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Some of the Jargon used in the International Churches of Christ
Awesome Awesome Bro Awesome Sis That is Fantastic Big time Amazing It's great Marvelous Amen-arooni Crank Bro Do not hold back Preach it Come on Stick to the Book - used to end arguments by ultimate appeal to Bible ie "don't argue with me go to the Bible" Study it out - similar to "stick to the Book" Not open - (can be applied to Christians & non Christians) Get input - seek advice Blitzing - Evangelising - Fishing Independent- someone who does not seek advice from the leadership or discipler Disciplible - someone who is very keen and willing to learn at any cost usually the ones who later become an Evangelist or Zone leaders Bad attitude - normally means "questions the leaders" Challenge - confront someone on a sin or some nonconformity Teachable heart - always accepts leader's advice Open - always accepts leaders advice, teachable or willing to confess sin Submission - to accept advice even when you disagree with your discipler or leader. If you agree then it's not submission Hard hearted - rejects leaders advice Proud - rejects leaders advice Marking -to name someone as an agent of Satan. Members must not have any contact with a marked person (normally an exit counsellor or former member) Shunning - to withdraw approval / affection from a person who is not conforming Rebuke - severe reprimand Trust - ie the Leadership Fall away - leave the church Satan can get a foothold - if you have too much worldly contact Christian - Only members of the Group World - all those not in the group Die to self - die to old personality and needs including family and friends career Deny yourself - don't listen to your desires or to your body, rather conform to the desires of the leadership
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