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Belief that Christ is a created being, therefore denying the doctrine of the trinity

Arianism

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He restores the broken relationship between Him and sinners through the life, death, and resurrection of jesus Christ.

Atonement

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The concentration of power in a self-appointed leader or group that demands total submission to its authority.

Authoritarian

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A rule or standa rd of judgment; an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture.

Canon

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Ahumanistic philosophy/reli- gion that is deeply rooted in Chinese culture. It stresses social order, family structure, as wellas ancestor and nature worship.

Confucianism

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The active presentation of the gospel with the intent of bringing others into a saving relationship with jesus Christ. (Often used by Adventists to simply mean the effort
to bring people into the Adventist Church.)

Evangelism

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The hypothesis that all life forms have, through a natural process, gradually developed from simpler forms.

Evolution

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An act of undeserved kindness . Saving grace is unmerited favor, the sinner receiving the imputed and imparted righteousness of Christ.

Grace

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Aphiliosophy that stresses a human being's essentialgoodness and that he is "the measure of all things." It regards the cosmos as uncreated, self-ex isting, and se lf-sus- taining.

Humanism

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Roman Catholic doctrine that affirms that Mary, the mother of jesus, was preserved immaculate (sinless) from the moment of conception in her mother's womb.

Immaculate Conception:

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Allowing individua l rights to take precedence over group rights. Individual- ity becomes individualism when one becomes preoccupied with self-interest.

Individualism

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Remission of part or all the pun- ishment that, according to Roman Catholics, is due for sin committed but forgiven.

Indulgences

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One's personal conviction as to what life is all about and how it should be lived.

Life philosophy

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Aritual or a group of rites prescribed for public worship.

Liturgy

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intervention by a supernatural power that transcends but does not violate natural law.

Miracle

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state of mind or a reality beyond reason. Mystics focus on direct com- munication with God that tends toward occult or visionary experiences.

Mysticism

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philosophy that arose in the nineteenth century whose primary focuswas the infinite potential of every individual and the power of positive thought.

New Though

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That which is supernatural; not scientifically explainable.

Paranormal

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Disciplinary measures and self- punishment that Roman Catholicism asks of those who are seeking forgiveness and restoration.

Penance

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Spiritual mediums, witch doctors, or medicine men who claim to cure diseases and communicate with the spirit world.

Shamans

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The state religion of Japan. It con- sists of one's devotion to ancestors, nature deities, and the emperor.

Shintoism

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belief that arose during the nineteenth century that declared that humankind is always evolving toward divinity through reincarnation. Humankind can save themselves through knowledge gained from many religions and from the spirit world.

Theosophy

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philosophy that reflects Eastern thought and advocates direct contact between humanity and God. It is a mystical phi- losophy that emphasizes the spiritual over the material and points a person inward to oneself and to nature as the source of all truth.

Transcendentalism

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altered state of consciousness that is designed to turn off the mind, enabling one to experience God- consciousness (unity with the divine).

Transcendental Meditation:

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Roman Catholic view that the bread and wine are actually changed (in substance) into the body and blood of Christ by the priest during the Eucharist.

Transubstantiation

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denomination that teaches that God exists as one person, rather than as a Trinity, and that everyone in the end will be saved.

Unitarianism

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religion of ancient Persia that teaches that the world is engaged in a conflict between the forces of "light" and the spirits of "darkness."

Zoroastrianism