What It Means To Be Truly Reformed (Ray Ortlund)

09/09/2010   |      |       |    0 Comment

I ran across this powerful blog post by my friend Ray Ortlund as he humbly addresses the issue that is too pervasive within the emerging reformed movement.  It’s a buzz in the air if you are “reformed” but what does that really mean and how can we stay true to the tenets of reformed theology without making it an idol, making it about advancing self or creating an unnecessary division in the body.  I thought it was worth sharing.  Here’s a snippet of what Ray says:

My Reformed friend, can you move among other Christian groups and really enjoy them? Do you admire them? Even if you disagree with them in some ways, do you learn from them? What is the emotional tilt of your heart—toward them or away from them?

If your Reformed theology has morphed functionally into Galatian sociology, the remedy is not to abandon your Reformed theology. The remedy is to take your Reformed theology to a deeper level. Let it reduce you to Jesus only. Let it humble you. Let this gracious doctrine make you a fun person to be around. The proof that we are Reformed will be all the wonderful Christians we discover around us who are not Reformed. Amazing people. Heroic people. Blood-bought people. People with whom we are eternally one—in Christ alone.

To view the full blog post [Click Here].  If you haven’t yet, I’d encourage you to stay tuned to The Resurgence for other great posts.  They are dear friends of Wellspring.

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