Phrases

Author of Salvation

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation of Author of Salvation. A phrase found in the Bible, in passages such as Hebrews 2:5-18, Hebrews 5:9, and in songs such as Hillsong’s Mighty to Save written by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan

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Blood of Christ

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blood of Christ. The literal blood that Jesus shed on the cross; wine drunk at Holy Communion/the Eucharist to represent Jesus’ sacrifice; Jesus’ death, that offers salvation to humankind.

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Born again

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Born again. Often used to describe the experience of becoming a committed Christian. A phrase found in John 3:3, John 3:7, 1 Peter 1:3, and 1 Peter 1:23 in some Bible translations.

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Bread of Life

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bread of Life. Jesus used the term Bread of Life to describe himself (John 6:35) sometimes used to describe the bread in a Holy Communion service.

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Cast lots / Casting lots

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cast lots / Casting lots. A method of selecting a person; making a decision or discerning the will of God. Small objects, such as stones with markings on them, may have were throw (cast) into a small area with the result being interpreted, or each person choosing one, to determine an outcome.

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Communion of Saints (-The)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of The Communion of Saints. Referenced in The Apostle’s Creed – the spiritual union of all Christians, living and dead.

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Communion of Saints (-The) – RCS

Roman Catholic sign

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of The Communion of Saints. This is a Roman Catholic sign for The Communion of Saints. Referenced in The Apostle’s Creed – the spiritual union of all Christians, living and dead.

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Crown of Thorns

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crown of Thorns. Boughs from a long thorned bush, twisted into a garland and placed on Jesus’ head before he was led away to be crucified.

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Cut to the Heart

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cut to the Heart. To be greatly distressed, emotionally hurt.

Bible references include: Acts 2:37

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Fishers of Men

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Fishers of Men. Christians are instructed to bring others to a knowledge of and faith in Christ.

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God is faithful

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of God is faithful. God keeps his promises. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We can rely on Him, trust him. Our God never fails.

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Hardened Heart / Hardness of Heart

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for Hardened Heart. Obstinate turning away from God; lack of compassion or care about other people’s needs.

Bible references include: Hebrews 3:7-11, 1 Samuel 6:6, 2 Chronicles 36:13, Mark 6:52, Mark 8:17, and Exodus 7:13

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