News Intelligence Analysis
State's Religious-Moral Code
With links back to the Code
and to Katherine Yurica's
90 definitions plus 20 biblical commentaries by Katherine Yurica
Katherine Yurica with comments
are from Websters Third New International Dictionary unless
otherwise indicated. All biblical quotations are from KJV unless
n. is defined as, the quality or state of being accountable,
liable, or responsible. Accountable
adj. is defined as, 1: subject to giving an account:
answerable (every sane man is accountable to his conscience for
his behavior); 2: capable of being accounted for: explainable
see responsible. Account n. 4:
a statement or explanation of one's activities, conduct, and
discharge of responsibilities especially in financial administration
(he could give no staisfactory account of what he had done with
the money). Account vb. 3: to furnish a justifying
analysis or a detailed explanation of one's financial credits
and debits or of the discarge of any of one's responsibilities.
4: to furnish substantial reasons or a convincing explanation:
make clear or reveal basic causes--used with for. [Emphasis
K.Y. Commentary: The calling of an individual
to account for his acts is a
concept that runs throughout the New Testament of the Bible.
For instance, Luke 16: 1-2 a steward was asked to give an account
of his stewardship; but this idea is expanded to giving an account
to pastors and priests in the church: Hebrews 13: 17:
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves;
for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account,
that they may do it with joy, and not with grief; for that is
unprofitable for you. 1 Cor. 4:1-2, let a man so
account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards...;
And it is expanded to giving an account of oneself to God: Romans
14:12 So, then, every one of us shall give account of himself
to God; 1 Peter 4:5, Who shall give account to him
that is ready to judge the [living] and the dead.
And see Mark 10:42-45 where Jesus speaks to his disciples about
leadership. To lead
is to serve: But Jesus called them to him,
and saith unto them, Ye know that they who are accounted
to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over
them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But
so shall it not be among you; but whosoever would be great among
you, shall be your minister; And whosoever of you would be the
chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son
of man came, not to be ministered unto but to minister, and
to give his life a ransom for many.
Cf. the definition of Humble
n. 1: one that pleads the cause of another: defender (we
have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ--1 John 2:1 AV.)
n. 2: the action of advocating, pleading for, or supporting.
good and reproving
K.Y. Commentary: Romans 12:9, is
a famous scripture: Hate what is evil; cling to what is
good. NIV. And see Proverbs 24: 24-25 where praise of the
wicked or evil is condemned, but rebuke of the evil brings blessing.
adv. really, genuinely, validly: with authority.
ies n. 1:a: a citation (as from a book) used
in defense or support of ones actions, opinions, or beliefs;
also : the source from which such a citation is drawn b: a conclusive
statement or aggregate of statements (as an official decision
of a court): c: an individual (as a specialist in a given field)
who is the source of conclusive statements or testimony: 2a:
power to require and receive submission: the right to expect
obedience: superiority derived from a status that carries with
it the right to command and give final decisions: dominion, jurisdiction
b: delegated power over others: authorization 4 a: persons in
command: specifically: governmentnow usually used in plural
in the concrete (the local authorities of each state) and singular
in the abstract (the public authority is responsible for our
K.Y. Commentary: See also Matthew
7:29 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings,
the people were astonished at his doctrine; for he taught them
as one having authority, and not as the scribes. See Acts
26:10-12: where Paul confesses his persecution of Christians
color of authority:
and many of the saints did
I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief
priests. And when they were put to death, I gave my voice against
them. And I punished them often in every synagogue, and compelled
them to blaspheme;
.I went to Damascus with authority and
commission from the chief priests
But compare Romans
13:1 and Titus 3:1, 2:9: Put them in mind to be subject
to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates
n. 1: the quality or state of being beneficent: active
goodness or kindness. Beneficent,
adj. 1: doing or producing good; specifically performing
acts of kindness and charity.
adj. 1: marked by a kindly disposition to promote the happiness
and prosperity of others or by generosity in and pleasure at
doing good works.
or Boundary, n. 1: something that indicates
or fixes a limit or extent: something that marks a bound (as
of a territory or a playing field) : a bounding or separating
adj. No such word exists.
n. 1: one that is placed usually as occupant in
charge of the upkeep, repairs, and protection of the house, estate,
or farm of an owner who may be absent 2: one fulfilling the functions
of office on a temporary
or provisional basis (a caretaker government) See also
is defined in the sense used by UncommonSense: 10:
a composite of good
moral qualities typically of moral excellence and firmness
blended with resolution, self-discipline, high ethics, force,
vb. 1: Force, drive, impel: as a: to force by physical
necessity or evidential fact (poverty compelled him to work)often
used in the passive (so lame that he was compelled to use a cane)
b: to urge irresistibly by moral or social pressure: force by
authority, code, or custom c: to force by personal temperament
or other subjective considerations 2 a: to force or cause irresistibly:
call upon, require, or command without possibility of withholding
3 a: to domineer over so as to force compliance
adj 1: Forcing, impelling, driving 2: demanding respect,
honor, or admiration 3: calling for examination, scrutiny, consideration,
or thought 5: tending to convince or convert by or as if by forcefulness
n. 1a: the sense of right or wrong within the individual
(decide a matter according to your own conscience): the awareness
of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of ones own conduct,
intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation
to do or be that which is recognized as good often felt to be
instrumental in producing feelings of guilt or remorse for ill-doing:
specifically: the part of the superego in psychoanalysis of which
the ego is conscious and through which the commands and admonitions
of the superego are communicated to the ego.
K.Y. Commentary: Compare the phrase: Compelled
by an operative
conscience in UncommonSense to Acts
24:16: And in this do I exercise myself, to have always
a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.
Compare to: Romans 9:1: I say the truth in Christ, I lie
not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy [Spirit].
And see Titus 1:15: Unto the pure all things
are pure, but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing
pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. See
Hebrews 9: 14: How much more shall the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to
God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living
as a transitive verb is: 1 a: to find or declare guilty
of an offense or crime by the verdict or decision of a court
or other authority; b: to show or prove to be guilty of something
blamable (as wrong or error).
K.Y. Commentary: For a biblical illustration
see: John 8:9 where Jesus has just said, He that is without
sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her
who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience,
went out one by one
KJV. (Emphasis added by K.Y.)
as an adjective is: conscious of and repentant for
ones sin: converted.
n. is defined as 1: the act of proving, finding,
or adjudging a person guilty of an offense or crime; 3a: the
act of convincing a person of error or of compelling the admission
of a truth; b (1) the state of being convinced of error or compelled
to admit the truth; b(2) the state of being convinced of and
repentant for ones sin.
pl n.: strongly held beliefs or views.
Creed is a synonym
for religion. It is defined as a brief authoritative doctrinal
formula beginning with such words as Credo
We believe intended to define what is held by a Christian
congregation, synod, or church to be true and essential and exclude
what is held to be false belief. It also means, a
formulation or epitome of principles, rules, opinions, and precepts
formally expressed and seriously adhered to and maintained: a
notion or complex of notions viewed as so expressed or adhered
to. (The devotion to work became a creed and the
principal article of economic faith. W. P. Webb)
adj. marked by debasement, corruption, perversion, or deterioration.
n. 1: the quality or state
of being depraved; specifically: the
state of sinfulness natural to unregenerate
man according to certain religions 2: a corrupt act or practice.
vt. : showing or expressive of dignity in appearance, manner,
or language Dignity
n. 1: the quality or state of being worthy: intrinsic worth:
excellence 2: the quality or state of being honored or esteemed:
degree of esteem: honor.
or Disfranchise, vt 1 a: to deprive
of a franchise or of some privilege or immunity previously specifically
granted b: to deprive of a statutory or constitutional right:
especially: to deprive (a person) of the right to vote
3: to remove a person from membership in a corporation.
vb 2 a: to settle or fix after consideration or by
enactment or agreement (a congressional bill establishing duties
on a wide range of imports) 7: to make a national or state institution
of (a church).
is defined as 1: ethics pl. the discipline dealing with
what is good and bad or right and wrong or with moral duty and
obligation. 2a a group of moral principles
or set of values; c the principles of conduct governing an individual
or a profession: standards of behavior; 3 character or the ideals
of character manifested by a race or people.
adj. 1 a: of or relating to the field of ethics
or morality: relating to or involving questions of right
and wrong 2: involving or expressing moral approval or disapproval
3 a: being in
accord with approved standards of behavior or a socially
or professionally accepted code: moral.
n. a: the quality of being excellent: the state of possessing
good qualities in an eminent degree 2: an excellent or valuable
vt. : to incite by argument or advice: urge strongly: advise,
warn; vi. to give warnings or advice: make urgent appeal: PREACH.
n. is defined as 1 a: the quality or state of being faithful
or loyal (as to a person, cause, party, or nation): Loyalty;
specifically: adherence to the marriage contract: conjugal loyalty
b: accuracy in details (as in the reproduction of a manuscript,
the reporting of an event, the performance of a duty: Fidelity
implies strict and continuing faithfulness as to an obligation,
trust, or duty.
vb. 1: to cease to feel resentment against on account of
wrong committed: give up claim to requital from or retribution
upon (an offender): absolve, pardon (Father, forgive them, for
they do not know what they are doing--Luke 23:34 (NCE)
n. 1: an act of forgiving or state of being forgiven; often:
See also Matthew 18:21-22: Then came Peter to him and
said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive
him? Till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but Until
seventy times seven.
that spring forth:
K.Y. Commentary: Matthew 7: 17-20:
Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but
a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot
bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth
good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is
hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore, by their fruits
ye shall know them.
Rule, n. 1: a rule stating that one should
do to others as he would have others do to himwith reference
7:12 and Lk 6:31.
as an adj. is defined as 2 a (1) conforming to a certain
ideal or standard of morality or virtue: wholly commendable:
virtuous, pure; specifically: possessing either absolute or intrinsic
value (2): conforming to some abstract standard or ideal
Good as a noun: 1a: something that possesses desirable
qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, or is otherwise
beneficial b: something that satisfies or commends itself to
the ethical consciousness or is conceived as fitting in the moral
order of the universe: (1) something
that is either an end in itself or a means to such an end.
n. 1a: a beneficence
or generosity shown by God to man
favor unmerited by man: the mercy of God as distinguished
from his justice b: a free gift of God to man for his regeneration
or sanctification: an influence emanating from God and acting
for the spiritual well-being of the recipient c: a state of acceptance
with or of being pleasing to God: enjoyment of divine favor d:
a virtue or moral excellence regarded as coming from God: a Christian
virtue (the graces of self-denial, humility and love)
vt. 1 a : to show high regard or appreciation for : pay
tribute to : exalt, praise.
adj. 1 a: having a low opinion of one's own importance
or merits: modest or meek in spirit, manner, or appearance: not
proud or haughty...Humble suggests absence of vanity and pride,
feeling of weakness or lack of worth, self-depreciation, or an
abject attitude and demeanor.
K.Y. Commentary: See Matthew 18:4,
where Jesus says: Whosoever, therefore, shall humble himself
as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of
heaven. Matthew 23:23: And whosoever shall exalt
himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall
be exalted." See also: Luke 14:22; 18:14; Phil. 2:8.
n. one who pretends to be what he is not or to have principles
or beliefs that he does not have; especially: one who falsely
assumes an appearance of virtue or religion. (See also
pretend and pretenseless.)
vt. 1 a (3) b: to give spiritual or intellectual light
to: enlighten spiritually or intellectually 2: to make clear:
clear up: remove obscurity from: elucidate. Illuminating
adj. that illuminates; especially: highly informative.
adj. 1 a: falling short of perfection: not perfect: not
complete in parts or attributes: not satisfying the standard
or ideal: defective, inadequate, incomplete.
K.Y. Commentary: See also the Christian
view: Romans 3: 23 For
all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
n. 1 a: the quality or state of being independent:
freedom, liberty. Independent, adj.
1: not dependent: as a (1): not subject top control by
others: not subordinate: self-governing, autonomous, free (an
n. 1: the act or process of inspecting: a strict or close
examination. Inspect vt. 1:
to view closely and critically (as in order to ascertain quality
or state, detect errors, or otherwise appraise): examine with
care: scrutinize. Inspectable adj.
capable of being inspected or publicly observed.
n. is defined as 1a: an unimpaired or unmarred condition:
entire correspondence with an original condition: soundness b: an uncompromising adherence to a
code of moral, artistic, or other values: utter sincerity, honesty,
and candor: avoidance of deception, expediency, artificiality,
or shallowness of any kind 2: the quality or state of being complete
or undivided: material, spiritual, or aesthetic wholeness: organic
unity: entireness, completeness.
n. 1 (a): the faculty of understanding: capacity to know
or apprehend; b: the available ability as measured by intelligence
tests or by other social criteria to use ones existing
knowledge to meet new situations and to solve new problems, to
learn, to foresee problems, to use symbols or relationships,
to create new relationships, to think abstractly: ability to
perceive ones environment, to deal with it symbolically,
to deal with it effectively, to adjust to it, to work toward
a goal: the degree of ones alertness, awareness, or acuity:
ability to use with awareness the mechanism of reasoning whether
conceived as a unified intellectual factor or as the aggregate
of many intellectual factors or abilities, as intuitive or as
analytic, as organismic, biological, physiological, psychological,
or social in origin and nature.
adj. 1 a (1) having a basis in fact: reasonable, well-founded,
justified (2) conforming to fact or reason
to some standard of correctness: correct, proper, fitting
righteous before God b (1) acting or being in conformity
with what is morally right or good: righteous, equitable.
Commentary: See also Galatians 3:11: But that no man
is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident; for,
just shall live
faith. Also cf. Romans
n. 1a: the maintenance or administration of what is just:
impartial adjustment of conflicting claims: the assignment of
merited rewards or punishments: just treatment; 2 a (1) the quality
or characteristic of being just, impartial, or fair: fairness,
n. 1 b cognizance; 2: the fact or condition of knowing.
4a: the sum total of what is known: the whole body of truth,
fact, information, principles, or other objects of cognition
acquired by mankind.
n. 4 a: a yielding to temptation or inclination: transitory
disregard of moral principles b: an abandonment of religious
faith or principles: apostasy, backslide, syn. see error.
n. 1: the quality or state of being free: 1 a (2) a condition
of legal non-restraint of natural powers b: exemption from subjection
to the will of another claiming ownership or services c: freedom
from arbitrary or despotic control d: the power of choice: e
(1): civil liberty (2): political liberty (3): individual liberty.
is defined as: of or relating to principles or considerations
and wrong action or good and bad character: ethical; of or
relating to the study of such principles or considerations; 2:
expressing or teaching a conception of right behavior; 3 a: capable
of being judged as good or evil or in terms of principles of
right and wrong action: resulting from or belonging to human
character, conduct, or intentions. Again, moral as
opposed to immoral, may designate conformity to established sanctioned
codes or accepted notions of right and wrong, now particularly
in sexual conduct.
is defined as 1 moralities pl. moral traits; 2a: a moral
discourse, statement, or lesson
3a a doctrine or system
of ideas concerned with conduct 4: the quality or fact of conforming
to or deriving from right ideals of human conduct 5a: moral conduct:
good conduct: goodness and uprightness of behavior: virtue b:
conduct conforming to the customs or accepted standards of a
particular culture or group.
vb. 1: to increase in number esp. greatly or in multiples:
make more numerous: add quanity to.
K.Y. Commentary: Compare Luke
16:11, Mat. 25: 14-30, the parable of the talents. And see
Multiplier and Faith Force Multiplier in "Infiltrating the
U.S. Military" by Katherine Yurica.
Offending, vi 2 a: to transgress the moral
or divine law: SIN. vt. 1: c: to cause pain to: hurt, injure
3: to cause to feel vexed or resentful: hurt the feelings of.
n. 1 the quality or state or fact of being one as a (1)
n. : one that owns: one that has the legal or rightful
title whether the possessor or not. [Emphasis added.]
1 a: easily aroused to anger: irascible, quick-tempered
b: filled with or marked by anger, angry, enraged 2b: expressing
or communicating violent or intense feeling. Passionately
adv. : in a passionate manner.
n. an act of personifying or something that personifies:
as a: attribution of personal qualities (as of form, character):
representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the
human form. Personify vb. 1
: to conceive of or represent as a person or as having human
qualities or powers: impute personality to (personify justice
as a blindfolded woman) 2: to be the embodiment or personification
of : incarnate.
Pretend vb. 1a:
to hold out the appearance of being, possessing, or performing:
adj. not having or making pretenses: straightforward, sincere.
Off, and Put on
K.Y. Commentary: Put off and
Put on are readily identifiable expressions from
the New Testament. They are found in Galatians
3: 8-14: But now ye also put off all these: anger,
wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man
with his deeds, And have put on the new man, that is renewed
in knowledge after the image of him that created him;...Put
on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels
of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man
have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also
do ye. And above all these things put on love,
which is the bond of perfectness. [Emphasis added.]
Regency, n. 1 a:
the office, jurisdiction, or dominion of a regent or vicarious
ruler or of a body of regents 2: a territory governed by a regent
or regency. 4: a period during which a regent or body of regents
adj. 1 : formed or created again 2: spiritually reborn
or converted: having undergone regeneration; specifically : haveing
become a Christian. Regenerate n. regenerated
thing or person: as a: an individual who is spiritually reborn.
Regenerate vb. 1: to become formed again:
become shaped anew 2: to become regenerate: reform 3: to undergo
regeneration 1 a: to cause to be spiritually born again : subject
to spiritual regeneration b: to make a radical change for the
better in : reform completely. See also Unregenerate
and see Depraved.
n. 1: the personal commitment to and serving of God or
a god with worshipful devotion, conduct in accord with divine
commands especially as found in accepted sacred writings
or declared by authoritative teachers, a way of life recognized
as incumbent on true believers, and typically the relating of
oneself to an organized body of believers.
But it also is defined to include something else: the
profession or practice of religious beliefs
(the kernel of his practical religion was that it was respectable,
and beneficial to ones business, to be seen going to serviceSinclair
Lewis.) Or again it is defined
as a cause, principle, system of tenets held with ardor,
devotion, conscientiousness and faith: a value held to be of
supreme importance (Marxism was his religion. He
has made a religion of pleasure, and it is a brave thing to do
these dayGerald Sykes.)
of religion is: a quality, condition, custom, or thing
inspiring zealous devotion, conscientious maintenance, and cherishing
(a religion with him to preserve in good condition all
that had lapsed from his mothers hand.Thomas
Hardy). Thus a man who is scrupulously and conscientiously
faithful to a set of rules on his health is religious in his
observance of those rules.
Perhaps the most significant article published
on the definition of what constitutes a religion
was written by William P. Alston and is found in The
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Paul Edwards. His list
of Characteristic features of religion lists:
vt. to make religious: imbue with religious principles:
bring into conformity with religious standards: interpret or
understand from a religious framework.
vb. 1: to chide as blameworthy: administer a rebuke to:
call attention to remissness in often in a kindly or gentle way:
seek to correct esp. by mild rebuke, suasion, or implication
2: to express disapproval of (as conduct, actions, or beliefs).
n. 2 a: an act of noticing with attention:
the giving of particular attention to: consideration (having
respect to the views of another 3 a: high or special regard:
deferential regard: esteem b: the quality or state of being esteemed:
as an adj. means: 1: disposed to do what is just
or good: righteous, upright (a
God of faithfulness
just and right is he Deut. 32:4
(RSV) 2:a: being in accordance with what is just, good or proper
b: held to be in accordance with justice, morality, and goodness
usually because approved by a person or group; 3 a: agreeable
to a standard or principle: fit, suitable; b: agreeing with fact
or truth: devoid of error or fault: correct, exact.
adj. "1: doing that which is right: acting rightly or justly:
conforming to the standard of the divine or the moral law: free
from guilt or sin: Just, Upright, Virtuous. Synonymn. See moral."
n. 1a: an act or action of making an offering of animal
or vegetable life, of food, drink, or incense, or of some precious
object to a deity or spiritual being b: something consecrated
to God or to a divinity or an immolated victim or an offering
of any kind laid on an altar or otherwise presented in the way
of religious thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation 2 a: the
crucifixion of Christ; specifically the voluntary offering by
Christ of himself to reconcile God and man 3 a: destruction or
of something for the sake of something else: giving up of
some desirable thing in behalf of a higher object.
adv. in a sacrifical manner. Sacrificial
adj. 1: of, relating to, of the nature of, or involving
vb. to subject to scrutiny: examine closely:
inspect...Scrutinize implies close observation and attention
to minute detail... Scrutiny
n. 2 a: a searching study or inquiry: close inspection:
examination, investigation b: a searching look c: a close watch:
n. 1: one called to exercise responsible care
over possessions entrusted to him. Stewardship
n. 1a: the office of steward b: the administration of the
office of steward and of goods or duties entrusted to ones
care. 2: the aspect of the religious life and church administration
dealing with the individuals responsibility for sharing
systematically and proportionately his time, talent, and material
possessions in the service of God and for the benefit of all
K.Y. Commentary: Cf. Luke 16: 11-12.
Leadership: See accounted to rule above.
n: 1:a: the point of origin of a stream of water: Fountainhead
2: a (1): a generative force or stimulus: cause, instigator (2)
: ultimate reality : GOD b: (1) : a point of origin or procurement:
Fountain, Supplier (2) : one that initiates or serves as a prototype:
Author, Model, synonymn origin.
n. 1 a: the act of tempting or the state of being tempted
especially to evil.
vb. 1 a: to change completely or essentially in composition
or structure : metamorphose--usually used with into or to b:
to change the outward form or appearance of : alter c: to
change in character or condition: convert, transfigure (do not
be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal
of your mind--Romans 12:2 (RSV). (Emphasis added.)
n. 1: an act, process, or instance of transforming or being
transformed (the transformation of man's nature in Christ--Dietrich
is defined as steady, firm, and dependable in allegiance,
or Honest, just, upright, or conformable to
fact: in accordance with the actual state of affairs: not false
or erroneous: not inaccurate.
n. 2: something that is true or held to be true: as a (1):
the real state of affairs: something that is the case: Fact (2)
the body of things, events, and facts that make up the universe:
actual existence: Actuality (3) often capitalized: a fundamental or spiritual
reality conceived of as being partly or wholly transcendent of
perceived actuality and experience. 3 a: relationship, conformity,
or agreement with fact or reality or among true facts or propositions:
the property in a conception, judgment, statement, proposition,
belief, or opinion of being in accord with what is in fact or
I would add Deut. 32:4 (KJV) a God
of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
And I would add: see John 14:6: Jesus
saith unto him, I am the way, the truth
and the life. And see John 14: 17, where Jesus states he
will ask the Father to send Even the Spirit of truth, whom
the world cannot receive as the Comforter. See John 15:26
where Jesus makes it clear I will send unto you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth
from the Father
n. 1: the quality or state or an instance of being uniform
(as by conformance to one pattern or adherence to one standard)
(the insistence on uniformity in religion) 2: the condition of
having the constituent elements lacking in individuality or variability
or so arranged as to give a uniform effect to the whole to which
they belong: often: sameness.
adj. : not informed; especially: lacking in knowledge,
awareness, or information: IGNORANT.
n. 1 a: the quality or state of being or consisting of
singleness 2 a: a condition of concordant harmony: the state
of those that are in full agreement: accord 31: the quality or
state of being made one: a uniting into one: unification.
I would add Ephesians 4:1-3 and verse 13: I therefore,
the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of
the vocation to which ye are called
endeavoring to keep
the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace
all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the
Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature
of the fullness of Christ. And see Acts 2:1, And
when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with
one accord in one place.
Grace; unmerited, adj. not merited:
K.Y. Commentary: (And
see Ephesians 2: 8-10: For by grace [unmerited
kindness] are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves, it is the gift of GodNot of works, lest any
man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ
Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we
should walk in them.)
Unregenerate adj. 1:
not regenerated : not renewed in heart : remaining or being at
enmity with God : Unrepentant 2 a: unpersuaded by or unconverted
to a particular doctrinare viewpoint, cult, or cause : unreconstructed.
See Depraved and compare
n. 1 a: moral practice or action: conformity to a standard
of right (as divine law or the highest good): moral excellence:
integrity of character: uprightness of conduct: rectitude, morality
(1): wisdom based on a knowledge of the good that makes one act
in accordance with the good (2): A habit involving the choice
of excellence in conduct with the excellence being realized in
a man between excess and defect b: a particular moral excellence.
6: an active quality or power whether of physical or of moral
nature: the capacity or power adequate to the production of a
given effect: energy, potency, strength.
K.Y. Commentary: See: Theological Virtue:
One of the three basic spiritual graces: faith, hope,
and charity often held in Christian ethics to be created by God
in the redeemed man and to perfect the natural virtues by giving
them harmony and fulfillment in the service of God--called also
supernatural virtue. And see Philippians 4:8:
be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these
things. 2 Peter 1:3: According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and
virtue. 2 Peter 1:5-7: And beside this, giving all
diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge;
and to knowledge, temperance[self-control]; and to [self-control],
patience; and to patience, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly
kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity [love.]
is defined first as 1: the effectual mediating principle
or personification of Gods
will in the creation of the world. Then secondly, accumulated
information: philosophic or scientific learning: knowledge.
It can also mean the intelligent application of learning:
ability to discern inner qualities and essential relationships:
K.Y. Commentary: I suggest the following
chapters in Proverbs, a Wisdom book: Prov: 1:20-33; Chapter
2; Chapter 3:19-20, The Lord by wisdom hath founded the
earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his
knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down
the dew.; Chap. 8; and Chapter 9. In these references Wisdom
is personfied to be a person and is sometimes referred to as
she, but knowledge and understanding are said to functions
vb. 2: to give or render as fitting, rightfully owed, or
required; 5: f: to hand over or resign to the moral control of
another: give to another the political, economic, or social direction
of: RELINQUISH 6 b (1) to admit the validity or cogency of: consent,
agree; vi 2: to give up and cease resistance or contention: as
a: to surrender and concede being defeated, vanquished, or worsted:
b: to cease opposition: give up the contest: submit, succumb:
c: to cease to withstand the effect of some action d: to agree
to accept or comply with something: exhibit willingness rather
than opposition: defer 5 a: to give place or precedence (as to
one having superior right or claim) : acknowledge the superiority
of someone else b: to be inferior in some often specified respect.
 William P. Alston, Religion: General
Definition and Characteristics The Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
Editor in Chief, Paul Edwards, Volume Seven, at pages 140-141.
(Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. and the Free Press), N.Y.
to the editor