Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Big Geography Question For all you Geography Lovers!?

What is a disciple, messiah, mystical, Eucharist, The Resurrection, Orthodox Church, Old Testament, Essenes, Fundamentalist, Gospels, Baptism, Beatitudes, and the Stations of the Cross? These are off of my Christianity Vocabulary to study from....I lost the paper! Could anyone please tell me what all of them mean? Thank you! IF YOU DON'T LIKE GEOGRAPHY PLEASE DON'T SEND ME A MESSAGE SAYING, "I don't know." PLEASE ANSWER IN THE CORRECT DEFINITION IF YOU CAN! Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ask your teacher for another copy after March Break, if it's not due then. (These questions are not about Geography, but History and religion).

    However, as a nice person, lol here:

    Disciple - A taught one, a learner, a pupil. The Hebrew word for a disciple (lim·mudh′) basically refers to one who learns, is taught, or is trained. (Compare Isa 8:16, ftn.) The related word mal·madh′ denotes a “goad” used to train cattle. (Jg 3:31; compare Ho 10:11.) The Greek word ma·the·tes′ (disciple) primarily denotes one who directs his mind to something. However, in the Gospel accounts it usually applies to the body of intimate followers of Jesus who traveled with him on his preaching tours and who were taught and instructed by him. The principal application of the term is to all those who not only believe Christ’s teachings but also follow them closely. They must be taught to “observe all the things” Jesus commands.—Mt 28:19, 20. A person who wants to be a disciple of Jesus has to take up his torture stake and follow the path that Christ traveled. In doing this, he will have to “say good-bye to all his belongings,” but he will receive many more valuable things now, with persecutions, and with everlasting life to come.—Lu 14:26, 27, 33; Joh 13:35; 15:8; Mr 10:29, 30

    Messiah - From the Hebrew root verb ma·shach′, meaning “smear,” and so “anoint.” (Ex 29:2, 7) Messiah (ma·shi′ach) means “anointed” or “anointed one.” The Greek equivalent is Khri·stos′, or Christ.—Mt 2:4 At Daniel 9:25, 26 the word ma·shi′ach applies exclusively to the coming Messiah.

    Eucharist - Many Catholic interpreters claim that the altar mentioned at Hebrews 13:10 is that used for the Eucharist, the “sacrament” by which Christ’s sacrifice is said to be renewed during the Mass. Because Christianity above all rested on principles that are to be accepted and applied in everyday life and in every land, there was no longer any need for a holy city on earth, or for a material temple with altars, or for human priests of special rank dressed in distinguished vestments. “The hour is coming,” said Jesus, “when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you people worship the Father. . . . The true worshipers will worship the Father with spirit and truth.” (John 4:21, 23) The complexity of rites and the use of altars on the part of many churches ignore what Jesus said about the way the true God is to be worshiped.

    The Resurrection - The Greek word a·na′sta·sis literally means “raising up; standing up.” It is used frequently in the Christian Greek Scriptures with reference to the resurrection of the dead. The Hebrew Scriptures at Hosea 13:14, quoted by the apostle Paul (1Co 15:54, 55), speak of the abolition of death and the rendering powerless of Sheol (Heb., she’ohl′; Gr., hai′des). She’ohl′ is rendered in various versions as “grave” and “pit.” The dead are spoken of as going there. (Ge 37:35; 1Ki 2:6; Ec 9:10) Its usage in the Scriptures, along with the usage of its Greek equivalent hai′des in the Christian Greek Scriptures, shows that it refers, not to an individual grave, but to the common grave of mankind, gravedom. (Eze 32:21-32; Re 20:13; see HADES; SHEOL.) To render Sheol powerless would mean to loosen its hold on those in it, which would imply the emptying of gravedom. This, of course, would require a resurrection, a raising up from the lifeless condition of death or out of the grave for those there.

    Orthodox Church - Ever since the inception of the Greek State, the Greek Orthodox Church has enjoyed the privileged status of being the dominant religion. In Greece, as yet, there is no such thing as Church-State separation. The Constitution itself guarantees the position of the Greek Orthodox Church as the “prevailing religion” of Greece. This means that the Greek Orthodox Church permeates all sectors of public life, including the public administration, the judicial system, the police, public education, and practically every other aspect of society. This all-encompassing presence of the church has meant oppression and indescribable difficulties for religious minorities in Greece. Although the Constitution does guarantee religious freedom, whenever a religious minority attempts to claim its rights, it almost always finds itself enmeshed in an impenetrable web of religious bias, prejudice, and opposition that this Church-State relationship has woven.

    Old testament - There are three components of the Old Testament that make it important to you. What are they? (1) Relevant history, (2) upbuilding poetry, and (3) faith-inspiring prophecy, all of immense value to modern-day Christians.

    Fundamentalist - Where did fundamentalism start? At the end of the last century, liberal theologians were changing their beliefs to accommodate higher criticism of the Bible and scientific theories, such as evolution. As a result, people’s confidence in the Bible was shaken. Conservative religious leaders in the United States reacted by fixing what they called the fundamentals of faith. Early in the 20th century, they published a discussion of these fundamentals in a series of volumes entitled The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth. From this title comes the term “fundamentalism.”

    In the first half of the 20th century, fundamentalism made news from time to time. For example, in 1925, religious fundamentalists took a schoolteacher named John Scopes of Tennessee, U.S.A., to court in what became known as the Scopes trial. His crime? He was teaching evolution, and that was against state law. In those days, some believed that fundamentalism would be short-lived. Jehovah's Witnesses are concerned about the erosion of spirituality in the world and the immorality and religious uncertainty that pervade society. As a result, they are sometimes called fundamentalists. But are they? No. While they have strong religious convictions, they are not fundamentalists in the sense that the term has come to be used. They do not pressure political leaders to promote a certain point of view, and they do not resort to demonstrations and violence against those with whom they disagree. They have found a better way. They imitate their Leader, Jesus Christ. Religious fundamentalism, as the word is used today, is very different. Fundamentalists use many strategies—including violence—to impose their principles on society. In doing so, they become an integral part of the political system. Jesus, though, said that his followers should be “no part of the world.” (John 15:19; 17:16; James 4:4) In harmony with those words, Jehovah’s Witnesses maintain strict neutrality in political controversies.

    Gospels - At last, in the year 29 C.E., the promised “seed” and Deliverer appears! He is Jesus Christ, his name “Jesus” meaning “Salvation of Jehovah,” and his title “Christ” meaning “Anointed One.” Jehovah God commissions Jesus as Deliverer by anointing him—not with a fragrant oil, as was the custom in installing kings in ancient times, but with His own empowering holy spirit. This is the same active force of God that empowered the Bible writers to record His “word.” The “little books” Matthew, Mark, Luke and John describe from various standpoints Jesus’ works and preaching, his martyrdom and resurrection, and his fulfilling many prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures that identify him as the Deliverer.

    Matthew wrote his account of the life of Jesus in Hebrew about 41 C.E. and later translated this into Greek. Mark and Luke also wrote their accounts prior to the second destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. John wrote his account about 98 C.E. These Gospels, all written in common Greek, the universal language of that day, contain the “good news” of Jesus’ Kingdom rule under which we humans may come to enjoy “life . . . in abundance”! (Matthew 9:35; John 10:10) We should thank God for this marvelous provision.

    Beatitude - (or happiness). There are twenty-four happinesses or beatitudes in the Psalms that tell us the secret of how to be happy with the happiness that will never end. It is instructive for us to hear some of these beatitudes! The very book of Psalms opens with a beatitude, “Happy is the man that has not walked in the counsel of the wicked ones, and in the way of sinners has not stood and in the seat of ridiculers has not sat. But his delight is in the law of Jehovah, and in his law he reads in an undertone day and night.” (Ps. 1:1, 2)

    Hope this helps (and to see if you're learning the true religion that will help you now and in the future).

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  • 1 decade ago

    My brain hurts. First off, there is an actual section for geography questions. Second, none of these are places, which means none of them are geography questions. Just write Jesus said so for every answer.

  • I've been out of school for a long time, but I'm failing to see how this vocabulary lislt falls under the topic of "geography."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Geography? LOL! Not!

    BTW, try asking in Geography. If you actually get a question about geography, that is.

    Oh, yeah. Do your own homework.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Darn. I know all the definitions, but I hate Geography, so I'll have to move on.

  • 1 decade ago

    This has nothing to do with geography.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is not Geography....All you need is a dictionary.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    geographically speaking I think you must be lost

  • 1 decade ago
    Source(s): That's not geography, by the way. Geography is Russia, New York, ocean, Madagascar, river, Tennessee, Ireland, blah blah blah
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