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We are Reformed

We could define “reformed” in several ways. First, we would link ourselves to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and those whom God used to recover the sole authority of Scripture and the nature of the true gospel—that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

 

The word “reformed” also is used most commonly to refer to certain theological distinctives that have marked Reformation believers, particularly those who embrace what have come to be referred to as “the doctrines of grace.”

 

These reformed distinctives include the sovereignty of God in His creation, providence, and election of believers before the foundation of the world apart from any merit of their own; the particular redemption of all those who believe in him by grace through the definite atonement of Christ; the inability of sinful, fallen, spiritually dead sinners to respond to God’s grace apart from divine intervention; the irresistible grace of God provided for and preceding the faith of the individual; the effectual and gracious call whereby the Spirit irresistibly draws sinners to Christ; and the safe-guarding to the end of all those whom Christ died for eternal life.