Preacher Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many of These Words Do You Know?

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Take this quiz to see how much preacher lingo you really know and how many church terms you have been keeping up with every Sunday!

Churches are filled with a whole lot of religious preacher lingo! Can you keep up with what they are talking about?

 Sep 18, 2018

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What does "trinity" mean?
The three ghosts of Jesus' disciples
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Birth, Life, and Death

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What does "atonement" mean?
Seeking forgiveness through repentance
Calculating good deeds to earn a spot into Heaven
Paying ten percent of your income to the church

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What does "rapture" mean?
The events of Jesus' last supper
Second flooding of the entire earth
Second Coming of Jesus Christ to earth

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What does "chastity" mean?
Familial forgiveness
Worship through singing
Purity

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What does "martyr" mean?
A person who abandons their faith
A person who is killed for their faith
A person who disagrees with biblical principles

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What does "pentecost" mean?
The festival when the disciples received the Holy Spirit
The festival when the disciples conducted miracles of their own
The festival when Jesus fed thousands with fish and bread

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What does "sacred" mean?
Unrestricted
Frightening
Holy

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What does "temptation" mean?
The moment one is forgiven by the Lord
The urge to avoid and flee from sin and evil
Being persuaded to do evil or to sin

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What does "baptism" mean?
The first step one must take to travel on a missions trip
Another word for pilgrimage
Religious act of purification through water

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What does "salvation" mean?
Purification from sin through water
Being saved or protected from harm through Christ
Dedicating yourself to following the Old Testament's rules

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What does "tithe" mean?
Offering 10% of your income to the church
A form of prayer
Asking for forgiveness during a confessional

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What does "idolatry" mean?
Being lazy and avoiding hard work
Worshipping any object or person who isn't God
The act of turning water into wine

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What does "exorcism" mean?
Physical exercise to improve spirituality
Religious practice of evicting demons from a person
Confessing sins to a priest

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What does "eternal" mean?
Finite
Internal
Forever

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What does "prophecy" mean?
A type of written prayer
Religious prediction
Donating goods and services

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What does "theology" mean?
Study of earth and Mother Nature
Study of the financial structure of the church
Study of the nature of God and religious belief

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What does "exoneration" mean?
Distrust
Forgiveness
Exile

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What does "bishop" mean?
A newly Christened infant's father
The name of the confessional booth
Ordained minister in the church
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

When it comes to church, preachers have a very special way with their words. Communicating and conveying a biblical message in the right way is not always a walk in the park but preachers tend to know what they are doing because they have the right vocabulary in place for their job. Sunday church services are always pleasant to attend because it is a rare day that the message isn't exceptionally helpful and inspiring in many ways to all of the individuals who are seated in the congregation. Sometimes, people show up at church early to socialize with their friends over coffee, donuts, and bagels before the preacher gets started and those moments allow fond memories to be created that could never be replaced. Some parents drop their children off at the church daycare so that they can enjoy service without worrying about a crying infant or a bored ten-year-old. No matter how each family chooses to go about their church visit, they usually have something in common-- the fact that they are fully aware of what the pastor is preaching about when he or she speaks using specific lingo and terminology. Pastors, preachers, and leaders of the church can convey biblical messages in such eloquent and beautiful ways! There is no denying the fact that the verbiage and diction of a preacher is usually perfectly spot on a warm and welcoming Sunday morning. When it comes to preacher lingo, how many of these words do you truly recognize, know, and understand?