man of God


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man of God

A man who is devout in his belief in God. He is a man of God who has devoted his life to serving others.
See also: god, man, of

man of God

1 a clergyman. 2 a holy man or saint.
See also: god, man, of

a ˌman of ˈGod/the ˈcloth

(old-fashioned, formal) a religious man, especially a priest or a clergyman
See also: cloth, god, man, of
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Instead of modern day new revival Christians seeking the God of man, they seek the man of God. Everyone wants to know what is going to happen the next minute, instead of seeking God's counsel and committing all that is going to happen within the next twenty-four hours to God's will.
Peter Arnold, defending, handed in letters of reference from worshippers at Peters' church and said he was "a man of God who does good work in the community".
Walter was a man of God, a man of great faith, a man of peace and hope, and most especially, a man of love.
He was a very cheerful optimistic man of God. We also knew Father Tort.
Once by the man whom I thought was a man of God, who chose to sexually abuse me when I was an 11-year-old child.
Recalled Falwell, "I told the president last week in the Oval Office, I said, 'Sir, there are 80 million of us evangelicals in this country and we've come to look upon you not only as our president but as a man of God.' He said, 'Jerry, I'll do my best.
John Kerry's statement "In certain situations, it's possible [that a soldier's sexual orientation] is relevant" ["Kerry's Conundrum," September 16] was even more offensive to me than David Lewis's statement that the Reverend Gene Robinson had "harassed" him merely by touching him ["Gay Man of God"].
Sin, the separation of man from God, becomes nonsensical if God is an attribute of man and man of God. Emerson attempted to dodge the question of evil in uninteresting ways.
This mighty man of God uses his talents to offer keen insights into ancient and sacred biblical stories.
Much of the program featured commentary from John's younger brother, Robert, who accurately described him first and foremost as a man of God. But John's leadership ability and well-known heroism did not go unnoticed by Chinese Communist forces considering him a threat to their totalitarian designs.
The stiff and stone-faced man of God looked as if he were pulling a weekend at Bernie's.
This is, we are told, a man of God - a good Christian.
Many consider Le Petit Homme de Dieu (1902; "The Little Man of God"), a late naturalist novel, his masterpiece.
A man of God of all people was reported to have shamefully attacked women in three of Ghana's prominent ethnic groups - Ashantis, Fantes and Ewes - foolhardily, describing them as unsuitable for marriage!