What Does The Word Woe Mean In The Bible? Bible Definition Of Woe

Although the Protestant Reformation paved the way for Christians to be able to read the Bible for themselves, it’s still important to improve Hermeneutical/Bible Study skills. After all, the Holy Bible is a book written by over 40 different authors, separated by many locations, and spans thousands of years of history. Suffice it to say, it can be a very difficult book to read. Unfortunately, some Christians do not grasp that and go on believing that all they need to understand the Bible is to f … [Read more...]

What Does The Word Meek Mean In The Bible? Bible Definition Of Meekness

There are many words and phrases found within the pages of Scripture that, as readers, we often get confused by. Part of this is due to the fact that there are numerous versions, translations, and editions of the Bible. The English Standard Version may translate a verse into English one way, while the New Living Translation chooses different words to express the meaning. In many popular versions, though, words may be used that are a little outdated and seldom used anymore. When this happens, it … [Read more...]

What Does the Term Epistle Mean?

Have you heard of the word epistle used in the Bible? What does this word mean exactly?An Epistle is... Some Christians, in a recent poll, thought that an epistle was the wife of an apostle.  Seriously!  I am not making that up.  An epistle is not a person but a thing.  Not every book in the New Testament is an epistle but every letter written is an epistle.  The word used for “epistle” comes from the Greek word “epistole” and essentially means “a letter” so an epistle is a letter and most o … [Read more...]

How Does The Bible Describe or Define A Fool?

If you ask most people what they think of April fool’s day, they will often describe the day of April 1st when people trick others into believing things that are not true as part of a joke. After the victim falls for the deception, the truth is revealed and usually everyone has a good laugh. However, April fools jokes demonstrate deeper truths about characteristics of a fool that can teach us many things. To understand these deeper truths we should explore how does the Bible describe of define a … [Read more...]

What Does Ecclesiology Mean?

Have you heard of the word ecclesiology?  Do you know what it means?  Why do we need to know?Meaning of the Word Ecclesiology Ecclesiology is the study of the Christian church or the doctrinal beliefs of the church but that is not all.   Another, less important definition might be that of the church's adornment or architecture but for our purposes here, I want to focus on the primary meaning of the word ecclesiology and why it's important.  And I want to see why biblical scholars see the imp … [Read more...]

What Does Charity Mean In The Bible? A Biblical Definition of Charity

Have you ever just stopped and thought about the current state of our world? If you haven’t, it would be wise for you to do so! When you turn on the news it seems all you see is pain; war, murder, infidelity, and crime are on every news report. But, every once in a while there is an inspiring story that warms the hearts of many and gives hope to those who have lost it due to living in this world. The Bible is very similar in this regard. Much of what’s included in the Bible is bad; people die, si … [Read more...]