The Bible Pages, key-word index, section Revere to Rituals
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Section Revere to Rituals (the other sections → key00.htm)
Revere, reverence, reverend
- The verb “to revere” comes from the Latin revereor which means “to fear”, “to honour”. The word “reverend” comes from the Latin adjective reverendus which can be translated something like “awe-inspiring”.
- The superlative form reverendissimus, “most awesome”, “most fearful”, has been used of Catholic bishops. Explanation: Catholics are expected to worship their “bishops” – to kneel down before them and to kiss their hand.
- Revering is really the same as worshipping. What does the Bible say about worship? → eaa047.htm
- Regarding religious titles, such as “reverend”. → eaa088.htm
- Jesus to his disciples: “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven.” (Matthew 5:12.) → eba049.htm
- The apostle Paul to the Jewish saints: “For you must persevere in doing the will of God, that you may obtain the promised reward”. (Hebrews 10:36, LO) → eba098.htm
- Paul on his reward: “What is my reward then? Verily that when I preach the gospel, I make the gospel of Christ free, that I misuse not mine authority in the gospel.” (1 Corinthians 9:18, TRC) → ema058.htm
- Where the articles at this site contain Greek words, the letter rho (Ρ, ρ) is transcribed as r or rh. (Sometimes, modern-day Greek letters may be used.)
- Look also under the heading “Greek”.
- Jesus taught his disciples to strive for Heaven and things there, instead of striving for earthly riches. → eoa106.htm
- Paul to Timothy: “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” (1 Timothy 6:17–19.) → ema076.htm
- Monetary things in connection with religion. – Look under the heading “Money”. Look also under the heading “Good works”.
- The so-called “divine right of kings” – is there such a thing? → ewa028.htm – (esa037.htm)
- Does the Bible give preachers a “right” to demand money from people? – Look under the heading “Money”.
- The adjective “righteous” comes via the Middle English rightwise (right-wise) from the Old English rihtwis which was a combination of riht, “just”, “fair”, “right”, “fitting” and wis, “wise”, “way”, “manner”.
- The noun “righteousness” comes from Old English rihtwisnes, right-wise-ness = “right-ways-ness”.
- In short: The adjective “righteous” simply means “just”, “fair”, “good”, “morally upright”. If one looks for a synonym for the noun “righteousness” (right-ways-ness), then “justness” and “goodness” are two words to remember. This is in harmony with the relevant words in the Greek text of the New Testament.
- The article ega086.htm contains a study on the matter of righteousness.
- The article eoa106.htm considers the word “righteousness”, in connection with Matthew 6:33.
Rising up of the dead – Look under the heading “Resurrection”.
Ritual, rituals, rite, rites
- The words “rite” and “ritual” are of Latin origin. The Latin noun ritus refers to such things as “habit”, “custom”, “usage”, “way”, “mode”, “manner”, and also, “a form of religious observance”, “religious usage” (referring to the customs of the old Roman idol religion). Latin has also the adjective ritualis, and the adverb rite.
- The 1769 King James version does not contain the word “ritual”, but it has “rite” in Numbers 9:3, as a “translation” of chuqqah which is mostly translated as “statute” or “ordinance”.
- On the matter of “worship” and religious rituals, in connection with the New Covenant. → eaa047.htm
- The ritual use of candles is not of biblical origin. Many bible-translations mislead in this regard, by using such words as “candle” or “candle-stick”, when the correct translations are “lamp” and “lamp-stand”. For more on this, look under the headings “Candles” and “Menorah”.
- What is the reason and symbolism behind the ritual use of candles with beeswax, in the Catholic Church (and others)? – Look under the heading “Candles”.
- Worshipping God. What does the Bible say about worship, in connection with the New Covenant? → eaa047.htm
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