finisher of Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Author of Life, Acts 3:15
Beginning and End, Apocalypse 1:8
Blessed God, Mark 14:61
Child Jesus, Luke 2:43
Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 1:1
Christ, Matthrew 1:18
Corner-Stone, Epheisans 2:21
Day Star, 2 Peter 1:19
Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Faithful Witness, Apocalypse 1:5
First and Last, Apocalypse 1:17
First Born from the Dead, Apocalypse 1:5
Galitean, Matthew 26:69
God of the Jews, Apocalypse 3:14
Great Pastor, Hebrews 13:20
He that is to come, Hebrews 10:37
Head, Ephesians 4:15
High Priest, Hebrews 2:17
Jesus Christ the Just, 1 John 2:1
Jesus, Matthew 27:17
Key of David, Apocalypse 3:7
King of Kings, Apocalypse 19:16
Lamb of God, John 1:29
Life Eternal, 1 John 1:2
Lion of the Tribe of Juda, Apocalypse 5:5
Living Stone, 1 Peter 2:4
Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 10:48
Lord of All, Galatians 4:1
Lord of Lords, Apocalypse 19:16
Lord Our God, Apocalypse 4:11
Mediator, Hebrews 9:15
Messias, John 1:41 (passim)
Only Begotten of the Father, John 1:14
Our Lord Jesus Ghrist, Romans 1:4
Pascha Nostrum, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Priest, Hebrews 8:4
Prince of the kings of the earth, Apocalypse 1:5
Rabbi, John 1:18
Rock of Scandal, Romans 9:33
Root of David, Apocalypse 5:6
Saviour of the world, John 4:42
Saviour, Luke 2:11
Son of David, Mark 12:86
Son of God, Matthew 8:29
Son of Joseph, Luke 3:23
Son of the Living God, Matthew 16:16
Star of the morning, Apocalypse 2:23
Stone of stumbling, 1 Peter 2:8
Stone, Matthew 21:42
Teacher, John 3:2
That which was from the beginning, 1 John 1:1
Victim, Ephesians 5:2
Wisdom of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Word, John 1:1
Word of God, Apocalypse 19:13
Word of Life, 1 John 1:1
USED BY OTHERS ...
Adonai, O Antiphons
Angel in the liturgy of the Mass
Captain of our salvation, Ephiphany, Matins
Captain of the Martyrs, Octain of Saint Stephen, Matins
Carpenter's Son, Matthew 13:55
Christ our King, First Wednesday in Advent, Matins
Christ the Lord, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Eagle, Saint Maximus, Homily 42
Eternal, Christmas Day, Lauds
Eternal Word of God made Flesh, Ember Saturday in Advent, Martins
Glory of Thy people Israel, Luke 2:32
God of God, title in Gloria
God our Saviour, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
God the Son, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Great Prophet, First Sunday in Advent, Lauds
Heavenly Bridegroom, Epiphany, Lauds
Holy, Luke 1:35
Holy One of God, Luke 4
King of all the earth, Second Monday in Advent, Vespers
King of Angel Hosts above, Circumcision, Matins
King of Heaven, Christmas Day, Matins
King of Israel, Mark 15:32
King of Righteousness, Third Thursday in Advent, Matins
King of the Gentiles, O Antiphons
King of the Jews, Matthew 2:2
King Peaceful, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, Luke 2:32
Light of Light, title in Gloria
Lord of Angels, Eve of Epiphany, Matins
Lord Our King, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Lawgiver, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Saviour, Circumcision, Matins
Lord that shall rule, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord the King, Ephiphany, Matins
Lord the Ruler, Second Sunday in Advent, Matins
Generation - ...
God's people must be taught Faithfulness. God is Faithful to a thousand generations by His very nature (Deuteronomy 7:9 )
Thieves - ...
The place on Christ's right hand in the kingdom, desired by Zebedee's sons, was reserved for the penitent thief, first in the kingdom of suffering, then in the kingdom of glory, His case proves that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law, yet not by a dead faith, for his faith evidenced its vitality by confession of sin and of Christ crucified, by Faithful reproof of the scorner if haply he too might be led to repent, by humility, and by hope in the Saviour looking beyond present pain to the eternal state; also that baptism is only "generally "necessary to salvation, a baptized man may be lost and an unbaptized man may be saved; the baptism of blood supplied the place of the outward sign of regeneration (Hilary, de Trin
Perfect, Perfection - Light is shed on this claim by four other clauses in the same verse that parallel and thereby explain it: (1) " [God]'>[3] is the Rock"; (2) "all his ways are just"; (3) " [4] a Faithful God who does no wrong"; (4) "upright and just is he
Levi - (See Exodus 17:1-7) Here Moses and Aaron stemmed the torrent of the people's anger; and it should seem to have been in allusion to this, that the man of God, speaking of Levi, said, "whom thou didst prove, and didst find Faithful," who did not acknowledge the feelings of nature when those calls of grace demanded Faithfulness
Ancestors - In Hebrews, the preacher encouraged the Jewish converts to remember the Faithful believers who have gone before them (Hebrews 11:1 )
Anitipas - ANTIPAS, the Faithful martyr or witness mentioned in the book of Revelation 2:13
True, Truly, Truth - ...
Note: In the AV of 2 Corinthians 1:18 ; 1 Timothy 3:1 , pistos, "faithful" (RV), is translated "true. " ...
B — 1: ἀληθεύω (Strong's #226 — Verb — aletheuo — al-ayth-yoo'-o ) signifies "to deal Faithfully or truly with anyone" (cp. , Galatians 2:5 , where "the truth of the Gospel" denotes the "true" teaching of the Gospel, in contrast to perversions of it; Romans 1:25 , where "the truth of God" may be "the truth concerning God" or "God whose existence is a verity;" but in Romans 15:8 "the truth of God" is indicative of His Faithfulness in the fulfillment of His promises as exhibited in Christ; the word has an absolute force in John 14:6 ; 17:17 ; 18:37,38 ; in Ephesians 4:21 , where the RV, "even as truth is in Jesus," gives the correct rendering, the meaning is not merely ethical "truth," but "truth" in all its fullness and scope, as embodied in Him; He was the perfect expression of the truth; this is virtually equivalent to His statement in John 14:6 ; (b) subjectively, "truthfulness," "truth," not merely verbal, but sincerity and integrity of character, John 8:44 ; 3 John 1:3 , RV; (c) in phrases, e
Sculpture - These served not only to adorn the house of God, but also to instruct the Faithful
Circumcision - The covenant had originated in God’s grace, but the Israelites had to respond with Faithful obedience if they were to enjoy the covenant’s blessing
Day of the Lord - They failed to realize, however, that in that day God would punish all sinners, Israelites included, and save all the Faithful, regardless of national or social status (Joel 2:30-32; Amos 5:18; Malachi 3:1-4; Malachi 4:1-3)
Pius i., Bishop of Rome - ...
Four letters and several decrees are assigned to Pius, of which the first two letters (to all the Faithful and to the Italians) and the decrees are universally rejected as spurious
Suffering - If they are Faithful to Him, the enmity and opposition He met with will also to some extent fall to their lot. The heroes also suffered for their Faithfulness. ‘Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a Faithful Creator’ (1 Peter 4:19)
Song of Solomon - A favourite theory of German theologians and of many English is that it is literally a love story: that Solomon sought to draw away a lowly maiden from a shepherd, to whom she was betrothed; but to whom she remained Faithful. ...
From the above it will be seen that the bride is not simply a person, but symbolic of the earthly Jerusalem and the remnant whose names are registered as connected with God's foundation, embracing all the Faithful of Israel, looked upon as 'the daughters of Jerusalem,' which represents the whole nation
Amen - This was sometimes altered later, in opposition to the Christian practice, and ‘God Faithful King’ was used instead. ...
Twice in the NT (2 Corinthians 1:20, Revelation 3:14) the word ‘Amen’ is used as a noun implying the ‘Faithful God,’ but it is hard to tell whether this is to be understood as a play on words based on Isaiah 65:16 (אֱמֶת, ‘truth,’ being read as אָמֶן, ‘Amen’), or whether it is connected with the manner in which the Master employed the phrase as guaranteed by His own authority and absolute ‘faithfulness
David - Being forced to banish himself into an enemy's country, he was Faithful to the prince who protected him: and, at the same time, mindful of the interest of his own nation, he cut off many of those who had harassed and plundered his fellow subjects. When David is called "the man after God's own heart," a phrase which profane persons have often perverted, his general character, and not every particular of it, is to be understood as approved by God; and especially his Faithful and undeviating adherence to the true religion, from which he never deviated into any act of idolatry
Abram - Such briefly is the story of this father of the Faithful, from whom the precious seed descended, and into whose bosom the Faithful dead are said to have been conveyed
Philemon Epistle to - ’ After an expression of hope that, through the prayers of Philemon and others, he may soon be set free, and so be able to visit his Colossian brethren, he sends salutations from mutual friends (including Luke and Demas, the Faithful and the faithless at a later time, 2 Timothy 4:10-11), and concludes with the Apostolic Benediction: ‘The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. On the one hand, slaves are instructed to recognize the obligation of Faithful and obedient service, along with careful avoidance of any teaching which might seem to identify the Church with the social revolution, rapine, and murder by which slave-insurrections were then characterized
Samuel - And how earnestly was the Lord Jesus asked by the Old Testament saints before his coming! How blessedly did JEHOVAH, in the opening of Samuel's life, point to the Lord Jesus as the Faithful Priest he would raise up, who should do according to all that was in his heart! (1 Samuel 2:35) And what a delightful view doth the prophet Samuel exhibit, as typical of the Lord Christ, under the several offices he sustained, not only as prophet, as Priest and as Judge in Israel!...
Deborah - Rebekah's nurse (Genesis 24:59), Faithful as a servant from Rebekah's childhood, and so, when dead at an advanced age, lamented as much as one of the family
Acts of the Apostles - was written during Paul's second imprisonment at Rome, Luke was with him then as his Faithful companion to the last (2Timothy 4:11)
Backsliding - "Our fathers were unfaithful; they did evil in the eyes of the Lord our God and forsook him. Repeatedly the prophets addressed Israel's waywardness and unfaithfulness. "Like Adam, they have broken the covenant—they were unfaithful to me there" (Hosea 6:7 ). The cure for backsliding is found in the abiding love and mercy of God who remains Faithful to his promise of grace in Christ Jesus, whose righteousness and salvation is apprehended through true faith and repentance
Jehovah - To the patriarchs He was known, when giving the promises, as GOD, Almighty to fulfill them (Genesis 17:1); to Moses as Jehovah unchangeably Faithful (Malachi 3:6) in keeping them; compare Hebrews 13:8, which identifies Jesus with Jehovah. ELOHIM, from aalah "to be strong" (Furst), rather than from Arabic aliha , "astonishment", alaha , "worship" (Hengstenberg), the Deity, expresses His eternal power and Godhead manifested in nature, commanding our reverence; JEHOVAH the Personal God in covenant with His people, manifesting boundless mercy, righteousness, and Faithfulness to His word
Sanctuary - , refuge) of Faithful Israelites in distress (Isaiah 8:14 ; Ezekiel 11:16 )
Mary - In the New Testament Mary is presented as the true Israelite, the model disciple, the woman of faith/faithfulness, and a type of the church. Thus, she is always the Faithful disciple
Amos - The king's sanctuary and summer palace were at Bethel (Amos 7:13); here Amos was opposed by Amaziah for his Faithful reproofs, and informed against to Jeroboam
Zechariah - Son of Jeberechiah, taken by Isaiah as one of the "faithful witnesses to record" when he wrote concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz ("hasting to the spoil he hasteth to the prey"
First-Born First-Begotten - Some, however, interpret the phrase of the Faithful departed who have gone before, and so are in a sense the firstborn of the dead (cf
Shimei - Faithful to Solomon in Adonijah's rebellion (1 Kings 1:8); identified with Shimei son of Elah (1 Kings 4:18), Solomon's commissariat officer in Benjamin; or with Shimei or Shammah, David's brother, or Shammah the Ararite (2 Samuel 23:11)
Zechari'ah - ) ...
The son of Jeberechiah, who was taken by the prophet Isaiah as one of the "faithful witnesses to record," when he wrote concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz
Jacobus, Bishop of Nisibis - 336, was due to the prayers of James of Nisibis, and that on this emergency he had exhorted the Faithful to devote a whole week to uninterrupted fasting and public supplication in the churches, rests only on the authority of one passage, in the Religiosa Historia of Theodoret, the spuriousness of which is acknowledged by all sound critics
Marcellinus, Bishop of Rome - Further, the omission of his name also from the Depositio Episcoporum may be due to his unfaithfulness, if that had not really been atoned for by martyrdom. The cemetery itself was, according to De Rossi, one of the oldest in Rome, with extensive workings in it at a deep level, which he supposes to have been made during the persecution, when the old burial-place of the Faithful on the Appian Way was no longer available
Nonnus of Panopolis - 311) , is a fairly Faithful paraphrase of the whole of the Gospel. The text is Faithfully treated
Genesis - Judgment inevitably followed, but in his grace God again preserved the Faithful
Exodus, Theology of - Yahweh is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, abounding in Faithfulness, and forgiving (34:6-7). ...
"Faithfulness" Theology . Exodus phrases God's Faithfulness in terms of "remembrance. The book records his Faithfulness. In return, Israel is to be Faithful to Yahweh. ...
Israel's failure to be Faithful to Yahweh leads to God's judgment (32:10,28, 35). Relationship demands that both sides act Faithfully. "Covenant, " the biblical word that indicates the relationship, demands total commitment from both parties, though God has already worked and will prove Faithful in the future
Jesus Christ - All of these will find His people Faithful, even as He is to His promise—found Faithful even as God was to God's promises in sending this Child of promise to the world. His way of being in the world was a way of obedience, Faithfulness, and service
Mercy, Merciful - Other English versions render it as “steadfast love” (NRSV), “lovingkindness” (NAS), “loyalty” or “constant love” (REB), “love” or “unfailing love” (NIV), “faithfulness” (TEV). Racham , chesed , and chanan all refer to the one gracious, forgiving, loving God who is forever Faithful in reaching out to His people in their need. Nowhere is their interrelatedness more evident than in the following recurrent Old Testament liturgy which combines all three: “God is merciful ( racham ) and gracious (chana ), slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love (chesed ) and Faithfulness” (Exodus 34:6 ; Numbers 14:18 ; Nehemiah 9:17 ; Psalm 86:15 ; Psalm 103:8 ; Psalm 145:8 ; Joel 2:13 ; Jonah 4:2 ). Reminiscent of chesed , Jesus' birth and that of John are testimonies that God is both merciful and Faithful to His promises (Luke 1:58 ,Luke 1:58,1:72 ,Luke 1:72,1:78 ). Conclusion As with the Old Testament, the New Testament treatment of God's mercy cannot be separated from His love, His grace, and His Faithfulness
Deuteronomy, the Book of - These two verses contain instructions to the king about making “a copy of this law” to be read regularly and obeyed Faithfully. ...
Deuteronomy 1:6-4:40 is Moses' first address in which he recounted Israel's journey from Horeb to Moab and urged Israel to be Faithful to Yahweh. It pronounces curses on evildoers who forsake God's covenant and blessings on those Faithful to the covenant
Elijah - After hearing his complaint, Jehovah gives His Faithful servant a threefold commission: Hazael is to be anointed king of Syria, Jehu of Israel; and Elisha is to be his successor in the prophetic order. Accompanied by his Faithful follower Elisha, he passes from Bethel to Jericho, and from thence they cross the Jordan, after Elijah has parted the waters by striking them with his mantle
Joshua, Theology of - Joshua the Faithful Warrior and Leader . The whole account bears witness to God's gracious provision for the lives of his people and to the Faithfulness of their response in laying claim to their inheritance. God's gracious gift of the land and his provision for the people as their leader and guide bear witness to later generations of divinely willed leadership for Israel and of how the Faithful fulfillment of the covenant could bring upon God's people all the blessings involved in their occupation of the land
Timothy, Epistles to - The word is Faithful and of all acceptation. Timothy was to commit to Faithful men what he had heard from Paul — provision is thus made for the transmission of the truth
Manasseh - Amid this wide-spread idolatry there were not wanting, however, Faithful prophets (Isaiah, Micah) who lifted up their voice in reproof and in warning
Baptism of the Holy Spirit - " But if one wishes to be Faithful to biblical usage, one will reserve the expression "baptism in the Spirit" for the indwelling of God through his Holy Spirit at the moment of a believer's salvation
Witness - It appears also in the bestowal of charismatic gifts on the Faithful (Hebrews 2:4), especially that of preaching, which exists only to testify to Jesus (Revelation 19:10), and in the fulfilment by Christ of Scriptures in which the Spirit has spoken of Him (Hebrews 10:15; Hebrews 10 :1 Peter 1:11)
Rahab (1) - Joshua Faithfully kept the promise to her at the destruction of Jericho, causing the two spies to bring out Rahab and all her kindred from her house, which was under the protection of the scarlet line. Believing knowledge of God's purpose concerning Israel and Jericho made her renounce the lower duty, patriotism, for the higher one, piety; she could only have been Faithful to her country by unfaithfulness to her God
Home - These Epistles also deal generally with Christian home life; the Faithful are to provide for their own households (1 Timothy 5:8); married women must be good house workers (above, 1; cf
Liberality - It seems probable that the Faithful rarely visited the Temple, at least on Sabbaths and feasts, without making some contribution to its revenues
Bless - ...
The Lord’s “blessing” rests on those who are Faithful to Him: “A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day …” ( Aaron - He was Faithful to his trust, and stood by Moses in all his interviews with Pharaoh
Minister - Ministers should be zealous and Faithful in their public work. These things must be taken up, not as a matter of duty only, but of pleasure, and executed with Faithfulness; and, as they are of the utmost importance, ministers should attend to them with all that sincerity, earnestness, and zeal which that importance demands
Image - However, the generality of the popish divines maintain that the use and worship of images are as ancient as the Christian religion itself: to prove this, they allege a decree, said to have been made in a council held by the apostles at Antioch, commanding the Faithful, that they may not err about the object of their worship, to make images of Christ, and worship them
Indulgences - I remit to you all punishment which you deserve in purgatory on their account: and I restore you to the holy sacraments of the church, to the unity of the Faithful, and to that innocence and purity which you possessed at baptism: so that when you die, the gates of punishment shall be shut, and the gates of the paradise of delight shall be opened; and if you shall not die at present, this grace shall remain in full force when you are at the point of death
Shem - ) The Hamitic Babel tower builders perhaps sneered at the religion of Shem the father of the Faithful, the worshipper of "Jehovah God of Shem
Arminians - That God gives to the truly Faithful who are regenerated by his grace, the means of preserving themselves in this state
Apostle - "* They were to consider this One who had been Faithful, and who was superior to Moses, to the Aaronic priests, and to angels, and was in the glory
Eustathius (3), Bishop of Berrhoea - of Antioch and that his election to that see was the unanimous act of the bishops presbyters and Faithful laity of the city and province (Theod
Ezekiel - The city’s leaders were the chief cause of its downfall (11:1-13), though God would preserve the Faithful minority (11:14-25). ...
The nation as a whole had been unfaithful to God who had so lovingly cared for it (16:1-63), and Zedekiah the king had been treacherous in his political dealings (17:1-24)
Proterius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria - But the schism, once begun, was not thus to be abated; the zealous seceders raised a cry, which has practically never died out, that the Egyptian adherents of the council of Chalcedon were a mere state-made church, upheld by the court against the convictions of the Faithful
Confession - signifies a public acknowledgment of any thing as our own: thus Christ will confess the Faithful in the day of judgment, Luke 12:8 . In these cases, men certainly do very well, and many times prevent a great deal of trouble and perplexity to themselves, by a timely discovery of their condition to some Faithful minister, in order to their direction and satisfaction. The subjoined are the first two paragraphs in it, and will be admired for the orthodoxy, artlessness, and Christian experience which they exhibit:— "I, PATRICK, a sinner, the rudest, the least, and the most insignificant of the Faithful, had Calphurnius, a deacon, for my father, who was the son of Potitus, heretofore a priest, the son of Odissus, who lived in the village of Banavem Taberniae. But it is intended to establish the terms on which WE may now claim acceptance, and, in consequence of his gracious promise, may say, that ‘God is Faithful and just to forgive us our sins. ) That Christ was born in the time appointed by God the Father; that is to say, in the time when all iniquity abounded, and not for the cause of good works, for all were sinners; but that he might show us grace and mercy, as being Faithful
Eschatology (2) - , of rewards to the Faithful ‘in this time (καιρός),’ and of eternal life in the ‘world (αἱών) to come’ (Mark 10:30); and the phrase ‘Kingdom of God,’ which was constantly on His lips, while doubtless subjected to expositions which charged it with new meanings for His followers, yet rested on a view of things common to Him and to even irresponsive hearers. Whether or not the author of Daniel in the latter of these passages conceived of a resurrection from the dead available for all past generations of Faithful Israelites, it seems certain that in the time of our Lord this sense was assigned to his words by those who, like the Pharisees, held the doctrine. But generations of Faithful Israelites passed, and the Messiah did not come. These heathen return to Sheol (Psalms 9:17); but the covenant of Jahweh with His Faithful people is established for ever
Matthew, Theology of - The story of Israel is well known: God, the Creator of heaven and earth, chose Abraham, formed a covenant with him, and promised to remain Faithful to his covenantal relationship with both Abraham and his descendants for all time (Genesis 12:1-3 ; 13:14-17 ; 15:1-6 , ; etc. Israel, the descendants of Abraham, however, did not always live in covenantal Faithfulness; thus, God developed a system of punishment or reward, depending on Israel's Faithfulness (cf. The story is now different: those who follow Jesus are the true descendants of Abraham and they alone will enjoy the covenantal Faithfulness of Israel's God. All those who respond to Jesus in faith and covenantal Faithfulness enjoy that kingdom (4:17; 8:14-17; 16:21; 20:28; 26:29). Furthermore, the church is to live patiently in a suffering world and wait for God's judgment on the unfaithful leaders of Israel and those who follow them (23:1-24:36). The Faithfulness of Israel's God to the nation of Israel was the bedrock of Israel's confidence in God. Whereas righteousness in Judaism described those who lived according to the Law Faithfully (Matthew 1:19 , of Joseph ), now it describes those who live Faithfully according to the teachings of Jesus, who brought the fulfillment of the Law (5:17). 17-25); and they are to remain Faithful and fearless in their proclamation (vv. Israel is the people of God, elected by God and chosen to be his Faithful heritage; however, this people of God is now fulfilled in the church, the body of those who trust and obey Jesus, the Messiah
Timothy, Epistles to - Another distinguishing mark is found in the traces of a formulated creed, which show themselves in frequent quotations, such as the five ‘faithful sayings,’ and the rhythmic stanza commencing ‘He who was manifested in the flesh’ ( 1 Timothy 3:16 ). The Second Epistle to Timothy is the outpourings of the Apostle’s heart, when he felt his death to be imminent (2 Timothy 4:8 ), to one who had been his Faithful companion and assistant for many years; it shows tender anxiety for his ‘beloved child’ ( 2 Timothy 1:2 ), whose strength and weaknesses he well knew, and upon whose piety and wisdom so much of the Church’s future, after his own decease, would depend
David - For example, the Faithful Uriah unknowingly honors a king who has been unfaithful to him; Uriah retains his ritual purity during warfare by refraining from sexual intercourse during time of war, only to be sent to his death in battle by a king who enjoyed sexual congress with Uriah's wife instead of going to the battle (2 Samuel 11 ). ...
Within the larger DH, the writer is concerned to trace the Faithfulness of God in his promise to David that he would never lack a descendant sitting on this throne (2 Samuel 7 ). His kingdom is peaceful, prosperous, everlasting, and Faithful to the Lord
Nehemiah, Theology of - He was able to look into the man's heart and know that he was Faithful. He continually requests that God remember his Faithful Acts during his governorship
Kings, 1 And 2 - ...
God was Faithful to fulfill the word of warning as well. They had heard God's commandment to be Faithful and His warnings of the accompanying blessings and curses
Micah, Theology of - Their half-truth distorted the covenant by emphasizing only Exodus 34:6 ("The Lord the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and Faithfulness") and omitting Exodus 34:7 ("yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished"). What the Lord actually requires is that the believer practice justice and Faithful love, walking wisely with him. Micah, however, confident of God's covenant Faithfulness to the patriarchs, hopes in his saving God (v. Although Israel has been unfaithful, the Lord will remain Faithful to his covenant promises to Abraham and the fathers (v
Lord's Supper, the - Finally, since the liturgy ends with the sending forth (missio) of the Faithful to fulfill God's will in their lives, it is called "the Mass. ...
The key theological elements of the Lord's Supper as it was celebrated in the early church are: (1) the proclamation of the death of Jesus through "memorial" and "remembrance" and a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; (2) the inauguration of the new covenant in the sacrificial blood of Jesus; (3) the participation and fellowship in Christ unto the Father, and with one another in Christ; (4) the experiencing the firstfruit of the joy of the eschatological kingdom of God; (5) the presence of the Spirit of the Father to vivify; and (6) the presence of faith, which is Faithful and obedient, in the hearts of believers
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - ...
A single word about "Antipas my Faithful martyr" in Pergamos. " But Faithful martyrs are not surely such a rarity, either in ancient or in modern ecclesiastical history, that we need spend much regret that we are not told more about one out of such a multitude
Daniel, Book of - Nebuchadnezzar commanded all to worship the image he had set up; but three Faithful ones refused to obey, and were thrown into the fiery furnace. In the last days the Faithful Jews will be in the furnace of tribulation for not complying with the Imperial religion. Daniel Faithfully reminded Belshazzar of how God had dealt with his father (or rather his grandfather) Nebuchadnezzar for his pride; adding that though the king knew all this he had lifted up himself against the God of heaven, and had desecrated the vessels of God's house by drinking wine in them to his gods, and foretells his destruction. ...
Daniel 6 : Darius the Mede had to learn the power of God, his own weakness, and the Faithfulness of Daniel the servant of God
Haggai - Faithful leadership and God's presence can motivate God's people to carry out His priorities (Haggai 1:12-15 )
Ephesians, Epistle to - The object of the apostle is "to set forth the ground, the cause, and the aim and end of the church of the Faithful in Christ
Fasting - Well is it for the Faithful follower of Jesus, that He, the glorious High Priest of our profession, "beareth away the iniquity of our most holy things
Body - "Wherefore (he saith) in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and Faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people
Antiochus - Wishing to extend his ...
dominions in the west he proposed that Ptolemy should marry his daughter Cleopatra,...
that she might serve her father's ends; but she was Faithful to her husband
Hussites - When he came to the place of execution, he fell on his knees, sang portions of psalms, looked steadfastly towards heaven, and repeated these words: "Into thy hands, O Lord, do I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O most good and Faithful God
Excommunication - The less consisted in excluding persons from the participation of the eucharist, and the prayers of the Faithful; but they were not expelled the church
Oath - do sincerely promise and swear, that I will be Faithful, and bear true allegiance to his Majesty, King George
Land, Ground - Faithfulness to God affects the very land where people live. The implication here is that the ground was fruitful because Job had been Faithful to God and God had blessed his land (compare Deuteronomy 28:4 ,Deuteronomy 28:4,28:11 ,Deuteronomy 28:11,28:18 ,Deuteronomy 28:18,28:33 ,Deuteronomy 28:33,28:42 ,Deuteronomy 28:42,28:51 )
Word - This word also demands response: Faithful obedience will bring God's blessing while disobedience will lead to a curse ( Deuteronomy 30:15-20 )
Smyrna - Just because she is so Faithful, she is chosen for the most difficult tasks; because she is so brave, she is exposed to the greatest dangers
Piety - ' How hard is it to disentangle ourselves from associates with whom we have been long familiar, and who have proved a snare to our souls! Some evils, indeed, are remediless; persons have formed alliances which they cannot dissolve: but they did not walk by the rule, 'Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:' they are now wedded to miscry all their days; and repentance, instead of visiting them like a Faithful friend, to chide them when they do wrong, and withdraw, is quartered upon them for life
Steward, Stewardship - Through Faithful service there comes the perfecting of character, the richer development of the personality, and the final winning of our souls (Luke 21:19). The unfaithful shall be beaten, or stripped of what they had, cut asunder as hypocrites, and cast into outer darkness with the unbelieving (Luke 12:46, Matthew 24:51; Matthew 25:28-30)
Daniel, Book of - Its object was to encourage the Faithful Jews to adhere to their religion, in the assurance that God would intervene
Jacob - ...
Jacob had then to become a wanderer; but God was Faithful to him, and spoke to him, not openly as to Abraham, but in a dream
Cainites - The principle that the jewel is undimmed though its casket lie in the mire, or that the Gnostic may do what he will for he is saved by grace, probably found quite Faithful expression in the attitude of such Gnostics as Carpocrates and the Cainites
Colours - White is the colour of victory; the first rider on a white horse (Revelation 6:2) represents a conquering secular power, probably Parthia; the second is the Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11), whose triumphant followers are clad in white uniform (Revelation 19:14)
Giant - ’ The passage is probably an extract from an old account of David and his Faithful companions while he was an outlaw, from which also we get the greater part of 2 Samuel 23:1-39
Trees - It is like the man who wore42Sunday school medals on his coat for Faithful attendance, and yet could not quote a verse of Scripture, and had no experience of meeting the Saviour
Fellowship - Fellowship of the faith (Philemon 1:6) is fellowship of the Faithful
Fellow - Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and Faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people
Sow - 11:21), the Faithful “seed” ( Jacob - ...
Jacob had then to become a wanderer; but God was Faithful to him, and spoke to him, not openly as to Abraham, but in a dream
Scotland - Kincardine
Marypark, Grantown-on-Spey
Marywell, Angus
Saint Abb's, Berwick
Saint Andrew's, Fife
Saint Ann's, Dumfries
Saint Boswell's, Roxburgh
Saint Catherine's, Argyll
Saint Combs, Aberdeen
Saint Cyrus, Montrose
Saint Fergus, Aberdeen
Saint Fillans, Perth
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Bible - The work of translation and revision occupied between four and five years; and the Faithful, clear, and vigorous standard Bible thus secured, is an enduring monument of the learning, wisdom, and fidelity of the translators
Right - Long love to her has borne the Faithful knight, and well deserv'd had fortune done him right
Philistines - In this Hezekiah of Judah took part by imprisoning Padi, the Philistine king of Ekron, who remained Faithful to Sennacherib
Deuteronomy, Theology of -
The blessings and curses, which spell out the results of Faithful adherence to or disobedience of the terms of the covenant (27:1- 28:68). Thus there are the solemn and formal pronouncements of covenant initiation (1:6b-8; 2:4b-7; 4:12-13; 5:4,6-22) as well as constant enjoinders to be Faithful to its stipulations. ...
In terms of his character and attributes Yahweh is gracious (5:10; 7:9,12), loving (1:31; 7:7-8,13), righteous or just (4:8; 10:17-18), merciful (4:31; 13:17), powerful (4:34,37; 6:21-22), holy (5:11), glorious (5:24-26), Faithful or loyal (7:9,12), and upright (32:4). Therefore, Moses said, the present generation, as well as those to come, must commit and recommit themselves to covenant Faithfulness (30:11-20)
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(b) Circumstances which demand Faithful service in the gospel on the part of Timothy (2TI " translation="">2 Timothy 2:14 to " translation="">2 Timothy 4:8)...
" translation="">2 Timothy 2:14-18. Christian virtues are to be cultivated among the Faithful as a protection against error, and the disputations of false teachers are to be avoided, though in a gentle spirit, in the hope that some of those who are in error may be granted repentance and be saved. Paul’s bark is about to cast off from the shore of time; having kept the faith he will soon receive the crown of life, a reward which Timothy and all others will also get if they are Faithful and eagerly look forward to greet their Lord
Abraham - And, therefore, I need near me a Faithful friend. Faithful are the wounds of such a friend. And that immense venture of faith and of love on the part of Abraham, to call it a venture, was so original, so unheard of, and so full of all the great qualities of a godly heart and a heavenly life, that Abraham has ever since been called, not only the father of the Faithful, but also the foremost and topmost friend of God
Flood, the - Noah's response of faith/faithfulness (Hebrews 11:7 ) underscores that accountability to God is not only corporate but individual: Noah found "favor" in God's sight, he was "righteous, " "blameless, " and "walked together" in personal relationship with God (Genesis 6:8-9 ); he responded in implicit obedience to God's commands (Genesis 6:22 ; 7:5,9 ; cf. The Noahic covenant comes at God's initiative, and demonstrates his concern, Faithfulness, and dependability. God's grace is revealed already before the flood in his directions for the building of the ark to save those Faithful to him (Genesis 6:14-21 ); and again after the flood in his covenant/promise never again to destroy the earth with a flood, even though human nature remained evil (Genesis 8:20-22 ; 9:8-17 ). ...
The theology of the flood is the pivot of a connected but multifaceted universal theme running through Genesis 1-11 and the whole rest of Scripture: creation, and the character of the Creator, in his original purpose for creation; uncreation, in humankind's turning from the Creator, the universal spread of sin, ending in universal eschatological judgment; and re-creation, in the eschatological salvation of the Faithful remnant and the universal renewal of the earth
John, First Epistle of - The real remedy for the evils spoken of is the coming in of the Lord as the Faithful witness
Romans, Letter to the - As always God has preserved the Faithful minority, but the majority have missed out, because they have tried to achieve salvation by keeping the law
Timothy, Letters to - Various friends and fellow workers had gone to different places in the service of God, though Demas, who had been Faithful to him during his previous imprisonment, had now left him for no good reason (2 Timothy 4:10; 2 Timothy 4:12; cf. He mentions Onesiphorus as an example of whole-hearted Faithfulness (1:15-18), and impresses upon Timothy the need for endurance (2:1-13)
Lazarus - A feast, with Abraham the father of the Faithful presiding, was the Jewish ideal of the felicity of the Messianic Kingdom (cf
Peter, Second, Theology of - It is the means by which the Faithful increase in godly grace and in the true knowledge of Jesus Christ (3:17)
High Priest (2) - He made reconciliation for the sins of the people (Hebrews 2:17); He was Faithful, the recipient of a greater glory than Moses (Hebrews 3:1-6); sought not the office, but was chosen as was Aaron (Hebrews 5:4); He was of the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:10, Hebrews 6:20); was competent to sympathize with men (Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 4:15)
Silas or Silyanus - The final reference-1 Peter 5:12 (‘by Silvanus, a Faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly’)-only shows that in later years he was associated with the author of that Epistle, and assisted him in its production
Gospels, the - Various details show that Christ is the Faithful servant of this gospel: for instance, the word εὐθέως, translated 'immediately,' 'straightway,' 'forthwith,' etc
Servant - " (Job 12:16) Wicked men, and devils, as well as the Faithful servants of JEHOVAH, may be said to minister to the Lord's will and pleasure; and though not by their intentions, yet by the overruling and sovereign power of God, do carry on his administrations in his almighty government
Coming Again - That is to be the Last Day, the termination of the existing order of things, when all pretences will be exposed, obstinate unbelief and ungodliness punished, and Faithfulness crowned with its eternal reward. Probably in the consciousness of Jesus all His future comings were wrapped up, as in a seed, in the thought of His spiritual coming, His coming in the fulness of His spiritual life and power, as an effective and abiding force on the side of God, to act on the hearts and lives of His Faithful followers, and also on the general life of the world
Dereliction - That He might ‘redeem us from the curse of the law’ it was necessary that He should be ‘made a curse for us’ (Galatians 3:13); ‘it behoved him in every respect to be made like unto his brethren, that he might prove a merciful and Faithful High Priest’; and it is because ‘he hath himself suffered, having been tempted,’ that ‘he is able to succour them that are being tempted’ (Hebrews 2:17-18)
Good - Kind affectionate Faithful as a good friend
Apostolic Fathers - At Troas he learned that persecution had ceased at Antioch and wrote to the churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna as well as to Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, entreating them to send messengers to Antioch to congratulate the Faithful on the restoration of peace
Church - In the Old and New Testament language, by the church of God is uniformly meant, the whole body of the Faithful, of which Christ is the Head
Nazareth - In the church a miracle is still exhibited to the Faithful
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On Easter Sunday we celebrate our Saviour's victory over death and hell, when, having on the cross made an atonement for the sin of the world, he rose again from the grave, brought life and immortality to light, and opened to all his Faithful servants the way to heaven
Type - But, during the early period of his life, he was himself taught, that one great prophet should be raised up like unto him; before his death he delivered the same prophecy to the people; and, after that event, the Israelites continually looked for that Faithful prophet, who should return answer to their inquiries, 1Ma_4:46 ; 1Ma_14:41
James - James said, who, though he observed the ceremonies of the law, and was careful that others should observe them, was of opinion, that such a yoke was not to be imposed on the Faithful converted from among the Heathens, Acts 15:13 , &c
Merciful, Mercy - , "the holy things, the Faithful things (of David)" is translated, "the holy and sure blessings," RV; the AV, following the mss
Prophets - They were humble, Faithful, self-denying, fearless men, 2 Kings 1:8 Zechariah 13:4 Matthew 3:4 ; aloof from the pleasure and luxuries of life, 2 Kings 5:15 ; often persecuted, and slain, Matthew 23:34-37 Hebrews 11:32-38 James 2:10 ; but exerting a powerful influence as witnesses for God
Nebuchadnezzar - Zedekiah continued Faithful to Nebuchadnezzar nine years, at the end of which time he rebelled, and confederated with the neighboring princes
Palm Tree - " (Psalms 90:10) What a lovely palm tree then is the real follower of the Lord Jesus, if thus living to extreme old age he still brings forth fruit to the praise of the Lord's grace, "some thirty fold, some sixty fold, some au hundred fold!" So speaks the Holy Ghost concerning the Faithful: "Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God; they shall still bring forth fruit in old age, they shall be fat and flourishing; to shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him
Nicodemus - Without surrendering the conviction that we have a Faithful report of the substance of a real conversation, we may readily admit that the Evangelist has put his material into the form which seemed best fitted to make the truth clear to his readers
Siricius, Bishop of Rome - The pope was zealous against the Manicheans at Rome, where "he found Manicheans, whom he sent into exile, and provided that they should not communicate with the Faithful, since it was not lawful to vex the Lord's body with a polluted mouth" (Lib
Kings, Books of - He performed a number of miracles to help preserve the Faithful minority in Israel who still trusted in God (4:1-6:7). He performed other miracles to warn the unfaithful in Israel of God’s judgment (6:8-8:15)
Revelation, the Book of - The last book of the Bible, an apocalyptic work pointing to future hope and calling for present Faithfulness. ...
To encourage Christian Faithfulness, the Revelation points to the glorious world to come (a world of “no more death or mourning or crying or pain,” Revelation 21:4 NIV; compare Revelation 7:16 ) at the reappearing of the crucified and risen Jesus. To be sure, a Faithful Christian in Pergamum had suffered death ( Revelation 2:13 ), and the church in Smyrna was warned of a time of impending persecution (Revelation 2:10 ); but the persecutions described in the Revelation were still largely anticipated at the time of John's writing. ...
The church at Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7 ) is told to return to her first love; the church at Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11 ), to be Faithful unto death; the churches of Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17 ) and Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29 ) must beware of false teaching and the immoral deeds that so often accompany erroneous theology. Though engaged in great spiritual warfare, the church, like Moses and Elijah of old, must maintain a Faithfully prophetic witness to the world, a witness even unto death. Faithful in their worship of the one true God through Jesus Christ and not seduced by the satanic deceptions of the first beast and his ally, the false prophet, they will be rescued and taken to heaven's throne (Revelation 14:1-5 )
Sanctification - One sanctifies Christ by responding to unbelievers meaningfully, out of a good conscience and Faithful life. Yet each sanctifies his or her calling through Faithfulness. Yet many of these are not numbered among God's Faithful. God sanctifies a believer through his or her Faithful remembrance of Christ's redemptive work according to the command of the Lord
Peter, First Epistle of - They are a sign that judgment is near, which you may await in a life of well-doing, trusting your Faithful Creator, 1 Peter 4:12-19 . They are urged to sustain their moral life in the exercise of a calm and sober confidence in the grace of God soon to be revealed more fully ( 1 Peter 1:18 , 1 Peter 4:7 , 1 Peter 5:8-10 ), and to commend their gospel to the heathen world by their lives of goodness, entrusting themselves in well-doing to a Faithful Creator ( 1 Peter 4:19 ). Faith in God as the holy Father and Faithful Creator is built upon the solid facts of the gospel, in particular, the life, death, and resurrection of Christ the eternal Messiah ( 1 Peter 1:8-21 )
Judges, Theology of - Would kingship solve her national problems? Would kings help the nation hold the land and have rest from their enemies? Would kings rule as Faithful representatives of the Lord? The writer prepares us for the remainder of the story in Samuel and Kings. After the great battle when Gideon's three hundred prevail over a far greater number through Faithful obedience, Gideon seems to forget the whole point of the exercise (7:2) and calls up his reserves, an army of 32,000 (7:3,24). This historical account is strongly pro-David and anti-Saul, anticipating the stance of the Book of Samuel and the overall concern of the Deuteronomic historian with God's Faithfulness to his promise to David
Nehemiah - The wall having been built and the doors set up (Nehemiah 7), Nehemiah gave charge of Jerusalem to Hanani and Hananiah, "a Faithful man who feared God above many," and set "every one in his watch over against his house. Nehemiah caused Judah to bring the tithes to the temple treasuries (in which Malachi supported him, Malachi 3:8), and appointed Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and the Levite Pedaiah, as "faithful" treasurers, to distribute unto their brethren
Reality - The jealous rivalries of the Twelve, and their disputes as to who should be accounted greatest (Matthew 18:1, Mark 9:34, Luke 22:24), the failure of some of them to meet the duty of the hour (Matthew 17:16; Matthew 26:40-43, Mark 14:40; Mark 14:50), the intolerant zeal (Luke 9:54) and ambitious scheming (Matthew 20:20-23) of the two sons of Zebedee, the rash presumption (Matthew 14:28-30; Matthew 16:22-23) and weak denial (Matthew 26:69-74, Mark 14:66-71) of Peter, the treachery of Judas (Matthew 26:10-16; Matthew 26:47, Mark 14:43, Luke 22:48)—are all told with an unvarnished plainness which betokens an inward pressure to be strictly Faithful to the truth. If the Faithful application of high spiritual principles to the common, trivial concerns of existence be a sure proof of reality, that proof was given by Him in a superb degree
Confession - He promised (Matthew 10:32) that He would Himself acknowledge a Faithful disciple before His Father and the holy angels. 19), and also speaks of the spiritual counsel which one is to give to another: ‘Be good lawgivers one to another; continue Faithful counsellors to yourselves; take away from you all hypocrisy’ (ch
Roman Catholics - That there is a purgatory; and that souls kept prisoners there do receive help by the suffrages of the Faithful. I constantly hold that there is a purgatory, and that the souls detained therein are helped by the suffrages of the Faithful
Joannes, Bishop of Ephesus - he "was dwelling in the royal city and controlling all the revenues of all the congregations of the Faithful there and in every place. The Monophysites are "the orthodox," "the Faithful"; their opponents "Synodites," "Nestorians," or at least "half-Nestorians"; the synod of Chalcedon is "the stumbling-block and source of confusion of the whole church"; "it sunders Christ our God into two natures after the Union, and teaches a Quaternity instead of the holy Trinity" (i
Jews - Under his successors, David and Solomon, the nation reached the height of its glory; but Solomon's building activities, and his luxurious mode of life gradually increased taxation till it became oppressive and when Roboam, his son and successor, refused to lighten the burden, the ten northern tribes revolted, and formed the Kingdom of Israel; the two southern tribes, however, remained Faithful to David's house, and formed the Kingdom of Juda
Expiation, Propitiation - God promised to show His mercy after His Faithful people followed certain ritual requirements
Bishop - " "Bishops" are first mentioned in Paul's address at Miletus (Acts 20:28), describing the duty of the elders, namely, to be Faithful "overseers
Relics - Mabillon, a Benedictine, justly complains, the altars were loaded with suspected relics; numerous spurious ones being every were offered to the piety and devotion of the Faithful
Body of Christ - ) Clearly, the New Testament ties the destiny of God's people to the Faithful and selfless act of Messiah, and identification with Christ in his death is indispensable for Paul (Romans 6:8 ; Galatians 2:20 ; 5:24 ; and his "in Christ" formula )
Death - Now it was also that he threw down the wall of partition which had so long divided the Gentile from the Jew; and gathered into one all the Faithful, out of every kindred and people
Son of Man - Faithful disciples are to join the Son of man in this judgment (Matthew 19:28 ), which perhaps reflects the dual role of the Son of man and saints of the Most High found in Daniel 7:13 ,Daniel 7:13,7:27
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In the earnest search for accurate, Faithful interpretation of the Bible, the historical-critical method of interpretation was developed
Peter, First, Theology of - Like Christ, believers must commit their lives to God, who is the Faithful Creator (4:19), and realize that if judgment begins with God's people in this life, then the final judgment of the unrepentant is incomprehensible (4:17-18)
Israel - By this ‘commonwealth of Israel’ or ‘Israel of God’ the Apostle means a true spiritual Israel, practically equivalent to ‘all the Faithful
Games - Herod erected a theater and amphitheater, with quinquennial contests in gymnastics, chariot races, music, and wild beasts, at Jerusalem and Caesarea, to the annoyance of the Faithful Jews (Josephus, Ant 15:8, sec. The "so great a cloud of witnesses" (1618452344_93) that "we are compassed about with" attest by their own case God's Faithfulness to His people (Hebrews 6:12)
Minister - How forcibly it calls to our mind the Saviour's favourite imagery, in which he compares the grace which he bestows on all who diligently seek it, to 'living water;' and how much that old man is like the Faithful preacher of the word, who, having filled his vessel at the well, wears himself out by continually bearing the burden of the Lord, and crying, 'Water! water!' amid crowds of sinners, who must drink or die
Polygamy - "When we reflect, " says he, "that the primitive institution of marriage limited it to one man and one woman; that this institution was adhered to by Noah and his sons, amidst the degeneracy of the age in which they lived, and in spite of the examples of polygamy which the accursed race of Cain had introduced; when we consider how very few (comparatively speaking) the examples of this practice were among the Faithful; how much it brought its own punishment with it; and how dubious and equivocal those passages are in which it appears to have the sanction of the divine approbation; when to these reflections we add another, respecting the limited views and temporary nature of the more ancient dispensations and institutions of religion how often the imperfections and even vices of the patriarchs and people of God in old times are recorded, without any express notification of their criminality how much is said to be commanded, which our reverence for the holiness of God and his law will only suffer us to suppose were for wise ends permitted; how frequently the messengers of god adapted themselves to the genius of the people to whom they were sent, and the circumstances of the times in which they lived; above all, when we consider the purity, equity, and benevolence of the Christian law, the explicit declaration of our Lord and his apostle Paul respecting the institution of marriage, its design and limitation; when we reflect, too, on the testimony of the most ancient fathers, who could not possibly be ignorant of the general and common practice of the apostolic church; and, finally, when to these considerations we add those which are founded on justice to the female sex, and all the regulations of domestic aeconomy and national policy, we must wholly condemn the revival of polygamy
Jew - God, to carry out his purpose and preserve his church, called Abraham to leave his father's house and his country, and separated him and his household from the rest of mankind; gave him special promises, made covenants with him, and constituted him the "Father of the Faithful" to the world
Book of Life - 8: ‘Those who remained Faithful, inherited glory and honour, were exalted and were inscribed by God in His memorial for ever’; Hermas, Vis
Forsaking All - Certainly, he argued, when Jesus won His own and rewarded His Faithful followers, He would award the foremost place to one so distinguished by rank and learning
Iconoclastes - ...
The Latins were generally of opinion that images might be suffered, as the means of aiding the memory of the Faithful, and of calling to their remembrance the pious exploits and virtuous actions of the persons whom they represented; but they detested all thoughts of paying them the least marks of religious homage or adoration
England - In 1568 William Allen founded a seminary at Douai to perpetuate the Faith in England by training new priests and keeping up the spirits of the Faithful
Fire - ...
Here, therefore, let the Faithful rest
Decius, Emperor - Next severe measures were brought to bear on the Faithful
Dionysius (3), Bishop of Corinth - seven which he calls "Catholic Epistles," addressed to Lacedemon, Athens, Nicomedia, Gortyna and other churches in Crete, Amastris and other churches in Pontus, Cnossus and Rome; and one to "his most Faithful sister Chrysophora
Dionysius of Alexandria - 29); and Dionysius remained Faithful to his master to the last
Stumbling - I would not yield him to the Commander of the Faithful this minute, were he in your place; and I have my own reasons for it
Appoint, Appointed - It is also used of "appointment" to punishment, as of the unfaithful servant, Matthew 24:51 ; Luke 12:46 ; of unbelieving Israel, 1 Peter 2:8 . ...
9: κεῖμαι (Strong's #2749 — Verb — keimai — ki'-mahee ) "to lie," is used in 1 Thessalonians 3:3 of the "appointment" of affliction for Faithful believers
Paul - By them, not only is own converts, but all the Faithful even unto this day, yea, and all the saints who are yet to be born until Christ's coming again, both have been and shall be blessed
Baptism - He wanted to show his oneness with the Faithful in Israel who, by their baptism, declared themselves on the side of God and his righteousness (Acts 2:41)
Palladius, Bishop of Helenopolis - Though the writer is credulous, his work is an honest and, except as regards supposed miraculous acts, trustworthy account of the mode of life of the solitaries of that age, and a Faithful picture of the tone of religious thought then prevalent
Petrus, Saint, Archbaptist of Alexandria - Peter, being informed of this lawless procedure, wrote to the Faithful in Alexandria: "Since I have ascertained that Meletius, disregarding the letter of the martyred bishops, has entered my diocese, taken upon himself to excommunicate the presbyters who were acting under my authority
Philoxenus, a Monophysite Leader - We know him as an acute dialectician, a subtle theologian, and a zealous and uncompromising champion of the unity of the nature of Christ against what he regarded as the heresy of the two natures, and as one to whose desire for a Faithful rendering of N
Zephyrinus - to have ordered that no cleric of any order should be ordained except in the presence of the clergy and Faithful laity, and to have made a constitution, the purport of which, as it stands now in the texts of Cat
Moses - ) His recording his own praises (Numbers 12:3-7) is as much the part of the Faithful servant of Jehovah, writing under His inspiration, as his recording his own demerits (Exodus 2:12; Exodus 3:11; Exodus 4:10-14; Numbers 20:10-12). The timid Israelites were daunted, and even proposed to stone the two Faithful spies, to depose Moses, and choose a captain to lead them back to Egypt. For the contrast between "Christ the Son over His own house" and "Moses the servant Faithful in all God's house" see Hebrews 3:1-6
Biblical Theology - Despite Noah's Faithful preaching ( 2 Peter 2:5 ), few repent in view of the coming flood. This trust does not exclude but rather presupposes his obedient responsiveness to God's revealed will (22:18); "faith" and "faithfulness" are mutually conditioning. God Faithfully raises up and blesses leaders who are charged with guiding God's people in God's ways. ...
The truly Faithful fewtheir number seems seldom if ever to constitute a hegemony among Abraham's physical descendants throughout Old Testament historyappear to dwindle steadily once the Old Testament period proper ends. ...
To avoid furthering merely one more -ism, interpreters Faithful to the biblical subject matter need to let the sources' certainties furnish them with their own
Hellenism - The individual rite ventured to give full assurance of life, but the Faithful usually resorted to a variety of rites, and the priests could not object to this; their religion was tolerated and must be tolerant: this is implied in the system of polytheism. It was for the benefit of such Faithful proselytes that the Jews composed a moral catechism in poetical form under the name of Phokylides, or wrote the Sibylline Oracles, embodying the hope of the Jewish people, or interpolated hints to Jewish believers into the works of the famous Greek authors. For the most part the Jew remained a Jew, Faithful to his people and its religion even amidst Hellenistic surroundings; and the hatred which the average Greek population felt for this strange element in their midst caused the Jews to cling together even more
Lot - Abraham was the father of the Faithful. ' With all that, then, which is it to be with you? The plain of Jordan with Lot, or the plain of Mamre with Abraham? A family altar with the father of the Faithful, or a seat at sunset in the gate of Sodom with Lot?...
Lot was not long in getting a lesson that would have brought a less besotted sinner to his senses
Talents - His zeal and enterprise win the prince’s warm approval, and, since he has been Faithful in a very little, he receives authority over ten cities. The passage, however, reminds us strongly of Matthew 24:45-47 = Luke 12:42-44 on the Faithful servant whom his lord set over his household in his absence, and whom on his return he will set over all that he has. It is assumed that such differences exist; all that is demanded is that the opportunities afforded should be Faithfully employed. Where like Faithfulness has been shown, like reward will be given, in spite of the disparity of opportunity and of result. There the unfaithful servant abuses his trust precisely because his lord delays his coming, and there are other closely related sayings and parables which bear on the need for watchfulness and on the suddenness of the Second Coming
Sacrifices - If Israel limited this to themselves, and had a feeling of their proprietary interest in God, and His in them, there is in that feeling the germ of the doctrine of special providence, and of God’s interest in the salvation of individuals; and all the confidence and intimacy of Faithful affection therein contained may be appropriated to the believer’s relationship with God. So not in a worldly but in a spiritual manner those who go out unto Jesus without the camp have the highest, happiest enjoyment of the friendship of God; Christ Himself by His sacred and Faithful life and death is their temple, and there they ‘offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually
Paul the Apostle - He is Faithful (2 Corinthians 1:18 ); his "solid foundation stands firm" (2 Timothy 2:19 ). In this sense Paul was not the originator of Christianity but merely its Faithful witness and divinely guided interpreter (1 Corinthians 7:40 )granted, with the advantage of hindsight available after "the time had fully come" when "God sent his Son to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons" (Galatians 4:4-5 )
Gratianus, Emperor - Only 300 horse remained Faithful. ]'>[3], enlarging it by a Faithful dissertation on the Holy Spirit: prove that He is God by arguments of Scripture and reason
Predestination - Paul here reposes such confidence is the sovereignty of a God of grace and Faithfulness; and he is confident that He who began a good work in him and his fellow-believers ‘will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ’ (Philippians 1:6). It is ‘the saints which are at Ephesus and the Faithful in Christ Jesus’ who are the objects of this Divine choice and blessing, persons who are believing men and women (τοῖς πιστοῖς) and Christians indeed (τοῖς ἁγίοις). The belief that God in His predestinating purpose has His elect-known to Him when unknown to man-in every community and every congregation where Christ is preached, is an encouragement to Faithful ministry, as it was to St
Sidonius Apollinaris, Saint - of Marseilles, recounting the unswerving loyalty of the Auvergnians and their sufferings during the siege, and inveighing bitterly against the selfish policy which, to secure for a time only the districts in which the negotiators were interested, had handed over the Faithful province of Auvergne for punishment to the enemy. Faithful to his countrymen, whether by birth as of Lyons, or of adoption as in Auvergne, he never failed to plead their cause, uphold their interests, denounce their oppressors, and stand by them against injustice or hostile invasion, nor need we wonder that his memory should be revered by them as that of a saint
David - He spied Bathsheba bathing, desired her, and engineered the death of her Faithful warrior husband, after committing adultery with her (2 Samuel 11:1 )
Fear - ...
The “God-fearers” The “God-fearers” were those who were Faithful to God and obeyed His commandments (Job 1:1 ; Psalm 25:14 ; Psalm 33:18 )
Fellowship - ...
In Paul's letters we find that the apostle emphasizes the Faithfulness of the call of God the Father in the gospel "into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:9 ). The character of this fellowship is made clear in the celebration of the Lord's Supper, the Holy Communion, where there is intimate fellowship or communion with Jesus Christ, the exalted Lord, and with those who are "in Christ, " for those who Faithfully participate (1 Corinthians 10:16-17 ). So Paul elsewhere writes of congregations being "in Christ" (Philippians 1:1 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:1 ), of members of such being "the Faithful in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 1:1 ; Colossians 1:2 ), and of the churches of God (in Judea) in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 2:14 )
Jehoiada - " The fickle people, princes, and king soon forgot all his benefits, and slew his son Zechariah "in the court of the Lord's house," (the very scene of Jehoiada's reverent care to remove pollution, 2 Chronicles 23:14, in restoring the throne and the temple,) for his Faithful reproofs of their idolatry (2 Chronicles 24:15-16; 2 Chronicles 24:20-22)
Isaiah - Beyond the judgment, moreover, he looked forward to a new Jerusalem, righteous and Faithful ( Isaiah 1:26 )
Friend, Friendship - A friend may rebuke in love, proving more Faithful than a flatterer (Proverbs 27:6 )
Remember, Remembrance - When, however, God is the One who is remembered in prayer and ritual, or, when it is believed by the Faithful that God himself is actually remembering his own relation to his people, then "to remember" with its appropriate nouns becomes a special verb in the religious vocabulary of Israel and the church of God
Hope - God will "swallow up death forever" (Isaiah 25:7 ), and the dead will rise again (26:19); this is the salvation for which the Faithful wait (25:9)
Gentiles (2) - ’ And there are other passages, such as Matthew 24:14; Matthew 26:13, from which it is plain that our Lord contemplated the world-wide preaching of the gospel by His followers, the fulfilment, in fact, of the ancient prediction to the father of the Faithful: ‘In thy seed shall all the nations (goiïm) of the earth be blessed’ (Genesis 22:18)
Separation - ), Faithful or unfaithful exercise of stewardship (Matthew 24:45; Matthew 24:48), diligence and fidelity in the use of entrusted gifts, or failure to improve them due to unbelief and indolence (Matthew 25:20; Matthew 25:22; Matthew 25:24 f
Abgar - Sylvester in Rome, where it is still exhibited for the edification of the Faithful
Arnobius - His resurrection and the subsequent appearances are insisted upon; it is asserted (apparently) that He still appears to the Faithful
Celibacy (2) - those who by voluntary self-sacrifice abstained from marriage in order that they might be (a) more Faithful citizens of the kingdom of heaven in their own personal life, or (b) more effective instruments for the strengthening or expansion of the kingdom of heaven. Luke 14:26 (‘If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own … wife, … yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple’) refers not to celibacy, but to the general law that a Christian must be prepared to surrender everything human for the sake of Christ, if called by God to do so, or if such surrender be necessitated by Faithfulness to the obligations of the Christian religion
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Paul was an eminent and Faithful servant of Christ
Millennium - "a thousand years;" generally employed to denote the thousand years, during which, according to an ancient tradition in the church, grounded on some doubtful texts in the Apocalypse and other scriptures, our blessed Saviour shall reign with the Faithful upon earth after the first resurrection, before the final completion of beatitude
Mediator - " How blessedly the apostle follows up this Scriptural account of our Jesus! "Wherefore, saith the apostle, in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and Faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people; for in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted
Righteous, To Be - On the one hand, the relationships among people and of a man to his God can be described as tsedeq, supposing the parties are Faithful to each other’s expectations
Culdees - His followers, Faithful to his instruction, "would receive those things only which are contained in the writings of the Prophets, Evangelists, and Apostles, diligently observing the works of piety and purity
Nebuchadnezzar the Great - This prince continued Faithful to Nebuchadnezzar nine years: being then weary of subjection, he revolted and confederated with the neighbouring princes
Judah, Kingdom of - The apparent loss proved a real gain, and would have proved permanently so but for Judah's unfaithfulness. God's great purpose did not fall in spite of Israel's and Judah's unfaithfulness, namely, to preserve in the world a standing monument of the unity, supremacy, and providence of Jehovah; this effect was perpetually and uniformly produced in all periods and by all events of the Jewish history, and to prepare for and introduce the gospel of Christ (Graves, Pentateuch, ii. ) Jehoiada deposed her, and restored Joash to the throne, who governed well until Jehoiada's death; then gave ear to the princes, and restored idolatry, slew Zechariah his Faithful reprover, and failing to withstand a Syrian invasion was killed by his own servants
Parents (2) - The honourable position of the Faithful wife (Proverbs 31:10-31) would be evidenced in countless Jewish homes
Vigilantius - Nothing of the kind appears in the quotations from the book of Vigilantius, which, considering the extreme difficulty of his position in the rising flood of superstition, we must presume to have been a serious and Faithful protest
Psalms, Theology of - The biblical Psalter has been called the hymnbook of the second temple, but the Faithful in every subsequent period of history have found something in its hymns and prayers that resonates with their experience of life lived in relation to God. He thereby demonstrates his covenantal Faithfulness, establishes his justice, and maintains his honor and reputation. Indeed, thanksgiving is expected of the Faithful (30:4; 97:12). Yahweh is glorified as the creator who governs and sustains nature (8; 19:1-6; 29:3-9; 33:6-9; 104:2-30; 135:6-7; 136:4-9; 146:6; 147:4-5,8-9,15-18; 148:1-10), the omnipotent one in contrast to impotent pagan deities (135:5,15-18; 113:7-94), the controller of the destinies of people and nations (33:10-19; 100:3; 114:1-2; 136:3; 147:6; 149:2-9), the lawgiver (19:7-11), and the one who manifests his goodness through his enduring covenantal love, Faithfulness and benefactions toward his people (100:5; 111:5-9; 1618452344_89; 136:1 passim ; 145:4-20; 146:5-9; 147:2-3,13-14,19-20; 148:14). ...
Redemptive history psalms (78; 105; 106; 135:8-12; 136:10-22) focus on Yahweh's dealings with the Israelites, whether in Acts of deliverance and providential care or in judgment because of their covenantal unfaithfulness. In view of the fact that the Faithful servant of Yahweh is often promised rich blessing, considerable attention is paid to the dilemma which that servant faces when confronted with the prospect of the prosperity of the wicked and the suffering and hardships of the righteous (37; 49; 73). Although it may initially seem as though there is no advantage to living uprightly (73:13-14), the psalmists assert that Yahweh's ultimate vindication and blessing of the righteous (37; 49:15; 112:1-3,6-9) and his judgment and destruction of the unrighteous (1:5; 34:16,21; 37; 49:13-14,16-20; 73:16-20,27; 112:10) will prove that the way of wisdomcovenantal Faithfulnessis the one to follow
Millenarians - are those who believe, according to an ancient tradition in the church, grounded on some doubtful texts in the book of Revelation and other scriptures, that our Saviour shall reign a thousand years with the Faithful upon earth after the first resurrection, before the full completion of final happiness; and their name, taken from the Latin word mille, "a thousand," has a direct allusion to the duration of this spiritual empire, which is styled the millennium. ...
Justin Martyr, the most ancient of the fathers, was a great supporter of the doctrine of the millennium, or that our Saviour shall reign with the Faithful upon earth, after the resurrection, for a thousand years; which he declares was the belief of all orthodox Christians. The most easy and probable meaning is, that the souls of the martyrs, and all the Faithful followers of Christ, who have lived in the world, and have died before the millennium shall commence, shall revive and live again in their successors, who shall rise up in the same spirit, and in the same character, in which they lived and died; and in the revival and flourishing of that cause which they espoused, and spent their lives in promoting
Isaiah - The divisions are marked by the ending twice the "salvation" foretold is not for the unfaithful, but for the believing and waiting true Israelites; for, "there is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked. It marks God's holy Faithfulness to His covenanted promises. The Holy Spirit enlightened Isaiah's natural powers to foresee its rise and his spiritual faculties to foresee its fall, the sure result, in God's ways, of the pride which pagan success generates; also Judah's restoration as the covenant people with whom God according to His immutable Faithfulness would not be wroth forever. The former part ending with the historical section was more for the public in general; the latter part is his prophetic legacy to the Faithful few, analogous to Moses' last speech and our Lord's closing discourses to His chosen disciples. His royal priesthood, Isaiah His suffering priesthood; this last, especially in the latter portion, addressed to the Faithful elect, whereas in the former part, addressed to the whole people, he dwells on Messiah's glory, the antidote to the fears of the people and the pledge to assure them that the kingdom of God, represented by Judah, would not be overwhelmed by Syria, Israel, and Assyria; so that they should trust wholly in Him and not in Egypt
David - in His Services - WELL DONE, GOOD AND Faithful SERVANT...
GOD is the only master with servants who accepts the intention for the action. But it stands in God's true and Faithful word that it was all in David's heart. I would say, Lord, now lettest Thou Thy unfaithful and unfruitful and offensive and injurious servant depart in pardon, since mine eyes have seen Thy salvation begun in my son
Transubstantiation - At one synod held at Rome, under the immediate eye of the pope, the fathers of whom it consisted so successfully alarmed Berenger, that, not having sufficient vigour of mind to stand firm against their cruelty, he confessed that he had been in error, and subscribed the following declaration composed by one of the cardinals: "The bread and wine which are placed on the altar are, after consecration, not merely a sacrament, symbol, or figure, but even the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is handled by the hands of the priests, and broken and chewed by the teeth of the Faithful. We most assuredly believe that the bread which we break is the communion of Christ's body, and the cup which we bless is the communion of his blood; so that we confess and undoubtedly believe, that the Faithful in the right use of the Lord's table so do eat the body and drink the blood of the Lord Jesus, that he remaineth in them and they in him; yea, that they are so made flesh of his flesh, and bones of his bones, that as the eternal Godhead hath given to the flesh of Christ Jesus life and immortality, so doth Christ Jesus's flesh and blood, eaten and drunken by us, give to us the same prerogatives
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Exodus 17:8-13 shows Moses to be Faithful in the execution of his leadership responsibilities
Sabbath - The memoirs of Nehemiah reveal at once the importance attached to the Sabbath as a mark of the distinction between the Faithful Jews and their heathen neighbours ( Nehemiah 10:31 , Nehemiah 13:15 ), and the stern determination which was necessary to compel obedience ( Nehemiah 13:17 ff
Exile - Still, a Faithful remnant attempted to maintain worship of Yahweh near Shechem, producing eventually the Samaritan community
Election - (5) In the later Old Testament writings, and especially during the intertestamental period, there is a tendency to identify the “elect ones” with the true, Faithful “remnant” among the people of God. The community of Essenes at Qumran saw themselves as an elect remnant whose purity and Faithfulness presaged the Messianic Age
Devil - The “blood of the Lamb” and the testimony of Faithful disciples overcame Satan
Timothy, the First Epistle to - "the Faithful saying" (1 Timothy 1:15), "sound," "seared" (1 Timothy 4:2; 1 Timothy 4:7), "old wives' fables," "slow bellies" (Titus 1:12)
Miracles - By some unusual miracles God preserved the minority who remained Faithful to him, and acted in judgment against those who tried to wipe out the worship of Yahweh from Israel (1 Kings 19:15-18)
Law, Ten Commandments, Torah - Torah in the Old Testament came to mean the way of life for Faithful Israelites
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On the way to this conformation to Christ's image we will experience continuing struggle (Romans 7:15-25 ); but we also will continually experience God's grace, for through Christ we are "more than conquerors" (Romans 7:24-25 ; 8:37 ), something that should manifest itself in every aspect of the Christian's existence as the one who calls us remains Faithful to complete what he began in us (Philippians 1:6 )
Remnant - Similarly the New Testament story discontinued the story of mainstream Israel and related the story of the Faithful remnant
Priest, Christ as - Jesus experienced human nature, being "made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become merciful and Faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people" (2:17; Glory (2) - This glorifying is in a true sense accomplished in the Passion, as issuing in the Resurrection, whereby the true nature of Christ and His redemptive work were recognized and rejoiced in by the Faithful
Hunger - Their portrait of Him was too Faithful and their insight too keen to permit any suggestion, to themselves at least, of an unworthy display, in an angry moment, of thaumaturgical energy
Liberty (2) - He tells of the master who, finding his servants alert and Faithful, flings conventionality to the winds, ‘girds himself, makes them sit down to meat, and himself serves them’ (Luke 12:37)
Assyria - He was called SHARRU-KENU, that is, 'faithful king
Ezekiel, Book of - Ezekiel must speak, whether Israel will hear or not: he must eat (that is, accept in his own soul) the book of prophecy, and be Faithful in warning the wicked
Christian - There the terms used are such as ‘disciples,’ ‘believers,’ ‘the Faithful,’ ‘brethren,’ ‘saints
Gaudentius, Bishop of Brescia - These ashes, or rather the Forty themselves, he says, were his "faithful companions" on the rest of the journey; and at a later time he deposited them, with other relics which he had collected, in a basilica which he built at Brescia and called the Concilium Sanctorum
Prophets, the - Some of the prophecies are appeals, reminding the people of what God had done for them, and declaring how willing and ready He was to bless them if they would be Faithful to Him; though interwoven with this are constant predictions of that which will be for the blessing of Israel in the future, after they have for the time been set aside
Mennonites - He expressed his abhorrence of the licentious tenets which several of the Anabaptists had maintained with respect to the lawfulness of polygamy and divorce; and, finally, considered as unworthy of toleration those fanatics who were of opinion, that the holy Ghost continued to descend into the minds of many chosen believers, in as extraordinary a manner as he did at the first establishment of the Christian church, and that he testified his peculiar presence to several of the Faithful, by miracles, predictions, dreams, and visions of various kinds
Abraham - ’ He is the Father of the Faithful, and the Friend of God
Council - Bellarmine and other celebrated writers of his church, are dubious about determining whether or not "the fifth of Lateran" was really a general council, and leave it as a thing discretionary with the Faithful either to retain or reject it; if it be rejected, the only refuge which they have, is to receive in its place the council of Constance, held under John XXIII, in 1414, which is disclaimed by the Italian clergy but admitted by those of France, and which is rendered infamous in the annals of religion and humanity by its cruel and treacherous conduct toward those two early Protestant martyrs, John Huss and Jerome of Prague; "who went to the stake," says AEneas Sylvius, "as if it had been to a banquet, without uttering a complaint that could betray the least weakness of mind
Paulus of Samosata, Patriarch of Antioch - 129), and to have introduced others in praise of himself, which were sung in full church on Easter Day by a choir of women, causing the hearts of the Faithful to shudder at the impious language which extolled Paul as an angel from heaven
Hezekiah - Of his Faithfulness it is written (2 Chronicles 28:18-1901) "he trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him, for he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following Him but kept His commandments. ...
He was degraded; but (probably upon his repentance) the lower yet honourable office of "scribe" or secretary of state was given him, and in that office he is mentioned as if Faithful (Isaiah 37:2, etc. The Assyrian annals are silent as to Sennacherib's second expedition in the fifth year of his reign, which began by his "treacherously" (Isaiah 33:1) attacking Lachish, and which ended in the destruction recorded in 2 Kings 19:35; for, unlike the Faithful Jewish historians, they never record any of their monarch's disasters
Ideal - , Matthew 22:13, Matthew 25:30), and the Faithful servant shall enter into the joy of his Lord (Matthew 25:21; Matthew 25:23), points to the same conclusion. In His own history He showed how blessedness might be attained through moral perfection; how the life of highest spirituality might prove to be the life of widest social beneficence; how it was possible, while enjoying all natural blessings as gifts from the heavenly Father’s hand, to place obedience to the Father’s will above everything else; how the narrow path of present duty might be illuminated by the splendours of the eternal world, while the assurance of something yet more glorious than now appeared might thrill the heart of the Faithful wayfarer
Election - In the Apocalypse (Revelation 17:14) ἐκλεκτοί is used in a very significant connexion, where they that are with the Lamb in His warfare against the powers of evil, and in His victory over them, are ‘called and chosen and Faithful,’ They are ‘called’ (κλητοί) in having heard and accepted the gospel message; ‘chosen’ (ἐκλεκτοί) as thus having given evidence of their Divine election; ‘faithful’ (πιστοί) as having yielded the loyal devotion of their lives to their Divine Leader, and persevered therein to the end
James Epistle of - Paul might have introduced him quite independently of one another; and the following passage shows that James’s rather loose employment of Genesis 15:6 is not peculiar to himself: 1 Maccabees 2:52, ‘Was not Abraham found Faithful in temptation, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness?’ Mayor reverses the point of the argument by remarking that it is inconceivable, if James wrote after St. A little further on, when encouraging the Faithful oppressed to patience, the author does refer to the Parousia
Antiochus - Mattathias being dead, Judas Maccabaeus headed those Jews who continued Faithful, and opposed with success the generals whom king Antiochus sent into Judea. He earnestly recommended to them his son Antiochus, who was to succeed him, and entreated them to favour the young prince, and to continue Faithful to him
Hosea - Hosea presented Yahweh as a Faithful husband and Israel as an unfaithful wife. God Loves His Unfaithful People (Hosea 1:1-3:5 ). God's love is strong enough to overcome the unfaithfulness of His people (Hosea 3:1 ). Unfaithfulness Is the Basis of God's Controversy with His People (Hosea 4:1-9:9 ). Unfaithful people break covenant commitments (Hosea 4:1-3 ). Unfaithful ministers bring judgment on the people and on themselves (Hosea 4:4-12 ). An alien spirit dominates unfaithful people (Hosea 4:12-19 ). God chastises His unfaithful people (Hosea 7:3-7 ). God disciplines unfaithful leaders (Hosea 5:1-2 ). God's unfaithful people reap more than they sow (Hosea 8:1-9:9 ). The unfaithful disregard divine law (Hosea 8:1-2 ). The unfaithful reject God's goodness (Hosea 8:3 ). The unfaithful practice idolatory (Hosea 8:4-6 ). The unfaithful will reap foreign domination (Hosea 8:7-10 ). The unfaithful will reap religious and moral corruption (Hosea 8:11-13 ). The unfaithful will reap national destruction (Hosea 8:13-14 ). The unfaithful will reap exile in a foreign land (Hosea 9:1-4 ). The unfaithful will reap punishment for their sins (Hosea 9:5-9 )
Confess, Confession - Perhaps the most familiar text on confession is 1 John 1:9 : "If we confess our sins, he is Faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness
Temptation, Trial - ‘God is Faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it’ (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Toleration Act - do sincerely promise and solemnly declare, before God and the world, that I will be true and Faithful to King William and Queen Mary; and I do solemnly profess and declare, that I do from my heart abhor, detest, and renounce, as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position, That princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any authority of the see of Rome, may be deposed or murthered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever; and I do declare, That no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentiate, hath, or ought to have any power, jurisdiction, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm;" and shall subscribe a profession of their Christian belief in these words: "I, A
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He gave a noble proof of Faithfulness combined with wisdom at this early age, by abstaining from the food of the king's table, as being defiled with the usual idolatry at pagan feasts (Daniel 1:8-16), living for ten days' trial on pulse and water, and at the end looking fairer and fatter than those fed on the king's dainties. Envy often follows high office which men so covet; so, by a law cunningly extorted by his enemies from the weak Darius, that none should offer petition to man or god except to the king for 30 days, as though it were a test of loyalty, on pain of being cast into a lions' den, Daniel was cast in and was delivered by God, who thus rewarded his pious Faithfulness (Daniel 6). ...
Personal purity and selfrestraint amidst the world's corrupting luxuries (Daniel 1:8-16; compare Moses, Hebrews 11:25; Joseph, Genesis 39:9); Faithfulness to God at all costs, and fearless witnessing for God before great men (Daniel 5:17-23), unbribed by lucre and unawed by threats (Daniel 6:10-11); the holiest and most single-minded patriotism which with burning prayers interceded for his chastened countrymen (Daniel 9); intimate communion with God, so that, like the beloved disciple and apocalyptic seer of the New Testament, John, Daniel also is called" a man greatly beloved," and this twice, by the angel of the Lord (Daniel 9:23; Daniel 10:11), and received the exact disclosure of the date of Messiah's advent, the 70 weeks of years, and the successive events down to the Lord's final advent for the deliverance of His people: these are all prominent characteristics of this man of God. As Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 go together, so Daniel 3 and Daniel 6; Daniel 4 and Daniel 5; the pair Daniel 3 and Daniel 6 shows God's nearness to save His saints, if Faithful, just when they are on the point of being crushed by the world power
Abraham - He is called "the friend of God" (James 2:23 ), "faithful Abraham" (Galatians 3:9 ), "the father of us all" (Romans 4:16 )
Abraham - Thus Christians can speak confidently of Abraham as "the father of the Faithful, " and praise a merciful God because it was through his fidelity in remote ages that our eternal salvation has become an actuality
Church - To this agree the definition given by the compilers of the thirty-nine articles:...
"A congregation of Faithful men, in which the true word of God is preached, and the sacraments duly administered according to Christ's ordinances, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same
Church - The Church of England's definition of the church is truly scriptural (Article xix): "a congregation of Faithful men in the which the pure word of God is preached, and the sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same
Unbelief - God would be true and Faithful however His people might be convicted of falsehood and unbelief (Romans 3:4)
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Hosea used the image of married love to teach us to understand both the faithlessness of Israel and the Faithfulness of God. God desires steadfast love, but Israel had been unfaithful. ...
Love is vitally connected with faith in that the believer's Faithful response is one of love
Mediator, Mediation - Samuel pled with God for the people generally and for the king in particular (1 Samuel 12:17-18 ; 13:13-14 ; 15:10-33 ); the true prophets attempted to stand between God and his disobedient people to avert disaster; and the priests, when they were Faithful to their appointed tasks, offered sacrifices to atone for the people's sins (Leviticus 4:1-5:19 )
Land (of Israel) - The reason the Lord gave this land to the children of Israel was because he was Faithful to his covenant to Abraham (Deuteronomy 9:4-5 ), his love for Abraham (Deuteronomy 4:37 ), and his love for Israel (Deuteronomy 7:8 )
Parable - Many of the images through which Jesus refers to himself focus not so much on his activity as on who he is: the bridegroom of the kingdom, the good shepherd, the one who will return as king, the one with authority as vineyard owner and lord to do what he wishes with what is his, the one with authority to forgive sins, and the lord with authority to give or refuse entry into the kingdom and to reward the Faithful
Genesis, the Book of - Appropriately therefore Εlohim (the name for Divine Might, from alah "mighty") occurs throughout the first general account of creation (Genesis 1:1-2:3); but Jehovah (Υahweh ), the Faithful covenant keeping I AM, in the special account of creation affecting His covenant with man
John the Baptist - It was not John’s fault that in the early Church there were some who attached undue importance to his teaching and failed to recognize the unique glory of Jesus the Light to whom he bore Faithful witness ( John 1:7 f
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‘The self-esteem of the Hellenes, well-warranted in itself and fostered by the attitude of the Roman government … called into life among them a cultus of the past, which was compounded of a Faithful clinging to the memories of greater and happier times and a quaint reverting of matured civilisation to its in part very primitive beginnings
Honor - This reflects the theme present throughout the Bible that long life is a mark of divine blessing and results (often) when one is Faithful to God, whereas premature death is a result of divine judgment
Diodorus, Presbyter of Antioch - These services strengthened the Faithful to meet the persecutions
Mary - Peter, the Faithful assembled in this house, and were praying there when Peter, delivered by the ministry of an angel, knocked at the door of the house, Acts 12:12
Assyria - The dark cloud threatening Israel and Judah from Assyria for their unfaithfulness to God is described in strains of solemn warning. Their sculptures are diversified, spirited, and Faithful
Jonathan - Jonathan then covenanted with David that he should show kindness to him and his house forever, when David's kingdom would be established (1 Samuel 20), a promise Faithfully fulfilled by David to Mephibosheth. Jonathan's pious and filial self devotion appears in his readiness (like Isaac) to die at his father's command because of the rash adjuration of the latter; type of the Son of God, volunteering to die for us because Adam by eating the forbidden fruit had his "eyes opened" (Genesis 3; 1 Samuel 14:27; 1 Samuel 14:43); again in his continuing to the last Faithful to Saul, though his father had attempted his life, and though he knew that his father's kingdom was doomed to fall and David to succeed
Leander (2) - The Catholics under the Arian king Leovigild had especial need of able and Faithful leaders
Poverty (2) - If Faithful to the Law, it was impossible for Israel to be anything but a comparatively poor nation (note, however, Deuteronomy 15:4), as would necessarily be the case with the Christian community which obeyed the rules, ‘Give to him that asketh thee,’ and ‘Lend, never giving up hope,’ μηδὲν ἀπελπίζοντες (Luke 6:35; cf
Clementine Literature - He claims to have aimed at giving rather a literal than an elegant translation; and there seems reason to regard this translation as more Faithful than some others by him. The disciples fly to Jericho, and the enemy hastens to Damascus, whither he supposes Peter to have fled in order there to make havoc of the Faithful. In this no mention is made of Clement, but Peter himself sends his discourses to James, strictly forbidding their indiscriminate publication, and charging him not to communicate them to any Gentile, nor even to any of the circumcised, except after a long probation, and the later ones only after such an one had been tried and found Faithful with regard to the earlier
Church - He also constituted him the father of the Faithful, or of all them that believe, and the "heir of the world. To this agrees the definition given by the compilers of the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England: "A congregation of Faithful men, in which the true word of God is preached, and the sacraments duly administered according to Christ's ordinances, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same," Acts 9:31 ; Acts 20:17 ; Galatians 1:2 ; Galatians 1:22 ; 1 Corinthians 14:34 ; Colossians 4:15
Type - In Galatians 3:9 Faithful Abraham is a type of all who believe the gospel. All through the Epistle there runs a series of contrasts between Judaism as preparatory and typical and Christianity as antitypical and perfect, (a) In the opening verses the fragmentary and varying revelation ‘of old time’ by the prophets is set over against God’s speech unto us in His Son (Matthew 12:40), and this is immediately followed by the contrast of angels as ministering spirits sent forth to do service for the heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:14) with Him who was made a little lower than the angels that He might bring many sons unto glory (Hebrews 2:9-10), (b) Next comes (Hebrews 3:1 to Hebrews 4:13) a contrast between Moses, a Faithful servant in God’s house, and Christ, a Son set over it (Hebrews 3:5 f
High Priest - Levi the priest tribe is called "God's holy one," privileged to bear the Urim and Thummim because of proved Faithfulness (Deuteronomy 33:8). ...
Superior to the Aaronic priests (Hebrews 7:11; Hebrews 7:16; Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 8:1-2; Hebrews 8:6) in that He was "consecrated with an oath" (Hebrews 7:20-21), has an intransmissible priesthood (margin of Hebrews 7:23; Hebrews 7:28), was "holy, harmless, and undefiled," and without "infirmity" (Hebrews 7:26-28), "faithful to Him that appointed Him" as the "Son," whereas Moses the lawgiver was but a "servant"; needed no sacrifice for Himself (Hebrews 7:27); Himself the sacrifice, purifying "the heavenly things" (Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 9:26), "better" than the sacrifices which "purified the patterns of things in the heavens" (Hebrews 7:23); not often, but offered once for all (Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:25-26; Hebrews 9:28; Hebrews 10:1-2; Hebrews 10:12; Hebrews 10:9-10; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 10:17-18); "making him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience," which the law sacrifices could not (Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:1-2; Hebrews 10:16-22). ...
"A merciful and Faithful high priest, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people" (Hebrews 2:17). Faithfulness and righteousness were His girdle (Isaiah 11:5)
Character - ’ In Galatians 5:22-23 they are thus given: ‘love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, Faithfulness, meekness, temperance’; and in 2 Peter 1:5-8 : ‘faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. It is required that a steward be found Faithful (1618452344_63); and it is well for the Christian if he has used to advantage the talents given (Matthew 25:19-23), and the opportunities offered on every hand for the wider human service (Matthew 25:34-40), for there is an appropriate reward (1 Corinthians 3:12-14). ...
The promise of the Divine Reappearing thus supplements, as it were, the promise of the Divine Indwelling; for whereas the latter brings out the need for the Christian’s faith in a power not his own, the former requires that he be Faithful with the powers that are his own
Assumption of Moses - Even, the Faithful two tribes sin, and are punished through the kings who share in their guilt (the Seleucids). Wisdom of Solomon 3:5; Wisdom of Solomon 7:22), manifold and incomprehensible, the lord of the word, who was Faithful in all things (Hebrews 3:5), God’s chief prophet throughout the earth, the most perfect teacher in the world
Isaac - A Faithful husband of one wife (compare Ephesians 5:23, etc
Genseric, King of the Vandals - Four Spaniards, Arcadius, Probus, Paschasius, and Eutychius, who were Faithful servants of Genseric, but who refused at his command to embrace Arianism, were tortured and put to death
Immanuel - It is perfectly true that Isaiah’s view of the future was that Ephraim and Syria should be destroyed, that Judah should also suffer from Assyrian invasion, but that salvation should come through the Faithful remnant
Antiochus - Daniel 9 would comfort the Faithful Jews amidst the "abominations" against "the covenant," with the prospect of Messiah, who would confirm it
Pope - Some Catholic divines are of opinion that the pope cannot err when he addresses himself to all the Faithful on matters of doctrine
Self- Denial - The Apocalypse is a warning against ‘cowardice’ (Revelation 21:8), and an encouragement to be Faithful unto death (Revelation 2:10)
King (2) - Notwithstanding the obvious tendency of the writer of the Fourth Gospel, we must grant that in this instance his narrative, equally with those of the earlier Evangelists, is essentially Faithful to fact
Gelasius (1) i, Bishop of Rome - As in secular things priests are bound to obey princes, so in spiritual things all the Faithful, including princes, ought to submit their hearts to priests; and, if to priests generally, much more to the prelate of that see which even supreme Divinity has willed should be over all priests, and to which the subsequent piety of the general church has perpetually accorded such pre-eminence
Twelve - This beautiful blue stone had the name of Issachar upon it for in every partnership, there is true fidelity and Faithful devotion
Dominion (2) - He will open to His Faithful ones the door to the eternal festival of joy, but will close the door of the heavenly marriage feast on ‘the unfaithful’ (Matthew 7:22-23; Matthew 25:11-12, Luke 13:27-29)
Herod - He appeared before the master of the Roman world in all the regal ornaments excepting his diadem, and with a noble confidence related the Faithful services he had performed for his benefactor, Antony, concluding that he was ready to transfer the same gratitude to a new patron, from whom he should hold his crown and kingdom
Shepherds - But it is needless to multiply quotations; every scholar knows that the Greek and Roman classics abound with allusions to this office, which in those days was one of great importance and dignity, on the Faithful discharge of which the power and splendour of an eastern potentate greatly depended
da'Vid - He had two Faithful allies, however, in the court --the son of Saul, his friend Jonathan, and the daughter of Saul, his wife Michal
Old Testament - Our Old Testament textus receptus is a far more Faithful representation of the genuine Scripture; but, on the other hand, the means of detecting and correcting the errors contained in it are more precarious, the results are more uncertain, and the ratio borne by the value of the diplomatic evidence of MSS
Optatus, Bishop of Milevis - Three elements are requisite: (1) the Trinity (2) the minister (3) the Faithful receiver; but of these the Donatists exalt the second above the other two
Herod - His first downward step was, he cast John his Faithful reprover into prison (compare Asa, 2 Chronicles 16:10). The one Faithful (humanly speaking) act of her life was her preferring to share Herod's exile rather than stay at home in her own country; surely sinners "eat of the fruit of their own ways, and are filled with their own devices" (Proverbs 1:31; Jeremiah 2:19)
Arminianism - Barnevelt, whose long and Faithful services deserved a better fate, died on the scaffold: and Grotius and Hoogerbeets, under pretexts more plausible than solid, were unjustly condemned to perpetual imprisonment, from which, however, the former afterward escaped, and fled into France. That God gives to the truly Faithful, who are regenerated by his grace, the means of preserving themselves in this state; and though the first Arminians made some doubt with respect to the closing part of this article, their followers uniformly maintain, that the regenerate may lose true justifying faith, forfeit their state of grace, and die in their sins
Christians, Names of - As these names suggest, this kind of commitment aims at a complete renunciation of any mental or physical allegiance to persons or things that would impinge on a Faithful reliance on God and Christ
Sea - ’ Quoting Isaiah 10:22, he says that though Israel be as numerous ‘as the sand of the sea,’ yet it is not the unbelieving many but the Faithful few who are the object of God’s care
Prophecy, Prophet - Nevertheless, when Israel’s religion was under threat from the Baal worship introduced by Jezebel, the prophets Elijah and Elisha found many Faithful followers of God in these schools. These young men (the ‘sons of the prophets’) helped maintain the worship of the true God in a nation that had become unfaithful (2 Kings 2:1-7; 2 Kings 2:15; 2 Kings 4:38; 2 Kings 6:1)
Lazarus - The dialogue is not between Lazarus and the rich man, for they are utterly apart, but Abraham (God's mouthpiece in Old Testament as father of the Faithful, who sit down with Him, Matthew 8:11-12) and the rich man
Holy Spirit - If Jesus is not only to embody God but to be the channel through which the Faithful have communion with Him, He must Himself depart to prepare abiding-places in the Father’s house ( John 14:2 ), that He may lift men to the sphere of His own eternal life, and that where He is they too may be ( John 14:5 , cf
Government - As he and his officials were just and Faithful in ruling, the nation prospered
Name, Names - The new name promised to the Faithful ( Revelation 2:17 ) corresponds to the fresh glory bestowed on him, which differs in each recipient and is known only to himself ( Revelation 14:1 )
Apocrypha - Tobit, purportedly from the time of the Assyrian exile, combines the themes of quest, romance, and overcoming the demonic in a story of God's healing of his Faithful servant Tobit and deliverance of the unfortunate widow Sarah. ; its focus is on God's Faithfulness to his people
Unity - God is ‘faithful’ (1 John 1:9, 2 Timothy 2:13), unchangeably self-consistent (James 1:17)
Sabbath - As such it was a cherished gift of God, "a sign between me and you for generations to come" ( Exodus 31:12-17 ), testifying of God's Faithfulness to his covenant throughout the generations. The future of Jerusalem depends on Faithful Sabbath keeping (Jeremiah 17:24-27 )
Paul as a Preacher - And in Him God findeth us, if we be Faithful; for by faith we are incorporated into Him
Mary - Hence the Scripture saith, that "in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and Faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people
the Woman With the Issue of Blood - And He that sat upon the throne said to me: These things are true and Faithful
Versions of the Scripture, Ancient - ) It found a place in the various Polyglots, and has been highly valued as a Faithful record of the Greek text
Discipline - In some cases toleration would have meant unfaithfulness to Christ and degradation to the community. The demand for it was more urgent than aver; but, while some communities remained Faithful to this duty, others grew more lax (e
Carpocrates, Philospher - Carpocrates claimed to be in possession of the true teaching of Christ spoken secretly by Him to His apostles, and communicated by them in tradition to the worthy and Faithful; and the apostolic doctrine that men are to be saved by faith and love was used by him to justify an antinomian view of the complete indifference of works
Swedenborgians - It is added, that when man has done the work of repentance, by shunning his hereditary evils as sins against God, he ought to set himself to the practice of what is wise and good by a Faithful, diligent, and conscientious discharge of all the duties of his station; by which means his mind is preserved from a return of the power of disorder, and kept in the order of heaven, and the fulfilment of the great law of charity
Judges (1) - The following is an outline of the contents of these chapters: ...
There is, first of all, an introduction (Judges 9:46-497 to Judges 3:6 ) which contains a brief but comprehensive résumé of the period about to be dealt with; as long as Joshua was alive, it says, the children of Israel remained Faithful to Jahweh; but after his death, and after the generation that knew him had passed away, the people for sook Jahweh, the God of their fathers, and served Baal and Ashtaroth; the consequence was that they were oppressed by the surrounding nations. In the Greek there are two independent translations, one of which is a Faithful reproduction of the Massoretic text, and is therefore not of much use to the textual critic
John, Theology of - Sometimes this gift is placed in metaphor, such as "living water" (4:14) or "living bread" (6:33); in each instance it means a Faithful consumption of who Jesus is and what he offers. This community is a place of love, obedience, Faithfulness, and worship. But the Christian who is diligent and Faithful will conquer the world (1 John 5:4 )
Grace - Again, this protective, gracious act of God emphasizes the extent to which God is willing to go with his Faithful servant to show his favor toward him. A particularly Faithful servant named Ittai, the Gittite, has declared his Faithfulness to David, even though David has given him leave to go back and spare himself potential death by association with David
Slave, Slavery - Manumission was often regarded as a normal result of Faithful service. Inscriptions, again, often reveal a better side of slave life, testifying to mutual love between master and servant, and also to Faithful love between slave-husband and wife, even though de iure slaves could not occupy the status of matrimony (Dill, Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius, p
Ascension of Isaiah - A great persecution is regarded as imminent, in which the few Faithful remaining will ‘flee from desert to desert, awaiting the coming of the Beloved. The Neronic Antichrist is regarded ad destroying one of the Twelve Apostles (4:3), and deceiving many of the Faithful (4:9)
Mahometanism - For this purpose he promised to all who enrolled themselves under his banner full license to plunder the nations against which they were led; and he made it a fundamental tenet of his faith that they who fell in the warlike enterprises destined to enlarge the number of believers were at once delivered from the guilt and misery of their sins, and were admitted to the happy scenes prepared for the Faithful. And as marriage will take place, so a new race will be introduced in heaven; for, says the Koran, "If any of the Faithful in paradise be desirous of issue, it shall be conceived, born, and grown up in the space of an hour
History - History thus becomes the unfolding of God's covenant promises and the covenant Faithfulness or unfaithfulness of the people. The blessing of the land and Davidic government teach that God's blessing requires Faithfulness over time. Thus the biblical documents are valuable as historical reports, but their full comprehension demands Faithful response
Jerusalem - Both Micah (Jeremiah 3:12 ) and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 7:14 ) prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem for her unfaithfulness to God's covenant. This vision, along with the belief in the kingship of God and the coming of a Davidic messiah, continued to be cherished in the hearts of the Faithful
the Unprofitable Servant - To be the most unprofitable of servants in our own eyes; to sink into the dust every night speechless with shame and pain over another all but lost day; and at the same time to lie down to sleep accepted in the Beloved,-that is truly to fight the good fight of faith, and to fight it with the whole armour of God: that is really and truly to keep the faith of the gospel till we shall hear our Master's voice saying over us also,-Well done, thou good and Faithful servant! Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord
God - He is Faithful, constant, and unchanging in His character
Salutations - Erhes thinks that these were actual salutations sent to Rome by the Apostle, occasioned perhaps by these embassies and letters; and that this beautiful message covering with renown these humble and Faithful workers might not be lost, they inserted it in the most appropriate place in the Epistle to the Romans
Ordination - Now did this power lodge in the people, how happens it that in all the epistles, not a single word is to be found giving them any directions about constituting ministers? On the other hand, in the epistles to timothy and Titus, who were persons in office, we find particular instructions given them to lay hands suddenly on no man, to examine his qualifications before they ordain him, and to take care that they commit the office only to Faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also, Titus 1:5
Wealth (2) - By some this characteristic is taken to be a Faithful reproduction of the spirit and teaching of Jesus; by others it is attributed to Lk. Faithfulness in the administration of the unrighteous mammon prepares for greater and more serious responsibilities in the world to come, and contributes to our well-being there (Luke 16:1-13); but failure to use wealth aright entails loss and condemnation (Luke 12:16-21; Luke 16:10-13; Luke 16:19-31)
Religion - In whatever ways they act on the creation they do so as Faithful or unfaithful stewards of God's handiwork
James, Theology of - James warns about the coming judgment (1:10-11; 2:12-13; 3:1; 5:1-6,9, 12) but also draws attention to the reward that will be given those who have proved Faithful in service (1:12; 2:5; 4:10; 5:20)
Messiah - He was the greatest of the Old Testament prophets and the model of all Faithful prophets who spoke God's word
Education (2) - ]'>[8]7 the lesson being repeated over and over again until it was fixed in the memory; and proliciency lay in Faithful reproduction of the ipsissima verba of the Tradition. The strict school of Shammai permitted divorce only on the ground of unfaithfulness; but that of Hillel granted greater facility, allowing a man to put away his wife if he hated her; if he was dissatisfied with her cooking; if she went deaf or insane; if he saw another women whom he fancied more
Glory - At Sinai the זַיו was restored to the children of Israel, but was immediately lost again by their unfaithfulness (ib. Passing over the strictly doxological passages, we note that ‘glory’ is given to God (or to Christ) (a) by the character or conduct of men: by the strength of their trust (Romans 4:20), in eating, drinking, and all that they do (1 Corinthians 10:31), by thanksgiving (2 Corinthians 4:15), brotherly charity (2 Corinthians 8:19), the fruits of righteousness (Philippians 1:11), repentance and confession of sin (Revelation 16:9); (b) by the results of God’s own saving work, the Exaltation of Christ (Philippians 2:11), the Faithful fulfilment of His promises in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20), the reception of both Jews and Gentiles into the Church (Romans 15:7), the predestination of believers to the adoption of children (Ephesians 1:6), the whole accomplishment of that predestination, by faith, the sealing of the Spirit, and final redemption (Ephesians 1:14), by the marriage of the Lamb, the final and eternal union of Christ with the redeemed, sanctified, and glorified Church
Kindness (2) - The maintenance of just and Faithful dealing does not necessarily involve severity and harshness; rather it is itself part of the law of kindness rightly considered
Arms And Armor - Finally, that God is the Faithful protector of His people is often expressed by referring to Him as “a shield unto them that put their trust in Him” (Proverbs 30:5 ), just as He Himself encouraged Abraham, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield” (Genesis 15:1 )
Marriage - But then those who would have the whole matter to lie between the parties themselves, and the civil magistrate, appear wholly to forget that marriage is also a solemn religious act, in which vows are made to God by both persons, who, when the rite is properly understood, engage to abide by all those laws with which he has guarded the institution; to love and cherish each other; and to remain Faithful to each other until death
Jacob - The promised Seed was the constant object of Faithful expectation; and all the patriarchal ordinances, institutions, and predictions, had an allusion, positive or incidental, to the Messiah
Chronicles, Books of - The intervening sons of David, who served as kings of Judah, were judged by whether or not they were Faithful to God and to His house. God's Judging Judah's Kings by Their Faithfulness to His House (2 Chronicles 10:1-36:21 )...
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History - History thus becomes the unfolding of God's covenant promises and the covenant Faithfulness or unfaithfulness of the people. The blessing of the land and Davidic government teach that God's blessing requires Faithfulness over time. Thus the biblical documents are valuable as historical reports, but their full comprehension demands Faithful response
Prayer - , and that they represent quite Faithfully the general tenor of the teaching of the Apostolic Church on the Future State. ...
The central thought of the Apostolic Church with regard to their relationship to the Faithful departed is summed up in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 12:22-23) in the words: ‘Ye are come … to the spirits of just men made perfect,’ also described (Hebrews 12:1) as ‘a great cloud of witnesses
Ethics - It means rather that they have to produce the sort of character Jesus displayed and be as Faithful in their callings as Jesus was in his (John 13:15; John 15:12; Ephesians 4:24; Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:6)
Law - But if the people were to enjoy the blessings of that covenant, they had to respond to God’s grace in Faithful obedience
Science (2) - , may be traced to roots which have primarily an ethical meaning and convey ‘the notion of constancy, steadfastness, Faithfulness’ (see art. Hence they are more generally applied to a person than a proposition, and attach to a proposition only in a derivative way, the sayings of God being ‘faithful’ because His character is beneath and behind them,—they are established in the Divine nature, and so cannot be moved. There is, indeed, in this thought an element answering to our modern notion of accuracy; it is not, however, explicit, but implicit in the idea of a Faithful or reliable character
Vicarious Sacrifice - ‘Whatever more is to be said as to the significance of Christ’s death, this at least is certain, that he died as a Faithful martyr for truth and love’ (Bruce). ’ John 10:11; John 10:15 does not speak of an expiatory offering for sin, but rather ‘of an exposure to loss of life consequent upon Faithful care of the sheep’ (Terry)
Messiah - The sufferings of the Faithful are treated as an incentive to faith in the Kingdom of God. The Pharisaic expectation would never have led to violence, but rather involved the patient waiting of the Faithful for the time set by Jehovah
John (the Apostle) - Faithful now to the last, he stood near the cross, and there received the commission to care for the mother of Jesus (John 19:26-27). The seven letters in the Apocalypse enable us to see what ceaseless vigilance and intelligent care were needed to protect these Churches from error in doctrine, and to keep them Faithful in life
Persecution - It is obvious that our Lord often warned His disciples in regard to the attitude of Jerusalem and Rome to those who would remain Faithful to Him and His teaching. John calls Jesus Christ ‘the Faithful witness’ (Revelation 1:5), and Paul adds that He ‘witnessed the good confession’ (1 Timothy 6:13)
Polycarp - It is a model martyrdom, and the author explains this by saying that Polycarp ‘waited to be given up, as the Lord also did’ (περιέμενεν γὰρ ἵνα παραδοθῇ, ὡς καὶ ὁ κύριος), to teach the Faithful not to think only of their individual safety, but to think of all the brethren (i. The ardour of the Faithful had to be restrained in times of persecution, and they had to be warned against presumption
Language of the nt - Luke’s Faithful reproduction of his various sources makes his work uneven in this respect
Time - The NT takes over the latter word, and makes a Greek noun of it, whilst to the Christian and to the Christian Church, the first day of the week becomes the important day, instead of the seventh, and is for Christians the day of gathering together ‘to break bread’ ( Acts 20:7 ), and of making collections for the needs of the Faithful ( 1 Corinthians 16:2 ), and also wins for itself the name of ‘the Lord’s day’ ( Revelation 1:10 )
Discipline - The seeds of accountability among the Faithful may be seen in several strands of the tradition: removal from the assembly for ritual impurity (Exodus 12:14-20 ; Leviticus 17:3-9 ); standards for the evaluation of prophets (Deuteronomy 13:1-5 ; 18:15-22 ); and admonitions to reprove other adults (Proverbs 5:12-13 ; 9:7 ; 10:10 ; 19:25 )
Children (Sons) of God - The Divine Fatherhood towards Israel is manifested in protecting and redeeming love: it involves the Divine Faithfulness, to which His people may make appeal in their extremity (Jeremiah 31:9 ; Jeremiah 31:18-20 , Isaiah 43:6 ; Isaiah 63:16 ; Isaiah 64:8-12 ). In the passage Galatians 3:23 to Galatians 4:7 be likens the state of the Faithful under the Law to that of ‘young children’ needing a ‘tutor’; ‘heirs,’ yet, because under guardians, differing nothing from ‘bondservants
Tabernacle - ...
Moses' own "tent" (not mishkam , "tabernacle") in this transition stage was pitched far off from the camp (to mark God's withdrawal from apostate Israel) as "the tent of meeting" provisionally, to which only Moses the mediator and his Faithful minister Joshua were admitted (Exodus 33:3-11)
Thousand Years - The extent of rule (the "ten" or "five cities") is proportioned to the degree of Faithfulness, as the parable teaches (Luke 19:13; Luke 19:15; Luke 19:17; Luke 19:19); all vessels of glory are filled, but those of larger dimensions are of larger capacity for glory (2 Timothy 2:20-21; Isaiah 22:24). "The meek shall inherit the earth"; like Caleb, alone Faithful among the faithless, inheriting the very Mount Hebron on which his feet trod 40 years before (Matthew 5:5; Numbers 14:23-24; Joshua 14:9)
Widows - Paul speaks so strongly about the remarriage of young widows is no proof-on our view of the meaning of ‘a woman of one man’-that younger widows if they remarried and again became widows would be excluded from the roll, for they would still be Faithful to one husband
Sacrifice And Offering - Faithfulness to the preparation and presentation of them was an act of devotion. Jeremiah condemned the belief that as long as the Temple was in Jerusalem and the people were Faithful to perform the sacrifices, then God would protect them
Luke, Gospel of - John's birth a sign of God's Faithfulness (Luke 1:57-80 ). God's Kingdom Involves Power but Demands Faithfulness to the Point of Death (Luke 8:1-9:50 ). The Kingdom Is Characterized by Faithful Ministry and Witness (Acts 1:1:21 )
Kings, First And Second, Theology of - , 2 Kings 14:6 ; 22:8,11 ; 23:2 ), showing that he is not a theological innovator but a Faithful representative of a cultic perspective found in Deuteronomy
Joel, Theology of - Furthermore, some would argue that the three groups addressed in chapter 1 are selected because of sins they were committing: drunkards (1:5), farmers (1:11, perhaps involved in fertility rites), and priests (1:13, who fail to lead the nation Faithfully). Moreover, in the Old Testament the exact mode of receiving the message was not as important as the fact that it was from the Lord and that it was Faithfully proclaimed. Joel was announcing, then, that the people of God would Faithfully proclaim God's Word. On the basis, therefore, of 2:28-32 alone, the Spirit's outpouring can be said to produce the Faithful proclamation of God's word of warning and encouragement
Revelation, Idea of - From such a perspective we must say that the Bible is not simply the record and interpretation of the Acts of God in history, but itselfcompiled as it was over more than a thousand years of historynot least among those mighty Acts in its Faithful recording of that most frequent of all those Acts, the speech of God
Tabernacle - "Clean" describes the essential character of God, who is Faithful, upright, merciful, and true
Adam (1) - (Genesis 1) But JEHOVAH, the unchanging I AM (Exodus 6:3), in covenant with His people, always Faithful to His promises to them, is just the name that the Spirit of God would suggest in describing His relation to man, once innocent, then fallen, then the object of an everlasting covenant of love
Joy (2) - The reward promised to the Faithful servant in the parable of the Talents is to enter into ‘the joy of his Lord’ (Matthew 25:21)
Session - that he saw Jesus as risen from His throne and in the act of coming to help His suffering servant and Faithful martyr
Sepulchre - For the enemies of the Church to be willing not only to see the bodies of the Faithful lie exposed in the open way, but to invite the world to the spectacle, and to celebrate the event with holiday joy and the exchange of gifts (v
Abraham - As "father of the Faithful," who left home and all at the call of God, to be a sojourner in tents, he typifies Him who at the Father's call left His own heaven to be a homeless stranger on earth, and to sacrifice Himself, the unspeakably precious Lamb, for us: "the Word tabernacled Greek John 1:14 among us
Day of Atonement - ’ And this vital union is strengthened and perpetuated by the Faithful appropriation of it in the Sacrament of His body and blood
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - The ambitious and not unfaithful young minister had his sermon all ready, but as there would be a small congregation that snowy morning he would not throw away his whole week's work on such a handful, and so he left his sermon at home. For there is a field for all in Fountainbridge, and many a Well done, good and Faithful servant! will before long be purchased there again, as in days gone by
Paul in Arabia - But, on all that Moses ever wrote, there was nothing that Paul spent so much time and strength, as just on this concerning the father of the Faithful,-that Abraham believed in the Lord, and it was counted to him for righteousness
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - He was just a chosen and Faithful elder who had begun by being a deacon and who had purchased to himself a good degree, like any one of yourselves
Angel - In Tob 12:6-15 there are some important details, here an angel instructs in manner of life, but more striking is the teaching that he brings to remembrance before God the prayers of the Faithful, and that he superintends the burial of the dead;* Independents - Brown was for dividing the whole body of the Faithful into separate societies or congregations; and maintained that such a number of persons as could be contained in an ordinary place of worship ought to be considered as a church, and enjoy all the rights and privileges that are competent to an ecclesiastical community
Judas - " (Job 1:6) But was the meeting unhallowed to the sons of God because the devil came in the midst? Were the apostles of Christ less apostles because Judas was "numbered with them, and had obtained part of this ministry?" (Acts 1:17) And surely if the Lord Jesus, well knowing as he did whom he had chosen, was pleased to number him for a time with the apostles, might he not for a time also allow him to sit down with the apostles at the same table? Yea, did not the Lord Jesus expressly tell the church, that these things were his own appointment, and perfectly known in all their consequences by his divine mind, when he said, "Have I not chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" (John 6:70) If choosing Judas to be an apostle, at the time Christ knew that he was a devil, did not in the least contaminate the rest of the apostles, neither injure the cause of Jesus, it must undeniably follow, that his being present at the supper could not pollute the supper, nor the Faithful partakers of the supper
Jeroboam - ...
But, happily for us all, there is nothing in God's name to usward that is more sure and more true than is His long suffering, and His immense patience, and the many calls to repentance that He sends us before He finally casts us off, And? lest Jeroboam should lose himself through his fear and hate at Ahijah, God actually condescended to set the old and Faithful prophet aside and to send a new prophet to Jeroboam: a prophet whose eyes had not yet read Jeroboam's heart, and against whom Jeroboam could have taken up no umbrage
Ecclesiastical Polity - " Speaking of Faithful pastors, he describes them to be "those who by the doctrine of Christ lead men to true piety, who properly administer the sacred mysteries, and who preserve and exercise right discipline
Church - Thirdly, the church is quite often described as a fellowship of faith with its members described as the saints (1 Corinthians 1:2 ), the Faithful (Colossians 1:2 ), the witnesses (John 15:26-27 ), or the household of God (1 Peter 4:17 )
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - Treating Eusebius with the honour due to his position and his age, Basil now proved himself, in the words of Gregory, the staff of his age, the support of his faith; at home the most Faithful of his friends; abroad the most efficient of his ministers ( ib. A fanatic deacon, Glycerius, who had collected a band of professed virgins, whom he forcibly carried off by night and who wandered about the country dancing and singing to the scandal of the Faithful, caused him much trouble ( Epp
Church (2) - With many, perhaps with most, the expectation may have been mainly that of an independent and powerful earthly kingdom; but the remains of Jewish literature in the last century before Christ show that the more spiritually minded Jews undoubtedly looked for a kingdom which would indeed have Jerusalem for its centre, and of which the Faithful Jews would be the nucleus, but which would also be world-wide and spiritual in character. It must also be noticed that the doctrine of a Remnant, which had taken strong hold of the Jewish mind since the time of Isaiah, had accustomed them to think of a community of the Faithful, within and growing out of the existing nation, who should in a special sense be the heirs of the promises
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons - ...
Of the writings of Polycarp there is no certain trace in Irenaeus, but he held in Faithful remembrance his oral utterances. He afterwards, according to Eusebius, inclined to Valentinianism; whereupon Irenaeus addressed him in another treatise, περί ὀγδοάδος , from which Eusebius quotes the concluding words, conjuring the copyists to make an accurate and Faithful transcript of his words
Worship - This reproach was made to the Christians by Celsus, and answered thus by Origen: "In the highest sense the temple and image of God are in the human nature of Christ; and hence, also, in all the Faithful, who are animated by the Spirit of Christ,—living images! with which no statue of Jove by Phidias is fit to be compared. You believe, no doubt, that we all meet together in one place; but it is not so, for the God of the Christians is not shut up in a room, but, being invisible, he fills both heaven and earth, and is honoured every where by the Faithful
Neology - ...
The effect in Germany was speedily developed, though Wolf, the founder of this school, and most of his followers, were pious and Faithful Christians. ...
But the mercy of God has begun to answer the prayers of the few Faithful who are left as the gleanings of grapes after the vintage; and to revive, in some active, learned, and influential men, the spirit of primitive faith and zeal
Sanctification, Sanctify - This supplication touches the ideal life in Christ; but it is an ideal to the present Christian state, and is not to be relegated to the visionary or the celestial: ‘Faithful is he who calleth you; who also will do it’ ( 1 Thessalonians 5:24 )
Lord - ); on one occasion he uses that term as a worthy designation of a Faithful disciple (Colossians 4:12), and reminds believers that such slavery is the condition into which they have surrendered themselves (1 Corinthians 7:22)
Paul Apprehended of Christ Jesus - Hopeful saw Faithful burned to ashes; Christiana remembered all her surly carriages to her husband; and Mercy came just in time to see Christiana packing up
Ephesians, Book of - He referred to them also as “the Faithful in Christ Jesus
Elect, Election - Israel was not chosen because they were better, more Faithful, more numerous, or more obedient than anyone else
Scribes - But the two all-important duties were these—first, to keep everything Faithfully in memory; and, second, never to teach anything otherwise than it had been taught by the master. Working on calmly and peacefully, they were able to avoid extremes, and were successful in keeping what was left of the nation Faithful to the religion of their fathers, and in stimulating hope for the future
Jews, Judaism - Yet among the deportees was the remnant of the Faithful who saved the precious scrolls that comprise the bulk of Bible and carried them into exile with them. The establishment of nascent Judaism and the return and rebuilding of Jerusalem testify to the graciousness of God and his Faithfulness in all generations
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The case was somewhat different with regard to the Faithful who had died before Christ came
Common Life - He who uses well the talents which God gives, in the sphere in which his lot is cast, who is Faithful in a little, shall have his reward hereafter in the obtaining of a larger sphere wherein to exercise for God’s glory those very qualities, purified and ennobled, which his earthly diligence has made his own (Matthew 23:14-30, Luke 19:11-27)
Cup - Thus it was variously held that in this way the union of Christ and the Faithful was signified; that the water from the rock was represented; that the water and the blood from the pierced side of the Crucified were commemorated
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - " "This is a Faithful saying," says Paul, "and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief
Henoticon, the - This party of the centre was in communion with Peter Mongus, who had at once signed the "Henoticon," and had had it read in church at a public festival and openly commended it to the adoption of the Faithful
the Queen of Sheba - Only, had she known it, and seen the end of it, she was far more happy herself; as much more happy as it is to be Faithful over a few things, and to admire rather than to be admired, and to bless than to be blessed, and to give than to receive
Wealth - In the second, repentant Zaccheus gives up only half of his possessions; in the third, the Faithful servants invest their master's money for kingdom priorities
Pentateuch - The feast in the eighth month was in imitation of that of tabernacles in the seventh month (1 Kings 12:32-38), to prevent the people going up to sacrifice at Jerusalem (1 Kings 12:27); the Levites remaining Faithful to the temple, Jeroboam made priests of the lowest people
Zechariah, Prophecy of - He then is in a position of responsibility: if he is Faithful he shall judge Jehovah's house, and have a place in His presence
Apostolic Constitutions And Canons - the instruction to admit a slave concubine to membership if Faithful to her master Christ - ...
The Faithful witness, Revelation 1:5; 1 John 5:7
Advent (2) - 49:2); the Faithful dead will be raised to life again, and the righteous will dwell in everlasting joy (Enoch 51:1, 90:37) In the Psalter of Solomon, written under the pressure of the Roman domination (b
Barnabas - Be thou Faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life
Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot - And these, added Peter, are the two indispensable tests of fitness for this vacant office; a three years' conversion and Faithful diseipleship, and this also, that he had seen the risen Lord with his own eyes
Josiah - That is to say,-however well a boy may have been brought up; however good a mother he may have had, and however efficient and Faithful a minister, the time soon comes when every young man must seek his own God for himself
Episcopalians - He empowers him to ordain men to the work of the ministry:...
"The things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to Faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also," 2 Timothy 2:2
Devil - He prolongs the tribulation of the Faithful who do not yield to him ( Revelation 2:18 ); after his great fall ( Revelation 12:9 ) he is goaded by defeat into more venomous activity ( Revelation 12:12 ), but eventually meets his doom ( Revelation 20:10 )
Jeroboam - An old prophet at Bethel, where, Lot like, he dwelt, risking the corrupting influences of bad association (1 Corinthians 15:33; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18), jealous that any should be Faithful where he himself was not, and desiring to drag down the man of God to his own low level (Psalms 62:4), overtook him, and by a lie, saying "an angel of God spoke unto me, Bring him back that he may eat," overcame his constancy
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When the people, self confidently (like Peter, Luke 22:33), promised Faithfulness, Joshua replied "ye cannot serve the Lord," i. His influence under God kept them Faithful both in his own time and that of the elders who outlived him
Kingdom of God - The Faithful of old Israel became God’s true Israel; believers of other nations became Abraham’s spiritual offspring (Romans 2:28-29; Galatians 3:28-29; Galatians 6:16)
Oaths - Thus to call heaven or earth to witness our statement is an empty form, unless we be thinking not merely of heaven or earth, but of the Power they suggest, who will punish unfaithfulness (Matthew 5:34-35 a), i. And though, owing to the conditions of the society in which he lives, he may have to depart from the strict letter of the precept by taking a solemn oath on occasion, so long as he does not do so from the unworthy motive which inspires the oaths against which Christ contends, he may still claim to remain Faithful to the command of Christ
Inspiration - In 1 Corinthians 7:5-6, Paul distinguishes his words "by permission" from those of commandment; and in 1618452344_34 he gives his "judgment" as one Faithful, but as having on the point "no commandment of the Lord
Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis - Some years after his elevation to the episcopate, he addressed a letter to the Faithful in Arabia, in defence of the perpetual virginity of Mary, afterwards incorporated in his great work, Against all Heresies ( Haer
Ibas, Bishop of Edessa - Chaereas, as had been predetermined, addressed a report to the imperial government, declaring the charges proved; and on June 27 the emperor, acknowledging the receipt of the document, ordered that a bishop who would command the confidence of the Faithful should be substituted for Ibas (Perry, The Second Synod of Ephesus; Martin, u
Witness (2) - ’ After His resurrection this office is committed to Faithful witnesses
Bible, Theology of - God's Faithfulness . He is Faithful and unchanging
Isaiah, Book of - Thus he says: Isaiah 49:22 ‘For Hezekiah did that which was pleasing to the Lord, and was strong in the ways of David his father, which Isaiah the prophet commanded, who was great and Faithful in his vision’; Isaiah 49:23 ‘In his days the sun went backward; and he added life to the king’; Isaiah 49:24 ‘By a spirit of might be saw the end, and comforted the mourners in Sion’; Isaiah 49:25 ‘For ever he declared the things that should be, and hidden things before they came
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The covenant is designed as a teaching device: there is only one God who is not a part of this world; he is utterly holy, just, and Faithful, and it is he who supplies our needs not we ourselves
Grace - The first reproduces the most immediately and literally Faithful picture of Christ’s sayings; the second and third present the earliest impressive developments of His sayings in individual realization, and are rich in exposition and explanation of the subjective apprehension and appropriation of Divine grace
Paul's Blamelessness as a Minister - For it is nothing less than a Faithful and feeling panorama of all the outstanding states of mind and passions of heart that he and his successive congregations had come through while he lived and laboured among them
Philip: Deacon And Evangelist - And, between them, Philip and his grave and Faithful wife both ruled themselves well, and thus their four extraordinarily-gifted daughters
Zechariah, Theology of - God was pleased when the Faithful would entreat his favor there (Zechariah 8:20-22 )
Will of God - In general terms, the summary of Faithful Christian living, given by the writer of Hebrews, is "doing the will of God": "For you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised" (10:36 NRSV). John describes the life of Faithfulness, which demonstrates true Christianity, similarly as doing the will of God (1 John 2:17 )
Friendship - ’ Jewish literature treated the same subject, as, for example, in Sirach (Sirach 6:15), ‘There is nothing that can be taken in exchange for a Faithful friend
Miriam - What was it that ye two so sat and spake against your brother? In what had he hurt you? In what had he taken any word of Mine out of your mouth? In what had he failed in all his duty to Me? My servant Moses is not so, who is Faithful in all Mine house
Agriculture - Further attestation of the same fact is found in the blessings that were to attend the Faithful observance of the Law, and the curses that would follow disobedience (Leviticus 26:3-5; Leviticus 26:14-20, Deuteronomy 28:1-5; Deuteronomy 28:15-18)
Amen (2) - This, therefore, the Faithful respond at the consecration of so great a mystery, as also in every prayer duly said, and by responding declare assent
Church, the - Her responsibility during the betrothal period is to be Faithful to him (2 Corinthians 11:2 ; Ephesians 5:24 )
Time - On the other side, by discovering an ideal moral character in the latter age, the doctrine infused comfort into the hearts of the Faithful in the present evil days by promising a definite change with the beginning of the new era
Canaan - by mountains, by the desert on one hand, and by an almost harborless sea on the other, from too close contact with idolatrous neighbors, it yet could act, with a powerful influence, through many openings, on the whole world, if only it was Faithful to its high calling
Maccabees - In May 142Samimon was able to seize the citadel, and in September 141, at a great assembly of priests and people, and princes of the people, and elders of the land, he was elected to be high priest and military commander and civil governor of the Jews, ‘for ever until there should arise a Faithful prophet
Ethics - As God is always Faithful, His people prosper so long as they observe the conditions to which their fathers gave solemn assent ( Exodus 24:8 ; Exodus 24:7 )
Eucharist - The crucifixion of Christ’s natural body results in the institution of that instrument of union, the sacramental body, in respect of which the unworthy partaker is guilty ( 1 Corinthians 11:27 , but see below), and through which the Faithful have fellowship with Christ in His mystical body ( 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 )
Miracle - The Faithful remnant of Israel is locked in a mortal, spiritual battle with idolatry, especially Baal worship
War, Holy War - It was given by the promise and it will be kept by being Faithful to the promises of God. Only Faithfulness to the Torah and loyal obedience to Yahweh would insure victory
Kingdom of God - Until then we are to be good and Faithful servants (Luke 19:11-27 )
Leadership - In summary, God warned the kings again and again for their unfaithfulness, sending them his messengers, the prophets, but they did not listen until finally God moved in wrath to judge them at the hands of the Babylonians (36:12-16). He was recognized by the Persian king for his Faithful service as his cupbearer and for his concern for his own people back in Jerusalem
Revelation, Theology of - The latter figure draws on the Old Testament prophetic metaphor of marital unfaithfulness to denote idolatry. Jesus was the first martyr (1:5; 3:14), and because of his death and resurrection he can promise life to those who, like him, are Faithful to death at Roman hands (2:8,10; 11:7-13)
Influence - That the Prince and Messiah should be betrayed by His own people into the hands of the heathen, and that they should clamour for His death, was the greatest trial that a Faithful friendship has ever had to bear
Justice (2) - According to 1 John 1:9, ‘God is Faithful and just (δίκαιος) to forgive
Messiah - On the other hand, the reign of Josiah reawakened the hopes of the Faithful adherents of Jahweh, and it is significant that Messianic expectation revives in the oracles of Jeremiah
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Hebrews 11:34 (a) This type reveals the severe persecution which was endured by Faithful men of GOD in the Old Testament
Joseph - (1) He was a pious Israelite, Faithful in his observance of the Jewish ordinances ( Luke 2:21-24 ) and feasts ( Luke 2:41-42 )
Fellowship (2) - That storehouse of religious devotion is filled with prayers of communion with Jehovah, the supremely moral Person, righteous, Faithful, holy, yet full of loving-kindness, who satisfies the needs of man by bringing him into fellowship with Himself (Psalms 16, 34, 40, 63)
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Besides, from so large a mass of particulars, men of uncultivated minds, who were not in the habit of distinguishing and classifying, could not have made a proper selection; nor would persons unskilled in the art of composition have been able to express themselves in such terms as should insure a Faithful representation of doctrines and facts, and with such dignity as the nature of the subject required
Angels (2) - Evidently the angels are interested spectators of men’s behaviour, responsive to their victories and defeats, their sins and struggles; and we are here taught that to be denied before such a vast responsive assembly intensifies the remorse of the apostate, as to be confessed before them intensifies the joy of those who are ‘faithful unto death
Grace - The first reproduces the most immediately and literally Faithful picture of Christ’s sayings; the second and third present the earliest impressive developments of His sayings in individual realization, and are rich in exposition and explanation of the subjective apprehension and appropriation of Divine grace
Physical - For they, as living beings, have each physical needs according to their own respective natures and places and destinies in nature; and therefore it was not unworthy of Christ to form and take delight in the conviction that their Creator was providentially Faithful to them. As moral beings it is their duty to recognize this fact, to pay due respect to it, and to cherish and manifest gratitude to God for all the various forms of His providential loving-kindness and Faithfulness
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - Epiphanius obtained from a synod of his insular church a decree forbidding the Faithful of Cyprus to read Origen's works (A
Israel, History of - On the analogy of his relationship with his wife Gomer ( Hosea 1-3 ), he exhorted Israel to be Faithful to Yahweh
Dead Sea Scrolls - The songs may have been intended to lead the worshiper into an experience of angelic worship and thereby reinforce the community's understanding of itself as God's Faithful and legitimate priesthood. One noteworthy example is the interpretation of Habakkuk 2:4 ("The righteous shall live by faith"), which was so important for Paul's understanding of justification by faith in Christ ( Romans 1:17 ; Galatians 3:11 ): the commentator views the righteous as those who are characterized by obedience to the Law and Faithfulness to (the teachings of) the Teacher of Righteousness
Kings, the Books of - ...
Thenceforth, David's seed having been established in Judah in conformity with God's promise (2 Samuel 7), the prophets' agency in Judah was restricted to critical times and special cases requiring the expression of Jehovah's will in the way of either reproof of declension or encouragement of Faithfulness. ...
Notwithstanding Adonijah's attempt, Solomon is at the outset recorded as receiving David's kingdom as Jehovah had promised; he receives at Gibeon the renewal of the promise, on condition of Faithfulness, and in answer to his prayer receives wisdom, and also riches and honour which he had not asked for; then after rearing the temple receives God's confirmation of the promise conditionally, "if there wilt walk before Me as David I will establish thy kingdom forever; but if ye (thou and thy people) shall at all turn from following Me . Jehovah promised, on condition of Faithfulness, to Jeroboam too a sure house and the throne of Israel, but not for ever, only so long as the separate kingdom should last; for He added, "I will for this afflict the seed of David but not for ever" (1 Kings 11:38-39). shedding and idolatry (the effects of which on the people the Faithful Josiah could only undo externally) at last provoked God to give up Judah too to captivity; so Jehoiachin first and Zedekiah last were led away to Babylon, and Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed. Even Elijah's temporary weakness of faith in fleeing from Jezebel is told as candidly and Faithfully as his marvelous boldness for God
Ezekiel, Theology of - If a man in the first generation lives a life of Faithfulness, generosity, and integrity, that man will stand justified before God and suffer no retribution (vv. ...
Third, Ezekiel promises that "David" will be their Faithful ruler forever
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Coverdale returned from Tyndale's Faithful plainness to waver between equivocal and plain terms, as" penance" and "repentance," "priests" and "eiders
Revelation of John, the - Smyrna and Philadelphia alone receive unmixed praise, as Faithful in tribulation and rich in works of love
Unity (2) - to the Churches of Asia deal with conditions of corruption, moral and doctrinal; but there is no thought of self-segregation as the duty of the Faithful, even where deeds that Christ hates are tolerated (Revelation 2:6); He lays no other burden on His servants but to hold fast (1618452345_10)
Prayer - " It should be obvious that work cannot be a substitute for prayer, for no matter how Faithful one has been in planning and toil, the harvest ultimately depends on factors outside of human control
Forgiveness - He evidently assumed that Israel was the totality of Jews who were Faithful to the covenant
Guilt (2) - Isaac is the child of promise (Galatians 3:18; Galatians 4:23; Galatians 4:28, Romans 4:20; Romans 9:8-9), Abraham the father of the Faithful (Galatians 3:7, Romans 4:12)
Lord's Supper. (i.) - To say that Jesus could not have instituted the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, because He looked for a speedy realization of the Kingdom, is to deny that He had the complete vision of the destiny of the Servant of the Lord whose function is assumed by the Son of Man, whereas it seems certain that He foretold a spiritual inheritance among the Gentiles in return for His Faithful service even unto death (Isaiah 42:1 ff
Christian Life - to Corinthians, where the Jewish type of theology prevails, salvation is placed in the future as the reward of the Faithful
Isidorus, Archbaptist of Seville - Of God, angels, and the orders of the Faithful, 14 chapters
Anthropology - Creation points to God's pre-eminence, but it also points to human responsibility to be Faithful stewards of God-given abilities, talents, gifts, and both human and natural resources (Genesis 1:29-30 ; compare Matthew 25:14-30 )
John the Baptist - The message which he declared was authoritative: "Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand;" and the impression produced by his Faithful reproofs and admonitions was powerful and extensive, and in a great number of instances lasting. ) Thus fell this honoured prophet, a martyr to ministerial Faithfulness. These points had been scarcely touched upon by the other evangelists; though they had Faithfully recorded all the leading facts of our Saviour's life, and his admirable precepts for the regulation of our conduct
Philo - He is a Faithful, nay an enthusiastic, adherent of Judaism, both as a nation and as a religion
Synagogue (2) - For the Faithful discharge of these manifold duties he was treated with special respect (ib
Wisdom of Solomon - ...
The general elaboration of the Greek makes it probable that the translation is far from Faithful; and in a few cases references to Greek authors can be identified
Redemption (2) - More specially, He is the covenant-keeping God, who does not allow His promises to fail, but, even when the nation in the mass is rejected, fulfils His word in due season to the Faithful remnant, or to the whole people when brought to repentance (Psalms 103:8-9, Isaiah 8:16-17, Jeremiah 32:37 ff
Righteousness - 14) and possesses it as an essential quality of His nature; it is primarily the virtue of a conqueror, who establishes the right and vindicates the Faithful by over throwing the strong anti-Divine powers of earth; but it is beginning to be more than the equipment of the Divine champion or law-giver, and (cf
Holy Spirit - ...
The Old Testament thus concludes self-consciously open-ended, anticipating a new era in which the Spirit will work among a greater number of individuals and different kinds of people to create a more Faithful community of men and women serving God
Hellenistic And Biblical Greek - The Septuagint , the NT, and the earliest Christian writings approximate very closely, in a linguistic respect, to the contemporary papyri and inscriptions, and may as a whole be regarded as the most Faithful literary reflex of the spoken tongue, while the Atticism which prevailed about the same time took an entirely different direction, and sought to purge literature of all admixture with the vernacular. Of papyri and inscriptions alike it may be said that, the less educated the writers, the more Faithfully do they reflect the current speech, and accordingly we find great disparity between, e
Galatians Epistle to the - James, and departed to Syria and Cilicia unknown even by sight to the Faithful in Judaea (Acts 1:16-23)
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(a) The condition on which the future reward is given is Faithful performance of the moral task in the present
Metaphor - Meanwhile the other aspect of the metaphor is shown in the idea of God as a Rock (because He remains Faithful and abides)
Miracles (2) - But the Evangelists’ description may be taken without much deduction as a Faithful reflexion of the Master’s usage
Presbyterians - "The identity of the office of bishop and presbyter being thus clearly established, it follows, that the presbyterate is the highest permanent office in the church, and that every Faithful pastor of a flock is successor to the apostles in every thing in which they were to have any successors. Being solemnly engaged to use their utmost endeavours for the suppression of vice and the cherishing of piety and virtue, and to exercise discipline Faithfully and diligently, the minister, in the presence of the congregation, sets them apart to their office by solemn prayer; and concludes the ceremony, which is sometimes called ordination, with exhorting both elders and people to their respective duties
Samuel - But, that struggle over, Saul had no such loyal and Faithful friend as Samuel the deposed judge
Asceticism (2) - ‘If ye have not been Faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?’ (Luke 16:11)
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - He knows how to awaken terror and alarm, as he sets forth before the sinner his punishment, God's righteous judgment, his destined condemnation; he knows, too, how to build up and comfort, where he proclaims the hopes of the Faithful and the bliss of eternal happiness
Propitiation - Propitiation occurs in the apostolic literature of the NT only four times: (1) Romans 3:25 as the rendering of ἱλαστήριον: ‘whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, by his blood, to shew his righteousness, because of the passing over of sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God’; (2) as the rendering of ἱλασμός, 1 John 2:2 : ‘and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world’; (3) 1 John 4:10 : ‘Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins’; (4) in RV_ it is also used in Hebrews 2:17 as the translation of τὸ ἱλάσκεσθαι: ‘Wherefore it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and Faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people’; ἱλαστήριον also occurs in Hebrews 9:5, rendered ‘mercy-seat’ (RVm_ ‘Gr
Perseverance - We are thus assured that His will is our sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:3), a fact of indubitable certitude warranted by the Divine promises, which are of life (2 Timothy 1:1, 1 John 2:25) to all men (Acts 2:39; 2 Peter 1:4; 2 Peter 3:13) from a Faithful God (Hebrews 12:1-27 1 Thessalonians 5:24, 1 Corinthians 1:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Hebrews 10:23; 1 Peter 4:19, Titus 1:2) and fulfilled in Christ (Acts 13:32-33, 2 Corinthians 1:20, Romans 15:8, Revelation 5:5), who as the Word liveth in the saved (Romans 1:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23); by the Divine power, appearing in Christ (Acts 3:12; Acts 3:16, Romans 16:25, 1 Corinthians 2:5; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 2 Corinthians 4:7), producing in believers in Him the selfsame richness of character as is in Him (Ephesians 1:19; Ephesians 1:23; Ephesians 3:20, Colossians 1:11; Colossians 1:29, 1618452345_72; 2 Corinthians 9:8; 2 Peter 1:3); and by the Divine love (Romans 8:28; Romans 8:38-39), which is invincible
Presbyterians - "The identity of the office of bishop and presbyter being thus clearly established, it follows, that the presbyterate is the highest permanent office in the church, and that every Faithful pastor of a flock is successor to the apostles in every thing in which they were to have any successors. Being solemnly engaged to use their utmost endeavours for the suppression of vice and the cherishing of piety and virtue, and to exercise discipline Faithfully and diligently, the minister, in the presence of the congregation, sets them apart to their office by solemn prayer; and concludes the ceremony, which is sometimes called ordination, with exhorting both elders and people to their respective duties
Thecla - It is hardly likely that if Thecla had not existed her history and example could have so powerfully impressed themselves on the mind of Christendom for so many ages and been honoured by so many generations of the devout Faithful including some of the foremost intellects of the church
Corinthians, First And Second, Theology of - Nevertheless God is Faithful to deliver all who rely on him (10:13)
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The concept of the seventh day as an unending one is presumably part of the background to the discourse by the author of Hebrews on the eschatological Sabbath-rest for the Faithful (4:1-11)
Miracles - The effect of the miracles under Joshua kept all his generation Faithful to Jehovah, so real and convincing were they (Acts 4:10-12; Judges 2:7)
Amos, Theology of - Yahweh now declares that he will punish and disperse the present covenant community, which has been unfaithful to him (2:13; 3:14; 5:26-27). These relationships are to be characterized by the sort of love that manifests itself in loyalty and Faithfulness to him (Deuteronomy 6:4-14 ; Amos 5:4-6 ) and justice and compassion to their neighbors (Leviticus 19:9-18 ; Amos 5:15,24 ). But they have responded with unfaithfulness and rejection of those whom he has sent to point the way back to himself (Amos 2:6-12 ; 7:12-16 ). ...
The basis for Israel's judgment is her unfaithfulness to Yahweh. This scenario is played out in the land that Yahweh originally gave to the patriarchs and their descendants (Genesis 13:14-17 ; 26:2-3 ; 28:10-13 ), but which Israel lost because of her unfaithfulness to him (Leviticus 18:24-28 ; 26:27-39 ; 2 Kings 17:3-23 ; 21:1-16 ; 23:26-27 ; 24:1-4 ; 2 Chronicles 36:11-21 ). Thus a book whose message is, for the most part, characterized by such foreboding concludes with the kind of hope to which the Faithful of all the ages are attuned
Law - It is therefore easy to understand why the early Christian community in Jerusalem assumed at first a rigidly conservative attitude towards the Law, and regarded the Faithful observance of it as praiseworthy (Acts 21:20; cf
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The Muratorian Canon, in its extant form, does not happen to mention any uncanonical Gospels which are to be avoided by the Faithful, unless we are meant to understand some of them as included in the obscure closing words
Lunatic - The fact that the description given in the Gospels enables us to classify the instances under the broad types of mental disease is evidence of the Faithful unsophisticated narration of what the Evangelists had seen or heard, not of their having any scientific understanding of the phenomena in question
Atonement - The main task of Jesus on earth was to reveal the Father, to disclose the true nature of the Kingdom of God and its righteousness, in opposition to false ideals, to lead men to the recognition of His Messiahship, to recover the lost, to attach a few Faithful souls to Himself as the foundation of His new Kingdom, and prepare their minds for His death and resurrection, and for the after duty of spreading His gospel among mankind
Caesarea Philippi - His retirement from Galilee is from the people and their religious leaders into more intimate companionship with His disciples, from His popular instruction of the multitudes and beneficent activity in their midst to teach His Faithful followers in more secluded intercourse the significance of His own person for the Kingdom He had been proclaiming, and to prepare them for His Passion. The report of the disciples so accurately describes the situation and so Faithfully represents the tenor of popular opinion, that it cannot be regarded merely as the background sketched by the Evangelists for the purpose of bringing into sharp relief the confession of Peter
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - Chrysostom's memory as worthy of the reverence of Faithful Christians
Oracle - Such was the esteem and veneration which the Faithful entertained for the lively oracles under the former dispensation, when they had only Moses and the prophets; how, then, ought they to be prized by Christians, who have also Christ and his Apostles!...
Among the Heathen the term oracle is usually taken to signify an answer, generally couched in very dark and ambiguous terms, supposed to be given by demons of old, either by the mouths of their idols, or by those of their priests, to the people, who consulted them on things to come
Parousia - Whatever may be the opinion as to the literary tradition at work in the speeches of Acts, and the accuracy with which the words of the various speakers have been reported, there can be no doubt that they are a Faithful representation of the kind of preaching that marked the early stages of the growth of the Church
Priest - There is no such parallel, as far as our period is concerned; for the line of typological development from the OT conception, as we have seen, runs up directly to Jesus Christ and terminates in Him, while the circle of analogy encompasses all the Faithful, investing them with common privileges and the same obligations, and recognizing no distinction between the classes of clergy and of laity
Offence (2) - He had the human temper which avoids suffering at all costs, not the Divine love which at any cost is Faithful to its calling; and in yielding to his human temper he had made himself a stumbling-block in Jesus’ way
Elisha - The man of God's servant is as faithless as the pagan Naaman's servants were Faithful; the highly privileged often fall far below the practice of those with scarcely any spiritual privileges whatever
Offerings And Sacrifices - minha see Leviticus 2 and Numbers 15:1-16 ), constituted a system of offerings used by the Faithful at solitary Yahwistic altars outside the tabernacle (see above). ...
The basic idea behind the expression "commits a violation" is that the person has acted unfaithfully against God by violating the boundary between the common and the holy
Gnosticism - ...
We have notice of another branch of antinomian Gnosticism in " translation="">Revelation 2:20, where the ‘prophetess Jezebel’ in Thyatira is ‘teaching and seducing’ the Faithful
John the Baptist - Luke, ‘as a Faithful collector of evangelic memorabilia, allows to speak for itself, with here and there an editorial touch’ (Bruce, Expositor’s Gr
Mediator - There is no developed Christology, but the writer who calls himself a ‘bond-servant of God and of Jesus Christ,’ and is so Faithful both to the letter and to the spirit of Christ’s moral teaching, must necessarily have believed that He is the Mediator between God and man
Hermas Shepherd of - The fifth Parable presents the story of a vineyard, a master, and a Faithful servant, the exposition of which reveals an early belief in the doctrine of works of supererogation, and an Adoptianist conception of the personality of the Son of Cod (see below)
Arius, Followers of - Athanasius died in 373, after a noteworthy attempt to cast his shield over his Faithful supporter and friend Marcellus
Death of Christ - His obedience unto death was regulated, on His part, by one determinative moral principle; but there was diversity of incidental moral significance and value in the various positions in which His moral vocation summoned Him to act, and to be Faithful and loyal to this principle
Gregorius Nyssenus, Bishop of Nyssa - On the death of Valens in 378 the youthful Gratian recalled the banished bishops, and, to the joy of the Faithful, Gregory was restored to Nyssa
Faith - Similarly those who are suffering greatly are called upon to ‘commit their souls in well-doing unto a Faithful Creator’ (1 Peter 4:19), where in a unique phrase God as Creator is presented as the object of trust
Apocalyptic Literature - The shepherds allowed more of the Faithful to perish than was the will of God, but at the critical moment there appeared a white lamb in their midst and entered into a fierce combat with the birds of prey, while a heavenly being gave him assistance
Beatitude - The Pope considers his claims to beatitude; and if these are approved, proclaims his admission to the Beatific Vision, and sanctions the ascription to him by the Faithful of the title ‘Blessed. The shorter form of some Beatitudes in Luke may Faithfully represent the words of Christ, perhaps His own special application of a general truth to His disciples. On either supposition, Luke, ‘while Faithfully reproducing at least a part of our Lord’s teaching on the hill,’ may state that teaching ‘not in its original setting, but readapted so as to serve the practical purpose of Christian instruction’ (The Expositor’s Greek Test
Dream (2) - ’ And we are pretty sure, if we begin, with Witsius, with a Faithful recognition of the fact that ‘God has seen fit to reveal Himself not only to the waking, but sometimes also to the sleeping,’ to lapse, like him, at once into an apologetical vein, and to raise the question seriously, ‘Why should God wish to manifest Himself in this singular way, by night, and to the sleeping, when the manifestation must appear obscure, uncertain, and little suited either to the dignity of the matters revealed or to the use of those to whom the revelation is made?’ (de Prophetis et Prophetia, ch
Methodists - No favourable opportunity offering itself for this pious work, and the strict and Faithful preaching of the Wesleys having involved them in much persecution, and many disputes with the colonists, they returned to England, Mr
Canaan - It pointed to the eternal rest which the spiritual seed of the father of the Faithful were to enjoy after the pilgrimage of life; its holy city was the figure of the "Jerusalem above;" and Zion, with its solemn and joyful services, represented that "hill of the Lord" to which the redeemed shall come with songs, and everlasting joy upon their heads; where they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall fly away
Faith - Similarly those who are suffering greatly are called upon to ‘commit their souls in well-doing unto a Faithful Creator’ (1 Peter 4:19), where in a unique phrase God as Creator is presented as the object of trust
Paulinus, Bishop of Nola - Without adopting all the glowing panegyric applied by Uranius to his behaviour as bishop we may well believe that he shewed himself in this as in other matters a Faithful devout humble and munificent follower of his Master; and when Campania was laid waste by Alaric a
Revelation, the - The saints are exhorted to be Faithful unto death, and Christ would give them the crown of life. The historical development of the church may be said to close with Thyatira; and Philadelphia represents in the latter times of the church's history on earth Faithfulness to the Lord Himself, on the part of those who are seeking to stand morally in the truth of the church
Romans, Epistle to the - Similarly, the promise of inheriting the earth was given to him apart from the Law, and the seed to whom the promise descends are the Faithful who follow their spiritual ancestor in believing God even against nature, as Abraham and Sarah believed Him
Ignatius - 2, he writes: ‘Pray for the church which is in Syria, whence I am led a prisoner to Rome-I who am the very last of the Faithful there’; in Rom
Sacrifice (2) - The world-spirit which dominates the bulk of His countrymen demands His death; and even His most Faithful followers are still enslaved by the world’s toils—bound to earth by that material glory which, according to their selfish hopes, His Messiahship is to procure for them
Israel - The history was re-told in Chronicles, in order to furnish the Faithful with an expurgated edition of the history of Israel
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is Faithful in all my house. They are unconditional because they rely upon God's Faithfulness for their implementation and not on our obedience or response
Joram - But, on the contrary, it remains Faithful to its course from north to south, and is joined by a tributary, which some modern scholars would include among the sources of the Jordan—the Nahr-Bareighit (Flea River), ‘the smallest of the four sources of the Jordan’ (Libbey and Hoskins, i
Clement of Rome, Epistle of - -You have sinned grievously in thrusting from their office men who were duly appointed according to the apostles’ directions, and have Faithfully discharged the duties of a bishop (xliv. With the letter we have sent Faithful and prudent men who shall be witnesses between us (lxiii
John, Theology of - The strong phrases of John 6:1-71 , ‘eating the flesh’ and ‘drinking the blood’ of Christ, are employed, partly to express the extreme closeness of the appropriation of Christ Himself by the believer, partly to emphasize the benefits of His sacrificial work, as the Faithful receive in the Lord’s Supper the symbols of His broken body and blood poured out for men
Apocrypha - ‘Wisdom was created together with the Faithful in the womb’ (Sirach 1:14)
Koran - In succeeding ages, the additional sanction of antiquity or prescription, was given to those compositions which their fathers had admired; and while the belief of its divine original continues, that admiration which has thus become the test and the duty of the Faithful, can neither be altered nor diminished
Arabia - Here, with a few dates, the milk of his Faithful camel, and perhaps a little corn, brought by painful journeys from distant regions, or plundered from a passing caravan, the Arab supports a hard existence, until the failure of his resources impels him to seek another ...
oasis, or the scanty herbage furnished on a patch of soil by transient rains; or else, which is frequently the case, to resort, by more distant migration, to the banks of the Euphrates; or, by hostile inroads on the neighbouring countries, to supply those wants which the recesses of the desert have denied
Augustine - " But, whatever else is taught in this remarkable piece of autobiography, every pious reader will be delighted with the additional proofs which it contains of the ultimate prevalence of Faithful prayer, especially on the part of Christian parents
Christianity - With them many great moral principles, being indistinctly apprehended, were matters of doubt and debate; to us, the explicit manner in which they are given excludes both:...
for it cannot be questioned, whether we are commanded to love our neighbour as ourselves; to do to others as we would that they should do to us, a precept which comprehends almost all relative morality in one plain principle; to forgive our enemies; to love all mankind; to live righteously and soberly, as well as godly; that magistrates must be a terror only to evil doers, and a praise to them that do well; that subjects are to render honour to whom honour, and tribute to whom tribute, is due; that masters are to be just and merciful, and servants Faithful and obedient. On immense numbers of individuals it has superinduced these moral changes; all nations, where it has been fully and Faithfully exhibited, bear, amidst their remaining vices, the impress of its hallowing and benevolent influence: it is now in active exertion in many of the darkest and worst parts of the earth, to convey the same blessings; and he who would arrest its progress, were he able, would quench the only hope which remains to our world, and prove himself an enemy, not only to himself, but to all mankind
Paul - He came "ready to die for the name of the Lord Jesus," but he came expressly to prove himself a Faithful Jew and this purpose is shown at every point of the history
New Jerusalem - : ‘And I will … throughly purge away thy dross, and will take away all thy tin: and I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, the Faithful city’; Zephaniah 3:12 f
Paul - They afford occasion for displaying the height and the variety of their author’s personality; for in them he is always himself-affectionate, irascible, passionate, radiant, and optimistic as long as his converts are Faithful and his churches expanding, but ready to perish with vexation and foreboding should they be the reverse
Text of the New Testament - Uncial MSS being, as a class, considerably older than the minuscules, it is natural to expect that the purest and least corrupted texts will be found among them; though it is always necessary to reckon with the possibility that a minuscule MS may be a direct and Faithful representative of a MS very much older than itself
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John, Gospel of (ii. Contents) - There is a subordinate element of apologetic, but the main object is clearly to edify and teach the Faithful, not to convert the unbeliever
Ambrosius of Milan - Soldiers continued to surround the church, and Ambrose remained there singing psalms with the Faithful
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - They wrote letters of sympathy to the suffragans of Athanasius and the churchmen of Alexandria, urging the Faithful "to contend earnestly for the sound faith and the innocence of Athanasius
Augustinus, Aurelius - But he remained Faithful to his mistress until the very eve of his conversion, and watched over his son's education and character
Christ in the Early Church - From the very first Jesus Christ stands out in all the records of the early Church as the personal, living Master, not merely the Shepherd and High Priest of His Faithful ones, but the true Lord and King of the Universe
Christianity - To the Orthodox Church of the East, the paramount claim of the community on the allegiance of the Faithful depends on its having preserved with purity and precision the formal creed, fixed more than a thousand years ago, from which, it is alleged, all other Christians have more or less seriously departed
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - of Nazianzus, though hitherto Faithful to the Nicene doctrine, did so
Methodists, Protestant - Their characters and conduct are examined annually in the conference; and, if they continue Faithful for four years of trial, they are received into full connection
Clemens Romanus of Rome - But we have sent Faithful and discreet men who have walked from youth to old age unblameably amongst us, who shall be witnesses between us and you
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - They acquitted him of all unsoundness, as Faithful to Nicene and Ephesian teaching
Donatus And Donatism - Every bishop of the community of Donatus must, on his return to his home, return to the one true church, or at least not impede the Faithful execution of the law
Jerusalem - Peter's of Turkey, and the respective saints are held respectively by their own Faithful in equal veneration
Calvinism - Consistently with this, he a little farther on asserts, that election does not flow from holiness, but holiness from election: "For when it is said, that the Faithful are elected that they should be holy, it is fully implied, that the holiness they were in future to possess had its origin in election. No one can form an adequate conception of the injury thus inflicted on the divine attributes of wisdom, goodness, and mercy, as they have been revealed in the Scriptures, unless he has read the immense mass of quotations from the writings of these and other divines, which were presented to the notice of the synod of Dort by the Remonstrants, especially in their Rejection of Errors under each of the five points in dispute; the proofs of which were quoted from their respective authors, and the accuracy, and Faithfulness of which were never called in question
Jews - Numerous as were the apostates, (for the previous corruption of manners had but ill prepared the nation for such a trial,) a remnant continued Faithful; and the complicated miseries which the people endured under this cruel yoke excited a general impatience
Inspiration - It was therefore highly expedient, and even necessary, for the faith of future ages, that, beside those opportunities of information which the Apostles enjoyed, and that tried integrity which they possessed, their understanding and their memory should be assisted by a supernatural influence, which might prevent them from mistaking the meaning of what they had heard, which might restrain them from putting into the mouth of Jesus any words which he did not utter, or omitting what was important, and which might thus give us perfect security, that the Gospels are as Faithful a copy as if Jesus himself had left in writing those sayings and those actions which he wished posterity to remember
Perfection (of Jesus) - He made it the occasion of showing clearly the spiritual nature of His mission, and reaped for His Faithfulness their disbelief. And He drew nigh unto men in brotherly love as the physician of sick souls, the Faithful shepherd seeking the lost sheep of God, though thereby He outraged the sentiments of the Pharisees (Matthew 9:11; Matthew 11:19, Luke 15:2; Luke 19:7), though His friendship with them was helping to raise the eross on which He was slain
Mahometanism - Upon their protesting their sincerity, Mahomet swore to be Faithful to them, on condition that they should protect him against all insults as heartily as they would their own wives and families