Reformed Theology Embracing humility and mystery: from The Synods of Gyulafehérvár and of Marosvásárhely of 1566.  Calvinism

Embracing humility and mystery: from The Synods of Gyulafehérvár and of Marosvásárhely of 1566.

Reformed Theology Embracing humility and mystery: from The Synods of Gyulafehérvár and of Marosvásárhely of 1566.  Calvinism
Embracing humility and mystery: from The Synods of Gyulafehérvár and of Marosvásárhely of 1566.

Article 12. That the Word became flesh, we believe and profess along with John. And since St. Paul, who was provided with gifts from God so many times, proclaimed the great mystery of God, we do not want to blindly determine something about this mystery, since the full revelation of this mystery has been postponed to the future school of heaven. It is enough for us to know that God was in Christ and that God appeared in flesh as the Scriptures say. And although the Word alone became flesh, nevertheless there was not only some part of God in Christ, but the whole of God was and is, and appeared, and God can only be sought through Him. If we go beyond Christ, we will not find anything but the different fantasies of our own heads.

I read this today and was impressed by the humility of the statement in the face of mystery. "We don't want to make blind determinations, we simply say that the full revelation has been postponed. Just believe the Scriptures."

Article 12. That the Word became flesh, we believe and profess along with John. And since St. Paul, who was provided with gifts from God so many times, proclaimed the great mystery of God, we do not want to blindly determine something about this mystery, since the full revelation of this mystery has been postponed to the future school of heaven. It is enough for us to know that God was in Christ and that God appeared in flesh as the Scriptures say. And although the Word alone became flesh, nevertheless there was not only some part of God in Christ, but the whole of God was and is, and appeared, and God can only be sought through Him. If we go beyond Christ, we will not find anything but the different fantasies of our own heads.

I read this today and was impressed by the humility of the statement in the face of mystery. "We don't want to make blind determinations, we simply say that the full revelation has been postponed. Just believe the Scriptures."

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