Category: Definitions

THE FRUIT OF FAITH »

But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” (Galatians 3:12) You can’t show me one person in the whole world, outside the promise of the gospel, whom you could rightfully call “a doer of the law.” Therefore, the expression “doer of the law” is an imaginary term that […]

WHY OUR PLANS FAIL »

A quick aside before the devotional teaching below from Martin Luther. While we’re still in need of contining prayer and financial support, I was able to get an appointment with an eye doctor who is a Christian. It was helpful to be able to speak with him on that level as well. Long story short; he explained […]

COSMANGELICAL »

By Discernment Research Group COSMANGELICAL  koz- man jel-i-kuh l [Cosmos 1150–1200; Middle English  < Greek kósmos  order, form, arrangement, the world or universe + L. evangelicus < Greek euangelistḗs] An evangelical who is marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for the universe and the cosmos, including planets, stars, and any deities and entities that they believe […]

PARAPASTRIX »

By Nephy Lim PARAPASTRIX    [par-uh pas’ -trīx, [Greek, para-,  combining form representing pará  (preposition) beside, alongside of, by, beyond. Pastor, n., a person having spiritual care of a number of persons, Latin pāstor  shepherd, literally, feeder, equivalent to pās-,  base of pāscere  to put to pasture,  feed + -tor -tor. Trix, A suffix borrowed […]

DOMOSPEL »

By Nephy Lim DO MO SPEL  (də mos-puhl) n. [DOM, from DOMIONION n. – 1400–50; late Middle English  < Middle French  < Medieval Latin *dominiōn-  (stem of *dominiō ) lordship, property, ownership).] [GOSPEL: Middle English go (d ) spell, Old English gōdspell  ( see good, spell2 ); translation of Greek euangélion  good news; see evangel] […]

EVANGULLIBLE »

EVANGULLIBLE [ee-van guhl’-uh-buhl] [Evangelical: 1525–35;  < Late Latin evangelicus  (< Late Greek euangelikós; see evangel1 , -ic) + -al1]  [Gullible: easily taken in or tricked; earlier cullibility, probably connected to gull, a cant term for “dupe, sucker.” It is perhaps from the bird (see gull (n.), or from verb gull “to swallow” (1530, from O.Fr. goule, […]

EVANSCHULTZICAL »

EVANSCHULTZICAL [ee-van-shultz’-i-kuhl, [evangelical: 1525–35;  < Late Latin evangelicus  (< Late Greek euangelikós; see evangel1 , -ic) + -al1] [Schultz: Oberfeldwebel (Master Sergeant) Hans Georg Schultz, serial number 23781 (John Banner) is Klink’s bumbling, highly unmilitary 300-pound Sergeant of the Guard. Schultz is a basically good-hearted man who, when confronted by evidence of the prisoners’ covert […]

EVANGELOCHAM »

EVANGELOCHAM [ih-van jel’ o kam] [evangel: 1300–50; Middle English  < 1585–95;  < Late Latin evangelus  < Greek euángelos  (adj.) bringing good news. (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile  < Middle French.]  [Chameleon: 1300–50;  variant of chamaeleon  < Latin  < Greek chamailéōn,  equivalent to chamaí  on the ground, dwarf (akin to humus) + léōn lion; […]

EVANGOSTRICH »

EVANGOSTRICH [ih-van-jaw’-strich] [evangel: 1300–50; Middle English  < 1585–95;  < Late Latin evangelus  < Greek euángelos  (adj.) bringing good news. (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile  < Middle French.] [ostrich: 1175–1225; Middle English ostrice, ostriche  < Old French ostrusce  (compare French autruche ) < Vulgar Latin *avistrūthius,  for Latin avis  bird + Late Latin strūthiō […]

EVANGELEPHANT »

EVANGELEPHANT [[ih-van-jel’-uh-fuhnt] [evangel: 1300–50; Middle English  < 1585–95;  < Late Latin evangelus  < Greek euángelos  (adj.) bringing good news. (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile  < Middle French.] [c.1300, olyfaunt, from O.Fr. oliphant, from L. elephantus, from Gk. elephas (gen. elephantos) “elephant, ivory,” probably from a non-I.E. language, likely via Phoenician (cf. Hamitic elu […]

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