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What are Biblical words?

Biblical words are words found and used in the Holy Bible.

Do you wonder what is the difference between justification and sanctification?

This page defines common and not so common words we encounter when studying the Word of GOD.

The following are Biblical words:



Faith is believing in God without physically seeing Him or touching Him.  Faith is physically unseen and real substance, as is air.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.   Hebrews 11:1

God is the source of faith.  Faith comes from God alone.  We are all given a measure of faith (Romans 12:3), that we can use to believe in God to salvation (Romans 10:10).

Faith is required to see God and live with Him for eternity.  Faith births salvation in our heart, mind, soul, and spirit.  The end of faith is the salvation of our souls.

Faith is believing in God that He alone is God and all that He says that He is; without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).  Unbelief voids faith in God.  Unbelief separates anyone from God for eternity (Romans 11:20).

God calls every human being to Him.  Faith is born by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).  Faith is maintained by obedience to God's word.  Faith maintains salvation; the just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17).

We are saved by faith, justified by faith (Romans 3:28, 5:1).  We are saved by faith and not by our works (Romans 3:28; Galatians 3:11).

We have access to God's grace by which we are saved through faith (Romans 5:2).

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3:26

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Fruit is what is produced from living our lives. 

We either have bad fruit or good fruit.  We either have the fruit of the Spirit of God, or we have rancid, putrid fruit of unrighteousness.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  Galatians 5:22-23


(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.  Ephesians 5:9-10

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Grace is the unmerited favor of God.

God is the source of all grace, and He is the God of Grace.  Grace is of God, given by God to mankind, not earned or deserved.  The grace of God is a gift from God given to all mankind, not for service or works we may do, but because of the works done, finished by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:15; 1 Corinthians 1:4; Ephesians 3:7; Colossians 1:6; Hebrews 2:9).

Only by the Grace of God we are who we are, not by what we have done, by what God has done (1 Corinthians 15:10).

Through faith in the grace of God we are saved, and being justified by His grace, we are made heirs to the Kingdom of God, according to the hope of eternal life (Ephesians 2:8; Titus 3:7).

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Justification is the righteousness of God.  Justification is the act of receiving the salvation of God.  Justification is required to see God, be with God for all eternity. 

Without justification you do not have the righteousness of God whereby you are reconciled to God, whereby you become a child of God, adopted into the family of God, whereby you are saved.

Justification is received by faith in God to salvation, believing that God alone can and will save you.

Christ Jesus created justification and gifts it to mankind through faith in Him, by His resurrection (Romans 4:25).  Justification of life is by the righteousness of one Jesus Christ (Romans 5:18).

No person is justified by their works, we are justified by the faith of Jesus Christ (Galatians 2:16).  Before salvation we are without righteousness; we have no righteousness without God.  This is why our works before salvation cannot save us, because we have no righteous works to give God until after we are saved.

Justification is receiving Christ and sanctification is living Christ.  Justification is the birth of salvation and sanctification is the life of salvation.



Longsuffering is patiently enduring lasting offence or hardship.  Longsuffering is uncomplaining, forbearing, not easily provoked, bearing injuries or provocation for a long time.

The LORD God is our example of longsuffering.

The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression...  Numbers 14:18

But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.  Psalm 86:15

Because of our example in Christ Jesus of ultimate longsuffering, by His power we too can be an example of longsuffering to this hurting world.

But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God ... by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,   2 Corinthians 6:4, 6

Believers are to walk in the Spirit and we are to bear the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-25.




....Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.  Revelation 19:6

Omnipotent means all powerful; almighty; having unlimited authority, and is used to describe supreme power and authority of our Almighty God, as found in in Revelation 19:6.

There is no power, but the power of God.

God alone holds all power, there is no other power, except the power of God (John 19:11).  Jesus has all power (Matthew 28:18), power to heal the sick and power to forgive our sins, power to give His life for the sins of all mankind and power to raise Himself from the grave (John 10:18), and power to give us eternal life (Luke 5:24; John 17:2).  Jesus said that we err not knowing the power of God (Matthew 22:29). 

We receive the power of God by salvation through Christ, to serve God and live in faith and end the end receive eternal life. (Acts 1:8; Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:5).  We are given by the grace of God the power to pass from death to life.  Hallelujah!  Praise the LORD!!

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.   Romans 13:1-2


Omniscient means all knowing; complete understanding.  There is only one who is omniscient, our Lord and Saviour, the Most High Jehovah God Almighty.

The word omniscient is not found in the King James Version Holy Bible, but Scriptures tells us that "God knoweth all things" (1 John 3:20; John 16:30; 18:4, 19:28, 21:17), and therefore He is omniscient.

God loves and wants to give us all things, everything that He has through Christ Jesus.  According to His Divine power has given to us all things through salvation in Christ Jesus, that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3), and we are to trust in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17).

Omnipresent means present in all places at all timesGod alone is omnipresent.




Regeneration is the renewal process, the operation of God, where He washes our spirit clean, so that we can be reconciled to Him, accepted by Him, granted access to Him, and can receive eternal life with Him through accepting His salvation and receiving Christ Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.   Titus 3:5-7

Through faith in God we can received the salvation of God, eternal life, and regeneration, without regeneration you cannot see God.




Righteousness is the character of God.  God is righteous.  We are not born with righteousness.  Mankind is not naturally righteous.  God alone gifts righteousness to people.  Mankind cannot create their own righteousness.  Apart from God, man is unrighteousness. 

God requires His righteousness to be put on us, in order for us to see Him and live with Him for all eternity.  We are allowed to put on the righteousness of God through receiving His gift of salvation, by His grace through faith.  Jesus Christ can make anyone righteous, who receive His salvation by faith.  Through living in faith, by living in faith to God every day, we retain the righteousness of God.

Apart from God we have no righteousness.  If we receive the righteousness of God through His salvation, but then we turn away from God, then we are no longer righteous, because we have chosen to leave God, depart from God, and chose unrighteousness, which is sin, then we will die without God (Ezekiel 18:24; Romans 8:13; Hebrews 2:3).  The wages of sin is death for all people, regardless of who you think you are, or what you call yourself (Romans 6:23).  Sin separates anyone from God.  God states that anyone who enters into unbelief chooses eternal separation from Him and His kingdom.

God tells us all that His children, the saved, the just, the righteous, live by faith, live in faith, continue in faith to Him all the days of their lives.  Salvation is living in faith to Jesus every day.  Salvation is a lifetime journey living in faith to God that ends in seeing God face to face.  Our salvation is completed when we see Jesus, at the end of our faith we receive the salvation of our souls (1 Peter 1:9), our salvation is received by holding onto our faith, continuing in righteousness, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end (Hebrews 3:6).

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Salvation is the desire of God, the will of God for all mankind.  Salvation is the gift of God.  Salvation is the operation of God by which we are born-again into the family of God, heirs of God, the children of God, by the washing and renewing of our spirit with the blood of Jesus, by the Grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus to save us from sin and death, and receive His power to overcome sin and live by faith, and in faith that God can and will give us eternal life (Colossians 2:12; John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 2:5, 8, 19; Romans 6: 23, 8:17; Galatians 3:26; Titus 3:4-7).

Salvation is deliverance from the power of sin and death, received through faith in Jesus by the grace of God (John 3:16; Romans 8:2, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8).

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,   1 Thessalonians 5:9

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Sanctification is the ongoing process, the operation of God, of salvation, were we are made holy, and live holy to God, because He is holy, live in holiness to God, reconciled to God and made worthy through Christ to enter into His Kingdom (2 Thessalonians 2:13).

Sanctification is the holiness of God received at salvation and lived throughout the life of every believer.

Sanctification is living Christ.  Sanctification is living holy unto God, for God, because of God, every day of our lives.

Sanctification is a lifetime journey of holiness to God, purposefully separating from sin and twistedness of this world.

Sanctification is born when we receive Christ and know that He died for our sins.  Sanctification is lived by acknowledging that we died with Christ to sin, we commit our lives to serving God, to holiness through Christ forevermore. 

Sanctification is a commitment to God lived by faith every day to live our lives through Christ in the holiness of God, set apart from the world.

Justification is receiving salvation and sanctification is living that salvation. 

Justification is receiving Christ and sanctification is living with Christ, through Christ, putting on Christ, conforming our lives to Christ every day of our lives until we see Christ.

We receive, maintain, and retain sanctification by living in faith to God every day, by overcoming sin in our lives with Christ, abstaining from fornication, forsaking iniquity, avoiding evil, because God called us into His Holiness, and we are to be holy because He is Holy, and because we love Him with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, with all our strength forevermore (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7; 1 Peter 1:15-16 Romans 12:21; 1 John 5:4-5; Revelation 21:7).

Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.   Leviticus 20:7




Temptation in itself is not sin, but yielding to temptation is sin. 

Christ Jesus never committed any sin, but even He was tempted to sin by satan in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1). 

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, either tempteth he any man: James 1:13

God does not and will not tempt anyone with sin.  All temptation to sin is from the father of lies, satan himself.

We may be tempted to sin, but we are all given the power to resist all temptation through salvation.

God promises that we will always be given a way to escape any sin, if we trust in Him (1 Corinthians 10:13).

All are promised trials and temptation in this life.  We must guard our heart, be alert, watch and pray, that we resist all temptation and sin (Mark 14:38).




Transformation is the result of receiving the salvation of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  God's word states that as believers, we are not to conform to this world, but be transformed in Christ.

Transformation is the result of genuine salvation.  Through faith in Christ and His Word, we receive the salvation of God and with salvation we receive the power of Christ, which enables us to follow Him and His ways all the days of our lives.  By salvation we are gifted the power of God to receive the mind of Christ and put on Christ.  Salvation, the putting on of Christ transforms our old mind and our old way of thinking about ourselves and this world.  The putting on of Christ opens our eyes and allows us to see ourselves, our lives, and our world as God does.  We see all things differently when we receive the salvation of God. 

Salvation is surrendering our old life for a new life, we put to death our old way of doing things for a new way, God's way, God's life.  By putting on Christ we shed our old selfish way of life and thinking, our old life is dead and gone when we put on new life, we see life through Christ, because we are in Christ and He is in us. 

We live our new life to God, for God, led by His will, not our own will.  Our life is forever changed by God, transformed by His love, His truth, and His plan and purpose for our life, which is to take on - be molded into the image of Christ.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.   Romans 12:1-2




The earth world.  The world is used as the name of the earth, all the planets, all the universe and all it contains.  God alone created the world, the foundations of the world, the world was made by Him (John 1:10), God began the world and all that is in it (Psalm 24:1, 89:11, 90:2; Jeremiah 10:12). 

The world was created by God (Genesis 1:1; Romans 1:20; Hebrews 1:2, 11:3).  God that made the world and all things therein...(Acts 17:24).

We are to care for all of God's creation, we are to take care of the earth that He created for us to live in, the earth was created for God and gifted to mankind, we are caretakers of God's earth.

There was a beginning to this world and there will be an end to this world, another world, at the end of the world (Matthew 13:49, 28:20), the world to come (Matthew 12:32; Mark 10:30; Luke 18:30), the world will pass away (1 John 2:17)a new world that will replace this one.  One day the hand of God will stretch out and destroy this world, this world we know, as He promises to create a new heaven and a new earth for all of His own to live in eternity with Him.

There was a time before the earth was, before the world was, before all creation there was God, in the beginning God was before all things.  There was one God in the beginning alive and existing in Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and these three are One.  There was one Glory in the beginning alive and existing shared between God the Father and God the Son, and they are One (John 17:21), before the world was God in all His glory existed (John 17:5, 11).


The people world.  The world is used to describe mankind, all nations of all people.  Jesus came to earth, the world, to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29).  Jesus is the Light of the world (John 8:12, 9:5, 12:46), who came to the world (John 3:19), not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:17, 12:47).

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   John 3:16

Jesus came to earth to this world to save all the people of this world, every nation, every tribe, every person, every one born on in this world, no one is exempt from whosoever.  Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15).  Jesus was sent to this world so that we might live through Him (1 John 4:9).

Jesus is the Christ, the Saviour of the world (John 4:42; 1 John 4:14).  Jesus was sent to earth, came into the world, down from heaven and gives life to the world (John 6:14, 6:33, 10:36, 17:18, 21, 18:37).  Jesus gave His all, His life, crucified on a cross, for the life of the world (John 6:51).  Jesus overcame the world (John 16:33).  The saved are given and power to overcome the world through faith in Christ Jesus (1 John 5:4-5).

Jesus spoke the truth of God to the world (John 8:26; 17:13, 18:20).  Jesus was in this world, He ate, slept, lived, loved, prayed, walked, laughed, cried, suffered in this world, but He was never of this world (John 9:5).  Jesus performed unheard of miracles (John 9:32, 21:25).  Jesus was God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the world, believed on in this world, crucified in this world, resurrect and rose from His grave in this world to new life, departed out of this world, left the earth and ascended to the Father in Heaven, received up into Glory (John 13:1; John 16:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 9:26).

All the people of this world will stand before God one day and be judged on their relationship with Him.


The world opposed to God.  The world system.  The world is also used to name all that is opposed to God, all that is opposed to God's word, His righteousness, His Kingdom, all that is God's and all that belongs to God.  All who oppose God, the world, will be punished for their evil.  The world are the unsaved, the unrighteous, who choose to live in sin instead of in Christ.  The world is a corrupt, polluted, crooked and perverse nation without God (Philippians 2:15).

The world is opposed to Christ Jesus and every truth about Him, they are against Christ and called deceivers and antichrists (2 John 1:7).

Jesus was in this world, but not of this world.  As believers, we too are in this world, but we are not of this world, we are in Christ (John 17:14, 16).  The children of God are separated from the world that hates God (John 15:18-19).  The world will not like us because the world does not like Jesus (1 John 3:1, 3:13).  The world hears and understands its own people, not the people of God (1 John 4:5).

The world is not only people who oppose God, but also its twisted values, standards, and views.  The world has its own set of rules apart from God's.  The world follows man's philosophy and vain deceit, the traditions of men (Colossians 2:8).  The love the world has little or nothing to do with God.

The world chooses to separate from God, has no need for God, has no fear of God, has no respect for God, has no love for God.  The world chooses to reject God, the world chooses not to believe the truth of God, the world does not know God (John 17:25).

The world is without God (Ephesians 2:12).  Do not be deceived a friend of the world is the enemy of God (James 4:4).  The evil world and the things in the world is not to be admired, envied or coveted.  We are not to love the things of this world, because it is NOT of God (1 John 2:15-16).

Each person chooses to receive the spirit of the world or the spirit of God through faith to salvation.  We can each live in one spirit, not both, we must all choose (1 Corinthians 2:12  1 John 4:1, 3).

God is greater and more powerful than anyone or anything of this world (1 John 4:4).  The day of the Lord will come when He will reprove the world of sin (John 16:8).  The world that opposes God will be punished.  The world that turns its back on God will be destroyed one day.

By receiving the salvation of God, we receive Christ in us, into our heart, our mind, our soul, and our spirit, and as Christ we are also crucified to the world that is opposed to God (Galatians 6:14).  We no long walk in the sin of the world, we no long see life as the world sees it, we no long have worldly values, views, and standards, because we are a new creature, reborn, we have put on Christ and put off the wickedness of this world.

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