What does Teach mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
διδάσκειν to teach. 11
διδάσκεις to teach. 6
לַמְּדֵ֥נִי to learn. 3
διδακτικόν apt and skilful in teaching. 2
δίδασκε to teach. 2
תוֹרֵ֛ם to throw 2
לְלַמֵּ֣ד to learn. 2
וּלְהוֹרֹ֖ת to throw 2
יוֹר֔וּ to throw 2
לַמְּדֵֽנִי to learn. 2
וְהוֹרֵיתִ֣י to throw 2
וְתֹרֶ֑ךָּ to throw 2
διδάξαι to teach. 2
διδάξῃ to teach. 2
διδάξει to teach. 2
וְלַמְּדָ֥הּ to learn. 1
לְלַמֵּ֖ד to learn. 1
וְתוֹרְךָ֖ to throw 1
לְלַמֵּ֥ד to learn. 1
וְֽאוֹרְךָ֗ to throw 1
וּֽלֲלַמְּדָ֥ם to learn. 1
וְלִמַּדְתֶּ֥ם to learn. 1
יְלַמְּד֤וּ to learn. 1
ה֤וֹרֵ֥נִי to throw 1
ה֘וֹרֵ֤נִי to throw 1
תְּלַמְּדֵ֑ם to learn. 1
מְלַמֵּ֥ד to learn. 1
יְלַמֵּדֽוּן to learn. 1
הוֹרֵ֣נִי to throw 1
וּלְלַמֵּ֥ד to learn. 1
יְלַמְּד֣וּ to learn. 1
וְלַמֵּ֤דְנָה to learn. 1
יְלַמֶּד־ to learn. 1
לַמְּדֵ֑נִי to learn. 1
אֲלַ֫מְּדֵ֥ם to learn. 1
לַמְּדֵ֤נִי ׀ to learn. 1
וְֽלַמְּדֵ֗נִי to learn. 1
אֲלַמֶּדְכֶֽם to learn. 1
אֲלַמְּדָ֣ה to learn. 1
תְלַמְּדֶֽנּוּ to learn. 1
י֝וֹרֶ֗נּוּ to throw 1
אוֹרֶ֣ה to throw 1
וְיוֹרֵ֙נוּ֙ to throw 1
הוֹדַ֥ע to know. 1
δίδαξον to teach. 1
διδάσκει to teach. 1
διδάσκω to teach. 1
διδάσκῃ to teach. 1
ἐδίδασκεν to teach. 1
διδάξωσιν to teach. 1
ἑτεροδιδασκαλεῖν to teach other or different doctrine. 1
וַאֲאַלֶּפְךָ֥ to learn. 1
וְהִזְהַרְתָּ֣ה to admonish 1
יְחַכֵּֽם to be wise. 1
וְהוֹדַעְתָּ֥ם to know. 1
יֹדִ֥יעוּ to know. 1
ה֭וֹדִיעֵנוּ to know. 1
הוֹדַ֑ע to know. 1
לְהוֹרֹ֕ת to throw 1
תְּהוֹדְעֽוּן to know. 1
וְיֹרֵ֕ם to throw 1
יוֹר֨וּ to throw 1
יוֹר֤וּ to throw 1
לְהוֹרֹתָֽם to throw 1
וְהוֹרֵיתִ֖יךָ to throw 1
! יוֹרֶ֔ה to throw 1
וְיֹרֵ֙נוּ֙ to throw 1
יוֹרֶ֣ה to throw 1
הֹרֵ֑נִי to throw 1
ה֭וֹרוּנִי to throw 1
י֭וֹרוּךָ to throw 1
וְיוֹרֵ֕נוּ to throw 1
וְשִׁנַּנְתָּ֣ם to sharpen 1

Definitions Related to Teach

G1321


   1 to Teach.
      1a to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses.
      1b to be a teacher.
      1c to discharge the office of a teacher, conduct one’s self as a teacher.
   2 to Teach one.
      2a to impart instruction.
      2b instill doctrine into one.
      2c the thing taught or enjoined.
      2d to explain or expound a thing.
      2f to Teach one something.
      

H3925


   1 to learn.
   Teach, exercise in.
      1a (Qal) to learn.
      1b (Piel) to Teach.
      1c (Pual) to be taught, be trained.
      

H3046


   1 to know.
      1a (P’al) to know.
      1b (Aphel) to let someone know, communicate, inform, cause to know.
      

H3384


   1 to throw, shoot, cast, pour.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to throw, cast.
         1a2 to cast, lay, set.
         1a3 to shoot arrows.
         1a4 to throw water, rain.
      1b (Niphal) to be shot.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to throw, cast.
         1c2 to shoot.
         1c3 to point out, show.
         1c4 to direct, Teach, instruct.
         1c5 to throw water, rain.
         

G1317


   1 apt and skilful in teaching.
   

H2449


   1 to be wise.
      1a (Qal) to be or become wise, act wisely.
      1b (Piel) to make wise, Teach wisdom, instruct.
      1c (Pual) to be made wise.
      1d (Hiphil) to make wise.
      1e (Hithpael) to show oneself wise, deceive, show one’s wisdom.
      

G2085


   1 to Teach other or different doctrine.
      1a deviating from the truth.
      

H3045


   1 to know.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to know.
            1a1a to know, learn to know.
            1a1b to perceive.
            1a1c to perceive and see, find out and discern.
            1a1d to discriminate, distinguish.
            1a1e to know by experience.
            1a1f to recognise, admit, acknowledge, confess.
            1a1g to consider.
         1a2 to know, be acquainted with.
         1a3 to know (a person carnally).
         1a4 to know how, be skilful in.
         1a5 to have knowledge, be wise.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be made known, be or become known, be revealed.
         1b2 to make oneself known.
         1b3 to be perceived.
         1b4 to be instructed.
      1c (Piel) to cause to know.
      1d (Poal) to cause to know.
      1e (Pual). 1e1 to be known. 1e2 known, one known, acquaintance (participle).
      1f (Hiphil) to make known, declare.
      1g (Hophal) to be made known.
      1h (Hithpael) to make oneself known, reveal oneself.
      

H2094


   1 to admonish, warn, Teach, shine, send out light, be light, be shining.
      1a (Niphal) to be taught, be admonished.
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to Teach, warn.
         1b2 to shine, send out light (fig.
         ).
         

H8150


   1 to sharpen, whet.
      1a (Qal) to whet, sharpen.
      1b (Piel) to sharpen, Teach (incisively).
      1c (Hithpolel) to be pierced.
      

H502


   1 to learn.
      1a (Qal) to learn.
      1b (Piel) to Teach.
      

Frequency of Teach (original languages)

Frequency of Teach (English)

Dictionary

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Teach, Teacher
Although several Hebrew words are translated "teach" in English translations of the Old Testament, two words predominate: yara [1], "to point out, " and lamad [2], "to goad." In the New Testament Greek words more frequently used are didasko [3], "to teach, " katecheo [1]7, "to instruct systematically, " matheteuo [5], "to train disciples, " paideuo [6], "to train, instruct, " noutheteo [7], "to correct, counsel, " parangello [8], "to command, order, " and paradido [9], "to hand down tradition."
The variety and extent of this biblical vocabulary make it clear that teaching is at the heart of God's plan for redemptive history. God as the ultimate Teacher has mandated in Scripture that teaching occur in two primary contexts, both of which arise from his creative and redemptive Acts. God delegates teaching to the family and the redeemed community. Both institutions explain his gracious initiative in redemption and urge a loving, obedient response. God's gracious initiative places his people in covenant relationship with him in which parents teach their children and spiritually gifted leaders of the people of God teach its members. Thus, the following discussion will focus on teaching in the nuclear family and in the extended family, the people of God.
The creation of Adam and Eve signaled the institution of the family (Genesis 1:26-28 ; 2:18-25 ; 4:1 ; 5:1-2 ). God intended the promises of the Mosaic covenant for parents and their children (Deuteronomy 6:1-2 ). The fifth commandment underlined the sacred character of the family by commanding children to honor their parents (Exodus 20:12 ; cf. Deuteronomy 5:16 ). Cursing one's parents was a capital offense (Exodus 21:15,17 ; Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ; 27:16 ). The New Testament confirms Old Testament teaching that heterosexual monogamy is the ideal family setting for the teaching of children (Matthew 19:4-6,19 ; 1 Corinthians 5:1 ; 6:16 ; Ephesians 5:31 ; 6:1-3 ; 1 Peter 3:7 ).
The Bible repeatedly calls on parents to educate their children concerning the mighty redemptive Acts of God and the appropriate response of loyal obedience. Such education should occur in the context of the Passover feast and the consecration of the firstborn (Exodus 13:1-16 ). In anticipation of entering the promised land, Israel is reminded of God's activity for them and their consequent obligation to obey him and to teach their children to do the same (Deuteronomy 4:1-14,40 ; 5:29 ; 6:1-7,20-25 ; 11:19-21 ). Even after the people were settled in the land, the importance of teaching children was not minimized (Psalm 78:5-8 ). Proverbs repeatedly enjoins the education of children, with particular stress on sons obeying their fathers and mothers. The New Testament also stresses the teaching role of parents, especially the father (Luke 2:39-52 ; Romans 1:30 ; Ephesians 6:1-4 ; Colossians 3:20-21 ; 1 Timothy 3:4-5,12 ; 5:4,10 , 14 ; 2 Timothy 1:5 ; 3:2,15 ; Titus 1:6 ; 2:4 ). The repeated stress of both Old Testament and New Testament on care for widows and orphans indicates that the covenant community is to strengthen the family and, if necessary, serve as a sort of surrogate family setting.
The role of teaching in Israel's family life must be seen in the context of teaching in the Old Testament community. Moses commands parents to teach their children (Exodus 13:9 ), teaches Israel's elders how to adjudicate civic matters (Exodus 18:20 ), and assigns responsibility for teaching the law to Aaron and his descendants, the priests and Levites (Leviticus 10:11 ; Deuteronomy 33:10 ; cf. 2 Chronicles 15:3 ). Upon entering the land, Israel was not to intermarry with its inhabitants because this would result in apostasy (Deuteronomy 7:3-6 ). Instead, the land's inhabitants were to be eliminated in order to do away with false teaching (Deuteronomy 20:18 ). David longs for forgiveness and cleansing so that he may teach God's ways to sinners (Psalm 51:6-13 ). God's covenant with David involved David's sons obeying the laws they were taught (Psalm 132:11 ). The psalms frequently express longing for a deeper understanding of God's law. Solomon prayed at the dedication of the temple that God in the future would forgive repentant Israel and teach them obedience (1 Kings 8:35-36 ). Jehoshaphat and Josiah oversaw the teaching of true religion and the overthrow of false religious structures (2 Chronicles 17:5-9 ; 34:33-35:4 ). After the deportation to Babylon and the return to the land, Ezra and Nehemiah led Israel in studying, obeying, and teaching the law of Moses.
Israel's prophets also have much to say about education. As the archetypical prophet, Moses taught Israel and spoke of a future prophet like himself to whose teaching Israel must give heed (Deuteronomy 18:15-19 ). The prophets foresee days when all nations will be taught God's ways (Isaiah 2:3 ; 54:13 ; Micah 4:2 ). While Israel has rebelled against God and given their allegiance to false gods, nevertheless, God's power will yet "teach" Israel through judgment and restoration (Jeremiah 16:14-21 ). God's chosen Servant will reestablish the law (Isaiah 42:1-4 ) and inaugurate a new covenant that will implant his law in Israel's hearts and supersede the former manner of teaching (Jeremiah 31:31-34 ; Ezekiel 36:24-27 ).
In the New Testament Jesus is the Servant of God who inaugurates the new covenant (Matthew 12:17-21 ; 26:28 ). His ministry of word and deed and his redemptive sacrifice fulfill the Old Testament prototypes: kings, priests, and prophets. Jesus teaches with divine authority (Matthew 4:23 ; 5:2 ; 7:29 ). His approach to the Old Testament differs from that of Israel's leaders in that his teaching stresses love, justice, and mercy over external matters. After his resurrection and exaltation Jesus sends his apostles forth with the mandate to perpetuate his teachings (Matthew 28:19 ; John 21:15-17 ) in the power of the Holy Spirit.
As the Book of Acts makes clear, the earliest Christians took Jesus' mandate seriously as apostolic teaching was featured in their communities. The Spirit sent by Jesus equipped some with the gift of teaching (Romans 12:7 ; Romans 15:15-169 ; 14:6,12 , 19,26 ; Ephesians 4:11 ; 1 Peter 4:10-11 ).
The New Testament teaches that those who aspire to leadership in the community have to be competent teachers (1 Timothy 3:2 ; 2 Timothy 1:13 ; 2:1,15 ; Titus 1:9 ). God's people are expected to eagerly receive and obey apostolic teaching (1618647356_42 ; 1 Corinthians 11:2 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14 ; Hebrews 13:7,17 , 22 ; 2 Peter 3:2 ).
In the Bible, then, God as Creator and Redeemer teaches his creatures through the agency of two institutions, the family and the covenant community in which families worship God and grow in his grace. This teaching was carried out through the kings, priests, and prophets of the Old Testament theocratic community. These three Old Testament motifs coalesce in Jesus the Messiah, who enables the new covenant community to be taught by spiritually gifted teachers who lead the church.
David L. Turner
See also Disciple, Discipleship ; Jesus Christ
Bibliography . W. Barclay, Train Up a Child: Educational Ideals in the Ancient World ; M. Civil, et al., ABD, 2:301-17; J. P. Gammie and L. G. Perdue, eds., The Sage in Israel and the Ancient Near East ; K. Giles, Patterns of Ministry among the First Christians ; J. P. Louw and E. A. Nida, eds., Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains, J. I. H. McDonald, Kergyma and Didache ; S. Sifrai, The Jewish People in the First Century, 2:945-70; K. Wegenast and D. Frst, NIDNTT, 3:759-81; R. C. Worley, Preaching and Teaching in the Earliest Church ; R. B. Zuck, BSac 121 (1964):228-35.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Teach
A. Verbs.
Lâmad (לָמַד, Strong's #3925), “to teach, learn, cause to learn.” This common Semitic term is found throughout the history of the Hebrew language and in ancient Akkadian and Ugaritic. Lâmad is found approximately 85 times in the text of the Hebrew Old Testament. In its simple, active form, this verb has the meaning “to learn,” but it is also found in a form giving the causative sense, “to teach.” This word is first used in the Hebrew Old Testament in Deut. 4:1: “… Hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you.…”
In Deut. 6:4-9 lâmad is used of learning God’s laws: “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.” A similar meaning occurs in Ps. 119:7. The word may be used of learning other things: works of the heathen (Ps. 106:35); wisdom (Prov. 30:3); and war (Mic. 4:3).
About half the occurrences of lâmad are found in the books of Deuteronomy and Psalms, underlining the teaching emphasis found in these books. Judaism’s traditional emphasis on teaching and thus preserving its faith clearly has its basis in the stress on teaching the faith found in the Old Testament, specifically Deut. 5:1. Following the Shema’, the “watchword of Judaism” that declares that Yahweh is One (Deut. 6:4), is the “first great commandment” (Deut. 6:5; Mark 12:28-29). When Moses delivered the Law to his people, he said, “… The Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments …” (Deut. 4:14).
The later Jewish term talmud, “instruction,” is derived from this verb.
Yârâh (יָרָא, Strong's #3384), throw, teach, shoot, point out.” Found in all periods of the Hebrew language, this root is also found in ancient Ugaritic with the sense of “to shoot”; modern Hebrew uses the word to express the firing of a gun. Yârâh occurs approximately 80 times in the Hebrew Old Testament.
The first use of this verb in the Old Testament is in Deut. 17:10-11: “… Behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee.” This basic meaning, “to throw or cast,” is expressed in “casting” lots (Josh. 18:6) and by Pharaoh’s army “being cast” into the sea (Exod. 15:4).
The idea of “to throw” is easily extended to mean the shooting of arrows (1 Sam. 20:36- 37). “To throw” seems to be further extended to mean “to point,” by which fingers are thrown in a certain direction (Gen. 46:28; Prov. 6:13).
From this meaning it is only a short step to the concept of teaching as the “pointing out” of fact and truth. Thus, Bezaleel was inspired by God “to teach” others his craftsmanship (Exod. 35:34); the false prophets “teach” lies (Isa. 9:15); and the father “taught” his son (Prov. 4:4). It was the responsibility of the priests to interpret and “to teach” those things that had to do with ceremonial requirements and God’s judgments: “They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law …” (Deut. 33:10; cf. Gen. 31:51). Interestingly, priests at a later time were said “to teach” for hire, presumably “to teach” what was wanted rather than true interpretation of God’s word (Mic. 3:11).
B. Noun.
Tôrâh (תֹּרָה, Strong's #8451), “direction; instruction; guideline.” From yârâh is derived tôrâh, one of the most important words in the Old Testament. Seen against the background of the verb tôrâh, it becomes clear that tôrâh is much more than law or a set of rules. Tôrâh is not restriction or hindrance, but instead the means whereby one can reach a goal or ideal. In the truest sense, tôrâh was given to Israel to enable her to truly become and remain God’s special people. One might say that in keeping tôrâh, Israel was kept. Unfortunately, Israel fell into the trap of keeping tôrâh as something imposed, and for itself, rather than as a means of becoming what God intended for her. The means became the end. Instead of seeing tôrâh as a guideline, it became an external body of rules, and thus a weight rather than a freeing and guiding power. This burden, plus the legalism of Roman law, forms the background of the New Testament tradition of law, especially as Paul struggles with it in his Letter to the church at Rome.
C. Adjective.
Limmud means “taught.” This adjective forms an exact equivalent to the New Testament idea of “disciple, one who is taught.” This is well expressed in Isa. 8:16: “… Seal the law among my disciples.” The word also occurs in Isa. 54:13: “And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord.…”
Webster's Dictionary - Teach
(1):
(v. t.) To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals.
(2):
(v. t.) To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class.
(3):
(v. i.) To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.
(4):
(v. t.) To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Teach
A — 1: διδάσκω (Strong's #1321 — Verb — didasko — did-as'-ko ) is used (a) absolutely, "to give instruction," e.g., Matthew 4:23 ; 9:35 ; Romans 12:7 ; 1 Corinthians 4:17 ; 1 Timothy 2:12 ; 4:11 ; (b) transitively, with an object, whether persons, e.g., Matthew 5:2 ; 7:29 , and frequently in the Gospels and Acts, or things "taught," e.g., Matthew 15:9 ; 22:16 ; Acts 15:35 ; 18:11 ; both persons and things, e.g., John 14:26 ; Revelation 2:14,20 .
A — 2: κατηχέω (Strong's #2727 — Verb — katecheo — kat-ay-kheh'-o ) for which see INFORM , No. 2, INSTRUCT, No. 1, is rendered "to teach" in 1 Corinthians 14:19 , AV (RV, "instruct"); Galatians 6:6 (twice).
A — 3: ἑτεροδιδασκαλέω (Strong's #2085 — Verb — heterodidaskaleo — het-er-od-id-as-kal-eh'-o ) "to teach a different doctrine" (heteros, "different," to be distinguished from allos, "another of the same kind:" see ANOTHER), is used in 1 Timothy 1:3 ; 6:3 , RV , AV, "teach (no) other doctrine" and "teach otherwise," of what is contrary to the faith.
Notes: (1) For matheteuo, "to teach," in the AV of Matthew 28:19 ; Acts 14:21 , see DISCIPLE , B. (2) In Acts 16:21 , AV, katangello, "to declare, preach," is rendered "teach" (RV, "set forth"). (3) For "teacheth" in 1 Corinthians 2:13 , see TAUGHT , No. 1 (b).
B — 1: διδακτικός (Strong's #1317 — Adjective — didaktikos — did-ak-tik-os' ) "skilled in teaching" (akin to No. 1 above: Eng., "didactic"), is translated "apt to teach" in 1 Timothy 3:2 ; 2 Timothy 2:24 .
King James Dictionary - Teach
TEACH, pret. and pp. taught. L. doceo dico, dicto, and both these and the Gr. to show, may be of one family all implying sending, passing, communicating, or rather leading, drawing.
1. To instruct to inform to communicate to another the knowledge of that of which he was before ignorant. He will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. Isaiah 2
Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Luke 11 .
2. To deliver any doctrine, art, principles or words for instruction. One sect of ancient philosophers taught the doctrines of stoicism, another those of epicureanism. In vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matthew 15
3. To tell to give intelligence. 4. To instruct, or to practice the business of an instructor to use or follow the employment of a preceptor as, a man teaches school for a livelihood. 5. To show to exhibit so as to impress on the mind. If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others may practice them.
6. To accustom to make familiar. They have taught their tongue to speak lies. Jeremiah 9
7. To inform or admonish to give previous notice to. For he taught his disciples, and said--Mark 9 .
8. To suggest to the mind. For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12 .
9. To signify or give notice. He teacheth with his fingers. Proverbs 6
10. To counsel and direct. Habakkuk 2 TEACH, To practice giving instruction to perform the business of a preceptor.
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire. Micah 3
TEACH, n. In sugar works, the last boiler.

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Taught - of Teach. ) of Teach...
Edify - ) To Teach or persuade. ) To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to Teach
Teach - Teach, pret. He will Teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. Isaiah 2 ...
Lord, Teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. In vain they worship me, Teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. To instruct, or to practice the business of an instructor to use or follow the employment of a preceptor as, a man Teaches school for a livelihood. If some men Teach wicked things, it must be that others may practice them. For the Holy Spirit shall Teach you in that same hour what ye ought to say. He Teacheth with his fingers. Habakkuk 2 Teach, To practice giving instruction to perform the business of a preceptor. ...
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof Teach for hire. Micah 3 ...
Teach, n
Foreteach - ) To Teach beforehand
Apt - * For APT see Teach, B ...
Teach - 1, is rendered "to Teach" in 1 Corinthians 14:19 , AV (RV, "instruct"); Galatians 6:6 (twice). ...
A — 3: ἑτεροδιδασκαλέω (Strong's #2085 — Verb — heterodidaskaleo — het-er-od-id-as-kal-eh'-o ) "to Teach a different doctrine" (heteros, "different," to be distinguished from allos, "another of the same kind:" see ANOTHER), is used in 1 Timothy 1:3 ; 6:3 , RV , AV, "teach (no) other doctrine" and "teach otherwise," of what is contrary to the faith. ...
Notes: (1) For matheteuo, "to Teach," in the AV of Matthew 28:19 ; Acts 14:21 , see DISCIPLE , B. (2) In Acts 16:21 , AV, katangello, "to declare, preach," is rendered "teach" (RV, "set forth"). (3) For "teacheth" in 1 Corinthians 2:13 , see TAUGHT , No. ...
B — 1: διδακτικός (Strong's #1317 — Adjective — didaktikos — did-ak-tik-os' ) "skilled in Teaching" (akin to No. , "didactic"), is translated "apt to Teach" in 1 Timothy 3:2 ; 2 Timothy 2:24
Endoctrine - ) To Teach; to indoctrinate
Precept - ) To Teach by precepts
Tutorize - ) To Teach; to instruct
Promulge - ) To promulgate; to publish or Teach
Erudiate - ) To instruct; to educate; to Teach
Misteach - ) To Teach wrongly; to instruct erroneously
Pre-Existence - The Teaching that before our existence here on earth, we had a prior existence. Many aberrant groups Teach pre-existence such as the Mormons and the Shepherd’s Chapel. Also, all groups that Teach reincarnation affirm the idea of pre-existence
Wisse - ) To show; to Teach; to inform; to guide; to direct
Teach - ) To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to Teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to Teach morals. ) To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to Teach a child or a class
Tobadonijah - Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the people
Zufolo - ) A little flute or flageolet, especially that which is used to Teach birds
Sapiential Books - (Latin: sapientia, wisdom) ...
The books of the Scripture which Teach wisdom: ...
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Wisdom
Ecclesiasticus
Tobijah - , a Levite sent out through Judah by Jehoshaphat to Teach the people (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Didactical - ) Fitted or intended to Teach; conveying instruction; preceptive; instructive; Teaching some moral lesson; as, didactic essays
Anti-Trinitarians - Those who deny the Trinity, and Teach that there are not three persons in the Godhead
Puritanize - ) To agree with, or Teach, the doctrines of Puritans; to conform to the practice of Puritans
Tobijah - Levite whom Jehoshaphat sent to Teach the people (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Tob-Adonijah - One of the Levites sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Lere - ) To learn; to Teach
Ben-Hail - A prince sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:7 )
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Ben-ha'il - (son of the host, strong ), one of the princes whom King Jehoshaphat sent to Teach in the cities of Judah
Dogmatize - ) To assert positively; to Teach magisterially or with bold and undue confidence; to advance with arrogance
Sower - Matthew 13:3 (a) Any Christian who goes forth to preach and Teach the Word of GOD is a sower of good seed
Lacasterian - ) Of or pertaining to the monitorial system of instruction followed by Joseph Lancaster, of England, in which advanced pupils in a school Teach pupils below them
Bow - "Also he bade them Teach the children of Judah the use of the bow. The use of the bow in war had long been common among the Jews, Genesis 48:22 ; and to "teach them the bow," is by some supposed to mean, Teach them by some supposed to mean, Teach them the song of THE BOW, the lamentation over Saul and Jonathan, which follows; so called from the mention of the weapon in Genesis 48:22 , as the first four books in the Bible take their title in Hebrew from the first word in each
Tob-Adoni'Jah - (Adonijah the good ), one of the Levites sent by Jehoshaphat through the cities of Judah to Teach the law to the people
Jezebel - Revelation 2:20 (b) She is a type of religious groups which Teach and practice things opposed to the truth of GOD and which lead to a dissolute and wicked life
Magister - ) Master; sir; - a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to one having a license from a university to Teach philosophy and the liberal arts
Ben-Hail - ” Official under King Jehoshaphat of Judah (873-848), who sent him to help Teach God's law in the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7 )
Taught - of Teach
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A Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the law (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Tobadonijah - ” Levite whom Jehoshaphat sent to Teach the people of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
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Lâmad (לָמַד, Strong's #3925), “to Teach, learn, cause to learn. In its simple, active form, this verb has the meaning “to learn,” but it is also found in a form giving the causative sense, “to Teach. 4:1: “… Hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I Teach you. ...
About half the occurrences of lâmad are found in the books of Deuteronomy and Psalms, underlining the Teaching emphasis found in these books. Judaism’s traditional emphasis on Teaching and thus preserving its faith clearly has its basis in the stress on Teaching the faith found in the Old Testament, specifically Teach you statutes and judgments …” ( Teach, shoot, point out. ...
From this meaning it is only a short step to the concept of Teaching as the “pointing out” of fact and truth. Thus, Bezaleel was inspired by God “to Teach” others his craftsmanship (
Teach” those things that had to do with ceremonial requirements and God’s judgments: “They shall Teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law …” ( Teach” for hire, presumably “to Teach” what was wanted rather than true interpretation of God’s word ( Tobijah - One of the Levites sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Jehonathan - Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the people
Foal - Genesis 49:11 (b) This figure is used to Teach us that Judah wanted his posterity to be firmly joined to the Lord
Tobijah - Levitesent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the people
Heretic - A general name for all such persons under any religion, but especially the Christian, as profess or Teach opinions contrary to the established faith, or to what is made the standard of orthodoxy
College - The Rabbis derive it from 'to Teach;' hence 'the school' of the prophets
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A priest sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the people the law (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Synergism - The Teaching that we cooperate with God in our efforts of salvation. This is opposed to monergism which is the Teaching that God is the sole agent involved in salvation. Cults are synergistic in that they Teach that God's grace combined with our efforts are what makes forgiveness of sins possible
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint Vallier - The sisters maintain a provincial house and novitiate, and Teach in primary schools
Instructor - A Teacher a person who imparts knowledge to another by precept or information. The preceptor of a school or seminary of learning any president, professor or tutor, whose business is to Teach languages, literature or the sciences any professional man who Teaches the principles of his profession
Autos Sacramentales - They were supposed to Teach Eucharistic doctrine, but the religious character was not always maintained
Edify - To Teach or persuade
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2: κατηχέω (Strong's #2727 — Verb — katecheo — kat-ay-kheh'-o ) primarily denotes "to resound" (kata, "down," echos "a sound"); then, "to sound down the ears, to Teach by word of mouth, instruct, inform" (Eng. Here it is used of the large numbers of Jewish believers at Jerusalem whose zeal for the Law had been stirred by information of accusations made against the Apostle Paul, as to certain anti-Mosaic Teaching he was supposed to have given the Jews. See INSTRUCT , Teach
Catholic Church, the - Founded by Christ, propagated by His apostles, from Jerusalem through Asia Minor to Rome as its permanent world center, from which it spread throughout the world according to the mandate of its Divine Founder: ...
"Going therefore, Teach ye all nations; baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28)
Fescue - ) To use a fescue, or Teach with a fescue
Comforter - The title of the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name--he shall Teach you all things
Discerning of Spirits - 1 Corinthians 12:10 , a miraculous gift of the Holy Ghost to certain of the early church, empowering them to judge of the real character of those who professed to love Christ, and to be inspired to Teach in his name, 1 John 4:1 2 John 1:7
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Jesus used dogs to Teach people to be discriminating in whom they chose to Teach (Matthew 7:6 )
Baptism, Clinical - Medical men as well as theologians now Teach as morally certain that the human foetus is animated at conception by the rational soul
Nethaniah - Levite whom Jehoshaphat sent to Teach the people
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One of the Levites sent by Jehoshaphat, to Teach the law in the cities of Judah
Blunt - Ecclesiastes 10:10 (b) This figure is used to Teach us that our knowledge of the Word of GOD must be fresh, clear and forceful
Leaven - (See Exodus 12:15-19) No doubt this had a gospel signification, and was intended to Teach, that nothing would be permitted to leaven or mingle with the blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, for acceptance before God
Skull - 2 Kings 9:35 (c) This peculiar incident may Teach us the lesson that the thoughts and decisions of the wicked woman Jezebel remained to defile the people after she had gone from the scene
Pedagogue - ) A Teacher of children; one whose occupation is to Teach the young; a schoolmaster. ) One who by Teaching has become formal, positive, or pedantic in his ways; one who has the manner of a schoolmaster; a pedant
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The preservation of the head of the Church of Christ from Teaching error in matters of faith or morals. In order to exercise this prerogative the pope must Teach as doctor and pastor of all Christians in virtue of his supreme authority, not merely as a private theologian; he must Teach a matter of faith or morals; he must define, with the manifest intention of obligating to consent; the definition must obligate the universal Church
Mazzella, Camillo - Called to Rome to Teach at the Gregorian University
Camillo Mazzella - Called to Rome to Teach at the Gregorian University
Scholastic Divinity - The school divinity is not fallen into contempt, and is scarcely regarded any where but in some of the universities, where they are still by their charters obliged to Teach it
Disciple - ) One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his Teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior. ) To Teach; to train
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One of the Levites who were sent by Jehoshaphat through the cities of Judah, with a book of the law, to Teach the people
Sherebiah - He had responsibility for the Temple gold Ezra took back to Jerusalem from Exile and helped Ezra Teach the people the law
Shmuel - (a) (931-877 BCE) Son of Hannah and Elkanah, a nazirite from birth, a disciple of Eli the last of the Judges, he would travel throughout Israel to Teach and judge the people
Jehonathan - 2 Chronicles 17:8 one of the Levites sent out by Jehoshaphat with the Book of the Law to Teach the people in the cities of Judah
Abbey, Stanbrook - Though mainly contemplative the nuns also Teach, and edit liturgical books such as The Day Hours of the Church
Stanbrook Abbey - Though mainly contemplative the nuns also Teach, and edit liturgical books such as The Day Hours of the Church
King's Sons Free From Tribute, Parable of the - " By theological reasoning the parable may be proved to Teach, moreover, that the apostles, too, as Christ's family, are free. " This may Teach us further that the law of evangelical freedom must not be abused so as to scandalize the little ones
Doctor - , to Teach. A Teacher. One who has passed all the degrees of a faculty, and is empowered to practice and Teach it, as a doctor in divinity, in physic, in law or according to modern usage, ad person who has received the highest degree in a faculty
Samuel - (a) (931-877 BCE) Son of Hannah and Elkanah, a nazirite from birth, a disciple of Eli the last of the Judges, he would travel throughout Israel to Teach and judge the people
Agnesi, Maria Gaetana - " She was appointed by Benedict XIV to Teach mathematics at Bologna
Fable, - in the sense in which it is now often employed, signifying a supposed incident to Teach some moral truth; but has the sense rather of myths , false stories (as the Greek word was used by later writers), which in one passage are called "profane and old wives' fables
Taught - The prophet speaks of this breaking process as a Teaching of the animal to do the kind of work that was expected of him. So the Lord must Teach us to do His will
Handicraft - After the captivity it was deemed at once honourable and necessary for a father to Teach his son a trade
Asahel - Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the law in the cities of Judah
John Cantius, Saint - He studied philosophy and theology, and received the degrees of bachelor, master, and doctor, was ordained priest, occupied the chair of theology at the Academy of Krakow, and was appointed parish priest at Olkusz, but resigned after a short time to Teach Sacred Scripture at Krakow
Cantius, John, Saint - He studied philosophy and theology, and received the degrees of bachelor, master, and doctor, was ordained priest, occupied the chair of theology at the Academy of Krakow, and was appointed parish priest at Olkusz, but resigned after a short time to Teach Sacred Scripture at Krakow
Hearken - Hearken, O Israel, to the statutes and the judgments which I Teach you
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Our zealous ignorants to preach?...
Learn - ) To communicate knowledge to; to Teach
Christian Retreat, Congregation of the - The Sisters Teach, and do fine needlework
Fathers of the Christian Retreat - The Sisters Teach, and do fine needlework
Disciple - To Teach to train, or bring up
Atheism - Moral atheism comprises those ethical systems which Teach that the morality of human acts has no reference to a Divine law-giver, i
Love, Family of - He maintained that he had a commission from heaven to Teach men that the essence of religion consisted in the feelings of divine love; that all other theological tenets, whether they related to objects of faith or modes of worship, were of no sort of moment; and, consequently, that it was a matter of the most perfect indifference what opinions Christians entertained concerning the divine nature, provided their hearts burned with the pure and sacred flame of piety and love
Anxiety - Jesus did not prohibit genuine concern about food or shelter, but He did Teach that we should keep things in their proper perspective
Sisters of the Most Holy Cross And Passion - The sisters also Teach and visit the sick
Sisters of the Christian Retreat - The Sisters Teach, and do fine needlework
Micha'Iah - (2 Chronicles 13:2 ) [1] ...
One of the princes of Jehoshaphat whom he sent to Teach the law of Jehovah in the cities of Judah
Teacher, Teaching - The 'teacher' is one of the gifts set in the church, 1 Corinthians 12:28 ; Ephesians 4:11 ; and the Teacher is exhorted to be occupied with Teaching. 'Teaching' is the intelligent setting forth of the truth by the Holy Spirit, and this does not leave room for the mind and opinion of man. Paul left Timothy at Ephesus to charge some not to Teach other doctrine than what the apostles taught; and those that did Teach otherwise are said to be "puffed up, knowing nothing," etc. This makes evident that no other Teaching could be of God; hence the modern formula of 'agreeing to differ' on vital points of doctrine is not recognised. ...
A caution is given in James 3:1 , "Be not many Teachers," for it involved greater responsibility. The same word (διδάσκαλος)occurs in John 13:13 , where the Lord owned Himself to be the Teacher, and He was many times addressed as 'Teacher'; though in nearly all cases the A
Zebadiah - One of the Levites sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Nethaniah - Levite sent along with Jehoshaphat's princes to Teach from the book of the law of God in all the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7-9 )
Document - ) To Teach; to school
Assistance of the Holy Ghost - Aid by which God prevents the Teaching Church from falling into error, failing in her mission or losing His direction. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will Teach you all things and
Nature - Nature also denotes common sense, natural instinct: "Doth not even nature itself Teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame to him?" 1 Corinthians 11:14
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2: διδασκαλία (Strong's #1319 — Noun Feminine — didaskalia — did-as-kal-ee'-ah ) "teaching, instruction" (akin to didasko, "to Teach"), is translated "learning" in Romans 15:4
Lesson - ) Anything read or recited to a Teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of a book, assigned to a pupil to be studied or learned at one time. ) To Teach; to instruct
Tutor - ) To have the guardianship or care of; to Teach; to instruct. ) A private or public Teacher
James, the General Epistle of - Its main object is not to Teach doctrine, but to improve morality. James is the moral Teacher of the New Testament
Breeches - There are those religions which Teach that we are saved by grace, but we are kept saved by works. Other religions Teach that we are saved partly by faith, and partly by works
King Going to War, Parable of the - Then it may Teach us that the spiritual warfare which we must wage daily against the prince of this world requires detachment from both se)f and the world
Doctor - 1: διδάσκαλος (Strong's #1320 — Noun Masculine — didaskalos — did-as'-kal-os ) a Teacher (from didasko, "to Teach"), cp. didaskalia, "teaching, doctrine, instruction," is translated "doctors," with reference to the Teachers of the Jewish religion, Luke 2:46 . paideutes, "a Teacher. " See MASTER , TeachER. ...
2: νομοδιδάσκαλος (Strong's #3547 — Noun Masculine — nomodidaskalos — nom-od-id-as'-kal-os ) "a Teacher of the Law" (nomos, "a law," and No. 1), with reference to the Teachers of the Mosaic Law, is used in the same sense as No. See TeachER
Zebadiah - Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the people
Pitch - Noah was to pitch ( kaphar , 'to cover,' often translated 'atonement') the ark with pitch (kopher, translated 'ransom') as if to Teach that Noah and those with him could be saved only by being covered with a ransom, and which would introduce them to a new earth
Akkub - A Levite who helped Ezra Teach the Law to God's returned people (Nehemiah 8:7 )
Holy Spirit, the - He is not an "active force" as the Jehovah's Witnesses mistakenly Teach
Red - gradior, also to correct, to Teach, erudio
Teach, Teacher - Although several Hebrew words are translated "teach" in English translations of the Old Testament, two words predominate: yara [1], "to point out, " and lamad [2], "to goad. " In the New Testament Greek words more frequently used are didasko [3], "to Teach, " katecheo [4], "to instruct systematically, " matheteuo [3]3, "to train disciples, " paideuo [6], "to train, instruct, " noutheteo [7], "to correct, counsel, " parangello [8], "to command, order, " and paradido [3]1, "to hand down tradition. "...
The variety and extent of this biblical vocabulary make it clear that Teaching is at the heart of God's plan for redemptive history. God as the ultimate Teacher has mandated in Scripture that Teaching occur in two primary contexts, both of which arise from his creative and redemptive Acts. God delegates Teaching to the family and the redeemed community. God's gracious initiative places his people in covenant relationship with him in which parents Teach their children and spiritually gifted leaders of the people of God Teach its members. Thus, the following discussion will focus on Teaching in the nuclear family and in the extended family, the people of God. The New Testament confirms Old Testament Teaching that heterosexual monogamy is the ideal family setting for the Teaching of children (Matthew 19:4-6,19 ; 1 Corinthians 5:1 ; 6:16 ; Ephesians 5:31 ; 6:1-3 ; 1 Peter 3:7 ). In anticipation of entering the promised land, Israel is reminded of God's activity for them and their consequent obligation to obey him and to Teach their children to do the same (Deuteronomy 4:1-14,40 ; 5:29 ; 6:1-7,20-25 ; 11:19-21 ). Even after the people were settled in the land, the importance of Teaching children was not minimized (Psalm 78:5-8 ). The New Testament also stresses the Teaching role of parents, especially the father (Luke 2:39-52 ; Romans 1:30 ; Ephesians 6:1-4 ; Colossians 3:20-21 ; 1 Timothy 3:4-5,12 ; 5:4,10 , 14 ; 2 Timothy 1:5 ; 3:2,15 ; Titus 1:6 ; 2:4 ). ...
The role of Teaching in Israel's family life must be seen in the context of Teaching in the Old Testament community. Moses commands parents to Teach their children (Exodus 13:9 ), Teaches Israel's elders how to adjudicate civic matters (Exodus 18:20 ), and assigns responsibility for Teaching the law to Aaron and his descendants, the priests and Levites (Leviticus 10:11 ; Deuteronomy 33:10 ; cf. Instead, the land's inhabitants were to be eliminated in order to do away with false Teaching (Deuteronomy 20:18 ). David longs for forgiveness and cleansing so that he may Teach God's ways to sinners (Psalm 51:6-13 ). Solomon prayed at the dedication of the temple that God in the future would forgive repentant Israel and Teach them obedience (1 Kings 8:35-36 ). Jehoshaphat and Josiah oversaw the Teaching of true religion and the overthrow of false religious structures (2 Chronicles 17:5-9 ; 34:33-35:4 ). After the deportation to Babylon and the return to the land, Ezra and Nehemiah led Israel in studying, obeying, and Teaching the law of Moses. As the archetypical prophet, Moses taught Israel and spoke of a future prophet like himself to whose Teaching Israel must give heed (Exodus 20:12 ). While Israel has rebelled against God and given their allegiance to false gods, nevertheless, God's power will yet "teach" Israel through judgment and restoration (Jeremiah 16:14-21 ). God's chosen Servant will reestablish the law (Isaiah 42:1-4 ) and inaugurate a new covenant that will implant his law in Israel's hearts and supersede the former manner of Teaching (Jeremiah 31:31-34 ; Ezekiel 36:24-27 ). Jesus Teaches with divine authority (Matthew 4:23 ; 5:2 ; 7:29 ). His approach to the Old Testament differs from that of Israel's leaders in that his Teaching stresses love, justice, and mercy over external matters. After his resurrection and exaltation Jesus sends his apostles forth with the mandate to perpetuate his Teachings (Matthew 28:19 ; John 21:15-17 ) in the power of the Holy Spirit. ...
As the Book of Acts makes clear, the earliest Christians took Jesus' mandate seriously as apostolic Teaching was featured in their communities. The Spirit sent by Jesus equipped some with the gift of Teaching (Romans 12:7 ; 1 Corinthians 12:28 ; 14:6,12 , 19,26 ; Ephesians 4:11 ; 1 Peter 4:10-11 ). ...
The New Testament Teaches that those who aspire to leadership in the community have to be competent Teachers (1 Timothy 3:2 ; 2 Timothy 1:13 ; 2:1,15 ; Titus 1:9 ). God's people are expected to eagerly receive and obey apostolic Teaching (Romans 15:15-16 ; 1 Corinthians 11:2 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14 ; Hebrews 13:7,17 , 22 ; 2 Peter 3:2 ). ...
In the Bible, then, God as Creator and Redeemer Teaches his creatures through the agency of two institutions, the family and the covenant community in which families worship God and grow in his grace. This Teaching was carried out through the kings, priests, and prophets of the Old Testament theocratic community. These three Old Testament motifs coalesce in Jesus the Messiah, who enables the new covenant community to be taught by spiritually gifted Teachers who lead the church. Worley, Preaching and Teaching in the Earliest Church ; R
Education in Bible Times - While the word “school” occurs in the Bible only once (Acts 19:9 ), there are numerous references to Teachers and Teaching in both Testaments. ...
The secondary purpose in education was to Teach about the practical aspects of everyday life: a trade for the boy and the care of the house, application of dietary laws and how to be a good wife for the girl. ...
The home was considered the first and most effective agency in the education process, and parents were considered the first and most effective Teachers of their children. Proverbs 22:6 is another familiar exhortation for parents to Teach their children according to the way of the Lord. ...
Leviticus 10:10-11 gives an interesting insight into how parents were to Teach their children about God: “And thou shalt Teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. ” The parent was to use the various ordinary activities of life as avenues to Teach about God. All of life was permeated by religious meaning and Teaching about God should flow naturally from its activities. Parents could utilize the interest aroused in their children by actual life observances such as Sabbath or Passover to Teach about God. The father had an obligation to Teach his children the Law by words and example. The natural question, “What are you doing?”, could be used to Teach the child that it was everyone's duty to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might” (2 Chronicles 17:7-9 ). The priests and Levites were to be supported by the offerings of the people and were to be the religious Teachers of the nation. During the revival under King Jehoshaphat, the Teaching function of Priests and Levites was resumed and the people were taught the ordinances of the Law. ...
The ineffective work of the priests was supplemented by the Teaching of the prophets. ...
The Teacher was generally the synagogue “attendant. Memorization, drill and review were used as approaches to Teaching. However, Jesus is pictured as Teaching large crowds (Mark 4:1-2 ). While Jesus was much more than a Teacher, he was recognized as a Teacher by his contemporaries. He was a God-sent Teacher who taught with an authority and challenge which held his audiences captive. ...
Jesus was also a trainer of Teachers. He selected the twelve and taught them how to Teach others. ...
As risen Lord, Jesus commissioned his followers to carry their evangelism and Teaching ministry into all the world (Matthew 28:19-20 ). As seen in Acts 2:42 , Acts 4:1-2 ; Acts 5:21 ,Acts 5:21,5:28 , Teaching became an important work in the early church in Jerusalem. ...
The New Testament places importance on the Teaching function of the church. Teaching is regarded as a primary function of the pastor (1 Timothy 3:2 ). Volunteer Teachers are also important to the work of the church (James 3:1 ). ...
In New Testament times churches met in the homes of members and Christian Teaching was done there (Romans 16:3-5 )
Hidden Treasure, Parable of the - The two parables of the hidden treasure and of the pearl of great price are closely related and Teach the same lesson, namely the supreme value of the Kingdom of Heaven, for which all else must, be sacrificed without any hesitation. In appreciating the lesson taught in the parable of the hidden treasure, we must keep before our mind, the special point which Our Lord intends to Teach and not press every single detail of the story as if meant to convey a lesson
Moral - ; the practical lesson which anything is designed or fitted to Teach; the doctrine meant to be inculcated by a fiction; a maxim. ) Serving to Teach or convey a moral; as, a moral lesson; moral tales
Kibroth-Hattaavah - Here, we may say, as we tread the ground idea, and tread over the ashes of those lusters, here are the sad records and monuments of those whose examples Teach us the effect of dying martyrs to the indulgence of corrupt passions
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One of the "princes" appointed by Jehoshaphat to Teach the law through the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7 )
Admonish - admoneo, ad and moneo, to Teach, warn, admonish
Talmud - The word Talmud or Thalmud, means to Teach
Achan - The ungodly who join the church, partake of the Lord's supper, and Teach the Bible which they do not believe are like Achan
Zebadiah - One of nine Levites sent by Jehoshapaht to Teach the law in the towns of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Preach - ) To Teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching. ) To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public Teaching
Michaiah - Prince of Judah sent with priests and Levites to Teach the people the law
Stoics - A sect of Grecian philosophers who derived their name from stoa, "a porch," because Zeno, their founder, in the fourth century before Christ, and succeeding leaders, used to Teach in the painted porch or colonnade at Athens
Ecclesias'Tes - The writer is a man who has sinned in giving way to selfishness and sensuality, who has paid the penalty of that sin in satiety and weariness of life, but who has through all this been under the discipline of a divine education, and has learned from it the lesson which God meant to Teach him
Field - Leviticus 19:19 (c) The Lord uses this figure to warn us against seeking to Teach the truth in any group where falsehoods are taught. Teachers who Teach GOD's Gospel of grace sometimes think they can succeed in their ministry while Teaching in a group where the Word of GOD is denied, and the Gospel is perverted. The Lord warns against any such mixture of Teaching
Blind - This is to Teach us that justice takes no bribes, and is not affected by the standing or the relationship of the person who is being judged. ...
Leviticus 19:14, (c) This describes the condition of those who Teach wrong doctrines or evil practices, especially those who are ignorant of GOD's Word and GOD's ways. but they have not been taught nor informed by godly Teachers. ...
Romans 2:19 (b) This describes those who are groping for the light and need someone to Teach them the truth and to guide them to JESUS CHRIST
Bethlehemites - 1650,at Guatemala, to care for the sick and prisoners, and Teach poor children; confirmed by Rome, 1673; extended to Peru, 1672
Nethaneel - Prince of Judah, whom Jehoshaphat sent to Teach the people
Semi-Arians - The Semi-arianism of the moderns consists in their maintaining that the Son was, from all eternity, begotten by the will of the Father; contrary to the doctrine of those who Teach that the eternal generation is necessary
Nethanel - A ‘prince’ sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:7 )
Guardian Angel - Moreover, theologians commonly Teach that every member of the human race at the moment when the soul is infused into the body, is entrusted to the keeping of an individual angel; and that this angel remains his guardian until death, whether the child grow into sinner or saint, pagan or Christian
Sabaoth - And when we call to mind that the whole creation of God are his armies, what a sense of greatness and glory do such ideas awaken in the mind! It may serve in some measure to Teach us the reverence Moses, the man of God, endeavoured to impress the children of Israel with when he proclaimed JEHOVAH under these characters—"that thou mayest fear (said Moses) this glorious and fearful name, the Lord thy God
Angel, Guardian - Moreover, theologians commonly Teach that every member of the human race at the moment when the soul is infused into the body, is entrusted to the keeping of an individual angel; and that this angel remains his guardian until death, whether the child grow into sinner or saint, pagan or Christian
Eisegesis - Therefore, the text does not Teach what the Mormons say and they are guilty of eisegesis; that is, reading into the text what it does not say
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2: ὑποδείκνυμι (Strong's #5263 — Verb — hupodeiknumi — hoop-od-ike'-noo-mee ) primarily, "to show secretly" (hupo, "under," deiknumi, "to show"), hence, generally, "to Teach, make known," is translated "to warn" in Matthew 3:7 ; Luke 3:7 ; 12:5 , RV (AV, "forewarn")
Simon (st.) And Saint Jude's Day - The union of these two Apostles on this day ofcommemoration is intended to Teach, as we learn from the Collect,a lesson of Christian love and that oneness or unity of the Churchfor which our Lord prayed
Faith And Reason - The Traditionalists Teach that there can be no certitude with regard to natural religious truths except from Revelation. The Semi-Rationalists, while admitting Revelation, Teach that natural reason can understand and demonstrate all the truths of faith after they have been revealed; and that reason and faith are perfectly independent of each other. The Church, in opposition to these assertions, Teaches that reason has a place in preparing the soil in which the seed of faith will be planted. Gravitation, magnetic attraction, electrical force, life, the nature of substance are mysteries of the natural order, which should Teach natural reason to avoid dogmatism in speaking of the Divine mind and its manifestations
Reason, Faith And - The Traditionalists Teach that there can be no certitude with regard to natural religious truths except from Revelation. The Semi-Rationalists, while admitting Revelation, Teach that natural reason can understand and demonstrate all the truths of faith after they have been revealed; and that reason and faith are perfectly independent of each other. The Church, in opposition to these assertions, Teaches that reason has a place in preparing the soil in which the seed of faith will be planted. Gravitation, magnetic attraction, electrical force, life, the nature of substance are mysteries of the natural order, which should Teach natural reason to avoid dogmatism in speaking of the Divine mind and its manifestations
Doctrine - , to Teach. The act of Teaching
Wisdom of God - This doctrine should Teach us admiration, Revelation 15:3-4 ; trust and confidence, Psalms 9:10 ; prayer, Proverbs 3:5-6 ; submission, Hebrews 12:1-29 ; praise, Psalms 103:1-4
Giles of Rome - He studied under Thomas Aquinas at Paris, and was the first Augustinian to Teach in that university. Though Honorius IV asked him to retract publicly certain opinions, the general chapter of the Augustinians ordered all its members to accept and defend all his Teachings
Instruct - To Teach to inform the mind to educate to impart knowledge to one who was destitute of it
Evangelicals - (Greek: euangelikos, pertaining to the Gospel) ...
Designation originally claimed by all Protestants on the ground that their tenets were derived solely from the Bible, later attached to those congregations which Teach the total depravity of human nature, the necessity of human conversion, the justification of the sinner by faith alone, the free offer of the Gospel to all, and the inspiration and authority of the Bible
Egidio Colonna - He studied under Thomas Aquinas at Paris, and was the first Augustinian to Teach in that university. Though Honorius IV asked him to retract publicly certain opinions, the general chapter of the Augustinians ordered all its members to accept and defend all his Teachings
Rome, Giles of - He studied under Thomas Aquinas at Paris, and was the first Augustinian to Teach in that university. Though Honorius IV asked him to retract publicly certain opinions, the general chapter of the Augustinians ordered all its members to accept and defend all his Teachings
Scatter - Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly, soft quiet, gentle love and endless joy
Unlearned - ...
3: ἀπαίδευτος (Strong's #521 — Adjective — apaideutos — ap-ah'ee-dyoo-tos ) "uninstructed" (paideuo, "to train, Teach"), is translated "unlearned" in 2 Timothy 2:23 , AV (RV, "ignorant")
Scribe - 1: γραμματεύς (Strong's #1122 — Noun Masculine — grammateus — gram-mat-yooce' ) from gramma, "a writing," denotes "a scribe, a man of letters, a Teacher of the law;" the "scribes" are mentioned frequently in the Synoptists, especially in connection with the Pharisees, with whom they virtually formed one party (see Luke 5:21 ), sometimes with the chief priests, e. They were considered naturally qualified to Teach in the synagogues, Mark 1:22 . ...
Their functions regarding the Law were to Teach it, develop it, and use it in connection with the Sanhedrin and various local courts
Fear - Fear is put for the whole worship of God: "I will Teach you the fear of the Lord,"...
Psalms 34:11 ; I will Teach you the true way of worshipping and serving God
Chastisement - It should Teach children to avoid what is wrong and do what is right, and so develop lives that are useful to themselves and to others (Proverbs 13:24; Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 23:14; Proverbs 29:15). God’s purpose in disciplining his children is to correct their faults, Teach them obedience, and make them more into the sorts of people that he, in his superior wisdom, wants them to be (Psalms 94:12; 1 Corinthians 11:32)
Druidism - The Druids as priests, diviners, judges, Teachers, physicians, astronomers, and philosophers, formed a class apart from and above the people whom they kept in subjection. Their chief duties were to Teach youths by means of a system of oral education, and to preside over the traditional religious ceremonies
Fourier, Peter, Saint - In 1598 he founded the Congregation of Notre Dame, who Teach poor girls gratuitously; he is also founder of the Sodality of the Immaculate Conception, or "Children of Mary"
Levitical Priesthood - The original duties of the priests were the following: ...
to offer the daily sacrifice in the court of the Tabernacle or Temple (Exodus 29; 3Kings 8)
to sprinkle the blood of the victims on the altar (Leviticus 1)
to burn the victims on the altar (Leviticus 1)
to renew the loaves of proposition every Sabbath (Leviticus 24)
to offer incense morning and evening (Exodus 30)
to supply the lamps in the sanctuary with oil every day (Exodus 27)
to inspect the lepers (Leviticus 14)
to purify women after childbirth (Leviticus 12)
to Teach and interpret the Law to the people (Leviticus 10)
to pray for the people (Leviticus 5)
Catechesis - (Greek: katechizo, to Teach by word of mouth) ...
In the New Testament the term "catechesis" denotes oral religious instruction (Acts 18; Galatians 6)
Catechism - (Greek: katechizo, to Teach by word of mouth) ...
In the New Testament the term "catechesis" denotes oral religious instruction (Acts 18; Galatians 6)
Grace, Controversies on - Molinism and Congruism Teach that grace is efficacious extrinsically (ab extrinseco), deriving its efficacy from the free will prepared and assisted by grace
Corrupt - ...
2 Corinthians 2:17 (a) The Word itself cannot be changed, but the use of it may be a misuse whereby Scriptures are made to Teach evil doctrines or practices
False Prophet, (the) - False prophets Teach false doctrine and lead people away from the true gospel message and Teaching of God found in the Bible
Ecclesiastes - " The book Teaches that to obey God is the highest good. The writer is a man who has sinned in giving way to selfishness and sensuality, who has suffered for his sin in satiety and weariness of life, but who has through all this been under the discipline of a divine education, and has learned from it the lesson which God meant to Teach him
Knock - It is nearly impossible to Teach an Arab servant to knock at your door
Fable - A short, fictitious story that uses animals or inanimate objects as characters to Teach ethical or practical lessons
Adonijah - ...
A Levite sent with the princes to Teach the book of the law to the inhabitants of Judah (2Chronicles 17:8)
Elishama - A priest sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the Law in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Chaste - Titus was to Teach young women to be pure in sincere worship, in general moral behavior, and in sexual matters (Titus 2:5 ; compare 1 Peter 3:2 )
Pause - ) In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, Teach the pupil to mind the pauses
Cedar - This passage was read at Spurgeon's funeral to Teach that the lesser preachers mourned over the death of this great preacher (the cedar)
Frogs - As frogs croak by night in marshes, so already in our days these unclean spirits in dark error Teach lies amidst the mire of filthy lusts
Attrition - The latter they call attrition; which is the lowest degree of repentance, or a sorrow for sin arising from a sense of shame, or any temporal inconvenience attending the commission of it, or merely from fear of the punishment due to it, without any resolution to sin no more: in consequence of which doctrine, they Teach that, after a wicked and flagitious course of life, a man may be reconciled to God, and his sins forgiven on his death-bed, by confessing them to the priest with this imperfect degree of sorrow and repentance
Magisterium - (Latin: magister) ...
The office of Teacher. In theology, it refers to the Teaching office of the Church. This office was communicated to the Church formally by Christ, when He said: "Going, therefore Teach ye all nations" (Matthew 28). The Church exercises this Teaching power infallibly in matters of faith and morals, in virtue of the promise of Divine assistance given her by Christ, "And behold I am with you all days even to the consummation of the world" (Matthew 28). This command to Teach and this promise of special assistance were given to the Apostles only. Therefore the actual holders of the Teaching office in the Church are the pope and the bishops, as the successors of Saint Peter and the other Apostles. The pope and the bishops constitute the magisterium of the Church, or the Ecclesia Docens (the Church Teaching). The prerogative of Teaching is exercised ordinarily, i. ,in the ordinary daily Teaching of the Church, by the individual bishops. When all the bishops in the world agree in their Teaching on a particular doctrine of faith or morals, which is not solemnly defined, this constitutes an infallible Teaching of the Ecclesia Docens, because the Church as a whole cannot fall into error in these matters. This magisterial power of the Church Teaching involves a corresponding obligation on the part of the Church Hearing (Ecclesia Discens): "He that heareth you, heareth Me" (Luke 10). 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
Education - The priests' and Levites' duty especially was to Teach the people (2 Chronicles 15:3; Leviticus 10:11; Malachi 2:7; Nehemiah 8:2; Nehemiah 8:8-9; Nehemiah 8:13; Jeremiah 18:18). ...
The Mishna says that parents ought to Teach their children some trade, and he who did not virtually taught his child to steal. The prophets, or special public authoritative Teachers, were trained in schools or colleges (Amos 7:14)
Remembrancer - "The Comforter," (said Jesus) "which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall Teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you," (John 14:26)...
It will be the reader's wisdom, when at any time he feels his soul refreshed with the remembrance of past mercies, in the reviving, upholding, quick ening, comforting, and strengthening manifestations of divine love in Jesus, to call this blessed office of the Holy Ghost into recollection, and to ascribe the whole of his joys and refreshments to this gracious source. For as the person of God the Holy Ghost is infinite, he dwells in the whole body of Christ's mystical members, and carries on in the hearts of each and of all every office, to Teach, to lead, to guide, into all truth, and to bring all things to their remembrance what soever Jesus hath told them
Teacher - God desires that his people learn about him and his Word, and therefore he has given Teachers to instruct them (Deuteronomy 33:10; Ephesians 4:11). They may be people of different kinds and have different ways of Teaching, but their Teaching must have its origin in God himself. God is the only true Teacher (Psalms 25:4; Psalms 119:12; Matthew 23:8-10; John 6:45; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:16). ...
A variety of Teachers...
Although God gives special Teaching abilities to some, he does not expect these to be the only Teachers. Parents are to Teach their children the way of God (Deuteronomy 11:19; Ephesians 6:4; 2 Timothy 3:14-15), and any godly person may Teach others, though not necessarily in public meetings (2 Kings 12:2; Psalms 34:11-14; Proverbs 10:21; Acts 18:26; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:24-25;). ...
In Old Testament times, Israel’s religious and civil leaders had a wide-ranging responsibility to Teach the law of God to the people (Mark 8:34-384; Deuteronomy 33:10; 2 Chronicles 17:7-9; Malachi 2:7; see PRIEST). Wisdom Teachers gave instruction of a different kind, but it all helped to guide God’s people in the way that was right (Proverbs 2:1-2; Proverbs 4:10-11; Proverbs 7:1-5; Ecclesiastes 12:9; Ecclesiastes 12:13; see WISDOM LITERATURE). ...
Another group to gain prominence were the scribes, or Teachers of the law. The early scribes were godly men who explained and applied God’s law sensibly (Ezra 7:6; Ezra 7:10; Nehemiah 8:1-3; Nehemiah 8:8), but by the time of Jesus the scribes had developed into a class of traditionalists whose Teachings prevented people from entering the kingdom of God (Matthew 15:9; Matthew 23:1-7; Matthew 23:13; Luke 11:52; see SCRIBES). ...
The title ‘teacher’ (or, in the Hebrew, ‘rabbi’) was in common use in the time of Jesus. People used it when addressing Teachers of the law, both good and bad (Matthew 23:8; 2 John 1:7-116), and likewise used it when addressing Jesus (Mark 9:5; John 1:38; John 3:2; John 6:25; John 9:2). The Teaching of Jesus, however, was in marked contrast to that of the scribes (Matthew 7:28-29; Matthew 19:16-22). ...
Jesus the Teacher...
Jesus had not been trained in the schools of the rabbis, yet people were amazed at the authority of his Teaching (Mark 11:18; Luke 4:22; John 7:15; cf. He taught the masses publicly and his disciples privately (Mark 6:34; Mark 13:3), delivering his messages through discussions, arguments, parables and direct Teaching (Matthew 13:10; Matthew 22:41-46; John 3:1-14; John 8:12-20; John 16:29; see PARABLES). ...
A central theme of Jesus’ Teaching was that he had come from God (John 7:28-29; John 8:28), that his Teaching was from God (John 7:16) and that through him the kingdom of God had come into the world (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 5:1-3; Luke 17:21-22; see KINGDOM OF GOD). His Teaching was so much a proclamation of the good news of the kingdom that any technical difference between Teaching and preaching tended to disappear (Matthew 9:35; Mark 6:6; Mark 6:12). (Elsewhere in the New Testament likewise there seems to be little difference between Teaching and preaching; see PREACHING. His Teaching was a call to a life of discipleship (1618647356_51; Luke 9:57-62; Luke 14:25-33; see DISCIPLE). They were to proclaim the good news, make disciples of Jesus, and Teach them the truth that Jesus himself had taught (Matthew 28:19-20). Jesus promised that in this task they would have his help, through the unseen Teacher whom he would send to dwell within them, the Spirit of truth (John 14:18; John 14:25-26; John 15:26; John 16:13; see HOLY SPIRIT). ...
The work of apostles...
Jesus’ inner group of disciples, the apostles, were the Teachers in the early church, and believers accepted their Teaching as authoritative (Acts 2:42; Acts 5:42). Even the Teaching of additional apostles such as Paul was recognized by the church as being an authoritative interpretation of the life, work and Teaching of Jesus (Acts 15:35; 1 Corinthians 14:37; 1 Corinthians 15:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; see APOSTLE). ...
As the church grew, God provided for it further by giving to certain people the gift of Teaching. These Teachers did not have the unique position of apostles, but they had the God-given ability to understand and Teach the Old Testament Scriptures and the apostolic doctrines (Romans 12:7; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Timothy 4:13-16). The gift of Teacher, however, has continued. ...
Teachers in the church...
In the list of gifts that the risen Christ gave to the church (Ephesians 4:11), Teachers are linked with pastors in a way that indicates that both words refer to the same people. Teachers must be pastors. Through their Teaching they care for and feed the flock (Acts 20:28; see PASTOR). ...
The instruction that Teachers give should cover the whole of God’s Word (Acts 20:27; cf. Teachers should not waste time arguing over senseless matters, but concentrate on the sort of Teaching that produces the knowledge of God, a sincere faith and a pure life (Colossians 1:28; 1 Timothy 1:3-5; 1 Timothy 4:6-8; 2 Timothy 2:23-25; 2 Timothy 4:1-2). ...
Those who are taught have a responsibility to support financially those who Teach them (1 Corinthians 9:14; Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 5:17). At the same time they must beware of false Teachers. ...
Teachers, for their part, must make sure not only that what they Teach is true, but that their lives are consistent with their Teaching (1 Timothy 4:15-16; 1 Timothy 4:13-14). They should also look for those who show signs of having the gift of Teaching and help them develop it (2 Timothy 2:2; cf
Ecclesiastes - "The writer is a man who has sinned in giving way to selfishness and sensuality, who has paid the penalty of that sin in satiety and weariness of life, but who has through all this been under the discipline of a divine education, and has learned from it the lesson which God meant to Teach him
Fiery Serpent - God used snakes of fiery appearance or burning bite to Teach His people
Advocate - The Spirit was promised to remain with Jesus' disciples always (14:16), to "teach" (14:26), to "testify" about Christ and to enable them to testify (15:26), and to "convict the world of guilt" (16:7)
Balaam - This is typical of modern-day preachers who will promote and permit wicked, worldly things and who will Teach error because of the pay they receive from those who like to hear them
Zebadiah - A Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the law in the Cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:8)
Tell - ) To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to Teach; to inform
ex Cathedra - (Latin: from the chair) ...
The chair, or cathedra, occupied by a Teacher or a bishop, came in time to be a term used to denote the authority of the person Teaching from the chair. Its present meaning is defined by the Vatican Council as follows: ...
"We Teach and define that it is a dogma Divinely revealed that the Roman Pontiff when he speaks ex cathedra, that is when in discharge of the office of pastor and doctor of all Christians, by virtue of his supreme Apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine regarding faith or morals to be held by the universal Church, by the Divine assistance promised to him in Blessed Peter, is possessed of that infallibility with which the Divine Redeemer willed that His Church should be endowed in defining doctrine regarding faith or morals, and that therefore such definitions of the Roman Pontiff are of themselves, and not from the consent of the Church, irreformable
Methodius, Saint - In 858 they went to Constantinople to Teach
Rabbi - (Acts 22:3) How sweetly Christ taught humbleness concerning these names of honour! and who so suited to Teach it as that humble Saviour? (Matthew 23:8) See Master...
Shemaiah - ...
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One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to Teach the law (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Religion: Must be Personal - ' In this way he tried to Teach her that each human being must seek salvation for himself and repent, and believe, and obey, for himself
Evidence - That is called internal evidence which is drawn from the consideration of those declarations and doctrines which are contained in it; and that is called external, which arises from some other circumstances referring to it, such as predictions concerning it, miracles wrought by those who Teach it, its success in the world, &c
Asahel - Asahel was sent out along with several princes, other Levites, and priests to Teach the people of Judah the book of the law of God (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Woman - the true place of the woman in subjection to the man is plainly stated, as indicated in creation; and in the assembly the woman is to be silent, and not to Teach
Evangelist - One who travels as a missionary everywhere and from house to house to Teach and preach Jesus Christ. Evangelists are distinguished from "pastors and Teachers," and placed before them in Ephesians 4:11, as being itinerant; whereas pastors and Teachers belonged more to a settled church; they are omitted in the list of 1 Corinthians 12:28; because no reference was there made to missionary extension of the church, but rather to its internal organization
Learn - To Teach to communicate the knowledge of something before unknown
Eagle, - The expression "beareth them on her wings" exactly describes the way the vultures bear up their young, and Teach them to fly
Education - The wisdom therefore and instruction, of which so much is said in the book of Proverbs, are to be understood chiefly of moral and religious discipline, imparted, according to the direction of the law, by the Teaching and under the example of parents. Parents were required to Teach their children some trade. ) Previous to the captivity, the chief depositaries of learning were the schools or colleges, from which in most cases proceeded that succession of public Teachers who at various times endeavored to reform the moral and religious conduct of both rulers and people
Train - To exercise to discipline to Teach and form by practice as, to train the militia to the manual exercise to train soldiers to the use of arms and to tactics. To train or train up, to educate to Teach to form by instruction or practice to bring up
Dove (2) - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Doctor - " The doctorate implies the prerogative jus ubique docendi, or the privilege of Teaching everywhere without undergoing further examination. The essential meaning of the doctorate, implying the ability to Teach, is preserved in modern academic usage but the degree is now often conferred as an honorary title
Woman - Women are forbidden to Teach publicly (1 Corinthians 14:34,35 ; 1 Timothy 2:11,12 )
Love, Spirit of - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Holy Ghost - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Holy Spirit - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Doctor - ) An academical title, originally meaning a men so well versed in his department as to be qualified to Teach it. ) A Teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man
Tongues, Gift of - Paul thanked God that he spake with tongues more than all at Corinth; but in the assembly he would rather speak five words through his understanding, that he might Teach others, than ten thousand words in a tongue
Blindness - An ignorant or erring Teacher is compared by our Lord to a blind man leading a blind man;—a strong representation of the presumption of him that professes to Teach the way of salvation without due qualifications, and of the danger of that implicit faith which is often placed by the people in the authority of man, to the neglect of the Holy Scriptures
Chasten, Chastening, Chastise, Chastisement - See CORRECTION , B, INSTRUCT , LEARN , Teach , and cp
Truth, Spirit of - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Spirit, Creator - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Spirit, Holy - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Spirit of Love - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Spirit of Truth - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Sanctifier, the - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Ghost, Holy - Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you
Nethan'e-el - (1 Chronicles 26:4 ) ...
One of the princes of Judah whom Jehoshaphat sent to Teach in the cities of his kingdom
Orders, Anglican - Orders by which ministers of the Established Church are empowered to exercise Authority in their congregations, to preach, Teach, and perform thc necessary ceremonies and pastoral services
Good Shepherd, Parable of the - Our Lord means to Teach in this parable (Matthew 18) the care and love of God for the little ones, that is to say the weak, of whom He thinks so much that He has placed them under the protection of His angels. The differences between them are of the kind that may be expected in two parallel versions of the same discourse, Teaching essentially the same lesson; the value of the soul in the eyes of God, whence flows the necessity of doing everything to reclaim one on the way to perdition, the point brought out especially by Saint Matthew, and the joy of God over the conversion of the sinner, the point brought out especially by Saint Luke
Astronomy - The Bible does not aim to Teach the science of astronomy, but speaks of the sun, moon, and stars in the familiar language of mankind in all ages
Seventy - We read of our Lord's appointing seventy persons of a rank inferior, it should seem, to the apostles, and sending them out by two and two, before his face, with authority to Teach and to preach in the cities
Jehonathan - Levite King Jehoshaphat sent to Teach God's law in the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Deacon - Their office was at first secular, but it afterwards became also spiritual; for among other qualifications they must also be "apt to Teach" (1 Timothy 3 :: 812-12 )
Lost Sheep - Our Lord means to Teach in this parable (Matthew 18) the care and love of God for the little ones, that is to say the weak, of whom He thinks so much that He has placed them under the protection of His angels. The differences between them are of the kind that may be expected in two parallel versions of the same discourse, Teaching essentially the same lesson; the value of the soul in the eyes of God, whence flows the necessity of doing everything to reclaim one on the way to perdition, the point brought out especially by Saint Matthew, and the joy of God over the conversion of the sinner, the point brought out especially by Saint Luke
Inform - ...
He might either Teach in the same manner, or inform how he had been taught-- ...
To inform against, to communicate facts by way of accusation to give intelligence of a breach of law
Discipline - ) To accustom to regular and systematic action; to bring under control so as to act systematically; to train to act together under orders; to Teach subordination to; to form a habit of obedience in; to drill
Anglican Orders - Orders by which ministers of the Established Church are empowered to exercise Authority in their congregations, to preach, Teach, and perform thc necessary ceremonies and pastoral services
Allelujah - (Revelation 19:1-3) And it is worthy remark, that the five last Psalms begin and end with this expressive word, Hallelujah; as if to Teach the church, that the first and great end of man is the praise of God
Abihu - Another class allege, that there was nothing so heinous in their transgression, but it was awfully punished, to Teach ministers fidelity and exactness in discharging their office
Bishop - ; but he must be able to 'take care' of the church of God, and be 'apt to Teach. Happily there are now servants of God who care for the saints, those who are 'apt to Teach,' and gifted to feed the flock of God; and who, without any apostolic appointment, addict themselves to the work of the ministry, as did the house of Stephanas in early days
Law - ...
In the wisdom literature, where the noun does not appear with a definite article, tôrâh signifies primarily “direction, Teaching, instruction”: “The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death” ( Teaching of, as well as the jurisprudence based upon, the “law” ( Teaching priests ( Teach, instruct. ” Yârâh means “to Teach” in Teach you the good and the right way
Hunger - God used this experience of hunger to humble the rebellious people and to Teach them to hunger for His word ( Deuteronomy 8:3 )
Experience: Boasting of Its Depth - In my house there is a well of extraordinary depth which reminds me of something better than the boasted deep experience of certain censorious professors, who Teach that to feel sin within is the main thing, but to be delivered from it of small consequence
Nethaneel - Prince of Judah whom King Jehoshaphat sent out with others to Teach the law of God in the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7-9 )
Obadiah - One of five officials Jehoshaphat sent throughout the cities of Judah to Teach “the book of the law of the Lord” (2 Chronicles 17:7-9 )
Binding And Loosing - It is the responsibility of believers to have a forgiving spirit and to Teach the conditions of forgiveness (Matthew 6:12 )
Throne - ...
Isaiah 14:9 (a) This seems to Teach that in hell thrones are erected for evil and wicked monarchs who have fallen, and who in mockery are given a place on a throne in hell among the people he cursed
Otherwise - See also Teach
Palm - (the hand)...
1 Samuel 5:4 (c) Apparently the Lord would Teach us by this figure that when GOD's presence is realized, the power of idolatry is broken. These trees were in association with the twelve wells of water, and this is to Teach us that the Word of GOD and the Spirit of GOD will sustain the people of GOD on their journey to their Homeland
Anthropomorphitae - The Christian Jewish and Mohammedan religions Teach that God is a Spirit and thus elevate him above the reach of materialistic and sensual conceptions and representations. ) Teach that God in order to be an object of love must be the highest beauty and consequently have a body since there is no beauty without form; nor could we pray to a God Who was mere spirit
Philosopher, Philosophy - Others declare that modern thought cannot be cramped up in the dogmas hitherto held by Christians almost universally, which in general really means what scripture Teaches. ...
According to the advocates of another theory, the wisest thing is to be ignorant of everything except what the senses or the higher affections Teach. ...
Again, another class resort to spirits, and let them Teach them: they imagine the inhabitants of the unseen world must be able to tell them what is true, and these spirits even profess to interpret scripture for them
Sacrament - Protestants generally Teach that there are two sacraments of the Gospel, Baptism and the Lord's Supper, and the others "have no visible sign of ceremony ordained by God. ...
Efficacy of the Sacraments ...
Protestants Teach that sacraments do not give grace; their purpose is to rouse faith, so that fiduciary faith, not the sacrament, is the medium of grace and heavenly gifts. The Council of Trent Teaches that the sacraments produce grace ex opere operato, that is, from Divine institution they are instrumental causes of grace. However, theologians Teach that when the evil disposition is removed, then the sacrament revives and gives grace
Discipline - To instruct and govern to Teach rules and practice, and accustom to order and subordination as, to discipline troops or an army
Pace - ) To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to Teach the pace; to break in
School - ) The disciples or followers of a Teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same Teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc. ) One of the seminaries for Teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning. ) To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to Teach
Jesus - He is not, as some cults Teach, an angel who became a man (Jehovah's Witnesses) or the brother of the devil (Mormonism)
Abihu - The case of Nadab and Abihu should Teach us that not every kind of worship is acceptable to God: "they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth," John 4:24 : mere outward worship will not do and it must be according to what God has revealed
Cattle - …”This noun is probably related to the verb 'alaph, “to get familiar with, Teach, instruct
School - ) The disciples or followers of a Teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same Teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc. ) One of the seminaries for Teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning. ) To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to Teach
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In learning French, choose such books as will Teach you things as well as language
Imitate, Imitator - These instances, coupled with the continuous tenses referred to, Teach that what we became at conversion we must diligently continue to be thereafter
Antioch - In Antioch the believers were first called Christians (Acts 11:26 ), and it was to Antioch that Barnabas fetched Saul (Paul) from Tarsus so that they could Teach this mixed congregation of Jewish and Gentile followers of the Lord. Paul used the experience to Teach Timothy (2 Timothy 3:11 )
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"The difference between 'admonish' and 'teach' seems to be that, whereas the former has mainly in view the things that are wrong and call for warning, the latter has to do chiefly with the impartation of positive truth, cp. Colossians 3:16 ; they were to let the Word of Christ dwell richly in them, so that they might be able (1) to Teach and 'admonish' one another, and (2) to abound in the praises of God. Pastors and Teachers in the churches are thus themselves admonished, i
Use - Books can never Teach the use of books. Sweetness, truth, and every grace, which time and use are wont to Teach
Matthew, the Gospel of - A disciple is (1) one who willingly becomes a learner of the Master's Teaching and seeks to follow His example by implementing His Teaching, and (2) who passes on to others what one has learned. Hearing Jesus' command, the disciples recalled His Teaching and fellowship. In telling this story, Matthew emphasized that Jesus (1) has total authority, (2) His Teachings must be transmitted, (3) and His message is for all people. If we, the modern readers, will keep these three themes in mind as we read the Gospel from the beginning, we will discover that the author shows us how Jesus demonstrated His authority, the Teachings He employed, and His concern for all nations. ...
The Gospel is easily divided into seven sections: a beginning and an end with five Teaching sections between. Because of this, Matthew has been recognized for its emphasis on the Teachings of Jesus. It should be called the Teaching from the Mount since that is what the text calls it ( Matthew 5:2 ). While Teaching and preaching overlap, Teaching emphasizes the essential principles which must be passed on to maintain the discipline or movement at hand. Jesus gave His essential doctrine in this Teaching. He stressed the importance of His commandments in Matthew 5:19 ; emphasized the authoritative nature of His Teachings by declaring: “But I say unto you” (Matthew 5:22 ,Matthew 3:16-1707:28 ,Matthew 5:28,5:32 ,Matthew 23:1-38:39 ,Matthew 5:39,5:44 ); and was recognized by the crowds as a Teacher with authority (Matthew 7:28-29 ). Matthew presented Jesus as an authoritative Teacher. When the disciples went out to Teach, they knew what to Teach. When a believer goes out to Teach today, he can refer to Matthew's Gospel. What He had demonstrated verbally in the Teachings on the Mount, Jesus acted in displays of power. After demonstrating His power, Jesus gave authority to His disciples to go out and heal and Teach as He had done (Matthew 10:1 ), thus preparing them for their final Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 . By continuing the emphasis on authority, Teaching, and Gentiles, Jesus prepared His immediate disciples for their task after His death. Matthew continues to Teach later generations of believers about Jesus' power and concern for all mankind. Jesus continued His Teaching in parables to those who were willing to listen (Matthew 13:10-13 ). So when Jesus commissioned His disciples to go into all the world and Teach, they were aware that he had already begun the movement by His example in His earthly ministry. ...
Matthew 13:53-18:35 opens with the story of Jesus' Teaching in the synagogue in Nazareth. The people had the same response to Jesus' Teaching as the crowds did at the end of the Sermon on the mount. Although Jesus presented His authoritative Teaching, His hometown people rejected it (Matthew 13:57 ). Then, while He was Teaching, the chief priests and elders challenged Him saying, “By what authority doest thou these things?” (Matthew 21:23 ). Jesus answered with parables and other Teachings (Matthew 21:28-22:46 ). He then concentrated His Teaching only on His disciples (Matthew 24:1-25:46 ). They could recall this when He commanded them to Teach what He taught. The modern believer must also hear what Jesus taught and Teach it to others. ...
Matthew 26:1-28:20 has no Teaching situations, but it tells of the conspiracy ending in Jesus' execution. When Jesus commanded His disciples to make other disciples by Teaching all that He taught them, they knew what to Teach; and we modern believers know what Jesus intended because we know Matthew's record of His Teaching. Jesus and His Teachings form the only lasting foundation for life (Matthew 7:24-29 )
Kings, Books of - In the Douay Bible these number four, corresponding to Samuel and Kings in the original Hebrew Bible, according to the nomenclature given in the Talmud: "Our rabbins Teach the order of Nebim
Jean de Gerson - He delighted to Teach catechism to little children
Example - 2); hence, "to Teach, to show by example," Acts 20:35 , RV, "I gave you an example," for AV, "I showed you
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Balances help Teach about God
Job - While the profound speculations of the book regarding the problems of pain and destiny, as well as the theological doctrine which the poet intended to Teach, might be beyond the grasp of the ordinary reader, the moral appeal of the simple opening story came home to all suffering humanity
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Gerson, Jean Charlier de - He delighted to Teach catechism to little children
Jonas, Book of - A few Catholic writers have taken the view that the story of Jonas is a parable and was intended to Teach certain religious truths, e
Jehoram - A priest sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the Law ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 )
Helper - The Helper would be sent by the Father to “teach” the disciples and to bring to remembrance all Jesus “said” to them (John 14:26 ; John 16:14-15 )
Lot (2) - The folly of unreadiness, of the longing for things left behind, of the desire to retain a transient little in the face of impending judgment and at the cost of a greater and eternal loss, is the lesson He would Teach in connexion with His Parousia, from the remembrance of Lot’s wife. Manning, Teaching of Christ, 38; F
Great Supper - " Jesus takes occasion to Teach that the Kingdom of God is something which will require more than a pious wish, and He does so in the parable of the Great Supper. The parable Teaches that they alone shall enter the Kingdom of God who have listened to His call in a spirit of docility, without allowing themselves to be detained by other cares in the false hope that their place is secure
Salutation - (Matthew 23:7) Contrary to this when the Lord sent out his disciples to Teach and to preach, he commanded them to "salute no man by the way
Ezra - He "had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to Teach in Israel statutes and judgements
Obadiah - Prince sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the people
Implicit Faith - The divines of that community Teach, "That we are to observe, not how the church proves any thing, but what she says: that the will of God is, that we should believe and confide in his ministers in the same manner as himself. " What madness! what blasphemy! For a church to demand belief of what she Teaches, and a submission to what she enjoins, merely upon her assumed authority, must appear to unprejudiced minds the height of unreasonableness and spiritual despotism
Aaronic Priesthood - The priest was to Teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord had spoken
Horeb - (1 Corinthians 10:4) So that Horeb, which in its original sense signifies a desert and dryness, was admirably suited both to Moses and Israel, to Teach them that from the dry and desert state of our fallen nature ariseth the very cause of finding springs in Christ
Falsehood - 59:3), “to Teach” ( Learn, Learned - ...
Note: Paideuo, "to Teach, instruct, train," is translated "instructed" in Acts 7:22 , RV (AV, "learned"); in 1 Timothy 1:20 , "(that) they might be taught," AV, "(that) they may learn
Sisters of Saint Joseph - In Canada, as in the United States, the sisters Teach in day and boarding schools, and conduct orphanages, homes, hospitals, and other institutions
Lord's Day - Hence the Prayer Bookprescribes a Collect, Epistle and Gospel for every Sunday in theyear, and its rubrics plainly Teach us that according to the mindof the Church the principal service of every Lord's Day should bethe celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Valerius - Valerius, better acquainted with Greek than with Latin, was rejoiced to have one so able as Augustine to Teach and preach in the Latin language
Prophet, Christ as - But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?" Of all the places that Jesus could have been referring to in Moses' writings, none would be a more obvious candidate for a messianic reference than Deuteronomy 18:15-19 , where the Messiah would function as the prophetic Teacher. The first is Teacher ( Deuteronomy 4:5 ; 31:22 ; 2 Kings 4:22-23 ). A prophet was charged with more than merely delivering the oracles of God to the people; he was to Teach them how to live and how to bring their lives into conformity with that revelation. Thus he would "teach us [3] ways, so that we may walk in his paths" (Isaiah 2:3 b). Even Jesus' enemies complimented him, even if it might have been somewhat sarcastic (Mark 12:14 ): "Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you Teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. ...
See also Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy ; Teach, Teacher ...
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Morality - The positivist and idealist schools Teach that morality is independent of religion, but the Church has always taught that apart from religion, the observance of the moral law is impossible because morality has a necessary relation to man's last end, which is God, and secondly, the obligatory character of morality is based upon the Divine Will
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B — 3: σωφρονίζω (Strong's #4994 — Verb — sophronizo — so-fron-id'-zo ) denotes "to cause to be of sound mind, to recall to one's senses;" in Titus 2:4 , RV, it is rendered "they may train" (AV, "they may Teach
Meekness - Pastors should be meek and Teach meekness (1 Timothy 6:11 ; 2 Timothy 2:25 ; Titus 3:2 )
Rainbow - The Jewish Rabbis would have agreed with the English pcet who apostrophizes the rainbow:...
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Jasher - A book alluded to only in Joshua 10:13 as containing Joshua's, miracle of commanding the sun and the moon to stand still; 2 Samuel 1:18 as containing David's elegy over Saul and Jonathan, entitled the "bow" song, celebrating Jonathan famous for the bow (compare 2 Samuel 1:22 and Psalm 60), a national song to be "taught'" to the people (not "he bade them Teach the children of Judah (the use of) the bow"): Deuteronomy 31:19
Bird - " In many pulpits where GOD should be honoured, wicked spirits (the "birds") Teach their doctrines and bring destruction to human souls
Stumbling (Block And Stone) - Leviticus 19:14 (a) We should never Teach an unsaved person in such a way that he would be hindered from getting to CHRIST and becoming a Christian
Mercy-Seat - ) This, as a type of the Lord Jesus, is eminently to be regarded, since it serves to Teach us, that by efficacy of redemption, the Old Testament saints, as well as New Testament believers, were alike included in the merits of "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
Another - , heteroglossos, "strange tongues," 1 Corinthians 14:21 ; heterodidaskaleo, "to Teach a different doctrine," 1 Timothy 1:3 ; 6:3 ; heterozugo, "to be unequally yoked" (i
Restoration - ( Eph 1:10 , 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 , Philippians 2:10-11 ); but unbiassed study of the passages and their context shows that it is far from the Apostle’s view to Teach an ultimate conversion or annihilation of the kingdom of evil
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Tribes of plants, in gardening, are such as are related to Teach other by some natural affinity or resemblance as by their duration, the annual, biennial, and perennial tribes by their roots, as the bulbous, tuberous, and fibrous-rooted tribes by the loss or retention of their leaves, as the deciduous and ever-green tribes by their fruits and seeds, as the leguminous, bacciferous, coniferous, nuciferous and pomiferous tribes, &c
Offerings - Speaking to Jews He uses language appropriate to their condition, and illustrates the truth He would Teach from their everyday life
Discipline - Parents, judges, kings, prophets, and wisemen worked with God in Teaching His people. The believers are to Teach them “to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20 ). Hence, churches throughout their history have sought to Teach their members the way of the Lord through “church discipline. ”...
Apart from the Gospels, the concept of discipline appears most prominently in the ethical Teachings of Paul and the Letter to the Hebrews
Universalists - They Teach, that the wicked will receive a punishment apportioned to their crimes; that punishment itself is a mediatorial work, and founded upon mercy; that it is a mean of humbling, subduing, and finally reconciling the sinner to God. They Teach their followers ardent love to God; and peace, meekness, candour, and universal love to men, they observe, are the natural result of these views
Quakers - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Quakers, Fighting - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Quakers, Free - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends, Hicksite Society of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends of Truth - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Children of Light - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends, Orthodox Society of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends, Wilburite Orthodox Conservative - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Children of Truth - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Fighting Quakers - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Free Quakers - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Orthodox Society of Friends - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Light, Children of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Development of Doctrine - Being a living magisterium, it has the right and the duty to Teach. It is the duty of a live Teacher to explain his own Teachings, to emphasize certain points, to settle doubts, to correct errors
Doctrine, Development of - Being a living magisterium, it has the right and the duty to Teach. It is the duty of a live Teacher to explain his own Teachings, to emphasize certain points, to settle doubts, to correct errors
Manoah - On her telling Manoah he entreated Jehovah to send again "the man of God" (as Manoah supposed him to be) to "teach what they should do unto the child to be born
Titus, Letter to - Both letters were intended to encourage Paul’s fellow workers in the tasks they faced, particularly in matters concerning leadership and Teaching in the church. In particular they must be able to recognize and resist false Teaching (1:5-16). Titus must therefore Teach the great truths of the Christian faith, and not waste time arguing over senseless topics (3:8-11)
Predestination - They Teach that the eternal, sovereign, immutable, and unconditional decree or "determinate purpose" of God governs all events. " ...
For the Teaching of Scripture on this subject let the following passages be examined in addition to those referred to above; Genesis 21:12 ; Exodus 9:16 ; 33:19 ; Deuteronomy 10:15 ; 32:8 ; Joshua 11:20 ; 1 Samuel 12:22 ; 2 Chronicles 6:6 ; Psalm 33:12 ; 65:4 ; 78:68 ; 135:4 ; Isaiah 41:1-10 ; Jeremiah 1:5 ; Mark 13:20 ; Luke 22:22 ; John 6:37 ; 15:16 ; 17:2,6,9 ; Acts 2:28 ; 3:18 ; 4:28 ; 13:48 ; 17:26 ; Romans 9:11,18,21 ; 11:5 ; Ephesians 3:11 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:4 ; 2 th 2:13 ; 2 Timothy 1:9 ; Titus 1:2 ; 1 Peter 1:2
Ather - Those who presume to Teach and preach the tenets of religion must themselves show the effects in their own lives, or else they will be rejected by men as imposters
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JEHOVAH, or Lord, is equally adapted and made use of in common to Teach us all the persons of the GODHEAD, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Hicksite Society of Friends - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Gulf - The expressions ‘from afar’ ( Luke 16:23 ) and ‘a great gulf’ ( Luke 16:26 ) do not harmonize with the idea of holding a conversation; and it seems plain that they form but subsidiary portions of a parable by which He means to Teach a lesson of purely ethical import
Letters - In John 7:15 , the word "letters" means learning; the Jews said of Christ, Whence this man's qualifications to Teach us the Scriptures, since he has not learned of the doctors of the law? ...
Paul speaks of "the letter" in distinction from "the spirit," Romans 2:27,29 7:6 2 Corinthians 3:6 ; contrasting the mere word of the law and its outward observance, with its spiritual meaning, and cordial obedience to it through the Spirit of Christ
Society of Friends (Orthodox) - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Truth, Children of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Truth, Friends of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal Teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and Teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Universalists - They Teach the doctrine of election, but not in the exclusive Calvinistic sense of it. They Teach, also, that the righteous shall have part in the first resurrection, shall be blessed and happy, and be made priests and kings to God and to Christ in the millennial kingdom, and that over them the second death shall have no power; that the wicked will receive a punishment apportioned to their crimes; that punishment itself is a mediatorial work, and founded upon mercy, and, consequently, that it is a means of humbling, subduing, and finally reconciling the sinner to God
Faith - Though a man may be able by his own resources to learn the main truths revealed by God, the normal and usual way is through the Church which has been commissioned by Christ to Teach in His name and with His authority
Mind - They must use their minds to pray and sing intelligently (1 Corinthians 14:15; Colossians 3:16; see PRAYER; SINGING), to understand Christian Teaching (Proverbs 2:1-5; 1 Corinthians 2:11-13; 2 Timothy 2:7; see INTERPRETATION), to find out God’s will (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 5:17; Colossians 1:9; see GUIDANCE), to preach the gospel effectively (Acts 17:2-4; Acts 19:8-10; see PREACHING), and to Teach the Scriptures in a way that builds up the hearers (Colossians 1:28; Titus 1:9; see TeachER)
Practice - ) To Teach or accustom by practice; to train
Shemaiah - Levite whom Jehoshaphat sent to Teach the people
Abstinence - Also certain parts of lawful animals, to Teach typically that even in lawful things moderation and self control are needed (1 Corinthians 6:12-13; Leviticus 3:9-11)
Zechariah - Community leader Jehoshaphat the king sent to Teach in the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7 )
Zechariah - One of the princes of Judah whom Jehoshaphat sent with priests and Levites to Teach the people
Immutability of God - The contemplation of this divine perfection should raise in our minds admiration; should Teach us to imitate, as far as our frailty will permit, that constancy and steadfastness which we adore, 2 Corinthians 3:18 ; and, lastly, should excite trust and confidence in the Divine Being, amidst all the revolutions of this uncertain world
Deacon - They were to be pure in faith; but it is not required, as it is of the bishop or overseer, that they should be "apt to Teach. " The inference undoubtedly is that, even if there were exceptions, Teaching was not an ordinary part of the deacon's duties. Some of the seven, however, certainly joined Teaching with the more secular "daily ministration
Tell - To Teach to inform to make known to show by words
Fruit - Scripture refers to a number of the Near East plants, trees/bushes, and spices to Teach or enhance a spiritual lesson (e. John the Baptist and Jesus Teach that the disciple is to produce fruit (good works) as evidence of true repentance (Matthew 3:8 ; Luke 3:8 ), and they explain that a good tree (the repentant individual) cannot produce bad fruit, that is, a life filled with wicked Acts, and a bad tree (an unrepentant person) cannot produce good fruit, that is, a life of godly works (Matthew 3:10 ; 7:16-20 ; Luke 3:9 ; 6:43 )
Giving - The New Testament does not Teach the Israelite tithing system for Christians, but it does Teach that the amount Christians give should be in proportion to the income they receive (1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8:3). This applies both to those who serve them in pastoral and Teaching ministries in their own churches (1 Corinthians 9:13-14; Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 5:17-18) and to those who go on their behalf to other places in the service of the gospel (Philippians 4:14-16; 3 John 1:8)
Grace at Meals - The general rules of prudence, together with a due observation of the custom of the place where we live, would correct all these disorders, and Teach us that a few sentences suited to the occasion, spoken with an audible and proper voice, are sufficient for this purpose, especially is any strangers are present
Father - " The father's great duty was to Teach God's laws continually to his children; "speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up
Resurrection of the Dead - The Scriptures also Teach that there will be a resurrection of the unjust
Secularization - Unless he has received a new and special grant from the Holy See a secularized religious in Sacred Orders may not receive any kind of benefice in major or minor basilicas, or in cathedral churches; he may not Teach or hold office in major or minor seminaries or in colleges where clerics are educated or in those universities and institutions which by Apostolic indult may confer degrees; nor may he discharge any office or charge in episcopal courts, or in any religious house be it of men or of women, even though only diocesan
Omniscience - ...
When we come to the testimony of Scripture, we find Christ growing in knowledge (Luke 2:52), and afterwards limiting Himself to be a Teacher not even in matters of civil justice (Luke 12:14), but only in the highest region of religion. In the words of Luther, ‘He was full of grace and wisdom, and able to judge upon and Teach all that came before Him’ (Dorner, Person of Christ, ii. ; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, ii
Sign - ...
Chapter6:21 (b) This sign Teaches us that the storms of life and fears of the soul may be quickly and surely calmed by the presence and the word of the sovereign Lord. We should note also that both of these "signs" were given on the sabbath to Teach us that when we are able to walk with GOD and are able to see the things of GOD as we should, then we have rest in our souls. ...
Chapter11:44 (b) This is a blessed sign to Teach us that only JESUS CHRIST can give life to a dead sinner and only the Word of CHRIST can break open the grave and cause a resurrection. ...
Chapter21:6 (c) This is to Teach us that we cannot be successful in life in the true sense of the word unless the Lord directs our way
Daniel - Lord, Teach us to pray, said a disciple on one occasion to our Lord. But not even our Lord with all His willingness, and with all His ability, can Teach any of us off-hand to pray. Every man must Teach himself, every day he lives, this most personal, most secret, and most experimental of all the arts. Now, it is plain that you cannot Teach a lifetime of experiment and attainment like that to any chance man: and, especially, you cannot Teach it to a man who still detests the very thought of such prayer
Persia - At times the Emperor gave his personal support to Jewish leaders who went from Persia to Jerusalem to Teach and reform the Jewish people (Ezra 7:11-20;
Thyatira - Yet Thyatira "suffered that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to Teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols
Alexandria - Philo's doctrine of the word prepared men for receiving the Teaching of John 1 as to the Word, the Son of God, distinct in one sense yet one with God; and his allegorizing prepared the way for appreciating similar Teachings in the inspired writings (e. , his Alexandrine education would familiarize him with Philo's idea of the word as the mediating instrument of creation and providence; and John the Baptist's inspired announcement of the personal Messiah would enable him to "teach accurately the things of the Lord" up to that point, when Aquila's and Priscilla's Teaching more perfectly informed him of the whole accomplished Christian way of salvation
Sun - And hence, under diving Teaching, Job could and did say, that he dared to kiss his hand in token of adoration when he saw the Sun shining, in his strength, or the Moon walking in her brightness. (Job 31:26-28)...
The Holy Ghost hath been pleased to Teach the church to consider the Sun as the servant of the Lord Jesus, and as becoming a faint emblem of his glorious shining
Abel - The ancient writer of the story (J) evidently wished to Teach that animal sacrifice alone was pleasing to God (Gunkel, Genesis , 38; Skinner, 105)
Baptism - Jesus at his ascension appointed baptism for all disciples, "Teach all nations, baptizing them
Range - Teach him to range the ditch and force the brake
Say - To affirm to Teach
Solomon - Nothing could more emphatically Teach us the weakness of human nature, even when accompanied with the utmost learning and sagacity, the perils of prosperity, or the insufficiency of all possible earthy good to satisfy the wants of man
Abel - The ancient writer of the story (J) evidently wished to Teach that animal sacrifice alone was pleasing to God (Gunkel, Genesis , 38; Skinner, 105)
Ezra - His qualification for his work was "he had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to Teach in Israel statutes and judgments. "thou Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and Teach ye them that know them not
Phar'Isees, - A cursory perusal of the Gospels is sufficient to show that Christ's Teaching was in some respects thoroughly antagonistic to theirs. (Matthew 12:1-13 ; Mark 3:1-6 ; Luke 18:10-17 ) ...
It was a leading aim of the Redeemer to Teach men that true piety consisted not in forms, but in substance, not in outward observances, but in an inward spirit. The lowliness of piety was, according to the Teaching of Jesus, an inseparable concomitant of its reality; but the Pharisees sought mainly to attract the attention and to excite the admiration of men. (Luke 10:29 ) Finally, instead of endeavoring to fulfill the great end of the dispensation whose truths they professed to Teach, and thus bringing men to the Hope of Israel, they devoted their energies to making converts to their own narrow views, who with all the zeal of proselytes were more exclusive and more bitterly opposed to the truth than they were themselves
Education - It was the responsibility of parents to Teach their children the history and social customs of their nation, to instruct them in right living and to prepare them for adult life. This preparation involved Teaching and training in reading, writing, crafts, trades and household work (Exodus 13:8; Exodus 13:14; Deuteronomy 4:9-10; Proverbs 1:8; Proverbs 4:1-9; Proverbs 31:1). In the case of Israelites, parents had a particular responsibility to Teach their children the religion given them by God (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)
Bishop - In 1 Timothy 3:1-7 qualifications were given for a “bishop”: reputation, marital status, character traits, hospitality, Teaching ability, non-drunkenness, attitude toward money, responsible parenthood, and length of time as a Christian. Bishops of churches that had been founded by apostles were said to be in succession to the apostles, and hence their Teaching was held to be authentic and their authority collegial. ...
Today the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox churches, the Old Catholic Church, the Anglican communion, and the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden Teach the doctrine of apostolic (or episcopal) succession
Comfort - He is the Spirit of truth; he will be sent in the name of Jesus; he will Teach all things relating to what Jesus had taught them (John 14:15-27 )
Trinity - The sacred oracles most assuredly Teach us, that the One living and true God is, in some inexplicable manner, Triune, for he is spoken of, as One in some respects, and as Three in others, Genesis 1:26 , Genesis 2:6-7
Tobiah - A Levite employed by Jehoshaphat to Teach the law in the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:8)
Enemy - Some have even misconstrued God's law to Teach hatred. This is also the Teaching of the Old Testament (Proverbs 24:17 ; Proverbs 25:21 ). But the Bible Teaches that Jesus has “abolished” death once for all (2 Timothy 1:10 )
Manna - ...
God also used the manna to Teach the Israelites that their lives depended not merely on the food they ate, but on their spiritual relationship with God (Deuteronomy 8:3; cf
Magistrate (2) - In such an event, however, Christ’s followers are not to concern themselves unduly about their defence, for the Holy Ghost shall Teach them in the same hour what they ought to say
Gibeonites - ...
The whole matter was divinely ordered to Teach solemn moral lessons of God's government to the king and the nation (Exodus 20:5; Exodus 34:7; Leviticus 26:34-40; Numbers 14:18-34, especially Numbers 35:33, "blood it defileth the land, and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein but by the blood of him that shed it"; Isaiah 14:20-21; Isaiah 65:6-7; Jeremiah 2:9; Jeremiah 32:18)
Iron - It probably has a direct reference to the fact that those who Teach and preach must know the subject well, must; be enthused in the matter, must have original thoughts, and must know how to present the subject to others in an effective way
Den - ...
Those who ought to have been the first to Teach others the sacredness of the place had seized upon it, as robbers would seize some den or cave in the mountains, in which they might maintain their unity for the purpose of spoil
Ministerial Call - Abilities suited to the work; such as knowledge, aptness to Teach, courage, 7c
Woman - 9:20, where in conjunction with re’ut (“neighbor”) it means “one” (female): “Yet hear the word of the Lord, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and Teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbor lamentation
Wisdom (1) - It is put for true piety, or the fear of God, which is spiritual wisdom: "So Teach us to number our days, that we may apply or hearts unto wisdom," Psalms 90:12 ; "The fear of the Lord that is wisdom," Job 28:28
Cameronists - Here he acquired such celebrity by the fluency with which he spoke Greek, that he was appointed to Teach the learned languages at Bergerac
Fo - The doctors of this sect, like those of Egypt, Greece, and India, Teach a double doctrine; the one public, the other private. ...
The interior doctrine of this sect, which is kept secret from the common people, Teaches a philosophical atheism, which admits neither rewards nor punishments after death; and believes not in a providence, or the immortality of the soul; acknowledges no other God than the void, or nothing; and which makes the supreme happiness of mankind to consist in a total inaction, an entire insensibility, and a perfect quietude
Joram, Jehoram - Priest, who was sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the people
Parables - From ancient times people have used pictures and stories from nature, history and everyday life to Teach moral and spiritual truth. Those who desired to know more of Jesus and his Teaching found the parables full of meaning. As a result their ability to understand the Teaching increased. Those who had no real interest in Jesus’ Teaching saw no meaning in the parables at all and so turned away from him. Because their wills were opposed to Jesus, their minds could not appreciate his Teaching. ...
Although the Teaching of parables may have caused the idly curious to lose interest in Jesus, the basic purpose of a parable was to enlighten, not to darken. The more thought people gave to Jesus’ Teaching, the more enlightenment and blessing they received in return. ...
This was seen clearly in the parable of the sower, where the different kinds of soil illustrated the different responses that people made to the Teaching of Jesus. ...
Further characteristics of the parables...
Whether or not Jesus’ parables are directly related to the subject of the kingdom in the manner just outlined, Jesus usually intended them to Teach only one or two points. ...
For example, in the parable of Matthew 20:1-15 Jesus was not Teaching that an employer should give his workers equal pay for unequal work. Rather he was Teaching that if believers use their material possessions wisely, they are guaranteed heavenly riches of permanent value (Luke 16:9-11)
Baptism of the Holy Spirit - Six of these passages refer to John the Baptist's Teaching, contrasting his baptism in water with Jesus' future baptism in the Holy Spirit. "...
It is sometimes argued that certain passages that refer to baptism, without any further qualification, also Teach about Spirit-baptism (e. This interpretation is usually designed to protect these texts against a view that takes them to Teach baptismal regeneration
Animal - Some have thought it symbolical, intended to Teach the avoidance of those evil qualities for which the unclean animals were remarkable; others, that, in order that the Hebrews might be preserved from idolatry, they were commanded to kill and eat many animals which were sacred among the Egyptians, and were taught to look with abhorrence upon others which they reverenced. The manner, too, in which Moses introduces the subject is indicative that, although he was renewing a prohibition, he was not publishing a "new doctrine;" he does not Teach his people that God had then given, or appointed, blood to make atonement; but he prohibits them from eating it, because he had made this appointment, without reference to time, and as a subject with which they were familiar. Still farther, if animal sacrifice was of divine appointment, it must be concluded to be typical only, and designed to Teach the great doctrine of moral atonement, and to direct faith to the only true sacrifice which could take away the sins of men;—"the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world,"—the victim "without spot," who suffered the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God
Fear - I will Teach you the fear of the Lord
Ship - Because of the Israelites’ lack of seafaring experience, Solomon had to rely on the Phoenician seamen to guide and Teach his men
Olivet Discourse, the - Concluding parables Teach the necessity of remaining watchful
Plow (And Forms) - ...
Isaiah 28:24 (b) A beautiful symbol of the evangelist or Bible Teacher presenting the form of ministry which is intended to prepare the heart later for the sowing of the Gospel seed. ...
Luke 9:62 (b) Putting the hand to the plow is a type of Christians taking hold of the service of the Lord (such as Teach a Sunday School class or taking any other Christian work); then instead of going forward, they keep looking back with longing eyes and hearts to the former life
Ift - Some are gifted to Teach prophecy or to unfold the Scriptures analytically or to develop and promote Sunday School work or to lead young people in their Christian ministry or to sing GOD's praises
Peter - 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
Jehoshaphat - He not only feared the Lord himself, but he sent Levites and priests throughout all Judah, to Teach the people
Samaritans - On the king of Assyria being informed of this, a priest who had been carried away from Samaria was sent thither, to Teach them how they should fear the God of that land
Bird - This is one of those merciful constitutions in the law of Moses which respect the animal creation, and tended to humanize the heart of that people, to excite in them a sense of the divine providence extending itself to all creatures, and to Teach them to exercise their dominion over them with gentleness
School - In American usage, school more generally denotes the collective body of pupils in any place of instruction, and under the direction and discipline of one or more Teachers. so we say, the Teacher is now in school, the school hours are from nine to twelve, and from two to five. Separate denomination or sect or a system of doctrine taught by particular Teachers, or peculiar to any denomination of christians or philosophers. The seminaries for Teaching logic, metaphysics and theology, which were formed in the middle ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning or the learned men who were engaged in discussing nice points in metaphysics or theology. To Teach with superiority to tutor to chide and admonish to reprove
Balaam - God was angry with Balaam but in the end allowed him to go, in order to Teach him some lessons (Numbers 22:7-20). Even in the New Testament, writers likened false Teachers of their time to Balaam. Like Balaam, such Teachers were concerned solely with personal gain, even though their Teaching was morally and religiously damaging to God’s people (2 Peter 2:14-16; Judges 1:10-11)
Tyrannus - , be correct, the most probable theory is that Tyrannus was a private Teacher in Ephesus who granted the use of his building to St. ’ Tyrannus would thus be a Teacher or lecturer who used his schola for the early hours of the day and left it free for the Apostle from one hour before noon to two hours before sunset. From Greek and Latin sources we find that the hours for Teaching, and, in fact, for the general business of the day, were the early hours of the forenoon (cf. But may not the words have been inserted by one who did not understand the reference to the school of Tyrannus and who desired to make it more intelligible?...
It is impossible to settle the question whether this Tyrannus supposed to be Teaching at Ephesus at the date of the Apostle’s visit was a Jew or a Gentile. Teachers of philosophy frequently gave lectures in public buildings or open spaces available to the whole population. Thus the apostle Paul himself addressed the Athenians in the Areopagus, while in an ancient Pompeiian painting a schoolmaster is represented as Teaching in the open forum. On the other hand, it is doubtful if the Apostle could have continued to Teach for the period of two years in a public building unless he had received the sanction of the civic authorities to do so, and it is far from probable that he either sought or obtained such permission. Acts 19:31; Acts 19:37), and it is not impossible that he may have been allowed to Teach without any formal permission or recognition being granted. But the whole matter remains in uncertainty, and there is perhaps more to be said for the view implied in the Western text, that Tyrannus was a Teacher lecturing in Ephesus at the date of the Apostle’s visit
Imagery - Other images of God are personal: father (Malachi 1:6 ); husband (Hosea 2:16 ); shepherd (Psalm 23:1 ); judge, lawgiver, and king (Isaiah 33:22 ); Teacher (Isaiah 28:26 ); healer (Jeremiah 30:17 ); warrior (Exodus 15:1 ,Exodus 15:1,15:3 ); farmer (Isaiah 5:2-7 ). Also suggestive of a mother's tenderness are the images of carrying a child from birth (Isaiah 46:3 ), Teaching a child to walk (Hosea 11:3 ), child feeding (Hosea 11:4 ), and child rearing (Isaiah 1:2 ). Images are also used to Teach who Jesus the Christ is: word (John 1:1 ); light (John 8:12 ); bread and wine (Matthew 26:26-29 ); vine (John 15:1 ); the way (John 14:6 )
Patience, Patient, Patiently - While a too rigid exegesis is to be avoided, it may, perhaps, be permissible to paraphrase: 'the Lord Teach and enable you to love as God loves, and to be patient as Christ is patient
Meshach - "In whom was no blemish, well favored, skillful in all wisdom, cunning in knowledge, understanding science, having ability to stand in the king's palace," after Ashpenaz had put him in charge of the Melzar or "steward" to Teach him "the learning and tongue of the Chaldaeans
Gift, Giving - ...
God makes relationship with Himself possible by giving His people wisdom (1 Kings 4:29 ), understanding (1 Kings 3:9 ), a new heart (1 Samuel 10:9 ), and a good Spirit to Teach them (Nehemiah 9:20 ). ...
Both Testaments witness to God's gift of leadership to God's people as: priests (Numbers 8:19 ; Zechariah 3:7 ); Davidic kings (2 Chronicles 13:5 ); deliverers (2 Kings 13:5 ); shepherds with Godlike hearts (Jeremiah 3:15 ); apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor-teachers (Ephesians 4:11-12 )
Body of Christ - An illustration Paul used to Teach how the living human body is like the church with Christ as the head. Paul Teaches in Romans 12:4-8 that the church is like a human body and in Ephesians 5:23 and Colossians 1:18 that Christ is the Head. God calls leaders into His church; apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor/teachers are designed to equip members to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16 ). The Teachings are that: Christ, Head of the body, is to have the one permanent position of honor (Colossians 1:18 ); when the body suffers, it is an extension of the sufferings of Christ, the Head (Colossians 1:24 ); a puffed up (fleshy) mind has lost connection with the Head, Christ (Colossians 2:16-19 ); and members of the body of Christ are to avoid disputes and live in peace (Colossians 3:12-15 )
Trinity - Nevertheless, it is a word used to describe one fact the Bible Teaches about God: Our God is a Trinity. It is taught by the United Apostolic and United Pentecostal churches, and is an incorrect Teaching. ...
Nor is God only one person as the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Way International, and the Christadelphians Teach (These groups are classified as non-Christian cults)
Uncorruptness - In Titus 2:7, where ἀφθορία is applied to the doctrine which Titus was to Teach, that word is properly translated ‘uncorruptness
Kindness - ...
Human Kindness The Scriptures also Teach that divine kindness is to be reflected in the human experience
Bethel - The priest resided at Bethel, who was brought by the king of Assyria to Teach the mixed peoples, who lived in the country during the Exile, the manner of the God of the land ( 2 Kings 17:29 ff
Manna - ...
The purpose of the manna was to test Israel's faith, to humble them, and to Teach them that one "does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord" (Deuteronomy 8:3,16 )
Adonijah - A Levite in Jehoshaphat's reign (2 Chronicles 17:8), sent with the princes to Teach the book of the law throughout Judah
Spiritualizing of the Parables - The error lies in forgetting that a parable is designed to Teach one broad lesson, and insisting on discovering some significance in every detail. According to the latter, the oil is good works; according to the former, it is Teaching, the vessels being the souls of the learners
Sprinkling - (Isaiah 52:15) And another prophet was commissioned to Teach the church that their recovery from sin and from all uncleanness should be accomplished by the Lord's sprinkling the people with the clean water of his covenant, even the blood of Christ
Linen - Hence, therefore, if the conjecture be well founded, we not only behold a blessed appointment in the thing itself, but it may serve moreover to Teach the church in what an exalted point of view the Lord considered, the righteousness of his dear Son as the alone covering of his people, since he caused it thus to be preached in type and figure so many ages before the Lord's coming
Preparation - So Solomon was commissioned to Teach the church; and so every individual of the church is made sensible
Rams Horns - But be this as it may, no doubt there was a sweet and gracious instruction intended from the use of such feeble instruments, to Teach the church in all ages, that as there was no comparison between the weapon and the work, the church should be always looking off from themselves, in order to be always eyeing the Lord
Considerateness - John (John 19:26-27) Teach, no doubt, the new relationships created for believers by the gospel (Mark 10:30, cf
Titus, Epistle to - Titus was to speak things that became sound Teaching, with exhortations suited to those of different ages, and to servants, himself being in all things a pattern of good works, and his Teaching such as could not be condemned. Then follows a summary of Christianity as a practical power in man, by the Teaching of grace. The grace of God that carries salvation for all has appeared, Teaching how a Christian is to live, awaiting the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who died to redeem such from all lawlessness, and to purify to Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus was to Teach subjection to worldly powers and obedience to every good work
Antichrist - These antichrists were human Teachers who had left the church. In 2 John 1:7 , the antichrists are identified as deceivers who Teach that Jesus Christ did not come in the flesh
Hair - The Apostle's remark on this subject corresponds entirely with the custom of the east; as well as with the original design of the Creator: "Does not even nature itself Teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given her for a covering," 1 Corinthians 11:14
Begin, Beginning, Beginner - The RV has "when He began to Teach, was about thirty years of age. ...
In John 8:25 , Christ's reply to the question "Who art Thou?," "Even that which I have spoken unto you from the beginning," does not mean that He had told them before; He declares that He is consistently the unchanging expression of His own Teaching and testimony from the first, the immutable embodiment of His doctrine
Antichrist - All that the dark bints of the apostles Teach us is, that they regarded Antichrist as a power whose influence was beginning to be felt even in their time, but whose full development was reserved till the passing away of the principle which hindered it, and the destruction of the power symbolized by the mystical Babylon. Any person Teaching any way to God, excepting through Christ, is Antichrist. Any person Teaching any way of salvation, excepting through the blood of Christ, is Antichrist
Life - I will Teach my family to lead good lives
Soul of the Church - This distinction, implicitly contained in the Teaching of Saint Paul, in Saint Augustine, comparing the action of the Holy Ghost on the Church to that of the soul on the human body, and in subsequent theologians who adopted the same language, is formally expressed by Bellarmine in his study on the members of the Church. There are those: ...
Who belong always to both the Body and the Soul of the Church
Who belong to the Soul without belonging to the Body
Who belong to the Body but not to the Soul
This Teaching has generally been followed by Catholic theologians. They Teach definitely, however, that the True Church is essentially the Church visible. This Teaching does not imply any weakening of the Catholic doctrine on the necessity of belonging to the True Church in order to obtain salvation. ...
This theological Teaching is found explicitly in many ecclesiastical documents. The encyclical Satis Cognitum of Pope Leo XIII, after having shown how the Church is at one and the same time visible and spiritual, Teaches that the Body of Jesus Christ, which is the visible Church, is a body living and animated
Family - It also Teaches children that they must respect and obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1-4; Colossians 3:20-21). ...
The Teaching that parents give their children must be supported by the example of right conduct in the parents’ lives (Romans 2:21-24; 1 Thessalonians 2:10-12). Parents must practise and Teach self-sacrifice for the sake of others, so that the family is a place where people learn how to love others, forgive others, honour others and serve others (Ephesians 4:31-32; cf
Nilus, an Ascetic of Sinai - They serve as books for the unlearned; Teach them Scripture history, and remind them of God's mercies
Theodotus of Byzantium - Their antagonist replies that, on the contrary, it was in the episcopate of Victor that this God-denying heresy had been first introduced, that Theodotus the shoemaker ( σκυτεύς ) was the first to Teach that our Lord was mere man, and he had been excommunicated for this by Victor, and had then founded an organized sect, with a bishop (Natalius) to whom they paid a salary
Raca - Jochanan made sport with the Teaching of his master; but returning at last to a sober mind: “Teach thou, O master,” saith he, “for thou art worthy to Teach, for I have found and seen that which thou hast taught
Fundamental Theology - Man's duty of conforming his belief and conduct to whatever revealed Teaching his Creator may see fit to grant is a duty evident from merely philosophical reasoning. ...
The questions answered, the apologete addresses himself to the demonstratio Christiana, the demonstration that Jesus Christ claimed and proved Himself to be a legate sent by God to Teach a doctrine of salvation obligatory on all men
Ezra - ...
He was "a ready scribe in the law of Moses," who "had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord and to do it, and to Teach in Israel statutes and judgments. He was much more of a Teacher than a priest
Law of Christ - If we take this passage to refer to the Messiah, then we could paraphrase it by saying that the Christ, when he comes, will Teach God's law to the Gentiles ("the coastlands"). ...
Jesus' Teaching, although standing in continuity with the law given at Sinai, nevertheless sovereignly fashions a new law. In light of this, Paul may have understood the Teaching of Christ as a new law. If so, then the correspondence between the ethical Teaching of Jesus and Paul on many points (e. Paul's own admonition to fulfill the law of Christ by bearing one another's burdens provides both a pithy restatement of Jesus' summary of the law and an indication that Jesus' Teaching fulfills prophetic expectations
Breast - Genesis 49:25 (c) The Teaching here probably is that the Lord will grant fruitfulness and that the children given by GOD's kindness will be fed, well cared for, and will grow to maturity as they should. We believe that all the "burnt" offerings Teach this same truth. ...
Revelation 15:6 (a) This probably Teaches us the fact that these angels had their loyalty, their love and their devotion bound up in the golden bands of purity and holiness
Manna - Here was a double proof of the miracle; for the manna itself was s perishable and delicate, that if only kept for day, it bred worms and stank; yet, to Teach Israel to reverence the Sabbaths, that which we kept for the use of the Sabbath bred no worm nor stank; and the omer of it also which was laid up before the Lord, was preserved pure generation to generation
Affection - In addition to all which the scriptures of truth Teach us, that religion is nothing, if it occupy not the affections
Handicraft - Says Rabbi Jehuda, "He who does not Teach his son a trade is much the same as if he taught him to be a thief
Darkness - " (John 19:30) Reader! those cries of the Lord Jesus on the cross, during the dreadful darkness and desertion his soul endured, may serve to Teach us somewhat of those eternal shrieks and cries of the damned, who are cast out of God's presence for ever!...
Animals, Clean And Unclean - These animals in their habits and instincts were used of God to Teach His people as to habits and ways of the flesh that were unclean in His sight
Hear - 28:9: “Whom shall he Teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine [3]?”...
Elders - They are laymen in this respect, that they have no right to Teach, or to dispense the sacraments; and on this account they form an office in the Presbyterian church inferior in rank and power to that of pastors
Naaman - ...
But whether such were the views or not, with which Naaman's mind was influenced, when he desired the earth of Israel; it may, at least, serve to Teach us a lesson from this Syrian's faith, how to appreciate all our mercies in the Lord God of Israel
Theology, Fundamental - Man's duty of conforming his belief and conduct to whatever revealed Teaching his Creator may see fit to grant is a duty evident from merely philosophical reasoning. ...
The questions answered, the apologete addresses himself to the demonstratio Christiana, the demonstration that Jesus Christ claimed and proved Himself to be a legate sent by God to Teach a doctrine of salvation obligatory on all men
Preaching (2) - In a general way it may be said that preaching, as the proclamation of a message, was distinguished from Teaching (διδαχή), the explanation and vindication of truth. But in all but His earlier ministry our Lord was more occupied in what is expressly called ‘teaching. ’ While John, and Jesus Himself at first, as well as His disciples throughout the Gospel period, only preached, announcing the message from heaven, it was reserved to our Lord to explain the great truths of the gospel by Teaching. This was regarded as Teaching. Further, while the preaching was for all who would hear, a public utterance designed to arrest attention, the Teaching was more especially designed for disciples; and while some of it was public, much of it was given in private. In the second year of our Lord’s ministry, after the breach with the authorities and the defection of the multitude, there was less preaching and more Teaching in the training of the Twelve. Sometimes our Lord’s most public utterances are described as ‘teaching,’ and are of the character of instruction (e. Moreover, Teaching is blended with preaching. states that Jesus came into Galilee preaching the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14)—the public open-air proclamation; but that He went into a synagogue to Teach (Mark 1:21), where after the scripture had been read He would expound it (cf. we have Teaching and preaching both assigned to our Lord’s work in the synagogues (Matthew 4:23). ...
When we turn from verbal distinctions to the real differences, we may observe three methods followed by our Lord, according to circumstance and requirement: (1) The primitive proclamation, in making which He went on the lines laid down by John the Baptist; (2) the public Teaching of the laws and principles of the Kingdom of God, offered to all who would attend to it, whether in the open air or in the synagogues; (3) the private training of His own disciples and discourse with inquirers. Teaching
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After the benediction Paul states that Timothy had been besought to remain at Ephesus to enjoin some not to Teach strange doctrine, nor give heed to fables and useless genealogies, which ministered questions rather than the dispensation of God, which was in faith. Instead of this some were seeking to be law-teachers. The law had its use, but applied, not to the righteous, but to the lawless and to the wicked of every kind, and to anything opposed to sound Teaching, according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which Paul had been entrusted, he who had formerly been the chief of sinners. Paul had been appointed a herald, an apostle, and a Teacher o f the Gentiles. Hence he willed that men should pray, holding up holy hands; that women should adorn themselves modestly and with good works; they were to learn in silence, and not to Teach or usurp authority over man. The Spirit foretells that in the latter times there would be apostasy, and that people would give their mind to the Teaching of demons; practising asceticism and false holiness. Timothy was to be a good minister of Jesus Christ in Teaching the right use of things which God in His beneficence has given to man. Timothy was to Teach these things and to live them; and not to neglect the gift that was given him by prophecy (cf. The important testimony is added that every scripture is divinely inspired, and is profitable for Teaching, conviction, correction, instruction in righteousness (supplying what is needed for every time), that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work
Bishop - He who has a virtuous wife and family will more attractively Teach those who have similar ties, not only by precept but by example. The Jews Teach a priest should neither be unmarried nor childless, test he be unmerciful. Of ruing (presiding, Greek) presbyters there were two kinds, those who "labored in the word and Teaching," and those who did not
Prayer - Jeremiah's dialogue and intercession frequently voiced reservation and frustration (Jeremiah 1:1 ; Jeremiah 20:7-18 ), Teaching honesty in prayer. The Psalms Teach variety and honesty in prayer are permissible; they proclaim praise, ask pardon, seek such things as communion (63), protection (57), vindication (107), and healing (6). ...
New Testament Jesus' example and Teaching inspire prayer. Significantly, the disciples asked Jesus to Teach them to pray after watching Him pray (Luke 11:1 ). ...
Jesus' Teaching on persistence in prayer is linked to the inbreaking kingdom (Luke 11:5-28 ; Luke 18:1-8 ). ...
The church remembered Jesus' Teaching regarding the Spirit, prayer, and the kingdom mission
Timothy And Titus Epistles to - and Titus, to impress upon the recipients the necessity of taking measures to preserve in its purity and strength the gospel which they had learnt from Paul, in view of special false Teaching already present in Ephesus and Crete and threatening to increase. -Formal reminder of warning once given at Ephesus in person against false Teaching, which substitutes idle speculation for Christian love, springing out of a pure heart and unfeigned faith, which it is the aim of preaching to produce. Already this error has shipwrecked some would-be Teachers of the Jewish Law, who, without understanding it, pervert its meaning. -According to its true spirit the Law is to be invoked against such vices as are condemned by the healthy Teaching of the gospel. She is not to Teach or pray in public, but is to be modest in apparel and to adorn herself with good works, performing her function in salvation by her maternal calling, whereby she will, in a life of faith, love, and holy restraint, redress the balance against her through the sin of Eve. They must be men of irreproachable character, possessing self-restraint, tact, ability to control others, as shown by the control of their own family, given to hospitality, able to Teach, not youthful but fortified by experience against dangers to which such an office would expose the immature. -Tested men with personal qualities and administrative powers similar, except for ability to Teach, to those of the bishop. ...
The Spirit, through prophets in the Church, perhaps also through the words of written prophecy, foretells that there will be a great apostasy, led by Teachers under demonic influence, who will enjoin abstinence from marriage and certain foods. ...
Timothy is to fulfil his ministry by transmitting to his brethren the wholesome Teaching of the Apostle (" translation="">1 Timothy 4:6). Timothy must overcome his diffidence, which arises partly from his youth, and in the constant exercise of his Divinely inspired gift of Teaching become an example in life and doctrine of what the Christian minister should be. -The elder who fulfils his function well, especially if he can preach and Teach, is to be given double honour (or it may be double pay), and, in accordance with our Lord’s instructions, is to be supported for his work’s sake. Teach healthy doctrine, based on the Teaching of Jesus, which ensures piety. -The befogged Teacher of false doctrine does not practise virtue, but by his empty disputations stirs the churches into strife, and in the muddy waters he fishes, using so-called piety as a means of gain. Of this gospel of salvation from death unto eternal life in Christ Jesus, Paul is an apostle and Teacher, and he has made no mistake in committing himself to God in its service though he is a prisoner; and now Timothy is, by his preaching through the indwelling Spirit, to guard this pure gospel of faith and love in Christ. The Christian Teacher must, as a good soldier, endure the hard conditions of the campaign, or, like the athlete, obey the rules of the game, suffering being one of the conditions. Already some are Teaching that there is no bodily resurrection. The Church of God, however, is built upon a firm foundation, and its members must be pure; but, like a large house, it contains vessels of all qualities: some will have honourable, others dishonourable uses, and Timothy, as the true servant of God, must choose for Divine service vessels cleansed of the vices of the false Teachers. 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. For soon many will refuse to listen to him and will turn to false Teachers with their gossipy fables
Prayer - The immediate source of this confidence came from the Teachings and examples of Jesus himself, such as the model prayer he offered (Matthew 6:9-13 ; Luke 11:2-4 ) and his assurance that one had only to ask the Father in order to receive what was needed (Matthew 6:5-8 ; Luke 11:9 ). Indeed, Paul's Teaching in Philippians 4:6 echoes Jesus' own. In fact, it has been suggested that the outstanding idea of Christ's Teaching was the fatherhood of God. But while this belief is presupposed by those who pray and Teach about prayer in the Gospels and the New Testament church, in two prominent cases God's will is precisely not changed by human petitioning: in Jesus' Gethsemane prayer and in Paul's thrice-prayed request to have his "thorn in the flesh" removed. The grounding of prayer in the recollection of God's nature and deeds contains the seeds of New Testament liturgical practice and Teaching (e. ...
The New Testament passages that are more difficult to explain include those that seem to Teach importunity in prayer (e. Some argue that these parables Teach perseverance in a request until either our wills or the circumstances of our lives are altered. Others argue that the original design of these stories may not have been to Teach importunity. In Luke 11 , then, Jesus was concerned to Teach that the needy may always resort to God without hesitation
Bethel - " After the overthrow of Israel, the king of Assyria sent one of the Israelite priests to settle at Bethel, and Teach the new settlers from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, "the manner of the god of the land," and "how they should fear Jehovah" (2 Kings 17:27-28)
Titus, Epistle to - Instructions Concerning Elders and False Teachers (2 Timothy 1:5-16 )...
III. False Teachers threatened the church. This group of Teachers and all who sought to lead the people astray were corrupt in their minds and detestable in their actions ( 1 Timothy 1:15-16 ). ...
Chapter Two: Paul urged Titus to Teach “sound doctrine” to correct the false Teaching. Proper Teaching would lead to proper conduct in the lives of believers. His Teaching was to be characterized by “integrity,” “seriousness,” and a “soundness of speech” (1 Timothy 2:7-8 NIV), so that the false Teachers could “have nothing bad to say about us” ( 1 Timothy 2:8 NIV)
Uncleanness - It is as though Jehovah thereby would Teach men that the "very hairs of their head were all numbered" before him and that "in his book were all their members written
Micah, Micaiah - Micaiah , one of the Teachers sent by Jehoshaphat to Teach the commandments of Jahweh in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:7 )
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To beat into, to Teach or instill, by repetition of instruction
Arbitration - ...
The principle may be said to be based on the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31), which Teaches reciprocal obligation, or on the kindred command to love our neighbours as ourselves (Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31). They Teach us to regard the position of others with full sympathy, to seek an impartial standpoint, and to make the individual will harmonize with the general mind
Fierceness - But the white heat of fierceness in the utterance of Christ comes when He meets with Pharisees, scribes, and Teachers of the Law, who are unworthy of their high professions. ...
Thus to His Divine tenderness did Jesus add a strange fierceness, as though to Teach that in faith’s war with darkness lightning has its place
Mennonites - They Teach that infants are not the proper subjects of baptism; that ministers of the Gospel ought to receive no salary
Samaritans - The new and mixed race indeed sent to Assyria for an Israelitish priest to Teach them the law of Jehovah, and adopted in part the forms of the true religion; but most of them were but half converted from their native heathenism, Matthew 10:5 Luke 17:16-18
Handicraft - Says Rabbi Jehuda, "He who does not Teach his son a trade is much the same as if he taught him to be a thief"
the Man Who Went Out to Borrow Three Loaves at Midnight - Whoever he was, that disciple went up to his Master and said to Him, Lord, Teach us to pray, as Thou Thyself so often prayest. It is a story of midnight importunity, and it is told to Teach us the great lesson of midnight and importunate prayer. And this lesson that our Lord gives us is quite as much to Teach us to pray at night as it is to pray with importunity, and for excellent reasons. As soon as we get all the best Teaching of the New Testament about prayer, we return and find it all already in the Psalms. With David, then, and with David's Son, both Teaching us to pray, we ourselves should surely come to some success and proficiency in prayer
Teaching - (διδαχή, διδασκαλία)...
The place and function of Teaching in the establishment of Christianity are facts of great historical interest and practical importance. That its effectiveness, as an instrument for the diffusion of the Christian religion, was recognized by the Jewish rulers is apparent from the prohibitions and persecutions with which they sought to prevent the apostles Teaching ‘in the name of Jesus’ (Acts 4:18; Acts 5:28). As in the ministry of Jesus Teaching occupied a prominent place (together with preaching and healing), so also with His followers it was one of the main features of their evangelical work. ...
A distinction is to be drawn between the process of Teaching and the subject-matter of Teaching. To speak of the ‘teaching of St. Paul,’ for example, is ambiguous, since ‘teaching’ may mean either ‘instruction’ (the act of imparting truth) or ‘doctrine’ (the body of truth imparted). The NT employs two terms for ‘teaching,’ viz. Generally speaking, the former signifies the act and the latter the substance of Teaching. This distinction is not made so apparent in the Authorized Version , where both διδαχή and διδασκαλία are usually rendered ‘doctrine,’ whereas in the Revised Version διδαχή (which occurs 16 times) is always rendered ‘teaching’ (Romans 16:17 Revised Version margin), and διδασκαλία (occurring 17 times) is rendered ‘doctrine’ (11 times), ‘teaching’ (5 times), and ‘learning’ (once). To render διδαχή by the somewhat ambiguous word ‘teaching’ is convenient, as it always signifies the act and in many instances both the act and the content of Christian instruction, whereas διδασκαλία more frequently denotes the content alone, and is well expressed by ‘doctrine. ’ Literally διδασκαλία means ‘that which belongs to a Teacher’ (διδάσκαλος), and, in the judgment of H. ’ That the content of Teaching is suggested by this term is apparent from such phrases as ‘precepts and doctrines’ (Colossians 2:22), ‘sound doctrine’ (1 Timothy 1:10, 2 Timothy 4:3, Titus 1:9), and absolutely ‘the doctrine’ (1 Timothy 6:1; 1 Timothy 6:3, Titus 2:10). The work of Teaching. Teaching was therefore numbered among the charismata (χαρίσματα) which resulted from the bestowal of the Holy Spirit, and which included such gifts as prophesying, healing, working of miracles, and ‘tongues’ (Romans 12:6, 1 Corinthians 12:10 f. ...
(1) Teaching and preaching. -While mentioned in close association with preaching, the gift of Teaching was regarded as conferring on its recipient a distinct function in the ministry of the Word. As in the Gospels our Lord is described first as ‘preaching’ the glad tidings of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14) and then as ‘teaching’ His disciples the inner meaning and principles of the gospel (Mark 4:1), so, in the early Church, preaching was one thing and Teaching another, although in both instances they were often combined (Matthew 4:23, Acts 5:42; Acts 28:31). Preaching was primarily the proclamation of the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ, whereas Teaching was the calmer and more systematic instruction in the details of Christian truth and duty which followed the summons to repentance and saving faith. While preaching and Teaching were distinct as functions, they might, in some cases at least, be united in the ministry of one person (1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11), especially as the content both of the preaching and of the more elaborated instruction was necessarily often the same (Acts 5:42; Acts 15:35, Colossians 1:28). ...
(2) The position of Teaching. Paul, ‘teachers’ are mentioned after apostles and prophets (1 Corinthians 12:28 f. , Ephesians 4:11), and in a less formal list of spiritual functions ‘teaching’ is mentioned after ‘prophecy’ (Romans 12:6 f. the ‘word of wisdom’ and the ‘word of knowledge,’ which together constituted charismatic Teaching, are placed before prophecy (1 Corinthians 12:8;1 Corinthians 12:10), and ‘a Teaching’ comes before ‘a revelation’ (1 Corinthians 14:26). Prophecy was a specialized form of Teaching. McGiffert, ‘lay in the fact that while prophecy was the utterance of a revelation received directly from God, Teaching, specifically so called, was the utterance of that which one had gained by thought and reflection. The Teacher might be led and guided by the Spirit,-indeed, he must be, if he were to be a true Teacher and his Teaching truly spiritual,-but what he said was in a real sense his own’ (History of Christianity in the Apostolic Age, Edinburgh, 1897, p. Some prophets were able also to Teach, but not all Teachers were able to prophesy. The apostles might also Teach. Paul speaks of himself as appointed to be both an apostle and a Teacher (1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11). Teachers, like apostles and prophets, travelled about from place to place, being greatly honoured (Did. Teaching was not a clerical office, for even as late as the 5th cent. laymen are mentioned as Teachers (Apostolic Constitutions, VIII. Teachers were more likely than apostles and prophets to settle down in one place, and the reference to ‘pastors and Teachers’ (Ephesians 4:11) shows this tendency at work. At a later stage it was one of the qualifications of a bishop that he should be ‘apt to Teach’ (1 Timothy 3:2). -Women were not permitted to Teach (1 Timothy 2:12)-at least in public-although, apparently in harmony with St. Paul’s ‘healthful Teaching’ (Titus 2:1), it was allowable for aged women to impart moral instruction (privately, it would seem) as part of the Christian training of young women in such duties as love of husband and children, sobriety, chastity, and kindness (Titus 2:4 f. Warnings against ‘false Teachers’ occur frequently in apostolic and sub-apostolic times. , Galatians 1:7) to pervert the Teaching of the gospel. Next, the existence of ‘many Teachers’ within the Church (James 3:1) promoted an unhealthy spirit of rivalry and faction which could be eliminated only by a demand for a ‘good life’ in one who professed, as a Teacher, to be ‘wise and understanding’ (James 3:13). Then ‘strange Teachings’ began to multiply (Hebrews 13:9). False Teachers arose, encouraging ‘lusts of the flesh’ (2 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 2:18), ‘fornication’ (Revelation 2:14; Revelation 2:20), ‘false doctrine’ (1 John 2:28 f. ...
(4) Methods of Teaching. In the latter the Teaching came between the ‘psalm’ (or hymn of praise) and the prophetic ‘revelation’ (1 Corinthians 14:26). Supplementary Teaching was given privately ‘from house to house’ (Acts 20:20) or to individuals (Acts 18:26). The imparting of Christian truth to catechumens, who were to contribute towards the support of their Teacher (Galatians 6:6), developed in the more settled churches of cities and even villages (Eusebius, Historia Ecclesiastica (Eusebius, etc. Many churches came to have regular schools for the Teaching of catechumens, that of Alexandria being especially famous in later times. ...
The Teaching was oral, as a rule, but it might be conveyed by means of didactic epistles, such as those contained in the NT or those of Clement of Rome and Ignatius, or works like the Didache and the Shepherd of Hermas. Instruction was also conveyed in ‘hymns and spiritual songs’ (Colossians 3:16) and would include ‘admonition’ (Colossians 1:28), exhortation (1 Timothy 4:13; 1 Timothy 6:2), and even reproof and rebuke (2 Timothy 4:2), the administration of which called for patience and longsuffering on the part of the Teacher. -The place of Teaching in the early Church underwent modification in process of time. To the ordinary listener, the presence and influence of the Spirit were more evident in the revelations of prophecy or the ecstatic utterances of tongues than in the calmer discourse of Teaching. A second stage was reached when the early enthusiasm roused by prophetic and ecstatic speech cooled down and greater attention was given to the more systematic utterance of the Teacher. The prophetic gift was sporadic, that of Teaching was continuous; the former came by momentary inspiration, the latter was the outcome of long experience; and in the long run Teaching won the day. Paul to the Corinthians for the orderly conduct of their edification meetings gave to Teaching a growing importance in the process of spiritual upbuilding. ) the function of Teaching became absorbed in the office of administration and leadership. The Teacher outlasted both the apostle and the prophet, but was eventually subordinated to the bishop, who combined in his office the functions of ruling and Teaching. In earlier times the apostles, prophets, and Teachers had authority because they possessed gifts of insight and knowledge qualifying them to give directions in belief and practice. But, as the need for organization and discipline increased pari passu with the decline of inspired utterance, Teaching, at first overshadowed by prophecy, now became absorbed by leadership, although it remained a permanent function in the Church. The content of Christian Teaching. -The NT Epistles and the specimens of instruction preserved in Acts embody the content of Christian Teaching during the 1st century. ...
The detailed exposition and co-ordination of the contents of Christian Teaching will be found in the various articles dealing with the subjects concerned. All that can be attempted here is to characterize broadly the early Christian Teaching as a body of truth. The Christian Teacher did not so much unfold a philosophy of religion as expound and apply the truths embodied and revealed in Christ. He taught ‘in the name of Jesus’ (Acts 4:18; Acts 5:28), he used the doctrines of the OT inasmuch as they bore witness of Christ, he repeated the Teaching given by Christ with the formula ‘Remember the words of the Lord Jesus’ (Acts 20:35), he continued ‘in the apostles’ doctrine’ (Acts 2:42), and as occasion arose he applied the principles underlying the Teaching of Jesus to the doctrinal and ethical problems that arose within the Church. The content of Christian Teaching came to be fixed and authoritative. It was called ‘the Teaching’ (1 Timothy 6:1, 2 John 1:9; cf. ...
The general character of the content of the Teaching may be inferred from the fact that it is described (1 Corinthians 12:8) as the ‘word of wisdom’ (λόγος σοφίας) and as the ‘word of knowledge’ (λόγος γνώσεως). The message of the Teacher consisted of a discourse in which either ‘wisdom’ or ‘knowledge’ (γνῶσις) would predominate according to the special nature of the gift of Teaching bestowed. In Christian wisdom the truth was arrived at by the Teacher’s powers of observation and reasoning; in the Christian gnosis the truth was bestowed as an immediate gift of the Spirit. The first enabled the Teacher to explain the truth, the latter qualified him to interpret it. The knowledge of the Teacher was largely an experimental acquaintance with the process of human redemption through Christ (Philippians 3:10). ...
The continuity of NT with OT Teaching must not be overlooked. The Teacher began with such truths as were common to Judaism and Christianity. ...
After allowing for what was taken over from the OT and embodied in the NT, the remaining subject-matter of specifically Christian Teaching consists of two elements-doctrinal and ethical. Paul’s declaration to the Corinthians that he determined not to know anything among them ‘save Jesus Christ and him crucified’ (1 Corinthians 2:2) was true of himself not only as a preacher, but also as a Teacher. The Teaching of apostolic times, whether soteriological, eschatological, or practical, was essentially Christocentric. While the preacher, as a herald (κῆρυξ), made his proclamation that Jesus was the Christ of God, and the Saviour of mankind, the Teacher, in the meeting for edification or to individual listeners, had to unfold and explain the deep truths involved in this momentous fact. To the Teacher was allotted the important task of expounding and co-ordinating the truths proclaimed in the preaching of the gospel. ...
The experiences of salvation, which came to believers through their faith in Christ, required reflective consideration; hence the prominence given in Christian Teaching to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Although the dogma of the Divine Trinity was the outcome of much later reflexion, the elements of a doctrine of the three-fold nature of the Divine existence emerged in the Teaching of the 1st century. ...
The preacher having summoned men to repentance and saving faith in Christ, the Teacher exhibited the resultant state of salvation in many aspects. The legal aspect required the Teacher to present the truth as evangelical justification; its regenerative results enabled him to speak of it as a ‘new creation. ...
Moreover, ‘things to come’ occupied a large place, not only in the Teaching of Jesus, but in the more developed doctrine of the apostles. The Teacher, on the other hand, while including these great truths in his doctrinal instruction, had many questions to face in view of the apocalyptic fancies and hopes so rife in contemporary Judaism and the Greek speculations concerning immortality so widely propagated through the Hellenistic schools of religious philosophy. This drew from the Teacher a deeper and more spiritual interpretation of eschatological truth. Paul, as Teacher, correcting the hopes roused in his hearers by the eschatological message of St. In his later Epistles the cosmical aspect of ‘things to come’ emerges as implicated in his maturer and final Teaching concerning Christ as the eternal Son of God, who existed before the visible universe and in whom all created things are recapitulated (Ephesians 1:10 f. -In speaking of the ‘teaching of Jesus’ or the ‘apostles’ Teaching,’ it is usually the doctrinal or theological content that is primarily thought of, to the exclusion of the practical and moral. But a careful study of the records and specimens of our Lord’s instruction and that of His followers shows that the proportion of ethical Teaching is very great. The historic interest in apostolic doctrine aroused through centuries of controversy has overshadowed the moral Teaching. While it may be straining the niceties of philosophical terminology to speak of the ‘ethics of the NT’ as though it constituted a system of moral principles and precepts based on human reason, yet no one can be blind to the substantial body of ethical Teaching contained in the NT. In the apostolic and sub-apostolic literature this Teaching receives full and explicit exposition. Nor again can any one overlook the influence of such moral Teaching upon the subsequent developments of human civilization. ...
The Teacher in apostolic times based his moral commands as to conduct upon the requirements of the Moral Law. But there was a distinctively Christian ‘way’ (Acts 9:2) or mode of life, which was taught and applied by the Christian Teacher much in the same manner as the Jewish Rabbis dealt with their Halakha. The authoritative norm of such Teaching was the moral Teaching of Jesus as Lord. Paul speaks of ‘my ways which be in Christ, even as I Teach everywhere in every church’ (1 Corinthians 4:17)
Pseudepigrapha - Opinions differ as to how such references form part of the background to the New Testament Teachings about Jesus as the Son of man. He was allowed to return to earth for thirty days to Teach his sons, after which he returned to heaven. The writings Teach that the Messiah will be revealed to bring in a time of great plenty
Bishop - The words are also synonymous in Clement of Rome, and (by implication) in the Teaching of the Apostles and in Polycarp. Conversely, popular election is very prominent (Clement, and Teaching ) in the next age; but neither does this exclude formal approval and institution. Indicated possibly in 1 Corinthians 12:28 ‘helps, governments’: more distinctly in Ephesians 4:11 ‘pastors and Teachers,’ in pointed contrast to ‘apostles, prophets, and evangelists,’ whose office was not local. ...
(2) Teaching : 1 Thessalonians 5:12 rulers admonishing in the Lord; 1 Timothy 3:2 the bishop apt to Teach; 1 Timothy 5:17 double honour to the elders who rule well, especially those who toil in word and Teaching; Titus 1:9 the elder or bishop must be able to Teach, and to convince the gainsayers. Yet 1 Timothy 5:17 seems to imply that elders might rule well who toiled in other duties than word and Teaching; and if so, these were not the sole work of all elders. This becomes quite plain in the Teaching and in Clement
Persecution - The Bible Teaches that those who follow Christ and God's Word and who practice his commandments will be persecuted. The Bible gives examples of good people pursuing and persecuting others (Judges 8:16 , ; Gideon against the men of Succoth, to Teach them a lesson Mark 9:38-41 , ; the disciples, in prejudice, opposing a brother witnessing to God's power ). However, in contrast, the Scriptures Teach that we are to love our enemies, "because he [4] is kind to the ungrateful and wicked" (Matthew 5:44 ; Luke 6:35 ), and to exercise forbearance and mercy, because "It is mine to avenge; I will repay, ' says the Lord" (Romans 12:19 ; Deuteronomy 32:35 ). The Bible's climactic Teaching about the believer and persecution: "Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12 )
Immanence - ...
This article has to do mainly with the idea of immanence as it appears in the Gospel narratives, and specially as it is exhibited in the Teachings of Jesus Christ. The fact that he makes no allusion to Philo or to Alexandria, but rather assumes that he gathered his ideas from the Teaching of Jesus, fully justifies thus view. Care is needed here not to give too much of the colour of the Alexandrian philosophy to the Teaching of the Fourth Gospel upon this point. ...
As against Deism, the Gospels very plainly Teach that God is in constant and vital contact with the universe. As against Pantheism, they also Teach that God is vaster than the universe, and is in no way conditioned by it
Judaizing - Peter to Teach him what he should do. The vision of the sheet, with the clean and unclean animals, showed that the Apostle’s act was a new departure, requiring special and Divine sanction; and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, prior to baptism, was needed to Teach him that he might initiate his converts into the Christian Church by that sacrament. to the, or in the article in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) ; but the superiority of Christ over Judaism is its main burden, and the Epistle is pregnant with the difficulties of Christianity confronted with Judaizing Teachers
John, Gospel of - Records from the period immediately after the New Testament era indicate that he lived his later years in Ephesus in Asia Minor, where he fought against false Teachers. ...
Wrong Teaching about Jesus had appeared over the years (Colossians 2:4; Colossians 2:8; Colossians 2:18-19; 1 Timothy 6:3-5), and was to become very destructive with the Gnostic heresies of the second century. ...
Certain Teachers had come into the church and denied that the divine and the human were perfectly united in Jesus. His book, however, was not intended merely as an attack on false Teaching. He used this material to Teach spiritual truth by showing what the chosen incidents signified. These and other debates that Jesus had with the Jews provided John with his Teaching material. He used the words of Jesus to Teach the Christian truths he wanted to express (e. The other writers did little more than tell the story, whereas John followed the story with lengthy Teaching that arose out of it (e. Matthew 14:13-21 with John 6:1-14 and the Teaching that follows in v. Likewise he used his account of the Last Supper, reported briefly in the other Gospels, to provide five chapters of Teaching on important Christian doctrines (John 13; John 14; John 15; John 16; John 17). ...
After an anointing at Bethany (12:1-8), Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphantly (12:9-19) and gave his final public Teaching (12:20-50). ...
In the Teaching that followed, Jesus told the disciples that as he had come from the Father, so he would return to the Father, after which he would send his Spirit to indwell them (14:1-31)
Jonah - Jesus reflected this contemporary understanding: His concern was to Teach about His mission rather than to exegete the book
Levi - They shall Teach Jacob Thy judgments and Israel Thy law (Leviticus 10:11), they shall present incense before Thee (in the holy place) and whole burnt offering upon Thine altar (in the court)
Declare, Declaration - See PREACH , SHOW , SPEAK , Teach. In John 1:18 , in the sentence "He hath declared Him," the other meaning of the verb is in view, to unfold in Teaching, "to declare" by making known
Preaching - The Bible often mentions preaching and Teaching together, for the two are closely related. The same person was usually both a preacher and a Teacher (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 11:1; Acts 5:42; Acts 15:35; Colossians 1:28; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 4:2; see TeachER). ...
Sometimes preaching is proclamation, such as in announcing the good news of the gospel to those who need it (Luke 4:18; Luke 9:6; Acts 8:4; Acts 8:12; Acts 8:40; Acts 17:18; Galatians 1:11; Galatians 1:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:9), while Teaching is more concerned with the instruction of those who already believe the gospel (John 14:26; Acts 18:11; Acts 20:20; 1 Corinthians 4:17; Colossians 2:7; Colossians 3:16; 1 Timothy 4:11). Teaching is necessary also for those who do not believe (Luke 4:31; Luke 5:3; Luke 21:37; Acts 4:2; Acts 5:21; Acts 5:25; Acts 18:11; 2 Timothy 2:24-26), while preaching the great facts of the gospel of Jesus Christ is still necessary to challenge the believer (Romans 1:15; Romans 16:25; 2 Corinthians 4:5; Colossians 1:28; 2 Timothy 4:2). ...
It is therefore probably better not to make too sharp a distinction between preaching and Teaching. ...
Since God has given these Scriptures to his people, those who preach and Teach them have a special responsibility to God. ...
Preachers and Teachers, though they reveal and announce a message that is not their own, should treat that message as if it were their own
Samar'Itans - On their explaining their miserable condition to the king of Assyria, he despatched one of the captive priests to Teach them "how they should fear the Lord
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Teachers of wisdom...
God used many different kinds of people to instruct and guide ancient Israelites in the sort of life he desired for them. He used priests to Teach and supervise his law (Deuteronomy 33:10; Malachi 2:7). He also used Teachers known as ‘the wise’ (Jeremiah 18:18). ...
The biblical literature that comes from these wisdom Teachers is of two main kinds. The same Teacher could look at life’s problems from several viewpoints. The book of Proverbs recognizes that the same principle may not apply equally in all cases (Proverbs 26:4-5), while the books of Job and Ecclesiastes recognize that the general principles are still the basis for wise Teaching (Job 28:20-28; Ecclesiastes 7:1-13). ...
The wisdom Teachers of the Bible were godly believers who made an honest effort to examine life, with all its inconsistencies, so that they might help people live more meaningful lives. ...
Wisdom Teachers taught in public places where they could reach the common people (Proverbs 1:20-21; Proverbs 8:1-3; Ecclesiastes 12:9-10), and in their own schools where they instructed their disciples (Proverbs 2:1; Proverbs 3:1; Ecclesiastes 12:12). Some of the wisdom Teachers became official advisers to the nation’s rulers (2 Samuel 15:12; 2 Samuel 15:34; 2 Samuel 16:23; 2 Samuel 20:18). ...
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Wisdom Teachers were active not only in Israel but also in countries throughout the region of the Bible’s story (1 Kings 4:30; Jeremiah 49:7; Jeremiah 50:35; Acts 7:22). Some of Israel’s wisdom sayings had parallels in other countries, and wisdom Teachers from various nations visited each other to test each other’s knowledge and increase their own (1 Kings 4:30-34; 1 Kings 10:1). The Israelites readily borrowed wisdom Teaching from their neighbours when it displayed sound common sense (Proverbs 30:1; Proverbs 31:1; cf. ...
At the same time, the Israelite wisdom Teachers did not allow their Teaching to be corrupted by the idolatry, immorality and self-seeking that were often a feature of the Teaching of their neighbours. The wisdom taught by the wise Teachers of Israel came from those who reverenced God’s law and wanted to apply it to the details of everyday living
Decrees of God - This doctrine should Teach us, ...
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Repose - It is also a characteristic of the Teaching of Jesus that there is an entire absence of the impatience, fuss, and strain which so often characterize the schemes of social and religious work launched by His well-meaning followers. The words of Jesus, however, Teach that to take His yoke and bear His burden, to live and serve as He Teaches and as He lived and served Himself, will itself be ἀνάπαυσις as compared with other modes of living and serving, the yoke of which is never to be resumed
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I will Teach you what ye shall do
Ministry - ), the Church had also prophets and evangelists and Teachers , all of them, in somewhat different ways no doubt, fulfilling this same task of proclaiming the word ( 1 Corinthians 12:28-29 , Ephesians 4:11 ; for prophets, see also Acts 11:27 ; Acts 15:32 ; Acts 21:10 ; for evangelists, Acts 21:8 , 2 Timothy 4:5 ; for Teachers, Acts 13:1 , 1 Timothy 2:7 , 2 Timothy 1:11 ), and moving about from place to place in order to do so. That the prophetic ministry in its various forms was a ministry of function and not of stated office, is shown by the fact that the same person might be at once apostle, prophet, and Teacher (cf. There was the need of government and discipline, of pastoral counsel and comfort, of stated instruction by regular Teachers as well as of occasional visits from wandering apostles and prophets. Bishop), whose duties are to feed the flock and help the weak ( Acts 20:17 ; Acts 20:28 ; Acts 20:35 , 1 Peter 5:2 ) to visit and pray for the sick ( James 5:14 ), to rule and Teach ( 1 Timothy 3:2 ; 1 Timothy 3:5 )
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1 Corinthians 9:11 (a) The lesson we learn here is that those who preach and Teach the Word should be well paid for their services
Deacon - Once in Romans we find him distinguishing diakonia (‘ministry’) from prophecy and Teaching and exhortation ( Romans 12:6-8 ); but it seems evident that he is speaking here of differences in function, not in office, so that the passage does not do more than foreshadow the coming of the diaconate as a regular order. Bishops must be ‘apt to Teach’ ( 1 Timothy 3:2 ); deacons were only called to ‘hold the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience’ ( 1 Timothy 3:9 )
Lion - When I hear or see some awful effects of his devices, on the minds of my fellow creatures and fellow sinners; oh! how powerfully doth it Teach me the blessed consequences of distinguishing grace! Doth he work his devilish purposes on others, and am I preserved from his snare? Doth he accomplish their destruction, and do I escape? Reader! think of this precious subject! How doth it exalt my Lord in the consciousness of preserving grace! And how doth it tend to humble my soul!'...
Nose - Yet, speaking figuratively, it may be said: “They shall Teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee [3], and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar” ( am ha'Arez - Thus in the Talmud (Berakhôth 47b) he is described as one ‘who does not give his tithes regularly,’ or ‘who does not read the Shema morning and evening,’ or ‘who does not wear tĕphillim,’ or ‘who has no mĕzûzâh on his doorposts,’ or ‘who fails to Teach his children the Law,’ or ‘who has not associated with the learned
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The above definition of kôach fits well in the description of Daniel and his friends: “Children in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability [2] in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might Teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans” ( Teaching: “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” ( Hypostatical Union - Those who did not hold the Nestorian opinions had been accustomed to speak of the "one incarnate nature" of Christ, but Eutyches used this phrase in such a manner as to appear to Teach that the human nature of Christ was absorbed in the divine, and that his body had no real existence
Elders - Their appointment was not to preach or Teach (though if they took the lead well, and had the gift of Teaching, they were worthy of double honour, 1 John 5:17 ), but 'to shepherd' the assembly of God, Acts 20:28 , and to maintain it in order in the locality where they lived
God - -The object of this article is to investigate the doctrine of God as it is presented in the Christian writings of the apostolic period; but, in view of the scope of this Dictionary, the Teaching of our Lord Himself and the witness of the Gospel records will be somewhat lightly passed over. It presupposes a Teaching of our Lord. At first this Teaching was in the main handed down by the oral method, and the Epistles, or at least most of them, do not defend on any of our four Gospels, though it is quite likely that there were some written evangelic records in existence even when the earliest of the Epistles were written (Luke 1:1). Paul, writing on certain points of Christian Teaching, tells us that he handed on what he himself had received (1 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Corinthians 11:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3; the expression ἀπὸ τοῦ κυρίον in 1 Corinthians 11:23 probably does not mean ‘from the Lord without human mediation’: it was tradition handed on from Christ). The Gospels are narratives of historical events, and in them, therefore, the gradual unfolding of Jesus’ Teaching, as in fact it was given, is duly set forth. ...
The question we have to ask ourselves is, What did the apostles Teach about God? Or rather, in order not to beg any question (since it is obviously impossible in this article to discuss problems of date and authorship), we must ask, What do the books of the NT Teach about God?...
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We find the same Teaching, though in a somewhat less explicit form, in the Pauline Epistles. ; Acts 20:23; Acts 21:11, though these passages speak rather of the practical loading of the disciples in the conduct of life rather than of the Teaching of the truth. It is the Holy Spirit only who can Teach us that ‘Jesus is Lord’ (1 Corinthians 12:3). Such sayings cannot but be a reminiscence of our Lord’s Teaching that ‘not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God’ (Luke 12:6)
the Samaritan Who Shewed Mercy - And then he should have been making the "bloody pass" safe to himself and to others by singing to himself,-...
Shew me thy ways, O Lord:Thy paths O Teach thou me:And do thou lead me in thy truth,Therein my Teacher be. ...
But some lawyer here, willing to justify himself, will stand up to tempt me, and will demand of me whether I mean to deny all my late sermons on the Romans? And to Teach tonight that this Samaritan was justified before God simply because of this good deed of his? I quite admit that both our Lord, and His Apostle, sometimes Teach economically, and paradoxically, and one-sidedly even, on occasion
Tongues, Gift of - Still praise, not Teaching, was the invariable use made of the gift. ...
Tongues were not at their command whenever they pleased to Teach those of different languages. In the first instance (Acts 2) the tongues were used in doxology; but when Teaching followed it was in ordinary language, understood by the Jews, that Peter spoke. "Five words" spoken "with the understanding" so as to "teach others" are preferable to "ten thousand in an unknown tongue
Dositheus (1), Leader of Jewish Sect - he asserts that Dositheus expounded Exo_16:29 so as to Teach that persons were bound to remain to the end of the sabbath as they found themselves at the beginning of it; if sitting sitting to the end; if lying lying. They are said to have admitted the resurrection of the body the denial of which is represented as an addition made by the Sadducees to the original Teaching of Dositheus. ) shew that this was according to Jewish tradition the name of one of the priests who was sent (2Ki_17:27) to Teach the manner of the God of the land and that the same name was borne by other Samaritans
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In later years Jewish Teachers of the law added their own laws to those given by Moses. These Teachers instructed Jews to keep the laws of tithing even to the smallest detail, assuring them that in doing so they would gain God’s favour. ...
The New Testament does not Teach tithing as a binding law for Christians
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Human uniqueness...
Both Old and New Testaments Teach that when people die they do not cease to exist
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One duty of the priests was to Teach the people to distinguish between the holy and the common, the clean and the unclean (Leviticus 10:10; Ezekiel 44:23)
Image - Sin has not destroyed the essential elements of God’s image in man, but it has shattered the image in a moral respect; and grace, as the above passages Teach, renews it in Christ
Eternal Punishment - Daniel Teaches that whereas the godly will be raised to never-ending life, the wicked will be raised to never-ending disgrace (12:2). Jesus' Teaching . ...
Jesus Teaches that the suffering of the ungodly in hell is "eternal punishment" (Matthew 25:46 ; cf. ...
The Apostles' Teaching . The apostles reinforce Jesus' Teaching, although they mention the topic less frequently. He employs the image of darkness when he likens false Teachers to "wandering stars, for whom the blackest darkness has been reserved forever" (v. Why does God Teach such a terrible doctrine in his Word? For two reasons: to provide believers with powerful motivation for evangelism, and to make us grateful to him who redeemed us by suffering the pains of hell for us, both negatively (poena damni, the deprivation of the Father's love, Matthew 27:45-46 ) and positively (poena sensus, the positive infliction of torments in body and soul, Matthew 26:38-39,42 , 44 ; John 18:11 , against the Old Testament background of the cup of God's wrath )
Pharisees - Hence the Sadducees, who believed in no resurrection, and supposed our Saviour to Teach it as a Pharisee, very shrewdly urged the difficulty of disposing of the woman who had in this world been the wife of seven husbands
Laying on of Hands - The ‘prophets and Teachers’ of the Church at Antioch ‘separated’ Barnabas and Saul for their missionary work by laying their hands on them with fasting and prayer ( Acts 13:3 ). The fact, however, that Jewish Rabbis employed this rite when a disciple was authorized to Teach, favours the view that it was commonly practised in the Apostolic Church, as it was almost universally in the post-Apostolic, in consecration to ministerial office
Messenger - Towards the close of the OT the term seems to have acquired the meaning of a special or inspired Teacher. First, it is a designation of the true priest, whose work is to conserve spiritual knowledge and Teach the law of God (Malachi 2:7)
Loaf - It may Teach us also that those who have bread should share it with others
Fig Tree - And so much did the Lord Jesus, in his divine Teaching, fall in with this popular way of conveying knowledge, that at one time we are told "without a parable spake he not unto them. " (John 15:5) If this be the right sense of the passage, and the Lord Jesus meant to Teach his disciples thereby, that every hedge fig tree hath no part in the church, no owner in Christ by his Father's gift or purchase, no union with him, and, consequently, no communion in his graces, but must in the hour of decision instantly wither away; then will this parable of the barren fig tree form one testimony more to the numberless other testimonies with which the word of God abounds, that the children of the wicked one, and the children of the kingdom, are totally separate and dissimilar from everlasting, and so must continue to everlasting
Barrenness - Then did the wife forget her jealousy, and provoke, instead of resenting, the faithlessness of her husband, Genesis 16:2 ; Genesis 30:3 ; Genesis 30:9 ; then did the mother forget a parent's part, and Teach her own child treachery and deceit, Genesis 25:23 ; Genesis 27:13 ; then did daughters turn the instincts of nature backward, and deliberately work their own and their father's shame, Genesis 19:31 ; then did the daughter-in-law veil her face, and court the incestuous bed, Genesis 38:14 ; and to be childless, was to be a by- word, Genesis 16:5 ; Genesis 30:1 ; and to refuse to raise up seed to a brother, was to be spit upon, Genesis 38:26 ; Deuteronomy 25:9 ; and the prospect of the promise, like the fulfilment of it, did not send peace into families, but a sword; and three were set against two, and two against three, Genesis 27:41 ; and the elder, who would be promoted unto honour, was set against the younger, whom God would promote, Genesis 4:5 ; Genesis 27:41 ; and national differences were engendered by it, as individuals grew into nations, Genesis 19:37 ; Genesis 26:35 ; and even the foulest of idolatries may be traced, perhaps, to this hallowed source; for the corruption of the best is the worst corruption of all, Numbers 25:1-3
Education - What He taught He bade His Apostles and their followers to Teach all nations, even to the consummation of the world. ...
The Apostles were real Teachers; witness the Acts. The monasteries first were its centers, preserving ancient texts, and forming an organized body of Teachers dedicated to their tasks. This it maintains not only for Teaching religion, but for Teaching the entire cycle of human science, and for restoring the union which should exist between both
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We may hope that Jonah humbled himself ere being used by the Spirit to write his own history — a history which shows what the heart of even a servant of God was, and the means employed by God to Teach him
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Ezra's glory, even above his priesthood, was that "he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses which the Lord God of Israel had given," and "had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord and to do it, and to Teach in Israel statutes and judgments" (Ezra 7:6; Ezra 7:10; Ezra 7:12), "a scribe of the law of the God of heaven. Five pairs of Teachers represent the succession of scribes, each pair consisting of the president of the Sanhedrin and the father of the house of judgment presiding in the supreme court. Shammai headed a school of greater scrupulosity than Hillel's (Mark 7:1-4), making it unlawful to relieve the poor, visit the sick, or Teach children on the Sabbath, or to do anything before the Sabbath which would be in operation during the Sabbath. Christ's Teaching forms a striking contrast. The saying of a scribe illustrates the pleasant relations between master and scholars, "I have learned much from my Teachers, more from my colleagues, most from my disciples
Bason - Christ would Teach them this lesson (John 13:12; John 13:16). Our Lord used the νιπτήρ standing by to Teach these
Fathers of the Church - What they unanimously Teach to be of faith, is of faith; what they unanimously reject as heretical, is heretical. They are the mouthpiece of the infallible Teaching body of the Church, and the Church acknowledges them as witnesses of her own faith
Joshua, the Book of - As long as these books contained, in the main, the only known accounts of the events they mention, there was some plausibility in the theory that perhaps these accounts were written rather to Teach moral lessons than to preserve an exact knowledge of events
Preaching in the Bible - Although the NT uses some thirty different terms to describe the preaching of John the Baptist, Jesus, and the apostles, those most commonly used can be grouped under either proclamation (to herald, to evangelize) or doctrine (to Teach). Many scholars define these emphases as either gospel preaching (proclaiming salvation in Christ) or pastoral Teaching (instructing, admonishing, and exhorting believers in doctrine and life-style). Thus, 1 Corinthians 15:1-7 not only represents the “irreducible core” of the gospel message, but it also includes clear doctrinal Teaching on the substitutionary atonement and the fulfillment of messianic prophecies. Paul advised the need for diligent practice to improve Timothy's skills in the public reading of the Scriptures and in motivational Teaching (1 Timothy 4:13-15 )
Security of the Believer - Biblical Teaching that God protects believers for the completion of their salvation. ...
The Bible does Teach that salvation does not depend merely upon human effort. The Spirit would be their sense of peace and security, their witness concerning Jesus, their attorney with the world, and their guide or Teacher into all truth (John 14:25-30 ; John 15:26-27 ; John 16:8-15 )
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Some believe the New Testament Teaches that Mary remained a virgin, but it appears that she and Joseph had several children after the birth of Jesus: James, Joses, Judas, Simon, and sisters (Mark 6:3 ). The Gospels Teach that it is the way that God chose to bring about the incarnation
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This absence of the word is the more remarkable, when we remember not only that Judaism, the religion in which our Lord and His disciples were reared, was essentially a religion of hope, but also that the result of the Teaching of Jesus was vastly to enlarge and deepen that hope, by imparting to it the riches of the Christian faith. Had He taught them fully of the fruition that awaited them at the end of the age, and had He thus made hope a distinctly prominent portion of His Teaching, He would have dissipated their attention and diverted it from that which they most required to learn. Paul could Teach, ‘Christ our hope’ (1 Timothy 1:1). Jesus had to lay the foundation by Teaching, ‘Come unto me’ (Matthew 11:28). ...
But if He did not give direct Teaching on the point, He nevertheless laid deeply the basis upon which the Church’s doctrine of hope was to be built; for He pointed the disciples, in His promises, to the blessings which they ultimately would enjoy. The promises of His resurrection, of His perpetual spiritual presence, and of His final return in glory, were sure foundations upon which the Church could build her doctrine, and on this basis the developed Teaching of the Epistles rests
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Adonijah - One of those sent, in the third year of Jehosbaphat, to Teach the Law in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:7-9 )
Levi - They shall Teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law; they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar
Earth - ” In other words, the Scriptures Teach that our terrestrial planet is a part of an all-embracing cosmological framework which we call the universe
ju'Das Iscar'Iot - He was drawn, as the others were, by the preaching of the Baptist, or his own Messianic hopes, or the "gracious words" of the new Teacher, to leave his former life, and to obey the call of the Prophet of Nazareth. (4) Perhaps to Teach the Church that God can bless and the gospel can succeed even though some bad men may creep into the fold
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This absence of the word is the more remarkable, when we remember not only that Judaism, the religion in which our Lord and His disciples were reared, was essentially a religion of hope, but also that the result of the Teaching of Jesus was vastly to enlarge and deepen that hope, by imparting to it the riches of the Christian faith. Had He taught them fully of the fruition that awaited them at the end of the age, and had He thus made hope a distinctly prominent portion of His Teaching, He would have dissipated their attention and diverted it from that which they most required to learn. Paul could Teach, ‘Christ our hope’ (1 Timothy 1:1). Jesus had to lay the foundation by Teaching, ‘Come unto me’ (Matthew 11:28). ...
But if He did not give direct Teaching on the point, He nevertheless laid deeply the basis upon which the Church’s doctrine of hope was to be built; for He pointed the disciples, in His promises, to the blessings which they ultimately would enjoy. The promises of His resurrection, of His perpetual spiritual presence, and of His final return in glory, were sure foundations upon which the Church could build her doctrine, and on this basis the developed Teaching of the Epistles rests
Mourning (2) - For seven days the mourner might not read in the Law, the Prophets, or the Talmud, because it was a ‘joy’ to do so; but a Teacher could Teach others through an interpreter
Pius i., Bishop of Rome - The heresiarchs Valentinus and Cerdo had come thither in the time of Hyginus and continued to Teach there under Pius (Iren. Marcion of Pontus, who took up the Teaching of Cerdo and developed from it his own peculiar system, arrived there after the death of Hyginus (Epiph. He supposes both Hyginus and Pius to have presided over the college of presbyters, though only as primi inter pares , and the need of a recognized head of the church to resist Gnostic Teachers to have led to the latter obtaining a position of authority which, after his time, became permanent
Samuel - And many a mother has taken the opportunity from that sweet picture to Teach her child the same lesson that Eli taught the child Samuel. ' Good Sir Joshua has helped multitudes of good mothers to Teach their children to pray. Teach them early, as Eli taught Samuel. Teach them under the picture of Samuel hanging over their bed
Psalms, Book of - Wisdom psalms probe life's mysteries to Teach the congregation about itself and God. Entrance ceremonies provide questions and answers to Teach the expectations God has of His worshipers
Sermon on the Mount - Since the postapostolic age it has attracted more attention than any other section of the Bible and was considered the quintessential expression of Jesus' Teachings. The sermon most likely was transmitted first orally, as were rabbinic Teachings, with repetition devices to aid memory. These further are assumed into 28:20 with Jesus' command to his disciples to Teach the Gentiles everything he commanded. With the words of Jesus as the basis for the final judgment, the Sermon on the Mount looks ahead to the Gospel's conclusion, which obligates the disciples to Teach its words (28:20). False Teachers will deceive believers (7:15-20). It joins believers with Christ and gives unity to his Teachings
Above And Below - All is, is at once, is present, to Him; and the revelations of the Risen Lord seem to be designed in part to Teach us that, though He resumed all that belongs to the perfection of man’s nature, He was not bound by the conditions which we are forced to connect with it’ (Westcott, The Historic Faith, p
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On the other hand, Isaiah 26:19 and Daniel 12:2 decidedly Teach a belief in resurrection
Inspiration - The subject comprises the doctrine of inspiration in the Bible, and the doctrine of the inspiration of the Bible, together with what forms the transition from the one to the other, the account given of the prophetic consciousness, and the Teaching of the NT about the OT. Intermediate may be regarded the gifts for special functions in the Church, as Teaching, governing, exhorting ( Romans 12:7-8 ). The doctrine of the inspiration of the NT attaches itself to the promise of Christ to His disciples that the Holy Spirit whom the Father would send in His name should Teach them all things, and bring to their remembrance all things that He had said to them ( John 14:26 ); and that, when the Spirit of truth had come, He should guide them into all the truth, and should declare to them the things that were to come ( John 16:13 ). ]'>[2] ) ‘every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for Teaching,’ etc
Ass - God used a talking ass to Teach a prophet a lesson in obedience (Numbers 22:1 )
Zechariah - One of Judah's princes under Jehoshaphat, sent to Teach the law of Jehovah in Judah's cities (2 Chronicles 17:7)
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To keep a school, to maintain or support it as, the town or its inhabitants keep ten schools more properly, to govern and instruct or Teach a school, as a preceptor
Nature And Natural Phenomena - The inquiry as to the attitude taken up by Jesus towards the natural, visible, tangible world which is the physical environment of the soul, is affected and limited by the fact that our Lord was not a philosopher or a scientist, but a spiritual Teacher. Thus He nowhere enunciates a cosmology; He gives us no explicit theory of the providential order; He leaves the scientific conceptions of His day where they were, correcting no current mistakes as to the meaning of natural phenomena, and giving no intellectual synthesis of His own of the facts of the physical universe (see Wendt’s Teaching of Jesus, i. It hampers us because we have to glean such hints as are possible for our purpose from scattered references to natural phenomena and to the order of nature as a whole, which occcur incidentally in His Teaching. Every element in the Teaching is subordinate to this central consideration. These references are, fortunately for our purpose, very numerous in proportion to the bulk of His Teaching as it has come down to us, and this for a reason we shall presently deal with. And (2) they are of that class which lend themselves obviously to the uses of illustration, being vivid, pictorial, and frequently recurrent in the lives of ordinary men and women, so that anyone familiar with His Teaching could not fail afterwards to be reminded of the spiritual truths He had taught, because no one could go through a single day of average experience without coming across one or more of the natural facts used in His matchless collection of illustrations. By this means He turned nature into a whispering gallery of spiritual truths, and filled each common day with perpetual reminders of His central Teaching, thus enlisting both the understanding and the memory of His followers in His permanent service as a revealer of religious truth. It is not, perhaps, possible to construct a complete Christian Weltanschauung, or ‘View of the World,’ out of the scattered references of Jesus to nature; but in the light of His Teaching it is certainly possible to suggest the lines along which such a theory must run. Jesus Teaches us that ‘God feeds the sparrow and also attends his obsequies’ (Luke 12:24, cf. However handy it may have been as a mould into which to throw His Teaching, He evidently believed that there was in addition to this a real correspondence between the laws of organic and of spiritual life. And if it is true that the ‘function of art is (1) to Teach us to see, (2) to Teach us what to see, and (3) to Teach us to see more than we see,’ then the discourses of Jesus reveal the artistic temperament in all His references to the facts of the natural order. He was never at a loss, indeed, in drawing upon the resources of His observation for the purpose of illustrating His own Teaching, but was like a householder, ‘bringing forth from his treasure things new and old’ (Matthew 13:52). ...
(2) In the same way He Teaches us what to see. ...
(3) He Teaches us to see more than we see, for the natural became in His hands a translucent veil through which the spiritual poured its light and inspiration into the hearts of men. The same artistic gift is seen in the beautiful, vivid, and balanced form in which He clothed His imagery and parabolic Teaching. There is the happiest marriage of word and fact, type and antitype, in His Teaching
Israel, Israelite - But in marked contrast to such passages are those which imply that the theocratic nation has failed to fulfil the Divine purposes for it:—a Roman centurion exhibits greater faith than was to be found in the holy nation (Matthew 8:10 || Luke 7:9); the house of Israel are as a whole ‘lost sheep’ (Matthew 10:6; Matthew 15:24); they need someone to turn them to the Lord their God (Luke 1:16); an honoured and official Teacher of Israel is shown to be ignorant of the fundamental principles of the spiritual life (John 3:10); incidents in the OT prove that some Gentiles received God’s care and blessing, and were preferred to Israelites (Luke 4:25-27); and a mysterious intimation is given of the supremacy of the Church of Christ hereafter (Matthew 19:28 || Luke 22:30); it is character, and not theocratic privileges, that makes a man ‘truly an Israelite’ (John 1:47). Thus the Gospels Teach incidentally what St. In order, therefore, to estimate the relation in which the Gospels, and particularly our Lord’s Teaching, stood towards Israel, it is necessary to estimate broadly how much the New was indebted to the Old, and how much it discarded in rising out of it with its Divine and potent growth. ]'>[2] According to the reports of His Teaching as contained in the Gospel records, our Lord expressly formulated the truth of the unity of God, but never that of the Holy Trinity; and yet the latter pervades the whole record. But the earlier prophets, though they do not expressly mention a covenant—except Hosea (Hosea 6:7 doubtful, Hosea 8:1)—all Teach the truth that Jahweh requires moral, ethical service from His people. —A study of the passages in the Gospels which speak of the Mosaic Law shows in a striking manner the relation of Christ’s Teaching to the religion of Israel
Deuteronomy, the Book of - Moses used Israel's immediate past history to Teach the present generation of Israelites the importance of trusting God. Then Moses proceeded to Teach Israel lessons from the law. ...
Teaching Deuteronomy continues to exercise strong influence on God's people. It Teaches that the commitment of people finds reflection in action
Discipline - The Heavenly Father does more than simply Teach His children; He disciplines them with more (cf. Laymen on occasion could Teach, preach, and exercise disciplinary powers
Cabbala - As to the second, or the explication of those laws, they were contented to impress it well in their memory, to Teach it their children; they to theirs, &c. All the words, terms, magic figures, numbers, letters, charms, &c, used in the Jewish magic, as also in the hermetical science, are comprised under this species of cabbala; which professes to Teach the art of curing diseases, and performing other wonders, by means of certain arrangements of sacred letters and words
Song of Solomon - Like many Psalms which praise God and also Teach, the Song's main purpose is to celebrate rather than to instruct
Master - A — 1: διδάσκαλος (Strong's #1320 — Noun Masculine — didaskalos — did-as'-kal-os ) "a Teacher" (from didasko, "to Teach"), is frequently rendered "Master" in the four Gospels, as a title of address to Christ, e. In John 3:10 , the Lord uses it in addressing Nicodemus, RV, "the Teacher" (AV, "a master"), where the article does not specify a particular "teacher," but designates the member of a class; for the class see Luke 2:46 , "the doctors" (RV, marg. , "teachers"). It is not translated "masters" in the rest of the NT, save in the AV of James 3:1 "(be not many) masters," where obviously the RV "teachers" is the meaning. See TeachER. ...
A — 4: ῥαββί (Strong's #4461 — Noun Masculine — rabbei — hrab-bee' ) was an Aramaic word signifying "my master," a title of respectful address to Jewish Teachers. The primitive community never ventured to call Jesus 'Our Teacher' after He had been exalted to the Throne of God. The title rabbi, expressing the relation of the disciple to the Teacher, vanished from use; and there remained only the designation maran, the servant's appropriate acknowledgement of his Lord" (Dalman). ...
A — 6: καθηγητής (Strong's #2519 — Noun Masculine — kathegetes — kath-ayg-ay-tace' ) properly "a guide" (akin to kathegeomai, "to go before, guide;" kata, "down," hegeomai, "to guide"), denotes "a master, a Teacher," Matthew 23:10 (twice); some mss
Samuel - But he was still their spiritual leader, and he continued to Teach them and pray for them (1618647357_15)
Tittle - 40; Wendt, Teach
Devil, Satan, Evil, Demonic - The present-day Christian who accepts the biblical Teaching concerning Satan is not committed to all of the crude imagery that has sprung up around belief in Satan. In the light of medieval and modern distortions, a careful consideration of the biblical Teaching concerning Satan is especially needed. ...
Old Testament Teaching A fully defined doctrine of Satan is not fund in the Bible until New Testament times. ...
New Testament Teaching By the time the New Testament book were written, God had led their authors to a clear-cut doctrine of Satan. ...
Matthew, Mark, and Luke clearly accept and Teach a doctrine of a personal Satan and his agents called fallen angels or demons (Mark 3:22 ). ...
The apostle Paul's world view Teaches that Satan is the god of this age. ...
It should be remembered that the New Testament Teaches that Satan and his demonic allies are not coequal with God
Hierocles of Alexandria, a Philosopher - His Teacher in philosophy was Plutarch the neo-Platonist; Theosebius is mentioned as his disciple. We must pray for the end for which we work, and work for the end for which we pray; to Teach us this our author says, 'Go to your work, having prayed the gods to accomplish it'" (p
Eagle - The old bird therefore, rouseth them up, by disturbing them in their nest; when they are awakened, she fluttereth over them, spreading abroad her wings, to Teach them how to use theirs, and how to fly. Now, when the Lord Jesus useth this similitude, it Teacheth us that it is impossible they can fall whom he bears; for they are on the wings and above, and not beneath, and like those birds, who catch up their young in their talons, and in their flight may drop them
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Under such views the Bible is held as the only sure foundation upon which all true Protestants build every article of the faith which they profess, and every point of doctrine which they Teach; and all other foundations, whether they be the decisions of councils, the confessions of churches, the prescripts of popes, or the expositions of private men, are considered by them as sandy and unsafe, or as in nowise to be ultimately relied on
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All this is in perfect harmony with the inwardness of Christ’s life and Teaching. At the very opening of His career Jesus rejected the outward, the false, popularity as a means of propagating the truth He came to Teach
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All this is in perfect harmony with the inwardness of Christ’s life and Teaching. At the very opening of His career Jesus rejected the outward, the false, popularity as a means of propagating the truth He came to Teach
Job - Wisdom Teachers were a category distinct from other religious guides and leaders. ...
Wisdom Teachers did not Teach the law as did the priests, nor bring revelations from God as did the prophets. The book of Proverbs gives an example of the former kind of Teaching, the book of Job an example of the latter. He emphasizes that the traditional Teaching is all-important (8:1-22)
Omnipresence - If this be so, it is evident that Christ’s distinctive Teaching on this subject was not metaphysical. In the Teaching of the Lord Jesus, God is the postulate of the religious consciousness. It is probable that Christ’s Teaching on this subject was intended to be a corrective to much of the current Jewish theology of that period. Knowing as we do that this was the trend of Jewish thought in Christ’s day, it is difficult to believe that Christ’s Teaching as to the Divine omnipresence and fatherly care, in the Sermon on the Mount and elsewhere, was not meant to be a corrective of the current theology, which in its endeavour to de-humanize God was in danger of un-deifying Him. Passages which Teach or imply the omnipresence of God the Father. Orr Teaches that ‘Christ’s doctrine of the Father is entirely unmetaphysical. … He takes up into His Teaching all the natural truth about God. This is the very fact which the words were employed by our Lord to Teach—that God’s presence is not confined to any temple, Judaean or Samaritan; and that therefore in the new dispensation His presence is everywhere operative, and equally real and near to men wheresoever they may be. Clarke Teaches: ‘By omnipresence we do not mean a presence of God that fills all space in the manner in which we think of matter as Ailing certain parts of space. ’ They Teach us that Jesus was conscious of a state of glory which from eternity He had with the Father—was conscious of it not as a past memory, but as a continued reality. He will ‘teach’ the disciples ‘all things, and call all things to their remembrance’ (" translation="">John 14:26); and will guide them into all truth, and show them things to come (" translation="">John 16:13). The distinctive Teaching of Jesus on the subject before us is that God is with His people everywhere
History - The blessing of the land and Davidic government Teach that God's blessing requires faithfulness over time. The decline and destruction of the nations Teach again that God is sovereign, using other nations to punish Israel's sin
Proverbs, Theology of - Woman Wisdom, a personification of Solomon's Teachings, was both present when the Lord created the cosmos with its vast seas, its high heavens, and its good earth (8:22-26), and celebrated daily the way in which he fixed the limits of these vast cosmic entities, enabling humanity to live within them (vv. By following these Teachings pertaining, among other things, to the acquisition of enduring wealth (10:2-5), performing righteous Acts of charity toward the needy (vv. The wise live securely within the limits of these Teachings, but fools, who without discipline wantonly crave what lies outside these prescribed boundaries (10:3b), die by transgressing the Lord's fixed social order (4:10-19). Indeed, the Teachings of this book are equated with knowing God himself: "My son, if you accept my words then you will find the knowledge of God" (2:1,5). Solomon explains why accepting his Teachings pertaining to fixed social structures is equivalent to knowing God: "For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding" (2:6). Of course, the sage is a moral Teacher, not a natural scientist. This nexus is represented by the metaphor "way, " which occurs about seventy-five times in the entire Book of Proverbs and thirty times in chapters 1-9, a collection of admonitions to embrace the book's Teaching and the hermeneutical key to the book. ...
Solomon likens his Teachings to a tree of life (3:18). His Teachings about wealth in 10:2-5 are not to be read in isolation but together: verse 2 pertains to wealth and ethics, verse 3 to wealth and religion, and verses 4-5 to wealth and prudence. Read in this fashion the book does not Teach a wealth and prosperity gospel, but promises that the Lord will reward the faithful. Solomon does not deliver his Teachings in cold, rational propositions calling for an equally rational, dispassionate response. 6), now "will enter your heart, and knowledge [2] will be pleasant to your soul" (v. The choice or rejection of Solomon's Teachings is affective, not merely cognitive. Solomon so ordered this book that covenantal parents could Teach it within the home, the place of education in ancient Israel. ...
The mention of the mother as a Teacher is unique within ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Literature
Plagues of Egypt - Considered from the point of view of natural phenomena, the narratives Teach the all-important truth that God’s providential care of men is not confined to ‘miracles’ in the commonly accepted sense of the term, else were God’s providential actions unknown to-day. The lifting of Moses’ staff to bring the plagues, and his successive entreaties for their removal, Teach that prayer is not out of place or unavailing in cases where natural laws can be co-ordinated and guided by God to bring about the wished-for result
History - The blessing of the land and Davidic government Teach that God's blessing requires faithfulness over time. The decline and destruction of the nations Teach again that God is sovereign, using other nations to punish Israel's sin
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This, therefore, being determined on in the council of peace, that He who undertook to redeem our nature, should partake of the same nature as those he redeemed; the next enquiry is, What saith the Scripture concerning the Son of God resuming our nature, and how was it wrought?...
The Scriptures, with matchless grace and condescension, have shewn this, and in a way, considering the dulness of our faculties in apprehension, so plain and circumstantial, that under the blessed Spirit Teaching, the humblest follower of the Lord, taught by the Holy Ghost, can clearly apprehend the wonderful subject. ...
In speaking, therefore, or having a right conception of the body of the Lord Jesus Christ; this is the point of view in which the Scriptures of God Teach us to regard that holy body
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To an ancient story form known widely in the Ancient Near East, the inspired Hebrew writer joined Israel's theological affirmation to form an educational means to Teach the community of Israel the ways of Yahweh (Genesis 18:19 )
Jews in the New Testament - In spite of his grief that most of his fellow Jews did not accept his message, Paul did not Teach that God had abandoned the Jews but believed that God still has a plan for them (Romans 9-11 )
Persia - Ezra was to Teach and to appoint judges (Ezra 7:1 )
Eve - 13) in the statement which, by means of analogy, provides the rationale for the prohibition against a woman Teaching or having authority over a man (v. It cannot be used to support the idea that no woman may ever Teach or exercise leadership in the church (see Acts 18:26 ; Romans 16:1,7 )
Virtue - The references to ‘false Teachers’ and schismatics are impressively severe. Christian principles abide, yet ‘New occasions Teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth’ (J
Origenists - For the Scriptures Teach us that the soul of the Messiah was created before the beginning of the world, Philippians 2:5 ; Philippians 2:7
Nonconformists - But this was not all (to say nothing of the Test act:) in 1665, an act was brought into the House to banish them from their friends, commonly called the Oxford Five Mile Act, by which all dissenting ministers, on the penalty of forty pounds, who would not take an oath (that it was not lawful, upon any pretence whatever, to take arms against the king, &c) were prohibited from coming within five miles of any city, town corporate, or borough, or any place where they had exercised their ministry, and from Teaching any school. He urged them to set fire to the faggot, and to Teach them by scourges or scorpions, and open their eyes with gall
Sermon on the Mount - Was Jesus Teaching us that we should mutilate ourselves in this fashion? That hardly seems likely. ...
Jesus spoke these words directly to His disciples (Matthew 5:1-2 ) within the hearing of the crowds who were amazed at both Jesus' Teaching and the authority with which Jesus taught (Matthew 7:28-29 ). Jesus did not Teach by quoting the traditions passed down from generation to generation as other rabbis did
Piety - It will Teach us to ask counsel of the Lord, and arrange all under the superintendency of scripture
Gerizim - —In relation to the life and Teaching of Jesus, the interest of Mt. ’ More reliable, if less definite, ground is to be found in 2 Kings 17:24-28, from which we learn that the king of Assyria sent back one of the priests whom he had carried away from the Northern Kingdom, to Teach the heathen peoples whom he had settled there ‘the manner of the God of the land. On the historical question involved Jesus pronounces quite definitely in John 4:22, but not before He has lifted the whole subject out of this barren controversy and set it in relation to the fundamental principles of His Teaching. Wendt points out that our Lord’s Teaching in this passage as to the true nature of worship is a corollary of His Teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, that the heart (the whole inward nature) is the true seat of the righteousness of the people of God. ; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, i
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In His Teaching He bids His people be partakers of His own long-suffering character. But there is a power from without (Colossians 1:11, Galatians 5:22), the Spirit of God, who will enable Christ’s people to reproduce His long-suffering in face, for instance, of opposition to the truth they Teach (2 Timothy 4:2)
Daniel, Book of - These Teach the proper frame of mind for all confessors, and dilate on the miraculous element in the Divine deliverance
Fellow - If any would Teach a contrary doctrine, let him first solemnly declare whether God the Holy Ghost hath taught it him
Angels - It is therefore only a false humility that would Teach the worshipping of angels
Acts of the Apostles - The rulers however were grieved that they preached by Jesus the resurrection from among the dead, and commanded Peter and John not to speak or Teach in the name of Jesus
Rab - When a person had gone through the schools and was thought worthy of the degree of rabbi, he was first placed in a chair somewhat raised above the company; then were delivered to him a key and a table book: the key, as a symbol of the power or authority now conferred upon him, to Teach that knowledge to others which he had learned himself; and this key he afterward wore as a badge of his honour, and when he died it was buried with him: the table book was a symbol of his diligence in his studies, and of his endeavouring to make farther improvements in learning. When the synagogue is poor and small, there is but one rabbin, who at the same time discharges the office of a judge and a Teacher
Lord's Supper - They had been prepared for language that would otherwise have been so startling, by the Teaching of John ch. Luke, in the Acts, describes the baptized members of the Church as continuing steadfast in or to the Teaching of the apostles, in fellowship with them and with each other, and in breaking of bread and in prayers. " (Then, the Lamb being sacrificed once for all, what is needed is to Teach the world that Christ is now the bread of life
Creation - Its purpose is not to Teach scientific theories, but to give a short simple account of the beginning of things, and in language that people of any era or any background can understand
Apostle - They then had the added responsibility of passing on the Teachings of Jesus to those who believed (Matthew 28:19-20). Teaching therefore became one of the apostles’ main duties in the church (Acts 2:42; Acts 5:21; Acts 5:42; Acts 6:4). They were people to whom the Holy Spirit had given special gifts that enabled them to preserve, Teach and develop the truths of the Christian gospel (1 Corinthians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:37; 2 Timothy 1:11). People accepted the apostles’ Teaching as having the authority of God’s Word (Acts 2:42; Galatians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 2 John 1:10), and added the apostles’ writings to the collection of inspired Scriptures (2 Peter 3:15-16; cf. ...
Authority in Teaching was only part of a wider authority that apostles exercised in the early church
Oneness - The declarations, ‘I and the Father are one,’ ‘he that hath seen me hath seen the Father,’ may or may not be designed to Teach identity of essence; they at least express a practical identity as far as human relations are concerned. They imply the moral perfection of Jesus so that His life and example become the manifestation of the Divine; and not moral perfection only, for His character and Teaching constitute the revelation of the Father Other passages indicate the mutual knowledge and love of the Father and the Son, and their mutual indwelling (John 17:21-25); but the main lesson is that Christ is for us the revealer and representative of God
Print - They show also the abiding nature of His atoning work, and Teach us to connect the issue of His Agony with His Work in triumph (cf
Hebrews, Letter to the - ...
These people had believed, from the Teaching of Jesus and his followers, that the Jewish religion no longer served God’s purposes. ...
The content of the sermon makes it clear that the writer based his Teachings on the same foundational beliefs as taught by other preachers such as Stephen, Peter, Paul and John. ...
Contents of the letter...
God may have used various kinds of people and various rituals to Teach people about himself in Old Testament times, but with the coming of Jesus Christ such revelations are no longer needed. They should take notice of the Teaching of their leaders and trust always in the saving power of God (13:17-25)
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There is no evidence that the Teaching of the OT as a whole on the subject of sin was in the slightest degree affected by the narrative in fin 3, as the instances cited to the contrary disappear on closer scrutiny; but the universality of man’s sinfulness is asserted as a fact, although no reason for it is offered. Although, as the evidence from this source shows, Jewish theology in the time of Jesus had taken up the question of the origin of sin and death, yet in the Teaching of Jesus there is not the faintest echo of Jewish thought upon the subject. Paul, however, has given a place in his theology to this contemporary Jewish doctrine, and, on account of the light it throws upon his Teaching, it will be necessary to examine it more closely. Paul’s doctrine with Jewish Teaching. Paul is, in his assertion of human depravity, not only in accord with some of the sayings in the OT, but with such explicit Teaching as is found in 2Ezr 4:11 ‘How can he that is already worn out with the corrupted world understand incorruption,’ and 2Ezr 7:68 ‘For all that are born are defiled with iniquities, and are full of sins and laden with offences. ’ But such a view does not seem to have been universal, for Edersheim says expressly of the Teaching of the Talmud: ‘So far as their opinions can be gathered from their writings, the great doctrines of Original Sin, and of the sinfulness of our whole nature, were not held by the ancient Rabbis’ (LT
Support is given to this interpretation of the evidence by Weber’s summary of the Teaching of the Talmud (Altsyn. Paul does Teach that man’s moral nature was changed for the worse by the Fall, he is not following a clearly expressed and generally accepted Jewish doctrine on the subject. There are two passages, however, that seem to Teach that man was by nature mortal, and that the Fall only hastened the process; ‘Adam first sinned and brought untimely death (mortem immaturam) upon all’ (liv. Paul’s own intention warrants in asserting that his doctrine of salvation in Christ rests on, and falls to the ground without, his Teaching on the Fall. And so long as it is not so far pressed as to lose sight of the undeniable connexion between the apostle’s Teaching and the somewhat indefinite belief which he inherited from Jewish doctors as to the connexion between the Fall and human sin and death, it would seem to supply the best key to the thought of this difficult passage’ (The Fall and original Sin, pp. ...
If it be the case that, as Tennant maintains, Jewish thought assigned the cor malignum or the yezer hara to Adam even before his Fall as well as to his descendants, and so did not Teach a moral corruption of man’s action of a result of the Fall (see op. ...
(a) What has already been urged must be repeated: that the Teaching of the OT regarding sin and salvation does not rest at all on the narrative in Genesis 3, but on the reality of human experience and the testimony of human conscience; that the Teach
Prophet - ); but they refused to accept the Church’s Teaching as to His Deity. Isaiah, prophesying during the monarchy, pictures the Messiah as a Davidic king, and foretells the outpouring of a fuller revelation during His reign, predicting that then the God of Jacob would Teach Israel His way (Isaiah 2:3), and then Israel’s Teacher(s) would not be hidden any more, but the people would see their Teacher(s), and hear a word behind them saying, ‘This is the way’ (Isaiah 30:20); but he does not unite these kingly and prophetic endowments in the one person of the Christ. Indeed, only those who were biassed by ecclesiastical bigotry could have concluded otherwise, for His miracles of mercy were external credentials recalling the powers of Moses and Elijah; and the authoritative tone of His Teaching showed that He claimed for Himself at least the position of a God-sent Teacher. ’ The greater prophets had developed far beyond the earlier prophets and still earlier seers, who used their gifts to reveal matters of mere personal interest: their message to the individual or to the nation was filled, as occasion required, with moral Teachings; rebuking sin, calling to repentance, and threatening Divine judgment. Being Himself the revelation of God, His whole incarnate life was a continuous Teaching of infinite moral import. ...
In such words Jesus seems clearly to Teach that His supernatural knowledge was a gift given to Him from the Father, ‘administered to Him in His human nature on some economic principle,’ so that He might be fitted perfectly to perform the functions of Teacher and Prophet to the Church. So that it may be said that a Teacher without the power of foretelling would be no prophet (Deuteronomy 18:21-22), for the prophet has ‘his face to the future,’ and can see more or less clearly, by the inspiration granted to him, the results that God’s love and righteousness are about to accomplish. His every act was a message, and His miracles, not less than His parables, were revelations to Teach men of His Father. And being the Son of God, and so the perfect recipient of all that the Father willed to Teach Him during His state of humiliation, He knew perfectly all He knew. Throughout the whole course of His utterances there can be found no hesitation due to a possible conflict between His own judgment and His Father’s will, but rather a claim in unmistakable language to absolute infallibility as a Teacher
Chronology of the New Testament - The writers had a religious object; they wished to Teach contemporary Christians to believe ( John 20:31 ), and were not careful to chronicle dates for the benefit of posterity. beginning) Tabernacle - ...
Thus, Exodus 32-34 is an integral part of the whole final segment of the book, illustrating by contrast the same truths that chapters 25-31,35-40 Teach in a positive way. ...
Beyond a tangible representation of the presence of God, the tabernacle also is intended to Teach by visual means the theological principles whereby that presence is possible
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - Teach her the catechism, hear her read and exhort her to pray. At your very poorest and very least talented you can Teach two or three neglected children for an hour every Sabbath day
the Much Forgiven Debtor And His Much Love - Simon had neither love enough, nor anything else enough, to Teach him good manners. Chosen not for good in me,Wakened up from wrath to flee,Hidden in the Saviour's side,By the Spirit sanctified,Teach me, Lord, on earth to show,By my love, how much I owe
Naaman - Leprosy was so loathsome, and so utterly incurable and deadly, that it was not looked on as an ordinary disease at all: but, rather, as a special creation in His anger, and a direct curse of God, both to punish sin, and, at the same time, to Teach His people something of what an accursed thing sin really is; till the whole nature of leprosy and all the laws laid down for its treatment, and the miraculous nature of its so seldom cure, all combined to work into the imagination, and into the conscience, and into the heart, and into the ritual, and into the literature of Israel, some of her deepest lessons about the terrible nature and the only proper treatment of sin. It needed no divine grace in Naaman to Teach him that he was a leper
Jonah - But God's plan was by pagan Nineveh's example to Teach the covenant people Israel how inexcusable is their impenitence; Israel must, if she continue impenitent, go down, and pagan Assyria rise over her. To Teach him what he knew not, the largeness of God's mercy and its reasonableness, God made a "(See GOURD" (used on trellises in the East shading arbours) to grow over the booth which Jonah raised
Synagogue - More toward the middle of the building was a raised platform, on which several persons could stand at once, and in the middle of this rose a pulpit, in which the reader stood to read the lesson or sat down to Teach
Romans, Letter to the - He sets out to Teach in a progressive and orderly manner the basis of the salvation in Christ that he preached. While Paul intends this presentation of the gospel to be a means of Teaching Christian truth in general, he gives it in the form of a letter that he had specific reasons for writing. In sending this letter, Paul hoped to strengthen the church and prepare it for further Teaching that he would give when he arrived (Romans 1:11-12; Romans 1:15; Romans 15:14-16; Romans 15:29)
Monotheism - The bitter experiences of exile and suffering on the one hand, and on the other the lofty Teachings of prophets and men of God, had eradicated all tendencies to polytheism, and had fixed immovably in the conscience and conviction of the entire nation the faith that Jehovah was the one God of the whole earth. Like the belief in the existence of God, it is an article of faith accepted on all sides, by Jesus and by His opponents, and is rather implicit in the thought than explicit in the Teaching of Christ and of His disciples. ...
The same Teaching is conveyed with more or less directness in the assertion of the subordination and judgment of the prince of this world (John 16:11); in the stress laid upon the unique obligation and importance of love to God as constituting the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37 || Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27); in the appeal made by Christ Himself to a similar unique obligation of worship and service to the one only God (Matthew 4:10 || Luke 4:8); in the emphatic affirmation of a common Fatherhood and Godhead (John 20:17; cf. Other phrases, in themselves less definite or comprehensive, must clearly be received and interpreted in the light of this, if an adequate conception of Christ’s Teaching concerning the Father is to be reached. Christ did not need to Teach with definiteness and reiteration, as though it were a new truth, that there is one only Lord of heaven and of earth; for this belief was common to Himself and to His hearers, and formed the solid and accepted foundation of their religious faith
Micah, Book of - God plans for His people to Teach His way to the nations (Micah 4:1-5 )
Lord's Day - The Jewish members of the Church were soon outnumbered by the Gentile, and these latter would feel in no way drawn to continuing the observance of the Jewish Sabbath as well as their own Lord’s Day; and this the more so that they had received the gospel under the wider Teaching of St. Christ’s intention, then, seems to have been to allow the Sabbath to die slowly, but by His Spirit to Teach the Church to perpetuate for mankind in her Lord’s Day all that was of eternal moment in the Sabbath
Hosea - The prophecies of his extant are only those portions of his public Teachings which the Holy Spirit preserved, as designed for the benefit of the uuiversal church. In order effectively to Teach others Hosea must experimentally realize it himself (Hosea 12:10)
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New Testament TeachingEach of the four Gospels has numerous references to the Spirit of God or the Holy Spirit. The Spirit would serve as Comforter and Counselor, continuing to Teach Jesus' followers and reminding them of what He had said to them (John 14:25-26 )
Giving - Once and again before His gracious acts of healing or of bounty, it is said, ‘he was moved with compassion’ (Matthew 9:36; Matthew 15:32, Mark 6:34); and His fellow-feeling found expression in the sending forth of the Twelve, the feeding of the multitude, and in Teaching. ) Teach the true inwardness of generosity. : Bruce, Parabolic Teaching, p
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Either of these theories sufficiently meets the supposed difficulty, and shows that God in His works does not clash with God in His word, though His word was never intended to Teach science
Philosophy - The Teachers of these schools, who, for the two generations preceding the time of Christ, had maintained some acquaintance with the Greek philosophy, were not satisfied with a simple interpretation of the Hebrew idiom, as it stood, but shaped the interpretation so as to render it conformable to their philosophy. The Jewish Teachers, at least some of them, had private lecture rooms; but they also taught and disputed in synagogues, in temples, and, in fact, wherever they could find an audience. The method of these Teachers was the same with that which prevailed among the Greeks. Any disciple who chose might propose questions, upon which it was the duty of the Teachers to remark and give their opinions, Luke 2:46 . The Teachers were not invested with their functions by any formal act of the church, or of the civil authority: they were self-constituted. But popular, and even successful, as this attempt may have been, we may say with truth, that the scheme which flattered the vanity of human wisdom, and which strove to conciliate all opinions, has died away, and is forgotten; while the Gospel, the unpresuming, the uncompromising doctrine of the Gospel, aided by no human wisdom, and addressing itself not merely to the head, but to the heart, has triumphed over all systems and all philosophers; and still leads its followers to that true knowledge which some have endeavoured to Teach ‘after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ
Waldenses - That the Scriptures Teach that there is one God, almighty, all-wise, and all-good, who made all things by his goodness; for he formed Adam in his own image and likeness; but that by the envy of the devil sin entered into the world, and that we are sinners in and by Adam. Thus a pontifical inquisitor, quoted by Usher, says, "These heretics are known by their manners and conversation; for they are orderly and modest in their behaviour and deportment; they avoid all appearance of pride in their dress; they are chaste, temperate, and sober; they seek not to amass riches; they abstain from anger; and, even while at work, are either learning or Teaching
Miracle - By granting to any man the power to work a miracle, God gave the highest attestation to the truth he should Teach and the message he should bring, 1 Kings 18:41-45 ; this is God's own seal, not to be affixed to false hoods; and though the lying wonders of Satan and his agents were so plausible as to "deceive if possible the very elect," no one who truly sought to know and do the will of God could be deluded by them
Priest - (Exodus 29:38-44 ) They were also to Teach the children of Israel the statutes of the Lord
Lois And Eunice - To accustom ourselves to make such an inquisition as that, will do this at any rate-it will Teach us humility at home, and that is the beginning of all true reformation there. It will Teach us patience also, which is so much needed at home
Scribes - This duty at first fell naturally to the priests, who for a time continued the main Teachers and guardians of the Law. And when, through the influence of Hellenic culture, the priestly aristocracy became infected with heathen ideas, and fell away from the laws and customs of Judaism, the duty of upholding the Law fell mainly upon the Scribes, who from that time forward became the real Teachers of the people, and dominated their whole spiritual life. They were still, however, mainly religious students and Teachers, and had taken little part in political agitation. Among the most strenuous opponents of his endeavour to Hellenize the Jews were the Hasidaeans, or party of ‘the pious,’ who may be taken to represent the strictest adherents of the Teaching of the Scribes, and who carried their ideas of the sanctity of the Law to the suicidal extent of refusing to defend themselves when attacked on the Sabbath. ’ ‘These laid down three rules: Be careful in pronouncing judgment! bring up many pupils! and make a fence about the Law!’ The professional employment of the Scribes, therefore, fell under three heads:—(1) The study and development of the Law itself; (2) the Teaching of it to their pupils; and (3) its practical administration in the Sanhedrin and other courts; that is to say, they acted as students, Teachers, and judges. ...
(2) Teaching of the Law. —To Teach the Law was also the professional business of the Scribes. In order that people should obey the Law, it was necessary that they should know it; and an elaborate system of rules such as was contained in the Jewish tradition could be learned only with the assistance of a Teacher. None of these traditional rules having been written down, the Teaching was of necessity entirely oral, and round the more famous of the Scribes there gathered large numbers of young men, eager for instruction as to the proper conduct of life. Of these, some in their turn would become Scribes and Teachers of the Law. The chief requisite, for both pupil and Teacher, was a capacious and accurate memory. The method of Teaching was by a constant repetition of the precepts of the Law, as only by this means could its multitude of minute details be at all kept in remembrance. Concrete cases, real or imaginary, were brought before the pupils, and they were required to pronounce judgment upon them, which judgment the Teacher would criticise. The pupils were also allowed to propose questions to the Teacher, and to attend disputations amongst Teachers over difficult problems. 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. Not even the expressions of the Teacher were allowed to be changed. ...
For purposes of Teaching and of disputation there were special places set apart—‘houses of Teaching,’ as they were called—where the Teacher sat upon an elevated bench, and the pupils on the ground. The ‘houses of Teaching’ were distinct from the synagogues; but as it was through the influence of the Scribes that the synagogue service originated, so doubtless they availed themselves of the opportunities which the synagogues gave them of Teaching the Law to the common people. They held that what the nation needed for its salvation was a stricter obedience to the Law, and they naturally thought that the new Teacher, who was calling to repentance for the past, would be calling also to a new and more rigid obedience for the future. But they speedily discovered that His Teaching was on very different lines from theirs, both in manner and in substance. And the substance of His Teaching was also very different
Acts - This solution misses one important verse, Acts 1:1 , where Luke says to Theophilus: “In my former book I wrote about all Jesus began to do and Teach” Luke implied that Jesus continued to do and Teach more, and that His story was incomplete where the Gospel ended
Episcopalians - "Go," said he, "make disciples of all nations, baptizing them, Teaching them; and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Soon after the ascension of Jesus, his Apostles received those extraordinary gifts of which his promise had given them assurance; and immediately they began to execute their commission, not only as the witnesses of his resurrection, and the Teachers of his religion, but as the rulers of that society which was gathered by their preaching. Paul appear, from the book of Acts and the Epistles, to have been Teachers, pastors, overseers, of the flock of Christ; and to Timothy, who was a minister of the word, the Apostle speaks of "the gift which is in thee by the putting on of my hands," 2 Timothy 1:6 . Over the persons to whom he thus conveyed the office of Teaching, he exercised jurisdiction; for he sent to Ephesus, to the elders of the church to meet him at Miletus; and there, in a long discourse, gave them a solemn charge, Acts 20:17-35 ; and to Timothy and Titus he writes epistles in the style of a superior. 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 . He gives him directions about the ordination of bishops and deacons; he places both these kinds of office-bearers in Ephesus under his inspection, instructing him in what manner to receive an accusation against an elder who laboured in word and doctrine; and he commands him to charge some that they Teach no other doctrine but the form of sound words. Here, then, is that Apostle, with whose actions we are best acquainted, seemingly aware that there would be continual occasion in the Christian church for the exercise of that authority over pastors and Teachers, which the Apostles had derived from the Lord Jesus; and by these two examples of a delegation, given during his life time, preparing the world for beholding that authority exercised by the successors of the Apostles in all ages
Jude, Theology of - These false Teachers claimed the authority to Teach on the basis of their so-called visions and were causing division within the churches. ...
Jude exhorts the churches to defend the apostolic faith and to recognize that God will judge these false Teachers. By appealing to the Old Testament, to contemporary writings, and to the Teaching of the apostles, he affirms the certainty of divine judgment. By a denunciatory description of the false Teachers and their fate, he renders them unattractive to the readers. ...
Jude (or Judah) identifies himself as "the brother of James, " implying that he is also the step brother of Jesus (Matthew 13:55 ; Mark 6:3 ) and that he has the authority to address these churches and condemn the false Teachers. ...
These judgments are presented in Jude as types or prophecies that were being fulfilled by the false Teachers (v. Yet some persons who had been victimized by the false Teachers could be rescued from eternal judgment prior. This authority is extended through his apostles and their Teaching. Unlike the false Teachers, those who are faithful have the Spirit (v
Thyatira - The ‘prophetess’ of the Thyatiran church is denounced as a new Jezebel, all the more subtly dangerous because she is not, like the first, a fanatical heathen defender of nature-worship, but a philosophical and sentimental dabbler in it, who is using her intellectual gifts to ‘teach and seduce’ the followers of Christ, reviving the old fallacy, ‘ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil
Death - He was now to Teach all mankind, by his example, how to suffer, and how to die
Reserve - That maxim, which has had great and sinister developments in the Church, stands alone, both in its place in the Sermon on the Mount and in His Teaching. As He was Teaching, one said unto Him, ‘Lord, are there few that be saved!’ (Luke 13:22-25). That directing purpose shown in these cases, explains the silences of His Teaching, the reserves of His revelation. The immortality of the soul is the presupposition of all His Teaching about the love of the Heavenly Father for men, His children. And for that end the appeal of all His activities, miracles of help and healing and words of Teaching, was single. —It was immediately upon Peter’s confession that Jesus began to Teach the necessity of suffering and death for Himself (Matthew 16:21, Mark 8:31). There are a precision and a fulness of detail in the account of this Teaching, which are probably reflected back upon it from later experience. But the tragic note enters then and dominates the later Teaching both in public and private. His wilderness temptation argues that (Matthew 4:8-9); it is implicit in His Beatitudes upon the meek and the persecuted, and in His Teaching of the earthly rewards of hypocrisy (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5; Matthew 6:16); and the deeper spirit of the OT, with its history of religious growth through the sufferings of the saints and the long-suffering patience of Jehovah’s love, could not be veiled from the insight of His meditation thereon in the years of His preparation
Tradition (2) - Tradition is the act of transmitting the story of an event or the Teaching of a master. From being thus first of all the act of transmission, it becomes in the next place the thing transmitted, and finally a whole body of narratives or Teachings passed from generation to generation. ’ The ‘tables of stone’ were understood to mean the Ten Commandments; ‘the law,’ the written prescriptions of the Pentateuch; ‘the commandments,’ the Mishna; ‘which I have written,’ the prophets and Hagiographa; ‘that thou mayest Teach them,’ the Talmud (Berakh. As a means of Teaching, or the body of what was to be taught, it was the Talmud. For the former a direct Divine authority was claimed in the Teaching that they were actually delivered to Moses on Sinai; some corroboration for each separate precept thus brought down was sought for in the written Law. The Teachings of men came to take the place which belonged to those of God. He denied first of all the Pharisaic Teaching that tradition was of equal weight with the Law. He did not, however, definitely affiliate Himself with the Sadducaic Teachings on the subject
Bible, History of Interpretation - An extreme position here can expect biblical Teaching to be little different from what is found in other religions. A more conservative position recognizes that God used the culture to Teach His people but also that He pointed the way to be a holy people distinct from the culture
Hades - Usually the details of parables should not be pressed to Teach doctrine
Grave Gravity - They are to act, in all their official duties, with a sense that they are dealing with holy things; they are to Teach with grave impressiveness (Titus 2:7)
Israel - The phrase ‘all Israel’ does not necessarily apply to every member of the race, nor does the passage Teach anything as to the fate of the individuals who at the Apostle’s day or since then have composed the nation (cf
Service - It is in the remaining words that we must find whatever Teaching is suggested by the terminology of the Evangelists. the antithesis of δοῦλος is found in πρῶτος; as though Christ would Teach that true greatness lies in the doing of service, while the highest position in His Kingdom belongs to him who will accept the lowly position of the slave. ...
Throughout the parabolic Teaching of Jesus the use of this word is sufficiently frequent to be significant; but if He had given no other Teaching in this connexion, His mind would have been sufficiently expressed in His acted parable on the occasion when He Himself stooped to the most menial of all menial service, and washed the feet of His disciples. —Fairbairn, Religion in History and in the Life of To-day; Church, The Gifts of Civilization; Westcott, Lessons from Work; Wendt, The Teaching of Jesus, i
Numbers as Symbols - Paul said he would rather speak five words to Teach others than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue
Dropsy - Whatever was the immediate cause of the man’s presence, Jesus utilized the opportunity thus afforded to emphasize once again His Teaching on the Sabbath question. εἰς βόθυνον, Matthew 12:11) is particularly appropriate when the nature of the discase is remembered, and shows how wonderfully every incident was used by Jesus to illustrate the lesson He meant to Teach
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The reformed held the call of the people the only thing essential to the validity of the ministry; and Teach, that ordination is only a ceremony, which renders the call more August and authentic. In opposition to episcopal ordination, they urge that Timothy was ordained by the laying on of the hands of the presbytery, 1 Timothy 4:14 ; that Paul and Barnabas were ordained by certain prophets and Teachers in the church of Antioch, and not by any bishop presiding in that city, Acts 13:1-3 ; and that it is a well known fact, that presbyters in the church of Alexandria ordained even their own bishops for more than two hundred years in the earliest ages of Christianity. Watts, that since there are some texts in the New Testament, wherein single persons, either Apostles, as Paul and Barnabas, ordained ministers in the churches, or evangelists, as Timothy and Titus; and since other missions or ordinations are intimated to be performed by several persons, namely, prophets, Teachers, elders, or a presbytery, Acts 13:1 ; 1 Timothy 4:14 ; since there is sometimes mention made of the imposition of hands in the mission of a minister, and sometimes no mention is made of it; and since it is evident that in some cases popular ordinations are and must be valid without any bishop or elder,—I think none of these differences should be made a matter of violent contest among Christians; nor ought any words to be pronounced against each other by those of the episcopal, presbyterian, or independent way
Scribes - Baruch was an amanuensis or scribe to Jeremiah; and Ezra is called "a ready scribe in the law of Moses, having prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to Teach in Israel statutes and judgments," Ezra 7:6 ; Ezra 7:10 ; but there is no mention of the scribes being formed into a distinct body of men till after the cessation of prophecy. When, however, there were no inspired Teachers in Israel, no divine oracle in the temple, the scribes presumed to interpret, expound, and comment, upon the law and the prophets in the schools and in the synagogues. We find that our Saviour's manner of Teaching was contrasted with that of those vain disputers; for it is said, when he had ended his sermon upon the mount, "the people were astonished at his doctrine; for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes," Matthew 7:29 . But when he converses with Nicodemus, John 3, who appears to have been convinced by his miracles that he was "a Teacher sent from God," when he came to Jesus by night," anxious to obtain farther information concerning his nature and his doctrine, our Lord, after intimating the necessity of laying aside all prejudices against the spiritual nature of his kingdom, asks, "Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things?" that is, knowest not that Moses and the prophets describe the Messiah as the Son of God? and he then proceeds to explain in very clear language the dignity of his person and office, and the purpose for which he came into the world, referring to the predictions of the ancient Scriptures. And Stephen, Acts vii, just before his death, addresses the multitude by an appeal to the law and the prophets, and reprobates in the most severe terms the Teachers who misled the people
Paul - It does not appear that he was in Jerusalem during the ministry of Christ; and it was perhaps after his return to Tarsus that he learned the art of tent-making, in accordance with a general practice among the Jews, and their maxim, "He that does not Teach his son a useful handicraft, Teaches him to steal," Acts 18:3 20:34 2 Thessalonians 3:8 . ...
Most of the other apostles and Teachers appear to have clung to Judaism, to the rites, ceremonies, and dogmas of the religion in which they had been educated, and to have regarded Christianity as intended to be engrafted upon the ancient stock, which was yet to remain as the trunk to support the new branches
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Job had now learned the lesson God intended to Teach him: he is in his proper place of nothingness before God
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Thus the facts of Christ’s life as here recorded would have been meaningless to the editor without the Teaching which he records. of the true sons of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:38), who were to await His coming on the clouds of heaven, it is natural that a large part of the Teaching recorded in the Gospel should concern the qualifications required in those who hoped to enter the Kingdom when it came. ...
In the above sketch of the picture drawn for us in the First Gospel of the Person and Teaching of the Messiah, we have purposely omitted the parables. Those of the Hid Treasure and of the Goodly Pearl emphasize its value, and Teach the lesson that a man must give up all else to enter into it. In its present context this seems to be intended to Teach the lesson that in discipleship of the Kingdom priority, whether in date of entrance upon discipleship or of position now, will not carry with it special privilege within the Kingdom when it comes. Matthew 25:1-13 and 1618647357_60 Teach the suddenness of its appearance and the necessity of watching for its coming
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If Scripture were not plenarily and verbally sanctioned by God, its practical utility as a sure guide in all questions directly or indirectly affecting doctrine and practice would be materially impaired, for what means would there be of distinguishing the false in it from the true? Inspiration does not divest the writers of their several individualities of style, just as the inspired Teachers in the early church were not passive machines in prophesying (1 Corinthians 14:32). " And not only the things but the words; (1 Corinthians 2:13) "we speak not in the words which man's wisdom Teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit Teacheth. " As our Lord promised the disciples His Holy Spirit, to Teach them how and what they should say before magistrates (Matthew 10:19-20), much more did the Spirit "abiding" with the church "for ever" (John 14:16) secure for the written word, the only surviving infallible oracle, the inspiration of the manner as well as the matter. ...
Also (John 14:26) "the Holy Spirit shall Teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I have said unto you
Seceders - At the ordination of their ministers, they use a formula of the same kind with that of the established church, which their ministers are bound to subscribe when called to it; and if any of them Teach doctrines contrary to the Scriptures, or the Westminster Confession of Faith, they are sure of being thrown out of their communion. Those doctrines which they Teach relative to faith and practice are exhibited at great length in an Explanation of the Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism, by way of question and answer, in two volumes, composed chiefly by Mr
Talents - The other parable went on similar lines to the parable of the Talents, the differences being due either to a difference in the lesson Jesus intended to Teach, or to variations of the story that grew up as it was told and retold in the Christian Church. Besides, the parable is subordinated to the aim of Teaching its lesson, and attention would have been distracted by the multiplicity of detail, even if ten different lessons could have been drawn from the different conduct of the ten slaves. ...
It will be clear, then, from this comparison, that the two parables presuppose different situations, each of which is harmoniously worked out in detail, and that each has different lessons to Teach. Discussions in works on New Testament Theology, Teaching of Jesus, and Lives of Christ, and especially the works on the Parables by Trench, Bruce, Dods, Jülicher, and Bugge
Woman - The mutual dependence of man and woman, and their common origin in God, Teach that the male has no exclusive place ‘in the Lord’ (1 Corinthians 11:11-12). ‘Thekla became the type of the female Christian Teacher, preacher, and baptiser, and her story was quoted as early as the second century as a justification of the right of women to Teach and to baptise’ (W. Ramsay, The Teaching of Paul in Terms of the Present Day, London, 1913, sect. , ‘The Family in the Teaching of Paul
Ten Commandments - This feature of the covenants was a marvelous tool for beginning to Teach the truth of monotheism. ...
How is God to Teach his people a truth that is at odds with everything they have learned for four hundred years, and at odds with everything the fallen human heart wants to believe? Once again, he does not enter into a philosophical argument. ...
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
Soul - Christ’s Teaching about the soul. All these passages refer primarily to martyrdom, but in their secondary applications Teach that even lesser sufferings and trials endured patiently for Christ’s sake have as their reward the salvation of the soul (Matthew 10:38). (2) Christ appears to the present writer to Teach that some sins may be forgiven after death (Matthew 12:32); and at least to hint that even grievous sinners may be released from torments, after adequately expiating their crimes (Matthew 5:26). 16: ‘These Apostles and Teachers, having fallen asleep, preached also to those who had fallen asleep before them, and themselves gave the seal of their preaching. ’ It is thus the Teaching of Scripture that there are two wills in Christ, a Divine and a human, and that these two wills are united in one Person
Gratianus, Emperor - This Teaching had its due effect; and he now addressed a letter to the bp. Therefore, hasten to me, religious priest of God, to Teach me the doctrine of the true faith. For He will Teach me, Whom I do not deny, Whom I confess to be my God and my Lord, not raising as an objection against His divinity that He took upon Himself a created nature like my own [2]
Will of God - For God's will to be done, it had first to be known and understood by his people: "Teach me to do your will, for you are my God" (Psalm 143:10 ). In addition to the influence of the Old Testament, Jesus' own life, ministry, and Teaching undoubtedly provided a formative influence. ...
Jesus' life and Teaching as recorded in the Gospels bear witness to the importance of the concept of the will of God for his understanding of his own place and that of his followers in redemptive history. ...
Does the New Testament Teach that it is God's will that all be saved, and therefore none will be lost? Two passages relate God's will to the expansiveness of the salvation plan. Much of the biblical Teaching about his will pertains to behavior and his plan of salvation. With regard to the first, "seeking" his will means (1) learning what God's Word says about aspects of our response to him and, (2) in concert with the church, determining how that Teaching is to be applied in new historical and cultural contexts
Soul - Christ’s Teaching about the soul. All these passages refer primarily to martyrdom, but in their secondary applications Teach that even lesser sufferings and trials endured patiently for Christ’s sake have as their reward the salvation of the soul (Matthew 10:38). (2) Christ appears to the present writer to Teach that some sins may be forgiven after death (Matthew 12:32); and at least to hint that even grievous sinners may be released from torments, after adequately expiating their crimes (Matthew 5:26). 16: ‘These Apostles and Teachers, having fallen asleep, preached also to those who had fallen asleep before them, and themselves gave the seal of their preaching. ’ It is thus the Teaching of Scripture that there are two wills in Christ, a Divine and a human, and that these two wills are united in one Person
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The Old Testament does not, however, Teach that persons were annihilated at death. Finally, the Book of Daniel Teaches that to serve justice in individual lives, the dead had to be raised by God, “some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2 ). Other passages echo the same Teaching (Numbers 18:22 ; Proverbs 6:12-19 ; Jeremiah 31:29-30 ; Ezekiel 18:1-32 ). If this translation is correct (some interpreters prefer “stature” to “span of life”), the Teaching implies that mortality is a fact which must be accepted by Jesus' followers and entrusted to God
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The theology of the false prophets was characterized by the following: (1) a selective appeal to the Davidic/Zion and Sinaitic covenants as a type of fire insurance against any threatened calamity; (2) an exclusive Teaching of hope/salvation with no attention given to any potential adversities for lack of obedience to God's Word; and (3) a constant appeal to what the masses wanted to hear as a basis for promoting their own power and the status quo. These texts Teach five tests for a true prophet: (1) he must be Jewish (Deuteronomy 18:18 ); (2) he must speak in the name of the Lord (Deuteronomy 18:19-20 ); (3) what he says must come to pass, the most proximate fulfillments being the validators of the more distant predictions (Deuteronomy 18:21-22 ); (4) he must perform signs, wonders, or miracles that accompany his words (Deuteronomy 13:1-2 a); and (5) his message must conform to what God had revealed previously (Deuteronomy 13:2b-5 ). Such Teachers easily exposed themselves as frauds. False prophets continued to make their presence felt well beyond the days of the Old Testament; indeed, Jesus warned his disciples, and through the apostles, he warned the early church about the character and Teachings of such frauds
Hutchinsonians - The primary and ultimate design of revelation is indeed to Teach men divinity; but in subserviency to that, geography, history, and chronology, are occasionally introduced; all which are allowed to be just and authentic
Ecclesiastes, Book of - ” The word Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes 1:1 ; Ecclesiastes 7:27 ; Ecclesiastes 12:8 ) suggests one who has a function as Teacher or preacher in the assembly. From these and other clues, scholars conclude that a later writer used a literary device, the “didactic autobiography” to present his Teaching, probably between 300,200 B. ...
Content Ecclesiastes is a book which focuses upon the limits of life to Teach wisdom. ...
Since life is vanity, what then is good? Qoheleth's answer has two points which are repeated several times in the book (though many commentators overlook this aspect of the book's Teaching). Parting advice: Learn from the Teacher and obey God (Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 )
Promise - However, it also adds that it will no longer be necessary to Teach one's neighbor or brother; for everyone, no matter what their station in life, will know the Lord
Malachi, Theology of - In response to their actions the Lord stated clearly "I hate divorce, " because the disintegration of the family would affect society adversely and would make it difficult to Teach spiritual values to children (2:16). Most of the Messiah's judging work is associated with his second coming, but Christ did cleanse the temple and denounce the hypocrisy of the Teachers of the law and the Pharisees
Ministry, Minister - Within this relation of grace there was need of a minister of God who would speak for him to the people (thus the prophet Isaiah 6:8 ; 50:4 ); of a minister to stand before God to Teach the people, lead in worship, and offer sacrifice on their behalf (on many occasions priests and Levites are called ministers — e. He rules and guides, prays and intercedes, proclaims and Teaches, loves and rejoices for, in, and through them. There is ministry of the Word in evangelism, founding and guiding churches (apostles, prophets, evangelists, Teachers, etc
Hope - He also uses a noun formed from the root qwh [ קָוָה , קָוָה ]'>[1] to Teach that the Lord is the hope of Israel (14:8; 17:13; 50:7), which means that Israel's God is worthy of trust. Besides waiting in eager expectation for God, one may wait or hope for his Teaching (Isaiah 42:4 ) and for his salvation (Psalm 119:166 ). Following his Teaching on resurrection of the dead, Paul exhorts his readers to do the Lord's work abundantly since such "labor is not in vain" (1 Corinthians 15:51-58 )
Gentiles (2) - This must be borne in mind when estimating our Lord’s Teaching on the subject. ...
A full consideration of the attitude of early Christianity towards the Gentiles requires a study of the Acts and Epistles at least, and is beyond the scope of this article: our Lord’s Teaching, however, afterwards developed by His followers, is quite plainly indicated in the Gospels, and must form the basis of any adequate discussion of the subject. In His public Teaching He showed no prejudice in favour of the Jews in His assignment of praise and blame: the grateful leper whom He blessed was a Samaritan (Luke 17:16 ff. ); and, setting the seal to the Teaching of His forerunner, He asserted in effect that the true children of Abraham were those who did the deeds of Abraham, and were not necessarily those who were naturally descended from him (John 8:39 ff. With this, too, coincides the Teaching of His many parables about the Kingdom of heaven and that recorded in the Fourth Gospel—in this Gospel particularly all His utterances are in accord with His declaration to the Samaritan woman concerning the true worshippers (John 4:23), and with the impression produced on the Samaritans that He was the Saviour of the world (John 4:42); for in this Gospel especially His words of warning, of encouragement, and of hope embrace all mankind: ‘God so loved the world … that whosoever believeth … shall have eternal life’ (John 3:16). And in the second case we are to notice that the prohibition was laid upon the Twelve only, and had no application to His own conduct; and, further, that the prohibition was distinctly removed by Him after the Resurrection in the great commission recorded in Matthew 28:19 ‘Go ye therefore and Teach all nations’ [1], and in Acts 1:6 ‘Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth
Home (2) - Every man had a trade, and every father had to Teach his son a trade; but a man was not obliged to toil long hours for a bare living. A religious atmosphere surrounded the Jewish child from the first, and the mother was the earliest Teacher. There could never have been a better mother-teacher than Mary
Manifestation - They were bits of Teaching by illustration, object-lessons as we should call them. All was singularly quiet and unassuming, and men might well wonder what there was at the back of this astonishing Teaching and these wonderful works. will give his mind to Him, and observe His Teaching, and then in his fixed contemplation and obedience will realize not only His own presence, but the presence of the Father. The words ‘We will come unto him’ Teach an actual spiritual movement on our Lord’s part towards those who love Him, which they will feel and enjoy
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The Scriptures farther Teach concerning Satan, that having thus by the introduction of sin brought in all the consequent effects of sorrow and misery, he hath set up a kingdom in the hearts of men and is "the ruler of the darkness of this world," and carries on a despotic government over all men, yea even the Lord's own children while remaining in their unregenerate and unawakened state
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So completely did God "wipe" away Israel (2 Kings 21:13) that no Israelite remained able to Teach the colonists "the manner of the God of the land" (2 Kings 17:26)
Simeon - 'My son'-one of Simeon's sacred colleagues used to say to his scholars-'My son, the first thing that you will be examined upon at the day of judgment will be this: What was the salvation that you pursued after? What salvation did you study, and Teach, and preach, and yourself seek after when you were still in time and upon the earth?' How happy will it be with old Simeon on that terrible day when he hears this read out over him before men and angels: "The same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Ghost was upon him
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In 1 Timothy 1:3 Paul says he had besought Timothy to abide at Ephesus, and to exhort them to Teach no other doctrine, and not to give heed to fables and endless genealogies
Feeding the Multitudes - , according to his usual custom of emphasizing the Teaching as primary, and of making the miracles secondary, makes Jesus Teach the shepherdless sheep out of sympathy, while Mt
Proselytes - ) Hezekiah's triumph over Sennacherib was followed by many bringing gifts: unto Jehovah to Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 32:23); this suggested the prophecy in Psalm 87 that Rahab (Egypt) and Babylon (whose king Merodach Baladan had sent a friendly embassy to Hezekiah), Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia should be spiritually born (Psalms 51:5; Psalms 51:10; Psalms 22:31; Isaiah 66:8; John 3:3; John 3:5; both Old and New Testament Teach the need of the new birth) in Jerusalem as proselytes. The presumed existence of this proselyte baptism for males and females throws light on John's baptism and the priests' question, "why baptizest thou then?" (John 1:25) and John 3:5; John 3:10, the Lord's words to Nicodemus, "art thou a master (teacher) of Israel, and knowest not these things?" Nicodemus ought to have understood the deeper sense to which Christ applied the familiar phrase "new birth" in connection with "baptism" of proselytes
Judah - I would be always understood on these deep things as rather inquiring than deciding, rather desiring to be taught than to Teach; but I cannot but think, that such views of the Lord Jesus are very sweet and interesting, and tend, under the Holy Ghost's guidings, to endear Christ to the heart, when we behold him thus typically represented in so many engaging services for his people
Deliver - “To put [3] something into one’s heart” is to give one ability and concern to do something; thus God “put” it in the heart of the Hebrew craftsmen to Teach others ( Matthew, Gospel by - ...
Christ goes on with His patient work of preaching the gospel of the kingdom, Teaching in the synagogues, healing the sick, casting out demons, and exposing all the false pretensions that were in the leaders of the Jews. He commissions them to Teach all nations, adding, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the age
Blood - The manner, too, in which Moses introduces the subject, is indicative that, though he was renewing a prohibition, he was not publishing a new doctrine; he does not Teach his people that God had then given, or appointed, blood to make atonement; but he prohibits them from eating it, because he had already made this appointment, without reference to time, and as a subject with which they were familiar
Moravians - Deaconesses are retained for the purpose of privately admonishing their own sex, and visiting them in their sickness; but they are not permitted to Teach in public, and, far less, to administer the sacraments
Nicolaitans - This may be understood of the Gnostic Teachers, who falsely called themselves Christians, and who would be not unlikely to assume also the title of Apostles. " There seems here to be some comparison between the doctrine of Balaam and that of the Nicolaitans: and I would also point out, that to the church in Thyatira the Apostle writes, "I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to Teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols," Revelation 2:20 . The whole passage contains marked allusions to Gnostic Teachers
Prudence - This would bring under review the whole of Jesus’ conduct, and His methods of Teaching, with their adaptation to the ends of His mission. When He withdrew to the desert on hearing of John’s death, the crowds followed Him; and Jesus, seeing them as sheep without a shepherd, had compassion on them, and began to Teach them (Mark 6:34). Jesus’ Teaching. —His Teaching follows the lines of His conduct. ’...
In Jesus’ Teaching, as in His life, these prudential maxims are always subservient to the ultimate principle of conduct, love’s paradox, ‘Whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosover will lose his life for my sake shall find it’ (Matthew 16:25, Luke 17:33, John 12:25)
Education - To the synagogues there were in all probability attached schools, both elementary and higher, and the ḥazzân (‘the attendant,’ Luke 4:20 Revised Version ) may well have been the Teacher. In the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs we read: ‘Do ye also Teach your children letters, that they may have understanding all their life, reading unceasingly the Law of God’ (‘Levi,’ xiii. In the Psalms of Solomon the frequent use of παιδεύειν, παιδευτής, and παιδεία (with the significant addition of ῥάσδος, 7:8, and of μάδτιξ, 18:8) points to the existence of schools and of a professional class of Teachers. The result of instruction from the earliest years in the home, and of Teaching received on the Sabbath, and on the frequent occasions of national festivals, is, according to the Jewish historian, ‘that if anybody do but ask any one of our people about our laws, he could more easily tell them all than he could tell his own name. ’ Philo speaks of Jewish youth ‘being taught, so to speak, from their very swaddling clothes by parents and Teachers and inspectors, even before they receive instruction in the holy laws and unwritten customs of their religion, to believe in God the one Father and Creator of the world’ (Legat. If he was to become a Rabbi, he would continue his studies in the Law, and, as Saul of Tarsus did, betake himself to some famous Teacher and sit at his feet as a disciple. 63 to 65, and who ordained that Teachers of youth should be placed in every town and every village, and that children on arriving at school age should be sent to them for instruction. Origen lefts of the scruples of the Jewish Teachers in regard to the reading of the Song of Solomon by the young (Harnack, Bible Reading in the Early Church, 1912, p. ...
In the school the children sat on the floor in a circle round the Teacher, who occupied a chair or bench (Luke 2:46; Luke 10:39, Acts 22:3). This kind of oral repetition and committing to memory undoubtedly occupied a large place in the earliest Christian Teaching, and had an important influence in the composition of the gospel narratives. Paul, addressing a self-righteous Jew, exposes the inconsistency of the man who professes to be a guide of the blind (ὀδηγὸν τυφλῶν), a corrector of the foolish (παιδευτὴν ἀφρόνων), and a Teacher of infants (διδάσκαλον νηπίων), and yet does not know the inwardness of the Law (Romans 2:19 f. To circumcise him, to Teach him the Law, to give him a trade, were the primary obligations of a father towards his son. ‘He that Teacheth not his son a trade doeth the same as if he taught him to be a thief,’ is a Jewish saying. Of a noted Teacher of the 2nd cent. The Teacher was required to be a man of unblemished character, of gentle and patient disposition, with aptness to Teach. Only married men could be employed as Teachers. The office itself was full of honour: ‘A city which neglects to appoint Teachers ought to be destroyed,’ runs the saying. One Teacher was to be employed where there were 25 scholars (with an assistant where the number exceeded 25), and two where they exceeded 40. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries of the Christian era Teachers received salaries, but the remuneration was in respect of the more technical part of the instruction. The school-rooms of ancient Athens seem to have been simple enough, containing little or no furniture-they were often nothing but porches open to wind and sun, where the children sat on the ground, or on low benches, and the Teacher on a high chair. Homer was valued not merely as a poet but as an inspired moral Teacher, and the Iliad and Odyssey were the Bible of the Greeks. ...
By the Apostolic Age it had become the practice for promising students to supplement their school education by seeking out and attending the lectures of eminent Teachers in what we should call the great universities. Paul must have received Stoic Teaching at Tarsus, where the school flourished, and he knew and quoted at least one Stoic poet (Acts 17:28). The feeling grew and spread that it was at once a privilege and a duty thus to make acquaintance with the meaning and Teaching of Holy Scripture
Hannah - All the more-Why is it? Is it to spare and shield them from the preoccupation and the dispersion of affection, and from the coldness and the rudeness and the neglect of one another that so many of their neighbours suffer from? And is it to Teach them a far finer tenderness, and a far rarer honour, and a far sweeter solicitude for one another? Or, on the other hand, is it out of pure jealousy on God's part? Is it that He may be able to say to them, Am I not better to thee than ten sons? Or, again, is it in order to make them meet, long before His other sons and daughters around them are made meet, for that life in which they shall neither marry nor be given in marriage? Which of all these reasons, or what other reason, has their God for what He does with so many of His best saints? But all this time we have been intruding into those things of which he says to us-What is that to thee?...
Elkanah of Mount Ephraim, Hannah's husband, was, as we say, a true gentleman. For days and weeks she would be able in the strength of the Shiloh meat to Teach them their letters and to play with Peninnah's children better than if they had been Elkanah's and her own
Miracle - Both Teach of God's judgment and salvation, and of how even affliction is under his sovereign control for ultimately good purposes. In still other instances, Jesus wants to Teach a lesson about sin. And the evangelists' summaries regularly link his mighty deeds with his Teachings so that the former legitimate the latter. Mark sharply contrasts the glory of Jesus' public ministry and its preponderance of wonders with the road to the cross and his Teaching on suffering (1:1-8:30; 8:31-16:8). The signs require interpretive Teaching even as they legitimate Jesus' claims
Paul as a Student - For you have far better Teachers, and a far better subject, and a far better prospect, than ever Saul had. You are called to master those masterpieces of Paul, so as to live experimentally upon them all your student life, and then you are to Teach and preach them to your people better and better all your pulpit and pastoral life. Your profiting will appear also in the strength, and the depth, and the spirituality, and the experimentalness, and the perennial freshness, of your Teaching and your preaching. For, was it not the law of God that Gamaliel had opened his school to Teach? What in the world, I ask again, can Paul mean? Have you any idea what the apostle means when he says, with such life-long shame, and such life-long remorse, that all his Jerusalem and Gamaliel days he was blind and dead in his ignorance of the law of God? It may, perhaps, help us to an understanding of what he means, if we try to mount up and to stand beside him on the far-shining heights of his exalted apostleship, and then look back from thence on his student and Pharisee days in Jerusalem
Prophet - The "teacher" on the other hand, with the ordinary and calmer operation of the Spirit, had "the word of knowledge," i. " The priests were Israel's regular Teachers; the prophets extraordinary, to rouse and excite. The priests at first were Israel's Teachers in God's statutes by types, acts, and words (Lee, 10:11). " The law was their chief study, it being what they were to Teach, Not that they were in antagonism to the priests whose duty it had been to Teach the law; they reprove bad priests, not to set aside but to reform and restore the priesthood as it ought to be (Isaiah 24:2; Isaiah 28:7; Malachi 2:1; Malachi 1:14); they supplemented the work of the priests
Nebuchadnezzar - As I read of Nebuchadnezzar's humility, and makeableness, and Teachableness in Daniel's hands I am amazed at the boldness of the young Belteshazzar, and still more at the behaviour of his mighty master. And the hopeless unteachableness of the proud child and the proud man was the all-important point in hand. Try to Teach, try to correct a proud man, and you will not readily do it a second time. The blessed Behmen, as his disciples all call him, Teaches his disciples the same doctrine. ...
But Nebuchadnezzar would not have needed to be made to eat grass as an ox if he had early enough and often enough asked Daniel to Teach him to pray
Esau - And, if any one would but Teach us; if any great writer or great preacher, if any wise father or loving mother could and would but take us early in hand, and tell us, and let us see, that all this life is not to make what is called money, or to attain what is called success, or to fill our belly with what is called pleasure, but that God Himself has set us here so to live, and so to choose, and so to act as to put off every day this profane mind, and to put on a sacred, a spiritual, a divine, a heavenly mind-if any one with authority and with influence would but tell and Teach us that! For, like Esau, to begin with, we have no imagination. They never attend a good Teacher
David - in His Services - Think, people of God, of the honour to David, higher far than all the thrones on earth and in heaven,-the unparalleled and immortal honour of being able to Teach Jesus Christ to sing and to pray. For, when the Holy Child said to Mary, Mother, Teach Me to sing and to pray, what did Mary do, hiding all that in her heart, but put into her Child's hands David's golden Psalm beginning thus: The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. ' That dusts away all merit; that Teaches us to uncover our heads before God and to confess that forgiveness is of His grace and not of our desert at all
Preaching - Preaching and Teaching. -The function of preaching, as above outlined, is to be distinguished from Teaching (διδαχή), in which the truths and duties of Christianity were more deliberately unfolded and applied. The preacher (κῆρυξ) was sometimes also a Teacher (διδάσκαλος), especially in the more settled state of the early Church (1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11). But, even so, a clearly marked distinction is made in the case of Paul ‘preaching (κηρύσσων) the kingdom of God, and Teaching (διδάσκων) the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ’ (Acts 28:31). The ability to preach or to Teach was regarded as a gift of the Holy Spirit, but due regard was given to the ‘diversities of gifts’ and ‘diversities of ministrations’ even in these closely related activities. That a clearly marked differentiation of function was believed to be Divinely appointed appears from the two formal lists of spiritually gifted members, in which ‘teachers’ are mentioned after apostles and prophets (1 Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11). The ancient world was familiar with much propaganda work done by travelling Teachers of various philosophical schools. The philosophic Teacher might capture the intellect, the mystery-monger might stir superstitious hopes and fears, but ‘the first Christian preachers testified that they had found salvation through faith in the Gospel of the Cross as they presented it. With the consciousness of the same need awakened, their hearers believed the testimony that was thus given them; they embraced the Saviour who was thus presented to them; and so believing, they entered into the same experience of salvation as belonged to their Teachers’ (W. The Epistles should not be regarded as specimens of apostolic preaching, being rather, in form and content, examples of primitive Teaching. _ Gospel and Teaching and those concerned with the points of biblical theology involved. Hence it was after the Resurrection and the supernatural gift at Pentecost that the apostles ‘ceased not to Teach and preach (εὐαγγελιζόμενοι) Jesus as the Christ’ (Acts 5:42; Acts 2:36; Acts 3:14 f
Exile - They had to send some priests back to the area to Teach the people the religious traditions of the God of the land (2 Kings 17:27-28 )
Jeremiah - Traditional scholarly theories have tried to attribute poetic oracles to Jeremiah, stories about the prophet to Baruch, and prose sermons to a later editor who used the Book of Jeremiah to exemplify and Teach the theology of the Book of Deuteronomy
Set - In Mark 4:30 it is used of "setting" forth by parable the Teaching concerning the kingdom of God, RV, "shall we set (it) forth" (AV, "compare"). " ...
A — 14: καταγγέλλω (Strong's #2605 — Verb — katangello — kat-ang-gel'-lo ) "to declare, proclaim," is translated "set forth" in Acts 16:21 , RV (AV, "teach"); "set I forth" in Acts 17:23 , RV (AV, "declare I"). ...
A — 24: προγράφω (Strong's #4270 — Verb — prographo — prog-raf'-o ) "to write before," is translated "were set forth (unto this condemnation)" in Jude 1:4 , RV (AV, "ordained"); the evil Teachers were "designated of old for this judgment" (cp
Philippians - The purpose of the pre-Pauline...
hymn was probably to Teach the believer about the nature and work of Christ. What is clear, however, is that Paul countered the heretical Teachings with Christian truths: Jesus Christ is the only avenue to righteousness (Philippians 3:2-11 ); the stature of Christ is the goal of Christian maturity (Philippians 3:12-16 ); and the nature of Christ and His kingdom is the standard by which the Christian must live (Philippians 3:17-21 )
Election - The doctrine of election is at once one of the most central and one of the most misunderstood Teachings of the Bible. However, in the history of Christian thought few Teachings have been more distorted or more misused. (3) Does the Bible Teach “double predestination,” that God has selected some for damnation as well as some for salvation? There are passages (Romans 9:11-22 ; 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 ) which portray God as a potter who has molded both vessels of mercy and vessels of destruction. Yet the Bible also Teaches that God does not wish any one to perish but for all to be saved (John 3:16 ; 2 Peter 3:9 )
Questions And Answers - —A full examination of the questions asked and the answers given by Jesus would involve a general consideration of the methods He employed in His Teaching, and in meeting the difficulties of His hearers. Every good Teacher must adopt the plan, associated for classical students with the name of Socrates, of using questions to make his hearers define their own position and ideas, and to help them to see clearly the admitted fundamental principles which underlie the discussion; and he will further find in the questions they ask, since they give him an insight into the way in which their minds are working, opportunities for emphasizing, explaining, or developing his Teaching according to their requirements. If any one will take the trouble to read through the Gospels, and note and mark in the margin all the questions and answers of Jesus, he can hardly fail to learn from the method employed by the world’s greatest Teacher much that will be of use to one who has himself to Teach others. The prominence of interrogative sentences in the Gospels is due in part to the characteristic avoidance of indirect constructions; but no doubt both in this particular and in the number of questions introduced they reflect the vividness of the Saviour’s methods of Teaching. ) thus paraphrases: ‘How are we to depict the kingdom of God? in what new light can we place it?’ He adds, ‘The Lord, as a wise Teacher, seems to take His audience into His counsels, and to seek their help. Very frequently Christ, by means of a question, led His hearers to admit the truth of matters of common knowledge, or of generally accepted principles, on which He was going to base His Teaching: some characteristic examples are here classified:...
(a) Matters of common knowledge: Matthew 10:29 = Luke 12:6 (price of sparrows), Matthew 17:25 (tribute collected of strangers). ...
(e) To establish principles closely connected with the Teaching of Christ in the immediate context: John 3:12; John 5:44; John 5:47; John 8:43; John 8:46
Priest, Christ as - The extensive cultic instructions concerning sacrificial and ceremonial duties in the tabernacle and temple overshadow their responsibility to Teach the truth of God (Exodus 7:1 ; Leviticus 10:11 ; Deuteronomy 17:11 ; 27:9-10 ; 33:10 ; Ezra 7:10-12,21 ), and soon this role is assumed by the prophets of Israel. This was clearly interpreted as an affront to the authority of the chief priests and Teachers of the law, for they began plotting to kill him (Mark 11:18 ; Luke 19:47 ; cf
Growing - ]'>[3] when the Baptist’s language is rendered as expressing the growing authority of the new Teacher, and the increasing number of His adherents. The Evangelists doubtless discovered in the verb αὐξάνω what they wished to convey about His childhood, and what they understood Him to Teach in lessons drawn from the natural world. —It seems somewhat strange, since the OT is so full of religious Teaching drawn from physical growth, that only in the one instance, quoted above, of our Lord’s childhood is a spiritual application of the idea directly made in the Gospel narrative. It is enough; the conception is carried through from one Testament to the other, and its Teaching is consecrated, its consolation is secured in and through Him whom the great Evangelical prophet (Isaiah 11:1) prefigured as the very symbol of growing: ‘There shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit,’ That fruit is still seen in every plant planted by the Divine Husbandman (Matthew 15:13). ; Bruce, Parabolic Teaching, pp
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Observe the connection of ideas in the propositions which books hold forth and pretend to Teach
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A day now and again with a fruit-grower on his farm will have much to Teach the preacher as to natural law in the spiritual world
Discipleship - This is not surprising, for it is never God’s way to Teach abstract truth, but truth embodied in actual life. And in close connexion with this stands the reiterated Teaching, ‘Whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple’ (Luke 14:25-33). The same gentleness and lowliness which are ever ready to render loving service are again taught as characteristics of discipleship in the action of washing the disciples’ feet on the last evening, when, having sat down again, He said, ‘Perceive ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Teacher and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. What the disciple must learn is not mainly ‘teaching’; he must ‘learn Christ. ...
A large proportion of the Lord’s Teaching bears, of course, upon the nature of discipleship and the character of the disciple, even when it is not cast in the form of dealing with this directly. ) are, under one aspect, all so many facets of discipleship; metaphors like ‘the salt of the earth,’ the ‘light of the world’ (Matthew 5:13-14), ‘a little flock’ (Luke 12:32), ‘the branches of the vine’ (John 15:5), ‘every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted’ (Matthew 15:13), and many another, including those developed into parables,—all sketch some features of discipleship, as do such sayings as that one must be reborn, and much of the Teaching concerning the Kingdom. ‘Teaching’ is no translation of μαθητεύσατε, which means far more; while a colon ought to replace the comma after ‘nations,’ and only commas, or at the most semicolons, should separate the succeeding clauses. The whole commission is, ‘Make disciples of all’; and three steps are then indicated in so doing, which answer to three essential factors in discipleship—(1) Baptizing into the Name; (2) Teaching to observe all commands; (3) the constant spiritual presence of Christ
Caracalla, the Nickname of m. Aurelius Severus Antoninus Bassianus - Caracalla's early life was such as to Teach him heart-hardening dissimulation; Tertullian, while the brothers yet ruled jointly, urges at once the uncertainty of human life, and the probability that Caracalla would favour the Christians; and it is the fact that his victory coincided with a general and prolonged cessation of a long and cruel persecution
Joseph - ...
It is not the singular beauty of these scenes, or the moral lesson they Teach, excellent as it is, with which I am now concerned, but simply the perfect artless consistency which prevails through them all
Hezekiah - ...
Isaiah the prophet was the great supporter of Hezekiah in his pious efforts; but not without opposition from drunken scoffers, who asked "whom shall he (Isaiah) Teach knowledge? them that are weaned from the milk?" i. , does he take us for babes just weaned, that he presumes to Teach us? (Isaiah 28:9) "for precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little," i. , for he is constantly repeating the same thing as if to little children, and as one Teaching young beginners how to make the strokes of a letter and join line to line; the scorners imitated Isaiah's stammering like repetitions, in Hebrew tsaw latsar, qaw laqaw. The simplicity of divine Teaching offends proud scorners (2 Kings 5:11-12; 1 Corinthians 1:23); but children in knowledge needed to be spoken to in children's language (Matthew 13:13). Isaiah replies, You will have a sterner Teacher with stammering and foreign speech to convict you of unbelief (Isaiah 28)
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His first step was to form a circle of disciples, learners (μαθηταί), those who would differ from the crowd of listeners by their whole-hearted obedience, becoming imitators (μιμηταί), actually doing the things taught after the Teacher’s example (‘if ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my disciples, John 8:31). Much of His Teaching is given directly to them: they are distinguished as ‘the’ disciples, or ‘my’ disciples (Matthew 13:448; Matthew 10:1; Matthew 12:1, Matthew 6:22-344 Luke 8:9, John 3:22 etc. ); and, though they may ultimately almost form a school of tradition, inheriting certain Teachings (Acts 2:42), still they remain learners in the school of Christ, rejecting the title of ‘Rabbi’ (‘teacher,’ ‘master’), and keep their name of ‘disciples’ well into the next generation (Acts 6:2; Acts 9:36; Acts 11:26; Acts 21:4; Acts 21:16). Next day the Twelve are chosen, and after them Seventy for special and local service, and sent to preach repentance and the Kingdom of God, and to heal (Mark 3:14-15, Matthew 10:1, Acts 1:21-22, Matthew 11:1 [1]). He adopted no systematized body of Teaching, or of technical Rabbinic discipline, and no casuistic expounding of Scripture. Their leaders are eleven of their Lord’s intimates, chosen by Him as Teachers and preachers of His word. Here were held gatherings for common prayer, for the breaking of bread, for Apostolic Teaching and fellowship (Acts 2:42), and for the moral edification of those present. Each member was to offer sacrifices of praise and thanks (Hebrews 13:15), might Teach (James 3:1), and pray with immediate access to God (Ephesians 3:12), and would receive direct illumination (John 1:9, 1 John 2:27). But with the growth of the membership of the Church, and the formation of many isolated congregations, superintendents or presidents (πρεσβύτεροι) were needed and appointed, whose duties soon included that of Teaching as well as governing the general affairs (1 Timothy 3:2; 1 Timothy 5:17, Titus 1:9)
Parable - The Evangelists use of it suggests that for them it was a technical term designating a certain form of discourse or method of Teaching, and they report Jesus as employing it in like manner. The real Teaching is not in what the words seem to say, but in their deeper import. So Bruce distinguishes (1) Theoretic parables, or those embodying a general Teaching regarding the Kingdom of God; (2) the parables of Grace; (3) the parables of Judgment. The writer makes his readers aware that a concrete experience is being used to Teach some moral or spiritual lesson. Since such stories often serve merely to entertain or to Teach worldly prudence and discretion, the difference between parable and fable is made by some to consist in the kind of truth enforced. We need not further discuss the distinction, because fable has become exclusively associated in most minds with the type of Teaching attributed to aesop
Lord's Prayer - ...
The request of one of the disciples ‘Lord, Teach us to pray’ (Luke 11:1 ) expresses a desire which doubtless found a place in the hearts of all. Great Teachers were expected to give their disciples a form of prayer. Christ had been engaged in prayer; then, in response to a request, He delivered a form for the use of His disciples, and enforced the instruction by a parable and exhortations Teaching the power of earnestness in prayer. ...
The Prayer is rightly named ‘the Lord’s,’ because it owes to the Master its form and arrangement; but many of the sentiments may be paralleled in Jewish writings, and are ultimately based on the Teachings of the OT
Elder - A distinction is made (in 1 Timothy 5:17 ) between those elders who rule well, especially those who labor in the preaching and Teaching (who are now called ministers), and others (who are now referred to as elders and whose full-time task is directing the affairs of the church). He must also be able to Teach others the way of the Lord, and confute heretics (1 Timothy 3:2 ; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 ; Titus 1:9 ), but not be quarrelsome (1 Timothy 3:3 ) or enter into senseless controversies (1 Timothy 1:3 ; 6:4-5 ). Knight, III, The New Testament Teaching on the Role Relationship of Men and Women ; J
James, the General Epistle of - As Paul's epistles unfold the doctrines flowing from the death and resurrection of Christ, so James's epistle unfolds His Teaching during His life, and is a commentary on the Sermon on the Mount. ...
He Teaches the same gospel righteousness which the sermon on the mount inculcates as the highest realization of the law. The absence of the apostolic benediction favors the view that the epistle, besides directly Teaching the believing, indirectly aims at the unbelieving Israelites also. ...
(2) To Teach Christians patience in trial (James 1:2), in good works (James 1:22-25), under provocation (James 3:17), under oppression (James 5:7), under persecution (James 5:10). The doctrines of grace and justification by faith, so prominent in Paul's Teaching to the Hellenists and Gentiles, are in the background in James as having been already taught by that apostle
Love - ...
Hosea used the image of married love to Teach us to understand both the faithlessness of Israel and the faithfulness of God. ...
In the Teachings of Jesus In Jesus' Teachings in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the Shema of Deuteronomy (the command to love God) is united with Leviticus 19:8 (“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”) ( Matthew 22:34-40 ; Mark 12:28-34 ; Luke 10:25-28 ). ...
In these Teachings, of course, the selfless love is a response to God's prior activity. The Teachings of Jesus on love of enemy, it will be noted, are a part of the Sermon on the Mount which is directed to Christian disciples. ...
In the Teachings of Paul In the poem on love in 1 Corinthians 13:1 , Paul associated love with the all-important biblical words of faith and hope (see also 1 Thessalonians 5:8 ; Galatians 5:6 ) and declared love the greatest. ...
Love and Judgment The judgment account in Matthew 25:31-46 illuminates and is illuminated by the New Testament Teachings on love
Circumstantiality in the Parables - We have the illustrations, but not the lessons they were designed to enforce; and as we are uncertain as to the connexion in which those illustrations were given, it is sometimes difficult to make sure what Christ intended to Teach by them
Synagogue - In the middle was a raised platform on which several could be together, with a pulpit in the middle for the reader to stand in when reading and to sit when Teaching. The qualifications required were similar to those of a bishop or presbyter; he must be of full age, father of a family, apt to Teach (1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1618647357_82). (Deuteronomy 6:4), and "prayers", the kadish , shemoneh 'esreh , berachoth ; (compare brief creeds, 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:13, the "Lord's prayer" (Luke 11), the "order" (1 Corinthians 14:40);) the Teaching out of the law, which was read in a cycle, once through in three years
John the Baptist - It has close and suggestive affinities with the prophet’s Teaching in regard to spiritual cleansing ( Isaiah 1:16 , Ezekiel 36:25 , Zechariah 13:1 ), the truth expressed in their metaphorical language being translated by him into a striking symbolic act; but John’s baptism has most definite connexion with the baptism of proselytes, which was the rule in Israel before his days (Schürer, HJP Assyria - So far the sacred record would seem to Teach us
Education - Only once, indeed, is the word ‘school’ to be found even in NT ( Acts 19:9 ), and then only of the lecture-room of a Greek Teacher in Ephesus. In NT also the preacher or expounder in the synagogue is invariably said to ‘teach’ ( Matthew 4:23 , Mark 1:21 , and passim ), and the education of youth continues to the last to be associated with the synagogue (see below). ’...
This new educational movement was under the guidance of a body of students and Teachers of the Law known as the Sôpherim (lit. Alongside these, if not identical with them, as many hold, we find an influential class of religious and moral Teachers, known as the Sages or the Wise, whose activity culminates in the century preceding the fall of the Persian empire (b. ...
To appreciate the religious and ethical Teaching of the sages, we have only to open the Book of Proverbs. ...
The elementary Teachers , as we may call them, formed the lowest rank in the powerful guild of the scribes. Teachers) of the law,’ who, in our Lord’s day, were to be found in ‘every village of Galilee and Judæa’ ( Luke 5:17 RV
For the mass of young Jews of the male sex, for whom alone public provision was made, the girls being still restricted to the tuition of the home, the Teaching of the primary school sufficed. Those, however, who wished to be themselves Teachers, or otherwise to devote themselves to the professional study of the Law, passed on to the higher schools or colleges above mentioned
Methodius - 162) Photius mentions Methodius with Athanasius and other great names as one from whose writings Andrew had produced extracts garbled and falsified so as to Teach heresy. Paul Teaches: "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body"; "Flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God. In reply, Methodius acutely points out the inconsistence of Teaching that the soul cannot sin without the body, and at the same time that the body had been imposed on the soul as a punishment for sins previously committed; and in truth the body is an instrument for good as well as for evil
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. But for what Christians? It has often been maintained or assumed that his object is to Teach a philosophy of religion—that he is, in fact, the author of the formula ‘Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah of the Jews, is the Incarnate Logos of God. The author addresses himself chiefly to the Faith-party, who most needed Teaching. Our Evangelist, on the other hand, represents Jesus as taking part in long polemical disputations with ‘the Jews,’ who are as much His enemies as they were the enemies of the Christian Church 80 years later; the parables have disappeared, and their place is taken by ‘proverbs’ or symbolic language; and, above all, His whole Teaching is centred upon faith in and devotion to Himself. Whenever the Johannine Christ begins to Teach—whether His words are addressed to Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, ‘the Jews,’ or His own disciples—He nearly always begins by enunciating a proposition which contains, under a sensible and symbolic image, a religious truth. 17, which is the climax of the Teaching of the Gospel, the mystical union is expounded with much directness
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - It is more easy to instruct minds wholly ignorant than those which have received false Teaching; but the work of weeding, as well as that of sowing, must be done. For all this who is sufficient? There are spiritual hucksters who adulterate the word of truth; but it is better to be led than to lead others, and to learn than attempt to Teach what one does not know. The Jews did not allow young men to read all parts of the Scriptures; but in the church there is no such bound placed between Teaching and learning. A mere boy, who does not know the very names of the sacred writings, if he can babble a few pious words, and these caught by hearing, not by reading, becomes a Teacher. Men spend more time and pains in learning to dance or play the flute than Teachers of things divine and human spend in studying them. The false Teachers incur great danger, and the pastor's sin causes the public woe. The prophets dwelt on the fearful position of the shepherds who feed themselves; the apostles and Christ Himself taught what the true shepherds should be; and His condemnation of Scribes and Pharisees includes all false Teachers. He ordered that no Christian should Teach profane literature. of Doaris, and by a remonstrance on the subject of Basil's Teaching, which he felt was due from his friendship. "The prefect was subject to the authority of the Teacher, which was higher than his own. Two reasons determined him not to preach at Nazianzus again—(1) that he may cause them to elect a bishop to succeed his father; (2) that his silence may check the mania for theological discussion which was spreading through the Eastern church and leading everybody to Teach the things of the Spirit without the Spirit
Eutyches And Eutychianism - As regards the future, he must give assurance to us that he will only Teach conformably to the doctrines of the Fathers. Eutyches himself wrote to the emperor and to many of the bishops, and placarded notices about Constantinople, protesting against his sentence and justifying his Teaching. In most of these Leo refers to the tome as containing the true Teaching of the church. The commissioners retorted, "Eutyches Teaches that the body of the Redeemer is not "of like substance to ours. the Eutychians) bring in a confusion and mixture ( σύγχυσιν καὶ κρᾶσιν ), and absurdly imagine the nature of the flesh and of the Godhead to be one, and Teach the monstrous doctrine that the Divine nature of the Only-begotten was a commixture capable of suffering . We then," was the conclusion, "following the holy Fathers, all with one consent Teach men to confess one and the same Son, one Lord Jesus Christ; the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable soul and body; consubstantial with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the manhood; in all things like unto us without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, according to the Manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably (ἐν δύο φύσεσιν ἀσυγχύτως, ἀτρέπτως, ἀδιαιρέτως, ἀχωρίστως γνωριζόμενον ), the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one person and one hypostasis, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son and Only-begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ, as the prophets from the beginning have declared concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself has taught us, and the creed of the holy Fathers has delivered to us. " "Writing, composing, devising, or Teaching any other creed" was declared unlawful, with penalties: "bishops and clergy were to be deposed, monks and laymen anathematized
Inspiration - But the servants of a divine Teacher, who appeared as his witnesses, and professed to be the historians of his life, were bound by their office to give a true record. It appears, however, from the history which they have recorded in the book of Acts, that some farther Teaching was necessary for them, Acts 1. But it is manifest that they had not been acquired by the Apostles during the Teaching of Jesus. They are so adverse to every thing which men educated in Jewish prejudices had learned and had hoped, that they could not be the fruit of their own reflections; and therefore they imply the Teaching of that Spirit who gradually impressed them upon the mind, guiding the Apostles gently, as they were able to follow him, into all the truth connected with the salvation of mankind. He might have been a divine Teacher, and they might have been his Apostles, although he had bestowed none at all. The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall Teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. In conformity to this prayer, so becoming him who was not merely the friend of the Apostles, but the light of the world, is that charge which he gives them immediately before his ascension: "Go ye, therefore, and Teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world," Matthew 28:19-20 ; I am with you alway, not by my bodily presence; for immediately after he was taken out of their sight; but I am with you by the Holy Ghost, whom I am to send upon you not many days hence, and who is to abide with you for ever. These words plainly imply that Christians have no warrant to pay less regard to any thing contained in the epistles than to that which is contained in the Gospels; and Teach us that every doctrine and precept clearly delivered by the Apostles, comes to the Christian world with the same stamp of the divine authority as the words of Jesus, who spake in the name of him that sent him. ...
The Author of our religion having thus made the faith of the Christian world to hang upon the Teaching of the Apostles, gave the most signal manifestation of the fulfilment of that promise which was to qualify them for their office, by the miraculous gifts with which they were endowed on the day of pentecost, and by the abundance of those gifts which the imposition of their hands was to diffuse through the church. Paul, who, being called to be an Apostle after the ascension of Jesus, received the Gospel by immediate revelation from heaven, and was thus put upon a footing with the rest, both as to his designation, which did not proceed from the choice of man, and as to his qualifications, which were imparted, not by human instruction, but by the Teaching of the Author of Christianity. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things which are freely given us of God; which things, also, we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom Teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost Teacheth," 1 Corinthians 2:10 ; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13
Holy Ghost - As therefore the Scriptures declare expressly, that the Spirit proceedeth from the Father; so do they also virtually Teach, that he proceedeth from the Son. It is the form of covenant by which the sacred Three become our one or only God, and we become his people: "Go ye, therefore, and Teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. " Could it be any attribute of God which said this, or could it be the doctrine of the Gospel? Finally, that the Holy Ghost is a person, and not an attribute, is proved by the use of masculine pronouns and relatives in the Greek of the New Testament, in connection with the neuter noun Πνευμα , Spirit, and also by many distinct personal acts being ascribed to him, as, "to come," "to go," "to be sent," "to Teach," "to guide," "to...
comfort," "to make intercession," "to bear witness," "to give gifts," "dividing them to every man as he will," "to be vexed," "grieved," and "quenched
Woman - In an age of women's liberation, modern Bible readers have understandably scrutinized Scripture for its Teachings on gender. Against these prevailing cultures, Jesus' own Teachings and practices stand out as radically liberating. Acts also describes a significant Christian woman Teacher, Priscilla, who with her husband Aquila enabled Apollos to learn and disseminate correct doctrine (18:26). " This means that Paul envisioned women not only as apostles, prophets, and Teachers but speaking in tongues, working miracles, ministering as evangelists, and pastors/shepherds (11:5; 12:8-10; Ephesians 4:11 ), indeed, exercising every other spiritual gift that God may choose to give them. Notwithstanding the overwhelming emphasis on liberation, privilege, freedom, and equality for women that characterizes most of the New Testament Teaching, three passages stand out as implying certain limits on women in church leadership, perhaps analogous to the relationship of wife and husband in the family. Although not immediately germane to the question of church office, the reminder of the relevance of the structure of the family for church life probably provides a foundation for Paul's Teaching in the next two passages below. Here Paul forbids women "to Teach or to have authority over a man" (v. ), it is probable that "teach" and "have authority" are mutually interdefiningPaul is prohibiting "authoritative Teaching
Thecla - They also advised him to bring Paul before Castelius the governor on the charge of Teaching "the new doctrine of the Christians," which (they assured him) would ensure his execution. After relating to him in the house of Hermaeus (or Hermes) the wonderful story of her deliverances she proceeded to Iconium receiving from him the parting charge "Go and Teach (δίδασκε) the word of God. Tertullian refuses to admit the authority of certain writings falsely assuming the name of Paul which some alleged in support of the claim of women to Teach and baptize after "the example of Thecla"; for these (he says) were the production of a certain "presbyter of Asia," who was on his own confession proved to have composed them "through love of Paul" (as he said) and who for this fraud was degraded from the presbyterate. Paul's Teaching her prospects of prosperous marriage, and reckons her near to Elias, John the Baptist, and even the Virgin Mother. Tertullian, writing of a matter on which he was apparently well informed, and which was recent, is surely a competent witness; and his testimony is express, that the author of the Acts was deposed from the presbyterate, not because the Teaching of his book was heretical, but because its narrative was an imposture
Lord's Prayer, the - Words Jesus used to Teach His followers to pray. What follows (Luke 11:2-13 ) is a Teaching on prayer in which the disciples are told what to pray for (Luke 11:2-4 ) and why to pray (Luke 11:5-13 ). ” The accompanying phrase, “as we also have forgiven,” reflects the Jewish Teaching found in Sirach 28:2 : “Forgive the wrong of your neighbor, and then your sins will be forgiven when you pray. ”...
Just as it was a practice of Jewish Teachers to reduce the many commandments to one or two (compare Mark 12:28-34 ), so it was often the case that Jewish Teachers would give synopses of the Eighteen Benedictions (Babylonian Talmud, Berakoth , 29a)
Sol'Omon - (2 Samuel 15:16 ) He would be taught all that priests or Levites or prophets had to Teach
Ezra, Book of - Also Nehemiah's reforms (Ezra 3:1-641 ) seem to have preceded Ezra's Teaching the law and his reforms. ...
Ezra's purpose for going to Jerusalem was “to study the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to Teach the statutes and ordinances in Israel” (Ezra 7:10 NRSV). Ezra's Teaching was needed to give solidity and strength to the Jewish community struggling against pressures to surrender its ethnic and theological identity. These were essential for his Teaching program to implement the law of God in Jerusalem. ...
Ezra's greatest contribution was his Teaching, establishing, and implementing “the book of the law of the Lord” (Nehemiah 9:3 ) among the Jews. He believed in the sacredness and practicality of the Scriptures; he read them to his people and insisted that their Teachings be carried out. God's Word needs skilled Teachers and helpers
Judgment - The predominance of this special aspect of Jesus’ Teaching, selected from among His varied utterances, in this Gospel, may arise from Matthew’s Hebrew predisposition to consider Israel as a people separated from the Gentile world. They are continuous in the religious life, and the principles upon which they are based are found in these Teachings and in the character of Jesus. But the Gospels also Teach that this continuous judgment will culminate in a crisis or Final Judgment
Genesis - First book of the Bible, providing a universal setting for God's revelation and introducing basic biblical Teachings. The constant fact is that Genesis is both a classic piece of literature and the word of God inspired to Teach His people about Him, His plan of redemption, and the nature of the world and people He created. ...
Teachings A brief article can merely list a few of the important Teachings of Genesis
Apostle - 22) speaks of the ideal Cynic Teacher as one "sent by Zeus" to be a messenger of the gods and an "overseer" of human affairs. The Twelve were chosen out of a wider group both to be with Jesus as disciples and to be sent out to preach and Teach as apostles. Such signs and wonders, however, were clearly secondary to the apostolic functions of preaching and Teaching. ...
Apostolic Authority Having direct knowledge of the incarnate Word, and being sent out as authorized agets of the gospel, the apostles provided the authentic interpretation of the life and Teaching of Jesus. Because their witness to Christ was guided by the Spirit ( John 15:26-27 ), the apostles' Teaching was considered normative for the church. Revelation 21:14 ) of the church, and their Teaching became the norm for Christian faith and practice. The deposit of revelation transmitted by the apostles and preserved in its written form in the New Testament thus forms the basis of postapostolic preaching and Teaching in the church
Ascension of Jesus Christ - The Johannine references ( John 3:13 ; 6:62 ; 14:3-4 ; 16:5-7 ; 20:17 ), when taken as a whole, clearly Teach it, as do Hebrews 4:14 ; 6:20 ; and 1 Peter 3:21-22
Imitation - The socialistic reading of Christ’s words—socialism crossed with crazy altruism; anarchistic socialism or socialistic anarchism; extremes meet!—is primarily a wooden way of conceiving Christ’s Teaching, just as imitation is a wooden way of following Christ’s example. Confessing this, we are prepared to learn those further things He has to Teach us about the ways of conformity to His image
Paul's Visit to Jerusalem to See Peter - Then will I Teach transgressors Thy ways. Take back Paul with you, and all the prophecies and all the types of the Old Testament, and all the wonderful works of God in the New Testament,-His Son's sinless conception, His miracles, His Teaching and preaching, His agony in the garden, His death on the Cross, and His resurrection and ascension,-will all fall into their natural and necessary places
City - Jesus, after He had given instructions to the Twelve, departs to preach and to Teach in their cities (Matthew 11:1)
Ave Maria - The feeling was usually called forth by some manifestation of knowledge or power, and deeper even than the impression thus produced by His wonderful Teaching and miraculous works was the trustful consciousness of their being in contact with a personality that was altogether holy and separate from sin. And among those who came into more incidental contact with Him by simple inquiry or importunate need, Nicodemus was attracted by the persuasion that He was a Teacher come from God (John 3:2); an admission to the same effect was made on one occasion by the Pharisees and Herodians (Mark 12:14); the chief priests and scribes were driven to assign a Satanic origin to His unquestionable power (Matthew 12:24); while the Pharisees reached a stage in their controversy with Him after which no man durst ask Him any question (Matthew 22:46, Mark 12:34). All the miracles of Christ, while expressing His pity and love, accentuated this Divine power, and His Teaching bore the distinguishing mark of authority (Matthew 7:29). ...
Thereafter it became the commission of the Church to proclaim and Teach and exemplify how the flesh may in turn become the Word, and every believer be a dwelling-place for the Spirit of Christ
Hopkinsians - " And the Scriptures Teach us, that "no man hateth his own flesh
Reason - If any such contradiction appear, there must be some mistake; by not making a proper use of our reason in the interpretation of the Gospel, we suppose that it contains doctrines which it does not Teach; or we give the name of right reason to some narrow prejudices which deeper reflection, and more enlarged knowledge, will dissipate; or we consider a proposition as implying a contradiction, when, in truth, it is only imperfectly understood
Education in Bible Times - Education may be simply (and narrowly) defined as the process of Teaching and learning, the imparting and acquisition of knowledge and skill(s). Thus, to ensure their prosperity, growth, and longevity as the people of Yahweh, Israel's mandate was one of education—diligently Teaching their children to love God, and to know and obey his statues and ordinances (Deuteronomy 6:1-9 ). Likewise, the New Testament record links the success of the church of Jesus Christ, as a worshiping community of "salt and light" reaching out to a dark world, to the Teaching of sound doctrine (John 13:34-35 ; Ephesians 4:14 ; 1 Timothy 1:10 ; Titus 2:1 ). ...
For the most part the Teaching method was based upon rote learning. In addition to being Teachers and drill masters, parents (in the home) and tutors (in the formal schools) also functioned as mentors and role-models, Teaching by example and lifestyle. Specifically the Teaching-learning process involved disciplined repetition in observation, experiential learning (doing), listening, reciting, and imitating. While the Old Testament emphasizes the role of the father as Teacher, both parents are given charge to train their children (Proverbs 1:8,6:20 ; 31:26 ). Exodus 12:14-28 ), the public reading of the Mosaic law every seventh year (Deuteronomy 31:12-13 ), the covenant renewal enactments (Deuteronomy 29-30 ; Joshua 23-24 ), the annual national festivals/fasts, sabbath worship, historical Teaching memorials, tabernacle/temple architecture and furnishings, the sacrificial system, and priestly dress and liturgical function. Important developments in education during this period included the rise of the synagogue as both a religious and educational institution; the emergence of scribal schools for copying, studying, and interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures; and the establishment of "schools" or academies for the study of the Torah under the tutelage of well-known rabbis or Teachers. , the mentoring relationship of Teacher and disciple), the process of both instilling knowledge and encouraging learning through discovery, and educating through experiential learning. ...
The Teacher Come from God . According to the Gospel records, much of Jesus' public ministry was spent Teaching his disciples, as well as the crowds. Jesus was recognized and acknowledged as a Teacher (or rabbi) by his disciples, the general public, and contemporary Jewish religious leaders, including Nicodemus who identified Jesus as "a Teacher who has come from God" (John 3:2 ). Indeed, Jesus even referred to himself as Teacher on several occasions (Mark 14:14 ; John 13:13 ). ...
The Gospels consistently report that people were astonished or amazed at the Teaching of Jesus (Mark 1:22 ; 11:18 ; Luke 4:32 ). What made Jesus a "master Teacher"? Granted he was God incarnatea unique human being as the Son of Man. And yet, the approach, method, and content utilized by Jesus in his Teaching continue to be paradigmatic for Christian education. ...
By way of approach, for instance, Jesus sometimes initiated the Teaching moment (e. , the Samaritan woman in John 4 ), but many times the learner(s) actually engaged Jesus in a Teaching moment (Nicodemus in John 3 ). Jesus also had the ability to Teach effectively informal educational settings (Mark 12:35 ), or more spontaneously as the need arose or circumstance dictated (Mark 9:33-37 ). ...
Perhaps the best word for describing the method of Jesus' Teaching is "varied. Not only was he forceful, persuasive, and dynamic in his presentation, but the content of his Teaching was rooted in the message of the Old Testament Scripturesthe word of God. More important, he knew well the curriculum he taught and owned it personallyhis life mirrored his Teachingmuch to the chagrin of the hypocrites who challenged him. ...
The Apostles' Teaching . Religious education or instruction in the Christian faith served another important purpose in the New Testament: exposing false Teachers and their subversive doctrines. The Teaching of sound biblical doctrine prevented the individual Christian and the Christian church(es) from being duped by "strange Teachings" (Ephesians 4:14 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:15 ; 1 Timothy 1:3-72 ). Also, the Teaching of apostolic doctrine both fostered Christian discernment of false Teachers and their lies (1 Timothy 6:1-5 ) and authenticated the veracity of the Christian message (1618647357_40 ; 1 Peter 5:12 ). So much so that Paul reminded Titus that sound Teaching shames the critics of Christianity because the doctrine of God is adorned by the lifestyle of "model citizens"believers in Christ trained in godliness (2:6-10). Teaching, along with prophecy and revelation, are identified as those activities that will prove most beneficial for the building up of the church (1 Corinthians 14:6,12 ). Teaching was integral to the apostolic mission as Jesus charged his disciples to take the gospel of the kingdom of God to the nations (Matthew 28:20 ). Early on this Teaching consisted of systematic instruction in the apostles' doctrine (informally? cf. Acts 2:42 ), and the public reading and Teaching of Scripture in corporate worship (1 Timothy 4:13 ). Only through sound Teaching could people come to know the truth and escape the snare of the evil one (2 Timothy 2:24-26 ). ...
Since Teaching was vital to Christian faith, life, and growth, Christ endowed his church with spiritual gifts including the office of pastor-teacher (Ephesians 4:11 ) and the gift of Teaching (Romans 12:7 ; 1Col 14:6,26). Teachers were distinguished as leaders in the church, along with apostles and prophets, from the earliest days of church history (cf. In addition, one of the requirements for the office of bishop or elder in the church was the ability to Teach (1 Timothy 3:2 ; 2 Timothy 2:24 ; Titus 2:9 ). The basic purpose of Christian Teaching according to Paul was godlinessinstruction leading to maturity in Christ (Colossians 1:28 ). ...
The New Testament Teaches us several important pedagogical and theological lessons appropriate for application in contemporary Christian education. Fourth, the content of Jesus' and the apostles' Teaching was essentially ethical; being or character and doing or practice are vitally connected with knowing. For this reason, the apostle Paul reminded his pupil Timothy, "you know all about my Teaching, my way of life continue in what you learned" (2 Timothy 3:10,14 ). Chadwick, Teaching and Learning ; M. Zuck, Teaching as Jesus Taught
Sea - ’ What the writer means to Teach is, that Israel’s passage through the Red Sea was due to the discovery of faith
Apocalyptic - Similarly, but by very different means, the seals visions in Revelation 6 Teach that the decree of God underlies all the chaotic horrors of human experience, including imperial conquest (6:2), war (6:3), violent and premature death (6:7), and the supreme (inexplicable?) injustice of being murdered for loyalty to the Creator (6:9-11)
Sin - Satan introduced sin when he beguiled Eve, but the Bible does not Teach that sin had its origin with him either
Sabbath - The Levites were dispersed throughout Israel to take advantage of these convocations, and in them "teach Israel God's law" (Deuteronomy 33:10). In later times people resorted to prophets and Teachers to hear the Old Testament read and expounded, and after the captivity to synagogues (2 Kings 4:23; Luke 4:15-16; 1618647357_2; Acts 13:27; Acts 15:21)
Simeon - " His mentioning his original name accords with his design in 2 Peter, to warn against coming false Teachers (2 Peter 2) by setting forth the true "knowledge" of Christ on the testimony of the original apostolic eye witnesses like himself. His case shows that the apostles could not always infallibly read motives, and that the grace symbolized in baptism is not indifferently conferred on all as Romanists Teach giving sacraments a magic power as if they could profit without faith
Versions of the Scripture, Ancient - They began to Teach the Christian religion to the Abyssinians, and a place was set apart for the worship of the true God
Angel - Nothing is more frequent in Scripture than the missions and appearances of good and bad angels, whom God employed to declare his will; to correct, Teach, reprove, and comfort
Elisha - Elisha, to Teach him humility as the first step to any favor from God, sent a messenger, instead of coming in person to the door: "Go, wash in Jordan seven times. The mode of cure was wisely designed to Teach him to unlearn his false ideas of greatness. God Teaches His children to trust Him in small as in greater difficulties
Teaching of Jesus - TEACHING OF JESUS. , What sort of ‘knowledge’ did Jesus Himself offer to men, and how is it related to human knowledge in general and to man’s religious consciousness as such? Some suggestions towards a true answer may be gained from a study of the terms found in our Gospels as used in this connexion, such as ‘know,’ ‘knowledge,’ ‘teach,’ ‘teaching,’ ‘teacher,’ ‘mystery,’ in the light of their originals, Aramaic and Greek. ’ Corresponding to the ethical quality of the knowledge acquired by growing personal receptivity, is the nature of the ‘teaching’*
The idea of the Kingdom necessarily determines the sense and emphasis given to ‘repentance’ in relation to it; and as ‘righteousness’ meant to Jesus something very different from what it did on John’s lips, so with their respective Teaching as to ‘the Kingdom. Then as ‘teaching,’ He gave knowledge of the laws and principles of the coming era of the Father’s realized sovereignty. Relying on this Teaching and obeying its precepts, the man who accepted the ‘preaching’ of the Kingdom as at hand was assured of participation therein when it arrived. Of such ‘teaching’ the Sermon on the Mount is the summarized expression (Matthew 7:28 f. But the same knowledge was also given less fully and formally, in occasional and piecemeal fashion, in the ‘teaching’ Jesus was wont in His earlier ministry to give at the Sabbath services in synagogues of Galilee, in close connexion with the reading of the Law and its regular exposition (Mark 1:21; Mark 6:2, Luke 4:15; cf. Its main subject ‘would seem to have been the nature of the Kingdom and the character required in its members (Sanday), treated in the light of the Fatherhood of God...
At first, moreover, His own Person formed no part of His explicit Teaching. It was only as criticism and challenge forced Him to fall back upon His ultimate and inner credentials, that He referred explicitly to His mysteriously unique experience of Sonship to the Father as the ground of the revelation He imparted in His Teaching—particularly as to the Divine Fatherhood which lay at the heart of that Teaching (Matthew 11:25 ff. ...
In this we get some insight into one of the most significant features of Christ’s Teaching, viz. His was the experimental method of religious knowledge, to a degree surpassing all other Teachers. This fact comes out in several connexions,*
Such seems the philosophy of Christ’s parabolic Teaching, when we regard the trend of this fundamental section and the general effect of His Teaching in the Gospels
Sin - The Scripture point of view is predominantly, if not exclusively, universal objectivity and not individual subjectivity; and unless we recognize this we shall fail to understand the apostolic Teaching. Paul’s Teaching. of Christ and the Gospels deals with the Teaching of Jesus, we are here strictly con fined to the apostolic Teaching; and we must obviously begin with St. Paul was echoing the Teaching not only of the OT and of Jesus Himself (Matthew 11:22; Matthew 23:37; Matthew 23:39) but of the universal human conscience, confirmed by the course of human history. Paul Teaches that all men are involved in the penalty of Adam’s transgression, for ‘death passed unto all men’ (Romans 5:12), but he does not Teach that all men are held guilty of Adam’s transgression; for (a) by a surprising change of construction and discontinuity of thought he affirms as the reason for the universality of death the actual transgression of all men ‘for that all sinned,’ and (b) he guards himself against the charge of imputing guilt when there is no conscious and voluntary transgression, by affirming that ‘sin is not imputed when there is no law’ (Romans 5:13). Paul conceive that connexion? It has usually been taken for granted that he Teaches that by Adam’s transgression human nature was itself infected, and that from him there descends to all men a sinful disposition. In view, however, of his Teaching about the ‘flesh,’ it is more probable that he did regard human nature as corrupted and perverted; and, in the absence of any other explanation, we seem warranted in assuming that he did connect this fact with the Fall. Later theology blurred this distinction in Teaching ‘original sin’ in both sense. Thus he does not Teach total depravity as an inheritance. Paul undoubtedly Teaches that death is the penalty of sin (Romans 5:12). John’s Teaching. James’s Teaching
Announcements of Death - Hence, before Jesus began to Teach men, He had already wrestled with His Messianic destiny and chosen the path that led to the cross. If the Teacher of Israel could not apprehend these aspects of what took place in the kingdom on earth, now could he lay hold of the purposes of God in heaven (John 3:12) about the work of the kingdom? One of the chief of these ‘heavenly things’ is the necessity of the death of Christ for the sin of the world. Mark (Mark 8:31) also says that ‘he began to Teach them. ’ Clearly, then, this was an epoch in the Teaching of Jesus concerning His death. The specific Teaching concerning His death follows, therefore, the searching test of their fidelity to Him as the Messiah. Strangely enough, on this very night the rulers were in conference, and had decided, owing to the popularity of Jesus with the multitude at the feast, as shown by the triumphal entry and the temple Teaching, to postpone the effort to kill Him till after the feast (Matthew 26:3-5)
Zechariah, Book of - 7, 8), Zechariah is led by a question concerning fasting to Teach that the fasts which have been kept in the years of exile are to be changed into joyous feasts. Rather than fast they should observe the Teachings of the earlier prophets concerning justice and mercy
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The clean/unclean system divided animals, people, and land into three categories to Teach separation from the Gentiles. Thus the food laws symbolically reinforced Teaching elsewhere that Israel was a "holy nation" (Exodus 19:6 ) set apart from all others, and promoted practical holiness by discouraging table fellowship with the Canaanites whose diet would ordinarily include the pig and other "unclean" foods (Leviticus 20:25-26 ), as modern kosher laws have helped maintain the Jewish race as a separate people
the Unprofitable Servant - Their Master was Teaching and training the twelve by everything that happened every day to Him and to them. In order to Teach and to train the twelve for their fast-coming work, their Master found tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and this great lesson in Bartholomew's ploughman-waiter
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Theological Teaching In Exodus Israel learned the basic nature of God and His salvation. God instructs His people to remember, celebrate, and Teach His mighty salvation (Exodus 13:1-16 ). God's people must have effective Teaching and administrative leadership (Exodus 18:13-27 )
Levites - The Levites acted as Teachers and scribes of the law, and chroniclers of their times. It is the peculiarity of the Mosaic system, as distinguished from pagan systems, that the Levites, the ministers of religion, not merely performed religious rites, but without vows of celibacy, freely intermarrying with the other tribes, were dispersed among the nation to Teach moral and religious truths to all, of whom they formed the twelfth part (Joshua 3:3)
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For the writer of Chronicles and Ezra gives no details of Jehoiachin or Zedekiah, or what occurred in Judah after the temple was burnt; but only dwells on the spiritual lessons which Jerusalem's overthrow Teaches, and proceeds at once to the return from Babylon. Jehoshaphat's garrisoning the cities of Judah and of Ephraim; removal of high places and groves; sending his princes and Levites throughout the land to Teach the people in "the book of the law of the Lord" (2 Chronicles 17-18); reproval by Jehu, son of Hanani the seer, and by Eliezer, son of Dodavah of Mareshah, for his alliance with the ungodly kings of Israel; instructions to the judges; victory over the vast, allied forces of Ammon and Moeb (2 Chronicles 19-20)
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 . prophets, Teachers, elders, or a presbytery, as in Acts 13:1
Zebedee - —Although our Lord’s Teaching was for the most part given in the tribe of Naphtali, the land of Zebulun takes precedence not only in the prophecy (Matthew 4:15), but also in historical sequence, and it is equally important for a knowledge of the Gospels. The flowers of Nazareth had fostered His love of Nature, the operations in its fields and the products of its gardens were to be used to Teach lessons for eternity
Lord's Supper, the - This is clearly what the Synoptic Gospels Teach. ...
The Teaching of Paul . The apostle's Teaching on the Lord's Supper is found not only in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 , but also in other parts of the epistle. ...
The Teaching in John's Gospels . (Some scholars see the latter as an addition by a redactor, but the passage can also be seen as a natural climax to the Teaching on the bread of life
Providence of God - This should call us to faith and trust in him and Teach us to obey him, whether we discern what God intends or not
Invitation - —The method of public Teaching adopted by our Lord being exclusively oral, it was necessary that two features difficult to combine should be prominent in the form of His instruction,—an immediate impression, and a firm grip on the memory. It made an instant appeal to the sympathies of His audience; it brought spiritual realities within reach of the intelligence of the humblest and most ordinary people, and it predisposed them to receive His message willingly; and, as the similes and illustrations in which He clothed His Teaching represented recurrent facts and exigencies in their lives, it helped to drive home deep into their memory the lessons which He taught, and to bring them back frequently to their recollection. In this way the method of His Teaching helped to perpetuate its substance till the time when it took a written form. Thus the human side of Christ’s Teaching forms an ideal channel for its Divine contents. ...
When we pass from the form to the substance of the Teaching, which represents the gospel as an invitation, the simile is further justified by its appropriateness and its beauty. It emphasizes the bright and genial aspects of religion, which shine with so clear a lustre in the Teaching of Jesus. In the Teaching of Jesus there is nothing of this mischievous tendency. ’ Jesus in the ‘parables of grace’ Teaches us that the gospel contains something infinitely precious which is given to us, but which we could never deserve or buy. In not a few it is clearly the pivot on which the Teaching turns. ...
When we turn from the Teaching to the practice of Christ, the same attitude of appeal and invitation is manifested, and the same spirit of loyal and worthy acceptance is expected in turn. —Wendt, Teach
Hardening - Their Teaching is not fatalistic, for fatalism is the assertion of a superhuman activity which leaves no room for moral freedom. All the prophets and prophetic writers, among whom J and E may be included, accentuate moral obligation; they regard virtuous and vicious acts as originating in the human will; their whole Teaching is based on the conviction that men and nations deserve rewards or punishments, and are in a real sense the authors of their own destiny. , Ironically, expressing the bitter feeling of one conscious that his best efforts to Teach his countrymen would often end in failure, and in his bitterness representing himself as sent to stop ears and blind eyes. Such utterances are not to be taken as deliberate dogmatic Teaching. ...
It is certain that in his general Teaching St. 4) Teaches that ‘God leads astray whom He will and leads aright whom He will; He is the Powerful, the wise,’ the God revealed by Jesus Christ ‘wishes not that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance’ (2 Peter 3:9)
Epicureans - Paul’s Teaching must have been antagonistic to theirs seems obvious. Two of his Teachers were Nausiphanes, a disciple of Democritus, and Pamphilus, a Platonist. He claims to have been his own Teacher, and this is true to the extent that he rejected the prevalent philosophies of his time and turned to such predecessors as Democritus, Anaxagoras, and Archelaus. It was at Mitylene that he began to Teach philosophy, and at Lamp-sacus his position as the head of a school was recognized. Teaching. This misfortune is probably due to the Teacher’s habit of summarizing his system so that the disciples might commit it to memory. Nevertheless, the main outlines of his Teaching are clear enough, though on important details uncertainty prevails. His theoretical Teaching treated of Man and the Universe (his Physics); his practical Teaching used the knowledge so gained for the regulation of human conduct (his Ethics). His Teaching being frankly materialistic, Epicurus naturally disbelieved in immortality
Games - ‘no member of the Christian Church was allowed to be an actor or gladiator, to Teach acting, or to attend the theatre’ (A
Heracleon, a Gnostic - This would not be inconsistent with his having been personally instructed by Valentinus, who continued to Teach as late as 160, and would allow time for Heracleon to have gained celebrity before Clement wrote, one of whose references to Heracleon is in what was probably one of his earliest works
Samuel, First Book of - Nothing could Teach Saul wisdom — to let God's anointed one alone: it is thus that man cannot bear to be superseded by Christ
Matthew - For, never once did our Lord sit down on a mountain side or on a sea-shore to Teach His disciples; never once did He enter a synagogue and take up the Prophets or the Psalmists to preach; never once did He talk at any length by the way, that Matthew was not instantly at His side
Elijah - Samuel's wisdom and sweetness and absolute heavenly-mindedness never came out more than in his solitary and superseded old age, when he counselled and comforted the people, and said, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will still Teach you the good and the right way
Nimrod - All true moralists, all true logicians, all true Teachers of rhetoric, unite to tell us and to testify to us that we all deceive and damage both ourselves and our neighbours and the truth every day by our words; by our misuse and our abuse of words. But, unless we are early and well-taught, and unless we continually watch and Teach ourselves, we shall become the complete slaves of our own instruments, and our carriages shall run away with us continually
Eternity - Our own observation and experience Teach us how to apply it to ourselves
Chronicles, Books of - Ezra, the author of 1,2Chronicles according to tradition, prepared his heart to understand, to keep, and to Teach in Israel the law of the Lord (Ezra 7:10 ). 1,2Chronicles is an excellent example of Teaching the law of the Lord in Israel
Prayer - In this deepest Teaching of Paul we are led to associate with the work of the Spirit within the intercession of the Son at the Right Hand (Romans 8:34). Knowledge and power are the keynotes in the second prayer, in which there is remarkable social Teaching. As each individual is strengthened, the life of the whole community will be uplifted by the Spirit of the Father from whom every fatherhood is named, and who has sent the Christ to Teach love as ‘the characteristic virtue both of the historic Person and of the ideal State’ (Chadwick, Pastoral Teaching of St. It follows that the hearing of prayer, which Teaches obedience, is not so much the granting of a specific petition, which is assumed by the petitioner to be the way to the end desired, but the assurance that what is granted does most effectively lead to the end. , and that they represent quite faithfully the general tenor of the Teaching of the Apostolic Church on the Future State. Chadwick, The Pastoral Teaching of St
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Likewise in the new era introduced through Jesus Christ, no one is saved through keeping moral instructions, whether those instructions come from the law of Moses, the Teachings of Jesus or the writings of the early Christian leaders. ...
Ethical Teachings of Jesus...
The foundation of Christian ethics is not what men and women themselves might choose to do, but what God through Christ has already done. Jesus was not primarily a Teacher of ethics who showed people how to live a better life, but a Saviour who died and rose again to give repentant sinners an entirely new life (Romans 6:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:15; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Peter 1:18-23; 1 Peter 4:1). ...
Jesus’ Teaching must therefore be understood in relation to his mission. ...
Neither did Jesus present his Teaching in the form of regulations applicable to all people in all circumstances, as if it were the law-code of a civil government. The Teaching of Jesus never goes out of date (John 14:15-17; John 16:13-15). They will want to obey his Teachings (John 14:15; John 15:4; John 15:10; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Peter 1:14-160; Matthew 5:21-22). ...
Applying Christian ethics to society...
Christian ethical Teaching is aimed, first of all, not at making society Christian, but at making Christians more Christlike. Although Christian faith does not in itself make people experts on economics, politics or sociology, it does Teach them moral values by which they can assess a government’s actions (Romans 13:1-7; see GOVERNMENT)
Moravians - Deacons are assistants to the Presbyters, much in the same way as in the Church of England; and in the Brethren's churches, deaconesses are retained for the purpose of privately admonishing their own sex, and visiting them in their sickness; but though they are solemnly blessed to this office, they are not permitted to Teach in public, and far less to administer the sacraments. They are all of one mind as to the doctrines they Teach, and seldom make an attempt where there are not half a dozen of them in the mission. ...
Since that time to the year 1792 the brethren did not cease to make application to the Dutch government for leave to send missionaries to the Cape, especially as they heard that the small Hottentot congregation had kept together for some time, in earnest expectation of the return of their beloved Teacher
Vicarious Sacrifice - These passages have generally been held to Teach vicarious sacrifice; but just how the words are to be understood, in what sense the sufferings of Jesus were vicarious, whether we are to consider the terms to mean ‘in behalf of,’ or ‘in the place of,’ whether the vicarious sacrifice was made in the interests of God (Satisfaction theories), or of men (Moral and Sympathy theories), or both (Mediation theories)—these questions have constituted some of the most disputed problems of theology, and have been the ground on which have been developed diverse conceptions which for hundreds of years have agitated the Church. To determine in which sense the words are to be understood, that they may reveal to us the true Teachings of Scripture, it is necessary to make a careful study of those passages which they are used to sum up or represent. (5) Some texts used singly seem to Teach what other texts contradict, showing that they are loose statements, not to be taken with logical exactness; or that they represent phases of a doctrine and not the whole of it, or that they are metaphorical. The Teachings of Jesus in the Synoptics. —Our first source of information concerning the way we are to understand the vicarious sacrifice of Jesus must be His own Teachings. Paul, as if the human Teacher were a clearer witness than He who was Himself the revelation. ’ The law of righteousness, fundamental in His Kingdom, would, He knew, cut across the self-interests of men, as well as the conservatism of the Rabbinical Teachers of the day. ’ The correct interpretation of this passage is most important, for it is much emphasized by those who seek to find in Jesus’ Teaching an expiatory reference. But what is the bondage? Taking Jesus’ other Teachings into account, we cannot doubt that it is bondage to selfishness and sin, such selfishness and world-spirit as James and John had just shown. That the thought of a vicarious satisfaction offered to God is not intended, is rendered clear by the fact that such an interpretation would contradict the whole tendency of the Teachings of Jesus, who constantly emphasized the free grace of God as ready to forgive every repentant sinner. ’...
We conclude, therefore, that we do not find in the Synoptics any Teaching which warrants the theological deduction often made, that the vicarious sacrifice of Christ is an offering made to satisfy the justice of God, propitiate Him in the sense of removing His displeasure, or secure the remission of sins by removing objective obstacles to the free movement of God’s grace. It contains the following Teaching: (1) That the vicarious sacrifice of Christ originated in the love of God
Polycarp - Irenaeus remembers Polycarp very clearly; he can describe the very place in which the blessed Polycarp used to sit when he discoursed, how he came in and went out, his personal appearance, the speeches that he addressed to the Christian community, how he would describe his intercourse with John and with the rest who had seen the Lord (τὴν μετὰ Ἰωάννου συναναστροφὴν … καὶ μετὰ τῶν ἑορακότων τὸν κύριον), how he recalled their words and the things that he had heard them relate concerning the Lord, His miracles, and His Teaching, how Polycarp had received all that from eye-witnesses of the Word of life. Irenaeus affirms that he has neither lost nor given up any of the Teaching of Polycarp, and that, if Polycarp were still alive and heard the things that Florinus Teaches, he would stop his ears, as he did before, and say, as he often said: ‘O good God, for what times hast thou kept me that I should bear all this?’ Irenaeus adds as confirmation that ‘the letters which Polycarp sent to the neighbouring churches to strengthen them, and to certain brothers to warn them and arouse them, show it clearly. 400), began to shout: ‘This is the Teacher of Asia (οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ τῆς Ἀσίας διδάσκαλος), the father of the Christians, the puller down of our gods, who Teacheth numbers not to sacrifice nor worship!’ Notice the expression ὁ πατὴρ τῶν Χριστιανῶν to denote the bishop. Thus died ‘the glorious martyr, Polycarp, who was found an apostolic and prophetic Teacher (διδάσκαλος ἀποστολικὸς καὶ προφητικός), bishop of the holy Catholic Church which is in Smyrna (ἐπίσκοπος τῆς ἐν Σμύρνῃ καθολικῆς ἐκκλησίας). 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. … For this cause therefore, brethren, we praise not those who deliver themselves up, since the Gospel doth not so Teach us
Monophysitism - The cruel persecution of Nestorius himself (who, though he undoubtedly went too far in some of his statements, was willing to qualify many of them), the harsh treatment of the learned and holy Theodoret, and the forcible suppression of the Teaching of the Syrian school, produced great indignation, and when the emperor Theodosius II. John of Antioch informed the latter that the Syrian bishops would rather be burned than condemn their great Teacher Theodore. Dioscorus was convicted of having suppressed Leo's letter to Flavian at the "Robber Synod"; he was deposed; the bishops deposed by him—Theodoret and Ibas among them—were reinstated; and Leo's letter to Flavian accepted by the council amid loud shouts of "Peter has spoken by Leo; Cyril and Leo Teach alike. "The Catholic church," he goes on to say, "could not Teach the Humanity of Christ apart from His true Divinity, nor His Divinity without His true Humanity" (Letter to Flavian , c. All he had to do was to lay down the particular propositions which, when enunciated by too daring theologians, were in plain conflict with the express Teaching of God's Word, and must therefore tend to mislead mankind on points essential to their salvation
Papias - But, whatever his mental calibre, Papias’ importance lies rather in his endeavour to keep in touch with historical witness, as far as possible first-hand witness, to the true or original meaning of the Lord’s own Teaching. A man so situated, and with a passion for first-hand information as to Christ’s Teaching, had special chances of intercourse with such disciples of the first generation (‘elders’ he calls them) as visited or worked in Asia, so far as his youth or early manhood overlapped their later years. In this way he is able to set aside rival forms of certain sayings to those on which, as standing in the Greek Matthew, he bases his own exposition of the Lord’s Teaching. But what guarantee can he offer that his own exegesis of their meaning is preferable to that of other Christian Teachers about him, abler perhaps than himself? This is the question to which the chief citation made by Eusebius is a reply. For I used not to delight, like the many, in those wont to have so much to say (by way of comment), but in those wont to Teach things that are true; nor yet in those accustomed to bear in mind the precepts of other masters (τὰς ἀλλοτρία; ἐντολάς), but in those (wont to bear in mind) such as have been given once for all from the Lord to faith and reach (us) from the Truth itself as source (ἀπʼ αὐτῆς παραγινομένας [8] and false Teachings, and turn unto the message which was delivered unto us from the beginning. Here we get the idea of safety in close adherence to the injunctions (ἑντολαί) of Christ and His Apostles, or ‘the message which was delivered’ by them ‘from the beginning,’ in contrast to ‘false Teachings’ by which ‘the many’ were apt, in love of empty talk, to be led into error, especially through perverse interpretations of ‘the Oracles of the Lord. At that time, not the form but the substance of Christ’s Teaching, whether oral or written, was still the prime matter. ad Philippians 2, ‘remembering what things the Lord said when Teaching’). Both it and the Oxyrhynehus Gospel—fragments of which have been found by Grenfell and Hunt—teach us not only that Christ’s sayings were the most prized part of the Gospel tradition, but also how strong were the tendencies at work making for ehange in their meaning and even wording. They show how needful something like a standard exegesis, based on knowledge of the original historical sense, was becoming to the genuine transmission of Christ’s own Teaching, if it was not to be sublimated away in terms of Greek idealism and Oriental mysticism. Such a consummation was averted only by strenuous insistence on the part of the local Church leaders, that every care was to be taken to keep in touch with the historic meaning of the Lord’s earthly Teaching, as certified by Gospels historically known to be of Apostolie or quasi-Apostolic authorship, and expounded in the first instance by the aid of continuous local tradition going back to similar sources. —and varying as between Syria and Rome, Asia Minor and Egypt—gradually sifted out; until by the close of the century, and a good deal earlier in some places, our four authentie Gospels emerged as the Church’s standard, or Canon, of the Lord’s own Teaching and its true significance
Destroy, Destruction - They were to be removed so they would not Teach them "to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods" (Deuteronomy 20:18 )
Jesus, Life And Ministry of - Jesus apparently used this story out of His personal experience to Teach His disciples that they too must “live. In Teaching the crowds that gathered around Him, He did not hesitate to say boldly, “Ye have heard that it was said
Luke, the Gospel According to - Ancient testimony assures us that Paul's Teaching formed the substratum of Luke's Gospel (the Muratorian Fragment; Irenaeus, Haer. ...
Alford rejects ancient testimony that Paul's Teaching constitutes the substance of Luke's Gospel, on the grounds that the evangelist asserts that his Gospel is drawn from those who "from the beginning" were eye witnesses of Christ's ministry, among whom Paul cannot be reckoned. Haer) says his Teacher Cerdon received the Gospel of Luke alone. There are eight such instances: Luke 3:21, "Jesus praying, the heaven was opened" at His baptism; Luke 5:16, "in the wilderness"; Luke 6:12, "continued all night in prayer to God before ordaining the twelve; Luke 9:18, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him, and He asked whom say the people that I am?" Luke 9:28 Luke 9:29, at the transfiguration, "He went up into a mountain to pray, and as He prayed the fashion of His countenance was altered;" Luke 11:1, "as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased one of His disciples said (struck with the holy earnestness of His tone, words, and gestures), Lord Teach us to pray" (Luke 22:32; Luke 22:41-42; Luke 22:44-46; Luke 23:46)
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They are said to be holy or sacred on account of the sacred doctrines which they Teach; and they are termed canonical, because, when their number and authenticity were ascertained, their names were inserted in ecclesiastical canons, to distinguish them from other books, which, being of no authority, were kept out of sight, and therefore styled apocryphal
Time, Meaning of - The chronological sequence of life and its significance in biblical Teaching. Genesis Teaches that this is intended to keep people from seizing immortality and becoming like God (Genesis 3:22 ), to limit a person's lifetime in order to restrain and order the penchant for self-exaltation and violence (Genesis 6:3 ; Genesis 11:6 ). Psalm 90:1 , which measures mankind's brief life (Psalm 90:9-10 ) against God's eternity (Psalm 90:2 ,Psalms 90:2,90:4 ), prays that God will do two things: (1) “teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart” (Psalm 90:12 NRSV) and (2) “make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us, and as many years as we have seen evil” ( Psalm 90:15 NRSV). The Bible Teaches that people, man are free to act—but always they are called to act in accordance with God's revealed law
Flood, the - Three major positions are taken: (1) the traditional, which asserts the universal, worldwide, nature of the deluge; (2) limited flood theories, which narrow the scope of the flood story to a particular geographical location in Mesopotamia; and (3) nonliteral (symbolic) interpretation, which suggests that the flood story is a nonhistorical account written to Teach theological truth
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The general Teaching of Genesis 10 is that the nations N. ...
This is his superiority to brutes; hence to mature Adam's intellectual powers and to Teach him the use of language God brought the animals to him to name (Genesis 2:19-20)
Unconscious Faith - There were times when the Lord Jesus put this point of view into express Teaching with more of generality. At all events when ‘he called to him a little child and set him in the midst’ (Matthew 18:2), bidding His disciples ‘become as little children,’ no characteristic of childhood can have counted for so much in His mind as the spontaneous readiness to trust without limit where love is, which at the same time makes a child so wonderfully Teachable, and gives it charm too apt to he robbed by increasing years. Inasmuch as the eternal belongs to no one epoch more than another, the Teaching of the prophets was bound to find its realization in after times so far as it concerned itself with the real principles and laws of spiritual life; and to this extent it was predictive in what concerned ‘the deep things of God. This is not, indeed, universalism, for it does not anticipate the ultimate judgment of God; but it does Teach that it is God’s will ‘that all men should be saved and come to a knowledge of truth’; and it Teaches that this is through faith—conscious or unconscious—in ‘one mediator between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom on behalf of all, the testimony being appointed for its proper seasons’ (1 Timothy 2:4; 1 Timothy 2:6)
Luke, Gospel of - The Book of Acts forms the sequel to Luke, with the author explaining in Acts that Luke dealt with “all that Jesus began both to do and Teach, until the day in which he was taken up” (Acts 1:1-2 ; See Acts ). The apostle is seen preaching and Teaching in Rome openly without hindrance as Acts draws to a close. Luke's Purpose: Certainty in Christian Teaching (Luke 1:1-4 ). Jesus revealed messianic power in Teaching and healing (Luke 4:31-37 ). Disciples are those who learn and follow Jesus' Teachings (Luke 8:4-21 ). A disciple's top priority is learning the Master's Teaching (Luke 10:38-42 )
Priest, Priesthood - They were to accomplish this by Teaching the people the laws of purity (Leviticus 11:46 ; 12:7 ; 13:59 ; 14:57 ; 15:32 ) and by functioning as the regulators of certain aspects of the society based on those rules. " The next verse introduces the matter of administration of the Mosaic law: "you must Teach the Israelites all the decrees the Lord has given them through Moses" (10:11)
Wages - Micah laments that Judah's "leaders judge for a bribe, her priests Teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money" (3:11). The fact that all receive the same wage Teaches that it is a privilege even to work for God. Teaching elders in the churches are to be paid since "the worker deserves his wages" (1 Timothy 5:17-18 ). ...
This practical and sober Teaching is balanced by exhilarating good news
Adam (1) - "He did not begin with names, but with the power of naming; for man is not a mere speaking machine; God did not Teach him words, as a parrot, from without, but gave him a capacity, and then evoked the capacity which He gave
Kenosis - ‘The Kenotic theories are commendable as attempts to do justice to the historical personality of Jesus, while assuming the ecclesiastical dogma; but are unsatisfactory in putting an undue strain on the passages in the New Testament which are supposed to Teach the doctrine, and in venturing on bold assertions about the constitution of deity, which go far beyond the compass of our intelligence in these high matters’ (The Ritschlian Theology, p. ]'>[5] ; Gifford, The Incarnation; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, on the various passages quoted; Stalker, Christology of Jesus
Abraham - Ishmael's expulsion, though painful to the father who clung to him (Genesis 17:18), was needed to Teach Abraham that all ties must give way to the one great end
Church Government - These derived their authority from the Spirit (Acts 20:28), but they did not necessarily possess the gift of prophecy or even of Teaching. While it lasted, it supplied Teachers, not rulers. These Gentile churches have gifted persons who take the lead in public worship, ‘apostles, prophets, and Teachers’ (1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 9:4-14; cf. But here again these guides, like the ‘apostles, prophets, and Teachers,’ seem to owe their appointment to personal qualities. The difference is that they guide and admonish rather than Teach. But no strict line would be drawn between leading and Teaching. There is a fast and a solemn service conducted by prophets and Teachers at Antioch. There is another fast and service, and then the two are separated by the laying on of the hands of the other prophets and Teachers. When Christians were told not to take their disputes into Roman civil courts (1 Corinthians 6), that involved the growth of Christian civil law, which the permanent officials had to administer; and here the influence of Roman legislation came in to develop what was derived from Christ’s Teaching and that of the OT
the Merchant Man Who Sold All That he Had And Bought the Pearl of Great Price - All our doctrines also of whatever kind; doctrines of science, of politics, of letters, of art, of theology, of morals-all are sound and safe for a man to go by himself, and to Teach his children to go by, only in the measure that Jesus Christ is in them
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - " And, with many mistakes, and with many shortcomings, this ruling and Teaching elder of Ephesus has not been wholly unmindful of his ordination vows. And that because he knows quite well that there is nothing for him to do in the whole of heaven for one moment to be compared with the daily round on this earth of a minister, or an elder, or a deacon, or a collector, or a Sabbath-school Teacher. Restore once more to me the joy of Thy salvation, then will I Teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners shall be converted to Thee
Prayer - Yet "the Spirit helpeth our infirmities," and Jesus Teaches us by the Lord's prayer how to pray (Luke 11). None prayed so often as Jesus; early in the morning "a great while before day" (Mark 1:35), "all the night" (Luke 6:12), in Gethsemane with an "agony" that drew from Him "sweat as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground" (Luke 22:44); "when He was being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened" (Luke 3:21); "as He prayed" He was transfigured (Nehemiah 9:5-386); "as He was praying in a certain place" (Luke 11:1) one disciple struck by His prayer said, "Lord Teach us to pray as John also taught his disciples" (Luke 11:1) (an interesting fact here only recorded)
Independents - They were also much more attentive than the Brownists in keeping on foot a regular ministry in their communities; for, while the latter allowed promisquously all ranks and orders of men to Teach in public, the Independents had, and still have, a certain number of ministers, chosen respectively by the congregations where they are fixed; nor is it common for any person among them to speak in public before he has submitted to a proper examination of his capacity and talents, and been approved of by the heads of the congregation. Many of the Independents reject the use of all creeds and confessions draws up by fallible men, though they require of their Teachers a declaration of their belief in the Gospel and its various doctrines, and their adherence to the Scriptures as the sole standard of faith and practice
Apocrypha - The book clearly Teaches a resurrection of the body, at least for the righteous. It is more concerned to Teach lessons than to record history. Its moral content is low, for it Teaches that the end justifies the means. This writing presents the Greek concept of immortality rather than the biblical Teaching of resurrection
Judas - " (Luke 13:26-27) Indeed, may we not go farther, and suppose, that from this very appointment the Lord intended special good to his people? Was it not in effect saying, that if in the instance of the Lord Jesus himself a Judas is permitted, yea, appointed to attend his person, can it be wondered at in the minglings up of life, that his people should be so exercised? If in the college of apostles, out of twelve persons one should be a devil, can his people complain that they are sometimes called "to dwell with Mesech, and to have their habitation among the tents of Kedar?" Did Jesus, the Lord of life and glory, who might have commanded twelve legions of angels to attend him, permit, yea, even appoint a known devil to be his servant, to be with him in his miracles and his ministry, yea, to be one of the party at his farewell super-and what doth the meek and gentle Saviour Teach thereby all his tried ones upon earth but this, that in their intercourse with the graceless they are to call to mind the unequalled humblings of Jesus in such instances
John the Baptist - I will preach repentance, and He will Teach you to preach pardon
Fall of Man - Taken in its natural and obvious sense, along with the comments of the subsequent Scriptures, it Teaches the doctrines of the existence of an evil, tempting, invisible spirit, going about seeking whom he may deceive and devour; of the introduction of moral corruptness into human nature, which has been transmitted to all men; and is connected also with the doctrine of a vicarious atonement for sin; and wherever the fundamental truths of the Christian system are denied, attempts will be made so to interpret this part of the Mosaic history as to obscure the testimony which it gives to them, either explicitly, or by just induction. Thus we have been taught, that this account was intended to Teach the evil of yielding to the violence of appetite and to its control over reason; or the introduction of vice in conjunction with knowledge and the artificial refinements of society; or the necessity of keeping the great mass of mankind from acquiring too great a degree of knowledge, as being hurtful to society; or to consider it as another version of the story of the golden age, and its being succeeded by times more vicious and miserable; or as designed, enigmatically, to account for the origin of evil, or of mankind
Mediator - He is the Prophet who came to Teach us the extent and danger of our offences, and the means which God had appointed for their remission
Take - We observe that take and Teach are radically the same word
Prosper, Saint, a Native of Aquitaine - —The longest is the poem de Ingratis, a term by which he describes those who Teach erroneous doctrine about grace, viz
Apostles - The many references made to the Apostles correspond exactly to the position they held; the Gospels are so much occupied with them only because Jesus Himself was constantly occupied with them, not the least of the tasks of His life being to Teach and train them to understand His mind and heart, and to transmit to others a correct representation of what He was and said and did. Their chief, their supreme duty, was to bear witness to Him: to Teach the world how He lived, what He said, what He wrought (John 17:18, Acts 1:8). The Apostles differ from, far more than they agree with, the disciples of any thinker or Teacher. They were pious men belonging to the people, full of the plain sense and judgment which mark the common man: slow to learn, but Teachable; free from social prejudices; untrammelled by any fixed systems of thought; with keen eyes for character; anxious to win the favour of Jesus
Baptism - The Teaching and acceptance of the truth stands first; the sealing of belief in it by baptism comes next not vice versa. ...
"Go ye, Teach (or make disciples), baptizing," etc
Mediation Mediator - While no formal discussion of these matters occurs here, one cannot ignore the importance of a full knowledge of the OT Teaching and the possible influence of the philosophy and religion of the Graeco-Roman world upon the minds of the apostolic Teachers of Christianity. It is hardly likely, however, that Jesus Himself felt the influence of this non-Jewish Teaching. ), but he does not Teach that the ordinances impart the new life in Christ
Law - It distinguished clean from unclean foods, to Teach men to choose moral good and reject evil
Woman - ...
What the Old Testament Teaches About Woman The Old Testament shows woman in at least two lights. ...
What the New Testament Teaches About Woman Jesus was able to retain the best in the Hebrew tradition and yet cut away some of the rigid structure that restricted it. His manner and Teachings elevated her status and gave her an identity and a cause. Jesus' manner in His interactions with women is at least as significant as His Teachings about woman. ...
As a master Teacher, Jesus used parables to Teach about the kingdom of God. See Divorce ; Family ; Marriage ; Sex, Teaching on
James, Epistle of - Paul himself, but misunderstandings of his Teaching, which no doubt easily arose ( 2 Peter 3:16 ). James by his insistence on life and conduct, while he supplements it with a profounder Teaching, and guards against misinterpretations by a more careful definition of terms; e. , Matthew 6:19 ; Matthew 6:24 , Luke 6:24 ); the Teaching about prayer ( James 1:5 etc. This familiarity with our Lord’s language agrees well with the hypothesis that the author was one who had been brought up in the same home, and had often listened to His Teaching, though not originally a disciple; it can hardly, however, he said necessarily to imply such a close personal relationship. The parallels with our Lord’s Teaching already noticed, could not be explained as due to independent borrowing from earlier Jewish sources, even on the very doubtful assumption that any such existed containing the substance of His Teaching. The Rabbis could Teach that ‘they cool the flames of Gehinnom for him who reads the Shema [4],’ and Justin ( Dial
Eternal Punishment - ‘Eternal life’ is the life of the Kingdom of God, forgiveness, righteousness, salvation, blessing, whatever that life is declared to be in the Teaching of Jesus. ‘Eternal punishment’ is the antithesis of ‘eternal life,’ the penalties upon all unrighteousness inseparably bound up with the Kingdom, and which, in His new Teaching of the Kingdom, Jesus plainly sets forth. ...
In collating the Teaching of the Gospels, full emphasis must be given to the following postulates:...
1. The characteristic Teaching of Jesus as to the penalties of sin is bound up with His gospel of the Kingdom. —This is the burden of much of the Teaching of Jesus. The problem of those to whom the offers of grace have not been made is not considered, and we are not justified in applying to them the severities of penalty and dread doom which, in the Teaching of Jesus, fall only upon those who deny Him and reject His gospel. ...
So far there can be little hesitation in setting forth the Teaching of Jesus. Matthew 18:34-35), the startling symbolism of the phrase ‘salted with fire’ (Mark 9:49), which is said to Teach ‘that the destructive element performs a purifying part’ (see Internat. ...
The exact balance of the awards ‘eternal life’ and ‘eternal punishment’ (Matthew 25:46) has often been insisted upon as Teaching finality. Whether the reference be to God as the object of fear (so Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, i. In the Teaching of Jesus the emphasis is always upon present opportunity, duty, responsibility. ...
The Teaching of the Epistles does not come within the scope of this article, but this brief reference is necessary
Gestures - As standing was the usual attitude for prayer* Eschatology - Relation to the Teaching of our Lord. ‘Spirituality’ of the Teaching. We shall deal first with the earliest type of Christian eschatology, as it was taught by the first disciples of our Lord, in the primitive Judaeo-Christian communities; and then we shall endeavour to trace the various lines along which this primitive Teaching was developed and modified. -Most early Christians doubtless conceived of this in the traditional dramatic form, in accordance with the Teaching of Enoch and other Jewish apocalypses. Such ideas, however crude, were capable of being ‘spiritualized’ in course of time, without any breach in the continuity of Christian Teaching. , it is contended that the passages should be interpreted in accordance with the methods of Jewish apocalyptic; and that their main purpose is to Teach that the ‘good tidings’ have been proclaimed by Christ to those who had died before His Coming, so that at His Return they may have the same opportunities of repentance as those who are alive at the time
Law of God - —We are not entitled to gather from the Teaching of Jesus in the Gospels that He made any formal distinction between the Law of Moses and the Law of God. ...
One great aim of His Teaching being, however, to counteract the influence of the Pharisaism of the time, under which zeal for the Law had degenerated into a pedantic legalism, which made outward conformity to the letter all-important and caused the true interests of religion and morality to be lost sight of amid the Shibboleths of national ritualism, He sought to concentrate the attention of His hearers upon the true meaning of the Law. ...
At the same time, as Jesus Himself taught as One who had authority (Matthew 7:29 || Mark 1:22), quietly but none the less emphatically asserting His right to explain the spirit and meaning of the Divine word, He did distinguish and Teach His disciples to distinguish between letter and spirit, that which was permanent and universal in the Law and that which was partial and temporary. The attitude which Jesus adopted towards the whole question of the Law, considered as the Law of God, is well exemplified in the Sermon on the Mount, and in particular in those words which may be fitly taken as the motto of His Teaching: ‘Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets. ...
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. He practically Teaches that the principle of those Levitical precepts is simply the Divine law of holiness. The scribes who, forgetting the Teaching of the prophets (for here Jesus made no essential addition to Jeremiah’s doctrine of the New Covenant or Ezekiel’s doctrine of the renewed heart and the washing of regeneration, Jeremiah 31:31 ff. In a word, true religion and true morality, the Teaching of which in all their particulars is the grand purpose of the Law of God, are from first to last a matter of the heart. ...
Jesus taught essentially the same truth when, in controversy with the Pharisees, He summarized the Teaching of the Law and the Prophets. So far from repudiating as a mere matter of Pharisaic casuistry the question often agitated among the scribes as to whether there were any commandments which in themselves summed up the Teaching of the whole Law, He was ready to discuss such questions with them; and when, in response to His definition of love to God and one’s neighbour as the essential commandment of the Law, a scribe commended His answer, and said that such love was ‘more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices,’ He declared that he was not far from the Kingdom of God (Mark 12:28-34). of Meyer and Alford; Wendt, The Teaching of Jesus, i. 107–120; Briggs, Ethical Teaching of Christ, 143; Gore, Sermon on Mount; Bruce, Kingdom of God, 63–84; Dykes, Manifesto of the King Metaphors - Wendt (Lehre Jesu), notwithstanding the classic character of his general treatment of the figurative language of the NT, does not give specific attention to the metaphors in the speech of Jesus and their relation to the more extended symbolic and parabolic Teaching of the Gospels. Many of the deepest Teachings of the NT are embodied in words or phrases which cannot be fully understood until their metaphorical meaning is grasped. It certainly, however, as Wendt has suggested, quickened the attention of His hearers, and enabled His Teaching to be carried more easily in the memory. Teach that he who ‘findeth his life shall lose it,’ but Lk. the remark in the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles [9], that a Teacher of the true doctrine is known to one who ‘has understanding of the right hand and the left’)
Aaron - ...
The first mention of Aaron is in Exodus 4:14; where, in answer to Moses' objection that he did not have the eloquence needed for such a mission as that to Pharaoh, Jehovah answers: "Is not Aaron, the Levite, thy brother? I know that he can speak well: and thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth; and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will Teach you what ye shall do; and he shall be thy spokesman unto the people; and he shall be instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God. ...
Like Jeroboam's calves long after, the sin was a violation of the second rather than of the first commandment, the worship of the true God by an image (as the church of Rome Teaches), rather than the adding or substituting of another god
Confession - ...
There is an interesting parallel with Johannine Teaching in Polycarp’s Epistle, ch. Polycarp’s Teacher, Ignatius of Antioch, has much more to say on the lines of the developed Teaching about the person of Christ in opposition to Docetic heresy. 1) that for purposes of catechetical instruction Christian Teachers would soon prepare a precise statement of the great facts of the Lord’s, life and death and resurrection. ...
‘A form of sound words’ was indeed needed by Timothy as a Teacher, and he is exhorted to Teach as he had been taught (2 Timothy 1:13), ‘in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. ’ ‘Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel’ (2 Timothy 2:8), We can safely say that that gospel included Teaching about God who quickeneth all things, reference to Pontius Pilate, to the resurrection, and to the return to judgment; but the inference is most precarious by which Zahn puts them all into the creed with confession of the Holy Spirit, who is named in 2 Timothy 1:14, but not with emphatic correlation of His Person to the Persons of the Father and the Son (cf. Paul Teaches that it is under the influence of the Spirit that any man confesses Jesus as the Lord. On the other hand, the definite Teaching of the Epistle to the Hebrews takes a sad tone when the writer thinks of recent acts of apostasy. The Teaching of 1 John 1:9 expressly makes it a condition of forgiveness. Paul’s Teaching on repentance leaves no doubt that he also regarded it as a primary duty. The writer Teaches definitely: ‘Thou shalt confess thy sins’ (ch. ...
‘This confession is a disciplinary act of great humiliation and prostration of the man; it regulates the dress, the food; it enjoins sackcloth and ashes; it defiles the body with dust, and subdues the spirit with anguish; it bids a man alter his life, and sorrow for past sin; it restricts meat and drink to the greatest simplicity possible; it nourishes prayer by fasting; it inculcates groans and tears and invocations of the Lord God day and night, and Teaches the penitent to cast himself at the feet of the presbyters, and to fall on his knees before the beloved of God, and to beg of all the brethren to intercede on his behalf’ (de Pœn
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A lesson from hell-as it seems to me-how to read, and how to Teach, and how to preach; especially how to preach
the Woman Who Took Leaven And Hid it in Three Measures of Meal - Till He came to be of more understanding about the feast of unleavened bread than all His Teachers: and understood both the blood, and the bread, and the bitter herbs, far better than all the ancients. And thus it was that on that great day of Teaching and preaching when He sat by the sea-side, He had already given out parable after parable, till any other preacher but Himself would have been exhausted; but He still went on as fresh and as interesting and as instructive as when He began in the morning. And thus it was that at this point, and as if to Teach them to keep their eyes always open for their own future preaching, their Master suddenly turned to His disciples and asked them whether any of them had any light to cast upon the subject in hand. A foul thought, a foul hint, a foul innuendo, a foul word, a foul image; a foul-mouthed boy in the playground; a foul-mouthed man in the workshop, in the office, in the bothy; a foul-mouthed woman in the workroom, in the kitchen, in the field; a foul book, a foul picture, a foul photograph in a shop-window in passing,-think it out, with a thousand illustrations taken from your own experience, and you will be wiser in this universal leaven of sensuality than all your Teachers
Call, Calling - ...
(d)The Gospel call in Christ’s own Teaching. Luke has the same narrative (Luke 5:1-11) in a more picturesque form; the borrowing of Peter’s boat, in order to Teach from it as a pulpit; payment after sermon in the form of a miraculous draught of fishes; Peter’s fear as a sinner at the near presence of the supernatural; the same kindly bon mot; all four fishermen [8] on the spot; all four becoming disciples. Previous acquaintance with these men may have induced Jesus to begin His Teaching by the Sea of Galilee [9]
Commission - Go ye therefore, and make disciples of (μαθητεύσατε) all nations, baptizing them into (εἰς) the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world’ (Matthew 28:18-20). In the commission to Teach and to baptize, the Apostolical community is one, a united Apostolate involving the Church, or a united Church including the Apostles’ (Lange, Com. … 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. ...
(3) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. The subject-matter of Teaching is the doctrines and precepts of Christ, which lie at the root of Christian faith and Christian practice. On all the members of His Church it is incumbent to be diligent scholars in the school of Christ, learning obedience to His commandments from those appointed as Teachers. On some of these learners the additional duty rests of being official expounders of His law—teachers in their turn—devoting their lives, as the Apostles did, to edify the body of Christ. It portrays the minister of the gospel in the character of a Teaching prophet rather than in that of a sacrificing priest. Thus Baptism—the Sacrament of regeneration—is closely associated with preaching and Teaching; while the Lord’s Supper—the Sacrament of sanctification—is not directly mentioned, although included among the ‘all things whatsoever I have commanded you
the Man Who Cast Seed Into the Round And it Grew up he Knew Not How - ...
If we only had the eyes to see it, there is not a little of our Lord's Teaching and preaching that is autobiographical, and experimental, and is consequently of the nature of a personal testimony. It is as if the ministers should preach, and hold their prayer-meetings, and Teach their classes, and visit their sick, and should then wait in confidence till the seed should spring up, they know not how
the Sower Who Went Forth to Sow - Till, as He walked about and meditated, He would draw out to Himself the manifold likenesses between nature and grace; between the husbandry of the farm and the husbandry of the pulpit; when He would lay up all His meditations in His mind and in His heart, till we see and hear it all coming out of His mind and out of His heart in the Teaching and the preaching of the text. The Professor's text was this,-"Lord, Teach us to pray
Peter - But by degrees, and under the Teaching, the example, and the training of his Master, Peter's too-hot heart was gradually brought under control till it became the seat in Peter's bosom of a deep, pure, deathless love and adoration for Jesus Christ. Then will I Teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee
the Queen of Sheba - I do not see what business the best of commentators has to say that, unless it be to Teach us always to read our Bible with our own eyes and with our own hearts for ourselves
Wealth - But the overriding thrust of Jesus' Teaching on wealth is to highlight "mammon" (material resources) as a major competitor with God for human allegiance (Matthew 6:19-24 ; Luke 16:1-13 ). ...
The right use of money thus forms a crucial part of Jesus' Teaching on discipleship. Perhaps the most famous Teaching of Jesus on money is his call to the rich young ruler to sell all he had, give it to the poor, and follow him (Mark 10:21 ; cf. ...
In the early church, Jesus' disciples begin to put his Teachings into practice. This is one of Paul's reasons for not seeking support from the churches to which he ministers (1 Corinthians 9 ), while still accepting such support when it comes unsolicited (Philippians 4:10-19 ), and encouraging Christians to support others who Teach or lead them (Galatians 6:6 ; Acts 11:29 ; 2 Timothy 2:6 ). ...
Peter too knows false Teachers who are "experts in greed" (2 Peter 2:14 ) and commands elders not to be eager for money but for service (1 Peter 5:2 ). Jude's false Teachers "have rushed for profit" (v
Apostolic Constitutions And Canons - 7: ‘We Teach you all these things which He appointed by His constitutions
Joab - Then will I Teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto Thee
Canaanites - This reason is formally and expressly assigned, not simply for the punishment, but for the extent to which it was carried; namely, extermination: "Thou shalt utterly destroy them, that they Teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods
Apostle - About the commencement of the third year of his ministry, according to the common account of its duration, he sent them out two by two, that they might be assistants to each other in their work; and commanded them to restrict their Teaching and services to the people of Israel, and to avoid going to the Gentiles or to the Samaritans, to declare the approach of the kingdom of heaven, and the establishment of the Gospel dispensation; to exercise the miraculous powers with which they had been endowed gratuitously; and to depend for their subsistence on the providence of God, and on the donations of those to whom they ministered. Their signal success at Jerusalem, where they opened their commission, alarmed the Jewish sanhedrim, before which Peter and John were summoned, and from which they received a strict charge never more to Teach, publicly or privately, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Saul had been converted, and had hitherto preached chiefly on Gentile ground; and he had joined with Barnabas in Teaching devout Gentiles for a whole year, at Antioch in Syria; by all which previous steps they were regularly conducted to the last gradation, or the conversion of the idolatrous Gentiles
Joshua - He commands Moses and Joshua to write Moses' song, and Teach it to Israel as a witness against them of God's benefits, their duties, and the penalty of their apostasy
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - ” And He will Teach him the Book and the Wisdom and the Law and the Evangel, and he shall be an apostle to the people of Israel’ (vv. There are several interpretations of the words ‘teach him the Book
Solomon - His wisdom could not Teach him self-control, and the only legacy of a violated home-life was a son ‘ample in foolishness and lacking in understanding
Isaiah - ...
The Disciples of Isaiah During the ministry of Isaiah when the Judeans discounted his stern warnings, he ordered that his “testimony” and “teaching” be bound and sealed—no doubt in a scroll—and committed to his disciples until history proved his words true (Isaiah 8:16 ). The Servant Songs were the blueprint for Israel's devotion and adherence—to love, to serve, to suffer, to Teach the knowledge of God for the salvation of humankind
Insects - Jesus used the figure of the gnat ( konops ) to Teach the scribes and Pharisees a lesson (Matthew 23:24 )
Ibas, Bishop of Edessa - The church of Edessa was generally favourable to Theodore's Teaching, and Ibas was supported by the majority against their bishop. "He had anathematized Nestorius already in his writings, and would do so again ten thousand times, together with Eutyches and all who Teach the One Nature, and would accept all that the council holds as truth. His influence was permanent in the celebrated theological school of Edessa, in spite of the efforts of Nonnus to eradicate it, until its final overthrow and the banishment of its Teachers to Persia
Leviticus, Theology of - 10); and (3) "teach the Israelites all the decrees the Lord has given them through Moses" (v
Eternal Life (2) - The Kingdom of heaven and the life eternal are very closely related in the Teaching of Jesus. While the essence of this Divine life consists in the knowledge of the only true God and His anointed Son, such knowledge is not the whole of eternal life, for other ideals with their additional content are also set before us in the Teaching of Christ and of His Apostles. ’ These emphatic repetitions of statement would seem to put it beyond all question that their author meant to Teach that the Son of God, sent by the living Father, ‘lives because of the Father,’ and imparts the eternal life of the Father to every one who believes in Him. In all the Gospels He is represented as Teaching that ‘he that loveth Man (2) - ) where τις occurs in the Teaching of Jesus, EV renders it ‘a man. —(1) The first aspect of Jesus in His relation to men, is the relation of a Master to His disciples, and of a Brother, who is also Leader and Teacher, to His brethren. They were not to accept the title ‘Rabbi’; they were brethren; they had but one Teacher, even Christ (Matthew 23:8-10). When they found the Teaching of Jesus difficult and obscure, and were almost tempted, like many others, to go no more with Him, He asks them plainly, ‘Will ye also go away?’ and the answer rises within them with all the strength of passionate loyalty and conviction: ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life’ (John 6:66-68). When His disciples are weary, Jesus bids them go with Him to a desert place and rest a while (Mark 6:31); and after their last meal together, He kneels down and washes their feet, thus Teaching them the duty of service (John 13:3-5). They had now no prophets, and scarcely any Teacher who might quicken their interest in things beyond the present hour and day. It was the Pharisee who, with all his faults, had remained true in some measure to his national tradition; and it was in him that the Teaching of Jesus found its strongest opponent. He began His ministry with Teaching and healing. ...
What was it that led Jesus to Teach and to associate Himself, not simply with Jews, but with men as men? What was it that carried Him willingly and of set purpose into all classes of society, and especially among the outcast and unfavoured folk? What led Him to seek, not the righteous, but sinners, and not the whole, but the sick? To answer this question we must pass to—...
2. Christ’s Teaching on man
Sermon on the Mount - this follows advice to be reconciled with a brother on grounds of the higher principles of Christ’s Teaching, which forbid the quarrelsome temper. (Luke 11:1-4) the Lord’s Prayer is introduced after Christ’s disciples have asked Him to Teach them to pray, as John had taught his disciples to pray. , it may be urged that the greater spiritual value of its version of the Beatitudes points to their originality, for we cannot believe that it was given to copyists and catechists to greatly enrich their Master’s Teachings. , His disciples may have discerned in them a deeper meaning, knowing that He was accustomed to speak in parables; or He Himself may have explained them, for we must remember that in the Gospels we have excerpts from the Teachings of Jesus, pregnant sayings, parables, and aphorisms that stuck in the memory, while the fuller exposition which must often have followed is rarely given, perhaps n
Paul's Blamelessness as a Minister - If Thou, O Lord, shouldest mark iniquity, O Lord, who shall stand! Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; then will I Teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto Thee
Paul as an Evangelical Mystic - "...
But while Paul has many magnificent things to Teach us about the mystical Headship of Christ over His Church, at the same time, it is the mystical union of Christ with each individual believer, and each individual believer's mystical union with Christ,-it is this that completes and crowns Paul's evangelical doctrine and kindles his most rapturous adoration
Baptism - -Hebrews 6:2; Hebrews 6:4, the first principles are repentance, faith, Teaching of baptisms (βαπτισμῶν) and of laying on of hands, resurrection, and judgment; Christians were once enlightened (φωτισθέντας) and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost; hence the name ‘illumination’ (φωτισμός) and ‘illuminated’ for ‘baptism’ and ‘the baptized’ in Justin (Apol. Westcott interprets the ‘teaching [3] of baptisms’ as instruction about the difference between Christian baptism and other lustral rites. So marked a feature of his Teaching was baptism, that John is called pre-eminently ‘the Baptist’ (ὁ βαπτιστής, Matthew 3:1; Matthew 11:11 f. ’ Such also was the baptizing by Jesus’ disciples during His earthly ministry (John 3:22; John 4:2); we note that our Lord carried on the Baptist’s Teaching about the approach of the kingdom and about repentance (Mark 1:15; cf. Matthew 3:2), though in His Teaching the Good Tidings predominated, while in that of John repentance was the chief note (Swete, Com. Our Lord commanded the disciples to Teach (Matthew 28:20, διδάσκοντες) as well as to baptize. But in most of these cases the Teaching was very short, in some of them not lasting more than one day
Dispersion - The most important NT reference occurs in John 7:35 : ‘Whither will this man go that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the Diaspora among the Gentiles, and Teach the Gentiles?’ This splenetic utterance was an unconscious prophecy of the course our Lord actually followed, when, having reached the goal of His public ministry, and having received ‘all authority in heaven and on earth,’ He went on ‘to make disciples of all the nations
Nehemiah - This, however, should lead us to recognise that, in some way, we specially need the Teaching that is less attractive to us. Let him Teach a class
Magi - " ...
It was therefore intended by this proceeding on the part of Providence to Teach, not only Cyrus, but the people of his vast empire, and surrounding nations,...
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Peter, Second Epistle of - The Apostle will hold himself in readiness to remind his readers of the truth; and since; his death may be sudden, he will endeavour to leave them a trustworthy memorial of his Teaching; for, unlike the false Teachers, Peter was an eye-witness competent to set forth the power and the return of the Lord, having seen the Transfiguration on the Holy Mount. ) The false Teachers , ch. An invasion of false Teachers is foretold. This is the Teaching also of Paul, whose gospel of grace some are seeking to distort into licence. Indifference to Christian morality, inducing a dulled spiritual sense, has made them liable to apostasy under the influence of false Teachers who are about to invade the Churches. They satisfied their own avarice and lust, and scoffed at moral responsibility, Teaching, it would appear, that there is no resurrection of the body or judgment to come, by playing upon the deferred Christian hope of the Return of the Lord. The writer aims to impress on his readers: (1) that saving knowledge of Jesus Christ is granted only to the virtuous heart; (2) that Jesus Christ is a present power for a godly life, and is certain to return for judgment; (3) the hideous character of the false Teachers and the self-evident doom of themselves and their victims; (4) that delay in the Return of the Lord must be used for repentance, for that Day will surely come. In 2Peter false Teaching instead of persecution is a source of danger; knowledge takes the place of hope, and piety that of holiness. Both Teach that Jesus Christ is progressively revealed to the believer, the Parousia being the fulfilment of the Transfiguration or the Resurrection ( 1 Peter 1:13 ; 1 Peter 4:13 ; 1Pe 5:1 , 2 Peter 1:3-4 ; 2 Peter 1:16 ). It will have been evident that there is much in this Epistle to justify the doubt as to its genuineness which has been entertained by many of the greatest Christian Teachers from the early centuries; and recent scholarship has not yet relieved the difficulties in the way of accepting the Petrine authorship. Doubts as to the Parousia and similar false Teaching were not unknown in the Apostolic age, and some of the most distinctive features of the 2nd cent. ...
Perhaps the solution that will best suit the facts is to assume that a disciple of Peter, who remembered how his master had dealt with an attack of Sadducaic sensuality in some of the Palestinian Churches, being confronted with a recrudescence of similar evil, re-edited his Teaching
Dispersion - The most important NT reference occurs in John 7:35 : ‘Whither will this man go that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the Diaspora among the Gentiles, and Teach the Gentiles?’ This splenetic utterance was an unconscious prophecy of the course our Lord actually followed, when, having reached the goal of His public ministry, and having received ‘all authority in heaven and on earth,’ He went on ‘to make disciples of all the nations
Colossians, Theology of - Its major concern was to exhort the Colossians in the face of false Teaching, which emphasized ascetic practice as a means of experiencing God's presence in a more meaningful way. By doing so, he refutes the false Teaching and lays the basis for articulating the call of the church. So we look at Paul's Teaching about God, Jesus, the heresy, and the task of the church. These four themes are the center of Paul's Teaching in this book, as the apostle seeks to carry out the ministry God has given him. It is also why Paul says that Christ is substantive life, while the practices others Teach to be life bringing are merely shadows (2:17). This is the theological center of Colossians that enables believers to counteract the false Teaching that approaches them (2:4). But this false Teaching is particularly subtle, because it draws on religious enthusiasm. " In the other words, the Teaching emphasizes visions in which heavenly worship of the angels was observed. Those who have criticized this view have argued that Jews would not be drawn to a Teaching that elevated the angelic realm so highly as to challenge monotheism, but this misunderstands the view. This Teaching spoke of days of fasting to prepare for a journey to the heavens to see God and have a vision of him and his angelic host in worship (Philo, Som. Thus the emphasis in this false Teaching falls on the humility of ascetic practice, visions, rigors of devotion, treating the body harshly, and rules about what should not be eaten or what days should be observed (2:16-23)
Ham - I have more understanding, says the psalmist, than all my Teachers; for Thy testimonies are my meditation. Then will I Teach transgressors Thy way! And Ham himself would have fallen on his father's neck, and would have said, I am not worthy to be called thy son! Fathers and mothers, when our children are overtaken again in a fault, instead of cursing them and striking at them, and casting them out of doors as Noah did, let us say to ourselves that we have only begotten our children in our own image. For there is nothing that Teaches to any purpose but our ordinary temper, our common life and conversation; and almost all people will be such as those amongst whom they were born and bred
War, Holy War - ...
Genesis 14:13 indicates the Canaanites were to be killed that they may not "teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods. This advice is echoed in the Teaching of Christ in Luke 14:31-32
Immorality, Sexual - By setting out guidelines for the priests to Teach to the Israelites, God promulgates explicitly a catalog of what is, and is not, acceptable social, moral, and spiritual behavior. ...
In his Teachings Jesus stands firmly in the traditions of the Mosaic law and prophecy by regarding adultery as sin. By this Teaching Jesus demonstrates that, under the new covenant, motivation is to be considered just as seriously as the mechanical act of breaking or keeping a particular law. ...
Whereas the female is cast in an inferior, passive role in the Old Testament sexual legislation, Jesus considers the woman as equal to the man in his Teachings about divorce and remarriage. ...
Before New Testament technical terms are discussed, it is important to realize that Christ was directing his Teaching at the new age of grace, which in his death was to render Old Testament legal traditions ineffective. Jesus Teaches that this procedure was allowed by God as a concession to human obduracy (Matthew 19:8 ), even though the Creator hated divorce. ...
The New Testament contains far less Teaching about sexual immorality than the Old Testament, on which Christian morals and ethics are based
Kingdom of God - The heart of Jesus' Teachings centers around the theme of the kingdom of God. ...
Various Interpretations Despite the centrality of this expression in Jesus' Teachings, there has been a great deal of debate over the years as to exactly what Jesus meant by it. Jesus was in essence a political revolutionary who sought to arm his disciples (Luke 22:35-38 ), entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday as a king (Mark 11:11 ), challenged the political establishment by cleansing the temple (Mark 11:15-18 ), urged people to rebel by not paying their taxes (Mark 12:13-17 ; is reread to Teach the opposite of its present meaning ), enlisted zealots as disciples (Mark 3:18 ), used the taking up of the cross (which was a symbol of zealot sacrifice for enlisting disciples Mark 8:34 ), and was crucified as a political rebel (Mark 15:26 ) between two other rebels (Mark 15:27 ). Such Teachings as Matthew 5:9 ("Blessed are the peacemakers"); 38-42 ("If someone [2] forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles"); 43-47 ("Love your enemies"); Matthew 26:52 ("all who draw the sword will die by the sword"); Mark 12:13-17 ("Give to Caesar what is Caesar's") simply do not permit such an interpretation. " Any eschatological thoughts associated with this expression were seen as unrefined, primitive, Jewish apocalyptic thinking that Jesus never outgrew and that was only the "husk" and not the "kernel" of his Teachings. This ethic focused on Jesus' Teachings concerning the universal Fatherhood of God, the infinite value of the human soul, and the love commandment. This, along with the rediscovery of the eschatological element in the Teachings of Jesus, brought about the demise of this interpretation. Like the liberal interpretation of the nineteenth century, modern attempts to eliminate the eschatological dimensions of Jesus' Teachings by seeing them as symbols to which the present reader gives his or her own meaning, are also impossible to accept. One simply cannot eliminate the eschatological dimension of Jesus' Teachings. At the turn of the nineteenth century the eschatological dimension of Jesus' Teachings was rediscovered. Jesus' sayings concerning the kingdom of God would have been understood by his audience as referring to such a kingdom, and since Jesus made no radical attempt to correct such thinking, we must understand his Teachings on the kingdom of God as eschatological. Jesus' Teachings concerning the tribulation(s) that lay ahead ( Mark 13 ; Matthew 24-25 ; Luke 21 ) warn against such optimism. Lundstršm, The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus ; N. Perrin, The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus ; R. Stein, The Method and Message of Jesus' Teachings ; W
Leadership - New converts early came under their Teaching ministry (Acts 2:42 ). ...
As the apostles and missionary prophets and Teachers died off or moved on, there was left a need for someone or some persons to be the focal point for the community life of the local group of believers. The overseer should be an apt Teacher. While many qualifications are the same for both, the deacons need not be apt to Teach, but are not to be double-tongued or greedyqualities very apt for those who visit in many homes and who have the administration of funds. There the Twelve led the congregation to select seven men for that Job (though Stephen and Philip at least were also known as preachers and Teachers of the Word)
Lord's Prayer (i) - ...
A disciple—it is not said whether one of the Twelve—asked Jesus, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, ‘Lord, Teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples
Children of God - —The Teaching of Jesus Christ about the children of God cannot be understood apart from His Teaching about the Fatherhood of God: indeed, it is from the latter standpoint that it must be approached. This is implied in His method of Teaching. It may fairly be said that in the mind of Jesus there is an intimate connexion between these two modes of Teaching. ...
From these propositions we can gather the Teaching of Jesus about the children of God. … Man is a true son of God … from the fact of his comporting himself as a son of God’ (Teaching of Jesus, i. ’ It includes all the marks of God’s children that have been found elsewhere in the Teaching of Jesus. The other fact is that Jesus gives men knowledge of the Father by Teaching them to live as God’s children must live. He offers to Teach them this, saying with marvellous condescension, ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me. ...
This great word has special significance because it forms a link between the Synoptic Teaching and the Teaching of Jesus in John’s Gospel. But even if they are the Evangelist’s reflexion upon the words of Jesus, they do no more than sum up the Teaching of the Lord in the chapters quoted above. ...
This conception of the Teaching of Jesus on this subject is expressed by the Evangelist John in the striking sentence, ‘As many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God’ (John 1:12-13). ’...
The scope of this article does not include the general Teaching of the Epistles on this topic. But a brief reference must be made to that Teaching in so far as it involves a distinct reference to Jesus Christ. In general it may be said that the Teaching of the Epistles reproduces all the main features of the Teaching of Jesus. Therefore we should be misunderstanding the Teaching of Jesus if we pressed the analogy too far and sought to discover the exact counterpart of each element of the human relation in that which we bear to God. Paul’s Conception of Christianity; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus; Beyschlag, NT Theology; Coe, Religion of a Mature Mind, 187–216, Education in Religion and Morals, 65 ff
Paul as a Man of Prayer - Lord, Teach us to pray!...
Now, just as Paul prayed always and without ceasing, so will we, if we take Paul for our master in divinity and in devotion; and if, like Paul, we go on, in all that, to make Jesus Christ our continual atonement for our sins, and our continual sanctification from our sinfulness
Solomon - If ever a blazing lighthouse was set up in the sea of life to warn every man and to Teach every man, it was Solomon
Begetting - Paul appears to Teach in his discourse in Acts (Acts 13:33) and in his Epistle to the Romans, to the period of the Resurrection. ...
Such an interpretation, however, of the passage referred to as we find in the Teachings of St. ’ The same idea of the relation between the Divine descent of Christ, the Only-begotten of the Father, and the sonship of believers, is noted and emphasized in the First Epistle of John (in which the Teaching of John’s Gospel on this subject is worked out in greater detail), as when we read, ‘If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him’ (1 John 2:29); and again, ‘Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God’ (1 John 3:9)
Priest - The typical Teaching of Korah's punishment is the same; not satisfied with the Levitical ministry, he usurped the sacerdotal priesthood (Numbers 16:9-10); his doom warns all Christian ministers who, not content with the ministry, usurp Christ's intransmissible priesthood (Leviticus 7:6-10). They were far from wealthy, and were to be the objects of the people's liberality (Deuteronomy 12:12; Deuteronomy 12:19; Deuteronomy 14:27-29; 1 Samuel 2:36), and were therefore tempted to "teach for hire" (Micah 3:11)
David - in His Races - And Teachableness, and meekness, and gentleness, and submissiveness, and thankfulness, and suchlike, are what they are, even before they are engrafted on Him who is the true and original root both of our wild and fast-fading flowers, as well as of our most fragrant and most fruitful herbs. ' And thus it is that God sets open His school for Teaching us humility every day. Yes, we will put our mouth in the dust, and a rope upon our head; and, as at the day of judgment, we will tell the truth, and will say it in words which the Holy Ghost Teacheth: Yes, we will say, my injured and resentful heart is desperately and deceivingly wicked. Dwell upon this imagination till you think you are singing with this divine musician; and let such a companion Teach you to exalt your heart unto God every new morning in his thanksgiving psalms
Angels (2) - Thus skilfully did Jesus give a double-edged reply to the Teachings of the Sadducees (Acts 23:8). The Rabbis interpreted Daniel 7:10 to Teach that the nature of the angels is fire. The Jewish legends which interpret Genesis 6:4 as Teaching a commingling of angels with women, so as to produce ‘mighty men, men of renown,’ seem at variance with the above belief as to the immunity of celestial intelligences from all passion
Preaching - At other times they were left without a Teaching priest, and without law. And at other seasons again, itinerants, both princes, priests, and Levites, were sent through all the country, to carry the book of the law, and to Teach in the cities. To this he added a second work, as necessary as the former: he revised and new modelled public Teaching, and exemplified his plan in his own person. Thirteen other principal Teachers, and many Levites, were present also, on scaffolds erected for the purpose, alternately to officiate. Plato was living at this time, Teaching dull philosophy to cold academics; but what was he, and what was Xenophon, or Demosthenes, or any of the Pagan orators, in comparison with these men? From this period to that of the appearance of Jesus Christ, public preaching was universal; synagogues were multiplied, vast numbers attended, and elders and rulers were appointed for the purpose of order and instruction. Jesus Christ certainly was the Prince of Teachers. Who but can admire the simplicity and majesty of his style, the beauty of his images, the alternate softness and severity of his address, the choice of his subjects, the gracefulness of his deportment, and the indefatigableness of his zeal? Let the reader charm and solace himself in the study and contemplation of the character, excellency, and dignity of this divine Teacher, as he will find them delineated in the evangelists
Necessity - ...
Thus there are texts which Teach that the general course of events is predetermined from eternity (Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 3:11, 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2, 1 Peter 1:20 etc
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - The one exception was an image of an ape, which Theophilus set up in a public place "in perpetuam rei memoriam," to the vexation of the pagan grammarian Ammonius, who lived to Teach the young Socrates at Constantinople, and used to complain seriously of the injustice thus done to "Greek religion" (Socr
Christ, Christology - But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will Teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you" John 14:25-26 ; 15:26-27 ). Matthew 5:39b-41 also substitutes unusual Teaching for the traditional Jewish understanding of the messianic age: "If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. He claims to supersede the Teachings of Moses by the formula, "You have heard that it was said
Timothy, First And Second, Theology of - It is stated here that all Scripture is inspired or "God-breathed" and for that reason is "useful for Teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. The law Teaches them how to love Christ and their neighbor. Paul goes on to say, using the Greek present tense to clarify his injunctions, that he does not allow a woman to continue Teaching or to continue exercising authority over a man (1 Timothy 2:12 ). That the apostle is not forbidding all Teaching for women is clear from Paul's favorable reference to Timothy's grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice. As believers (2 Timothy 1:5 ) who were undoubtably the responsible parties, through their Teaching, for Timothy's good knowledge of the Scriptures from childhood (2 Timothy 3:15 ). Thus, apparently it was all right for the women of a household to Teach the children in it
Worship - 65: ‘But we [1], after that we have thus washed him who has been convinced and has assented [2], lead him to the place where those who are called brethren are assembled, in order that we may offer hearty prayers in common for ourselves and for the illuminated
66: ‘And this food is called among us the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake but he who believes that the things which we Teach are true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins and unto regeneration, and who is so living as Christ hath enjoined. ’* ...
This finds emphasis in the constant Teaching of the need of purification for participation in holy rites
Ebionism (2) - Paul opposes in Colossians, and in the Teaching of Cerinthus to which St. —On the ground that much of the Teaching which is peculiar to St. on Luke 6:20, Parabolic Teaching of Christ, p. John’s Teaching regarding the Logos), who ascribed the Johannine writings to Cerinthus himself, and on that ground discarded them altogether. Irenaeus, after referring to the way in which the Ebionites clung to the Law of Moses and rejected Paul as an apostate, adds that, besides this, they Teach consimiliter ut Cerinthus et Carpocrates (cf
Logia - In Papias the λόγια are made equivalent to ‘the commandments (ἐντολαί) delivered by the Lord to the faith,’ and stand in contrast with ‘alien commandments’ (ἀλλότριαι ἐντολαί) of heretical Teachers, and the ‘loquacity sought by the multitude’ (οὐχ ὥσπερ οἱ πολλοὶ τοῖς τὰ πολλὰ λἑγουσιν ἔχαιρον). ), ‘Wherefore leaving the vain talk (ματαιότητα) of the multitude and the false Teachings (ψευδοδιδασκαλίας), let us turn to the word handed down by tradition from the beginning (τὸν ἑξ ἀρχῆς ἡμῖν παραδοθεντα λόγον). Papias, ἐντολαὶ τῇ πίστει δεδομέναι) ‘of the excellent Teaching,’ and even explicitly as ‘the sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ’ (οἱ λόγοι τῆς πίστεως καὶ τῆς καλῆς διδασκαλίας, οἱ ὑγιαίνοντες λόγοι οἱ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καἱ ἡ κατ ̓ εὐσέβειαν διδασκαλία, κ. Peter’s Teaching, (2) an anonymous collection of Sayings of the Lord, (3) the Logia of St. Acts 1:1 refers to its author’s ‘former treatise’ as relating what ‘Jesus began both to do and to Teach’ (ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν), thereby properly classing Lk. and similar Gospels made up of ‘both works and Teachings’ (ἢ λεχθέντα ἢ πραχθέντα). The Teaching of the Synagogue was divided into (1) Halacha, i. ); to the former not only the ‘Sayings of the faith’ or ‘of the Lord Jesus’ (1 Timothy 4:6; 1 Timothy 6:3) compiled by Matthew and others, but examples of Christian catechesis, such as the little manuals of ethics or ‘teachings of baptisms’ which survive to us under such titles as ‘the Two Ways,’ or the ‘Teaching’ (Διδαχή, Διδασκαλία) of the Apostles
Aaron - And thou shalt speak to him, and put words in his mouth; and I will be with his month and with thy mouth, and will Teach you both what you shall both do. On the other hand, what are those men to do, who, like Aaron, have no such depth, and grasp, and originality, and productivity of mind as Moses and the great thinkers and great scholars of our race have had? A common man and a man of no gifts may be set in a place, and may have a calling of God that he cannot escape-a place and a calling which demand constant speaking and constant Teaching at his hands. And Moses may be as glad to meet me in my Teachableness and in my love and in my reverence as I am to meet him in his magnificent supremacy and high solitariness of gift and of office
Sabbath - Thus the Bible is not all in the form of express and authoritative command; it Teaches by examples, by proverbs, by songs, by incidental allusions and occurrences; and yet is, throughout, a manifestation of the will of God as to morals and religion in their various branches, and, if disregarded, it will be so at every man's peril. That the observance of the Sabbath is a part of the moral law, is clear from its being found in the decalogue, the doctrine of which our Lord sums up in the moral duties of loving God and our neighbour; and for this reason the injunctions of the prophets, on the subject of the Sabbath, are to be regarded as a part of their moral Teaching. ...
Another explicit proof that the law of the ten commandments, and, consequently, the law of the Sabbath, is obligatory upon Christians, is found in the answer of the Apostle to an objection to the doctrine of justification by faith: "Do we then make void the law through faith?"...
Romans 3:31 ; which is equivalent to asking, Does Christianity Teach that the law is no longer obligatory on Christians, because it Teaches that no man can be justified by it? To this he answers, in the most solemn form of expression, "God forbid; yea, we establish the law
Philanthropy - ’ It is not until we come to the Stoicism of the Christian era that we meet with any Teaching that approaches philanthropy, though even here we have Seneca laying down, as motive for the high type of benevolence he inculcated, the ‘consciousness of having a noble nature’ (de Benef, iv. We hold that Christ used the words in irony, and that, feeling the utter falseness of the leaders and Teachers of the. And He did this first by His full and generous recognition of good in the alien, whether He found him in the actual commerce of life or in the imaginary scenes which He made to live in parabolic Teaching. It is for this reason that words which might easily have become the rules of another futile Utopia, or the striking maxims of an original Teacher, have become instinct with the spiritual; and with the new law of love the power to realize it was given. Social organization, all that art or science can Teach,—in a word, all the fulness of life,—will be permeated and freely used by this great law of love
Prayer (2) - The common attitude in prayer among the Jews was standing; and this our Lord assumes in His Teaching (Matthew 6:5, Matthew 6:14-15 Luke 18:11; Luke 18:13). Luke is alone in relating that Jesus prayed: at His baptism (Luke 3:21); before His first collision with the Jewish hierarchy (Matthew 6:5-69); before choosing the Twelve (Luke 6:12); before the first prediction of His Passion (Luke 9:18); at His Transfiguration (Luke 9:29); before Teaching the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:1); and on the Cross (Luke 23:34; Luke 23:46). That men ‘ought always to pray and not to faint’ was evidently a marked feature in His Teaching, and it appears in three different forms: (1) On two occasions, apparently, once spontaneously (Matthew 6:5-15), and once at the request of a disciple (Luke 11:14), Christ gave His followers a definite form of prayer. (3) He uttered a variety of sayings, enforcing and completing the Teaching of the parables. Luke only, Teach that prayer must be importunate and persevering. So far as the two parables differ, the former Teaches that prayer is never out of season, the latter that it is sure to bring a blessing and not a curse. But we must beware of supposing that either parable Teaches that by constant prayer we at last overcome God’s unwillingness. Luke alone, and is placed by him immediately after that of the Unjust Judge, Teaches the frame of mind in which God must be approached in prayer, viz. Less directly, and apart from its main purpose, the parable of the Prodigal Son Teaches a similar lesson. And there is yet another parable which Teaches what is requisite, if this most necessary of all prayers is to be rightly offered: the sinner himself must have a forgiving spirit. There is a striking anticipation of Christ’s Teaching in Sirach 28:2-5. ...
Parallels to some of the items of this Teaching could be found in the OT. It confirms our trust in the historical fidelity of the Fourth Gospel, that this remarkable development in the Teaching of Christ respecting prayer in His name occurs in the farewell discourses
Church - The first opinion is manifestly contradicted by the language of the Apostles, who, while they Teach that there is but one church, composed of believers throughout the world, think it not at all inconsistent with this to speak of "the churches of Judea," "of Achaia," "the seven churches of Asia," "the church at Ephesus," &c. A full enunciation of these offices we find in Ephesians 4:11 : "And he gave some, Apostles; and some, Prophets; and some, Evangelists; and some, pastors and Teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. If, with others, we understand that these prophets were extraordinary Teachers raised up until the churches were settled under permanent qualified instructers; still the office was temporary. Whether by "pastors and Teachers" two offices be meant, or one, has been disputed. A pastor was a Teacher, although every Teacher might not be a pastor; but in many cases his office might be one of subordinate instruction, whether as an expounder of doctrine, a catechist, or even a more private instructer of those who as yet were unacquainted with the first principles of the Gospel of Christ
Death of Christ - So it was that as soon as Peter, in the presence of the other disciples, had confessed him as the Christ, Jesus "began to Teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and Teachers of the law, and that he must be killed" (Mark 8:31 ; cf
Synagogue (2) - —In a large synagogue a numerous staff might be employed, the principal officials being duplicated, and a variety of Teachers and interpreters added. Besides all this, he had to Teach the children, and to scourge such culprits as the synagogue, when acting as a court of law, condemned to that punishment. From the example of the Baptist in Teaching his disciples to pray, and from the request for similar instruction addressed to Jesus (Luke 11:1), it may be inferred that forms of prayer were not yet familiar to the Jews, and possibly that a disposition towards the adoption of such forms was now arising. Not only does the NT make Teaching the chief function, but Philo in one place (Mangey, ii. The children were gathered regularly for instruction of a similar kind in the synagogue itself or an adjoining room, under the care of the hazzan, or, in larger centres of population, of a professional Teacher
Eschatology - The Teaching concerning the last things in world history. By the early third century, however, Origen (185–254) was Teaching “universalism”: the doctrine that everyone would finally be saved. Finally, certain texts seem to directly Teach universalism: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22 ; “[2] act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all” (Romans 5:18 RSV; compare Ephesians 1:10 ; Colossians 1:20 ; 1 Timothy 4:10 ; 1 John 2:2 )
Evil - In Jeremiah 2:33 , Israel, the unfaithful wife of Yahweh, has so departed from his ways that she is able to Teach her ways even to evil women. ...
The Teacher in Ecclesiastes calls the disappointing pursuit of wisdom a "heavy burden" (1:13) and repeats the words in 4:8 to describe the unfruitfulness of materialism
Wisdom of Solomon - In 12:22, ἡμᾶς οὖν παιδεύων τοὑς ἐχθροὺς ἡμῶν ἐν μυριότητι μαστιγοῖς, the sense required by the argument is ‘in order to Teach us Thou dost chastise our enemies with leniency’; ἐν μυριότητι, ‘in ten-thousand-ness,’ is apparently a mistranslation of some Hebrew word which seemed to be an abstract noun from øáåà or øááä, but it is not clear what; possibly îøôà read îøáà, since these letters are confused in many scripts
Righteousness - Paul would have been the last to Teach any doctrine of charity as a merit, on which one could base some claim to God’s approval
Sin - Further, the Bible Teaches that sin involves a condition in which the heart is corrupted and inclined toward evil. ...
Genesis and Romans Teach that Adam and Eve did not sin for themselves alone, but, from their privileged position as the first, originally sinless couple, act as representatives for the human race. The Bible Teaches that there are lies and liars, sins and sinners
Galatians Epistle to the - From the form in which the Apostle cast his defence of himself and of his Teaching (Galatians 1-2, 3-5), it is not difficult to deduce the doctrinal position of these disturbers and the arguments by which they bewitched the Galatians (Galatians 3:1). But it must be remembered that he is not an apostle in the same sense as our Teachers, the great apostles of the circumcision, Peter, James, and John. The usual thanksgiving for past good progress is displaced by an expression of astonishment at the Galatians’ sudden apostasy, a denunciation of the false Teachers, and a declaration of the eternal truth of St. The Apostle begs them to pause, appealing to their recollection of his personal intercourse with them, which he contrasts with the self-interested motives of the false Teachers. Paul and his Judaistic opponents alike expressed their Teaching in conventional Jewish terminology. The actual result of the giving of the Law was to Teach man by bitter experience that ‘by works of the law shall no flesh be justified’ (Galatians 2:16)
Gospels - If He had (like Muhammed) recorded His own miracles and Teachings, internal consistency would have been nothing marvelous. Matthew is more copious in discourses, the facts being taken for granted as notorious to his readers, the first thing needed being to show the Jews in what relationship with Christ's Teaching had with the law. The closing charge "Go ye, Teach all nations," accords with the church's circumstances at its opening the door to Cornelius and Gentile proselytes, A
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - The First and Third Gospels, which (at all events in their present form) Teach the doctrine of the birth from a virgin, also contain formal pedigrees of Joseph, with the evident intention of proving that Jesus was the heir of David
Miracles (2) - Christian advocates are becoming thoroughly disposed to accept unreservedly the scientific Teaching of the Unity of Nature, carefully guarding the admission from being read as the Uniformity of Nature. But yet it is far truer to regard him as a personality which has not yet arrived, the mere rudiment of a personality whose powers, as he controls them, Teach out beyond his control to regions of potentiality as yet unrecognized, and showing that the true personality is vastly greater and mightier than the present actual. But taking the Teaching of the Lord Jesus, interpreted as it was by His life before God and man, and as it is by an increasing Christian experience, they conceive of God as the Infinite Will and Intelligence that animates while it transcends the whole creation, visible and invisible, a Divine Presence ever seeking self-realization and self-revelation in His creation, in some true measure expressing Himself in all the works of His hands, even in the non-human creation; but most really of all in human life with its manifold sympathies and powers, actual and potential, conscious and sub-conscious (or super-conscious). Teaching of Jesus in the synagogue, and spread of His fame (the latter left like a pyramid on its apex without the restoration of the demoniac). Conflict with scribes and Pharisees in regard to eating and drinking with publicans and sinners, and fasting, and His Teaching consequent thereon. Call of disciples (commission reduced to preaching and Teaching. Teaching in Mark 3:20-30 cut out as entirely dependent on His exorcism of demons). Teaching of true relationship to Himself (strongly savouring of presumption, apart from reasons which have disappeared in process of excision)
Presbyterians - 'I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they Teach no other doctrine
Character - ), but did not in His Teaching allow it to have a decisive place in life, except to the fool (Luke 12:20). The essential fact of grace is illustrated in the Teaching of Christ chiefly in the following doctrines—the Divine Fatherhood, the Divine Forgiveness, the Divine Indwelling, and the Divine Reappearing. ...
This leads to the second characteristic of a life that acts on the Teaching of the Divine Fatherhood—its religion will be in spirit and truth (John 4:23). Thus in the Teaching of Christ went forth ‘an edict of Universal Love’; ‘humanity was changed from a restraint to a motive (Ecce Homo, ch. But Jesus was the first to apply it to the individual soul with the view of producing the character of a child of the Kingdom; and it was this which made His Teaching seem revolutionary and even blasphemous in the eyes of the guardians of the Old Covenant (Mark 2:5-12, Luke 7:39-50). The gospel does not so much Teach now to be good as why to be good. Yet it must be admitted that in this Teaching of grace as a redeeming power, Jesus did not simply profess to level sinners up to the virtuous
Asceticism (2) - It does not stop short with Teaching men to govern their wants, to subject them to the service of a higher end and purpose. The moral preparation for the Kingdom, by repentance and works of righteousness, was the substance of his Teaching (Matthew 3:7-12, Luke 3:1-14). ...
Such being the principal types of contemporary asceticism, it remains to inquire, What attitude did Jesus Himself take up in relation to this asceticism? How far did He identify the life of righteousness with that ‘vita religiosa’ which has found its fullest expression in Monasticism? To answer this question we must consider (1) the practice of Jesus, and (2) the Teaching of Jesus so far as it bears upon the subject. Matthew’s νηστεύσας (Matthew 4:2) be taken literally, yet, in the face of Christ’s Teaching on the subject (to be mentioned below), we cannot believe that He attributed any great importance to this abstinence from food. The Teaching of Jesus. —Passing now to the consideration of the Teaching of Jesus, we remark at the outset that, from first to last, it is instinct with the spirit of self-denial. No Teaching could be clearer or more forcible than this. Jesus nowhere Teaches that earthly goods are of the devil, or that the gratification of the natural cravings is fraught with sin. His Teaching on the subject may be summarized in the word subordination. ...
Further to illustrate this point of view, we may briefly allude to Jesus’ Teaching on three prominent characteristics of the ascetic life—voluntary poverty, celibacy, and bodily discipline as exercised in the practice of fasting. There is nothing ascetic in such Teaching. Jesus certainly Teaches that a spiritual vocation is sometimes inconsistent with the married state. The Master who taught that matrimony was a divinely ordered condition, and emphasized in the strongest terms the sanctity of the conjugal relation (Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:3-9, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:16), who practised (Luke 2:51) and inculcated the duty of filial obedience and love towards parents (Matthew 15:4-6, Mark 7:10-13), who habitually used the symbolism of the family to express the profoundest and holiest truths of religion, certainly did not mean to Teach that family life, as such, was irreconcilable with righteousness. This will appear from His Teaching on fasting—one of the most distinguishing characteristics of the Jewish piety of His time
Anger - The Teaching of the early Christian Church recognizes both aspects. The section of the Sermon on the Mount which Teaches that whosoever is angry with his brother is in danger of the judgment (Matthew 5:21 f. On the other hand, while repentance was always insisted upon by Israel’s religious Teachers, there was a tendency to assert the need of supplementary means in order to bring about the reconciliation of God and man. the atoning value of the sufferings of pious men]'>[3] which attained wide development in later times and constantly meets us in the Teaching of the Jewish synagogues’ (O. ...
The doctrine of propitiation receives no support from the Teaching of Jesus as given in the Synoptics. of Christ and the Gospels , article ‘Sacrifice’), although He did Teach that the spiritual ministration involved suffering and sacrifice, so that the death of Jesus might be figuratively regarded as a ‘ransom for many’ (Mark 10:35-45). Moreover, the Teaching of Jesus is not favourable to the view that legal right claims a compensation beyond repentance, before the Father will forgive. ...
The Teaching of the Acts of the Apostles agrees with that of the Synoptics. He is able to bring about a change in the hearts of men, and, in accordance with prophetic Teaching, pardon follows repentance (cf. Paul follows the anti-legal Teaching of Jesus in asserting that ‘justification’-right relations with God-depends on the new attitude of ‘faith,’ not on ‘works’; but legalism with St
Canon - Is not this written in the book of Jasher?" And in 2 Samuel 1:18 : "And he bade them Teach the children of Israel the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher
Propitiation - But this illustrative use of the term by these three apostolic writers, whilst it contributes figuratively to a legal, ethical, and ceremonial interpretation of the one reality of a common spiritual experience of redemption in Christ’s blood, involves no essential divergence in their respective Teaching. This he did rather to meet the exigencies of the occasion for his writing than to indicate a difference of view respecting the historical fact or the spiritual experience involved; these last were central to all apostolic Teaching. Paul’s Teaching. Although such phrases as ‘propitiating God’ or God ‘being propitiated’ are foreign to apostolic Teaching, the Pauline view relates the propitiation to God as recipient. Paul Teach that it is also offered by God-that is, that God propitiates Himself? Probably the best answer is that St. But the main Johannine distinction is probably found in the wealth of the Divine love, in which the writer makes explicit what is elsewhere implied in the Teaching on propitiation, where it is associated more closely with the righteousness of the Law. Universally assumed in the apostolic Teaching, the love of God in the propitiation suffuses the whole Johannine conception with radiant light. -Propitiation in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 2:17, ‘to make propitiation for sins,’ τὸ ἱλάσκεσθαι) is interpreted in terms of sacrifice and comes nearest in apostolic Teaching to the OT usage. The particular contribution, however, made by the writer of Hebrews to the apostolic Teaching on propitiation is the discussion of the conception that the propitiation offered by Christ is capable of dealing with all and every kind of sin as a barrier between God and man, and not with sins of ignorance and infirmity alone; the key to the discussion is that Christ’s is a ‘better sacrifice,’ which perfects the imperfect, abolishes the typical, and lifts the whole significance of propitiation from the circle of legal and ceremonial ideas into the realm of abiding ethical and spiritual realities; Jesus, ‘who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish unto God,’ thus becomes the author of eternal salvation-a salvation whose characteristic is finality; ‘through his own blood, (he) entered in once for all into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption’ (cf
Presbyterians - 'I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they Teach no other doctrine
Marriage - The primeval marriage, the idea of which was obscured by the hardness of man’s heart, was revived, and the Teaching about divorce (below, 7) was revolutionized. Nevertheless, marriage was intended only for this life, for there are no marriages in heaven (Matthew 22:30, Mark 12:25, Luke 20:35 -these passages, it is needless to say, do not Teach that loved ones will be parted hereafter). Following the Master’s Teaching, St. ...
Our Lord, while Teaching, as we have seen, the holiness of marriage, nevertheless commended celibacy for those ‘to whom it is given’ and who are ‘able to receive it’; for so we must interpret the phrase ‘which made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake’ (Matthew 19:11 f. ...
In the Teaching of St. 5) does not go further than our Lord’s Teaching
Lust - As regards responsibility for concupiscence, this school distinctly Teaches it while the other side denies it. ...
‘All the desires of men we Teach to be evil, … not in so far as they are natural, but because they are inordinate, and they are inordinate because they flow from a corrupt nature’ (Calvin, Institutes, bk. Paul’s Teaching in Romans 7:15-24 was open to misunderstanding, but in principle it is the very opposite of libertinism
Holiness - But, in general, later Jewish Teaching has insisted upon moral as well as ceremonial purity as being essential qualifications for the service of the Holy One of Israel. The opening petitions of the Lord’s Prayer Teach that His Kingdom will come and His will be done ‘as in heaven, so on earth,’ when in His Church on earth as in heaven the name of the Holy Father is hallowed (Matthew 6:10 Ἁγιας θήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου … ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς). The imitation of Christ is the royal road to holiness; His Teaching concerning union with Himself and the bestowment of the Holy Spirit reveals the secret of holiness. The writers of the Epistles, under the guidance of the promised Teacher, unfolded the implications of their own experience and the purpose of the Incarnation, the Passion, and the abiding Priesthood of the Son of God
Individualism - No man is ever so much wiser and better than his fellows that he can have the right in any capacity to take over the regulation of their lives, and the very goal of history is to Teach the folly and wickedness of any body of men trying to bear rule over others,—a philosophy of history somewhat akin to St. The Socialist, moreover, has the same sympathy with Christ’s Teaching. The Teaching of Jesus, he affirms, had hardly anything to do with a life after death, but a great deal to do with a Kingdom of God, which is a righteous society to be established upon earth. That Christ aimed both at creating a better individual and a better society needs no proof, and it must further be recognized that the society He Himself created, considered a voluntary community of goods at least in agreement with the spirit of His Teaching (see art. Instead of more submission to their Teachers and more obedience to their rulers, the Scripture hope of progress is still what it was of old, ‘Would that the Lord’s people were all prophets,’—would that each man were less concerned about his neighbour and more about his own message and his own call! Men are always ready to organize others; the fruitful and difficult task is to organize one’s own soul
Inspiration - ‘He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God, for he giveth not the Spirit by measure’ (John 3:34); ‘My Teaching is not mine, but his that sent me’ (John 7:16); ‘as the Father hath taught me, I speak these things’ (John 8:28). The presence of the Divine Spirit was promised not only to prompt and support them on critical occasions, as when they were summoned before magistrates (Mark 13:11, Matthew 10:20, Luke 12:11), but as the Spirit of truth He was promised as the very substitute of Christ Himself: ‘He shall Teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you’ (John 14:26; John 16:13). John (1 John 2:27), ‘His anointing Teacheth you concerning all things. ’ At the same time it was meant to encourage them to believe that their sympathy with their Lord and their acceptance of His Spirit would give them a sufficient remembrance and understanding of His Teaching. But ‘the word of wisdom,’ ‘the word of knowledge,’ the charism of the prophet and the Teacher, may quite reasonably, if not even necessarily, be supposed to include written as well as spoken discourse. After speaking of the things revealed by the Spirit of God, he says, ‘which things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom Teacheth, but which the Spirit Teacheth’ (1 Corinthians 2:13)
Preaching - At other times they were left without a Teaching priest, and without law. And, at other seasons again, itinerants, both princes, priests, and Levites, were sent through all the country to carry the book of the law, and to Teach in the cities. Thirteen other principal Teachers, and many Levites, were present also on scaffolds erected for the purpose, alternately to officiate. Plato was alive at this time, Teaching dull philosophy to cold academics; but what was he, and what was Xenophon or Demosthenes, or any of the Pagan orators, in comparison with these men? From this period to that of the appearance of Jesus Christ, public preaching was universal: synagogues were multiplied, vast numbers attended, and elders and rulers were appointed for the purpose of order and instruction
Lord's Prayer (ii) - ’ The Kingdom of God was the hope of Israel before Christ’s advent, and when He came it formed the constant and central theme of His Teaching. When we examine the Synoptic Gospels to learn what His Teaching upon the subject was, we find Him speaking of the Kingdom of God in two ways. of ἔπειμι [2]), but seems out of keeping with Christ’s Teaching elsewhere in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:34). ...
By Teaching us to offer this petition our Lord Teaches that God is ready to forgive all our debts. It is in keeping, too, with our Lord’s Teaching about the presence and influence in the world of a hostile and malevolent will, an ‘enemy’ of God’s Kingdom and its King (cf. It Teaches us that we are not heard for our much speaking, that long and elaborate prayers are unnecessary, that a simple request like that of a child to a father is enough. It Teaches also the right relation and proportion in prayer between what belongs to God and what concerns ourselves. The prayers which John the Baptist taught his disciples (Luke 11:1) must have been forms; and when a disciple of Jesus, reminding Him of John’s custom, said, ‘Lord Teach us to pray,’ it was doubtless a prayer-form for which he asked. It Teaches us to join our desires with those of the universal Church as we pray for the coming of the Kingdom. It Teaches us when we ask for bread, or forgiveness, or guidance and deliverance, to bear the needs of others along with our own on our hearts before God, and to remember that the unspeakable privilege of intercession is of the very essence of Christian prayer
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 people, moreover, had shown themselves unprepared to receive and unable to appreciate His Teaching, even after the work of John the Baptist and His own labours in their behalf. And so the form of His Teaching had changed from the gnomic to the parabolic, causing a separation between the mass and those who had ears to hear. The theme, moreover, becomes characteristic of His subsequent Teaching (Mark 9:12; Mark 9:31; Mark 10:33 f. In this faith they had answered His call to discipleship; in it they had associated with Him, heard His Teaching, and seen His wonderful works; their appointment as Apostles implied it, as did their subsequent mission to Israel
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(b) The figure is used in a somewhat similar manner to describe the judgment by which the work of Christian Teachers is to be tested at the Parousia. ...
(α) In accordance with this usage, fire is employed in Judges 1:23 to represent the present judgment which overtakes the second of the three classes enticed into licentious living by the antinomian Teachers (cf. Whatever may be the condition of the impenitent between death and the Judgment, it is implied by the uniform Teaching of the NT on the Last Things that the decisive sentence which determines their ultimate condition is not pronounced till the Last Judgment. 270), ‘that these terrible words can be pressed into the service of the doctrine of the Last Things, … It is safer to regard them as belonging to the scenery of the vision rather then to its eschatological Teaching. John intends at least to Teach that the forces, personal or impersonal, which have inspired mankind with false views of life and antagonism to God and to Christ will in the end be completely subjugated, and, if not annihilated, will at least be prevented from causing further trouble
Animals - —It cannot be said that animals play a very important part in the life and Teaching of our Lord; yet the Gospel references cover a wider range than is usually imagined. ...
The triumphal entry into Jerusalem is the only incident in the life of our Lord in which an ass is concerned; but in His Teaching, as reported by St. Possibly neither is the correct text; but if we follow the Revisers, we may notice that on the only two occasions when the ass is mentioned in our Lord’s Teaching, it is coupled with the ox, as if to imply that the Jewish farmer took equal care of each. No doubt the fields round the lake, with the birds busy upon them, could be seen from the place where Jesus stood to Teach the people
Physician - I will honour as my father the master who taught me the art of medicine; his children I will consider as my brothers, and Teach them my profession without fee or reward
Priest (2) - This is one of the great distinctions between the Teaching of Romans and of Hebrews. If the priest did other duties, such as Teaching, receiving tithes, and blessing the people, these were superadded functions and not inherent in the priesthood. The Levites could Teach and the kings could bless, but by no possibility could either do the essential duties of the priesthood in representing man to God. ’ The view that this verse Teaches that Christ is now continually offering Himself to God in heaven is clearly inconsistent with the rest of the Epistle, which lays such stress on the association of the offering with Christ’s death, and which also dwells on the uniqueness and completeness of the offering (ἐφάπαξ, Hebrews 9:13-14 Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:28), and on the session at God’s right hand (the attitude of a victor, not an offerer)
Proverbs - He did not use the jargon of the schools, but expressed His heavenly Teaching, albeit profounder than either Jewish theology or Greek philosophy, in language which the simplest could understand. It seems as though He were speaking here after the manner of the Rabbis, who forbade that even the burial of the dead should be allowed to interrupt the study of the Law (Wetstein on Matthew 8:21), and required that a disciple should put his Teacher’s claims before those of his father; ‘for his father indeed brought him into this world; but his Teacher, who has taught him wisdom, has introduced him into the world to come’ (Taylor, Say. The old gentleman was neither dead nor dying; he was in good health, and the youth meant merely that his home had the first claim upon him (Wendt, Teach
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(b) The figure is used in a somewhat similar manner to describe the judgment by which the work of Christian Teachers is to be tested at the Parousia. ...
(α) In accordance with this usage, fire is employed in Judges 1:23 to represent the present judgment which overtakes the second of the three classes enticed into licentious living by the antinomian Teachers (cf. Whatever may be the condition of the impenitent between death and the Judgment, it is implied by the uniform Teaching of the NT on the Last Things that the decisive sentence which determines their ultimate condition is not pronounced till the Last Judgment. 270), ‘that these terrible words can be pressed into the service of the doctrine of the Last Things, … It is safer to regard them as belonging to the scenery of the vision rather then to its eschatological Teaching. John intends at least to Teach that the forces, personal or impersonal, which have inspired mankind with false views of life and antagonism to God and to Christ will in the end be completely subjugated, and, if not annihilated, will at least be prevented from causing further trouble
Temple - At the end are blocks half quarried, the marks of the chisel as fresh as on the day the mason ceased; but the temple was completed without them, still they remain attached to their native bed, a type of multitudes, impressed in part, bearing marks of the Teacher's chisel, but never incorporated into the spiritual temple. ...
The Levites throughout the land were to Teach Israel the law of their God; the particular mode was left to patriarchal usage and the rules of religious feeling and reason (Deuteronomy 33:10; Deuteronomy 6:7). But "the glory of this latter house was greater than of the former" (Haggai 2:9) because of the presence of Messiah, in whose face is given the light of the knowledge of the glory of God (2 Corinthians 4:6; Hebrews 1:2) as Himself said, "in this place is one (Greek 'a something greater,' the indefiniteness marking the infinite vastness whereby He is) greater than the temple" (Matthew 12:6), and who "sat daily Teaching in it" (Matthew 26:55)
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It would be strange if so remarkable a declaration had produced no echoes in the Teaching of our Lord’s followers. What the passage Teaches is, that all men have sinned and have failed to attain the glory God has in mind for them; all are in this matter in like case; those whom God justifies-namely, all believers-are, then, justified freely, by God’s grace alone. But it does not Teach that God acts thus, in His free grace, justifying sinners gratuitously so far as they are concerned, arbitrarily and with no adequate ground for His action
Ideas (Leading) - This is not an artificial division: it corresponds to two stages in His public Teaching which are very clearly marked in the Gospels. —This idea must be placed first on account of its position in our Lord’s Teaching. As our Lord’s ministry and Teaching developed, He made it quite clear that the Kingdom He proclaimed was very different from the kingdom of popular expectations. He holds that our Lord shared the eschatological ideas of the Jews of His time, but that the essence of His Teaching is that the Kingdom is the rule of God in the heart of the individual). ...
But we cannot found our interpretation of our Lord’s Teaching on a single passage, especially when we are dealing with a leading conception which was always more or less in His mind. All these aspects are distinctly visible in our Lord’s Teaching, and all are harmonized by the view which has just been adopted. , must be taken as the fullest statement of our Lord’s moral Teaching. There are parts of our Lord’s moral Teaching which have seemed perplexing to many, e. It occupies the whole of Matthew 6, which fills the central space in the moral Teaching of Jesus as we have it in St. The passage is perhaps the most beautiful in all His Teaching. ...
It is singularly impressive that this Teaching should be given in connexion with those common everyday duties at which the vast majority of human beings must spend their lives. What these characteristics are will be seen as we examine the other leading ideas of our Lord’s moral Teaching. This Teaching was not altogether new. —This idea is very frequent in the Teaching of our Lord. ...
Apart from the religious value of these Teachings, their ethical importance is incalculable. Our Lord’s Teaching is quite clear on this subject. —Christianity Teaches us to think of love as the nature of God and as the highest law of human life. We owe this noble Teaching to our Lord Himself. Not only so, but our Lord Teaches that the Law of Love is the supreme law of conduct. In strict accordance with this Teaching is the Law of Service. ...
This Teaching shows clearly that our Lord designed to give to men a blessing which should be, not merely an illumination for the soul of the individual, but a social bond. Why not have made a Jew assist a Samaritan, or even a Gentile, in order to illustrate the principle? But our Lord wished to Teach by an example appealing rather to the humanity than to the national feelings of His hearer. ...
It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of this Teaching. The Teaching is, ‘Be sons of your Father,’ be like unto God. It is very hard to realize how vast was the change effected by the Teaching and example of Christ. —When dealing with the lofty principles of absolute morality, our Lord’s Teaching is characterized by the most extraordinary sweetness. There is an awful force in the language and imagery with which He Teaches the necessity of self-sacrifice. But our thoughts will be set free from confusion if we consider our Lord’s Teaching as it stands, apart from certain popular misconceptions. It will be found that, in His Teaching, the Kingdom is itself the reward
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - This requirement of subordination to the word of the prophet was clearly spelled out at Saul's inauguration when Samuel told the king and the people that he would continue to Teach them "the way that is good and right" (1 Samuel 12:23 )
Sexuality, Human - Commands, Teachings, laws, and institutions that are designed to move one from a fallen to a postfallen (redeemed) state or community are redemptive and therefore prescriptive, although care must be taken to distinguish the spirit from the letter in their application ( Exodus 21:20-21,2601 ). Although some Jewish authorities of the time made specific prohibitions about Teaching women, many were numbered among Jesus' disciples. ...
Jesus chides Martha for caring more about her housekeeping than about hearing his Teaching (Luke 10:38-42 ). Yet the words convey not a thundering rebuke, but a gentle remonstrance designed to Teach and not to humiliate, motivated not by egotistical considerations but by his love for Martha and his desire to help her
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The Teaching of Jesus . The greater part of Jesus' Teaching concerned life here and now and the way people should live in the service of God. Some have seen this as "realized eschatology, " the view that the present kingdom of God, established in the life and the Teaching of Jesus, is the whole story (C. ...
Thus he warned his hearers that anyone ashamed of him and his Teaching would find the Son of Man ashamed of him "when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels" (Mark 8:38 ). This Teaching is given as something already accepted and it thus appears to be part of Jesus' Teaching from earlier days. There is no point at which he ceases to Teach other things and begins to enunciate Teaching on his second coming. Not much Teaching about his return is recorded before this time, but these words show that Jesus had previously taught the disciples that he would come back. All three Synoptists record significant Teaching about Jesus' coming again in the Olivet discourse. We should also bear in mind the Teaching of the parable of the talents. ...
An important part of Jesus' Teaching about his second coming is the truth that it will form a strong contrast with his first coming. We discern the thought of final judgment also in such Teachings of Jesus as the parable of the talents. Thus Paul counsels one group of early Christians not be "unsettled or alarmed" by Teaching "that the day of the Lord has already come" (2 Thessalonians 2:2 ). If the Teaching about it could be so drastically misunderstood in the earliest days of the church we should not be surprised if we find it difficult to fit all that the New Testament says about it into one coherent pattern. There is no need for him to explain which day "that day" is; so central was it to Christian Teaching that Paul had no need to define it further. A little later Paul has his Teaching about Christians building on the foundation Christ laid and his reminder that "the day" will bring judgment
Grace - 3), and that he has found favor with God; he requests that God Teach him his ways, so that he may "know you and continue to find favor with you" (v. This grace "teaches us to say No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope
Eschatology (2) - The main features of our Lord’s eschatological Teaching. It is to set forth the main features of the Teaching of our Lord regarding the Last Things. The prevailing Teachers were the scribes and Pharisees, whose yoke, practically intolerable, was yet theoretically imperative. It has been questioned how far readers of the Gospels get from them a fair impression of the moral and religious influence exercised by the Teachers of the Law, and it has been contended, with perhaps some justice, that the impression so derived is as one-sided as the impression of the Roman Church one naturally gathers from histories of the Protestant Reformation. Hence even in Daniel 12:2, which cannot be said to Teach a universal resurrection, among the ‘many’ who awake from the dust of the earth there are ‘some’ who arise to ‘shame and everlasting contempt. The main features of our Lord’s eschatological Teaching,—Turning now to the subject of our Lord’s eschatological Teaching, and looking to the present condition of critical opinion, we may make a distinction, which has in most respects only a theoretical value, between the eschatological views of the early Church as reflected in the Gospels and those held and taught by Jesus Himself
Gnosticism - The soul at all points, before and after death, was opposed by hostile spirits, and a great part of Gnostic Teaching consisted in instructing the soul as to how those enemies could be over-come. Here comes in the tangle of magico-mystical Teaching, so large an element of the later schools. And in apostolic Teaching, especially in St. Divorced from the general Teaching of the apostles, this could be claimed as just the Gnostic position. It is, we take it, a misconception to regard such apostolic Teaching as the starting-point of Gnosticism. But in such Teaching Gnosticism found points of attachment to Christianity, and other points might be adduced. -The errorists in question claim a superior knowledge (" translation="">Colossians 2:8; " translation="">Colossians 2:18), pay great regard to angels-beings intermediate between God and man (" translation="">Colossians 2:18)-teach asceticism (" translation="">Colossians 2:21; " translation="">Colossians 2:23); and probably their demiurgic notion is refuted in " translation="">Colossians 1:16. ‘They lead lives of unrestrained indulgence, … Teaching that it is a matter of indifference to practise adultery, and to eat things sacrificed to idols’ (Iren. ...
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
Gospel (2) - this sentence occurs twice: ‘Jesus went about in all Galilee, Teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people’ (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 9:35). It contains three main words—‘teaching,’ ‘preaching,’ ‘healing. Luke distinguishes ‘teaching’ and ‘preaching the gospel’ (Luke 20:1); and in Luke 9:2 he tells that the Twelve were sent forth ‘to preach the kingdom and to heal the sick. Mark does not contrast the two words ‘teach’ and ‘preach the gospel’ in the same verse; but in Mark 1:14; Mark 1:21, he ascribes to Jesus ‘preaching the gospel’ and ‘teaching. ’ In the latter case the effect produced by His ‘teaching’ is different from that due to His ‘preaching. In addition to these ‘good tidings,’ there was ‘teaching’ that belonged to another category. Listeners would hardly describe such Teaching as Matthew 5:19-48 by the title ‘good tidings,’ nor could the word apply naturally to Matthew 10:34-39; Matthew 12:31-37; Matthew 19:9-12; Matthew 21:33-44; Matthew 21:23-24. It seems clear that Jesus distinguished the gospel that He preached from the Teaching that accompanied it. More specifically, He illumined the Fatherhood of God by Teaching ‘the infinite value of the human soul. We must return now to the distinction between ‘preaching the gospel’ and ‘teaching. ’ Much of the Teaching of Jesus could not be directly classed under the ‘gospel’ as sketched above. It was ethical Teaching. The Teaching of Jesus is the law-book of the Kingdom. ’ Wonderful as the Teaching of Jesus was, the gospel seemed still more marvellous. It had to be preached before the Teaching of Jesus could follow; and whilst points of contact could be found between the Teaching of Jesus and other ethical systems, there was nothing in the world like the gospel of Jesus. And thus the term ‘gospel’ was most frequently on the lips of the Apostles; and by a natural process it was extended to cover the entire contents of their report of Jesus, including His Teaching. ...
A distinction has been drawn between the gospel which Jesus preached and His ethical Teaching. The Church’s Teaching of the Christian ethics must be a changing message. It is the application of the principles of Christ’s Teaching to present circumstances. But from Apostolic days onward the term ‘gospel’ has been used to cover the threefold function—preaching the gospel, Teaching the ethic, and healing the sick. In this sense ‘gospel’ includes all ethical Teaching and social service that are in accordance with the mind of the Master. The disciples have become Teachers; but they do not stand by their Master’s side at the centre
Gospels (2) - Jesus Christ was, of course, a great—we would say the greatest—moral Teacher of mankind; yet the Christian consciousness has always felt that what Jesus was, and did, and suffered, has an importance and significance far transcending that which He taught. If it be permissible to use in this connexion the metaphor in which the Nicene Creed endeavours to set forth the relation of the Second Person of the Trinity to the First, the ethical Teaching of Christ is light generated from light. ...
It is scarcely necessary to add that these facts or requirements would be ‘commended to every man’s conscience’ (2 Corinthians 4:2) by examples of the wisdom, sublimity, and beauty of the Saviour’s moral and spiritual Teaching. But as the number of evangelists who had not ‘known Christ after the flesh’ multiplied in every direction, it would very soon become impossible for the original witnesses even to instruct all those who were to Teach others. Paul derived his knowledge of our Lord’s life from oral Teaching or from a written document. Paul to the moral and spiritual Teaching of Jesus, there are only two explicit references to sayings found in our present Gospels
Mediator - —Although these do not employ the title ‘mediator,’ they throughout imply that the Teaching, life, and death of Jesus were mediatorial. ’ We are also able to do more justice to the truth that He revealed Himself as already the Messiah during ‘the days of his flesh,’ and did not Teach that His Messianic Kingdom was only an affair of the future. —The simple Teaching about our Lord conveyed in Acts, more especially in chs. 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. And his whole Teaching concerning the work of Christ is inseparable from the doctrine of His Person. ]'>[1] —there is much Teaching about our Lord’s Person. Paul’s Teaching about the death of Christ is entirely consistent. He Teaches that there are two great elements in the process of the individual man’s reconciliation with God
Son of God - Go ye, therefore, and Teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world’ (Matthew 28:19 f
Terah - Terah was taken in Ur of the Chaldees, and was there made the type and the Teacher of all those wise men of the east, and of the west, and of the north, and of the south: all the elect within the election, and without: all those men old in years, but whose eye is not dim, nor their intellectual nor their spiritual strength one iota abated. A Teachable, tractable, pliable son is a fine sight to see, and such a son is the best blessing that any good father can have of God. But a still Teachable, tractable, pliable-minded, genial-minded, hopeful-minded father is a still finer sight to see; a still rarer, nobler, and even more delightful sight to see. A father who reads his reading son's best books, and who sits at the feet of his student son's best Teachers, and who walks arm in arm with his elect son away out of the worn-out past and away up into the land of promise-that is a father to descend from, and to be proud of above peers and princes. 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
Boyhood of Jesus - such religious fiction as we find in the Talmud, from our Lord’s Teaching, implies either want of training in it, or positive rejection of it. But Christ acquired such a knowledge of the Old Testament, and perhaps of some books outside the Palestinian canon, that the Teachers in the temple ‘were astonished at his understanding and answers’ (Luke 2:47). Apart from Exodus 13:7-8,99 (the only passage in which He is called ὁ τέκτων, and not merely ὁ τοῦ τέκτονος υἱός), common sense would Teach us that He who deigned to live in a carpenter’s household, under real human conditions, in His youth, would help Joseph, and learn the art he practised. —‘And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors ((Revised Version margin) ‘or Teachers’), both hearing them, and asking them questions’ (Luke 2:48). Kuinoel watered down the expression here to ‘in the same room with the Teachers. The mode of higher religious Teaching among the Jews seems to have been neither didactic nor catechetical, but by mutual interrogation between the Teacher and the scholar. Hence the freedom used by the disciples and others in questioning their Teacher. Luke 20:22; Luke 20:28-33, Mark 10:2 give us other authentic instances of the points discussed by the Jewish Teachers of that age
Calendar, the Christian - And there is nothing to forbid the supposition that it was a following of the spirit of the Teaching of the great Forty Days (Acts 1:3). … The aim of the Apostles was not to appoint festival days, but to Teach a righteous life and piety
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After a significant period of time, the Israelites are oppressed by the Egyptians (Exodus 1-3 ), who Teach them the harsh meaning of slavery as they are forced to build earthly cities for the Pharaoh
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Beside the above, there are in the United States several smaller associations of persons bearing the name of Methodists, who hold and Teach, in general, the doctrines of Wesleyan Methodists, but are not in connection with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and differ from it in various points of ecclesiastical economy and discipline
John, the Gospel by - This should have been known by a Teacher of Israel from the prophetic announcement with regard to earthly blessing in Ezekiel 36:25 , etc. The Comforter would Teach them all things and bring to their remembrance what He had said to them
Julius (5), Bishop of Rome - Paul direct; not so do the Fathers Teach: this is pride, and a new ambition
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - For I did not, like the generality, take pleasure in those who have much to say, but in those who Teach the truth; nor in those who relate their strange commandments, but in those who record such as were given from the Lord to the Faith and come from the Truth itself. For he neither heard the Lord nor had been a follower of His; but afterwards, as I said, was a follower of Peter, who framed his Teaching according to the needs [2], but not with the design of giving a connected account of the Lord's discourses [3]. Mark's founded on the Teaching of Peter. His account is that Mark was but the interpreter of Peter, whose Teaching he accurately reported; that Peter had not undertaken at any time to give an orderly account of our Lord's words and deeds, but had merely related some of them from time to time as the immediate needs suggested; that Mark therefore faithfully reported what he had heard, and if his order was not always accurate it was because it had been no part of his plan to aim at accuracy in this respect. To this, and possibly other similar stories, Eusebius no doubt refers when he says that Papias had related certain strange parables and Teachings of the Saviour and other things of a fabulous character. Peter's Epistle, a work the Teaching of which, as all critics allow, is completely Pauline
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The rain, beginning with the small hand-like cloud, and increasing until the whole sky became black (Luke 12:54; Luke 13:19), returned as it had gone, in answer to Elijah's effectual prayer, which Teaches us to not only pray but also wait (James 5:17-18; 1 Kings 18:41-45). " God, with tender considerateness, first relieved his physical needs, by sending to his exhausted frame "tired nature's kind restorer, balmy sleep," and then, by His angel, food; and only when nature was refreshed proceeds to Teach him spiritually the lesson he needed
Prayer - This will Teach us to speak of the things of God
Sanctification - With the enrichment of the moral sense, the increasing moralization of the idea of God, and the growth of individual responsibility which culminated in the Teaching of Jesus, guilt became in the NT that condition of heart and life produced by offences, conscious or unconscious, against the love of God. Paul develops his doctrine of sanctification in opposition on the one hand to antinomian Teaching, and on the other to Jewish legalism, the doctrine of Hebrews is rather developed in opposition to a ritualistic spirit of dependence on the ancient rites of cleansing from sin. Paul Teach that God sent His pre-existent Son in the flesh (Romans 8:3, Hebrews 10:5), but in St. -It is extremely important that the NT Teaching on the previous aspect of sanctification should be emphasized, in order that the inalienable connexion between the Christian religion and Christian morality should be preserved. In other words, the NT Teaches everywhere that what a man believes has an all-determining effect on what he is and what he does. The passages which contain ethical precepts (including the Sermon on the Mount) cannot be understood apart from the doctrinal Teaching. The incarnation of Jesus Christ realized in perfection the prophetic Teaching, and for ever made men aware that God is the Father, whose holiness is also love, and who reasserts His claim on each individual soul by an act of redemption. Freedom, creativeness, originality are the marks of the moral Teaching of Jesus, and they are the marks of all true imitatio Christi. There is not a word in the recorded Teaching of Jesus that can be construed into the position that the Mosaic Law was temporary. Our norm is neither the Teaching nor the example of Jesus by themselves, but the experience of His work, and of His risen life. Freewill, by the Teaching of Scripture itself, was a very dangerous experiment
Canon of the New Testament - The Greek word ‘canon,’ meaning originally a ‘rod’ and so a ‘rule for measuring,’ is used in a variety of senses by the Patristic writers, among the most familiar instances being the expressions ‘rule of truth’ and ‘rule of faith’ for the doctrinal Teaching officially recognized by the bishops. 140) in his effort to reform the Church by recalling attention to the Pauline Teaching which had fallen into neglect. The 30 years from Justin Martyr, who knew only a collection of 3 Gospels as specially authoritative, and that simply as records of the life and Teaching of Christ, to Irenæus, with his frequent appeals to the Epistles as well as the Gospels, saw the birth of a NT Canon, but left no record of so great an event. Some authoritative standard of appeal was wanted to save the essence of Christian Teaching from being engulfed in the speculations of Gnosticism. Thus he wrote: ‘John’s Gospel, the Epistles of Paul, especially Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and 1Peter these are the books which show thee Christ, and Teach all that it is needful and blessed for thee to know even if you never see or hear any other book, or any other doctrine
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The complaint psalms Teach several significant things to worshipers who suffer affliction
Socialism - Its rapid revival in the Churches was due to the fact that the men who proclaimed it were able to point to half-forgotten Scripture ideas—as with other objects men had gone back to the Teaching of Scripture at the Reformation. It was easy for the pioneers of the social revival to show that the Gospels and Epistles were full of social Teaching, and gave no support to the doctrine of ‘the devil take the hindmost,’ or (in more subdued language) of noninterference. They are not to be found in the official documents of the preceding era:...
‘The Christian Church is bound, following the Teaching of her Master, to aid every wise endeavour which has for its object the material and the moral welfare of the poor. Luke (Luke 4:18), that He had come to preach good tidings to the poor; to His mother His coming meant the exaltation of them of low degree (Luke 1:52); to His forerunner also it meant a certain levelling of existing conditions (Luke 3:5), and indeed John the Baptist himself advocated that voluntary communism which is an undisputed characteristic of all early Christian Teaching (‘He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none,’ etc. When we turn to the Teaching of our Lord, we find quite clearly that He concerned Himself with secular things, and did not give any justification for that ‘other-worldliness’ which would ignore physical evils. His parables Teach social principles of the most far-reaching importance. The parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) gives a new meaning to the word ‘neighbour,’ and Teaches the obligation of what nowadays is called social service; and this lesson is even more strongly expressed in the most important parable of all—that of the Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46)—where we are told that salvation will depend on whether we have succoured the poor and outcast, with whom Christ identifies Himself. ...
The Sermon on the Mount in this aspect may be called a simple manual of social Teaching. It is sufficient to allude to the Beatitudes, and to point out how much of the Teaching in the rest of the Sermon is still regarded as Utopian, as that about love of enemies (Luke 6:27), oaths, non-resistance, litigation and property, free giving (Matthew 5:33-48), lending without interest (Luke 6:34-35, money-making (Matthew 6:19), worrying about the future (Matthew 6:24-34). ...
If we turn to another central part of Christ’s Teaching, the Lord’s Prayer, we find again the social side interwoven with the spiritual. It asks for the hallowing of God’s name, the coming of His Kingdom, and the doing of His will upon earth,—in other words, it Teaches the Christian to pray for Utopia, and it makes incumbent upon him the duty of considering all social and political schemes with a view to the perfecting of society in this world. ...
Christ then Teaches that man has a double duty—to love God and love his neighbour. Christ condemns the rich and blesses the poor; He Teaches brotherhood, social service, and the abnegation of private possessions; He Teaches that men are to strive to bring about a Divine Kingdom of justice on the earth, and that they will finally be judged by their works of mercy to those whom the world despises. This is characteristic of the early Fathers also (see below, ‘Patristic Teaching’); the conditions of society were to be accepted, and men were to do their duty in them, although the Christian fellowship was working out towards a higher ideal (e. But his most valuable contribution to the social aspect of Christianity is his Teaching about the solidarity of mankind; the social principle in its very essence is in the declaration that ‘There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female: for ye are all one man in Christ Jesus’ (Galatians 3:28; cf. Patristic Teaching. —There is not space to do more than allude to the Teaching of the Christian Fathers. A list of 140 books and pamphlets bearing specially on the movement in England was compiled by the present writer in 1897, and may be mentioned because it can be obtained for a penny (Appendix to Socialism and the Teaching of Christ, by [J. For the social Teaching of the Fathers, see A
Jews - As soon as a child can speak, they Teach him to read and translate the Bible into the language of the country where they live
Authority in Religion - To avoid confusion, then, in considering Christ’s Teachings regarding authority in religion, we shall have at every step to take account of the particular kind of authority then being dealt with. —That Christ’s conception of religion must have conditioned and shaped His Teachings upon authority in religion is too obvious to be questioned. ’ But that, according to the Teaching of Christ, there is an emotional element in religion, is so generally recognized that it would be superfluous to multiply references, especially in such an incidental treatment of the subject as the present. On the other hand, the necessary interrelation and interaction between them are recognized by Christ in such declarations as, ‘If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the Teaching whether it be of God, or whether I speak from myself’ (John 7:17); ‘How can ye believe which receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not’ (John 5:44); ‘While ye have the light, believe on the light, that ye may become sons of light’ (John 12:36). To this conception His Teachings regarding authority in religion will be found to conform. Christ’s Teaching as to the ultimate standard of right, and the ultimate source of rights. ...
Now, according to our Lord’s Teaching, all legislative authority in religion vests exclusively in God. If, now, we pass to Christ’s Teaching as to how this legislative authority belonging exclusively to God comes to expression, we find—(1) That our Lord is wholly silent as to the manifestation of God’s legislative authority in what we call ‘the laws of nature,’ using this phrase so as to include not only the laws of matter, but of mind as well, and also so as to include what St. He Teaches that the whole OT, so far as it has to do with duty towards man, is but an unfolding, in relation to this or that set of circumstances, of the ‘Golden Rule,’ whose Divine origin and authority are self-evidencing (cf. Very significant for Christ’s claims to be a special organ of the legislative authority of the Godhead is such a statement as, ‘The Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath’ (Matthew 12:8), and equally so this other, ‘Ye call me Teacher and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am’ (John 13:13). ...
(3) But to say that Christ Teaches that all legislative authority in religion vests exclusively in God, is hardly to put the case either as fully or as strongly as it needs to be put. For not only does our Lord represent God as ‘Lord of the conscience,’ but with equal emphasis and great explicitness He Teaches that ‘God alone is Lord of the conscience, and hath left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men which are in anything contrary to His word, or beside it in matters of’ religious truth and duty. And, lofty as were the claims that He made for Himself, Christ still impressed it upon His hearers that He not only did not assume to lay upon them anything contrary to God’s revealed will but that He taught, and could Teach nothing that was ‘beside’ that will (John 5:30, cf. —As to judicial authority, our Lord Teaches that it is distributed among a number of repositories, somewhat as the same I kind of authority in a modern State is distributed among a number of courts from the lowest to the highest. We elaborate this analogy thus in detail, because we believe that it will prove helpful in enabling us to understand our Lord’s Teachings concerning judicial authority in the sphere of religion. ...
(b) Further, as is involved in what has been already said, Christ Teaches that the conclusions reached in the exercise of this prerogative are not to be, if, indeed, we should not say cannot be, dictated by any form of external compulsion. What else, after all, is the meaning of His words to Pilate, ‘My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence’ (John 18:36)? If men were to be left free to deal with His own claims, including, of course, His Teachings, without constraint or compulsion of any kind, and to do this even when the decision reached affected not only His liberty but His very life, certainly He would have them no less untrammelled in dealing with every other question of truth or of duty with which they might find themselves confronted. ...
(c) If what has been said be true, we are not surprised to find Christ Teaching that every mind is equipped for the exercise of this high prerogative, that in a certain very true sense the mind has ‘the supreme norm of its ideas and acts, not outside of itself, but within itself, in its very constitution’ (Sabatier, Religions of Authority, p
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But to Teach the self-existence, the unity, the wisdom, and the power of the Deity, nay, even his moral perfections of mercy, justice, and truth, would have been insufficient to arrest the attention, and command the obedience of a nation, the majority of which looked no farther than mere present objects, and at that early period cherished scarcely any hopes higher than those of a temporal kind,—if, in addition to all this, care had not been taken to represent the providence of God as not only directing the government of the universe by general laws, but also perpetually superintending the conduct and determining the fortune of every nation, of every family, nay, of every individual. At this time, and in this nation, was the Mosaic law promulgated, Teaching the great principles of true religion, the self- existence, the unity, the perfections, and the providence of the one great Jehovah; reprobating all false gods, all image worship, all the absurdities and profanations of idolatry
Trinity - From the name of the Lord God being used in so emphatical a manner, it evidently appears to be addressed to those sacred persons to whom it was before said, "Let us make man;" for would indeed the omnipotent Jehovah, presiding in a less dignified council, use words that have such an evident tendency to place the Deity on a level with created beings?...
The first passage to be adduced from the New Testament in proof of this important doctrine of the Trinity, is, the charge and commission which our Saviour gave to his apostles, to "go and Teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,"...
Matthew 28:19
Paul - " He who was to resist so stoutly the usurpations of the law had for his Teacher one of the most eminent of all the doctors of the law. 37-40, and that Saul, not thinking it necessary to procure authority to Teach from the apostles that were before him, went after his conversion to Arabia, and returned from thence to us
Montanus - The church party looked on the Montanists as wilfully despising our Lord's warning to beware of false prophets, and as being in consequence deluded by Satan, in whose power they placed themselves by accepting as divine Teachers women possessed by evil spirits. We cannot be sure how long Montanus had been Teaching, or how long the excesses of his prophetesses had continued; but in 177 Western attention was first called to these disputes, the interference being solicited of the martyrs of Lyons, then suffering imprisonment and expecting death for the testimony of Christ. Montanist Teachers had made their way as far as Antioch; for Serapion, the bishop there, wrote against them, copying the letter of Apolinarius. The case submitted to Eleutherus no doubt informed him by letter of the events in Phrygia; but apparently no Montanist Teachers visited the West at this time, and after the judgment of Eleutherus the whole transaction seems to have been forgotten at Rome. It was in a subsequent episcopate that the first Montanist Teacher, probably Proclus, appeared at Rome. The Montanist Teacher was accordingly put out of communion at Rome. ...
The formal rejection of Montanism by the Roman church was followed by a public disputation between the Montanist Teacher Proclus, and Caius, a leading Roman presbyter. His writings are the great storehouse of information as to the peculiarities of Montanist Teaching. —The most fundamental innovation of Montanist Teaching was the theory of an authorized development of Christian doctrine, as opposed to the older theory that Christian doctrine was preached in its completeness by the apostles and that the church had merely to preserve faithfully the tradition of their Teaching. The Montanists did not reject the apostolic revelations nor abandon any doctrines the church had learned from its older Teachers. If Montanism had triumphed, Christian doctrine would have been developed, not under the superintendence of the church Teachers most esteemed for wisdom, but usually of wild and excitable women. " Didymus is shocked at a prophetical book emanating from a female, whom the apostle did not permit to Teach. —The church objected, as against Montanism, to any addition being made to the Teaching of Scripture
Old Testament (ii. Christ as Student And Interpreter of). - ‘Books that have influenced me’ always constitute an illuminative section of the autobiography of any great thinker or writer; and to discover that the recorded conversations and addresses of our Lord reveal to us as clearly as they do the literature upon which He has nurtured His own soul, is a great help both in the interpretation of His Teaching and in the understanding of His message and mission. , in particular, of introducing OT passages as illustrative of incidents in our Lord’s history or as explicative of His Teaching, makes it the more difficult in the case of the First Gospel to feel certain when we have our Lord’s own words and when the sayings are attributable to the writer. But the alacrity thus attained in mental processes and in the rapid change, not only from the idiom of one speech to that of another, but also from the mental atmosphere of one to that of another, is a great education, and helps the man with a natural gift as a Teacher to develop his inborn genius in directions very valuable for those he has to Teach. Yet His methods of interpretation created far more surprise among His hearers than did the Teaching of the orthodox and recognized men of learning. He became, therefore, a popular interpreter of the Book to the weary heart of humanity; while He became, on the other hand, a hated Teacher to the privileged class, who felt their profession endangered both by His methods and by the reception they met with at the hands of the crowd. The OT idea of righteousness of conduct as consisting in both outward obedience to the ceremonial observance of the Law and inward obedience to its spiritual precepts, were the two points round which His own Teaching and practice appear to have centred. ...
(b) It is not, of course, possible to judge fully from the scanty references preserved in the Gospels as to how far our Lord employed the histories of the OT to illustrate His Teaching; but inasmuch as we have no material other than these upon which to form a judgment, we must examine the records that we possess. reports the reference, it is contained in a short section of Teaching to the disciples that follows upon a question asked by the Pharisees; but it is a section which also bears upon it the impress of apocalypse, and may be a passage extracted by the Evangelist from what the present writer regards as most probably the first collection of the sayings of Jesus, i. The passage referred to is contained in Matthew 23:29-36, where the religious Teachers are spoken of as those who ‘build the sepulchres of the prophets and garnish the tombs of the righteous, and who say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. We must remember also that He was not dealing with historical questions in His Teaching, and that all references to these are purely casual. There is another of the prophets—in all likelihood a native of Galilee, where our Lord Himself was brought up—who seems to have influenced His thought and Teaching not a little, viz
Pharisees (2) - In fact, the Temple services were regarded as meritorious because done in obedience to the legal Teachings of the Pharisees (cf. Though an outgrowth of the school of the Scribes, they eclipsed their Teachers. In opposition to Sadducees and common men, the Pharisees developed a new conception of piety; it was something that could be learned, and they were its Teachers. He stood nearer the Synagogue than the Temple, and in some respects presented His Teaching in the line of the Pharisees. From the heart of Divine revelation, illuminated by the Holy Spirit and in the full consciousness of Himself as Son of God, in and through and above all the Scriptures, He proclaimed the everlasting truth of the gospel, setting aside everything in Pharisaic Teaching and life that was inconsistent with it. Theology of the Pharisees and the Teaching of Jesus. —Two views formerly held respecting the relation of Jesus and His Teachings to the Pharisaic Judaism of His time may now be regarded as obsolete. In their confused Teachings drawn from the OT by traditional exegesis, three great groups of thought may be distinguished; they refer to God, His revelation in the Law, and the hope of a promised Messiah. Paul Teaches a just God, His holy Law, and peace through faith in the Messiah. —The Pharisees had an abstract, transcendental view of God, which gave rise to the legalism that marks their Teachings, and added colour to their Messianic hope (cf. A further outgrowth of this theology was the Teaching that keeping carefully the Law of God would hasten the coming of the Messianic Kingdom. Thus Divine transcendence, mediation, individual piety, legalism, and the Messianic hope were closely related elements in the Pharisaic Teachings. 65; Baldensperger, 225; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, i. Jesus did Teach a certain separation from the world, a selling all to follow Him, a bearing the cross; but it was not separation on ceremonial or external grounds; it was a question of values, a putting the Kingdom of God first that all other things might be added thereto. Next to the fundamental doctrine that God is our Father, came this second dominating Teaching of man’s social relation to the world about him. —Even the best legal maxims of the Pharisees fall far short of the Teachings of Jesus. Gamaliel said: ‘Get thyself a Teacher that thou mayest be free from doubt’ (Aboth i. ...
(2) Messianic Teachings of Jesus. —The Teachings of Jesus differed from those of the Pharisees on salvation, first, by showing it was not by law; and, second, by presenting the Messiah as a sin-bearer. It is little wonder that such words on the lips of Jesus amazed the Pharisees; in fact, nearly all He said contradicted their Teachings. Jewish Teachers, leading away from Him, He called thieves and robbers, and the Pharisaic conception of the Messianic Kingdom was earthly and devilish (Matthew 4:8, Luke 4:5 f. In all this lies the greatest possible contrast to Pharisaic Teachings; and the gospel of Jesus can by no po
Valentinus, Founder of a Gnostic Sect - Epiphanius, who makes him begin to Teach in Egypt, relates further that he also went to Rome, and appeared as a religious Teacher there, but that, both in Egypt and at Rome, he was regarded as orthodox, and first made shipwreck of faith in Cyprus and began to disseminate heretical opinions. But we cannot doubt that when Irenaeus speaks of Valentinus's flourishing at Rome during the times of Pius and Anicetus, he refers to the fact that his chief activity as a religious Teacher was then displayed, and that under Anicetus he stood at the head of his own Gnostic school. For the Gnostics, for the very sake of disseminating their doctrines the more freely, made a great point of remaining in the Catholic church, and made use for that end of a twofold mode of Teaching, one exoteric for the simpler sort of believers, the other esoteric for the initiated, as is shewn in the fragments which have come down to us, the most part of which purposely keep the peculiarly Gnostic doctrines in the background. 130), appeared as a Teacher in Egypt and in Cyprus, and early in the reign of Antoninus Pius he came to Rome, and during the long reign of Antoninus was a Teacher there. Cerdon and Marcion, to go to Rome—the hope to find a wider field for his activity as a Teacher. 11, 3), another illustrious Teacher ( ἄλλος ἐπιφανὴς διδάσκαλος ), of whom a misunderstanding of later heresiologists has made a Valentinian leader, named Epiphanes; who this illustrious Teacher was is matter of dispute. 169) and Salmon to suppose it was Marcus (17), whose first Tetrad exactly corresponds to that of this unnamed Teacher (cf. Tertullian indicates Axionikos as the only one who in his day still represented the original Teaching of Valentinus. Theotimus, therefore, who is previously mentioned by Tertullian, and seems to have occupied himself much with the "Figures of the Law," was, it appears, an older Teacher. At any rate, this fragment does not tell us whether, according to the Teaching of Valentinus, the body of Jesus was pneumatic or psychical. For we find the Occidental Valentinians actually Teaching in very similar terms, that Soter, the common product of the whole Pleroma, united himself with the Christus of the Demiurge the Man Jesus. Could we otherwise assume that the fragment is genuine, it would serve to prove that the doctrine of the Oriental school concerning the pneumatic body of Christ was in fact the original Teaching of Valentinus
Victorinus Afer - 361; but he continued to Teach rhetoric in Rome till 362, when Julian's edict forbad Christians to be public Teachers (Aug. He Teaches emphatically that the Holy Ghost proceeds "from the Father and the Son. )...
But these Platonizing elements in his Teaching do not occupy all the ground. 58, 1084 C), in general his Incarnation Teaching is strikingly sound and repudiates by anticipation a good deal of 5th-cent. It is necessary further to explain in what general relation Victorinus's Teaching stands to the neo-Platonic system, since his chief claim upon our attention is that he was the first systematically to convert the results of that system to the uses of Christian theology and that he developed in one or two cases as against Arianism the really higher philosophical truth latent in Catholic doctrines. A few other characteristic points in Victorinus's Teaching still deserve notice. This element in his Teaching is most remarkably emphatic in his commentaries, e
John, Gospel of (Critical) - John 10:40-42) are saved from abruptness only if the writer is developing an impression made on him by his earliest Teacher, who led him to Christ. Εὐαγγέλιον was the term employed to denote the general contents of those books that embodied the facts concerning the life and Teaching of our Lord, and we first find the term εὐαγγέλια in Justin (Apol. the simple facts relating to the life and Teaching of Christ]'>[1] had been set forth in the Gospels, on the exhortation of his friends (γνώριμοι), inspired by the Spirit, produced a spiritual Gospel. His great reverence for his Teacher Pantaenus, who also preceded him in office, may fairly be regarded as indicating that he represents the ecclesiastical tradition at Alexandria. Throughout the whole history of the NT Canon the admission of a book was not decided solely on the question of authorship, but far more on the general consideration whether its Teaching was congruent with the received doctrine of the Church. He was an ardent student of philosophy, and after an unsatisfying experience of various Teachers he ultimately became a Platonist. Justin has also made much use of the thought of the Logos Gospel in his doctrine of the Logos, and his Teaching on that subject is influenced by the theology of the Gospel. It is sometimes urged as an objection that Justin does not make more use of the authority of the Gospel in his Teaching about the Logos, but this is to presuppose that the thought was first suggested to him by that source. It is a compendium of the Life and Teaching of our Lord, founded on our four Gospels, and containing also some material taken from the Apocryphal Gospels. For I take no pleasure, as do the many, in those who have so very much to say, but in those who Teach the truth: nor in those who relate commandments foreign (to the mind of the Lord), but in those (who record) such as were given to the faith by the Lord, and found on the truth itself
Enoch Book of - Enoch sees the heavenly tablets containing men’s deeds to all eternity, and is given one year to Teach them to Methuselah (lxxxi
Ambrosius of Milan - Ambrose had to begin, as he ingenuously declares, to learn and to Teach at the same time ( de Officiis , lib
Christ in Reformation Theology - Even the ‘Brethren’ who, all through the Middle Ages, pointedly ignored the ecclesiastical system and obstinately put to all who tried to force doctrines upon them the question, ‘Where did Christ Teach that?’ were strangely without any impulse to state a theology of their own. ’...
Here we reach the kernel of the Reformation thought about Christ Jesus, and the master-thought which distinguishes its theology from all previous Teaching about God and the Person of Christ. The Augsburg Confession says:...
‘The Scripture Teacheth not to invoke saints, nor to ask the help of saints, because it propoundeth to us one Christ: the Mediator, Propitiatory, High Priest, and Intercessor
Christ in the Middle Ages - In his Teaching regarding the atoning work of Christ he laid more stress than did Augustine on the rightful power of the devil over mankind, and the ransom paid him by Christ in His death. He thought of the death of Christ as an exhibition of the Divine love, and as an example wherewith to Teach us not to fear the misfortunes and sufferings of this world, but rather to avoid earthly good fortune. A vigorously led Adoptianist movement in Spain during the later years of the 8th century, probably influenced by Saracen thought, led Alcuin, supported by Charlemagne and the Council of Frankfurt (794), to set forth as the Christological Teaching of the Frankish Church, in opposition to the Nestorian doctrine, alleged to be involved in the Adoptianism of bishops Elipandus of Toledo and Felix of Urgel, a doctrine scarcely distinguishable from Eutychianism. The credit of these works was greatly enhanced by the supposition that they constituted the esoteric Teachings of the Apostle Paul, which were too spiritual and exalted for the people of his time. His Teachings were even more openly pantheistic than those of his Oriental masters, and his denial of the reality of derived existence and his thoroughgoing Docetism make it extremely difficult to interpret much of the language in which he strives to give a certain value to the historical facts of redemption. The pantheistic features of the Teaching of Erigena found their most extreme development in Amalric of Bena (d
Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - and with The Teaching of the Apostles as not canonical but useful for catechetical instruction. as fools because their views as to God's manner of Teaching His church were different from those which the experience of so many following centuries has taught us. Finally he comes to believe himself to be under the constant guardianship of the shepherd angel of repentance, and he ascribes all the lessons he desires to Teach to the inspiration of this heavenly monitor. But the Teaching of Hermas is less rigorous than the Montanistic, and all that is special to Montanism is unknown to him. But these false Teachers seem to have been all in the church, not separate from it. 22), they are described as "wishing to know everything and knowing nothing," as "praising themselves that they have understanding, and wishing to be Teachers, though they were really fools. It is more natural to understand that besides the presbyters there were others, such as the Teachers and prophets ( Mand
Hippolytus Romanus - 167) represents him as Teaching at Rome several years before. In the introduction to his work, Hippolytus claims to hold the episcopal office; he declares that the pains which he took in the confutation of heresy were his duty as successor of the apostles, partaker of the grace of the Holy Spirit that had been given to them and which they transmitted to those of right faith, and as clad with the dignity of the high priesthood and office of Teaching and guardian of the church. When, however, it came to light that the Teaching of Hippolytus had been censured by pope Callistus, Döllinger had no difficulty in pointing out features in it open to censure. Though Hippolytus acknowledges the Logos to have been from eternity dwelling in God as His intelligence, he yet appears to Teach that there was a definite epoch determined by the will of God, prior no doubt to all creation, when that Logos, which had previously dwelt impersonally in God, assumed a separate hypostatic existence, in order that by Him the world should be framed and the Deity manifested to it. Hippolytus also Teaches that it was only at the Incarnation that He Who before was the Logos properly became Son, though previously He might be called Son in reference to what He was to be
Back to Christ - If doubt has been cast on some of the facts related about Jesus, and if the influence of subsequent ideas has been detected here and there in the presentation of His life and Teaching, the substantial truth of the Gospel narrative has been amply vindicated. It has reconstructed the contemporary background, given us a better understanding of His Teaching, and enabled us to see the Man and His work in their human environment. What are the contents of His consciousness, what are the facts in His history, which give to Him His meaning for faith, and which must be regarded as constituting His historical personality? We know Jesus from the Synoptic Gospels as the Teacher of an ethical ideal supreme in its depth and height, and of a religion of pure inwardness and spirituality. The gospel is not given with the character, Teaching, and ministry of Christ, in their direct appeal to the heart and conscience; only the doctrinal interpretation of these facts—that the pre-existent Son of God assumed human nature, lived among men, and atoned by His death for their sin—has a right to the name. God was the one object of faith; and if Jesus called men to Himself, it was only that He might lead them to God, and Teach them to love, trust, and obey God. Jesus, indeed, Teaches that none is good (Matthew 19:17), that even at the best we are unprofitable servants, who have done no more than our duty (Luke 17:10); but He knows nothing of inherited guilt, radical corruption of human nature, human inability to do any good work. ...
Finally, while the Teaching of Jesus places the centre of gravity in the will, the Church transfers it to the intellect
Methodists, Protestant - Wesley, in his appeal to men of reason and religion, thus declares his sentiments: "All I Teach, " he observes, "respects either the nature and condition of salvation, the nature of justifying and saving faith, or the Author of faith and salvation
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - During his five years' diaconate he had gained great popularity by his aptness to Teach, and his influence had made itself widely felt at Antioch. For ten years longer Chrysostom continued as a preacher and Teacher at Antioch
Expiation - So totally irrelevant, indeed, will those terms appear to any notion entertained of the death of Christ which excludes its expiatory character, that to assume that our Lord and his Apostles used them as metaphors, is profanely to assume them to be such writers as would not in any other case be tolerated; writers wholly unacquainted with the commonest rules of language, and therefore wholly unfit to be Teachers of others, and that not only in religion, but in things of inferior importance. Shall we, finally, say that those sacrifices had respect, not to God to obtain pardon by expiation, but to the offerer, Teaching him moral lessons, and calling forth moral dispositions? We answer, that this hypothesis leaves many of the essential circumstances of the ceremonial wholly unaccounted for. The Socinian pretence is, that the inspired penmen used the sacrificial terms which occur in their writings figuratively; but we not only reply, as before, that they could not do this honestly, unless they had given notice of this new application of the established terms of the Jewish theology; but, if this be assumed, it leaves us wholly at a loss to discover what that really was which they intended to Teach by these sacrificial terms and allusions
Jerusalem - Enter the abodes of these people, you will find them, amid the most abject wretchedness, instructing their children to read a mysterious book, which they in their turn will Teach their offspring to read
Lutherans - That no man is able to make satisfaction for his sins; for our Lord Teaches us to say, when we have done all things that are commanded us, "We are unprofitable servants," Luke 17:10 . But, after all, and in spite of the boasted authority of the keys, complete confidence in divine forgiveness was never inculcated; for it was neither the interest nor the inclination of the church of Rome to Teach the simple doctrine of Christian faith, but rather to involve it in metaphysical obscurity
Confession - ) The books above-said Teach this, that there is one God, almighty, all- wise, and all-good, who has made all things by his goodness; for he formed Adam in his own image and likeness, but that by the envy of the devil, and the disobedience of the said Adam, sin has entered into the world, and that we are sinners in Adam and by Adam
Neology - Peter: "Though there is no real occasion for us to pay the tribute, yet, as we may be reckoned as enemies of the temple, and not attended to when we wish to Teach what is good, why should not you who are a fisherman," a remark which might very properly be made at a place where St. " As far as Germany is concerned, this language is not too strong; and we may add, that it was the most impudent theory ever advocated by men professing still to be Christians, and one, the avowal of which can scarcely be accounted for, except on the ground, that as, because of their interests, it was not convenient for these Teachers of theology and ministers of the German churches to disavow Christianity altogether; it was devised and maintained, in order to connect the profits of the Christian profession with substantial and almost undisguised deism. In a word, from the neglect of Scripture all impiety is derived; and so again from the impiety or unbelief of men, there is derived a contempt of Scripture, or at all events an abuse, and an absurd and perverted employment of it; and hence follows either a neglect of the original languages, or a senseless method, or an unfitting employment of them; which evils, since they are continued from the Teachers to the disciples, the corrupted state of the schools and universities continually increases: and these we cannot remedy, unless we can prevail upon ourselves to make the word of God our first object, to look for Christ in it, and to embrace him, when found, with genuine faith, and perseveringly to follow him. Andrea, he says, the want of practical religious instruction in the early schools, the perverted state of all education, the extravagance and dissoluteness of the universities, the total unfitness of the Teachers whom they sent forth and authorized, the degraded state of general as well as of theological science, the interested motives for entering into holy orders, the canvassing for benefices, the simony in obtaining them, the especial neglect of the poorer, the bad lives, the carelessness and bitter controversies of the preachers, and the general corruption of manners in all ranks, are again and again the subjects of his deep regrets or of his censure. "...
With several happy exceptions, and the raising up of a few pious people in some places, and a partial revival of evangelical doctrines, which, however, often ran at length into mysticism and antinomianism, the evil, both doctrinally and morally, continued to increase to our own day; for if any ask what has been the moral effect of the appalling apostasy of the Teachers of religion, above described, upon the people of Germany, the answer may be given from one of these rationalizing divines themselves, whose statement is not therefore likely to be too highly coloured
Person of Christ - Accepting the substantial authenticity of the narrative, and of the view of Jesus’ Person and Teaching it embodies, we are led to examine chiefly the various significant titles in which His religious claim was expressed. This totally ignores the difference in Jesus’ status which the uniform Teaching of the NT considers to have been made by the Resurrection, while it also obscures the fact indicative of the vast redeeming sacrifice of God that the life of Jesus, the Son Incarnate, was a life in the flesh, a distinctly human phenomenon which moved within the normal lines of a human mind and will. The title Messiah (‘Christ’), familiar to Jewish religion from Psalms 2:1-12 , denotes in general the anointed Head of the Kingdom of God, the new King of a redeemed people; and Jesus, retaining the outline of the traditional idea, infused into it a new spiritual meaning, which, as applied to Himself, signified that He was not a new Teacher or Lawgiver or even the Founder of a new faith, but the Bearer and Finisher of divinely wrought salvation. But although He put into the title an immensity of meaning which burst its real limits, and in a sense antiquated it, yet the historic name remains to Teach that the hopes of men towards God have not been vain, and that it is through a personal Deliverer that God’s redemption comes
Teaching of the Twelve Apostles - "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. bears the heading "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles," followed by the fuller title "Teaching of the Lord by the Twelve Apostles to the Gentiles. " The phrase διδαχὴ τῶν ἀποστόλων occurs in Act_2:42; and the earliest writers who have been supposed to speak of the work (Eusebius and Athanasius) do so merely under the name "Teaching of the Apostles"; the addition of "Twelve" being superfluous when the word "Apostle" had become limited to the Twelve. In the work itself "Apostle" is used in a very wide sense; so that if this really represents church usage when it was written the title "Teaching of the Apostles" would be quite vague without the addition "Twelve" (cf. Though called "Teaching (Didaché ) of the Lord," our Lord is certainly not represented as the speaker; see such expressions as "concerning these things spake the Lord," "as the Lord ordered in His Gospel," "as ye have in the Gospel of our Lord. But, as in the case of the Apostles' Creed, a title apparently originally only intended to assert conformity with apostolic Teaching, came to be understood as an assertion of authorship, and later authorities undertook to specify the portions contributed by each apostle; and later works founded on the Didaché are divided into sections supposed to be contributed by individual apostles. , which begins by treating of baptism, directs that candidates shall first have received the preceding Teaching. is a short exhortation to abide in the foregoing Teaching; but giving permission if the disciple cannot bear the whole yoke, especially as regards food, to be content with bearing as much as he can; provided always he abstains from things offered to idols. treat of the honour to be paid to Christian Teachers who are described as "apostles and prophets. So also does a Teacher, by which apparently is meant a preacher who does not speak in prophetic ecstasy. " These are to receive the same honour as the prophets and Teachers as fulfilling a like ministration. only of apostles prophets and Teachers; and of these apostles are only stranger visitors of the church and prophets are men endowed with supernatural gifts of the Holy Ghost who may or may not be found in any particular church. that it was with a view to the conduct of the weekly stated service that bishops and deacons are described as appointed; and that though gifted men were allowed to preach and Teach in the church assemblies the offering of the Eucharist was confined to these permanent officers. "...
Writers earlier than the Apostolic Constitutions know of a work which professed to contain the Teaching of the apostles, but concerning them we cannot say with certainty whether the work to which they witness is the same as ours. of Barnabas, "what are called the Teachings of the Apostles" ( τῶν ἀποστόλων αἱ λεγόμεναι διδαχαί ). the Wisdom of Solomon, the Wisdom of Sirach, Esther, Judith, Tobit, the so-called Teaching of the Apostles ( διδαχὴ καλουμένη τῶν ἀποστόλον ), and the Shepherd. This gives as an appendix a list of apocryphal books; one being the Travels ( περίοδοι ) and Teachings ( διδαχαί ) of the Apostles . ...
Western testimony to the Didaché is scanty, and rather indicates that any book which circulated in the West as the Teaching of the Apostles was not the same as Bryennius's Didaché . 59) gives an unmistakable expansion of the Teaching of the "Two Ways," who must have used our Latin version, thus proving it older than a. of Barnabas, in which, after the conclusion of the doctrinal Teaching, the writer proposes to pass to another doctrine and discipline ( γνώσιν καὶ διδαχήν ), and adds an appendix of moral instructions
Justinianus i, Emperor - The council had threatened with deposition any bishops or other clerics who should Teach or speak against it
Tertullianus, Quintus Septimius Florens - ...
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(a ) Defending the church and her Teachings (c. " The words of Christ (Mat_26:41) should help them to subject the flesh to the spirit the weaker to the stronger; the example of the heathens Lucretia and Mucius Heraclitus and Peregrinus Dido and the wife of Hasdrubal would Teach them to count their sufferings trifling if by enduring them they might obtain a heavenly glory and a divine reward. It is highly probable that about this time a synod of African bishops met at Carthage to discuss matters affecting the organization, discipline, and Teaching of the church; and the occasion may have been used to ordain one who, as an "apologist," had proved himself so fearless a champion of the church