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Aug 23, 2017 by Will Maule

Christian Jargon Is Undermining Our Gospel Message

If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you will probably have come across some christianese - a fluid term for many of those phrases that only someone who has grown up in Church would understand. But are these more damaging than we originally thought, and can they even undermine our sharing gospel itself?

"As Christians, we want to speak common English to our neighbors because we want them to be saved," writes Greg Morse at Desiring God. "We didn’t ambush our neighbor with unpronounceable words when we shared the recipe with them yesterday, so why do so with the gospel today?"

"Let the message be the thing that causes distinctions — not abstractions, unintelligible platitudes, or theological terms that they do not know."

"Let’s cast off cloudy words that hide the brightness of the cross."

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