Reformed Theology How closely do you need to hold to a confession to be considered truly "reformed"?  Calvinism

How closely do you need to hold to a confession to be considered truly “reformed”?

Reformed Theology How closely do you need to hold to a confession to be considered truly "reformed"?  Calvinism
How closely do you need to hold to a confession to be considered truly “reformed”?

I'm a new Christian having been saved from Mormonism last year. Since then, I've studied the doctrines of grace and attend a reformed baptist congregation which I intend to join. I'd like some insight from some more experienced reformed brethren and sisters.

I've spoken with several other reformed baptists who would say they hold to the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, but might say something like, "I would reword this part differently" or "I agree with most of it, maybe a couple points I might have some pushback."

I understand we are all different and have different perspectives. My question is this: do we need to dogmatically follow every single point of a confession (WCF or 1689 LBC for example) to say we hold to it? Or is it okay to say "I hold to this confession" but maybe have a different perspective on a couple portions?

(to me, the first few sections of WCF and 1689 LBC on scripture, God and His Triune nature, God's decree, Christ and His gospel, etc. should be followed pretty closely or else you're denying fundamental truths of the Bible and reformed theology.)

I’m a new Christian having been saved from Mormonism last year. Since then, I’ve studied the doctrines of grace and attend a reformed baptist congregation which I intend to join. I’d like some insight from some more experienced reformed brethren and sisters.I’ve spoken with several other reformed baptists who would say they hold to the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, but might say something like, “I would reword this part differently” or “I agree with most of it, maybe a couple points I might have some pushback.”I understand we are all different and have different perspectives. My question is this: do we need to dogmatically follow every single point of a confession (WCF or 1689 LBC for example) to say we hold to it? Or is it okay to say “I hold to this confession” but maybe have a different perspective on a couple portions?(to me, the first few sections of WCF and 1689 LBC on scripture, God and His Triune nature, God’s decree, Christ and His gospel, etc. should be followed pretty closely or else you’re denying fundamental truths of the Bible and reformed theology.)
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