Article: The Rhetorical Utility of the Word ‘Biblical’

You hear it in nearly every theological debate: “This is the Biblical approach.” But how do we define what’s Biblical and what’s not? The author shows how it’s a word with a squishy definition, and therefore, can be easily abused. Though this rhetoric is persuasive and effective to gain points in a debate or generate support for your views, it has tremendous consequences. I want to offer my primary concerns with the use of this rhetorical move to serve as an admonition against the misuse of the word ‘biblical’. It sows division. Mark Sparks






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