Lexicon- lex·i·con/ˈleksəˌkän,ˈleksəkən/.noun. the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge.
Clarity is more important than agreement.
The first step toward proactive conversation is to know how we define terms. In our world, definitions are changing all the time. So, here are some of my definitions so you can understand phrases.
Man- someone born with XY chromosomes. Also known as "male."
- Incapable of having children.
- In Marriage, Biblically called to be the positional head of a household.
- To serve by leading.
Woman- someone born with XX chromosomes. Also known as "female."
- Able to have children.
- In Marriage, Biblically called to follow her husband’s positional leadership.
- Care-giver. Nurturer.
Marriage- An institution of mutual submission created by God between one man and one woman theoretically for life.
- It is a covenant between a one male and one female dating back to Genesis 2.
- Local governments do not create marriages. They ratify and verify their existence. The form we fill out at the courthouse ratifies the union before the local government. The covenant we make before God binds the couple before God.
Transexual- An extremely rare condition where someone is born with a chromosomal abnormality. Also known as "intersex" and "transgender."
- Not a state of the mind.
Christian- Historical, orthodox Christianity is the adherence to the Apostle’s Creed. It is the belief that justification is by faith alone, in Christ alone.
- It is complete solidarity to the authority and teaching of Jesus as outlined in the Bible.
- It is not primarily a religion or institution. It is primarily a living, ongoing relationship and submission to the authority and Person of Jesus Christ.
Gender- synonymous with sex.
- Not a construct but a synonym of sex. Therefore, unchangeable.
- There are only two: male and female.
- Though the term is simple to define it is not simple to understand due to the loud voices of media personalities distorting the hard realities of life.
Truth- Objective, observable truths found in the laws of nature and reality.
- Truth statements do not change or move. We change and/or move to suit them.
- Truth statements can be confirmed by their "provable" characteristics.
Point-of-View- How we relate to observing the truth.
- A point-of-view has value. It is the representation of our experiences. However, they cannot be taken to the level of truth because our point-of-view changes with each new experience.