Own Dictionary

November 16, 2007

There was a very interesting line about the use of words in a recent Baptist Press article. The article was entitled "False faiths have 'their own dictionary.'" The line that led to the title came from Watchman Fellowship president James Walker. He stated:

Counterfeits are going to use our words. ... They will use all of our vocabulary. But watch out, because they have their own dictionary.
That is a very interesting statement that proves why it is so important for us to be clear about what we mean by what we say and to make sure we understand what others mean when they talk. If we do not pay attention to the definitions or uses of words by others, we may assume we agree with them or understand them when we really do not.