A Reformed Church

from Sep 05, 2020 Category: Ligonier Resources

What do Christians need in order to survive a radically secular age? From his series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey encourages us to embrace the biblical realism of Reformed church life.

Transcript:

Calvinists are realists. That does not mean we are never optimistic, but we are not always optimistic. A Calvinistic church is a place you can grieve, a place where you can be sad as well as happy, where there is a realism in the approach to life. So, a Reformed church is, I believe, what we are going to need progressively, because I think it’s not too much to say that we seem in the midst of a third American Revolution. When we talked about the 19th century, I talked about how the first American Revolution was really a revolution of patricians to maintain their rights as Englishmen. Then, in the 1820s, we really had a second American Revolution, where a more democratic spirit - you remember I quoted the historian who said we had moved from ruled by the snobs to ruled by the mobs. I think we are seeing now what may turn out to be a third American Revolution, which will be radical and secular in its individualism.