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Reformed Churches Condemn Misuse of Scripture

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jerome, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    http://www.wcrc.ch/node/542

     
  2. DHK

    DHK <b>Moderator</b>

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    The above quotes were not so alarming as this one:
     
  3. David Lamb

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    I was surprised at first. But it seems, to judge from their web site and list of member "churches" ("denominations" might be better there), that WCRC are not using the word "reformed" to mean "holding to the Doctrines of Grace" or "holding to the 5 Great Alones of the Reformation."
     
  4. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    Yes, makes one wonder why some Baptists are so eager to associate themselves with the word "Reformed":eek:
     
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    Jerome,

    To clarify : Your OP has nothing to do with Calvinism.
     
  6. billwald

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    Keep in mind that TULIP is "Reformed" but not "Calvinist."
     
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    Please elaborate.
     
  8. billwald

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    TULIP was formulated long after Calvin's death in response to the teaching of Reformed theologian Jacobus Arminius.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobus_Arminius

    Calvin's writings are called "a theology of the Holy Spirit" by theologians who have read them. "The Institutes" contains much more material about prayer than it does on predestination.
     
  9. Rippon

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    The decisions of the Council of Dort were made 55 years after Calvin's death. T.U.L.I.P was a thumbnail summary of that. It is not in conflict with Calvinism.


    Calvin was,and is,known as the theologian of the Holy Spirit. And yes,there is much more on prayer,than on predestination in The Institutes. That's why I keep insisting that Calvinism is a whole lot more comprehensive than merely T.U.L.I.P.
     
  10. billwald

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    TULIP is not in conflict but the difference in emphasis has political and social ramifications. (You) Compare the CRC and the OPC. (Whatever I write on this list is defacto wrong. <G>)
     
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