“I love historic Reformed Worship”

“Back to the Basics of Reformed Worship” by John Payne (Grace Presbyterian Church)

Reformed Chameleons?

I love historic Reformed worship. It is assiduously biblical in form and substance, intentionally Trinitarian in nature and scope, and, at its best, is warm, joyful, and reverent. There is, however, a disconcerting and, might I add, wrongheaded trend among many self-identified Reformed and confessional Christians in our day. My guess is that many readers of Ref21 have observed it. It is the bold trajectory away from the simple, God-centered, ordinary-means-of-grace-driven approach to public worship (which has characterized the Reformed Church for centuries) to one that is more broadly evangelical and, in some cases, unreservedly pragmatic. More troubling still is the growing number of ordained ministers within theologically conservative, Reformed and confessional denominations who have avowed to promote and defend Reformed doctrine and yet do not seem to connect the dots between the essential tenets of Reformed dogma and the nature of public worship on the Lord’s Day.

Read more at Reformation21.

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