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!."
"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
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
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
2001. Contract- an agreement, especially one
enforceable by law. Random House Webster's Dictionary
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
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.
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.
are important too in conveying meaning.
More on these topics under
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
From Black’s Law dictionary, 6th
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;
honorable or worthy; not counterfeit.
evil- morally wrong or bad; wicked; harmful or injurious;
disastrous; evil quality, intention, or conduct; wickedness or
wild; savage; savagely cruel or harsh
civilize- to bring out
of a savage, uneducated state; enlighten or refine
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