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Immorality— 1. (n.) The state or quality of being immoral; vice.2. (n.) An immoral act or practice.

Covenant —1. (n.) A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement.2. (n.) An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the Solemn League and Covenant.3. (n.) The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc.4. (n.) A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc.5. (n.) An undertaking, on sufficient consideration, in writing and under seal, to do or to refrain from some act or thing; a contract; a stipulation; also, the document or writing containing the terms of agreement.6. (n.) A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal.7. (v. i.) To agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation.8. (v. t.) To grant or promise by covenant.

 

Regeneration—1. (n.) The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.2. (n.) The entering into a new spiritual life; the act of becoming, or of being made, Christian; that change by which holy affectations and purposes are substituted for the opposite motives in the heart.3. (n.) The reproduction of a part which has been removed or destroyed; re-formation; -- a process especially characteristic of a many of the lower animals; as, the regeneration of lost feelers, limbs, and claws by spiders and crabs.4. (n.) The reproduction or renewal of tissues, cells, etc., which have been used up and destroyed by the ordinary processes of life; as, the continual regeneration of the epithelial cells of the body, or the regeneration of the contractile substance of muscle.5. (n.)

The union of parts which have been severed, so that they become

 anatomically perfect; as, the regeneration of a nerve. 

Quicken—1. (v.) To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inani-mate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite.2. (v.) To make lively, active, or sprightly; to impart addi-tional energy to; to stimulate; to make quick or rapid; to hasten; to accelerate; as, to quicken one's steps or thoughts; to quicken one's departure or speed.3. (v.) To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pro-nounced.4. (v. i.) To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb.5. (v. i.) To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.

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Authority—1. (n.) Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to act; power exercised buy a person in virtue of his office or trust; dominion; jurisdiction; authoriza-tion; as, the authority of a prince over subjects, and of parents over chil-dren; the authority of a court.2. (n.) Govern-ment; the persons or the body exercising power or command; as, the local authorities of the States; the military authori-ties.3. (n.) The power derived from opinion, respect, or esteem; influ-ence of character, office, or station, or mental or moral superiority, and the like; claim to be be-lieved or obeyed; as, an historian of no authority; a magistrate of great authority.4. (n.) That which, or one who, is claimed or appealed to in support of opinions, ac-tions, measures, etc.5. (n.) Testimony; wit-ness.6. (n.) A precedent; a decision of a court, an official declaration, or an opinion, saying, or state-ment worthy to be taken as a precedent.7. (n.) A book containing such a statement or opinion, or the author of the book.8. (n.) Justification; war-rant.

 

Temptation—1.) Trial; a being put to the test. Thus God "tempted [Genesis 22:1; R.V., `did prove'] Abraham;" and afflictions are said to tempt, i.e., to try, men (James 1:2, 12; Comp. Deuteronomy 8:2), putting their faith and patience to the test.(2.) Ordinarily, however, the word means solicitation to that which is evil, and hence Satan is called "the tempter" (Matthew 4:3). Our Lord was in this way tempted in the wilderness. That temptation was not internal, but by a real, active, subtle being. It was not self-sought. It was submitted to as an act of obedience on his part. "Christ was led, driven. An unseen personal force bore him a certain violence is implied in the words" (Matthew 4:1-11). ________________________________________

 

   Lust— 1. (n.) Pleasure.2. (n.) Inclination; desire.3. (n.) Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had sense; as, the lust of gain.4. (n.) Licentious craving; sexual appetite.5. (n.) Hence: Virility; vigor; active power.6. (n.) To list; to like.7. (n.) To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after. 

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 False Imaginations—(Imagery)—The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects;imitation work; images in general, or en masse. 2. (figuratively) Unreal show; imitation; appearance. 3. The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms. 4.  Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.   

 

Agape—

So far as the Jerusalem community was concerned, the common meal appears to have sprung out of the koinonia or communion that characterized the first days of the Christian church (compareActs 1:14Acts 2:1 etc.). The religious meals familiar to Jews-the Passover being the great type-would make it natural In Jerusalem to give expression by means of table fellowship to the sense of brotherhood, and the community of goods practiced by the infant church (Acts 2:44;Acts 4:32) would readily take the particular form of a common table at which the wants of the poor were supplied out of the abundance of the rich (Acts 6:1). The presence of the Agape in the Greek church of Corinth was no doubt due to the initiative of Paul, who would hand on the observances associated with the Lord's Supper just as he had received them from the earlier disciples; but participation in a social meal would commend itself very easily to men familiar with the common meals that formed a regular part of the procedure at meetings of those religious clubs and associations which were so numerous at that time throughout the Greek-Roman world.

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Unction—1. (n.) The act of anointing, especially for medical purposes, or as a symbol of consecration; as, mercurial unction.2. (n.) That which is used for anointing; an unguent; an ointment; hence, anything soothing or lenitive.3. (n.) Divine or sanctifying grace.4. (n.) That quality in language, address, or the like, which excites emotion; especially, strong devotion; religious fervor and tenderness; sometimes, a simulated, factitious, or unnatural fervor 

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Tempter—One who tempts or entices; especially, Satan, or the Devil, regarded as the great enticer to evil.

_Deceit—1. (n.) An attempt to deceive or lead into error; a falsehood; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.

2. (n.) Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation.

_Sin—(1.) From the fact of the universal sinfulness of men. "There is no man that sinneth not" (1 Kings 8:46Isaiah 53:6;Psalm 130:3Romans 3:19, 22, 23;Galatians 3:22).(2.) From the total depravity of man. All men are declared to be destitute of any principle of spiritual life; man's apostasy from God is total and complete (Job 15:14-16; Genesis 6:5, 6).(3.) From its early manifestation (Psalm 58:3Proverbs 22:15).(4.) It is proved also from the necessity, absolutely and universally, of regeneration (John 3:32 Corinthians 5:17).(5.) From the universality of death (Romans 5:12-2Is "any want of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God" (1 John 3:4Romans 4:15), in the inward state and habit of the soul, as well as in the outward conduct of the life, whether by omission or commission (Romans 6:12-17; 7:5-24). It is "not a mere violation of the law of our constitution, nor of the system of things, but an offence against a personal lawgiver and moral governor who vindicates his law with penalties. The soul that sins is always conscious that his sin is (1) intrinsically vile and polluting, and (2) that it justly deserves punishment, and calls down the righteous wrath of God. Hence sin carries with it two inalienable characters, (1) ill-desert, guilt (reatus); and (2) pollution (macula) 0).