What DeYoung means by Reformed

Yesterday, Kevin DeYoung wrote a blog entry on what he means by Reformed, in the Protestant Christian context. He listed a number of statements, and they are all positive and God-focused, so it really hit me about expressing our hope.

Here are a few:

  • I marvel at God’s holiness, that he is independent, pure, good, and utterly beyond me.
  • I glory in God’s goodness, that he should save a wretch like me, totally undeserving, bent toward evil in all my faculties.

  • I rejoice in God’s sovereignty, that he chose to save me for the praise of his glory, not owing to anything I did or would do or any potential in me.

DeYoung is one of the authors of Young, Restless, and Reformed, which is a pretty good book. I read it recently.