Sermons From Our Minister
Words, at least in so-called living languages, change in meaning. Perhaps better stated, words are continuously “redefined” and thus changed in meaning by those who use them. When we, as a society chose to think of and refer to “God” as we desire rather than as He describes Himself, and likewise redefine His “Word” according to our dictates and purposes, it allowed us to redefine “ourselves” as we want also. But when “God,” His “Word,” and even “Man” is thus “redefined” according to common understanding and usage, then “church” (universal) generally, and even local congregations specifically will also be changed in meaning…at least in the minds of those who don’t know any better. This lesson demonstrates the dangerous results of such "redefinitions."