The Importance of Reformation


When we use the word reformation we very often think of a historical movement by that name and forget that there is a need for reformation in every generation. We need to constantly ask if what we believe is in accord with the word of God, if it is not it must be changed. Reformation is not just about doctrine but also reforming the church and society in the light of the word of God.
In revival we see the impartation of life, reformation conserves that life and in doing so channels the new life into constructive growth.
We live in an age when even in the church the question most often asked is will it work? rather than asking what is the Truth? If we pursue the truth we will find it always has a  practical application but it may not be the easy option. We need to follow the teaching of the Word of God even if that is costly and makes us appear different. This has ethical as well as doctrinal applications because reformation is about seeking first the kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is a vital theme in any biblical theology because the kingdom is greater than the Church, the Kingdom of God is wherever the rule of God is manifested.We need to grasp the implications of the Lordship of Christ as it applies to every area of life if we are to see reformation take place in our own generation.
We need to regain the fact that our God reigns not just in the church but in the whole of his creation and it is the role of the people of God to call society to recognize this.
In subsequent posts I will look at the great truths rediscovered for the Church by the sixteenth century Reformation and also look at various area where own society needs reforming in the light of the Word of God.

About pneumaandlogos

David Rollings was born in Luton in1949 and raised by my Christian parents in the Gospel Standard Strict Baptist denomination( Hyper-Calvinistic} in the sixties I rebelled against this background and got involved in left-wing politics. I became a Christian in 1969 and soon started reading Francis Schaeffer's books and came to embrace a Christian Worldview. I had the privilege of being on the staff of L'Abti Fellowship from1975 - 1979. After L'abri I studied at London School of Theology where I gained my BA.(1983) A few years later I studied for my MA by distance learning with The Nazarene Theological College Manchester (1999) For the last 22 years, I have been an elder of Shoreham-by-Sea Baptist Church. I also regularly attend the Christian Doctrine Study Group of the Tyndale Fellowship.
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