Abomination of Desolation: (Gr. bdelugma eremoseos) An expression by Jesus recorded in Mathew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 referring to Daniel 11:31 and 12:11. Bdelugma refers to something that is an abomination, unclean, which horrifies clean persons, leaving them disgusted. Eremoseos has the sense of an extensive desolating act, or destruction, which caused total ruin, leaving no place for shelter.
Apostasy: (Gr. apostasia) The term literally means 'to stand away from' and is used to refer to ones who ‘stand away from the truth.’ It is abandonment, a rebellion, an apostasy, a refusal to accept or acknowledge true worship.
In Western Christian theology, grace is "the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it." It is an undeserved kindness.
Reincarnation, also known as rebirth or transmigration, is the philosophical or religious belief that the non-physical essence of a living being begins a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death.
PRE-ADAMISM: Frank Turek, the late John Stott, and others have driven off the path of evangelical hermeneutics into a Jurassic Park movie and they are not alone. My goodness. This is not inferencing, it isn't even speculation, it is pure fantasy.
How are we to understand the Holy Spirit in reference to John the Baptist? From this article the reader will obtain the following Scripture facts:
The work of the Spirit upon the material universe makes it a fit dwelling-place for man. His work upon society makes man fit to dwell in the universe, and his work upon the individual character makes man fit for a righteous and holy fellowship with similar characters.
"Rationalism can be most easily understood by contrast with empiricism. The former stresses the mind in the knowing process and the latter lays emphasis on the senses. In the ancient world these emphases were found respectively in Plato and Aristotle." - Norman L. Geisler. Christian Apologetics (p. 29).
"Because Christ is all in all, and all revelation and redemption alike are summed up in Him, it would be inconceivable that either revelation or its accompanying signs should continue after the completion of that great revelation with its accrediting works." Counterfeit Miracles is a vigorous argument against the existence of the supernatural spiritual gifts.