Language is a beautiful thing. Words used with one meaning can change over time and mean something quite different. Much like I hear my kids say 'sick'. They don't mean something bad or negative like you would normally think, they mean its really 'cool' or great. Sometimes these language changes are not so helpful. Words like tolerance or hate are some of the latest words in the last couple of years to start to take on meanings that are radically different from what they once meant and this can have a profound effect on us as individuals and to the church body. I found this article/blog by Tim Challies that I found very helpful on this subject. I highly encourage you to read it. I think it can help us be prepared to cope with the kinds of subtle changes in language that effect us and give us some helpful thoughts in how we can address it as a people together.
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