Glossary for Lessons 1-6

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Figure used by John in Scripture to indicate righteousness.



Sixteenth century author who wrote The Prince. Known for arguing that "the end justifies the means."


A figure of speech in which a word or phrase represents something else.

Moral Law

Aspect of the law that gives general ethical principles, often identified with the Ten Commandments.



City where Church council was held in 325 AD, in which they affirmed the doctrine of the Trinity and refuted Arianism.

Normative Perspective

Ethical perspective that considers the standards as given in God's Word.

Normative Use

Use of the law to show Christians how to live a more ethical life.


Pedagogical Use

Use of the law to expose sin and drive an unbeliever to Christ.


In theology, this is another term for clarity, used in reference to the Scriptures.



The use of language contrary to its literal meaning in order to criticize or taunt.

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