Usually referencing the non-israelite nations. At times used by the prophets to provoke, disassociate and or mock the Israelites with a negative byword that have assimilated to heathen customs. According to the Bible there are two types and classes of people on earth ; 2Esdras6:54-56
1.) Israelites ; commonly referred to today as Jews.
2.) Gentiles/Heathens ; all non-israelite people/nations.
The importance of understanding the words cultural context is central to the biblical theme of the Chosen people that are predestined, and the only people through whom The LORD made salvation available.
Real Gentiles: 1Esdras8:69 Jeremiah46:1-2 Isaiah60:11-12 Isaiah61:9 Genesis10:5
Israel called Gentiles: Ezekiel20:32 2Maccabees 6:8-9 1Corinthians12:2. Romans9:24-26 1Peter1:1
• Israelites that assimilate to American customs and traditions are considered gentile.
Nations outside of Israel, i.e. Gentiles can't become or be converted to Israelites .
The firm acceptance through evidence and investigation of the reliability, ability, and strength of The Creator. Certainty of Salvation and The Holy Spirit . (Trust)
Faith alone is useless, without work.
The superior preeminent wicked economic, governmental & religious system of domination and mistreatment; Based on race, ethnicity, tribal origin,& nationality in all areas of people activity; food, drugs, education, religion, economics, entertainment, labor, law, politics, sex, & war . The chief tools of this system are deception and direct violence .The benefit of this system for this race of people is Domination, Glory, Material Gain, & Fun.
There are 4 stages that edomites use: 1.)Establishment, 2.)Maintenance, 3.)Expansion 4.)Refinement.
Job9:24 1Macc1:41-43(50) Rom13:1-3(4)
The edomites are the most subtil beasts of the field.
having lack of knowledge , in the presence of questions ; The state of being unsure or not having comprehension on the matter at hand, resulting in uncertainty & indecisiveness 1Corinthians14:33 Hosea4:6 Daniel 9:7-8 Psalms 109:29 Psalms 44:15 Psalms 70:2
The Lord is not the author of confusion.
the act of examining , not lying , & correcting yourself; in connection to keeping the Laws of GOD. Resulting in honorably and dignified behavior . (Loving yourself) 1John5:3 1Corinthians3:16-1
There is only one form of respect that is self-respect .
Common courtesy is not the same as self-respect.
personal thoughts, speech and or action that violate the Laws of GOD.
Sin can be overcame with studying appling, praying and meditating on the word of GOD.
using Just action and Righteous decision making in regard to having experience, understanding, application of the scriptures, and righteous judgement according to the Laws of God . The ability to determine the pure or empirical understanding of the Bible . Awareness, familiarity, and Insight, gained by experience of The Truth along with worldly situations.
Wisdom of Solomon7:14,22-25,28-30
Wisdom is biblical I.Q. and application meeting worldly experience.