Spiritual Dictionary Section G-1

Glory - to give to God- "To give glory to God is to reveal His character in our own, and thus make Him known. And in whatever way we make known the Father, or the Son, we glorify God." 7BC 979


Glory- light of His- "The light of His glory - His character - is to shine forth in His followers." COL 414


Glory of children – “The glory of children are their father.” Proverbs 17:6


Goads - "The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd." Ecclesiastes 12:11


Goat – Daniel 8 – “And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.” Daniel 8:5-8,21


Godhead – Three Persons of the Godhead – The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. This “family” is united into One. Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 2:24 It can not be described by idols. Acts 17:29. We can get some ideas about it from nature. Romans 1:20. And Jesus has all the fullness of the Godhead dwelling in Him. Colossians 2:9. This Godhead is revealed in the three individuals listed in I John 5:6-8; Ephesians 2:18  The Father, The Word, and the Holy Ghost.  It is this collectors opinion that in the OT the Godhead was basically revealed in the form of a unified God, consisting of a number of beings as revealed in such terms as “Our” and “Us”. Genesis 1:26; 3:22; 11:7 Plurality in the Godhead is also indicated by other means such as God speaking to God and God being with God from the Creation. Proverbs 30:4; Psalms 2:7; 45:6-8  But because of sin separating man from God it necessitated that Jesus take on the special role of the Intercessor between God and man.  I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25 In the NT God was revealed in the humanity and life of Jesus. Because of Jesus taking on the form of humanity the makeup of the Godhead was revealed. The Father in His distinct person, the Holy Spirit as a distinct person, and Jesus in His God/human form a distinct person.  Jesus had the role of Intercessor and the primary display of the care of the Godhead for mankind. Colossians 2:8-9; II Corinthians 5:18-19 This make up of the Godhead was less visible in the OT but more clearly revealed in the NT. The Godhead is one of the many mysteries of the Scriptures and will require the study of ages to understand it more fully. CO. See also Heavenly Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.


gods - heathen -

          Adrammelech god of the Sepharvites. II Kings 17:31

          Anammelech god of the Sepharvites. II Kings 17:31

          Ashimah god of Hamath. II Kings 17:30

          Ashtareth goddess of the Zidonians. I Kings 11:5

Berith god of the Shechemites. Judges 9:46

          Chemosh god of the Moabites. I Kings 11:7

          Chiun/Remphan. Amos 5:25-26 & Acts 7:43

          Dagon god of the Philistines. I Samuel 5:2

          Diana goddess of the Ephesians. Acts 19:24-29

          Golden calf of Jereboam. I Kings 12:25-33 - 13:1-10

          Milcom god of the Ammonites. I Kings 11:5

          Molech god of the Ammonites. I Kings 11:7

          Nergal god of the Cuthites. II Kings 17:30

          Nibhaz god of the Avites. II Kings 17:31

          Nisroch god of the Assyrians. II Kings 19:37

          Rimmon god of the Syrians. II Kings 5:18

          Succothbenoth god of the Babylonians. II Kings 17:30

          Tartak god of the Avites. II Kings 17:31


gods – “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” John 10:34; Psalms 82:6


gods – of the heathen – “This same belief in communion with the dead formed the cornerstone of heathen idolatry. The gods of the heathen were believed to be the deified spirits of departed heroes. Thus the religion of the heathen was a worship of the dead.” PP 684


god – “Man is forbidden to give to any other object the first place in his affections or his service. Whatever we cherish that tends to lessen our love for God or to interfere with the service due Him, of that do we make a god.” PP 305


god - "Anything that is made the subject of undue thought and admiration, absorbing the mind is a god chosen before the Lord." SDG 56


god - "Whatever we cherish that tends to lessen our love for God or to interfere with the service due Him, of that do we make a God." SDG 56


god – false - “No misfortune is so great as to become the worshiper of a false god. No man is in such miserable darkness as he who has lost his way to heaven. It seems that an infatuation is upon him, for he has a false god. To turn this worship of the human, fallen, corrupt beings of earth to the only true object of worship seems a hopeless task. There are in our time continual repetitions of Belshazzar’s feast and Belshazzar’s worship; and Belshazzar’s sin is repeated when the heart, which God requires to be given to Him in pure and holy devotion, is turned away from Him to worship a human being, and the lips are made to utter words of praise and adoration which belong alone to the Lord God of heaven. When the affections God claims to cluster about Him are made to center upon earthly objects, a woman, a man, or any earthly things, God is superseded by the object which enchains the senses and affections, and the powers which were solemnly dedicated to God are bestowed upon a human being who is defiled with sin.” TM 435


Godliness - "Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God's ideal for His children. Godliness - godlikeness - is the goal to be reached." ED 18


Gold - "faith" PK 410


Gold- "…of Christian integrity." SDG 54


Gold- "…pure gold of their love for Jesus." GC 348


Gold – “Wealth, with all its attendant temptations, came in Solomon’s day to an increasingly large number of people; but the fine gold of character was dimmed and marred.” PK 55


Gold- "Now they were urged to begin building wisely and for eternity, casting aside the rubbish of apostasy and unbelief, and using as foundation material the pure gold, the refined silver, the precious stones - faith and obedience and good works, which alone are acceptable in the sight of a Holy God." PK 410


Gold- "The gold here recommended as having been tried in the fire is faith and love." 4T 88


Gold – Thou (King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon) art this head of gold.” Daniel 2:38; ED 175


Gold - Head of Daniel 2 - "God exalted Babylon that it might fulfil this purpose. Prosperity attended the nation until it reached a height of wealth and power that has never since been equaled - fitly represented in the Scripture by the inspired symbol, a "head of gold." Daniel 2:38" ED 175


Good seed – Matthew 13:24-30 – “…the good seed are the children of the kingdom.” Matthew 13:38


Gospel- "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to every one who believes." Romans. 1:16


Gospel - "The gospel is the power of God and the wisdom of God. The character of Christ on earth revealed divinity, and the gospel which He has given is to be the study of His human heritage in all their educational departments, until teachers, children, and youth shall discern in the only true and living God the object of their faith and love and adoration." I SM 245


Gospel - "In that ancient ritual (sanctuary service) which is the gospel in symbol, no blemished offering could be brought to God's altar. The sacrifice that was to represent Christ must be spotless. The word of God points to this as an illustration of what His children are to be - "a living sacrifice," "holy and without blemish." Romans 12:1; Ephesians 5:27" PK 489


Gospel – “The gospel of Christ is the law exemplified in character.” II SM 108


Gospel- "All His life Christ had been publishing to a fallen world the good news of the Father's mercy and pardoning love." DA 753


Gospel- "Christ was both the law and the gospel." 2SM 106


Gospel- "The gospel is the revelation of God's love to men, and means everything that is essential to the happiness and well-being of humanity." FCE 186


Gospel- "The gospel of Christ is the law exemplified in character." Maranatha 18


Gospel- "The law is the gospel of Christ veiled; the gospel of Jesus is nothing more or less than the law defined, showing it's far-reaching principles." R&H 2:398 5/271890


Gospel- "The Lord will give you success in this work; for the gospel is the power of God unto salvation when it is interwoven with the practical life, when it is lived and practiced. The union of Christlike work for the body and Christlike work for the soul is the true interpretation of the gospel." MLT 224


Gospel – commission – “The gospel commission is the great missionary charter of Christ’s kingdom.” AA 28


Gospel of Christ – “The gospel of Christ is the law exemplified in character.” II SM 108


Gospel – plan - The good news is that although humanity has sinned, is worthy of death, and has no power or desire to participate in truth Jesus came to die for our sins, and to empower mankind to have victory over every sin, to fulfill every Biblical command and to accomplish what they could not do on their own. CO. See PP 63-70

Mankind is sinful and worthy of death. Genesis 2:16-17; 3:8-11; Isaiah 1:1-15; Romans 3:9-18.

Mankind is powerless to accomplish the will of God. John 15:1-6; Jeremiah 13:23; 10:23.

Mankind has the delusional perception that they are right and God is wrong. Revelation 3:14-17 & Numbers 16:1-35; Romans 1:18-32.

Mankind naturally rebels against all the things of God and cannot understand them on their own. I Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:3.

Even when mankind intends to do right he goes wrong. Exodus 19:8; 24:7; Deuteronomy 5:27; Romans 8:3; Jeremiah 17:9; Nehemiah 9:9-17.

Jesus takes the initiative to seek out man and to offer salvation as a gift. Romans 5:6-8; Matthew 18:11-14.

Jesus supplies the information, desire, direction, and power to accomplish His purposes in mankind. James 1:5; Philippians 4:19; II Timothy 3:14-17; Ezekiel 36.

The change made in mankind’s perceptions of truth is a miracle (recreation) the equivalent of creating a planet (creation). Both acts of creation are symbolized by the Sabbath. Psalms 51:6-12; II Corinthians 5:17; Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Luke 23:44-24:1; DA 269-270. See Sabbath.

Mankind’s part in the gospel is to say yes to the gift, to cooperate with God by allowing Him to live in their hearts and minds, and to seek Jesus for help to fulfill His will at all times. Joshua 24:14-15; Hebrews 10:5-17; Philippians 4:7,13; 2:5,13; I Corinthians 2:16; II Corinthians 10:5; Jude 24.


Gospel – standard – “The piety of the Christian constitutes the standard by which worldlings judge the gospel. Trials patiently borne, blessings gratefully received, meekness, kindness, mercy, and love, habitually exhibited, are the lights that shine forth in the character before the world, revealing the contrast with the darkness that comes of the selfishness of the natural heart.” PP 134


Gospel- work of- "The work of the gospel is to lead souls from sin into the upward path of holiness." R&H June 21, 1898