Bible Definitions

This is an online Bible dictionary of theological terms.  You can use this as a handy reference tool to quickly look up some of the most used Bible terms as well as ones that are often confused.

These theological definitions are our own.  Occasionally commentary is included in the definition such as common questions surrounding the term and the typical response to such  questions.  One should not presuppose our support for a position based on a definition; instead definitions are based on commonly held beliefs.

These definitions are written in layman’s terms in an effort to make them understandable by everyone, not just people with theological training.  Definitions are cross-referenced and links to articles are provided that will explain some terms in greater detail and give a fuller context of the discussion as well as opposing viewpoints.

Because of this, definitions are not exhaustive and there could be more than one meaning to each term.  If you are interested in more exhaustive definitions, we recommend checking out this useful list of Bible tools.

A

Age of Accountability

Amillennialism

ANE

AnnihilationAnnihilationism

Apocrypha

Apocalyptic

Armageddon

Arminianism

Atonement

B

C

Calvinism

Canon of scripture

Conditional Perseverance

Coregentcoregency

D

Dichotomy

Double Predestination

E

Ecclesiology

Elect, election

Election based on foreknowledge

Eternal Security

Eschatology

F

Fall of man

Foreknowledge

Four point CalvinismFour point Calvinist

Free will of man

G

Gap Theory

Gehenna

Gog & Magog

Grace

H

Hades

Hamartiology

I

Immutability of God

Inclusivism

Irresistible Grace

J

Justification

K

Kenosis

L

Limited Atonement

Limited Universalism

Logos

M

Millennial Kingdom

 

N

Natural Inability

O

Omnipotence

Omnipresence

Omniscience

Once Saved, Always Saved

One Point CalvinismOne Point Calvinist

OSAS

P

Perseverance of the Saints

Pneumatology

Postmillennialism

Predestination

Premillennialism

Preservation of the Saints

Prevenient Grace

Prophecy

Propitiation

Protoevangelium

Pseudepigrapha

Q

R

Rapture

Righteousness

S

Sanctification

Sheol

Soteriology

Sovereignty of God

T

Theistic evolution

Theology

Three Point CalvinismThree Point Calvinist

Total Depravity

Trichotomy

Trinity

TULIP

Two Compartment Theory

U

Unconditional Election

UniversalismUniversalist

Unlimited Atonement

V

W

X

Y

Z

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