Biblical Concepts

Concept Meaning
belief Confidence in a truth
blasphemy To dishonour God or to give other a reason to disrespect God's name
blessings God's favour (consequences of obedience)
concecration The process of making something holy
curses God's judgement (consequences of sin)
end-times How the world would end according to prophecies
faith Confidence in a truth
fellowship Partnership with other
glory A high level of honour offered to God
holy A sacred person or thing that is consecrated for God's purpose
humility Voluntarily serving other
idolatry Having faith in anything else than God (Exodus 20:3-5)
iniquity Build-up of planned transgressions (Revelation 17:4)
offering Voluntary gifts or contributions
justification Treat as righteous and worthy of salvation
mystery The lack of a revelation from God. (Deuteronomy 29:29; Jeremiah 33:3)
name An identity, authority or reputation
prayer Communicating with God
rapture Jesus teleporting Christians to a secret location to meet him
repentance The conviction, confession and turning away from sin
righteousness Righteousness is right standing (peace) with God (Romans 5:1)
sacrifice Giving up something valuable for the sake of something else
salvation Saving souls from eternal condemnation (Jonah 2:8-9)
sanctification The act of making something or someone holy
serve Same English word "serve" has multiple meanings in Greek.
Shema Jewish prayer and declaration of believing in only 1 God (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:29)
sin Lawlessness (1 John 3:4)
testimony Believers ought to testify in public that Jesus is the Lord
transgression Deliberate sin (Psalm 32:5)
trials The trial and judgement of the Lord (Luke 12:49-53)
Word God's command (Genesis 1:1-3; Psalm 33:6, 148:5; Isaiah 45:12)

In addition, there are also certain Bible codes, metaphors and numbers.


Ceremony Meaning
baptism with fire The trial and judgement of the Lord (Luke 12:49-53)
baptism with water The baptism of Repentance (Luke 12:49-53)
communion A ceremony in remembrance of the Lord's death
lot casting A method of solving quarrels (Proverbs 18:18)
praise To publicly express respect, honour and thanks
The Lord's Supper A ceremony in remembrance of the Lord's death
tithing Some churches claim 10% from their members' income
worship To fall down or sacrifice to God


Role Meaning
angel A messenger or an angelic being from God
Christ The promised anointed one (saviour, king, priest, prophet)
Christian A name to associate those who follow Christ
firstborn The most important child in the family
God Could refer to the Godhead, the Almighty God, a powerful spiritual being, a mighty human king/leader/warrior/hero or an idol
Godhead A unified God consisting of 3 equal Gods namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
God-man The view that Jesus was both 100% god and 100% man
Lord "Lord" could refer to the Almighty God, to any other god, to Jesus or to any person in authority.
Melchizedek The original high priest of God Most High
Messiah The Hebrew transliteration for Christ
Spirit of Jesus/Christ The Spirit that enabled Jesus or the Christ
Trinity 1 Godhead consist of 3 equal Gods namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
Word The view that Jesus is God or at least a member of the Godhead