Friday, January 21, 2022, 10:11 AM
Site: Thirdmill Online Courses
Course: Your Kingdom Come (eESC)
Glossary: Glossary for Lessons 1-2
C

cultural mandate

the command in Genesis 1:28 instructing humanity to develop and rule the creation to display God's glory

E

eschatology

the study of the last things

G

Gehenna

this Greek word is used in places like Matthew 5:22 to identify a place of fiery punishment, torment and destruction

Great Commission

Christ's appointment of the eleven faithful apostles as his authoritative representatives and his charge to spread the kingdom of God throughout the whole world (Matthew 28:19-20)

H

holiness

both moral purity and acceptability in God's presence

I

inaugurated eschatology

view of the end times that says the age to come has begun (been "inaugurated"), but hasn't yet come in all its fullness; the "already, not yet"

individual eschatology

the study of how individual human beings experience the events of the last days (e.g. - life, death, intermediate state, etc.)

M

moral ability

the idea that regenerate human beings have the capacity to please God and merit his blessings

moral inability

the idea that that unregenerate human beings have no capacity to please God or merit his blessings

P

protoeuangelion

theological term for "the first gospel" or the first promise of redemption found in Genesis 3:15

R

regenerate

recreated or reborn; spiritually renewed

S

Sheol

Hebrew term (transliteration) used in the Old Testament to refer to the place of departed spirits, both the righteous and the wicked (e.g. - Psalm 9:17)

T

the age to come

'olam habbah' in Hebrew, a phrase used by rabbis and leaders in Israel to describe the future age of righteousness, love, joy and peace that would follow the exile; time when all of God's purposes will be fulfilled; also known as “the last days,” “the kingdom of God,” and "the age of a new covenant"

this age

'olam hazeh' in Hebrew, a phrase used by rabbis and leaders in Israel to describe the present age of sin, suffering and death

U

unregenerate

not recreated or reborn; spiritually dead

V

vassal

in the Ancient Near East, a king or nation that must submit to a more powerful emperor or king (suzerain)