Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. 2 Corinthians 5:11 NIV
Welcome to The Reformed Faith Weblog at WordPress. This blog is not affiliated with any other website or any particular religious organization or denomination.
The purpose for the The Reformed Faith Weblog is that it is intended to be a place where you can find articles from a Biblical viewpoint on the Christian faith as well as articles that address cultural issues from that same point of view. It is my hope that this blog can be built into a great resource for discussion and study… there will be many authors featured here, some famous, some not so much.
What is a Reformed Faith? Reformed Faith is faith that touches all of life, not just the parts people can see – not just the outer man. It changes your thought patterns and desires to be more like those of Christ Jesus. It changes the way you view life, people, current events, friendships, love, work, play, literature, future, past… it changes everything you think, say, and do all the way to your very core. The old is gone – the new comes and endures.(2 Cor 5:17)
A Reformed Faith is a faith that looks to God and not man. It looks to the dunamis power of the Holy Spirit to lead you to do what is right and just, it causes you to repent when you sin and not make excuses. Reformed faith is just what it sounds like – a faith that truly reforms you.
What is Reformed Doctrine? Good question. Almost everyone familiar with basic biblical doctrine has heard of “TULIP”. TULIP is an acronym that stands for:
Total Depravity. (Anyone who has ever watched a newscast can see it in action. Man is totally depraved when there is no moral restraint on his actions.)
Unconditional Election. (The right, power, or privilege of divine choice.)
Limited Atonement. (Those whom God chose before the foundation of the earth [Eph 1:4] are the object of Christ’s atoning death on the cross. Here is a great explanation of this doctrine. Also See: Unconditional Election.)
Irresistible Grace. (If God chooses us, and he is sovereign, then there’s no way we will be able to resist His calling! This is extremely simplified, but a better description of this doctrine can be found here.
Perseverance of the Saints. (Ephesians 1:13-14 speaks of the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit being able to keep, or preserve, the believer forever. Again, refer to this great explanation.)
Although we will be posting materials that will generally reflect this doctrinal position, this blog will primarily be for encouraging the exercise of a personal faith that reforms all of life to reflect a more Christ-like existence. A true faith in Jesus Christ should help us view the world as Jesus did, as well as infuse in us a passion to change that which is contrary to God’s divine design for life.
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The Reformed Faith Weblog…
“Do as Nelson did when he put his blind eye to the telescope
and declared that he did not see the signal [to retreat],
and therefore would go on with the battle.”
C.H. Spurgeon “The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear”
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