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God's Only Begotten Son

Begotten


BEGOT’, BEGOT’TEN, participle passive of get. Procreated; generated.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

Term: Begotten

SELF-EXIST’ENTadjective Existing by its own nature or essense, independent of any other cause. God is the only self-existent being.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

Term: Self-Existent

PRE-EXIST’ENTadjective Existing beforehand; preceding in existence.

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Term: Pre-Existent

EVERL’ASTING, adjective [ever and lasting.] Lasting or enduring for ever; eternal; existing or continuing without end; immortal.

1. Perpetual; continuing indefinitely, or during the present state of things.

2. In popular usage, endless; continual; unintermitted; as, the family is disturbed with everlasting disputes.

EVERL’ASTING, noun Eternity; eternal duration, past and future.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

Term: Everlasting

IMMOR’TAL, adjective [Latin immortalis. See Mortal.]

1. Having no principle of alteration or corruption; exempt from death; having life or being that shall never end; as an immortal soul. (*God alone hath immortality)

2. Never ending; everlasting; continual.

3. Perpetual; having unlimited existence.

4. Destined to live in all the ages of this world; imperishable; as immortal fame.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

Term: Immortal

ETER’NAL, adjective [Latin oeternus, composed of oevum and ternus, oeviternus, Varro. The origin of the last component part of the word is not obvious. It occurs in diuturnus, and seems to denote continuance.]

1. Without beginning or end of existence.

2. Without beginning of existence.

3. Without end of existence or duration; everlasting; endless; immortal.

4. Perpetual; ceaseless; continued without intermission.

5. Unchangeable; existing at all times without change; as eternal truth.

ETER’NAL, noun An appellation of God.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

Term: Eternal

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