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Armageddon

Refers to an apocalyptic climax or to a time of judgment

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Blind leading the blind

Lack of spiritual enlightenment

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By bread alone

Faith can provide spiritual sustenance

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Camel through a needle's eye

It would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven

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Cast the first stone

Warning against hypocrisy

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Conversion of Saul

One of the major figures in the early Christian church

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Crucifixion

The sacrifice that redeemed fallen humankind

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Divide the sheep from the goats

Alludes to the division of the true from the false, the worthy from the unworthy

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Four horsemen of the apocalypse

Symbolic of powerful destructive forces

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Garden of Gethsemane

A place of great physical or psychological suffering

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Good Samaritan

Anyone who stops to help a stranger in need

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Grail or Holy Grail

Brings health and sustenance to those who hold it and may be found only by the pure heart

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Herod

"To author Herod" is to surpass the evil of the worst tyrant

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House had many mansions

There is room in heaven for all who believe

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John the Baptist

The forerunner of Christ's ministry

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Judas Iscariot

The prototype of the ultimate betrayer

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Know them by their fruits

Entreats us to judge others by their actions, rather than by appearances

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Lamb to the slaughter

Referred to as the sacrificial lamb

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Last Supper

In consuming the bread and wine, followers of Christ accept him as their savior

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Lazarus

Symbolic of one who lives after a declared death

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Lilies of the field

An example of the way God cares for the faithful

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Magi

"The Epiphany"; moments of enlightenment

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Mammon

Personifies the evils of greed and wealth

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Mary (the Virgin)

Symbolic of purity, virginity, and maternal love

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Mary Magdalene

True contrition and the power of forgiveness

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Massacre of innocents

Escaping the massacre

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Pharisees

A negative connotation; hypocrites

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Pontius Pilate

Betrays his own moral convictions and submits to the pressure of others, "washing his hands of the matter"

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Prodigal Son

"Peter Cottontail"

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Salome

The Baptist's head was given on a platter

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Sermon on the Mount

Outlines rules for behavior according to God's law

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Thirty pieces of silver

Refers to the betrayal and treachery

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Through a glass darkly

Convey the opposite of perfect love and clear knowledge through irony