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What is a "reformed Christian?"

Does it mean the person has reformed to be a Christian? or they were a Christian and now have reformed to something else?

Guess I'm confused about that label ...


Asked by tasches at 7:51 PM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The HISTORIC Reformed Christian follow Christian orthodoxy that came out of the Protestant Reformation. But that isn't the whole story .... the Protestant Reformation sought to return to purge Christianity of the heresy that the RCC introduced and get back to the teachings of the early church. Historic Reformed Christians learn from Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and many of the Puritans. Modern theologians of Historic Reformed theology include R C Sproul, John Piper, John MacArthur, Sinclair Ferguson, and many many others. They do not promote people like Joel Osteen or Joyce Meyer. They oppose the prosperity doctrine, liberal Christianity, and Unitarianism. They ALL believe in defending (and contending for) their faith on not only a theological level, but a philosophical one as well.

    Answer by -Eilish- at 10:01 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • They do not promote people like Joel Osteen or Joyce Meyer. --

    in that case, i must be reformed. :))

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:49 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Did a quick Google, and apparently it's a branch of Christianity (of Protestantism), too....

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:20 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • BTW ... Reformed Christianity is not a single denomination ... it comprises a number of protestant denominations that old to Christian orthodoxy including Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, and even some conservative Methodist.

    Answer by -Eilish- at 10:04 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • reformed to something else

    Answer by ShadeTree4Me at 8:13 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I always thought it was someone who has reformed and IS a Christian (like a reformed sinner), lol, but I could be wrong.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:18 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Reformed is a "branch" or "version", Christian Reformed is another, just like Catholic, Protestant, etc. A reformed Christian is a way of describing a specific person, not a religion or religios branch.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I think -Eilish- has Best Answer on this one. :)

    Answer by AmourSpork at 3:53 AM on Apr. 26, 2011