Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound. —  Martial, 43-104 AD, Roman poet of epigrams. Imago Dei: Image of God. An exception tests the rule as to things not excepted. The Lutheran and Reformed views of justification, by contrast, are that it is the work of God through the means of grace. Title of important book by Samuel Rutherford on the use of Biblical civil law today. One should learn even from one's enemies. Sola Fide: Faith alone. Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms, Messages By Curt Daniel on the “History and Theology of Calvinism”, Biblical Calvinism: By Our Pastor, Dr. Curt Daniel. Hoc est Corpus Meum: This is My Body. Catholicism believes the sacraments are magical instruments which actually and physically confer grace. This time around, we decided to include the original Latin phrases and sayings uttered by the various eminent ancient Roman poets, philosophers, generals, and even emperors. Bona fide: Good faith. Credo: I believe. Ordo Salutis: Order of Salvation. Find more Latin words at wordhippo.com! The life of a human being is like a shadow. Lex Ceremonialis: Ceremonial Law. —  Gaius Petronius, 1st cent. Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei - The heavens declare the glory of God Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt - They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea. Three Latin phrases that are at the heart of the Lutheran understanding of the Lord's Supper unio sacramentalis - "Sacramental Union" - that the bread and wine ARE Christ's body and blood manducatio oralis - "oral eating" - We believe the Lord's Body and Blood are put into our mouths ; mentioned also in the graphic novel “V for Vendetta”), —  Juvenal, 1st-2nd cent. Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone. This was the fundamental point in dispute in the Protestant Reformation. True Protestants, however, rightly reject this and take the word sacramentum to mean mystery, a symbolic ordinance in which grace is given through the Word of God. Even though our natures are changed in regeneration, there is still indwelling sin within us. Luther’s statement concerning justification of the imputed righteousness of Christ by faith alone, rejected by Roman Catholicism. This article lists direct English translations of common Latin phrases. ... All good from God, all evil from man. Armilla Aurea, or Golden Chain, to relate the elements and stages of salvation according to Rom.8:29-30, etc. Theologica: Theology. I am human: Nothing human is alien to me. —  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman, (after the execution of the participants in the Catilinarian conspiracy; meaning: “they are dead”). Vulgata: Vulgate (official Latin Bible). Summa Theologica: Sum of Theology. Soli Deo Gloria: To God alone be the glory. Life is not about living, but to live a good life. By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe. Veni vidi vici. These Latin phrase—Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria—tell us that Scripture alone is our highest authority and that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for God… Solo Christo: Christ alone. Christian Quotes. In one sense, God alone is unable to sin, being intrinsically holy. (initially, a motto of Pierre de Coubertin’s school), —  Publilius Syrus, 1st cent. May these quotes inspire you to have faith on your journey of greatness. For over 600 years (III BC - IV AD) the Romans occupied most of Europe. Solo Christo: “Christ alone” 5. And lastly, we have compiled the remaining Lati… It follows the vast majority of the Greek manuscripts, is much the same as the more recent Majority Text, as opposed to the editions based on a minority of manuscripts. Cf.1 Cor.2:13, 15:1-4. —  Hannibal, 247-183 BC, Punic military commander, (crossing the Alps with his army around 212 BC), —  motto on the Great Seal of the United States. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Latin remained the language used by the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic heresy that there is no salvation outside Catholicism. Faith is the righteousness of God that is accomplished in us through word and sacraments. 1:18-21). "Finis coronat opus." So should Christians. Locus Classicus: Classic Place. Roman Catholic theological term for the content and truths of the Faith or "the deposit of the Faith", contrasted with fides qua creditur, which is the personal faith by which the Faith is believed; see previous phrase fides quaerens intellectum: faith seeking understanding: motto of St. Anselm; Proslogion: fidus Achates: faithful Achates Non Posse Peccare: Not able to sin. Deus est: God is. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. Sola fide: “faith alone” 3. Latin is an ancient language, which has influenced English to a very great extent. Soli Deo gloria: “to the glory of God … Ditat Deus: God enriches, Arizona’s motto. Extra Calvinisticum: The Calvinistic Extra. Extreme justice [means] extreme injustice. Lex Mosaica: Law of Moses. In justification, God imputes or accounts this to us. From the moment we are born, we begin to die. 12:23; Eph. What always, what everywhere, what by everybody. It is an expression of humility. The word “deity” comes from Deus. Lex Talionis: Law of Retribution (or retaliation). Deo optimo maximo: To the best and greatest God. If I cannot sway the heavens, I will raise hell. igne natura renovatur integra. —  Tomb inscription in the painting of Nicolas Poussin “Shepherds of Arcadia”, (Arcadia in Peloponnese symbolizes Utopia). Do something or receive a physical sacrament, and grace is automatically given. Sola gratia: “grace alone” 4. Faith: Credo quia … Lex Rex: Law and the King, or Law of the King. Deus Revelatus: The Revealed God.Verbum Dei: Word of God. The Five Solas served as the collective rallying cry of the Protestant Reformers. Life flows away as it seems to stay the same. Notitia: Knowledge, the first element of saving faith. Corpus Christi: The Body of Christ. It is taught in 2 Tim. They are: 1. Thanks, God Bless! Basically pantheistic. “ The most ancient custom of the Church agrees. In Latin with translation. Institutio Christianae Religionis: Institutes of the Christian Religion. Lux Dei: Light of God. Bona fide: Good faith. Based on a Christian belief that "this one is King of the Jews" was written in Latin, Greek and Aramaic at the top of the cross Jesus was crucified on. AD, Roman writer, Tertullian, 155-240 AD, Berber-Roman Christian author. Over 1,900 Latin Phrases, Latin Quotes, Latin Mottos and Latin Maxims with English Translations. I’m sure you’ve heard of this one before: “I came, I saw, I conquered.” It originates from … Probably coined by Tertullian by combining the Latin words for three and one. AD, Roman satiric poet. Actus Purus: Pure Actuality. Write them down at the top of your to-do list each morning. Their principle is Ex Opere Operato, or out of the work worked. Supralapsus: Supralapsarian. Latin words for faith include fides and fidei. a work can be judged only after it is finished or how is finished). Previously, we had covered the 25 Incredible Ancient Roman Quotes, though translated in their English forms. 3:16-17; I Cor.4:6; Acts 17:11; Isa.8:20, etc. Lapsus: Fall. Reformed theologians coined the term. When we are justified, we are still sinful of ourselves. It is then Iustia Imputata, imputed righteousness. Textus Receptus: Received Text. God first elected some and rejected others before He ordained the Fall. gratia: Grace—it’s what we all need and what none of us can earn through our own efforts apart from God. The first revelation of the Gospel was Gen. 3:15. Fiducia: Trust, the third element of faith. Book. Trinitas: Trinity. Novum Testamentum: New Testament. God is perfect being. Lex Naturalis: Natural Law, revealed in Creation (Rom.1:18-23, 2:14-15). Simul lustus et Peccator: Simultaneously just and sinful. Latin language has been disappearing from modern literature of late. Articulus Stantis et Cadentis Ecclesiae: The article by which the Church stands and falls. Catholics are wont to sprinkle abbreviations, Latin (sometimes Greek) phrases, and abbreviations of Latin (or Greek) phrases in their letters and sig lines, on their websites, and so on. Deus: God. Death is certain, the hour is not certain. His righteousness is thus Iustia Alienum, an alien righteousness – it is inherent in Christ, but not in us. The language has its roots in every other field. (misuse of something is no argument against its proper use). You will also see abbreviations in icons and other types of sacred art. Corresponds to the Greek word THEOS. An hour passes slowly, but the years go by quickly. Often written short form, AMDG. Sacramentum: Sacrament. This is especially emphasized by Calvinists. Refers to God as to His perfect self-existence. Copyright © 2020 Faith Bible Church Online. —  Terentius, c. 185-159 BC, Roman comic playwright, —  Saint Augustine, 354-430, Christian theologian & philosopher, —  Hippocrates, 460-370 BC, Ancient Greek physician, the “Father of Medicine”. —  Tertullian, 155-240 AD, Berber-Roman Christian author. 1:4). Non Posse non Peccare: Not able not to sin. Agnus dei, qui tolis peccata mundi. Adam’s state before the Fall, and in another way also ours after we are saved. Lex Dei: Law of God. (the motto of the Christian warriors in the Crusades). Max Lucado. Sola Gratia: Grace alone. An eye for an eye, the punishment fits the crime, you reap what you sow. Unregenerate Man. (Ahn-use-day-e-qwee-tow-lease-peck-ah-tah-moon-dee) Lamb of … Deus Absconditus: The Hidden God. The word creed itself is right from the Latin credo, to trust in, believe, rely on. Sola scriptura: “Scripture alone” 2. The Lutherans believed in the ubiquity (omnipresence)  of Christ’s human body and nature, whereas the Calvinists have believed the historic view that Christ’s human body-and-soul is not infinite or omnipresent, but is only now at the right hand of the Father. —  Saint Vincent of Lerins, 5th century Gallic monk, (determining what Catholics must believe to fight heresy). AD, Roman satiric poet, Publilius Syrus, 1st cent. Vox Dei: Voice of God. Papa: Pope, father. "Sola" is Latin meaning "alone" or "only" and the corresponding phrases are: Sola Fide, by faith alone. Federal Theology (or Federalism) is Covenant Theology. Well-known and useful Latin quotes, phrases and sayings. Especially emphasized by Calvinists, particularly those of the Presuppositionalist school of apologetics, such as Cornelius Van Til. Don’t Lose Faith Sayings. 4850 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL 62711. Reformata sed Semper Reformanda: Reformed and always reforming. Summum Bonum: Chief Good. I would love if some of your Catholic Answer Members would share some of your favorite Latin Quotes, that are inspiring to you or a pillar within your own Catholic faith. Biblia Sacra: Holy Bible. Credo: I believe. I see what is better, and approve it, but I follow the worse. Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their own resources, and thus they attempt very little and they always fail. Grace-faith-justification-works, not grace-faith-works-justification. It refers to the collection of Scripture texts according to subject. Protestants believe rather that salvation is not given through a Church but through Christ. Testimonium Internum Spiritu Sanctu: The Internal Testimony of the Holy Spirit. Often in this forum, I see people’s signature lines with an interesting phrase written in Latin. ... cuius fidei merces est videre quod credis - Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. The Spirit who inspired Scripture also authenticates and proves its divine origin through the Scripture itself. Analogia Entis: Analogy of Being. The Greek text first published by Erasmus, then with slight modifications by Stephanus, Beza and Elzivir, upon which the King James Version is based. da praescientia Dei: through the foreknowledge of God, motto of the Worshipful Company of Barbers. Not Christ and priests, pastors, parents, or anyone else. Lex: Law. —  Aleister Crowley, 1875-1945, British magician & occultist, (or V.V.V.V.V. Fiducia: Trust, the third element of faith. Tip: These faith quotes work well for daily motivation. Thus, there are no real atheists. Remembering this great language for a long time can be done by getting inked with a Latin phrase … Lex Moralis: Moral Law, God’s fundamental, unchangeable Law, in force in both testaments. The temporary and symbolic laws of Moses, replaced by baptism and communion (Col. 2:16-17). This was the title of the famous systematic theology by Thomas Aquinas. Biblia: Bible. All men know that God exists (Rom. Notitia: Knowledge, the first element of saving faith. Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Glory to God in the highest. Translating to, "The end crowns the work," this phrase is useful any time you're … This most simple and fundamental words in our vocabulary of faith has its origins in the Latin word gratia. AD, Roman author of maxims, (i.e. Creatio ex Nihilo: Creation out of nothing. The Latin language similarly is in itself as a language holy, sacred, and thereby brings great favor with God. 1. Calvinists hold to the principle Finitum non Capax Infiniti, or the finite is not capable of the infinite (the finite human nature of Christ is not capable of containing His infinite divine nature in its entirety).Thus, ever since the Incarnation, there is still infinite deity beyond Christ’s human nature. The beyond is “extra” or outside, infinite. Aleister Crowley, 1875-1945, British magician & occultist, Juvenal, 1st-2nd cent. Infralapsus: Infralapsarian. ; Sola Scriptura, by Scripture alone. In another sense, the elect will be unable to sin when they are perfected in Heaven (Heb. Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. The gods are on the side of the stronger. The word sola is the Latin word for “only” and was used in relation to five key teachings that defined the biblical pleas of Protestants. They established Latin as the universal language and Christianity as the Universal religion. 2. Bona fide is Latin for "good faith," ad hoc means "for this purpose," and quid pro quo means "something for something," which is used in modern-day banter to mean "tit for tat." Latin Bible quotes for tattoos: Inspirational verses on life, love and faith (Vulgate phrases with English translations) The Vulgate (Biblia Sacra Vulgata) is a translation of the original Hebrew and Greek books of the Bible into Latin. Creation is potential or derivative in being, or growing in being once created. Loci Communes: Common Places. Sensus Divinitas: The sense of divinity. This was the usual term for systematic theology by the Lutherans, such as the important one by Philip Melanchthon. Vetus Testamentum: Old Testament. I have made a monument more lasting than bronze. Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times. Calvin’s main work. AD, Roman writer. There are as many opinions as there are people: each has his own view. This is explained in the formula: “Scripturam ex Scriptura explicandam esse“, or “Scripture is to be explained by Scripture.” Related to this principle is the principle of Analogia Fide, or “Analogy of Faith.” That is, Biblical doctrines are to be interpreted in relation to the basic message of the Bible, the Gospel, the content of faith, often called The Faith. AD, Roman author of maxims, Hannibal, 247-183 BC, Punic military commander. Based on the Greek words for God and science. And so, the chief end for which all things were created is the glory of God. If we may compare small things with great…. Anonymous. Analogia Scripturae: The Analogy of Scripture. God created merely by speaking it into existence. Posse non Peccare: Able not to sin. Total inability to obey God or resist sinning. So potent was Religion in persuading to do wrong. This word also appears in one of the key Latin phrases of Catholicism, lex orandi, lex credenda — the law of praying is the law of believing, meaning how we pray (and worship in the liturgy) reflects, or should reflect our belief. God is the first cause of all, and the final goal. So without further ado, let us take a gander at 30 ancient Roman Latin phrases and sayings you should know. Law and gospel work to kill the sinful self and to accomplish the new creation within us. Here's a … Well-known and useful Latin quotes, phrases and sayings. An alchemical aphorism invented as an alternate meaning for the acronym INRI . The major Bible text on a subject. (from the Vulgate, spoken by Jesus to Peter). For full definitions of these and many more, see Richard A. Muller, Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1985). Faith is defined as complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Catholicism says he is infallible when he pronounces a truth as dogma when he speaks Ex Cathedra, from the chair (of Peter). Foedus: Covenant. The error that says that God and Man both share the same kind of being, differing in quantity but not in quality. God first ordained the Fall and then elected men in the logical order of the eternal decrees. Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus: Outside the Church there is no salvation. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope.”. Added on April 16, 2017 Latin Phrases accusare nemo se debit, nisi coram Deo – No One Is Bound to Accuse Himself, unless Before God. "through fire, nature is reborn whole". Cf.Heb.10:15; I John 5:7-8. Five Solas. Those readers who have ever said the Hail Mary in Latin may be familiar with the phrase plena gratia—full of grace. The Five Solas are five Latin phrases (or slogans) that emerged from the Protestant Reformation intended to summarize the Reformers' basic theological principles in contrast to certain teachings of the Roman Catholic Church of the day. The basis of our acceptance with God is not our changed nature, but rather the righteousness of Christ. Protoevangelium : The First Gospel. This contradicts Sola Scriptura. It is the belief that God will do what is right. “Keep faith. Sola Fide: Faith alone. A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. Assensus: Assent, the second element of faith. 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