The Danger of Different Definitions

The Danger of Different Definitions

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3 thoughts on “The Danger of Different Definitions

  1. This is a lesson I’ve learned the hard way more than once. Now, whenever I first start to talk to someone about anything related to Christianity or apologetics I always ask them to say what they mean by ____.

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  2. It’s true. I’ve found it useful to always define terms. Whenever someone has an argument which they clearly think is a “knock down” argument, I ask them “what do you mean by ____.”

    For example, if someone says, “How can you say that Jesus is the Son of God?”

    I respond, “What do you mean by, ‘Son of God.'”

    That way, they’ll make the argument for me. I simply point out that they have defined the term in a non-Christian fashion, and therefore misunderstood what is meant by it. But because they made the definition, they can’t claim I’m being unfair.

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