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It is written: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!." -Isaiah 5:20,21

"This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the [Holy] Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned." -1 Corinthians 2:13, 14

When Noah Webster first published his 1828 American Dictionary Of The English Language, he understood that whomever defined the words of a culture would capture that culture. So he gave the American people a dictionary in which words have meaning in terms of their relationship to Jesus Christ. In fact, this is the only comprehensive dictionary of the English language in print that seeks to communicate a distinctively biblical world view, even to the point of using Scriptures in the definitions. Lexicography- the writing, editing, or compiling of dictionaries. Order an 1828 dictionary at www.visionforum.com

Communicate- to make known; to give or interchange thoughts, information, etc.

 All of God's words concerning life have definition in the Bible/Holy Scriptures. Secular (irreligious) people have similar concepts to Biblical standards, but are fundamentally different. e.g. A covenant is not a contract! Compare: Covenant- the conditional promises made to humanity by God, as revealed in Scripture. Random House Webster's Dictionary © 2001. Contract- an agreement, especially one enforceable by law. Random House Webster's Dictionary © 2001. No human has a contract with God as to how long he or she will live; however, how one lives his life surely has effect on quality and duration of life. Marriage is another example of great difference between God's covenant (sacred and never intended to be dissolved) and man's contract concept which makes dissolution easy and convenient family not considered sacred.)

A most divisive word nowadays is the word marriage. Marriage means one male and one female partner in Christianity. In liberal political thinking (immoral to Christianity), marriage is now intended to mean either two men partners or two female partners. The fundamental difference is obvious- the natural order of one man and one female can reproduce.

Take a look at words and symbols because in different cultures, words have near opposite meaning.  e.g. A "freedom fighter" in Iran is one who attaches a bomb to oneself and detonates it at an opportune moment to take the life of himself and others. Similarly: kamikaze-Japanese pilot charged with suicidal missions against U.S. warships. We in Christianity would label all such action as murder/suicide! Scriptures teach that followers of Jesus are to be living sacrifices- speak the truth in loving action; preserve the sanctity of all life.

  •  Icons are basically pictures/images which are able to convey (tell) a lot of information quickly.  Ever hear of the expression "A picture is worth a thousand words?  Well to a Christian, the Cross of Jesus or the symbol of a dove speaks much to someone who understands the faith.  

  • Slang- very informal vocabulary that is characteristically more metaphorical (symbolic), playful, vivid, and ephemeral (temporary) than ordinary language. e.g. Slang- "hot" means stolen in contrast to common usage where hot meaning high temperature.

  • Colors are important too in conveying meaning.

  • More on these topics under construction

semantics- study of the meaning in language, including historical changes in meaning and form.; the branch of semiotics dealing with the relationship between signs or symbols and what they denote (indicate).

From Black’s Law dictionary, 6th Edition:

Preface- A Final Word of Caution- The language of the law is ever-changing as the courts, Congress, state legislatures, and administrative agencies continue to define, redefine and expand legal words and terms. Furthermore, many legal terms are subject to variations from state to state and again can differ under federal laws. Also, the type of legal issue, dispute, or transaction involved can affect a given definition usage.  Accordingly, a legal dictionary should only be used as a “starting point” for definitions. Additional research should follow for state or federal variations, for further or later court interpretations, and for specific applications. Helpful sources for supplemental research are “Words and Phrases” and WESTLAW. THE PUBLISHER -West Publishing Co.; Copyright 1990

Surely this does affect your daily life and ought to concern you: Most all of those in the legal profession are appointed into position, not voted in. The Bar Association that license Lawyers/Esquires are private franchises. Did they ever ask for your input when secretly creating a "foreign" language- although in "English" -words to keep you in subjugation (a slave) to their crafty schemes?  In fact, the reality of "free" nowadays seems to mean free to destroy others, or free for your government to be tyrants (corrupt/unaccountable servants).  I thought we here in America, of all places in the world, we were still "family" and "united" under the same "God"
The Power Of The Word, Ideology and Education “A tiny little difference in the wording can make for a massive difference in the way in which something is understood. Take, for example, the use of the words “refugee camp”. This expression conjures up a camp packed with tents and with no electricity running water or sewage systems. Of course, the reality is entirely different Gaza [Israel] is to all intents and purposes a city, with high rise blocks, electricity, television, roads, cars and all the rest. So absolutely different from the term “refugees” that we bandy about. If we actually consider the word “refugee”, it describes a person who has been forced to leave his home and look for another place to live. In the last century there were tens of millions of refugees in Europe. They all found a new place and a new home. It’s only here, even after 60 years have gone by, that we call people “refugees” when they own a house and enjoy autonomy and self rule, have their own land, electricity, water, television, elections institutions of power. How is it that their numbers have only increased? How can you call someone a “refugee” when he lives in the place where he was born? This is just another example of the harm we can cause ourselves. The wrong choice of words, concepts and definitions is having us play right into the hands of our enemies’ propaganda.” -Holocaust survivor, Alex Hurwitz; Jerusalem Post February 22, 2008

 

good- morally excellent; virtuous; satisfactory or superior in quality, quantity, or degree; proper suitable or right; well-behaved; kind friendly; honorable or worthy; not counterfeit.

evil- morally wrong or bad; wicked; harmful or injurious; unfortunate; disastrous;  evil quality, intention, or conduct; wickedness or sin.

barbarous- Uncivilized; wild; savage; savagely cruel or harsh

civilize- to bring out of a savage, uneducated state; enlighten or refine

 

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