A temporary or partial diminution of one’s spiritual commitment. It is less serious or major than apostasy.
Apostasy: A “falling away,” usually a deliberate and total abandonment of the faith previously held. Apostate: One who departs from the faith.
Although the noun “perseverance” occurs in the KJV and RSV only once (Eph. 6:18), the concept is frequent, being translated “continued steadfastly,” “devoted,” “constant,” and the idea of persistence, keeping on, patient endurance occurs very often.
Foreknowledge is the concept of knowledge regarding future events. The Problem: If God knows, then He knows everything. So then, God would know what will happen tomorrow, next year, or one thousand years from now. Furthermore, an omniscient being is never wrong. Therefore, it seems that it would follow that whatever God knows will happen in the future will happen in the future. Below we will unravel this supposed problem.
According to Genesis 15:6, Abram did not buy righteousness with his faith. Rather, God gave Abram righteousness, which means right standing or acceptability before God.
We will briefly study the Biblical Theological beliefs of the Apostle Paul. Biblical theology is a discipline of Christian theology that restricts its study to the Scriptures, and it seeks to determine what the biblical writers said about the issue.
The Bible book of Genesis plainly states that God created humans as well as various animal and plant life. Theistic evolution suggests that Genesis is not ... Do people try to persuade you that creation is a legend and evolution is a fact? Should you believe them? Consider reasons to question evolution. Was life created or did it evolve? Make an informed judgment after examining evidence from the Bible and from recent scientific studies.
This question has stoked controversy among conservative Christians in recent times, but it has proved to be of little interest to theistic evolutionists (those who accept evolution as God’s mechanism in creation) and those rejecting Genesis as God’s inerrant Word. The debate has been primarily between young-and old-earth creationists.
The name Ἀπολλύων (Apollyōn) comes from ἀπόλλυμι (apollymi) which means “I destroy.” So the Greek term has the same meaning as the Hebrew Ἀβαδδὼν (Abaddōn), “Destroyer.”