29 Facts About Reformed tradition


Many in the tradition find it either a nondescript or inappropriate term and prefer the term Reformed.

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The most important Reformed tradition theologians include Calvin, Zwingli, Martin Bucer, William Farel, Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Theodore Beza, and John Knox.

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Contemporary Reformed tradition theologians include Albert Mohler, John MacArthur, Tim Keller, John Piper, Joel Beeke, and Michael Horton.

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Reformed tradition is largely represented by the Continental Reformed, Presbyterian, Evangelical Anglican, Congregationalist, and Reformed Baptist denominations.

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Several forms of ecclesiastical polity are exercised by a group of Reformed tradition churches, including presbyterian, congregationalist, and some episcopal.

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The biggest Reformed tradition association is the World Communion of Reformed tradition Churches, with more than 100 million members in 211 member denominations around the world.

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The vast majority of churches that trace their history back to Calvin do not use it themselves because the designation "Reformed tradition" is more generally accepted and preferred, especially in the English-speaking world.

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The document demonstrates the diversity as well as unity in early Reformed tradition theology, giving it a stability that enabled it to spread rapidly throughout Europe.

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Reformed tradition theologians believe that God communicates knowledge of himself to people through the Word of God.

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Reformed tradition theologians emphasize the Bible as a uniquely important means by which God communicates with people.

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Traditionally, Reformed theologians have followed the medieval tradition going back to before the early church councils of Nicaea and Chalcedon on the doctrine of the Trinity.

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Reformed tradition Christians have especially emphasized that Christ truly became human so that people could be saved.

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Some contemporary Reformed theologians have moved away from the traditional language of one person in two natures, viewing it as unintelligible to contemporary people.

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Many, but not all, Reformed tradition theologians continue to make use of the threefold office as a framework because of its emphasis on the connection of Christ's work to Israel.

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Reformed tradition theologians emphasize that this sinfulness affects all of a person's nature, including their will.

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Reformed tradition theologians teach that sin so affects human nature that they are unable even to exercise faith in Christ by their own will.

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Reformed tradition Christians believe that God predestined some people to be saved and others were predestined to eternal damnation.

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Since the 19th century some of the Reformed tradition churches have modified their understanding of the regulative principle and make use of musical instruments, believing that Calvin and his early followers went beyond the biblical requirements and that such things are circumstances of worship requiring biblically rooted wisdom, rather than an explicit command.

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Reformed tradition is largely represented by the Continental Reformed, Presbyterian, Evangelical Anglican, Congregationalist, and Reformed Baptist denominational families.

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Congregational churches are a part of the Reformed tradition founded under the influence of New England Puritanism.

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An example of a Christian denomination belonging to the Congregationalist Reformed tradition is the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

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Presbyterian churches are part of the Reformed tradition and were influenced by John Knox's teachings in the Church of Scotland.

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Reformed tradition reinterpreted some of these passages, and suggested that others of them had been rendered irrelevant by changed conditions.

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Reformed tradition dismissed the argument that it is wrong to charge interest for money because money itself is barren.

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Reformed tradition said that the walls and the roof of a house are barren, too, but it is permissible to charge someone for allowing him to use them.

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Pierre Bayle, a Reformed tradition Frenchman, felt safer in the Netherlands than in his home country.

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Reformed tradition was the first prominent philosopher who demanded tolerance for atheists.

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The other Reformed tradition churches took over this system of church self-government, which was essentially a representative democracy.

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Reformed tradition's political thought aimed to safeguard the rights and freedoms of ordinary men and women.

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