As the community of Reformed African-Americans continues to grow, many in the traditional, long-standing Reformed community have been making remarks concerning the legitimacy of the Reformed confessions of these Christians. The remarks are not meant to be malicious (so I don't think), nor are they offered with any vindictive tones. However, they are meant to bring into question just how reformed are these so-called reformed Christians. Because most of these African-American Christians come from a Baptist background and not a Presbyterian (which is another topic in itself), and because most of them have found access to Reformed beliefs by way of the Doctrines of Grace, the primary remark comes in this or a similar vein: "Well, they are Calvinistic, but not necessarily Reformed." While there is some truth in this statement, it tends to foster an unhealthy division between brothers of like mind, rather than doing what the commenter probably intends to do, and that is to challenge these "calvinist" to become "reformed." Admittedly, I borrow loosely the words of Paul and say that I thank God that I am more reformed than most and wish that all my brothers and sisters were as I am. Nonetheless, I ask those who are "so reformed" to be patient with those who are "reforming." Obviously, being Reformed is more than being Calvinistic, but surely it is nothing less. Therefore, that brothers and sisters would embrace the Doctrines of Grace when they have for the vast majority of the Christian experience been inundated with the Doctrines of Disgrace (Arminianism), should cause us to rejoice. We should realize that these brothers and sisters have been set free from the Dungeon of the Giant Despair and have been set on the road to the King's Gate, having been given a gracious vision of the Celestrial City. Unfortunately, many us forget from whence we come, and just how unreformed, and uninformed we were when we set out from the City of Destruction.