Early Church

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Early Church. The Christian church in the first few hundred years following Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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Martyr – RCS

Roman Catholic sign

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Martyr. A Roman Catholic sign for Martyr. Someone who is put to death rather than renounce their religion and beliefs.

Biblical references include: 1 Kings 18:13, Luke 11:50, Acts 7:59, Hebrews 11:36-38, Revelation 16:6

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Supralapsarianism

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Supralapsarianism. The doctrine that God ordained, prior to creation, that some would be saved and some would not. Contrast with Infralapsarianism which proposes that God allowed sin to enter the world at ‘the fall’ and then ordained that some would be saved.

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Herald

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Herald. One who goes before, to make a proclamation about a forthcoming event; a happening that is regarded as a sign of something that is going to occur. A term famously used in the Christmas carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing.

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Gospel / Good News (-The)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of The Gospel / Good News. In Christianity the Good News is that of salvation in Jesus Christ which was foretold throughout the Old Testament. In some denominations the phrase “The Gospel according to…” introduces a reading from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John in the New Testament. These books present accounts of Jesus’s life and set out the Christian message.

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Sea of Galilee

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Sea of Galilee. A freshwater lake in Israel, also known as Lake Tiberius.

Bible references include: Matthew 4:18 and Matthew 15:29 and Mark 1:16 and Mark 7:31 and John 6:1

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