The Doctrine Of Reformed Theology

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Reformed Theology in Missions
The argument can and should be made that all Reformed doctrines are important for the sake and cause of missions, but for this paper a few have been selected to highlight their particular significance in their role in world wide missions. These doctrines have often not received proper importance in missions because of a general preoccupation or focus on certain Reformed teachings that seem to dominate most people’s view of reformed theology. In fact, they have received very little thought in comparison to those that are concerned with soteriology in missions. Reformed missions, however, emphasis and esteems doctrines that have in the past been successful and need to be applied to missions in the church today see a true theological force driving effective missions.
The first doctrine that must be discussed is the revelation of God in Jesus Christ, specifically in the area of general and special revelation. Article II of the Belgic Confession refers to both general and special revelation in dealing with how God makes Himself known to man. It reads: “We know him by two means: first, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe . . .” and then referring to Rom 1:20 concludes by saying, “All which things are sufficient to convince men, and leave them without excuse.” The Confession then states, “Secondly, he makes himself more clearly and fully known to us by his holy and divine Word; that is to say, as far as is necessary for us…
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