Reformed Theology Questions about the Grace.  Calvinism

Questions about the Grace.

Reformed Theology Questions about the Grace.  Calvinism
Questions about the Grace.

Hello, Reformed!

I'm a brazilian, 19 years old boy who thinks has discovered (or better, been revealed) the God's Grace.

Brazil is one of the most christian (most catholic, but evangelical is growing up) country on Earth. But I see a huge problem: most people don't give the Holy Spirit fruits. And worst, they are used to it. They believe that going to church every Sunday and changing their external acts is enough. But their hearts are so broken and dirty as they always were.

You have probably heard about our Carnival, right? Every single year, lots of people sin A LOT, really, A LOT at this period. 40 days latter, we have what we call the "Saint Week", closer to Passover comemoration where everybody goes to church ask mercy for their sins.

I'm sorry, but I don't think it is anything but a "social christianity".

I say that because I was kind of like this. I though I was christian when I wasn't. I thought I was enough when I wasn't. But God gave me the faith and all I needed to go to Him.

If you heard Paul Washer's shocking message, that's what I'm talking about. That was who I was and who God took me out of.

I'm not totally reformed (yet, I don't know what God has for me) but I see that the reformed theology goes closer to teach and explain what I feel as God's Grace (because the reformed people I know are real examples of giving the fruits from the Holy Spirit).

In my case, what I feel about His grace is that it has freed me from my sins slavery. Oh, how I wanted everybody to know that they don't need to try to overcome their sins by themselves alone! They can't overcome their sins because they're slaves! They need to trust Jesus and when He set us free, we start to walking on saintification. That's the best argument I have for christianity, my changing.

My questions are:

Do you see lots of "social christians" where you live? (Because here they are majority)

Do you feel the Grace like I do? Do you feel freed from your sins? (Even though I still sin, but it's a lot different from before)

Do you think reformed theology helps understanding this Grace freedom?

Do you have any story to share about being christian but not knowing the Grace? I would love to hear.

Sorry for the bad english and the big reading (I think), but I'd really appreciate your toughts!

tl;dr: I'm a brazilian boy who thinks my country's people live in only a social christianity and wants opinions about the Grace.

Hello, Reformed!I’m a brazilian, 19 years old boy who thinks has discovered (or better, been revealed) the God’s Grace.Brazil is one of the most christian (most catholic, but evangelical is growing up) country on Earth. But I see a huge problem: most people don’t give the Holy Spirit fruits. And worst, they are used to it. They believe that going to church every Sunday and changing their external acts is enough. But their hearts are so broken and dirty as they always were.You have probably heard about our Carnival, right? Every single year, lots of people sin A LOT, really, A LOT at this period. 40 days latter, we have what we call the “Saint Week”, closer to Passover comemoration where everybody goes to church ask mercy for their sins.I’m sorry, but I don’t think it is anything but a “social christianity”.I say that because I was kind of like this. I though I was christian when I wasn’t. I thought I was enough when I wasn’t. But God gave me the faith and all I needed to go to Him.If you heard Paul Washer’s shocking message, that’s what I’m talking about. That was who I was and who God took me out of.I’m not totally reformed (yet, I don’t know what God has for me) but I see that the reformed theology goes closer to teach and explain what I feel as God’s Grace (because the reformed people I know are real examples of giving the fruits from the Holy Spirit).In my case, what I feel about His grace is that it has freed me from my sins slavery. Oh, how I wanted everybody to know that they don’t need to try to overcome their sins by themselves alone! They can’t overcome their sins because they’re slaves! They need to trust Jesus and when He set us free, we start to walking on saintification. That’s the best argument I have for christianity, my changing.My questions are:Do you see lots of “social christians” where you live? (Because here they are majority)Do you feel the Grace like I do? Do you feel freed from your sins? (Even though I still sin, but it’s a lot different from before)Do you think reformed theology helps understanding this Grace freedom?Do you have any story to share about being christian but not knowing the Grace? I would love to hear.Sorry for the bad english and the big reading (I think), but I’d really appreciate your toughts!tl;dr: I’m a brazilian boy who thinks my country’s people live in only a social christianity and wants opinions about the Grace.
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