Proper Spelling of Key Theological Terms

Below is the proper capitalization for major religious terms we use:

• almighty God
• Alpha and Omega
• antichrist (general spirit)
• Antichrist (the person)
• apostle Paul, the
• apostles, the
• baptism
• beatitude, a
• Beatitudes, the
• Beloved Apostle, the
• Bible
• biblical
• body of Christ
• Book, the (Bible)
• book of Genesis
• Book of Truth
• Bridegroom, the
• bride of Christ (the church)
• Christlike
• Church, the (body of Christ)
• church (building)
• church (service)
• Communion (sacrament)
• crucifixion
• demon
• a devil
• Devil, the (Satan)
• divine
• Enemy, the (Satan)
• the enemy (satanic forces)
• eternal life
• eternity
• Evil One (Satan)
• the faith (Christianity)
• false prophet(s)
• God Almighty (as opposed to almighty God)
• godliness
• godly
• God’s word (statement/promise)
• God’s Word (the Bible)
• good news, the
• gospel, the
• gospel of Matthew
• Gospels, the (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)
• Great Commission, the
• Great Physician, the
• hallelujah
• heaven (abode of the redeemed)
• heavenly Father
• hell
• kingdom, the
• kingdom of God
• kingdom of heaven
• Last Supper, the
• law (as opposed to grace)
• Law, the (Pentateuch)
• living Word, the (Bible)
• Lord, the
• lordship of Christ
• Lord’s Prayer, the
• Lord’s Supper, the
• Messiah, the (Christ)
• nativity, the
• new heaven and new earth
• non-Christian
• Original Sin
• Paradise (garden of Eden)
• paradise (heaven)
• Paul’s epistles
• Promised Land (Canaan or heaven)
• Prophets, the (books of OT)
• prophets, the (people)
• psalm, a
• Psalm 119
• psalmist, the
• Psalms, the (OT book)
• resurrection, the
• Satan
• scriptural
• Scripture(s) (Bible; n. and adj.)
• second coming, the
• Sermon on the Mount
• Son of God
• Spirit, the (Holy Spirit)
• Sunday school
• Sunday school teacher
• unchristian
• ungodly
• vacation Bible school
• voice of God
• Way, the (Christ)
• way, the truth, and the life
• Word, the (Bible or Christ)
• word of God (his statement or promise)
• Word of God (the Bible)
• Word of Truth, the

For more terms, see The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style.

Updated on January 25, 2021

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