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Groups Classed As Reformed

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jerome, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Jerome

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    Are Presbyterians classed among the Reformed churches?
    Are Cumberland Presbyterians Reformed? What about PCA? PCUSA? EPC? OPC? ECO?
     
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    Or vice versa, churches not Reformed, even though they carry that name (like the Christian Reformed Church, according to one of our board's arbiters of Reformitude) Or RCA? Are there any denominations named "Reformed" that actually qualify?
     
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    You mean like Dutch Reformed?
     
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    Yes, Reformed Church in America(RCA) and Christian Reformed(CRCNA) are the names of the (historically) Dutch denominations.
     
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    The word 'Reformed' is not copyrighted. Any church can call itself Reformed, but that is no indication that it is.
    In Britain, the most liberal denomination of them all is called the United Reformed Church.
     
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    Reformed from what?
     
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    Groups that fall under the broad umbrella of "Reformed" are about as broad as groups that fall under the "Baptist" umbrella. And, of course, these two groups --- "Reformed" and "Baptist" are not mutually exclusive.

    Normally, "Reformed" refers to the system of doctrine regarding salvation. However, it is actually broader in scope, not just regarding salvation. See information from Ligonier -- www.ligonier.org/learn/series/what_is_reformed_theology/ which is a good source for this.

    There are many denominations that you mentioned that would fall under this umbrella, including Reformed Church of America (RCA), Christian Reformed Church (CRC), Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), Covenant Presbyterians (ECO), Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPCA), etc. I do not know about the Cumberland Presbyterians. My guess is that those in the PCUSA would see themselves as being under this umbrella as well. In addition, many individual Baptist churches may identify as being Reformed Baptist.
     
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    Reformed is code for CALVINISM.

    That way you don't freak out the non-calvinist folks when you infiltrate their church and convert them.
     
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    Well if ya aren’t growing your dying.
     
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    Yep. Pretty much.
     
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    Bad doctrines, especially as it relates to Sotierology!
     
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    The Christian Reformed Church professes the Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed. They believe salvation is God's work from beginning to end and that humans can do nothing to earn their way into heaven. Baptism - Christ's blood and spirit wash away sins in baptism.

    So, obviously there are doctrines held by some reformed churches you would consider 'damnable 'and some orthodox, right?
     
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    No, more like in the case of infant baptism, just plain wrong!
     
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    Reformed according to the word of God.
     
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    Baptists always follow the word of God
     
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    So are the sacraments
     
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    Infant baptism actually makes more sense if its ALL ON GOD rather then your REQUIRING your FREE WILL choice.

    I can to say God chose me way better than you can.
     
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    :rolleyes: If only it were so!
     
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