**** MANY Biblical words have been misunderstood and/or misrepresented. So, I have written below a true description of God's relational words so that we understand that God's words are alive. ****
SOME BIBLICAL TERMS THAT ARE SOMETIMES
MISUNDERSTOOD AND VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THEIR TRUE MEANING
A. SALVATION-(comes from God only) deliverance from sin; redemption
B. REDEMPTION- to be rescued or delivered
C. SANCTIFICATION- to be purified or set free from your sins; to be spiritually blessed (Jesus did this for us).
D. ATONEMENT- the reconciliation of God and humankind through the life, suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ.
E. RECONCILIATION- God brings us into harmony and agreement with Him; He restores us.
F, CONFESSION- to be in agreement with God; not meant to be a picture of a guilty child being scolded by God or religious authority figure
G. OBEDIENCE- "TO HEAR;" to hear what God is sharing with you so that you can get into agreement with His plans for you.
H. "SIN" means "SEPARATION FROM GOD." Sin was taken care of by Jesus Christ at the Cross.
I. FAITH- is not dependent upon us. We cannot concentrate so hard or believe so much to make things happen. GOD IS NOT A GENIE IN A BOTTLE! Faith is a miracle!. Faith as an example was the dependent relationship the SON has with the FATHER. The TRUE DEFINITION OF FAITH IS: IT IS THE EBGRAFTED/DEPENDENT RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE BEEN DELIVERED INTO.
Hope this helps.