Reformation Theology Blog
1. Not rooted in the historic reformed tradition
2. Eschews scholasticism entirely.
3. Myopic focus on "five points of Calvinism" to the detriment of covenant theology which undergirds the entirety of the canons of dordt.
4. Autonomous churches with a tendency not toward congregationalism but de facto episcopalianism with none of the safeguards of either system.
5. Church growth prioritized over church health.
6. Lack of conversation with classical Christian theism in favor of individual ingenuity of particular theologians.
The apostle Paul, in his epistle to the Ephesians, exhorts God’s people to “walk as children of light…and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord” (Eph. 5:8b,10). This is not always easy, especially when our three great enemies—the world, the flesh, and the devil—never cease in their attempts to lure us away from Christ and destroy our walk with God.
Just as in seeing the rainbow God will "remember" His covenant to never again send a flood to destroy all flesh, so in the covenant in Christ's blood God "remembers" not to treat believers as their sins justly deserve.
"When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh." Gen 9:14-15
At the end of His ministry on earth, before He goes to the cross for sinners, Jesus' utters his High Priestly prayer in John 17. He begins by praying, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have GIVEN him.(John 17:1-2): In verse 9 Jesus uses the same phrase "GIVEN ME" when He says "I am praying for them.