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TH 201.08
March 23, 2014
TH 201 Midterm
Analogical Language: The language people use terms to describe God and his
attributes are usually used analogously. For example, when we define God as
good it doesnt necessarily mean the same good as we tend to think of it today.
Rather, when we describe God as good we are referring to the unity that is Gods
Sermon on the Mount: The Sermon on the Mount is the longest piece of teaching
from Jesus in the New Testament, and can be found in the book of Matthew. Jesus
defines how to live a life that is dedicated to pleasing to God, full of love and grace.
During the sermon, Jesus promised special blessings, known as the Beatitudes.
Council of Jerusalem is estimated to have taken place around 50 A.D. Christian leaders
met to discuss whether or not Christianity was to be a sect of Judaism or another religion
entirely. This was considered an important issue due to the fact that there was
disagreement over whether or not non-Jews had to convert to Judaism before they were
inducted into Christianity. At the conclusion of the meeting they determined that gentiles
must.stear clear of sexual immorality, no other worship would be tolerated, they must
avoid eating mean given to idols.

Pentecost: Pentecost is the Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy
Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension, held on the seventh Sunday after
Passover: Passover is the major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the
liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian. It begins on the 14th day of Nisan and is
celebrated for eight days By Orthodox Jews outside of Israel.
Nicene Creed: The creed that was decided on at the council of Nicene in 325AD that
all Christians believe and proclaim. It forms the mainstream definition of
Davidic Covenant: The David Covenant refers to Gods promise to David and Israel
that the Messiah (Jesus) would come and establish a kingdom that would endure
forever. The Davidic Covenant is unconditional because God does not place any
conditions of obedience upon its fulfillment. The emotional insurance that, even
though we are sinners, Gods attention is focused on us and will forgive us, is very
powerful and is what the Davidic Covenant accomplished.
Harem: Harem is the part of a Muslim palace of house reserved for the residence of
Burning Bush: The burning bush is an object described by the Book of Exodus as
being located on Mount Horeb. The Burning Bush symbolizes an angel of God. God
tells Moses to take off his sandals first, due to the place being holy ground, and
Moses hides his face. Moses learns that God is sending him to the Pharaoh in order
to bring the Israelites out of Egypt, due to the Israelites being oppressed by the

Trinity: Trinity expresses the belief that God is one being made up of three distinct
Persons who exist in co-equal essence and co-eternal communion as
the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the focus of Christian faith, and belief;
connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Moses: Moses was chosen by God to lead the Hebrews from slavery. Moses got
them out of bondage from the Egyptians, and led them to there promise land. Moses
brought down the Ten Commandments at the top of Mount Sinai.
Torah: The Torah is the body of wisdom and law contained in Jewish Scripture and
other sacred literature and oral tradition. The Torah is composed of the first 5 books
of mosses.
Idolatry: Idolatry is the worship of idols. An idol is anything that replaces the one,
true God.
Golgotha: Golgotha is a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. It is place of
suffering and sacrifice.
Blasphemy: Blasphemy is when someone does or says something that is
disrespectful to God. Christians consider blasphemy an eternal sin.
Pharisee: Pharisee is a member of a Jewish sect of the intertestamental period noted
for strict observance of rights and ceremonies of the written law and for insistence
on the validity of their own oral traditions concerning the law.
Docetism: Docetism is the doctrine that states that Christs body was not human but
either a phantasm or of real be celestial substance, and that therefore his sufferings
were only apparent. This doctrine is important to the Gnostics.

Exile: Exile refers to the deportation of Judahs leaders from Jerusalem in the 6 th
Solomon: Solomon is the son of King David, and later became the king of Israel
himself. He was an Israelite and is also considered one of the 48 prophets.
Jacob/Esau: Jacob/Esau were the sons of Isaac and Rebekah and was apart of the story in
Genesis. Even before they were born, they were struggling together in the womb of their
mother. Jacob offered to give his brother some stew in exchange for his birthrightthe
special honor that Esau possessed as the older son, which gave him the right to a double
portion of his fathers inheritance. Esau must have been very hungry, because he agreed.
Esau put his temporary, physical needs over his God-given blessing and sold his
birthright to Jacob, giving Jacob the rewards of being the eldest son.

God was very clear with Adam that the penalty for sin was death. Adam (and Eve)
disobeyed God and eat the fruit from a forbidden tree in the Garden of Eaden. Also,
the penalty for sin not being fulfilled was then passed on to those that followed
Adam. Jesus fulfilled that penalty allowing for mankind to be redeemed. Jesus died
for the sins of people living at the time and for the sins of the people yet to be born.
He paid the price of our sin because he loves us so much. The unfilled penalty for

Adam's sin no longer is passed on by Adams blood line and so God can simply
forgive sinners with no more sacrifice being required. But God demonstrates his
own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6.
Here we see in Romans Jesus love for us, and he proves it by erasing Adams
original sin.

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