Barth's theology and that which follows him has been called "monocovenantal" as opposed to the "bi-covenantal" scheme of classical federal theology.
Reformed Christians have especially emphasized that Christ truly became human so that people could be saved. For permissions, view our Copyright Policy.
His argument is basically this: being united to Christ necessarily brings justification and regeneration, which issues in sanctification.
The mainspring of the Christian life is not fear, but gratitude for covenant-salvation given of mere grace. Throughout history there were pockets of non-Catholic believers who held to many or all of these points of doctrine, but they were largely lost until the time of the Reformation.
There is pagan influence in this teaching of destiny. Keep in mind that election can be of individuals, John ; John ; Eph. Add yours to the rich diversity of tongues that speak of the great things God has done. Acts Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord.
In spite of stiff opposition from both church and state, Knox succeeded in establishing what came to be known as the Presbyterian Church.
And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.
Reformed Christians are a small part of a much larger body of believers who love and serve Jesus Christ.