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believer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Believer  \Be*liev"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  believes;  one  who  is  persuaded  of  the  truth  or 
  reality  of  some  doctrine,  person,  or  thing 
 
  2.  (Theol.)  One  who  gives  credit  to  the  truth  of  the 
  Scriptures,  as  a  revelation  from  God;  a  Christian;  --  in  a 
  more  restricted  sense  one  who  receives  Christ  as  his 
  Savior,  and  accepts  the  way  of  salvation  unfolded  in  the 
  gospel. 
 
  Thou  didst  open  the  Kingdom  of  Heaven  to  all 
  believers.  --Book  of  Com. 
  Prayer. 
 
  3.  (Eccl.  Hist.)  One  who  was  admitted  to  all  the  rights  of 
  divine  worship  and  instructed  in  all  the  mysteries  of  the 
  Christian  religion,  in  distinction  from  a  catechumen,  or 
  one  yet  under  instruction. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  believer 
  n  1:  a  supporter  who  accepts  something  as  true 
  2:  a  person  who  has  religious  faith  [syn:  {worshiper},  {worshipper}] 




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