An enormous range of words and phrases are entirely acceptable as Christians write about God, the life of faith, Christian groups and denominations, theology, and so on. For consistency in Gordon communications, please use the styles set forth below, and spell and capitalize them as shown by example.
IN THIS SECTION:
Please spell and capitalize capitalize as shown below.
|the man of sorrows
the only begotten Son
the Prince of peace
the rock of our salvation
the rose of Sharon
the Son, Son of God, Son of man
Spirit of God
the true foundation
the true light
the true foundation
YHWH or Yahweh?
Don't add an s when forming the posessive name of Jesus, or of Moses.
in Jesus' name Moses' leadership
In general, Gordon's style is to lowercase words that refer to God and the Bible, and are not used as "names."
biblical, biblically, biblically-based/ biblically based
the majesty of God
A special case:
Acts, the Acts, Acts of the Apostles
the Gospels (to refer to all four books); gospel in general references to the Christian message
the Holy Bible
King James Version, New International Version (et al)
the Prophets (to refer to the Old Testament books of prophecy); the prophets (to refer to the individuals)
Psalms; a psalm; Psalm 23; Psalms 23:2
Word of God
Treat a quotations from the Bible as you would a quotation from another work. Use double quotation marks before and after it; do not italicize it.
In College communications, always spell out the name of the book; if it includes a number, use an Arabic numeral. Use numerals to indicate chapter and verse. Don't italicize.
1 Corinthians 9:19–23
Capitalize the major words in the names of denominations, their individual members, and organizations and general categories that include multiple denominations and whose names share a widely-recognized word or phrase. Capitalize the word Church only if it is part of the denomination's formal name.
the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Baptists Holiness churches
evangelical Lowercase evangelical when it refers to a system of beliefs in the Protestant framework, and also when using it as an adjective in reference to the act of evangelizing, as in evangelical outreach.
Church / church Capitalize when referring to the universal body of believers, and in the official name of a church or denomination. Lowercase it in general references, or second shortened references to a participar church.
We are the Church—God's instruments on earth.
We're going to church this morning at the State Street Baptist Church.
Please spell and capitalize as shown below.
Chapel (the program/event); the chapel (the building)
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