Reformed Theology

ElderDad's picture

There may have previously been a thread on this subject, but I don't find it high enough in the list to see it. Therefore, I will start a thread and let it take its course. The purpose of this topic is to provide a place other than the Study of the Gospel of John, where it has become a side issue with considerable activity. Unfortunately, it is off-track there, so here it is in the open forum. The purpose is to give a place to post items dealing with traditional Reformed Theology. Because CCEL comes out of the Reformed community, there are many books dealing with Reformed Theology and Preaching in the CCEL library. However, in keeping with the ecumenical effort of the founders and supporters of this site, there are also books in the CCEL library that disagree with Reformed Theology. Sooooo, let me remind all participants in this forum, "Keep it loving, or keep it at home."

bwarddvm's picture

Re: The Reformation 'Solas'

I think it might be well to point out that Reformed believers hold no exclusive claim to the 5 Solas of the Protestant Reformation I noted in my earlier post. Those are considered, at least in my opinion as an evangelical, to be essential tenets of orthodox Protestant Christianity of whatever stripe. Also it's important to note for those new to these concepts that orthodox Reformed believers do not consider orthodox Arminian believers to be heretics and vice versa. The debates between these two Protestant camps is reckoned as an 'intramural' disagreement among sincere justified believers all of whom would (should) affirm the 5 Solas. By the term orthodox, I mean that which can be considered consistent with the teachings of Holy Scripture. Reformed and Arminian are obviously not found in biblical terminology. Evangelical is a much broader term but it's foundation is in the belief in the inspiration, truth, completeness and infallibility of the Holy Scriptures (my definition).