Daily Archives: September 29, 2016


DEFINITION What is Downgrade? Downgrade is a colloquial expression meant to convey a doctrinal dumbing-down or theological slide into apostasy. The term denotes a rapid decline in orthodoxy or the approval of heterodoxy that would not have been approved long before. USE For well over one hundred years, Southern Baptists […]

Polemics Terms: Downgrade


DEFINITION What is a Single-Issue Discerner? A single-issue discerner is one who discerns right from wrong in only one particular area of theology, but may be blind toward problems in otherĀ areas. EXAMPLES A Calvinist may be a single-issue discerner when it comes to Calvinism, believing that “Calvinist = good” and […]

Polemics Terms: Single-Issue Discerner