Word Study: Faith

What is “Faith” as used in Scripture?  In the New Testament, the Greek word is “pistis”, and is translated as “faith” in nearly every instance.  It is derived from the Greek word “peitho”, which is translated “persuasion”. (also translated as confidence, assurance,...

Word Study: Christian

Word Study: Christian What is a “Christian”?  What does the word mean in Scripture?  It is used quite often in a variety of settings, but does the Word of God use it the way people today do? The word is only used three times in the New Testament:  Acts 11:26; Acts...

Word Study: Baptism

Word Study: Baptism In the language of the New Testament, the word of baptism and its various uses is “baptidzo”.  Its most direct meaning is, “to be immersed in or with” something.  Most often, baptism is associated with water baptism, the Christian ordinance given...