15623Re: Taking discussion with Walt off list for the edification of others...
- Apr 8, 2007
This is an EXCELLENT subject if I may say so. And one I am keenly interested in learning more about too. I only just a very short while ago brought up a simialr subject for discussion at my own group , though you phrased it a lot better. But its something I think we need to look at and address.
> What is it that we would commend in the reformed church of today?
> What is that we would say needs working on or reformation? I would desire
> that I as well as anyone else be forebearing in our criticisms of others but
> just would like to see what others would say in regard to either their own
> denomination or church or that of the reformed church in its different
> expressions in general. I am now of course left without any sort of church
> affiliation aside from my brethren here locally in Albany, NY as well as
> those that are scattered here and there. I would greatly appreciate any
> thoughts put on this matter.
> I will give an example of my thoughts on the question put out there.
> I believe the more conservative reformed denominations in general pride
> themselves on keeping and preserving the gospel of Christ. I am so glad that
> most of the conservatives in the reformed denominations have labored to keep
> intact as a whole the redeeming work of Christ received and applied by faith
> alone as a key focal point. This is a see as a great thing and thank God for
> the exhibiting of such a labor in proclaiming the free grace of God offered
> to me a sinner in the gospel.
> I believe majority of conservative reformed denominations have lost sight of
> what the reformed and presbyterian
> church once was historically, whether we look at the 1st or
> 2nd reformation. We (I having been a part of the problem and not the
> solution) have changed the landmarks our fathers have set, whether we are
> speaking of exclusive psalmody, the establishment principle, the Sabbath day
> and being against so called holy-days or the piety once exhibited by our
> reformed forebears that matched their doctrine.
> Those are a few of my thoughts on things.
> Your brother in Christ,
> > _,___
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