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While the three words holy (or holiness), sanctified (or sanctification), and consecrated (or consecration) have similar meanings and a shared etymology, I suggest sanctified is more clearly related to the notion of being "set apart" than either holy or consecrated. I am not suggesting holy and consecrated have no connection to the concept of ...


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There are aspects of moral and ceremonial cleanness associated with the word Kaw-doshe (Holy) and aspects of being set apart, as in something that is holy unto the Lord: Leviticus 27:30 - Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the LORD's; it is holy to the LORD. These aspects, when applied to people ...


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"Lord" was used by Jesus when speaking to His Father: At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children (Matthew 11:25, also Luke 10:21) [ESV] As the term means "he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which ...


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The word for “holy,” in Hebrew, is kodesh, which means “separate.” When the Bible says that G-d is holy, it means G-d is separate and distinct from people. Similarly, the Israelites are told to be a holy nation, to separate themselves from pagan practices. To be a holy nation one must show proper behavior. We are commanded to act like G-d. Just as G-d, The ...


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No, they don't mean the same things. My own view is love = worship + something else. But worship can also arise from non-love sources. Therefore, it's a Venn diagram with an overlapping region although the area for worship arising from love is a lot larger. My answer will show the distinctions & relationships as well as concrete examples. I understand ...


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C.S. Lewis had trouble with the idea of praise and worship, as if God were continually seeking compliments from us. He warmed up to the idea slowly. See this: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/c-s-lewis-on-the-theology-and-practice-of-worship/ One essential aspect of worship is that it is two-way. In praising God through our worship, he ...


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They're both important but distinct ways of describing our relationship with God. On one hand it would be possible to love God without worshipping him. Many people have pets that they love, but they don't worship them. We love the people in our families, but we don't worship them. To truly worship God we have to acknowledge that he is not our peer, nor can ...


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It's a corollary of the Protestant doctrine of the clarity or perspicuity of scripture, that the essentials of faith are explained in the scriptures so clearly that anyone can understand them. As the Westminster Confession says WCF 1.7: All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all; yet those things which are necessary ...


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The use of the word Lord for Jesus in the Bible comes from the Greek Kyrie. The wiki for Kyrie has a good write-up about where it's used in the Gospels. And there's a good reason to be confused about it because it is used in by Jesus in a parable about the poor man who knew he was a Sinner and prays, Lord have mercy on me a sinner. Now, this is an assumption,...


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Seventh Day Adventist Christians - hold the Trinitarian view (I speak from that perspective because it is what I am most familiar with) that where the term Lord is used on its own, which one specifically is being referred to is usually determined by looking at the overall context of the passage of scripture within which the term resides. In some cases, it ...


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For most Christians "The Lord" or "Lord" will usually mean either God the Father or Jesus. Sometimes they may mean the Holy Spirit or just "God", meaning (for Trinitarians) any or all three of the above. There are many occasions in the Bible where Jesus is referred to as "Lord", and also God the Father is frequently ...


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It's not a dumb question at all. Here's a simple answer that I think may help clarify. Presbyterian is simply one denomination under one much larger umbrella which is used to categorize a framework or lens for viewing God, the world and scripture. Think of two frameworks like we have mammals and reptiles. These two broad groups are the two main systems of ...


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