1: an environment in which something originates and from which it is propagated <a seminary of vice and crime>

2a: an institution of secondary or higher education b: an institution for the training of candidates for the priesthood, ministry, or rabbinate

Examples of SEMINARY

1.     <a seminary exclusively for women>

2.  <some claimed that orphanages were seminaries of sin and petty crime, turning out juvenile delinquents by the score>

Origin of SEMINARY

Middle English, seedbed, nursery, from Latin seminarium, from semin-, semen, seed

First Known Use: 1542

Related to SEMINARY

Synonyms: academe, academy, school

Related Words: boarding school, prep, preparatory school, prep school; common school, elementary school, grammar school, high school, junior high school, kindergarten, middle school, primary school, public school, secondary school, senior high school, trade school, training school; charter school, magnet school, minischool; madrassa (or madrasa also madrassah or madrasah), Sunday school, yeshiva (also yeshivah)

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Epiphany (feeling)

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This article is about the feeling. For the feast day, see Epiphany (holiday).

An epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation, striking appearance") is the sudden realization or comprehension of the (larger) essence or meaning of something. The term is used in either a philosophical or literal sense to signify that the claimant has "found the last piece of the puzzle and now sees the whole picture," or has new information or experience, often insignificant by itself, that illuminates a deeper or numinous foundational frame of reference.

Epiphanies of sudden comprehension have also made possible leaps in technology and the sciences. Famous epiphanies include Archimedes' realization of how to estimate the volume of a given mass, which inspired him to shout "Eureka!" ("I have found it!"). The biographies of many mathematicians and scientists include an epiphanic episode early in the career, the ramifications of which were worked out in detail over the following years. For example, Albert Einstein was struck as a young child by being given a compass, and realizing that some unseen force in space was making it move. An example of a flash of holistic understanding in a prepared mind was Charles Darwin's "hunch" (about natural selection) during The Voyage of the Beagle.

English versions of the Nicene Creed in current use

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The Nicene Creed, composed in part and adopted at the First Council of Nicaea (325) and revised with additions by the First Council of Constantinople (381), is a creed that summarises the orthodox faith of the Christian Church and is used in the liturgy of most Christian Churches. This article endeavours to give the text of English-language translations in current liturgical use.

Other English translations are given in scholarly works such as J.N.D. Kelly's Early Christian Creeds and Philip Schaff's Creeds of Christendom, and in prayer books of many denominations.

1973 draft ICET text

While work by the International Consultation on English Texts (ICET) was still in progress, the Roman Catholic Church in the United States published its English version of the Roman Missal, incorporating for the Nicene Creed the ICET draft as it stood in 1973. This version remains in use in the United States until late November 2011, but in other countries the Roman Catholic Church uses (again until 26 November 2011) ICET's slightly later definitive text, published in 1975. The points where the 1973 text differs from the later version are here indicated in italics.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

one in Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered, died, and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in fulfillment of the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

"Of one Being with the Father" (1975) replaced "one in Being with the Father" (1973), which, when spoken, could be confused with "one, in being with the Father".

"He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man" (1975) replaced "He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man" (1973): neither Greek "σαρκωθέντα" nor Latin "incarnatus" means "born", and the 1973 text linked hominization ("became man") with birth ("he was born").

"He suffered death and was buried" (1975) replaced "he suffered, died, and was buried" (1973): "παθόντα" in Greek and "passus" in Latin are indicative of a suffering demise; but the 1973 draft inserted an extra verb, "died", not present in the original Greek or Latin.

Observation on the 1988 version

"For us men and for our salvation" has been the usual translation of "δι' ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἀνθρώπους καὶ διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν". The 1988 ELLC ecumenical version omits the word "men", corresponding to "τοὺς ἀνθρώπους". Instead of simply omitting the word "men", some replace it with the word "all", equivalent to replacing "τοὺς ἀνθρώπους" with "πάντας".

In the original Greek text, "τοὺς ἀνθρώπους" (tous anthropous), usually translated as "men", is unambiguous, since "ἄνθρωποι" (anthropoi) means human beings, while "ἄνδρες" (andres) means male human beings, as opposed to "γυναῖκες" (gynaikes), female human beings.

Reduction of the phrase "for us men" to "for us" or "for us all" has been criticized as ambiguous and capable of being understood to refer merely to the members of the congregation reciting the creed. Omission of the word "men" is felt to be in harmony with the notion of limited atonement, as opposed to that of universal atonement seen as implicit in the phrase when translated with the word "men" (understood in the inclusive sense of this word).

The 1988 ecumenical version also renders "ἐνανθρωπήσαντα" (for which the usual and more literal translation is "was made man" or "became man") as "became truly human", avoiding again the word "man".


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For other meanings, see Rapture (disambiguation).In Christian eschatology, the Rapture is a reference to "being caught up" referred to in 1 Thess 4:17, when, in the End Times, the Christians of the world will be gathered together in the air to meet Jesus Christ. Rapture is used in at least two senses, in the sense of pre-tribulation views in which a group of people will be "left behind" and as a synonym for the Resurrection generally There are many views among Christians regarding the timing of Christ's return (including whether it will occur in one event or two), and various views regarding the destination of the aerial gathering described in 1 Thessalonians 4. Some denominations, such as Catholics (as described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church 676 and 677) and Orthodox, do not accept the doctrine at all, but affirm the resurrection as the catching away. It was largely developed by Americans from the 17th century to the present, with certain Roman Catholics fostering before, as described in the Doctrinal History section below.

Second Coming of Christ

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"Second Coming" redirects here. For other uses, see Second Coming (disambiguation).The Second Coming of Christ, the Second Advent, or the Parousia, is the anticipated return of Jesus from Heaven to Earth. This prophecy is found in the canonical gospels and is part of most Christian eschatologies. Christians generally believe the anticipated event is predicted in Biblical Messianic prophecy. Views about the nature of Jesus' Second Coming vary among Christian denominations and sometimes among individual Christians within these denominations. For example, in most English versions of the Nicene Creed in current use is the phrase: "He [Jesus (He is us)] will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. ... We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen."

World to Come

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World to Come is a religious eschatological phrase reflecting the belief that the "current world" is flawed or cursed and will be replaced in the future by a better world. The concept is similar to the concept of Heaven, but Heaven is another place outside of the world.

Dispensation of the fulness of times

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In Christianity, the dispensation (or administration) of the fulness of times is thought to be a world order or administration in which the heavens and the earth are under the political and/or spiritual government of Jesus. The phrase is derived from a passage in Ephesians 1:10 (KJV), which reads: "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him."

The term "fulness of times" was designated as a specific period of time by a variety of theologians and pastors in the 19th century and early 20th century. Jonathan Edwards equated the term with the eternal state. Charles Taze Russell (1852–1916) considered the fulness of times to consist of the millennial age as well as the "ages to come". George Soltau, a dispensationalist, placed the "dispensation of the fulness of times" after the millennial age.

John Nelson Darby held a formidable body of doctrine on the subject of the biblical significance of the dispensation of the fulness of times. Darby's literal translation of Ephesians 1:10 is: "Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself for the administration of the fulness of times, [namely] to head up all things in Christ, the things in heaven and the things on earth, in Him in whom also we have an inheritance," (from Darby Bible).

According to some postmillennialists, the dispensation of the fullness of times is thought to take place prior to the Second Coming of Jesus. For example, in the Latter Day Saint movement, the dispensation of the fulness of times is often interpreted as the era after which the Church of Christ is said to have been restored to the earth by the religion's founder Joseph Smith, Jr. beginning in the 1820s. In this sense, the "dispensation" refers to the administration of truth and/or priesthood by the Church and its leaders, guided by revelation.

Son of man

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The phrase 'son of man' is a primarily Semitic idiom that originated in Ancient Mesopotamia, used to denote humanity or self. The phrase is also used in Judaism and Christianity. The phrase used in the Greek, translated as Son of man is ὁ υἱὸς τοὺ ἀνθρώπου. As an idiom for the future human, it can be translated gender-neutrally as offspring of Mankind, or Man's child.


Definition Substance: the creator of all life /seed / semen                  (Hebrews10:34 “KJV”   a greater and more enduring substance)

  The original Greek version of the New Testament (Novum Testamentum Graece)   uses the term parousia (παρουσία from the Greek literal meaning of parousia: divine presence, derived from "para": beside, beyond, and "ousia": substance) the "appearance and subsequent presence with" (in the ancient world referring to official visits by royalty or God).

The Second Coming is also referred to as the Second Advent, from the Latin term "adventus", for "Coming" (Come-ing). The study of biblical last days comprise a body of theological knowledge called Christian eschatology.

  Matter is a term that traditionally refers to the substance (semen) that all life is made of, though Aristotelian hylomorphism holds that matter is not necessarily a material category. The common way to identify this "substance" is through its physical properties; a common definition of matter is anything that has mass and occupies a volume. However, this definition has to be revised in light of quantum mechanics, where the concept of "having mass" and "occupying space" are not as well-defined as in everyday life. A more general view is that bodies are made of several substances , and the properties of matter (including mass and volume) are determined not only by the substances themselves, but by how they interact. In other words, matter is made up of interacting "building blocks"(His/his semen the creator of all life), the so-called particulate theory of matter.

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Definition of SUBSTANCE

1 a: essential nature: essence b: a fundamental or characteristic part or quality c: Christian Science: God 1b

2 a: ultimate reality that underlies all outward manifestations and change  b: practical importance: meaning, usefulness

3 a: physical material from which something is made or which has discrete existence b: matter of particular or definite chemical constitution c: something (as drugs or alcoholic beverages) deemed harmful and usually subject to legal estriction <possession of a controlled substance>   (man has self-control of his substance (semen within himself)

Heb.2:14   Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; (Romans 1)For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the godhead bodily.  (Thy erect fullness of a Penis according to the fleshly kind) 

  GODs gift of semen the substance the giver of life and cause of all creation. In other cultures is worshiped as an erect penis. This refers to the life giving semen come-ing (flowing) out from within the top of the erect Sacred Mount (godhead bodily / penis).

  Sacred semen:  In societies, it’s revered because it is believed to be magical. It is also widely believed to be of supernatural origin and is, as a result, considered sacred. Semen is currently and has long been revered by traditions as a very important constituent of human physiology.   (Ref. wikipedia)

The substance semen of the Father is restored unto the son by the substance, the creator recreates it’s self. (Life creating Life = Everlasting life)

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 

LOVE OF LIFE AND THE LIFE OF LOVE IS A GIFT OF HIS SEMEN.                 (The Love within: there is none greater than thy creator substance)

The substance giving life; creating us heals us in flesh and faith.

Semen is the most sacred substance within of his returning for her returning.

Sanctification in a relationship; soul mates (Ref. Father’s Living Water)