R.E. key words for all topics

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Analogy Using a word symbolically to suggest something else.
Monotheists People who believe in only one God such as Christians, Muslims and Jews.
Omnibenevolence All-good
Omnipotent All-important
Omnipresent All-present
Omniscient All-knowing
Numinious A mysterious power that suggests the presence of a spirit/God
Agnostic Someone who believes that it is impossible to know whether God exists or not.
Atheist Someone who doesn't believe in God.
Miracle An event that cannot have been created by humans or any natural means.
Meditate To empty the mind of thoughts, or concentrate on one thing, in order to aid spiritual thoughts.
Eucharist A Christian sacrament the commemorates the Last Supper, with the priest/minister consecrating bread and wine that is consumed by the congregation.
Glossolalia Speaking in tongues
Liturgy 1) A formal arrangement of worship. 2)Name for the Eucharist in the Orthodox Church.
Adoration Worshiping God for he is and what he has.
Supplication Prayers in which people ask God for their own needs and those of others.
Icon A holy picture of Jesus, the Virgin Mary or a saint, these are usually oil paintings found in Orthodox Churches
Icthus 'Fish' in Greek. Used for the name of Jesus.
Fasting Abstaining from food for a religious reason.
Lent The period of 40 days and 40 nights which lead up to Easter which recalls the 40 days in which Jesus resisted temptation in the wilderness.
Atonement The Christian belief that Jesus sacrificing himself brought a reconciliation between humanity and God.
Baptism Christian ceremony of purification with water.
Original sin The sin in which Eve brought into the world when she picked a apple from the tree after being tempted by a snake (Satan) when she was told by God not to.
The Holy Trinity The Father (God), The Son (Jesus), and The Holy spirit (a part of God within us)
Parousia (Second coming) also referred as Judgement day in which Jesus shall return to Judge humanity at the end of the world.
Purgatory Roman Catholics believe that the souls of the dead go to purgatory before entering Heaven.
Beatific vision The sight of God
Penance An act to show regret for having sinned.
Redemption Jesus saved people from punishment for the sins of humanity and redeemed them.
Salvation Jesus saved people form the consequences of sin.
Anointing of the Sick A sacrament given to those who are sick or dying.
Apocrypha Jewish and Christian religious writing that are not included within the Bible.
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