Preserving Proper Meaning of Bible Words

by Frank Jones

We are reliving perhaps 1521 when Melanchthon wrote:

Rightly oriented teachers are needed, therefore, to clarify and preserve the proper meaning of the words of the prophets (O.T.) and apostles (N.T.). And such true teachers do not invent new or peculiar doctrines about God, instead, they stay close to the unadulterated [einigen] meaning, which God himself revealed through the words which are found in the writings of the prophets and apostles and in the creeds.
— Quoted in Robert Culver, Systematic Theology, 20.