Theology — The study of a religious faith, practice, and experience. In our case the study of God’s relation with his creation, and our relationship with him through his word, that we call reformed theology.
What is REFORMATION THEOLOGY?
The basic tenets of our reformed theology can be remembered with 3 C’s: to be reformed is to be Calvinistic, Covenantal, and Confessional. Also, as C.H. Spurgeon once said, “Reformed theology is nothing other than biblical Christianity”.
- Calvinism is certainly a major part of reformed theology, but it is not the whole of reformed theology. In other words, everybody who is reformed is a Calvinist, but not everybody who is a Calvinist is reformed.
- Covenantal because of its emphases on the covenant God made with Adam and the new covenant which came through Jesus Christ.
- Confessional is to affirm in one or more of the statements of faith and the great confessions and creeds of the historic orthodox church.
B. B. Warfield said, “The Calvinist, in a word, is the man who sees God. . . God in nature, God in history, God in grace. Everywhere he sees God in His mighty stepping, everywhere he feels the working of His mighty arm, the throbbing of His mighty heart.” The magnificent obsession of Reformed Christianity, and indeed the very purpose for which mankind exists, is “to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever,” as the Westminster Shorter Catechism says.
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