Ernie wrote:More and more I am urging the teams that I am a part of to use scriptural terminology and phraseology as much as possible whenever we talk about debatable topics. We may mean different things but at least we will be using the same terminology/phraseology and it leaves open the possibility that we or the next generation will eventually believe the same thing.
Whenever we start using different terminology/phraseolgy that is not found in the Bible, there is a 99% chance that we or the next generation will eventually believe different things.
I think this is important. If you want to understand Scripture, thinking with the same terms and phrases Scripture uses really helps. We have often built a lot of theologies and understandings on top of Scripture, and rely on them instead of continually returning to Scripture.