So just stop.
Save it for when you’re hanging out in your men’s bible studies or discipleship groups, because when you’re online there’s a good chance that the vast majority of the people who actually read your stuff have little to no context or understanding of what you just meant by “eschatology.”
In fact, most Christians don’t even know what “eschatology” even means.
This was a great reminder from Nick C. and his thoughts about “watching our mouths.”
Now it’s quite obvious that you can’t always watch whatever you say, but we can be aware of it, and I think that’s the first step to making one’s digital presence the most effective for the non-believing viewers you’ll ultimately have.
In addition, I understand that some of you don’t really care, or you’ve decided that you’re digital service and calling is to the already existing body of believers. That’s cool too. To each his own.
But perhaps a good review of “How to unlearn the Lingo” is in order?
|scripture or Bible verse||a place in the Bible where it says…|
|born again, converted||changed, transformed|
|Christian||follower of Christ|
|found the Lord, get saved||accept Christ, make a decision to follow Christ|
|grace||Gods totally unearned forgiveness|
|gospel||God loves us and sent His Son so that we can find forgiveness and new life through Him|
|have a burden||be concerned|
|know||believe, trust, be certain|
|the Lord||God, Creator|
|the Holy Spirit||God the Spirit, the Spirit of God|
|praise||thanking God for His greatness|
|pray||talk with God, ask God|
|repent||to be sorry about wrongs and to turn from them|
|salvation, saved||forgiven of wrongs and given eternal life|
|Savior||Jesus, Gods Son, who forgave my wrongs and gave me eternal life|
|sin, sinner||acting against Gods will and offending Gods character|
|worship||giving honor and glory to God|