Reformed Theology

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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."

ElderDad's picture

Thanks for the clarification


Thank you for that informative clarification regarding Luther and predestination. I was not aware of it.

My understanding of the debate that was going on in the study of John was that the issue was basically regarding the impact that a belief in predestination has on morality. Therefore, I was mostly targeting the continuing influence of Calvin in the churches that go by the names Presbyterian and Reformed. Hence the posts that identified Westminster and Heidelberg catechisms. I was also personally emphasizing the issue of morality in traditional Reformed theology, which led me to post the links to the sermons of noted Presbyterian preacher, Andrew Murray.

There is a general study group that was dedicated Protestant theology, and I have no desire to compete. However, if other Reformation discussions come into this general topic, I would welcome discussion of any issue.

Also, in answer to Justin's question and thought, I think that those who propagate the Reformed position of Calvin on the CCEL forums, most of them seem to be traditional Reformed theologically, as opposed to some of the more modern descendants of the movement who have wandered away from the traditional views of inspiration of the Bible, virgin birth of Jesus Christ, God as creator and sustainer of the universe, etc. It was the traditional Reformed teachings that I was attempting to get Justin and others involved in investigating.

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