integrity |inˈtegritē|1 the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness
morality |məˈralətē; mô-|principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.• behavior as it is affected by the observation of these principles :• a particular system of values and principles of conduct, esp. one held by a specified person or society • the extent to which an action is right or wrong behavior or qualities judged to be good :
principle |ˈprinsəpəl|1 a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning • (usu. principles) a rule or belief governing one’s personal behavior : morally correct behavior and attitudes
honest |ˈänist|free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere
respectable |riˈspektəbəl|1 regarded by society to be good, proper, or correct
good |goŏd|1 to be desired or approved of 2 having the qualities required for a particular role :3 possessing or displaying moral virtue
righteous |ˈrī ch əs|adjective1 (of a person or conduct) morally right or justifiable; virtuous
trust |trəst|1 firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something :
belief |biˈlēf|1 an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists : his belief in God | a belief that solitude nourishes creativity.• something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or conviction 2 ( belief in) trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something
faith |fāθ|1 complete trust or confidence in someone or something 2 strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof
confidence |ˈkänfədəns; -fəˌdens|the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust
truth |troōθ|the quality or state of being true • (also the truth) that which is true or in accordance with fact or a fact or belief that is accepted as true
fact |fakt| a thing that is indisputably the case • ( the fact that) used in discussing the significance of something that is the case
knowledge |ˈnälij|1 facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject
know |nō|be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information • be absolutely certain or sure about something
wise 1|having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment responding sensibly or shrewdly to a particular situation
wisdom |ˈwizdəm|the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of such experience, knowledge, and good judgment
judge |jəj|to form an opinion or conclusion about
judgment |ˈjəjmənt|1 the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions :• an opinion or conclusion
opinion |əˈpinyən|a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge
idea |īˈdēə|1 a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action : they don’t think it’s a very good idea.• a concept or mental impression :.• an opinion or belief • a feeling that something is probable or possible
theory |ˈθēərē; ˈθi(ə)rē|a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, esp. one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained• a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based an idea used to account for a situation or justify a course of action
theology |θēˈäləjē|the study of the nature of God and religious belief.religious beliefs and theory when systematically developed
study |ˈstədē|1 the devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge on an academic subject, esp. by means of books
apologetics |əˌpäləˈjetiks|reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine.
justify |ˈjəstəˌfī|1 show or prove to be right or reasonable
reason |ˈrēzən|1 a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
prove |proōv|1 [ trans. ] demonstrate the truth or existence of (something) by evidence or argument• [ trans. ] demonstrate by evidence or argument (someone or something) to be
Christian1of, relating to, or professing Christianity or its teachings.
Christianity |ˌkris ch ēˈanitē|the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices
(copied and pasted from about basic christian doctrines):
There is only one God (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6, 8; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6; Galatians 4:8-9).
- God is three in one or a Trinity (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 14:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Acts 2:32-33, John 10:30,17:11, 21; 1 Peter 1:2).
- God is omniscient or “knows all things” (Acts 15:18; 1 John 3:20).
- God is omnipotent or “all powerful” (Psalm 115:3; Revelation 19:6).
- God is omnipresent or “present everywhere” (Jeremiah 23:23, 24; Psalm 139).
- God is sovereign (Zechariah 9:14; 1 Timothy 6:15-16).
- God is holy (1 Peter 1:15).
- God is just or “righteous” (Psalm 19:9, 116:5, 145:17; Jeremiah 12:1).
- God is love (1 John 4:8).
- God is true (Romans 3:4; John 14:6).
- God is spirit (John 4:24).
- God is the creator of everything that exists (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 44:24).
- God is infinite and eternal. He has always been God (Psalm 90:2; Genesis 21:33; Acts 17:24).
- God is immutable. He does not change (James 1:17; Malachi 3:6; Isaiah 46:9-10).
- The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 2:11-12; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
- Jesus Christ is God (John 1:1, 14, 10:30-33, 20:28; Colossians 2:9; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:8).
- Jesus became a man (Philippians 2:1-11).
- Jesus is fully God and fully man (Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
- Jesus was sinless (1 Peter 2:22; Hebrews 4:15).
- Jesus is the only way to God the Father (John 14:6; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22).
- Man was created by God in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27).
- All people have sinned (Romans 3:23, 5:12).
- Death came into the world through Adam’s sin (Romans 5:12-15).
- Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2).
- Jesus died for the sins of each and every person in the world (1 John 2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:14; 1 Peter 2:24).
- Jesus’ death was a substitutionary sacrifice. He died and paid the price for our sins, so that we might live. (1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45).
- Jesus resurrected from the dead in physical form (John 2:19-21).
- Salvation is a free gift of God (Romans 4:5, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 1:8-10).
- The Bible is the “inspired” or “God-breathed,” Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
- Those who reject Jesus Christ, after they die, will go to hell forever (Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8).
- Those who accept Jesus Christ, after they die, will live for eternity with Him (John 11:25, 26; 2 Corinthians 5:6).
- Hell is a place of punishment (Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 19:20).
- Hell is eternal (Matthew 25:46).
- There will be a rapture of the church (Matthew 24:30-36, 40-41; John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).
- Jesus will return to the earth (Acts 1:11).
- Christians will be raised from the dead when Jesus returns (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).
- There will be a final judgment (Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 3:7).
- Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).
- God will create a new heaven and a new earth (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1).
Revelations 22: 12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”[f]4 Blessed are those who do His commandments,[g] that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But[h] outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.18 For[i] I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add[j] to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away[k] his part from the Book[l] of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.[m] Amen.