Commonly used terms NOT found in the Bible

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  1. Dale-c

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    Ok, I thought we would come up with a list of terms we see all the time on this board that aren't used in the Bible.
    now this is NOT meant to be a debate thread.

    Some terms will represent Biblical principle, others will be unfounded tradition.
    The purpose of this is to only bring up things that are not themselves in the Bible. It will remind us that terms we use need to be backed by the Bible in at least in principle.
     
  2. Marcia

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    Can you give an example? I'm not sure what you mean.
     
  3. EdSutton

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    Not the original poster, but how about "The Rapture"? And I'll include my favorite of non-Biblical phrases- "Repent of your sin(s)". Add that to "turn from your sins", which I don't believe is found in Scripture, either. That's three for starters.

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  4. Marcia

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    Okay, well, Trinity isn't in the Bible, either. :smilewinkgrin:

    I agree there are terms that might be misused (like "repent"), but just because a term is not in the Bible doesn't mean it's not true or wrong (like Trinity and rapture).
     
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    I don't know about this board but my favorite in Church is to hear someone say, "the bible says spare the rod spoil the child."
     
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    "God helps those who help themselves"
     
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    A good topic.
    Just a thought. You may want to limit the translations of the Bible. I think the Living Bible and other modern translations may use some of these terms.
     
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    Isn't that an oxymoron?
     
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    • "cleanliness is next to Godliness"
    • "God works in mysterious ways"
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    Here's one that really gets me irritated. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord".

    I hear this one preached at funerals all of the time. I'm not saying that the principle behind the misquote isn't true, but it is definitely a misquote not matter whose translation you use.

    Here what it really says. My paraphrasing of the King James.....I highly suggest you read it for yourself.

    2 Corinthians 5:6-9

    verse 6...we as christian understand very well that while we are at home in our physical bodies that means that we are absent from God's presence in heaven.

    verse 7...we understand this because we walk by faith and not by sight

    verse 8...but we are confident in our willingness to give this earth up and we, as God's people, would rather be absent from the body and be present in heaven with God

    verse 9...but it really doesn't matter where we are at any given time...here on earth or in heaven...what should be the primary concern on our mind is making ourselves worthy and acceptable unto our God





     
  10. Bro Tony

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    How about--"the lion will lay down with the lamb"

    And my all time favorite one that is misused here--"I judge with righteous judgment"

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    Bro Tony, you used mine! We have a bookstore in town named the Lion and the Lamb, and it makes me smile quite frequently when I visit them. (They're friends, but still...)
     
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    How about "Once saved, always saved"?
     
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    I don't think anyone quotes this as a bible verse? It is a viewpoint on eternal security.
     
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    Rapture was just the type of thing I was talking about.
    I was actually going to use that myself but it was too late and I didn't get a post in of my own examples last night.

    Once saved always saved is another good one. And come to think of it, so is eternal security.

    :)
     
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    Sorry about that last post. Milady is my wife and I posted with her logged in.

    For the purpose of this post, it doesn't matter if there is a Biblical concept represented by the word or phrase, just the fact that it isn't actually in the Bible.


    I will add a few more:

    Freewill
    Baptist ( at least as a denomination)
    Hey, denomination for that matter
    If you have denomination then how about "non-denominational"

    Baptism by immersion

    Ok...I will let others add a few :)
     
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    "Money is the root of all evil."

    I Timothy 6:10 says that it's the LOVE of money, not money itself.

    (You can be dirt poor and love money, you know.) :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I agree with Scarlett O. that this is a misquote, technically. However I do not believe that that can be said to be "unBiblical", per se, given the thread topic is:
    " Commonly used terms NOT found in the Bible". The actual verses she cited and are here quoted, of II Cor. 5:6-9 are:
    " 6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him." (NJKV)

    However when one compares verses 6 and 8 together, it would seem that that is what is being said, as she also alluded to.

    I am more concerned, personally, with phrases not found in Scripture, but in Baptist pulpits, such as "really and truly believe" or "ask Jesus into your heart" or "make Jesus Lord" (Apparently God didn't do a good enough job with that, to hear some preachers tell it) :rolleyes: , to name a few more.

    Ed
     
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    "Baptism by immersion" is not found, because that'w what the word "baptism" means. It's redundant.
     
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    It's like saying, "walk by walking".

    DUHHHH

    How about:

    The Great Commission
    The Last Supper
    "God poured out His wrath on His Son" (I've been guilty of preaching this...not only is it not scripture, but, technically, it isn't true)
    The 10 Commandments
    Calvinism and Arminianism (obviously)
    Piano

    Were any other these phrases to be used 1,900 years ago, people wouldn't know what you were talking about, perhaps with the exception of the 10 Commandments.
     
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    I always assumed Baptist came from John the Baptist?
     

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