Does the reformed tradition cause us to be preoccupied by salvation?
I don't know whether it's just me, but I have noticed a tendency for the search for true doctrine to manifest itself in some Christians of the reformed tradition becoming preoccupied with determining the 'equation for salvation', and using this to try and figure out who is saved and who is not.
While I see this a lot in those who have embraced the solas more recently, there does seem to be a little bit of this going on in more established figures of the tradition, and there are times when it feels quite unloving.
Is there something about the tradition itself that might lead us to be preoccupied with salvation, and act in judgemental ways to those that we don't think have 'passed the test'?
Submitted by reinventwisdom