• NOUN IDIOMS
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    NOUN IDIOMS

    A noun idiom is a unique noun phrase with a unique meaning. It can be replaced by another noun phrase, usually a noun and its modifier(s), with a corresponding meaning. It normally begins with an article and ends with a noun. Another important feature of the noun idiom is that it performs the function of a noun phrase. The following are some examples of noun idioms with their corresponding meanings in parentheses. a silver lining (a redeeming feature/ a ray of hope). a man of many parts (a man of many abilities/ a talented man). a silver tongue (a sweet style of speaking). a sleeping partner (a financier without active…

  • LAW AND GRACE
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    LAW AND GRACE

    Law in the context of religion means a body of God’s instructions ordinances, statutes and commandments, as presented through prophets or holy persons, aimed at guiding man in his relationship with God and his fellow man. The concept of law means in effect, that man is responsible to his Creator, therefore, it is compulsory for man to obey God according to the stipulated instructions given by Him, hence, the extent to which man keeps the law determines his faithfulness to God or whether he will be punished or commended. Conversely, the term Grace more commonly mentioned in the New Testament implies mercy, loving kindness and tender affection. Grace in the…

  • JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH

    Literally, the word- Justification means pronouncing a culpable or guilty person innocent, hence, scrapping whatever punishment such a guilty fellow would have faced because of the offence he committed. “Justification By Faith” therefore, as it concerns man Biblically, implies that God has “discharged and acquitted” man of his sins and saved him from eternal destruction, simply on the basis of man accepting, believing and having faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. By having faith in Christ, Christ’s righteousness becomes ours. God in his infinite mercy does not want man to perish because as a sinner, he is doomed to destruction, hence, God provided an acceptable means through which…

  • LOVE
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    LOVE

    Love is that deep feeling of affection one has for another. Love is natural and difficult to comprehend. It is caring, gentle, kind, enduring, patient, not jealous, not boastful, not irritable, not resentful, does not rejoice at wrong, rejoices in the right and bears all things. The greatest gift we can give to one another is to love with all our heart. We should not love only our relatives or those with whom we worship, or our townsmen, but everyone. God who created the universe has great love for his creatures especially man.   God’s Love For Man -John 3:16-18 God created man in his own image and loves man…

  • THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

    Introduction to the Concept of Sovereignty The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines the word ‘Sovereign’ as “highest power, without limit etc.” When used in reference to man, the meaning approximates to total independence, with absolute authority and supremacy. In the religious context however, which is our preoccupation here, sovereignty refers to the supreme authority of God over the whole universe. He has dominion over all things including man and man’s total dependence is on Him. God is the supreme commander and controller of the entire universe, he created all things and without him, nothing was created. Despite the fact that in Genesis 1:27-28 God gave man authority over all other…

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