A relatively old language
dating back some 1000 years. Has roots
. In the early part of the second millenium
, Christian services
were mostly in Latin, and therefore incomphrensible
to the congregation
, most of whom could neither read
nor write English
, let alone other languages.
Nowadays, Christian services are in Christianese, which has evolved from pure Latin into a hybrid of English bible quotes/references, modern day English, and accepted Christian Colloquialisms.
Blessed - Had a positive experience attributed to God (more specifically, the Holy Spirit).
Filled with the Spirit - Empowered by God to do supernatural deeds.
Jesus Freak - Someone who is making radical choices to follow God, without heeding the normal conventions of society.
Just/Really - Unnecessary words used in prayer and testimony, which many Christians seem to use.
PTL - Praise the Lord
Saved - Converted
Testimony - A personal story about what God has done.
Touched by God - See Blessed, above.
Washed in the blood - Been through conversion.
Feel free to add your own.