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Reformed Theology - the gold standard

Most schools of theology are:

  1. partial
  2. sentimental
  3. self-defensive

Reformed Theology (Classical Covenant - Federal - Theology, i.e. five solas, doctrines of grace, federal Calvinism) is not partial (i.e. it deals with the whole and values the whole counsel of God, recognizing the final authority of the Masoretic and Received texts in sound translation as that, in English, of the Authorized - King James - Version).

Reformed Theology is not sentimental (it is apostolic biblical doctrine unwatered down, un-negotiated down to the demands of fallen man or what man deems to be 'right' and 'fair' and 'just' and so on).

Reformed Theology is not self-defensive in that a basic degree of God-awareness and self-awareness is necessary to value and hold to pure biblical doctrine, and an acknowledgment of one's fallen state and what it entails is also needed. I.e. no screwing around with self-justification(s).


Anonymous ct said...

I came across the three terms 'partial, sentimental, self-defensive' in a book on literature where the critic was saying great literature is unique in that it is not partial (it is universal), it is not sentimental, and it is not self-defensive. He didn't really define the terms, just threw them down. I thought they had a unique buzz to them and saw that it applies to on-the-mark theology as well.

January 9, 2009 at 12:27 AM  

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