Macro-evolution - Mortal sin
Mark of the beast
"The Beast" is identified as the Satan-empowered leader who rises to world prominence and power during the Tribulation Period, after the Rapture of the Church (1 Thess. 4:13-18). He is mentioned throughout Revelation from 11:7 to 20:10.
In Revelation 13:17-18, the beast has absolute governmental power such that he can regulate commerce and require that in order to buy or sell, everyone must accept his mark or name or the number of his name in their hand or forehead.
The number 666 is popularly identified as the mark of the beast, but that is described as the "number of the beast" (Rev. 13:18) and may not be his mark, name or number of his name - and therefore may not be what is put in the hand or on the forehead.
The view that Christ return to the earth to judge the nations and then rule and reign on the earth from the throne of David in Jerusalem for 1000 years after the 7-year Tribulation period, which immediately follows the Rapture of the Church (1 Thess. 4:13-18).
An event that cannot be explained by any known laws of nature, for which the only cause can be supernatural intervention by the agency of God directly or through an authorized representative such as an angel, prophet, apostle, etc. Such supernatural phenomenon would generally be understood to involve some type of suspension of normal physical laws in a specific area for a specific period of time.
In contemporary usage, the term miracle is often incorrectly used to describe things that reflect God's sovereign providential care through and for his creation, but which are not miracles in the biblical sense of the term. This would be particularly true in relation to answered prayer in that God tends to answer prayer providentially rather than miraculously (although one is no less attributable to God than the other).
An example would be the following: If someone had a need for $100 that they didn't have to pay a bill and they pray for God to supply the money. If a friend who isn't aware of the need unexpectedly sends $100 in the mail, this would not rise to the level of a miracle, but would rather be God's providential care through and for the creation. A biblical miracle would be if the $100 would appear out of nowhere on the table in front of the person praying. Of course, in both cases, thanks should be given to God for his care in meeting a need.
See also: Signs and Wonders
A philosophical view that emphasizes the responsibility of Christians to be fully engaged with culture and society in order to carry out God's comprehensive mission in the world.
Proponents of "missional living" and missional churches / ministry contend that the Christian life must be characterized by a "missionary lifestyle" in order to reach the world with the gospel. In other words, being a missionary is the responsibility of every believer and not just that of "professional missionaries."
Others are concerned, however, that the definition of what it means to be a missionary has changed to no longer mean someone who is primarily concerned with the ministry of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, but rather with social work. In addition, the definition of the gospel itself is being changed to mean practical acts of kindness and physical assistance in one's community - again, social work. Therefore, even though all recognize the biblical admonition to show compassion through acts of kindness and meeting physical needs, this is different than equating this with the good news of forgiven sins and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
Being missional, as it is generally understood and implemented by those in the Emerging Church tends to mean not only engaging in culture, but also to allow culture and society to influence and shape the Christian life, ministry and worldview.
Although missional is often associated with the Emerging Church movement, there are those who would identify themselves as "missional," yet not identify with the Emerging Church.
The view in Calvinistic / Reformed theology that because of the condition of man, being spiritually dead by virtue of total depravity, he can do nothing to contribute to his salvation, including exercising saving faith until he is regenerated by God. Because of this view of what it means to be spiritually dead, Calvinism also necessarily requires that regeneration precede faith in the "order of salvation."
The view that there is one and only one infinite, eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent God.
See: Sin, mortal
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