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: Reformed clarification


Your point regarding modern descendants of the classic Reformed preachers/teachers is very relevant. I can attest from experience that just because a particular church's name would lead one to believed she/he would be hear sound Reformed sermons and receive sound Reformed teaching just ain't necessarily so. Often times the leadership is Reformed in name only. However, as I am sure you will agree, this is a problem that crosses denominations and independent churches in that many have, indeed, departed from the foundational belief in the truth and inspiration of Scripture. When that principle is compromised then truth is up for grabs and apostasy soon becomes an eminent danger.

My posts thus far have been in response to Justin's question in an attempt to set a foundation for discussing the specifics of Reformed doctrine as I would hope that many who might not be that familiar with the history of the Protestant Reformation would benefit from this. In hindsight I realize I should have allowed you as the leader to respond first and I apologize for doing that. I really believe that Justin is already familiar with much of what has been said in relation to the Reformation itself, but true Reformed doctrine is obviously misunderstood by many and I suspect the term Arminianism is new to quite a few who hopefully will be joining us.

PLEASE understand I am in no way desirous of commandeering this discussion. You are much better at leading than I, however, I want to be of help in whatever way I can. Please let me know how I can best do that. Or just drop a few hints...I shall try to be perceptive. ;)