This post is part of my series Life as a Calvinist in the SBC.
The Bard once wrote, â€œWhat’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.â€ His point was that labels are less important than reality. A rose is a rose whether you call it a rose or a turtle or the moon. Nonetheless, labels have their uses. When used right, labels neither determine nor distort reality but depict reality in abbreviated form. There is a word called â€˜roseâ€™ which corresponds to the idea of an actual rose, so when I want you to think of a rose, I donâ€™t have to describe all the characteristics of a rose. I can say the word â€˜roseâ€™ and the proper object comes to mind.