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Neologisms for Neoevangelicals

NEBULA SCRIPTURA ([neb’ yuh luh] [skript ər’ uh])

[(Nebula: 1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin nebulōsus full of mist, foggy, cloudy; related to Greek nephétē cloud, Old High German nebul cloud, Old Norse njól night). (Scriptura: 1250–1300; Middle English and Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure)]

  1. Hazy, vague, indistinct, irrational, unsound or confused biblical doctrine, theology, interpretation or teaching.
  2. Biblical interpretation lacking definite form, shape, or content; doctrine that is vague or amorphous, continually fluctuating and shifting.
  3. The deconstruction of biblical Truth via misty or hazy interpretation that varies from moment to moment and which is influenced by circumstance, environment and/or experience. See Sola Experientia.
  4. The doctrine that the Bible contains knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness, and that superior spiritual wisdom can be attained through fluctuating, vacillating and innovative theological variables.
  5. Continuous biblical amendment; the spiraling cycle of supplementing plain Scripture with subjective, imprecise, irregular and/or anomalous embellishments. See Plura Scriptura.
  6. Biblical interpretation lacking a solid foundation; doctrinal deviation arising from illusion, fantasy, caprice, whim, vagary, emotion, ecstasy and/or imagination. See Narcigesis.
  7. Unmethodical, unsystematic; disorderly, capricious, erratic, eccentric, lawless and random tenets that bear some resemblance to biblical doctrine via the use of selective isolated words, phrases, verses, passages, and metaphors.
  8. Mystical or metaphysical aberrations of the basic Gospel message, including phenomena, apparitions, mysteries, secrets, codes, revelations, divinations, paranormal visitations and visits, flights, mythological or quasi-spiritual creatures, alignments, portals, astrological signs and occult symbols. See Domystic.

“…CLOUDS they are without water, carried about of WINDS;…” (Jude 1:14b)

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every WIND of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Eph. 4:14)

Adapted from www.dictionary.com

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