Monday, July 17, 2006

Reformed But...

Micheal Leach has posted the third part in his ongoing series on Things That Bother Me, Part III. This time he seeks to make the case against those who claim to be "reformed, but pentecostal." You've got to read this one.

3 comments:

Eric M. Washington said...

Michael Leach has placed forward a wonderful summary of the basis of Reformed worship, which is the authority and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures in all matters of faith and practice. A Reformed Church that claims that its worship is Pentecostal has drifted far from the moorings of the Reformed faith. Anyone who has studied the Contintental and English Reformations know that those faithful men applied Sola Scriptura to worship.

ajcarter said...

Eric, I knew you would appreciate Mike's post :-). Good hearing from you.

Eric M. Washington said...

Well, you know, what can I say? Anthony, I heard something similar last year at the Black and Reformed Conference up here in Michigan. Remember? "Our theology maybe Reformed, but our worship is Afro-American." I was quite offended at that "worship." The choir sang a song laced with Pentecostalism, and the "leader" encouraged Pentecostal expressionism. Call a straight-laced person, but I do believe in biblical worship. There is very little room for our cultural expressionism.