Bible Terms

Bible Term: Awesome

Awesome means inspiring, displaying awe, or worthy of awe. In a strict, literal sense, only God is truly awesome, that is only God is worthy of our awe.

However, awesome is now more frequently used as a slang term meaning remarkable, excellent, or outstanding. As a result, the impact of awesome has been lessened and can now be applied to virtually anything, from a great movie to a delicious pizza to a chic ensemble — as well as to God.

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