Helpful Definitions

***We call your attention to the important differences between Apologize/Apology  and RepentJudge and RebukeForgive and Reconcile, and Honor and Obey, Submit, Worship,  & Idolatry.

APOLOGIZE:        to make an apology

APOLOGY:          a statement of regret for having done wrong or hurt someone’s feelings

FORGIVE:            to cease to feel resentment against (an offender), pardon (one’s enemies); to give up resentment of

HONOR:               to regard or treat with honor or respect; a showing of usually merited respect

IDOLATER:          a worshiper of idols; a person that admires intensely and often blindly one that is not usually a subject of worship

IDOLATRY:          immoderate attachment or devotion to something

JUDGE:                to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises; to hold an opinion; to form an estimate or evaluation of

OBEY:                   to follow the commands or guidance of

REBUKE:            v:  to criticize sharply, reprimand; to turn back or keep down, check  n:  an expression of strong disapproval

RECONCILE:      to restore to friendship or harmony

REPENT:             to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life; to feel regret or contrition; to change one’s mind

REPROBATE:     rejected as worthless or not standing a test; condemned and foreordained to damnation; morally abandoned, depraved; condemned strongly as unworthy, unacceptable, or evil

RESTITUTION:    a restoration of something to its rightful owner; a making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury

SUBMIT:               to yield to governance or authority

WORSHIP:           to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power

Source:  Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary, Oxford American Dictionary