What Does The Word ‘Edify’ Mean In Greek?

In the New Testament, we are taught the importance of edification. But what does it mean to edify one another? I feel like this is a word we’ve lost in language progression. Yet, it’s a very important one to understand. Therefore, let’s look at what the word ‘edify’ means in Greek.

First off, let’s look at the definition from the 1828 Websters Dictionary.

“Edifying- Building up in christian knowledge; instructing; improving the mind.”

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Edify’ Mean In Greek?

oikodomeo- to contruct, edify.

oikodome- edification. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Affirm’ Mean In Greek?

People love to talk about affirmations and how they work. I’ll be honest, they do work. It’s a great way to receive God’s promises and stay focused while you wait. That’s why I thought, “What does the word ‘affirm’ mean in Greek?” It turns out that this isn’t a word that was used in the Old Testament, which is why there are no Hebrew words for it.

Since we’re only going to look at the Greek translation, I also want to look at the 1828 Websters Dictionary definition:

“1. To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to declare the existence of something; to maintain as true; opposed to deny.

Of one Jesus whom Paul affirmed to be alive. Acts 25:19.

2. To make firm; to establish, confirm or ratify; as, the Supreme court affirmed the judgment.” Read the full definition here. Read more

What Does The Word “Adultery” Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

Adultery isn’t really a word we use in today’s world. We may say, “This person cheated on their spouse.” However, they mean the same things and God takes adultery very seriously. Before we look at what the word adultery means in Hebrew and Greek, I want to look at the 1828’s definition.

1. Violation of the marriage bed; a crime, or a civil injury, which introduces, or may introduce, into a family, a spurious offspring…

In common usage, adultery means the unfaithfulness of any married person to the marriage bed…

2. In a scriptural sense, all manner of lewdness or unchastity, as in the seventh commandment.

3. In scripture, idolatry, or apostasy from the true God. Jeremiah 3:8.

4. In old laws, the fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery”

Read the full definition of adultery here. Read more

What Does The Word “Abomination” Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

What does the word abomination mean in Hebrew and Greek

I certainly believe that the word abomination has gotten such a bad reputation in today’s culture. It’s wielded as a sword by those who are against Christians to try to prove that somehow we are a ‘hate group’. As a Christian, it was a word I avoided. However, the truth is the word is used multiple times in the bible and it’s important that we know its true meaning. So I asked the question, “What does the word “abomination” mean in Hebrew and Greek?”

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word “Abomination” Mean In Hebrew?

baash- to smell bad; to be offensive. This word is translated 10 times into “stink”.

pigguwl- to stink. For example, to be unclean ceremonially is abominable.

shiqquwts- disgusting; filthy; idolatrous or an idol. Shiqquwts is translated into “abomination” 20 times and “detestable things” 5 times. Mostly, this word is used to express God’s hatred of the entire system of idolatry.

shaqats- an idolatrous object.

sheqets- an idolatrous object.

tow’ebah- something disgusting; an abhorrence; idolatry; an idol. This Hebrew word is translated into “abomination” 113 times. Read more

What Does The Word “Reconcile” Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

The Christian faith wouldn’t exist without the reconciliation that was provided for us through Christ Jesus. Because of His sacrifice, we are now reunited with God the Father and can have fellowship with Him. Today, I want to look at the word reconcile in both Hebrew and Greek. This should give us a better picture of what it truly means to be reconciled unto God.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word “Reconcile” Mean In Hebrew?

kaphar- to cover; to atone or condone; to placate or cancel.

The most basic meaning of this word expresses a material transaction or a ransom. There are times when kaphar is used that a man is the main subject. Read more

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

should christians celebrate halloween

That time of the year is coming up once again – the holidays. There are many great reasons to love the holidays, but one that seems to be heavily debated among Christians is Halloween.

“What’s the big deal? It’s just a fun time to dress up and collect candy.” That’s a good question, but the real question here is, “Should Christians celebrate Halloween?”

Although Halloween never bothered me much, the Lord has been warning these past few months about Halloween and why my family shouldn’t celebrate it. I’ve never been a fan because I’m strongly against candy. I don’t buy it for my son and I don’t like when he eats it. Therefore, why would I take him to get candies from strangers?

It just doesn’t make sense to me. Plus, I do not waste money so to think about spending money on a costume that he’ll only wear once is mind-boggling to me. I just don’t get it.

That being said, there are other reasons besides the natural that people should steer clear of this ungodly holiday. Read more