Practice Words: Religion


amen
interjection
a word used especially at the end of a prayer to show agreement with the prayer. It means let it be so.
angel
noun
a spirit who is sent by God, usually as a messenger
baptize
verb
to put someone in water, or to put water on them, as a sign of receiving them as a Christian
Christ
noun
'the one [person] chosen and prepared by God' a title of Jesus which comes from the Greek language
Christian
noun
a person who believes in, and follows, Jesus Christ
church
noun
a community of Christians who meet together to worship; a building for Christian worship
Church, the
noun
the whole 'body' of Christians all over the world
circumcise
verb
to cut off the skin at the end of the male sex organ (this is a religious rule in some religions, but not the Christian religion)
devil
noun
an evil spirit
Devil, the
noun
the chief evil spirit, named Satan
glory
noun
great love, praise and honor; the beautiful light around God
grace(of God)
noun
God's love for people who do not deserve it. People cannot earn God's grace.
Heaven
noun
the 'place' or state of happiness in which God lives and rules
Hell
noun
the 'place' of great unhappiness to which people who reject God will go
Israelite
noun
(in Bible times) any person descended from Jacob
Israelite
adjective
for or of the Israelite people
Kingdom
noun
the 'place' where God rules (this may mean 'Heaven' but it may also mean 'in the hearts of a community of Christians')
Messiah
noun
a word which means the same as 'Christ'. ('Messiah' is from the Jewish word, 'Christ' from Greek). The Jewish people looked for the Messiah to come to save them from oppression, as God had promised. Jesus claimed to be the Messiah and Christians believe that he was, and is.
priest
noun
(in Bible times) a man who did religious duties for the Israelite people, so represented them before God
prophet
noun
a person with a special instruction from God to speak God's words into the community
Satan
noun
name of the chief evil spirit; the chief devil
sin
noun
wrong-doing, especially against God's rules (which may be different from human ideas of right and wrong!)
Temple
noun
a building used for religious purposes in some religions; in Bible times the temple was the chief building for Israelite religious worship, which powerfully represented the presence of God. Three Temples were built in Bible times. The ruins of the last one (which enemies destroyed in 70 AD) are still in Jerusalem.
worship
verb
to honor and thank God by prayer and/or singing
worship
noun
the act of worshipping