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Frequently Used Theological Terms

Abrahamic Covenant
Age: atomic age, church age, nuclear age,
Bronze Age, Iron Age, Stone Age
the Almighty
Almighty God
amillennial, amillenarian
the Antichrist
anti-Christian
antichrists (many)
the Apocrypha (but: apocryphal)
apostle(s) (but: the Twelve Apostles, the Twelve)
apostolic
Apostolic Age
archaeology
ark (referring to it generally)
ark (Noah’s)
ark of the covenant
Ascension (specific biblical event)
Atonement (of Christ)
audiovisual
Beatitudes
believer-priests
Bible
biblical
black theology
body of Christ
Book of books (Bible)
book of Job (a book of the Bible)
book of life (mentioned in Rev 20:15)
Bread of Life
bride of Christ
Calvary
Captivity (the Babylonian; others, lowercase)
Catholics, Catholicism (but: catholic, meaning universal)
chapter (general term)
chapter 6 (specific chapter)
charismatic
chief priest(s)
children of Israel
Christ Child
Christlike
Christological
Christology
Christ’s kingdom
church (both universal and local)
church, the early
church fathers (but: the Fathers)
the Commandments (capitalize only when referring to the whole Decalogue: Ten Commandments, but: first commandment)
Commencement
communion (the ordinance)
communists, communism (when  referring to the political system)
covenant (but: Old Covenant and New Covenant)
Creation (the original)
the Creator
the Cross (figurative sense of Christ’s sacrifice and redemption)
cross (the wooden object)
the Crucifixion (when referring to Calvary in its total significance)
curriculum (plural: curricula, not: curriculums)
Davidic Covenant
Day of Atonement
Day of Pentecost
Day of the Lord
the Decalogue
devil
disciple(s) (but: the Twelve)
Easter Day
Epistle (when used in connection with the biblical letters, as “the Epistle to the Galatians,” “the Epistles,” “the Epistles of Paul,” “the Pauline Epistles,” “the Pastoral Epistles”; but Paul’s epistles)
eternal God
Exile (biblical event)
Exodus (biblical event)
Fall (of man, biblical event)
fall season
the Father (God)
the Fathers (meaning the church fathers)
Feast of Tabernacles
Flood (biblical event—but: the flood of Noah’s day)
fundamentalism, fundamentalist
Garden of Eden
Garden of Gethsemane
Gentile
Gnostic(s), Gnosticism
Godhead
godless
godly
God-Man
God’s Word
Golden Rule
the Good Shepherd
gospel (when referring to the evangelical message)
Gospel, Gospels (one or more of the first four New Testament books)
Great Commission
great white throne judgment
handbook
heaven
heavenly Father
hell
High Priest (for Jesus, otherwise lowercase)
Holy Land
holy of holies, holy place, most holy  place (in the tabernacle and temple)
Holy One (God); Holy Ghost; Holy Spirit
the Incarnation
Jehovah (but: Yahweh is preferred)
judgment seat of Christ
the Just for the unjust
King of kings
the kingdom (also: his kingdom)
kingdom of God
Last Supper
Law (Pentateuch or the Ten Commandments; lowercase for any other reason)
Law of Moses
liberation theology
Living Water (Jesus); Lamb of God
“living water” (salvation)
Lord of lords
Lord’s Day (Sunday)
Lord’s Prayer (specific prayer taught by Jesus)
Lord’s Supper
Lord’s Table
lordship
Majority Text
marriage supper of the Lamb
Masoretic text
the Master (Jesus)
Mediator (Christ)
mercy seat
Messiah
messiahship
messianic
Midrash
midrashic
millenarian, millenarianism
millennial
millennium
Mosaic Covenant
Mosaic Law
Most High (name of God)
most holy place
New Covenant
New Jerusalem
Nicene fathers
Noah’s ark
non-Christian
Northern Kingdom (Israel)
Old Covenant
parable of the prodigal son (and other parables)
Pastoral ministries (but: Department of Pastoral Ministries)
Passover feast (Feast of the Passover)
the person and work of Christ; the personhood of Christ; is being and work
Person (one of the Trinity) eg. The third Person of the Trinity
postmillennial, postmillenarian
premillennial, premillenarian
Prince of Peace
Promised Land
prophet (the prophet Amos)
the Prophets (Hebrew division of the Old Testament)
Protestant, Protestantism
Psalm (specific song or chapter in the  Psalms—Psalm 1; but: this psalm)
psalmist (psalmist David)
the psalms (general reference)
Psalms (the biblical book)
rabbi
rabbinical (but: Rabbinical Judaism)
rapture
the Redeemer
the Reformation
registration
the Resurrection (Jesus’s; otherwise lowercase)
Righteous One
River Jordan
Sabbath Day
Sadducees
Sanhedrin
Satan
satanic, satanism
Savior
scribes
scriptural
Scripture, Scriptures
the Second Advent
the Second Coming (biblical event; but: Christ’s second coming)
Sermon on the Mount
Shekinah
Sin-bearer (Christ)
Son of Man
sonship
Southern Kingdom (Judah)
the Spirit of God
the Spirit of Truth
spring season (summer, fall, winter, spring), but capital in journal citations (Spring 2015)
Stoic(s) (member of the philosophy begun by Zeno)
stoic (an attitude)
Student Handbook
suffering Servant (Christ)
Sunday school
Synoptics
Synoptic Gospels
systematic theology
tabernacle
temple
the Ten Commandments (but: the first commandment)
third world (preference: two-thirds world or developing world)
throne of grace
Transfiguration (biblical event)
the Tribulation, the Great Tribulation
Trinitarian
Trinity
Triumphal Entry
triune
TV (not T.V.)
the Twelve (referring to the apostles)
unbiblical
unchristian (but: un-Christlike, nonChristian)
Upper Room
white (Caucasian)
wise men (biblical)
Wonderful One (title of God)
the Word (Bible or Christ)
worshiping, worshiped (not worshipping, worshipped)