Germ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears.

2. (n.) That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.

3. (v. i.) To germinate.

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All Sects of Philosophy Contain a Germ of Truth.
... The Stromata, or Miscellanies: Book I Chapter XIII."All Sects of Philosophy
Contain a Germ of Truth. Since, therefore, truth is ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xiii all sects of philosophy.htm

Blind Force or Intelligence, Which?
... Carpenter says, "The most universal and fundamental attribute of life is the mode
of vital activity manifesting itself in the development of the germ into the ...
/.../blind force or intelligence which.htm

Gehazi
... The first is, that mischief enters the system by means of a germ; and the second
is, that the action of the germ depends very much on the condition of health ...
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Its Course.
... future Church. And for this reason, the first germ of the new life is imparted
to the seed of the Church (which is, alas! always ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xx its course.htm

The Opinions of Sundry Heretics which Originate Ultimately with ...
... The hive of Valentinus fortifies the soul with the germ of Sophia, or Wisdom; by
means of which germ they recognise, in the images of visible objects, the ...
/.../tertullian/a treatise on the soul/chapter xxiii the opinions of sundry.htm

1 John iii. 11, 12
... In the germ, the disposition, murder exists there already. The germ needs
only to be fully developed in order to become murder. ...
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The Vagaries of Basilides and Valentinus as to Fear Being the ...
... this creature, because he uttered things greater than proceeded from his formation,
by reason of the being in him who had invisibly communicated a germ of the ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter viii the vagaries of basilides.htm

Basilides Adopts the Aristotelian Doctrine of "Nonentity. "
... I do not mean that which was subsequently formed according to breadth and division,
and which stood apart; nay, (far from this,) for (I mean) the germ of a ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter ix basilides adopts the aristotelian.htm

Home as a Nursery.
... life. There the child exists as but the germ of what is to be. It ... admonition.
"Take the germ, and make it A bud of moral beauty. Let ...
//christianbookshelf.org/philips/the christian home/chapter xiii home as a.htm

1 John iii. 12-15
... that where there is not love, there can be no participation in that true life in
its nature exalted above change and death, containing in itself the germ of a ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/neander/the first epistle of john/1 john iii 15-dec.htm

Thesaurus
Germ (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a
plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism ...
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Gnosticism
... To Buddhism, he thinks, it owed the doctrine of the antagonism between matter and
spirit, and the unreality of derived existence-the germ of Docetism. ...
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God-given (1 Occurrence)
... A God-given germ of life remains in him, and he cannot habitually sin--because he
is a child of God. (WEY). God-fearing, God-given. God-haters . ...
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Growth (77 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable
body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity ...
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Gerizzim (1 Occurrence)

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Geron

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Imperishable (11 Occurrences)
... 1 Peter 1:23 For you have been begotten again by God's ever-living and enduring
word from a germ not of perishable, but of imperishable life. (WEY NAS RSV NIV). ...
/i/imperishable.htm - 9k

Remnant (157 Occurrences)
... in the prophecies of Isaiah, as denoting "a holy seed," or spiritual kernel, of
the nation which should survive impending judgment and become the germ of the ...
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Egg (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A simple cell, from the development of which the young of animals are formed;
ovum; germ cell. 3. (n.) Anything resembling an egg in form. ...
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Embryo (1 Occurrence)
... see Fetus). 3. (n.) The germ of the plant, which is enclosed in the seed
and which is developed by germination. 4. (a.) Pertaining ...
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Concordance
Germ (2 Occurrences)

1 Peter 1:23
For you have been begotten again by God's ever-living and enduring word from a germ not of perishable, but of imperishable life.
(WEY)

1 John 3:9
No one who is a child of God is habitually guilty of sin. A God-given germ of life remains in him, and he cannot habitually sin--because he is a child of God.
(WEY)

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