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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: A
Topic: Apple - Adam's Apple
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Views: 681

Apple - Adam's Apple*

Name for the lump of the throat on the front of the neck. Alludes to the concept of original sin changing human nature in a way that cannot be resolved. Sin is "stuck in our throat" in a way that cannot be retracted, yet also cannot be swallowed.
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: A
Topic: Adam - Don't Know Him from Adam; Adam's Off Ox
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Views: 639

Adam - Don't Know Him from Adam; Adam's Off Ox

Distant and unrecognizable: The most distant ox in a team from the most distant human ancestor.

Used in movie "It's a Wonderful Life"
[George] "Don't you know me?"
[Bartender] "I wouldn't know you from Adam's Off Ox"
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: A
Topic: Aaron - Aaron's Serpent
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Views: 681

Aaron - Aaron's Serpent

Reference to the standoff in Pharoh's court, where the staff of God (as a serpent) swallows the serpents of Jannes and Jambres.

Used by Alexander Pope. (1688-1744)
"And hence one master-passion in the breast, Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest."

Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 131.
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: A
Topic: Apple - Apple of my Eye
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Views: 644

Apple - Apple of my Eye*

In ancient Hebrew, refers to the pupil of the eye, thought to be in the shape of an apple. In modern English, it has been understood as "the treasured thing that I'm watching out for." In either case, the meaning is the similar- the object of one's watchful concern. Deut. 32:10 He found him in a des...
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:03 pm
Forum: A
Topic: Act - An Act of God
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Views: 1092

Act - An Act of God*

Referring to weather or other natural phenomena. Used in news reporting or on legal and insurance documents to classify occurences that are outside of human control. Mark 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: A
Topic: Against - He who is not with me is against me
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Views: 657

Against - He who is not with me is against me

Matthew 12:30
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:07 pm
Forum: A
Topic: All - All things must pass; This too, shall pass
Replies: 1
Views: 842

All - All things must pass; This too, shall pass

An assurance that God's plan is being fulfilled even in the midst of catastrophe and great evil. The troubles of this world are only transitory. Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:09 pm
Forum: A
Topic: All - All things to all men
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Views: 704

All - All things to all men*

An effort to please different kinds of people. 1 Cor. 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 1 Cor. 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that th...
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: A
Topic: Anchor
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Views: 707

Anchor

A steadfast hope and assurance.

Hebrews 6:19
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

'Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:14 pm
Forum: A
Topic: Apple - Upset the Apple Cart
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Apple - Upset the Apple Cart

Man carries original sin in his body. The body is the apple cart. To upset the apple cart means to kill the body.
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: A
Topic: Ask - Ask and ye shall receive
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Views: 694

Ask - Ask and ye shall receive

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 21:22 - And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:24 pm
Forum: B
Topic: Babel - Babble
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Views: 523

Babel - Babble*

Babble: To utter a stream of incoherent or meaningless words.

Genesis 11:9
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:26 pm
Forum: B
Topic: Babes - Out of the Mouths of Babes
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Views: 551

Babes - Out of the Mouths of Babes*

An exclamation to credit a profound saying from a young child. Psalms 8:2. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. Matthew 21:16. And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith ...
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:18 pm
Forum: A
Topic: Apple - One Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Apple - One Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch

The apple symbolizes original sin, which has spread to all men Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. A similar concept is found in Joshua, where the si...
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Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:29 pm
Forum: B
Topic: Bag - Bag with Holes
Replies: 0
Views: 555

Bag - Bag with Holes*

Used to describe a fund or savings that continually leaks.

Haggai 1:6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

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