Reformed Theology Ecumenical Councils  Calvinism

Ecumenical Councils

Reformed Theology Ecumenical Councils  Calvinism
Ecumenical Councils

Looking for resources (so comments as just a list of links are fine) on Protestant acceptance of ecumenical councils. I hear Lutherans accept all seven, however I think the Anglican Communion accepts the first four. (Our wiki only lists the four.)

Does anyone have resources from the Reformers themselves on their acceptance of which councils? Or any historic denominational stances on them?

On my own, I start having questions starting with Constantinople I (filioque) and find real problems once I hit Constantinople II (ever-virgin). But maybe it's not so simple as saying "first four" or "first seven." As I read, I see the gradually impinging influences of developing Roman doctrine, which complicates full acceptance. On the other hand, I see very important Trinitarian formulations and important heresies rejected, which I wouldn't want to toss out with the Roman bathwater.

Looking for resources (so comments as just a list of links are fine) on Protestant acceptance of ecumenical councils. I hear Lutherans accept all seven, however I think the Anglican Communion accepts the first four. (Our wiki only lists the four.)Does anyone have resources from the Reformers themselves on their acceptance of which councils? Or any historic denominational stances on them?On my own, I start having questions starting with Constantinople I (filioque) and find real problems once I hit Constantinople II (ever-virgin). But maybe it’s not so simple as saying “first four” or “first seven.” As I read, I see the gradually impinging influences of developing Roman doctrine, which complicates full acceptance. On the other hand, I see very important Trinitarian formulations and important heresies rejected, which I wouldn’t want to toss out with the Roman bathwater.
Link: Ecumenical Councils
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Reformed Theology But I fear I have no faith, it is so weak!  Calvinism

But I fear I have no faith, it is so weak!

Reformed Theology But I fear I have no faith, it is so weak!  Calvinism
But I fear I have no faith, it is so weak!

Be not discouraged. For,

(1) A little faith is faith, as a spark of fire is fire.

(2) A weak faith may lay hold on a strong Christ; as a weak hand can tie the knot in marriage as well as a strong one.

(3) The promises are not made to strong faith, but to true.

(4) A weak faith may be fruitful. The thief on the cross, who was newly converted, was but weak in grace; but how many precious clusters grew upon that tender plant! Weak Christians may have strong affections. How strong is the first love, which is after the first planting of faith!

(5) The weakest believer is a member of Christ as well as the strongest; and the weakest member of the body mystic shall not perish. Christ will cut off rotten members, but not weak members.

Therefore, Christian, be not discouraged. God, who would have us receive them that are weak in faith (Rom 14:1), will not himself refuse them.

Thomas Watson, The Ten Commandments (1692), pp. 204-5 (The Banner of Truth Trust, 1981)

Be not discouraged. For,(1) A little faith is faith, as a spark of fire is fire.(2) A weak faith may lay hold on a strong Christ; as a weak hand can tie the knot in marriage as well as a strong one.(3) The promises are not made to strong faith, but to true.(4) A weak faith may be fruitful. The thief on the cross, who was newly converted, was but weak in grace; but how many precious clusters grew upon that tender plant! Weak Christians may have strong affections. How strong is the first love, which is after the first planting of faith!(5) The weakest believer is a member of Christ as well as the strongest; and the weakest member of the body mystic shall not perish. Christ will cut off rotten members, but not weak members.Therefore, Christian, be not discouraged. God, who would have us receive them that are weak in faith (Rom 14:1), will not himself refuse them.Thomas Watson, The Ten Commandments (1692), pp. 204-5 (The Banner of Truth Trust, 1981)
Link: But I fear I have no faith, it is so weak!
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Reformed Theology Three Ways To Teach Your Kids Apologetics (Without Them Realizing It)  Calvinism

Three Ways To Teach Your Kids Apologetics (Without Them Realizing It)

Reformed Theology Three Ways To Teach Your Kids Apologetics (Without Them Realizing It)  Calvinism
Three Ways To Teach Your Kids Apologetics (Without Them Realizing It)
https://theologicalmatters.com/2016/04/15/three-ways-to-teach-your-kids-apologetics-without-them-realizing-it
https://theologicalmatters.com/2016/04/15/three-ways-to-teach-your-kids-apologetics-without-them-realizing-it
Link: Three Ways To Teach Your Kids Apologetics (Without Them Realizing It)
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Reformed Theology It's so cold in Florida, frozen iguanas are falling out of trees.  Calvinism

It’s so cold in Florida, frozen iguanas are falling out of trees.

Reformed Theology It's so cold in Florida, frozen iguanas are falling out of trees.  Calvinism
It’s so cold in Florida, frozen iguanas are falling out of trees.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/01/04/iguanas-are-falling-out-of-trees-in-florida-because-its-so-cold-please-dont-pick-them-up/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/01/04/iguanas-are-falling-out-of-trees-in-florida-because-its-so-cold-please-dont-pick-them-up/
Link: It’s so cold in Florida, frozen iguanas are falling out of trees.
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