Thursday, January 26, 2012


Neologisms for Neoevangelicals

PLURA SCRIPTURA  ([ploor-uh] [skrɪpt ər’ uh])

[(1350–1400; Middle English  < Latin plūrālis,  equivalent to plūr-,  stem of plūs plus  + -alis -al); (1250–1300; Middle English  < Latin scrīptūra  writing. See script, -ure) ((Latin ablative, "by Scripture plus more")*

1.    Consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; the Scriptures plus something else.
2.    The doctrine that the Bible contains knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness,  and that superior spiritual insight may be found through the supplementation of revelation, dream, impression, experience, contact with the afterlife, voice, signs and wonders, psycho-social constructs, new theory, new thought, etc.
3.    The idea that the doctrines to be admitted or confessed in the Christian faith are found directly within Scripture as well as other authorities considered co-equal, co-relevant, and or sublimely inspired, thus creating new revelation.
4.    The doctrine of the authority of the personal witness of the Holy Spirit or spirit to the heart of each man as a necessary embellishment to the biblical text.
5.    The teaching that all things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all; and that only the learned, the elect, or the leadership elite may attain unto a sufficient understanding of them.
6.    The evolutionary philosophy that the positive future of man, including world peace, is predicated upon the unity of world religious beliefs; syncretism.

NOTE: The original posting can be found HERE. Several members of the Discernment Research Group have been collaborating with Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries to develop a descriptive vocabulary for the new doctrines, practices and heresies of the emerging evangelical church.