What does Ordinance mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
כַּמִּשְׁפָּֽט judgment 6
לְחָק־ statute 4
חֻקַּ֣ת statute 3
מִשְׁמַרְתִּ֗י guard 2
חֻקַּ֥ת statute 2
וּמִשְׁפָּ֖ט judgment 2
כַּמִּשְׁפָּ֑ט judgment 2
διαταγῇ a disposition 1
כְּמִשְׁפָּטָ֑ם judgment 1
וּמִשְׁפַּ֤ט judgment 1
כְּמִשְׁפַּ֖ט judgment 1
וּלְמִשְׁפָּט֙ judgment 1
כְּמִשְׁפָּטָ֔ם judgment 1
כְּמִשְׁפָּ֧ט judgment 1
מִשְׁמַרְתּ֔וֹ guard 1
חֻקָּ֤ה statute 1
יְדֵ֖י hand. 1
זֹ֥את this 1
חֻקַּ֤ת statute 1
חֻקָּ֥ה statute 1
לְחֻקַּ֥ת statute 1
חֻקּ֥וֹת statute 1
הַחֻקָּ֥ה statute 1
וְחֹ֣ק statute 1
חֹ֔ק statute 1
וְחֹ֨ק statute 1
כְּמִשְׁפָּטָֽם judgment 1

Definitions Related to Ordinance


   1 judgment, justice, Ordinance.
      1a judgment.
         1a1 act of deciding a case.
         1a2 place, court, seat of judgment.
         1a3 process, procedure, litigation (before judges).
         1a4 case, cause (presented for judgment).
         1a5 sentence, decision (of judgment).
         1a6 execution (of judgment).
         1a7 time (of judgment).
      1b justice, right, rectitude (attributes of God or man).
      1c Ordinance.
      1d decision (in law).
      1e right, privilege, due (legal).
      1f proper, fitting, measure, fitness, custom, manner, plan.


   1 statute, Ordinance, limit, something prescribed, due.
      1a prescribed task.
      1b prescribed portion.
      1c action prescribed (for oneself), resolve.
      1d prescribed due.
      1e prescribed limit, boundary.
      1f enactment, decree, Ordinance.
         1f1 specific decree.
         1f2 law in general.
      1g enactments, statutes.
         1g1 conditions.
         1g2 enactments.
         1g3 decrees.
         1g4 civil enactments prescribed by God.


   1 statute, Ordinance, limit, enactment, something prescribed.
      1a statute.


   1 guard, charge, function, obligation, service, watch.
      1a guard, watch, house of detention or confinement.
      1b keeping, preserving.
      1c charge, injunction.
      1d office, function (ceremonial).


   1 hand.
      1a hand (of man).
      1b strength, power (fig.
      1c side (of land), part, portion (metaph.
      ) (fig.
      1d (various special, technical senses).
         1d1 sign, monument.
         1d2 part, fractional part, share.
         1d3 time, repetition.
         1d4 axle-trees, axle.
         1d5 stays, support (for laver).
         1d6 tenons (in tabernacle).
         1d7 a phallus, a hand (meaning unsure).
         1d8 wrists.


   1 a disposition, arrangement, Ordinance.

Frequency of Ordinance (original languages)

Frequency of Ordinance (English)


Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ordinance
This term in the O.T. generally signifies that which God 'ordered' for His people to observe. "They kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them." Psalm 99:7 . "Ye are gone away from mine ordinances." Malachi 3:7 . It is also applied to things in creation: God giveth "the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night." Jeremiah 31:35 . David made an ordinance. Ezra 3:10 : cf. Nehemiah 10:32 . In the N.T. it refers especially to the enactments of the law: "ordinances of divine service," Hebrews 9:1,10 ; "blotting out the handwriting of ordinances." Colossians 2:14 . It is also applied to human laws, Romans 13:2 ; 1 Peter 2:13 ; and to the rules of the moralists. Colossians 2:20 . The directions that Paul had given to the Corinthians are in the A.V. called 'ordinances,' 1 Corinthians 11:2 ; margin , 'traditions.'
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ordinance
ORDINANCE. See Decree.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Ordinance
With the defeat of Og of Bashan and Sihon of Heshbon, Israel was poised on the east bank of the Jordan to enter Canaan. Moses led a covenant renewal ceremony in which he explained the commandments, ordinances, and statutes of the Law. This included ordinances given at Mount Sinai and those given during the forty years that Israel wandered in the wilderness. These ordinances and statutes are the crown jewels of Israel. Israel's careful observance of them will reveal to the surrounding nations the chosen people's wisdom and understanding. No other nation has statutes and ordinances so righteous as those given by Yahweh to Israel (Deuteronomy 4:5-8 ). These are words of life.
But life is not found in outward adherence to sacrificial, dietary, or social ordinances and statutes. Thus Yahweh demands of Israel, "Who asked you for this multitude of sacrifices, new moon, and Sabbath ceremonies" (Isaiah 1:11-15 ). The answer, of course, is Yahweh himself. But God cannot tolerate iniquity and religious ritual. God is not fooled when the wicked recite the statutes of the covenant (Psalm 50:16 ). When the wicked perform the required sacrificial ordinances of the Law they might as well be offering swine's blood or committing murder (Isaiah 66:3-4 ). The apostle Paul states that the work of Christ has abolished the law of commandments and ordinances (Ephesians 2:15 ). The author of Hebrews explains how the levitical priesthood and its ordinances were temporary and have been superseded by the work of Jesus. He also reveals that all of God's saints have been saved by faith. God repudiates any attempt to use the ordinances to manipulate Him (chaps. 9-11).
Yet the ordinances and statutes are still words of life. Isaiah and James give the same solution to the faithless observance of outward forms: cease to do evil, learn to do good, seek justice, correct oppression, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow (Isaiah 1:16-17 ; James 1:27 ). The ordinances and statutes reveal God's will and his understanding of what it means to do good, seek justice, and correct oppression. Psalm 119 beautifully illustrates the wisdom and joy of meditating on ordinances, statutes, commands, and judgments. They are a part of the canon and not to be neglected.
The Israelites made no distinction between ritual or procedural ordinances and legal or moral statutes. They are equally a part of Israel's covenant with God. To neglect one or the other was to court disaster. To observe them carefully was to court God's blessings on the individual and the community (Deuteronomy 28 ). God's desire for his ordinances and statutes remains unchanged as is made clear in the quote of Jeremiah 31:33-34 in Hebrews 10:16-17 : "I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds."
Mark D. McLean
See also Command, Commandment ; Decrees ; Law
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Apostolic Church Ordinance
Third-century pseudo-Apostolic collection of moral and hierarchical rules and instructions, which served as a law-code for the Egyptian, Ethiopian, and Arabian Churches, rivaling the Didache, under which name it often went.
Webster's Dictionary - Ordinance
(n.) An established rite or ceremony.
(n.) Rank; order; station.
(n.) Ordnance; cannon.
(n.) A rule established by authority; a permanent rule of action; a statute, law, regulation, rescript, or accepted usage; an edict or decree; esp., a local law enacted by a municipal government; as, a municipal ordinance.
(n.) Orderly arrangement; preparation; provision.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Statute, Ordinance
A. Nouns.
Chôq (חֹק, Strong's #2706), “statute; prescription; rule; law; regulation.” This noun is derived from the verb haqaq, “to cut in, determine, decree.” Chôq occurs 127 times in biblical Hebrew.
The first usage of hoq is in Gen. 47:22: “Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion [1] assigned them of Pharaoh.…” This word is frequent in Deuteronomy and Psalms and rare in the historical books and in the prophets. The meaning of chôq in the first occurrence (Gen. 47:22) differs from the basic meaning of “statute.” It has the sense of something allotted or apportioned. A proverb speaks about “the food that is my portion” (Prov. 30:8, NASB; KlV, “food convenient for me”; literally, “food of my prescription or portion”). Job recognized in his suffering that God does what is appointed for him: “For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me [2] …” (23:14). The “portion” may be something that is due to a person as an allowance or payment. The Egyptian priests received their income from Pharaoh (Gen. 47:22), even as God permitted a part of the sacrifice to be enjoyed by the priests: “And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’ [3] for ever from the children of Israel: for it is a heave offering …” (Exod. 29:28).
The word chôq also signifies “law,” or “statute.” In a general sense it refers to the “laws” of nature like rain: “When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder” (Job 28:26; cf. Jer. 5:22); and the celestial bodies: “He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass” (Ps. 148:6 cf). “Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever” (Jer. 31:35-36). Moreover, the word chôq denotes a “law” promulgated in a country: “And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s” (Gen. 47:26).
Finally, and most important, the “law” given by God is also referred to as a chôq: “When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes [1] of God, and his laws [5]” (Exod. 18:16). The word’s synonyms are mitswah, “commandment”; mishpat, “judgment”; berit, “covenant”; torah, “law”; and ‘edut, “testimony.” It is not easy to distinguish between these synonyms, as they are often found in conjunction with each other: “Ye shall diligently keep the commandments [4]9 of the Lord your God, and his testimonies [7], and his statutes [1], which he hath commanded thee” (Deut. 6:17).
Chûqqâh (חֻקָּה, Strong's #2708), “statute; regulation; prescription; term.” This noun occurs about 104 times.
Chûqqâh is found for the first time in God’s words of commendation about Abraham to Isaac: “Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments [4]9, my statutes [4]3, and my laws [5]” (Gen. 26:5), together with its synonyms mishmeret, mitswah, and torah. The primary use of chûqqâh is in the Pentateuch, especially in Leviticus and Numbers. It is extemely rare in the poetical books and in the prophetic writings (except for Jeremiah and Ezekiel).
The meaning of “fixed” is similar to the usage of choq, in the sense of the laws of nature: “Thus saith the Lord; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth” (Jer. 33:25; cf. Job 38:33). Even as the Israelites had a period of rainfall from October to April, there was a fixed period of harvest (from April to June): “Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest” (Jer. 5:24). ln addition to regularity of nature, the word chûqqâh signifies regular payment to the priests: “Which the Lord commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations” (Lev. 7:36).
In non-religious usage, the word $%% refers to the customs of the nations: “After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances” (Lev. 18:3; cf. 20:23). The reason for the requirement to abstain from the pagan practices is that they were considered to be degenerate (Lev. 18:30).
The most significant usage of chûqqâh is God’s “law.” It is more specific in meaning than choq. Whereas choq is a general word for “law,” chûqqâh denotes the “law” of a particular festival or ritual. There is the “law” of the Passover (Exod. 12:14), Unleavened Bread (Exod. 12:17), Feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:41), the Day of Atonement (Lev. 16:29ff.), the priesthood (Exod. 29:9), and the blood and fat (Lev. 3:17).
The word chûqqâh has many synonyms. At times it forms a part of a series of three: “Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments [4]9, and his judgments [13], and his statutes [14], which I command thee this day” (Deut. 8:11), and at other times of a series of four: “Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge [15], and his statutes [14] and his judgments [13], and his commandments [4]9, always” (Deut. 11:1; cf. Gen. 26:5 with torah instead of mishpat).
The “statutes” of people are to be understood as the practices contrary to God’s expectations: “For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the home of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels, that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people” (Mic. 6:16). The prophet Ezekiel condemned Judah for rejecting God’s holy “statutes”: “And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes [14] more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes [14], they have not walked in them” (Ezek. 5:6). He also challenged God’s people to repent and return to God’s “statutes” that they might live: “If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die” (Ezek. 33:15).
The Septuagint gives the following translations of both choq and chûqqâh: prostagma (“order; command; injunction”); dikaioma (“regulation; requirement; commandment”); and nomimos (“lawful; conformable to law”). A translation of choq is duatheke (“last will; testament; covenant”). A translation of chûqqâh is nomos (“law”).
B. Verb.
Châqaq (חָקַק, Strong's #2710), “to cut in, determine, decree.” This root is found in Semitic languages with the above meaning or with the sense “to be true” (Arabic), “to be just” (Akkadian). This verb occurs less than 20 times in the Old Testament.
Châqaq is used in Isa. 22:16 with the meaning “to cut in”: “… That graveth a habitation for himself in a rock.” In Isa. 10:1 the verb is used of “enacting a decree”: “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed.”
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Ordinance
A — 1: δικαίωμα (Strong's #1345 — Noun Neuter — dikaioma — dik-ah'-yo-mah ) see JUSTIFICATION , No. 2.
A — 2: διαταγή (Strong's #1296 — Noun Feminine — diatage — dee-at-ag-ay' ) is translated "ordinances," in Romans 13:2 . See DISPOSITION.
A — 3: δόγμα (Strong's #1378 — Noun Neuter — dogma — dog'-mah ) is translated "ordinances" in Ephesians 2:15 ; Colossians 2:14 . See DECREE.
A — 4: κτίσις (Strong's #2937 — Noun Feminine — ktisis — ktis'-is ) "a creation, creature," is translated "ordinance" in 1 Peter 2:13 . See CREATE , B, No. 1.
Note: In 1 Corinthians 11:2 , AV, paradosis, "a tradition" (marg., and RV, "traditions"), is translated "ordinances." See TRADITION.
B — 1: δογματίζω (Strong's #1379 — Verb — dogmatizo — dog-mat-id'-zo ) akin to A, No. 3, "to decree," signifies, in the Middle Voice, "to subject oneself to an ordinance," Colossians 2:20 . In the Sept., Esther 3:9 ; in some texts, Daniel 2:13,15 .
King James Dictionary - Ordinance
1. A rule established by authority a permanent rule of action. An ordinance may be a law or statute of sovereign power. In this sense it is often used in the Scriptures. Exodus 15 . Numbers 10 . Ezra 3 . It may also signify a decree, edict or rescript, and the word has sometimes been applied to the statutes of Parliament, but these are usually called acts or laws. In the United States, it is never applied to the acts of Congress, or of a state legislature. 2. Observance commanded. 3. Appointment. 4. Established rite or ceremony. Hebrews 9 . In this sense, baptism and the Lord's supper are denominated ordinances.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Ordinance
The word ‘ordinance’ is used in the Revised Version to translate four different Greek substantives: (1) δικαίωμα (Romans 1:32; Romans 2:26; Romans 8:4, Hebrews 9:1; Hebrews 9:10); (2) διαταγή (Acts 7:53, Romans 13:2); (3) δόγμα (Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14); (4) κτίσις (1 Peter 2:13). The Latin Vulgate in these passages renders δόγμα by decretum, κτίσις by creatura, δικαίωμα by iustificatio or iustitia, διαταγή by dispositio and ordinatio. δικαίωμα is also used to signify a righteous act (Romans 5:16; Romans 5:18, Revelation 15:4; Revelation 19:8), δόγμα is translated ‘decree’ in Acts 16:4; Acts 17:7 and ‘commandment’ in Hebrews 11:23. The only Evangelist who uses either word is St. Luke (Luke 1:6; Luke 2:1). The verb δογματίζεσθε (‘submit yourselves to ordinances’ [1], decernitis [2] ]) is found in Colossians 2:20. Clement uses δικαίωμα three times (ad Cor. ii., xxxv., lviii.). In the first and third of these passages it is coupled with πρόσταγμα; in the second he is quoting the Greek (Septuagint ) version of Psalms 50:16. He has three other words which might be translated ‘ordinance’: (1) νόμιμα (ad Cor. i.); (2) διάταξις (ib. xxxiii.); (3) δεδογματισμένα (ib. xx.; cf. Colossians 2:20). The verb διέταξε, ‘he ordained,’ occurs once (ib. xx.). ‘The δόγμα of the Gospel’ as a practical rule of conduct occurs in the Didache, xi. Ignatius speaks of being ‘established in the δόγματα of the Lord’ (Magn. xiii.) and has the verb διατάσσομαι, ‘I ordain,’ three times (Eph. iii., Trall. iii., Rom. iv.). The substantive derived from it (διάταγμα) occurs in Trall. vii.
The conception of an ordinance seems to be primarily something which is recognized as obtaining in practice. The authority upon which it rests may be Divine, as when it is applied by Clement to the laws of nature, which earth, sea, sky, and all living creatures must obey; or it may be primarily human, albeit ultimately Divine, as in 1 Peter 2:13. The usage is not absolutely uniform, but as a rule the Divine sanction of an ordinance seems to be less direct than the immediate command of God Himself. Thus the Law is spoken of as being the ordinance of angels (Acts 7:53). An ordinance is generally a human deduction from a Divinely-revealed premise rather than the actual premise itself. When Ignatius says ‘I ordain,’ it is with reference to his personal authority, which is not irrefragable (cf. the distinction drawn by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 7:25).
R. H. Malden.

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Ordinance - Ordinance
Coordinance - ) Joint Ordinance
Disposition - 1: διαταγή (Strong's #1296 — Noun Feminine — diatage — dee-at-ag-ay' ) an Ordinance, e. , "as the Ordinance of angels;" lit. , "unto Ordinances of angels"). See ORDAIN , Ordinance
Decree - 1: δόγμα (Strong's #1378 — Noun Neuter — dogma — dog'-mah ) transliterated in English, primarily denoted "an opinion or judgment" (from dokeo, "to be of opinion"), hence, an "opinion expressed with authority, a doctrine, Ordinance, decree;" "decree," Luke 2:1 ; Acts 16:4 ; 17:7 ; in the sense of Ordinances, Ephesians 2:15 ; Colossians 2:14 . See Ordinance
Pragmatic - ) A solemn public Ordinance or decree
Baptism - The holy Ordinance by which persons are admitted as members of the Christian community. It is not by any means to be regarded as a regenerating Ordinance, though significant of regeneration. The use of water in this Ordinance is grounded in part on its qualities as the great element of purification, and on the rites of the ancient dispensation, in which "water and blood: were the divinely appointed symbols of moral renovation and atonement
Proclamation - ) That which is proclaimed, publicly announced, or officially declared; a published Ordinance; as, the proclamation of a king; a Thanksgiving proclamation
Baptist Testimony - "We believe that Laying on of Hands, withprayer, upon baptized believers as such, is an Ordinance of Christ,and ought to be submitted unto by all persons to partake of theLord's Supper
Ordinance - The word ‘ordinance’ is used in the Revised Version to translate four different Greek substantives: (1) δικαίωμα (Romans 1:32; Romans 2:26; Romans 8:4, Hebrews 9:1; Hebrews 9:10); (2) διαταγή (Acts 7:53, Romans 13:2); (3) δόγμα (Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14); (4) κτίσις (1 Peter 2:13). The verb δογματίζεσθε (‘submit yourselves to Ordinances’ [1], decernitis
The conception of an Ordinance seems to be primarily something which is recognized as obtaining in practice. The usage is not absolutely uniform, but as a rule the Divine sanction of an Ordinance seems to be less direct than the immediate command of God Himself. Thus the Law is spoken of as being the Ordinance of angels (Acts 7:53). An Ordinance is generally a human deduction from a Divinely-revealed premise rather than the actual premise itself
Edict - ) A public command or Ordinance by the sovereign power; the proclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by the very act of announcement; a decree; as, the edicts of the Roman emperors; the edicts of the French monarch
Lord's Supper - Is an Ordinance which our Saviour instituted as a commemoration of his death and sufferings. As to the nature of this Ordinance, we may observe, that, in participating of the bread and wine, we do not consider it as expiatory, but, ...
1. As a commemorating Ordinance. A confessing Ordinance. A communicating Ordinance: blessings of grace are here commuicated to us. A covenanting Ordinance. God, in and by this Ordinance, as it were, declares that he is ours, and we by it declare to be his. A standing Ordinance, for it is to be observed to the end of time, 1 Corinthians 11:26 . It seems to be quite an indifferent thing, what bread is used in this Ordinance, or what coloured wine, for Christ took that which was readiest. The subjects of this Ordinance should be such as make a credible profession of the Gospel: the ignorant, and those whose lives are immoral, have no right to it; nor should it ever be administered as a test of civil obedience, for this is perverting the design of it. and from the nature of the Ordinance, that it ought to be frequent. Doddridge justly observes, that it is greatly to be lamented that Christians have perverted an Ordinance, intended as a pledge and means of their mutual union, into an occasion of discord and contention, by laying such a disproportionate stress on the manner in which it is to be administered, and the posture in which it is to be received. The manner in which this Ordinance is administered, both in the church of England, and among Protestant Dissenters, is so well known, that we need say nothing of it here. We will only subjoin a few directions in what frame of mind we should attend upon this Ordinance
Levirate Marriage - (Latin: levir, a husband's brother) ...
A Hebrew Ordinance, by which the brother of a man who died without male issue was obliged to marry the widow. As a religious Ordinance the Levirate existed solely in Israel, though ethnologists claim that a similar custom, subject to various modifications, has been found in many tribes. Both the Ordinance and the mode of being dispensed from the law are described in the New Testament (Deuteronomy 25)
Marriage, Levirate - (Latin: levir, a husband's brother) ...
A Hebrew Ordinance, by which the brother of a man who died without male issue was obliged to marry the widow. As a religious Ordinance the Levirate existed solely in Israel, though ethnologists claim that a similar custom, subject to various modifications, has been found in many tribes. Both the Ordinance and the mode of being dispensed from the law are described in the New Testament (Deuteronomy 25)
Sacrifice - A solemn offering made to God according to His Ordinance,for His honor and for the benefit of sinners, as in the HolyCommunion which is called "our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,"and in which the merits and death of Christ are pleaded for theremission of our sins
Ordinance - "They kept his testimonies, and the Ordinance that he gave them. "Ye are gone away from mine Ordinances. It is also applied to things in creation: God giveth "the Ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night. David made an Ordinance. it refers especially to the enactments of the law: "ordinances of divine service," Hebrews 9:1,10 ; "blotting out the handwriting of Ordinances. called 'ordinances,' 1 Corinthians 11:2 ; margin , 'traditions
Ordinance - ...
A — 2: διαταγή (Strong's #1296 — Noun Feminine — diatage — dee-at-ag-ay' ) is translated "ordinances," in Romans 13:2 . ...
A — 3: δόγμα (Strong's #1378 — Noun Neuter — dogma — dog'-mah ) is translated "ordinances" in Ephesians 2:15 ; Colossians 2:14 . ...
A — 4: κτίσις (Strong's #2937 — Noun Feminine — ktisis — ktis'-is ) "a creation, creature," is translated "ordinance" in 1 Peter 2:13 . , and RV, "traditions"), is translated "ordinances. 3, "to decree," signifies, in the Middle Voice, "to subject oneself to an Ordinance," Colossians 2:20
Disannul - To annul to make void to deprive of authority or force to nullify to abolish as, to disannul a law or an Ordinance
Ordinance - , a local law enacted by a municipal government; as, a municipal Ordinance
Concision - , of the party who pressed on Gentile converts the necessity of still observing that Ordinance, he says, "Beware of the concision;" as much as to say, "This circumcision which they vaunt of is in Christ only as the gashings and mutilations of idolatrous heathen
Order - The word "Order" as used in the Prayer Book means regulationor Ordinance, according to its derivation from the Latin wordordo
Lord's Supper - " ...
The account of the institution of this Ordinance is given in Matthew 26:26-29 , Mark 14:22-25 , Luke 22:19,20 , and 1 Corinthians 11:24-26 . In this Ordinance Christ ratifies his promises to his people, and they on their part solemnly consecrate themselves to him and to his entire service. ...
This is a permanent Ordinance in the Church of Christ, and is to be observed "till he come" again
Heifer - The Ordinance of sacrifice of the "red heifer" described in Numbers 19:1-10 ; Compare Hebrews 9:13
Hallel - Some of the later rabbis disturbed the ancient liturgical Ordinance by assigning other Psalms, but they do not agree, and their opinions were not adopted
Assize - ) A statute or Ordinance in general. ) To fix the weight, measure, or price of, by an Ordinance or regulation of authority
Lamech - He was the first to violate the primeval Ordinance of marriage (Genesis 4:18-24 )
Ordinance - An Ordinance may be a law or statute of sovereign power. In this sense, baptism and the Lord's supper are denominated Ordinances
Infant Communion - The admission of infants to the Ordinance of the Lord's supper. It has been debated by some, whether or no infants should be admitted to this Ordinance. His arguments from Scripture chiefly depend upon this general medium; that Christians succeeding to the Jews as God's people, and being grafted upon that stock, their infants have a right to all the privileges of which they are capable, till forfeited by some immoralities: and consequently have a right to partake of this Ordinance, as the Jewish children had to eat of the passover and other sacrifices; besides this, he pleads those texts which speak of the Lord's supper as received by all Christians. When children are grown up to a capacity of behaving decently, they may soon be instructed in the nature and design of the Ordinance; and if they appear to understand it, and behave for some competent time of trial in a manner suitable to that profession, it would probably be advisable to admit them to communion, though very young; which, by the way, might be a good security against many of the snares to which youth are exposed
Defence - ) Prohibition; a prohibitory Ordinance
Artillery - Canon great guns Ordinance, including guns, mortars and grenades, with their furniture of carriages, balls, bombs and shot of all kinds
Establishment - Settled regulation form Ordinance system of laws constitution of government
Tradition, - It may be from God, as in 2 Thessalonians 2:15 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:6 ; and 1 Corinthians 11:2 (where it is translated 'ordinance'), instruction handed down before the word of God was complete
Confirmation - An Ordinance of the Church, sacramental in characterand grace conferring. While the above Scriptural authorityand universal practice are sufficient evidence that the use ofConfirmation is according to the mind of Christ, yet it will beinteresting to know the estimate of this holy Ordinance by thosewho have departed from the practice of the Universal Church, whichis given as follows:...
Test Act - To make the Ordinance of the Lord's supper a qualification of admittance to any office in or under the civil government, is evidently a profanation of the Ordinance itself; not to insist upon the impropriety of excluding peaceable and loyal subjects from places of trust and profit, merely on account of their religious opinions
Lord's Day - , hasgiven us the following clear statement concerning the first day ofthe week observed as the Lord's Day: "Our Saviour Jesus Christ, inthe exercise of this His Lordship over the day, has first of allabolished the Ordinance of the Seventh Day, and substituted, by theHoly Spirit guiding His Church into all Truth, the Ordinance of theFirst Day, as that one day in seven which the Fourth Commandmentenjoins to be kept sacred to God as a moral obligation
Profane - ) To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the Ordinance of God
Divorce - Moses had suffered a man to put away his wife for any cause, as we see in Deuteronomy 24:1,3 ; but the Lord maintained God's original Ordinance that what God had joined together, man had no right to put asunder, therefore a man must not put away his wife except for fornication, when she herself had broken the bond
Constitution - ) An authoritative Ordinance, regulation or enactment; especially, one made by a Roman emperor, or one affecting ecclesiastical doctrine or discipline; as, the constitutions of Justinian
Wife - The Ordinance of marriage was sanctioned in Paradise (Genesis 2:24 ; Matthew 19:4-6 )
Ludovisi, Alessandro - He established the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples to regulate missionary work; founded the InternatIonal college for Benedictines at Rome; issued the last papal Ordinance against witchcraft, 1623; sent financial aid to Emperor Ferdinand II to regain Bohemia; secured more tolerance for Catholics in England; and aided the Catholic reaction in the Netherlands
Gregory xv, Pope - He established the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples to regulate missionary work; founded the InternatIonal college for Benedictines at Rome; issued the last papal Ordinance against witchcraft, 1623; sent financial aid to Emperor Ferdinand II to regain Bohemia; secured more tolerance for Catholics in England; and aided the Catholic reaction in the Netherlands
Alessandro Ludovisi - He established the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples to regulate missionary work; founded the InternatIonal college for Benedictines at Rome; issued the last papal Ordinance against witchcraft, 1623; sent financial aid to Emperor Ferdinand II to regain Bohemia; secured more tolerance for Catholics in England; and aided the Catholic reaction in the Netherlands
Fringes - ’ The same Ordinance, somewhat differently expressed, is found in the earlier legislation of Dt. ...
That this Ordinance was faithfully observed by the Jews of NT times is seen from the references to the tsîtsîth or tassel of our Lord’s upper garment, disguised in EV First-Fruits - (Jeremiah 2:3 ) alludes to the Ordinance of "first-fruits," and hence he must have been acquainted with the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers, where the laws regarding it are recorded
Damnation - In Romans 13:2 , means "condemnation," which comes on those who withstand God's Ordinance of magistracy
Preaching - Under the gospel dispensation, the preaching of Christ crucified, by those whom he calls to be his ambassadors, is an established Ordinance of prime importance-God's chief instrumentality for the conversion of the world, Mark 16:15 1 Corinthians 1:21 2 Timothy 2:2 4:2
Singing - An Ordinance of divine worship, in which we express our joy in God, and gratitude for his mercies. Among the Baptists, during the early part of their existence, psalmody was generally excluded as a human Ordinance; but some congregations having adopted it about the beginning of the 18th century, a violent controversy was excited. It is to be lamented, however, that this Ordinance has not that attention paid to it which it deserves. Those, therefore, (where there is no natural inability) who neglect to learn to sing, live in sin, as they neglect what is necessary in order to their attending one of the Ordinances of God's worship
Create, Creation, Creator, Creature - ]'>[1] ...
Ktisis is once used of human actions, 1 Peter 2:13 , "ordinance" (marg. See BUILDING , Ordinance
Hugh the Great, Saint - He imparted the utmost solemnity and splendor to the liturgical services in his abbey and his Ordinance regarding the singing of the Veni Creator at Terce on Pentecost has since become universal in the Church
Petrobrussians - That the real body and blood of Christ were not exhibited in the eucharist, but were merely represented in that Ordinance
Great, Hugh the, Saint - He imparted the utmost solemnity and splendor to the liturgical services in his abbey and his Ordinance regarding the singing of the Veni Creator at Terce on Pentecost has since become universal in the Church
Ministry, Gospel - An Ordinance appointed for the purpose of instructing men in the principles and knowledge of the Gospel, Ephesians 4:8 ; Ephesians 4:11
Hearing the Word of God - Is an Ordinance of divine appointment, Romans 10:17
Baptism - Baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost is the rite or Ordinance by which persons are admitted into the Church of Christ
Man's, of Man, Mankind - , "nature of man"); (d) of human Ordinance, 1 Peter 2:13 ; Moulton and Milligan show from the papyri how strongly antithetic to the Divine the use of the word is in this respect; (e) of temptation, 1 Corinthians 10:13 , RV, "such as man can bear" (AV, "such as is common to man"), i
Cup - (Psalms 116:13) And Paul, when describing the blessedness of union with Christ, and communion in consequence thereof with God, calls the Ordinance which resembles it, a cup
Celebrate, Celebration - Exodus 12:14 gives the guidelines: "This is a day you are to commemorate, for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord-a lasting Ordinance. Celebrate this day as a lasting Ordinance for the generations to come" ( Exodus 12:17 )
Sprinkling - The first account we meet with in the Bible concerning sprinkling as a religious Ordinance, is at the institution of the Passover, when Moses, at the command of the Lord, enjoined the children of Israel to take of the blood of the lamb appointed to be slain, and strike the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, where they eat the Passover. And hence, when the Holy Ghost is recording the faith of Moses, in his view, of the Lord Jesus Christ, the blessed Spirit expresseth the whole of Moses's dependance upon Christ by this one act of the Ordinance appointed—"Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first born should touch them
Judgment - (2) In Romans 1:32 , AV, dikaioma, "an Ordinance, righteous act," is translated "judgment" (RV "ordinance"); in Revelation 15:4 , "judgments" (RV, "righteous acts")
Booty - ...
David "made a statute and an Ordinance for Israel unto this day" that the part of the army which guarded the families and baggage should share equally in the spoil with the troops actually engaged
Mennonite Bodies - Nearly all congregations observe the Lord's Supper twice a year, and the majority of them "observe the Ordinance of washing the saints feet in connection with and immediately after the Lord's Supper
Heifer, Red - ...
The Ordinance of the red heifer was an exceptional form of sin offering
Cup - In the Christian Ordinance the cup is a symbolic reminder of the atoning death of Jesus (Matthew 26:27-28 ; Mark 14:23-24 ; Luke 22:20 ; 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 )
Levite - Barnabas of Cyprus, where there were numerous Jews and Christians (1 Maccabees 15:23, Acts 11:19), was a landowner, though a Levite (Acts 4:36), the old Ordinance (Numbers 18:24) against the possession of real estate having long before fallen into abeyance, and probably having never been meant to apply to land outside Palestine
Testimony - ‛Êdûth (עֵדוּת, Strong's #5715), “testimony; Ordinance
Donatio Constantini - In many manuscripts the document bears the title "Constitutum domni Constantini Imperatoris" (Ordinance of Lord Constantine Emperor)
Donation of Constantine - In many manuscripts the document bears the title "Constitutum domni Constantini Imperatoris" (Ordinance of Lord Constantine Emperor)
Release - ) To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an Ordinance
Save - ...
Brass Ordinance saveth in the quantity of the material
Mennonites - The Mennonites in Pennsylvania do not baptize by immersion, though they administer the Ordinance to none but adult persons. As they reject infant baptism, they refuse to commune at the Lord's table with any who administer the Ordinance to children, unless resprinkled
Lord's Supper - Perhaps also it was because bread was more easily provided, and fitted thus more easily to be a part of the universal Ordinance. ) ...
Was it a permanent Ordinance? --"'Do this in remembrance of me' points to a permanent institution. "The subsequent practice of the apostles, ( Acts 2:42,46 ; 20:7 ) and still more the fact that directions for the Lord's Supper were made a matter of special revelation to Paul, (1 Corinthians 11:23 ) seem to make it clear that Christ intended the Ordinance for a perpetual one, and that his apostles so understood it
Baptism, Christian - An Ordinance immediately instituted by Christ (Matthew 28:19,20 ), and designed to be observed in the church, like that of the Supper, "till he come. ...
The gospel and its Ordinances are designed for the whole world, and it cannot be supposed that a form for the administration of baptism would have been prescribed which would in any place (as in a tropical country or in polar regions) or under any circumstances be inapplicable or injurious or impossible. ...
Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two symbolical Ordinances of the New Testament. As in the Supper a small amount of bread and wine used in this Ordinance exhibits in symbol the great work of Christ, so in Baptism the work of the Holy Spirit is fully seen in the water poured or sprinkled on the person in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That which is essential in baptism is only "washing with water," no mode being specified and none being necessary or essential to the symbolism of the Ordinance. We are warranted from such language to conclude that in like manner when water is poured out, falls, comes upon or rests upon a person when this Ordinance is administered, that person is baptized
Unction - James respecting the anointing with oil, has been a source of difficulty to some pious minds; but in order to understand it, it is necessary to observe that anointing with oil was an Ordinance for the miraculous cure of sick persons (Mark 6:13
Interim - published the imperial constitution, called the Interim, wherein he declared, that "it was his will, that all his Catholic dominions should, for the future, inviolably observe the customs, statutes, and Ordinances of the universal church; and that those who had separated themselves from it, should either reunite themselves to it, or at least conform to this constitution; and that all should quietly expect the decisions of the general council. " This Ordinance was published in the diet of Augsburgh, May 15, 1548; but this device neither pleased the pope nor the Protestants: the Lutheran preachers openly declared they would not receive it, alleging that it re-established popery: some chose rather to quit their chairs and livings than to subscribe it; nor would the duke of Saxony receive it
Baptists - They hold: ...
That the churches are independent in their local affairs;
that there should be an entire separation of church and state;
that religious liberty or freedom in matters of religion is an inherent right of the human soul;
that a church is a body of regenerated people who have been baptized on profession of personal faith in Christ, and have associated themselves in the fellowship of the gospel;
that infant baptism is not only not taught in the Scriptures, but is fatal to the spirituality of the church;
that from the meaning of the word used in the Greek text of the Scriptures, the symbolism of the Ordinance, and the practise of the early Church, immersion in water is the only proper mode of baptism;
that the scriptural officers of a church are pastors and deacons; and
that the Lord's Supper is an Ordinance of the Church observed in commemoration of the sufferings and death of Christ
Lord's Supper - an Ordinance instituted by our Saviour in commemoration of his death and sufferings. At that feast, they commemorated the deliverance of their own peculiar nation from the bondage of Egypt; and there could not be a more suitable opportunity for establishing an Ordinance which was to commemorate the infinitely more important deliverance of all mankind from the bondage of sin
Lord's Table, the; the Lord's Supper - This chapter gives the positive character of the Ordinance, as 1 Corinthians 10 is rather the separation consequent on it
Law - ) Any edict, decree, order, Ordinance, statute, resolution, judicial, decision, usage, etc
Statute - Any failure to obey a statute, Ordinance, or judgment of the law was a sin
Sign - ) That which, being external, stands for, or signifies, something internal or spiritual; - a term used in the Church of England in speaking of an Ordinance considered with reference to that which it represents
Baptism - One of the Ordinances which the Lord Jesus hath appointed in his church. (Matthew 28:19) Beside this Ordinance, which Christ hath appointed as the introduction to his church, we are taught to be always on the watch, in prayer and supplication, for the continual baptisms of the Holy Ghost
Head - Also the husband is the head of his wife, because by God's Ordinance he is to rule over her, Genesis 3:16 ; also in regard to pre- eminence of sex, 1 Peter 3:7 , and excellency of knowledge, 1 Corinthians 14:35
Supper - Paul, or as his own commentary upon the nature of the Ordinance which was revealed to him, they mark, with equal significancy and propriety, the extent and the perpetuity of the obligation to observe that rite which was first instituted in presence of the Apostles. As the object of faith is thus explicitly set before them in every commemoration, so the renewed exercise of that faith, which the Ordinance is designed to excite, must bring renewed life, and a deeper experience of the "great salvation
Red Heifer - I would now beg to call the reader's attention to the service itself, in order to remark the prominent features of the Ordinance, as typical of the person and offering of the Lord Jesus Christ,...
And first, the heifer was to be red. " (Hebrews 7:26) We are told that the Jews were so very tenacious that this heifer should be exactly corresponding to the %ordinance in those particulars, that if the animal had but a spot of different colour from the red, yea, but in a single hair, it was rejected. " (1 Timothy 2:6) And as we do not read in any other part of this Ordinance being appointed to be observed but once, so nothing could more blessedly point out the everlasting efficacy of that "one offering of the body of Jesus Christ once offered, whereby he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified
Lazarists - In 1804 an imperial decree reestablished the Congregation; under the government of the Restoration, 1816, a royal Ordinance recognized it and in 1901 the Council of State considered it as legally recognized in France
Lawlessness - The exponents of the Law were erring, yet the Law itself stood as a Divine Ordinance (Matthew 23:3, Luke 16:17)
Build, Builder, Building - 1, CREATURE, Ordinance
Vincentians - In 1804 an imperial decree reestablished the Congregation; under the government of the Restoration, 1816, a royal Ordinance recognized it and in 1901 the Council of State considered it as legally recognized in France
Love-Feasts - And whether they were converts from among the Jews or Gentiles, they retained their old custom with very little alteration, and as their αγαπαι had been commonly annexed to their sacrifices, so they were now annexed to the commemoration of the sacrifice of Christ at the Lord's Supper; and were therefore held on the Lord's day before or after the celebration of that Ordinance. It would seem at Corinth, in the Apostles' days, they were ordinarily held before; for when the Corinthians are blamed for unworthily receiving the Lord's Supper, it is partly charged upon this, that some of them came drunk to that Ordinance, having indulged to excess at the preceding love-feast: "Every one taketh before, προλαμβανει , his own supper, and one is hungry, and another is drunken," 1 Corinthians 11:21
Baptism - It is an Ordinance binding on all who have been given up to God in it; and to be perpetuated to the end of the world. ...
The ANTIPAEDOBAPTISTS hold that believing adults only are proper subjects, because Christ's commission to baptize appears to them to restrict this Ordinance to such only as are taught, or made disciples; and that consequently, infants, who cannot be thus taught, are to be excluded. That God did constitute in his church the membership of infants, and admitted them to it by a religious Ordinance, Matthew 3:7 : Galatians 3:14 ; Galatians 3:17 . True; but he was baptized in honour to John's ministry, and to conform himself to what he appointed to his followers; for which last reason he drank of the sacramental cup: but this is rather an argument for the Paedobaptists than against them; since it, plainly shows, as Doddridge observes, that baptism may be administered to those who are not capable of all the purposes for which it was designed; could not be capable of that faith and repentance which are said to be necessary to this Ordinance. To conclude this article, it is observed against the mode of immersion, that, as it carries with it too much of the appearance of a burdensome rite for the Gospel dispensation; that as it is too indecent for so solemn an Ordinance; as it has a tendency to agitate the spirits, often rendering the subject unfit for the exercise of proper thought and affections, and indeed utterly incapable of them; as in many cases the immersion of the body would in all probability be instant death; as in other situations it would be impracticable for want of a sufficient quantity of water, it cannot be considered as necessary to the Ordinance of baptism
Passover - ) It was primarily a commemorative Ordinance, reminding the children of Israel of their deliverance out of Egypt; but it was, no doubt, also a type of the great deliverance wrought by the Messiah for all his people from the doom of death on account of sin, and from the bondage of sin itself, a worse than Egyptian bondage ( 1 Corinthians 5:7 ; John 1:29 ; 19:32-36 ; 1 Peter 1:19 ; Galatians 4:4,5 )
Josiah - " Thus was Josiah enabled to recall the people to a sense of their responsibility, and to the means of their communion with God in the Ordinance of the Passover
Law - Municipal or laws are established by the decrees, edicts or Ordinances of absolute princes, as emperors and kings, or by the formal acts of the legislatures of free states. Law therefore is sometimes equivalent to decree, edict, or Ordinance. These tendencies or determinations, whether called laws or affections of matter, have been established by the Creator, and are, with a peculiar felicity of expression, denominated in Scripture, Ordinances of heaven. Written law, a law or rule of action prescribed or enacted by a sovereign, and promulgated and recorded in writing a written statute, Ordinance, edict or decree
Heifer, Red - The Ordinance was for cleansing, not atonement
Baptism, Baptist, Baptize - ...
A — 2: βαπτισμός (Strong's #909 — Noun Masculine — baptismos — bap-tis-mos' ) as distinct from baptisma (the Ordinance), is used of the "ceremonial washing of articles," Mark 7:4,8 , in some texts; Hebrews 9:10 ; once in a general sense, Hebrews 6:2
Transubstantiation - This mode of speaking quickly gained ground; it is often used by Cyprian, although he plainly understood it in a mystical sense; and the Ordinance of the supper was not unfrequently styled the eucharistical sacrifice. That solemn service was now viewed as an actual sacrifice or offering of the body of Christ for the sins of men, and the elevation of the host was held forth as calling for the adoration and worship of believers; so that an Ordinance mercifully designed to preserve the pure influence of the most spiritual and elevated religion, became the instrument, in the hands of ignorant or corrupt men, of introducing the most senseless and degrading idolatry. It might have been naturally supposed, that when Luther directed his vigorous mind to point out and to condemn the abuses which had been sanctioned in the popish church, he would not have spared a doctrine the most irrational and objectionable which that church avows, and that he would have vindicated the holy Ordinance of the Lord's Supper from the abomination with which it had been associated. " Then after most powerfully exposing the absurdity of transubstantiation, representing it as repugnant not to Scripture alone, but to reason and common sense, they proceed: "Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this sacrament, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but spiritually, receive and feed upon Christ crucified, and all benefits of his death: the body and blood of Christ being then not corporally or carnally in, with, or under the bread and wine, yet as really but spiritually present to the faith of believers in that Ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses. In the thirty-nine articles, the present creed of the English church, it is said of this Ordinance: "The supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another, but rather it is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ's death; insomuch that to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith receive the same, the bread which we break is a partaking of the body of Christ, and likewise the cup is a partaking of the blood of Christ
Circumcision - It was established as a national Ordinance (Genesis 17:10,11 ). But the truth embodied in both Ordinances is ever the same, the removal of sin, the sanctifying effects of grace in the heart
Picards - Schlecta, secretary of Ladislaus, king of Bohemia, in his letters to Erasmus, in which he gives a particular account of the Picards, says, that they considered the pope, cardinals, and bishops of Rome as the true antichrists; and the adorers of the consecrated elements in the eucharist as downright idolaters; that they denied the corporeal presence of Christ in this Ordinance; that they condemned the worship of saints, prayers for the dead, auricular confessions, the penance imposed by priests, the feasts and vigils observed in the Romish church; and that they confined themselves to the observance of the sabbath, and of the two great feasts of Christmas and Pentecost
Temple - The first marker is the addition “of the Lord”: “And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the Lord, after the Ordinance of David king of Israel” (Ezra 3:10)
Circumcision, Uncircumcision, Circumcise - ...
"In the economy of grace no account is taken of any Ordinance performed on the flesh; the old racial distinction is ignored in the preaching of the Gospel, and faith is the sole condition upon which the favor of God in salvation is to be obtained, Romans 10:11-13 ; 1 Corinthians 7:19
Observation - Luke 20:20); (b) for keeping a religious Ordinance (Galatians 4:10)
Righteousness - ]'>[7] ] ‘righteous act,’ ‘judgment,’ ‘ordinance,’ ‘justification’]); dikaiôsis (2 t. ...
In Matthew 3:15 , Zahn has observed, dikaiosynç seems to be used in the sense of dikaiôma , ‘ordinance
Repetitions - Jochanan ben Zakai, warned his hearers against formalism: ‘When thou prayest, make not thy prayer an Ordinance, but an entreaty before God’ (’Abôth, ii
Accountability, Age of - This position, however, misinterprets both the biblical doctrine of sin and the Ordinance of baptism
Day - ” Finally, when used in the plural, the word may represent “year”: “Thou shalt therefore keep this Ordinance in his season from year to year [3]” ( Communion (1) - Others, however, suppose that this ought to be no objection; and that such who believe themselves to be really baptized (though in infancy, ) are partakers of grace, belong to the true church of Christ, and are truly devoted to God, ought not to be rejected on account of a different opinion about a mere Ordinance
Southcotters - Sealing is the grand peculiarity and Ordinance of these people
Baptism - That our Lord instituted such an Ordinance as baptism, is plain from the commission given to the Apostles after his resurrection, and recorded in Matthew 28:19-20 . As to the subjects of baptism, the anti-paedobaptists hold that believing adults only are proper subjects, because the commission of Christ to baptize appears to them to restrict this Ordinance to such only as are taught, or made disciples; and that, consequently, infants, who cannot be thus taught, ought to be excluded. ) That God constituted in his church the membership of infants, and admitted them to that privilege by a religious Ordinance, Genesis 17; Galatians 3:14 ; Galatians 3:17 . ...
To conclude: it is urged, against the mode of immersion, that, as it carries with it too much of the appearance of a burdensome rite for the Gospel dispensation; as it is too indecent for so solemn an Ordinance; as it has a tendency to agitate the spirits, often rendering the subject unfit for the exercise of proper thoughts and affections, and indeed utterly incapable of them; as in many cases the immersion of the body would, in all probability, be instant death; as in other situations it would be impracticable, for want of water; it cannot be considered as necessary to the Ordinance of baptism, and there is the strongest improbability that it was ever practised in the times of the New Testament, or in the earliest periods of the Christian church
Fall, the - By God's Ordinance human offspring would inherit a deceitful heart, inclined to all manner of evil and incurably corrupt (Jeremiah 17:9 ). These are all reasons for the frustrations and groanings of all creation which, by the Ordinance of God and as a result of humanity's sin, will continue until the end of time (Romans 8:18-22 )
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. They walk in all the Ordinances of the Lord blameless. The support of the Ordinances of Gospel worship in their purity and simplicity, Deuteronomy 12:31-32 . There are some promises applicable to none but those who attend the Ordinances of God, and hold communion with the saints, Psalms 92:13 . Church Ordinances are, ...
1. Baptism is not properly a church Ordinance, since it ought to be administered before a person be admitted into church fellowship. This and other church business is generally done on some day preceding the sabbath on which the Ordinance is administered
Cock-Crowing - But if such an Ordinance existed, it is very unlikely that it could be strictly enforced in a city like Jerusalem, with a large and mixed population
Salt - ]'>[7] hospitality, by which a traveller in the desert, and even an enemy, if he has once partaken of an Arab’s hospitality, has a right to his host’s protection; since this ‘ordinance of salt’ as it is termed, is valid only for a limited period (see Jaussen
Covenant - The term covenant is also used to designate the regular succession of day and night (Jeremiah 33:20 ), the Sabbath (Exodus 31:16 ), circumcision (Genesis 17:9,10 ), and in general any Ordinance of God (Jeremiah 34:13,14 )
Ezra - Ezra's book closes abruptly here, as probably the odium connected with this self denying Ordinance made him judge it expedient to withdraw to Babylon for the present
Ruth - Boaz was an Israelite without guile, full of holy reverence for every Ordinance of God and man, and full of benevolent love and friendliness toward the poor pagan woman
Jephthah - Jephthah was greatly afflicted by this occurrence; but his daughter cheerfully consented to the performance of his vow, which took place at the expiration of two months; and the commemoration of the event by the daughters of Israel was required by a public Ordinance
Bezer - (Isaiah 58:12) And every Ordinance and means of grace in the ministry of his word points, like the Miklat of the Jews, unto Jesus, saying, "This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left," (Isaiah 30:21) Blessed Jesus, be thou indeed, "the way, and the truth, and the life!" and surely, "the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein
Messiah - Methinks I would cherish it with all the warmth of affection; I would carry it about with me wherever 50go: and beg that God the Holy Ghost would cause it to be my complete unceasing encouragement in all approaches to the throne of grace, and in all Ordinances of worship. Christ, as Christ, as the anointed, as the Messiah, is the sure appointment and Ordinance of heaven
Phar'Isees, - ; their fastings twice in the week, (Luke 18:12 ) were their tithing; (Matthew 23:23 ) and such, finally, were those minute and vexatious extensions of the law of the Sabbath, which must have converted God's gracious Ordinance of the Sabbath's rest into a burden and a pain
Rock - For so the Holy Ghost declares by Paul, (Hebrews 4:2) —so that Christ was the one great Ordinance and design of the whole
Sabbath - (Revelation 1:10) And it is no small confirmation of the Lord's approval of the first day being appointed for the Ordinance of the Sabbath, that not only the Lord Jesus arose on that day from the dead, but God the Holy Ghost made his first public descent, agreeably to Christ's promise, on that day
Education (2) - || Commandments - In the case of a purely ritual Ordinance the term προσέταξεν is used (Matthew 8:4, Mark 1:44, Luke 5:14). Jesus does not definitely abrogate the ritual Ordinances (‘ye ought not to leave the other undone,’ Matthew 23:23), but He makes the distinction plain between these and the higher obligations, justice, mercy, and faith. The ultimate aim of our Lord’s ethical teaching is to produce a morality which will be independent of outward Ordinance, and arise spontaneously out of the pure heart
Fasting - " (Exodus 28:38) Our fast sins, our prayer sins, our Ordinance sins, all need the cleansing laver of his blood to take away, and but for this there could be no acceptation of our persons, but the holy jealousy of the Lord in the midst of fasting, prayer and humiliation, might consume us on our very knees
Excommunication - Excommunication in the church of Scotland, consists only in an exclusion of openly profane and immoral persons from baptism and the Lord's supper; but is seldom publicly denounced, as, indeed, such persons generally exclude themselves from the latter Ordinance at least; but it is attended with no civil incapacity whatever. ...
Among the Independents and Baptists, the persons who are or should be excommunicated, are such as are quarrelsome and litigious, Galatians 5:12 ; such as desert their privileges, withdraw themselves from the Ordinances of God, and forsake his people, Judges 1:19 ; such as are irregular and immoral in their lives, railers, drunkards, extortioners, fornicators, and covetous, Ephesians 5:5
Fasting (2) - Alluding to a Rabbinic Ordinance that all mourning be suspended during the marriage-week, He says that fasting, which is a sign of mourning, would be inconsistent with the joy which ‘the children of the bride-chamber’ experience ‘while the bridegroom is with them
Judas - He had no union with Christ, and consequently no communion with him in the Ordinance. The "precious and the vile" must necessarily in this world be often brought together, but the Ordinance can receive no taint from the worthlessness of partakers. Ordinances of every kind, like the gospel itself, will prove "a savour of life unto life" unto some, whilst "a savour of death unto death" unto others
Lamentations, Book of - In 2 Chronicles 35:25 we read that ‘ Jeremiah lamented for Josiah, and all the singing men and singing women spake of Josiah unto this day; and they made them an Ordinance in Israel: and behold they are written in the lamentations
Servant - ...
In relation to the character of servant, as it refers to the service the whole creation owe the Lord, we may take up the language of the Psalmist, and say, all things continue, according to JEHOVAH'S Ordinance: for all things serve thee
Firstborn - As if (and which in reality is the case), JEHOVAH would have every thing shadow forth and bring forward somewhat either by allusion, or by direct type, concerning him who is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, and sum and substance of all things, in the Ordinance of God for salvation
Feasts - " (Revelation 20:5) And is not God the Holy Ghost glorified and honoured in the Christian sabbath, at the renewal of the sacred day, in that then is celebrated his first open and visible display of his love and mercy over the church, when at Pentecost he came down upon the people? Doth not every regenerated child of God here also, as in the other instances, testify, that it is by the sovereignty of his power and grace, he is quickened to a new and spiritual life, and now waits again on the Lord, in his holy Ordinance of the sabbath, for the renewing of the Holy Ghost to be shed on him abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Lord? (Titus 3:5-6)...
Surely, these are very clear and incontestible evidences of the true commemoration of the Christian sabbath, when, in the observance, special and distinct acts of praise and honour, are given to each glorious person of the GODHEAD, as they are represented to us in the Scriptures of truth, in the several character-offices of their divine agency. And when at his house, at his table, at his Ordinances, in his word, in every promise, and by every providence, the soul is kept alive by grace in him, the feast is not at stated periods only, but continual
Psalmody - Benjamin Keach published a tract entitled, "The Breach Repaired in God's Worship: or, Psalms, Hymns, &c, proved to be a Holy Ordinance of Jesus Christ
New Commandment - The true character of the ‘commandment’ is still safeguarded by the profound religious spirit of the Gospel, but the idea of outward Ordinance has begun to re-establish itself
Law - The omission of the article, however, generally points rather to ‘law’ as a principle; thus what is so said of ‘law’ would hold good of any other positive Ordinance of God-if such existed at all (cf. the Divine Ordinance which enjoins faith, not works; cf. ...
As regards the proper signification of the term, however, the Law may be defined as the positive revelation of the Divine Ordinance to the Israelites, who therein, as in the covenants, the promises, and the Temple service (Romans 9:4), had a sacred privilege unshared by other peoples (cf. Paul outward rites and ceremonies are included in the characteristic Ordinances of the Law (Galatians 2:12; Galatians 4:10; cf. it is especially the ceremonial or ritual Ordinances of the Law that are referred to, as St
Mediation Mediator - No objective work on the part of Christ or man, no Ordinance and no creed, can take the place of vital union with God in Christ, ‘in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth’ (2 Thessalonians 2:13). This intimate bond between the disciple and his Lord, the blood-bond, is set forth by the Ordinances of baptism and communion in a far wider sense than was contemplated by the ‘mystery-religions’ and their ‘redeemer-gods’ (1 Corinthians 10:2 ff. ), but he does not teach that the Ordinances impart the new life in Christ. The Ordinances are thus preachers of the death of Christ for sinners and of the new life in Christ. ’ The worthy celebration of the Ordinance consists in discerning the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:29) and not making a mere meal of the emblems
Law of God - Christ’s reply to the question of His adversaries on this point was simply to remind them of the original Divine Ordinance, according to which the marriage bond was made indissoluble. Prayer is the kernel; all external Ordinances, whole burnt-offerings, sacrifices and the like, are but the husk (Matthew 6:1-18). ...
In connexion with Christ’s teaching on the subject of heart religion and morality, and the true meaning of the Law considered as the Law of God, an interesting case suggests itself, in which Jesus seems to anticipate the abrogation of the Old Covenant with its laws and Ordinances. ...
On the same principle, Jesus at once defended His disciples against the charge of Sabbath-breaking, and vindicated His right to perform works of beneficence on the Sabbath day, by appealing to the spirit of the Ordinance
Sabbath - (5:14) These attempts to limit the Ordinance proceed from an entire misconception of its spirit, as if it were a season of stern privation rather than of special privilege
Marriage - The union for life of one man and one woman, is an Ordinance of the Creator for the perpetuity and happiness of the human race; instituted in Paradise, Genesis 1:27-28 2:18-24 , and the foundation of no small part of all that is valuable to human society
Sabbath - Its very existence on earth, by the Ordinance of God, proves that there remains an eternal Sabbath in heaven, of which the "blest repose" of the day of God is an earnest to those who rightly observe it, Hebrews 4:9
Minister - " In the NT it is used (a) of Christ, as a "Minister of the sanctuary" (in the Heavens), Hebrews 8:2 ; (b) of angels, Hebrews 1:7 ( Psalm 104:4 ); (c) of the Apostle Paul, in his evangelical ministry, fulfilling it as a serving-priest, Romans 15:16 ; that he used it figuratively and not in an ecclesiastical sense, is obvious from the context; (d) of Epaphroditus, as ministering to Paul's needs on behalf of the church at Philippi, Philippians 2:25 ; here, representative service is in view; (e) of earthly rulers, who though they do not all act consciously as servants of God, yet discharge functions which are the Ordinance of God, Romans 13:6
Regeneration (2) - He could think of it only as he knew it, that is, as an Ordinance administered to people confessing their sins and accepting the love of God in Christ,—an Ordinance that gathered into it the whole meaning of Christianity, and in a high and solemn hour raised to its height the Christian’s sense of what it is to be a Christian. He says expressly in Colossians 2:12 that in this Ordinance we are raised with Christ ‘through faith in the working of God who raised him from the dead
David - Even as Israel rebuilt the Temple, they followed “the Ordinance of David king of Israel (Ezra 3:10 )
Moses - The Ordinances relating to them were preserved by J Eternal Everlasting - In some, eases εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα refers to the duration of a single human life (Exodus 19:9; Exodus 21:5), in others it is applied to the length of a dynasty (1 Chronicles 28:4), the lasting nature of an Ordinance (2 Chronicles 2:4), the national existence of Israel (2 Chronicles 9:8), the perpetuity of the earth (Ecclesiastes 1:4), the enduring character of God (Psalms 9:7) and of the Divine truth and mercy (Psalms 117:2; Psalms 118:1). Similarly αἰώνιος is applied to the ancient gates of Zion (Psalms 24:7), to certain Levitical Ordinances (Leviticus 16:29; Leviticus 16:34), to the covenants of God with men (Genesis 9:16; Genesis 17:7, etc
Judaizing - Jews who became Christians were not forbidden to observe the laws and customs to which they were attached, but were enjoined to seek beneath the letter of the Ordinance for the truth of which it was the exponent
Samuel - not that sacrifice was not required, for God ordained it, but it can never be made a cloak for neglecting the moral, spiritual end for which the positive Ordinance of sacrifice existed
Joshua, Book of - Thus a covenant was made with the people that day, a statute, and an Ordinance in Shechem
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(2) The rite, like the gospel of which it is an Ordinance, is Apostolic . The form of tradition here reproduced brings out explicitly the fact that the Eucharist was regarded in the Apostolic Church as an Ordinance to be observed in Christian congregations till the Lord’s Coming (‘as oft as ye drink,’ with comment 1 Corinthians 11:26 )
Sabbath - It is hardly accurate to say that the change was entirely due to the fact that the Sabbath was one of the few religious Ordinances by which the Israelite in a foreign land could mark his separation from heathenism. As regards our Lord’s own attitude, it is enough to say that it combined reverence for the Ordinance, in so far as it served religious ends ( Luke 4:16 etc
Bereans - As to their practice and discipline, they consider infant baptism as a divine Ordinance, instituted in the room of circumcision; and think it absurd to suppose that infants, who all agree are admissible to the kingdom of God in heaven, should, nevertheless, be incapable of being admitted into his visible church on earth
Wine - diluted (implying that strength rather than sweetness characterized sobe' ); the prophet glances at their tendency to rely on the outward circumcision without the inward spirit, the true wine of the Ordinance
Family - Not only Adam but also Noah, the second founder of the human race, represents monogamy, and on that account recommends it as God’s Ordinance
Divorce (2) - And Mark 10:1-12, with its criticism of the alleged Mosaic sanction of divorce, leaves no room for doubt that on that occasion at least Christ pronounced marriage to be a divinely instituted Ordinance which should under no circumstances be broken by divorce
Lord's Supper. (i.) - The Law had come in alongside Temple service, and ritual was observed as an Ordinance. That it was a mark of supreme wisdom thus to perpetuate the significance of His death for the completion of His Kingdom in concrete symbolism, is evident from their misinterpretation of their Lord’s promise as to the future of His Kingdom on earth and His own return; but we are led to expect only such words and symbolic action as would illuminate the spiritual idea of the Kingdom; not precepts and ritual Ordinance for its external organization
Lamentations - Jeremiah wrote "lamentations" on the death of Josiah, and it was made "an Ordinance in Israel" that "singing women" should "speak" of that king in lamentation
Sacrifice - From the prophets and the Epistle to the Hebrews we learn that the sin offering represented that covenant as broken by man, and as knit together again, by God's appointment through the shedding of the blood, the symbol of life, signified that the death of the offender was deserved for sin, but that the death of the victim was accepted for his death by the Ordinance of God's mercy
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. ...
Baptism, the Lord's Supper were appointed as the church's distinctive Ordinances (Matthew 28:19-20, Greek text): "make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
King - Paul as a citizen of the Roman Empire recognizes in the higher powers the Ordinances of God, and regards subjection to them as a religious duty (Romans 13:1 ff. Peter recommends submission to every Ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, and exhorts to fear God and honour the king (1 Peter 2:13; 1 Peter 2:17)
Psalms, Book of, - Among these they recognize the Ordinance of sacrifice as in expression of the worshipper's consecration of himself to God's service
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It is in the fullest accordance with Christ’s habitual standpoint and with His teaching elsewhere that He adopted baptism, which had long been a symbolic and ceremonial rite of purification in Judaism, as a fundamental Ordinance for His followers: but it is equally in character with His mind and teaching that in the place of its old negative significance He gave it a new and positive meaning, by making it baptism into the Divine Name He had revealed, and into the practical observance of His commands, and the enduring possession of His Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20)
Type - The contrasts in Colossians 2:17 between the σκιά and the σῶμα, in Hebrews 8:5 between the σκιά and the ἐπουράνια, in Hebrews 10:1 between the σκιά and the εἰκών are all of them contrasts between types and their antitypes-between a prefiguring Ordinance of the old dispensation and a corresponding spiritual reality of the new. The antinomy between Law and Gospel which meets us in the earlier Epistles is now resolved, for he sees that the Law as a Divine Ordinance was temporary, indeed, in its obligatory character, but possessed of an abiding significance as typical of the future blessings of the Kingdom of grace
Sacraments - He thanks God that he baptized few of the Corinthians himself, just because he knows the supreme incorporating significance of that Ordinance, and perceives the misinterpretation which party-spirit might have put upon any special diligence shown by him as a minister of the actual rite of Baptism-‘lest any man should say that ye were baptized into my name’ (1 Corinthians 1:15). Matthew represents the belief of the primitive Church, Baptism was conceived of as an Ordinance of the Risen Lord, delivered by Him on an occasion of transcending importance, decreed in the same breath with a claim to universal authority in heaven and on earth, associated with an imperial charge to
Absolution - So effectual is preaching in the Spirit, that it may perhaps be found that in the Churches in which there is no Ordinance with the title of ‘private absolution,’ the sense of forgiveness of sins is truer, deeper, and more widely spread than in those which have such an Ordinance, and count it necessary
Tithes - Paul’s case a distinct reference to the parallel between the Levitical priesthood and the Christian ministry in this respect (1 Corinthians 9:13)-a parallel which is involved, consciously or otherwise, in the Ordinance of Jesus (ὁ κύριος) that His missionaries were to be supported by the objects of their labours
Covenant - The word covenant is also used for an immutable Ordinance, Jeremiah 33:20 . ...
The covenant of grace, under the Old Testament, was exhibited by promises, sacrifices, types, Ordinances, and prophecies
Sabbath - Some argue from the silence concerning its observance by the patriarchs that no sabbatic Ordinance was actually given before the Sinaitic law, and that Genesis 2:3 is not historical but anticipatory
Persecution - In 1645 an Ordinance was published, subjecting all who preached or wrote against the Presbyterian directory for public worship to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds; and imprisonment for a year, for the third offence, in using the episcopal book of common prayer, even in a private family. but their petition was rejected; yet in 1648 the parliament, ruled by them, published an Ordinance against heresy, and determined that any person who maintained, published, or defended the following errors, should suffer death
Ordination - The utility of an outward and visible sign is undoubtedly very great, but it is only a minor part of an Ordinance, and does not enable those who receive it to neglect the spiritual disposition which is necessary. The vitally important factor in the Ordinance is the Holy Spirit who works in it
Lord's Supper, the - It has been called both a sacrament and an Ordinance of Christ
Keeping - Again, the verb used to describe the celebration of the Passover (Matthew 26:18) is ‘keep’ (ποιέω—a most appropriate term to use in connexion with an Ordinance which largely consisted in representing ancient events by means of symbolic actions)
Hardening - That is a necessary moral Ordinance-in other words, one willed by God from eternity’ (H
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The legal Ordinance (Leviticus 12) appointed that a woman who had borne a man child should be (ceremonially) unclean for seven days; for three and thirty days more she might touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary
Trinity - The Gospel is every where in Scripture represented as a covenant or conditional offer of eternal salvation from God to man; and baptism was the appointed Ordinance by which men were to be admitted into that covenant, by which that offer was made and accepted. This covenant being to be made with God himself, the Ordinance must of course be performed in his name; but Christ directed that it should be performed in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and therefore we conclude that God is the same as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
Passover - Still more in Acts 20:7 is it apparent that this custom was observed ‘on the first day of the week,’ and it becomes a more definitely religious Ordinance. Paul’s mention of the ‘cup of blessing’ (1 Corinthians 10:16), coupled with the fact that he had already seen in the Paschal lamb an illustration of Christ, makes it clear that he at any rate viewed this Ordinance as the Christian counterpart of the Jewish Passover
Tabernacle - The first Ordinance given to Moses, after the proclamation of the outline of the law from Sinai, related to the ordering of the tabernacle, its furniture and its service as the type which was to be followed when the people came to their own home and "found a place" for the abode of God
Numbers, the Book of - Leviticus completed the Sinai legislation, but the stay in tents in the wilderness required supplementary directions not originally provided, as Numbers 19:14, also Numbers 5; Numbers 9:6-14; Numbers 19 (Numbers 19:11 the plague after Korah's rebellion necessitating Ordinances concerning defilement by contact with the dead), Numbers 30; Numbers 36, the law of heiresses marrying in their tribe, being at the suit of the Machirite chiefs, as the law of their inheriting was issued on the suit of Zelophehad's daughters (Numbers 27), and that was due to Jehovah's command to divide the land according to the number of names, by lot (Numbers 22:5). So the Ordinances Numbers 15:4, etc. were in the wilderness" (Numbers 15:32) do not prove they were no longer there, but that the sabbath Ordinance (Exodus 31:14) now violated was in force already, whereas other Ordinances were to come in force only "when Israel should come into the land" (Numbers 15:2, etc
Prosper, Saint, a Native of Aquitaine - He asks him to explain all this in a way consistent with God's previous Ordinance of vessels of honour and dishonour
Law - The basis of Israel's polity was the Decalogue, the compendium of the moral law which therefore was proclaimed first, then the other religions and civil Ordinances. The end of Israel's call by the holy God was that they should be "a holy nation" (Leviticus 19:2), a meadiatorial kingdom between God and the nations, witnessing for Him to them (Isaiah 43:10-12), and between them and Him, performing those sacrificial Ordinances through the divinely constituted Aaronic priests, which were to prefigure the one coming Sacrifice, through whom all the Gentile nations were to be blessed. Thus, Israel was to be "a kingdom of priests," each subject a priest (though their exercise of the sacrificial functions was delegated to one family as their representative), and God was at once civil and spiritual king; therefore all the theocratic Ordinances of the Sinaitic legislation were designed to minister toward holiness, which is His supreme law. ...
Hence, the religious Ordinances had a civil and judicial sanction annexed and the civil enactments had a religious bearing. It is because of this principle pervading more or less all the Ordinances, civil and ceremonial alike, that it is not always easy to draw a line between them. " God did desire "sacrifices" (for He instituted them), but moral obedience more: for this is the end for which positive Ordinances, as sacrifices, were instituted; i. , sacrifices and positive Ordinances, as the sabbath, were to be observed, but not made the plea for setting aside the moral duties, justice, love, truth, obedience, which are eternally obligatory. The law formally sanctioned, and grouped together, many of the fragmentary Ordinances of God which existed before. The special reason for the fourth, applying to the Israelites, does not interfere with the earlier and more universal reason in Exodus, but is an additional motive for their observing the Ordinance already resting on the worldwide basis
Hebrews, Epistle to - ), and this resulted in moral degeneracy ( Hebrews 5:11 , Hebrews 12:5 , Hebrews 3:12 ), and in neglect of that Ordinance which promotes social intercourse and Christian fellowship ( Hebrews 10:25 )
Satan (2) - Traces appear elsewhere of early beliefs current among the Hebrews in the existence of demons, satyrs, liliths, and the like, as in the use of the name ‘Azazel,’ a mysterious being mentioned in the Pentateuch in connexion with the Ordinance of the scapegoat (Leviticus 16)
the Woman Who Took Leaven And Hid it in Three Measures of Meal - And once every year till the Holy Child came to the full stature of the Christ of God: every returning passover He entered deeper and deeper into this great Ordinance, both hearing Joseph and asking him questions
Commission - … The command is to the Universal Church, to be performed in the nature of things by her ministers and teachers, the manner of appointing whom is not here prescribed, but to be learnt in the unfoldings of Providence recorded in, the Acts of the Apostles, who by His special Ordinance were the founders and first builders of that Church, but whose office, on that very account, precluded the idea of succession or renewal
the Man Who Cast Seed Into the Round And it Grew up he Knew Not How - And if God the Father submitted His Son to His own divine law of gradual growth, and slow increase, and an imperceptible ripening, then we must not grudge to submit both ourselves and our children to the same divine Ordinance
the Queen of Sheba - And as the seamen of Israel filled their water-pots, it was an Ordinance that they should sing, saying, Spring up, O well; in the Name of the Lord, spring up! When, who should pass by but the Queen of Sheba herself with her maidens with her? Sing still another of the songs of Zion, she said to Solomon's sailors
Abel - He takes the first place in the annals of Deism, and displays, in his proud rejection of the Ordinance of sacrifice, the same spirit which, in later days, has actuated his enlightened followers, in rejecting the sacrifice of Christ
Fellowship (2) - No formal Ordinance, such as the community of goods, was enjoined on the brethren; their love welled forth in such a pure and powerful stream that it made its own channels
Baxterianism - Ward differed from Amyraut, Martinius, and others of that school, on the topic of baptismal regeneration; and, as the subjects of baptism, according to the sentiments of the two former, are invested with invisible grace, and are regenerated in virtue of the Ordinance when canonically performed, such divines far more easily disposed of their baptized converts in the ranks of strict predestination, than the others could who did not hold those sentiments
Circumcision - These different views of circumcision, held by the same person, may be explained by considering the different principles on which circumcision might be practiced after it had become an obsolete Ordinance
Preaching - Through all this period, however, there was a dismal confusion of the useful Ordinance of public preaching
David - In consequence of the death of Uzzah (for it was a divine Ordinance that only the Levites should handle the ark, Numbers 4 ), who had put forth his hand to steady the ark when the cart in which it was being conveyed shook by reason of the roughness of the road, David stayed the procession, and conveyed the ark into the house of Obed-edom, a Philistine from Gath
Sacrifice - The private sacrifice was offered by the individual, either by the Ordinance of the law or by voluntary gift
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In the cases provided for in Leviticus 5:1-13 , where it was chiefly for acts which were sins by reason of infraction of some enactment or Ordinance, the ability of the offerer was considered
Eli - 'What mean ye by this Ordinance?' all the other children in Israel asked at their fathers as they came up to the temple
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In regard to giving to the support of religion, the teaching of Jesus must be considered in relation to the Ordinance of the law which required a tithe
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The Old Testament consistently commends women to monogamous marriage and sexual fidelity, based on God's creation Ordinance (Genesis 2:24 ; endorsed again by both Jesus [1] and Paul [2])
Asceticism (2) - Hence fasting is not a matter of compulsion or prescription or external Ordinance; it has value solely as the appropriate manifestation of a state of mind
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Jeremiah composed the funeral dirge which "the singing men and women in their lamentations" used at the anniversary kept subsequently as an Ordinance in Israel (1618614721_74)
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Through all this period there was a dismal confusion of the useful Ordinance of public preaching
Son of God - Of course, its authenticity as a saying actually proceeding from Jesus has been fiercely disputed, and in certain quarters the air is affected of treating it as beyond dispute an addition to the actual words of Christ; but its place in the Ordinance of baptism connects it closely with the Author of that rite; and there is no reason for rejecting it which would not, at the same time, imply the rejection of the whole section of the life of our Lord which follows His death on the cross
Faith - ’ The sealing with the Spirit is posterior to the act of faith and may be associated with the rite of baptism, which came to be known as a sealing Ordinance
Faith - ’ The sealing with the Spirit is posterior to the act of faith and may be associated with the rite of baptism, which came to be known as a sealing Ordinance
Peter Epistles of - ) the Ordinance of baptism, which formally ensured their spiritual union with the Risen Jesus; and (iii
Prayer - It is one of the principal excellencies of this kind of prayer, that it can be practised at all times, and in all places; in the public Ordinances of religion; in all our ordinary and extraordinary undertakings; in times of affliction, temptation, and danger; in seasons of social intercourse, in worldly business, in travelling, in sickness, and pain. We should also be watchful observers of the dealings of God with us in every Ordinance, and in every providence
Ethics (2) - Here the Mosaic Ordinance is represented as something adventitious, as merely marking a stage meant to be left behind
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(4) The Corinthians have disobeyed not only a specific Ordinance of God, but also the fundamental Christian law of love
Authority in Religion - ’ For instance, nowhere does He directly advert to ‘the Ordinance of heaven’ (Jeremiah 31:35 f. Recognizing what is praiseworthy in the spirit of the Baptist, He at the same time sets the seal of His disapprobation upon all man-devised substitutions for, or modifications of, Divine Ordinances
Augustine - By this distinction he rids himself of the difficulty which would have pressed upon his scheme of theology, had pardon, regeneration, and salvation been necessarily connected with the outward Ordinance of baptism; and limits its proper efficacy to those who are comprehended, as the heirs of eternal life, in the decree of the Almighty
Lutherans - The Calvinists hold, on the contrary, that Jesus Christ is only spiritually present in the Ordinance, by the external signs of bread and wine