Saturday, March 27, 2010
Poh: The "Five Points" is Not Enough
In his message on the Method and Application of Church Planting, Pastor Boon-Sing Poh offers these reflections on what it means to be "reformed":
Too many people go around claiming to be “Reformed,” even “Reformed Baptist.” And often their idea of being reformed is simply believing in the five points of Calvinism. But holding to the five points alone does not make you reformed, according to our understanding of the word. The five points is only a summary of the doctrine of salvation. What about the other doctrines of the Bible? We want the whole body of truth. So having only the five points is like having five fingers on your hand, but we want the whole hand; we want the whole body of truth. So, a Reformed Baptist is actually someone who holds to the teaching of the whole Bible. We submit ourselves in totality to the Bible.