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My name is Gary and this is my attempt at a blog. I’m a reformed guy, meaning that I hold to the Reformed Christian faith. Specifically as it is detailed in the Three Forms of Unity (Heidelberg Catechism/Belgic Confession/Cannons of Dordt). I grew up in a Dutch Reformed denomination but never really had a serious faith until I was about 30. At that time I discovered I really did not know what I believed or how to defend my faith. Like I said I’m reformed so I’m thankful that God lead me to this biblically solid explanation of the faith. That was about three years ago so I’m doing a bit of catch up. I love reading books and websites and listening to sermons and Christian podcasts in my learning.

I know I don’t have it all figured out so hopefully this blog will help me further develop my reformed thinking. That is why I called it ‘Reformed Antithesis’. Antithesis, of the Reformed variety, is the idea that there is a contrast between the Christian and the nonbeliever in the way they think and act. The Christian holds God as revealed in his word as their standard while the nonbeliever holds his own autonomous reason as the standard.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (English Standard Version)

5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (English Standard Version)

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,

“I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”


1. Derek Ashton - November 28, 2008


I like your blog. I am at a similar place in my study of Reformed theology. I pray God will bless your pursuit of Him.

Grace & peace,
Derek Ashton

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