Reformed Theology Our accents lie more on the sovereignty of God, on the authority of Scripture, on the need for disciplined holiness in personal Christian life, and finally, on Christianity as a religion of the Kingdom. -Cornelius Plantinga  Calvinism

Our accents lie more on the sovereignty of God, on the authority of Scripture, on the need for disciplined holiness in personal Christian life, and finally, on Christianity as a religion of the Kingdom. -Cornelius Plantinga

Reformed Theology Our accents lie more on the sovereignty of God, on the authority of Scripture, on the need for disciplined holiness in personal Christian life, and finally, on Christianity as a religion of the Kingdom. -Cornelius Plantinga  Calvinism
Our accents lie more on the sovereignty of God, on the authority of Scripture, on the need for disciplined holiness in personal Christian life, and finally, on Christianity as a religion of the Kingdom. -Cornelius Plantinga

This quote is explaining how Reformed Christians have a different emphasis to other Christians. I'll take the quote apart and try to explain in my own words what I think he means. I am by no means an authority, this is just my own uneducated understanding.

Our accents lie more on the sovereignty of God,

We emphasize God's Lordship over all creation. This is why reformed Christians are into having Christian institutions. Growing up I went to Christian school that integrated a Christian perspective into every class, my parents kept their money at the Christian credit union, many people we knew were involved in CLAC a Christian labour union. There were many involved in social justice work such as feeding the hungry and sponsoring refugees to resettle in Canada, and organizations concerned with Climate change and protecting the environment. All of these institutions I described were founded and run by members of the reformed community I was a part of.

on the authority of Scripture,

Many other Christian traditions do this also, but contrast this perhaps with Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox traditions which treat church tradition as having equal authority as scripture. Also contrasting to some of the more liberal mainline churches which might have some who go the direction of scholars such as those who participated in The Jesus Seminar which pick apart the bible and questions the authority of most of it, if not all of it.

on the need for disciplined holiness in personal Christian life,

It's not only about what we believe, but also about how we live. I've observed fellow reformed Christians living differently in such ways as resting on the Sabbath, being extra generous with their time and resources, living a simple and thrifty life, being good stewards and not being wasteful, choosing careers focused on kingdom living, choosing jobs in which they can love their neighbor or do some other kingdom work and I don't mean everyone has to work in the ministry, reformed people also start businesses and farms or pick other ordinary careers and professions but with the intention of living a life for Jesus or fulfilling a calling. Many examples of reformed people doing this with their lives are coming to mind.

and finally, on Christianity as a religion of the Kingdom.

This goes along with the sovereignty of God thing. Jesus is king here and now and so we live like this is true in every aspect of our lives. And we recognize that the kingdom if bigger than just reformed Christians and we have a unity with Christians of other traditions because we are all a part of the same Kingdom and doing the same Kingdom work.

This quote is explaining how Reformed Christians have a different emphasis to other Christians. I’ll take the quote apart and try to explain in my own words what I think he means. I am by no means an authority, this is just my own uneducated understanding.Our accents lie more on the sovereignty of God,We emphasize God’s Lordship over all creation. This is why reformed Christians are into having Christian institutions. Growing up I went to Christian school that integrated a Christian perspective into every class, my parents kept their money at the Christian credit union, many people we knew were involved in CLAC a Christian labour union. There were many involved in social justice work such as feeding the hungry and sponsoring refugees to resettle in Canada, and organizations concerned with Climate change and protecting the environment. All of these institutions I described were founded and run by members of the reformed community I was a part of.on the authority of Scripture,Many other Christian traditions do this also, but contrast this perhaps with Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox traditions which treat church tradition as having equal authority as scripture. Also contrasting to some of the more liberal mainline churches which might have some who go the direction of scholars such as those who participated in The Jesus Seminar which pick apart the bible and questions the authority of most of it, if not all of it.on the need for disciplined holiness in personal Christian life,It’s not only about what we believe, but also about how we live. I’ve observed fellow reformed Christians living differently in such ways as resting on the Sabbath, being extra generous with their time and resources, living a simple and thrifty life, being good stewards and not being wasteful, choosing careers focused on kingdom living, choosing jobs in which they can love their neighbor or do some other kingdom work and I don’t mean everyone has to work in the ministry, reformed people also start businesses and farms or pick other ordinary careers and professions but with the intention of living a life for Jesus or fulfilling a calling. Many examples of reformed people doing this with their lives are coming to mind.and finally, on Christianity as a religion of the Kingdom.This goes along with the sovereignty of God thing. Jesus is king here and now and so we live like this is true in every aspect of our lives. And we recognize that the kingdom if bigger than just reformed Christians and we have a unity with Christians of other traditions because we are all a part of the same Kingdom and doing the same Kingdom work.
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