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Covenant: An agreement that is usually formal, solemn, and intended as binding.  Compact, security, pledge.  An undertaking or promise of legal validity.  The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures condition on certain terms on the part of man (as obdience, repentance, and faith).  An agreement regarded as having been made between God and His people Israel whereby Israel was to be faithful to God and God was to protect and bless His faithful people.

Evil: Not good morally, marked by bad moral qualities, violating the rules of morality, wicked sinful.  Unsound or of inferior quality, worthless, causing discomfort or repulsion.  Uncomforable, offensive, painful, foul, causing or tending to cause harm, baneful, harmful pernicious.  Portending harm or misfortune, wretched, miserable, unfortunate, unlucky, inauspicous.  The face of suffering and wickedness, the totality of undesirable, harmful, wicked acts, experiences and things.  A cosmic force producing evil action or states, sin.  Evil is the antithesis of good, especial in moral or moralistic considerations, it may indicate a quality, trait, condition, practice, cause, or desire.  Applies to anything distressing, painful, fretting or injurious that one suffers

Grace: Beneficence or generosity shown by God to man.  Divine favor unmerited by man.  The mercy of God as distinguished from His justice.  A free gift of God to man for his regeneration or sanctificaiton.  An influence emanating from God and acting for the spiritual well-being of the recipient.  A dispositon to kindness, favor, clemency, or compassion.

Hegemony: preponderant influence or authority (as of a government or state): Leadership, Dominance (aiming at world ~)

Propitiation: the acto of appeasing or conciliating.  Something that appeases or conciliates a diety.  Atonement.  The self-sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ to appease divine justice and to effect reconciliation between God and man.

Sedition: An insurrection against constituted authority.  A tumult caused by dissension, partisan hatred, or discontent.  Conduct consisting of speaking, writing, or acting against an established government or seeking to overthrow it by unlawful means. Resistantce to lawful authority.  Conduct tending to treason but without an overt act.

Statesman: One who exercises leadership wisely and without narrow partisanship in the general interest; differs from the ordinary politician in that he is able to envisage and inspire support for policies that are in the long run best interests of the most people.  ref: Webster's 3rd Unabridged New International Dictionary


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