July 31st, 2013
[ad''-ih-af''-or-uh] (Greek, “things indifferent”) Issues of theology and morals upon which the Scriptures do not speak, positively or negatively, in precept or principle. Examples might be styles of worship in church, the use of a clerical collar, or the use of birth control as a means to prevent pregnancy. Philipp Melanchthon popularized this term in Protestant theology during the Reformation. Scripture Reference: 1 Cor. 8:8-9; Rom. 14:1-19.