Monday, April 18, 2005

The language we use to interpret the gospel

To follow up on the earlier post about our use of words, Eugene Patterson recently commented on the language Christians use in our culture:

It's very dangerous to use the language of the culture to interpret the gospel. Our vocabulary has to be chastened and tested by revelation, by the Scriptures. We've got a pretty good vocabulary and syntax, and we'd better start paying attention to it because the way we grab words here and there to appeal to unbelievers is not very good.

Sin, repentance, justification, sanctification: they're some of the words worth remembering, repeating, and teaching.


Blogger Peter Bogert said...

Great counsel. Thanks!

7:52 AM, April 19, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thank you, Peter, for reading.

8:29 AM, April 19, 2005  

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