un·​bib·​li·​cal ˌən-ˈbi-bli-kəl How to pronounce unbiblical (audio)
: contrary to or unsanctioned by the Bible

Examples of unbiblical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His congregation’s actions were considered unbiblical and sinful, and his ministry license was revoked. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Dec. 2023 During the Protestant Reformation, the Puritans considered carol singing unbiblical and suspiciously cheerful, and at least one Calvinist minister deemed it as grievous a sin as fornication. The Week Staff, The Week, 24 Dec. 2022 Yet this isn’t really about Burrell, who wasn’t born with unbiblical bigotry. Clay Cane, CNN, 21 July 2022 Reclaiming moral language in the public square may be the most effective way for progressives to resist conservatives’ deeply unbiblical privatization of sin and salvation for their own material gain. Audrey Farley, The New Republic, 21 Dec. 2020 But, beginning in the 1500s, the Protestant Reformation swept away the cult of Christian saints, denouncing them as unbiblical and idolatrous. Daniel Burke, CNN, 6 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbiblical was in 1828

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“Unbiblical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbiblical. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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