I think most people have never heard of this word and if they heard or read it would not look up the meaning in a dictionary.
With this sentence, using reified, Yi offers a crucial insight into a major weakness of Adventist sermons/teaching/dialog.
“What we have here, is a failure to communicate”
2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
So Paul told Timothy…
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The experienced and enlightened Jews after the Babylonian captivity initiated better teaching approaches because of the same issue.
Nehemiah 8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
Adventists suffer from proof text teaching approaches and so do not know what bible verses really mean. This is why there is also a new interest in hermeneutics.
ask several scholars and/or pastors what the gospel is/means. The responses might have some similarities but expect responses all over the map. How often do you hear the call to share the gospel? Do you hear the person ever explain what you are supposed to share?
Most Adventist pastors/SS teachers do not teach verse by verse or explain words in bible verses. They have a topic and /or agenda to present.
Listen carefully to the next sermon or SS class and pick out the many/several ambiguous, abstract, obscure, cliché phrases and think about what they really mean.
“Ask Jesus to come into your heart” Uh…means what??
“Let go and let God” Uh…means what?
"Lift up Jesus "…means what??
The SDA denomination is still into old wine skins and thus still Laodicean with its cliché religio speak.
The denomination trends weekly toward churchianity and institutionalism.