by Marius Benec
Follow Ecclesia Reformanda
The name 'Ecclesia Reformanda' comes for the latin phrase ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda (the church reformed, always reforming). Its overall aim is to promote the fundamental doctrines of the Bible, the authentic worship of our Lord in spirit and in truth and the sound teaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In doing so 'Ecclesia Reformanda' refutes the modern, so-called "progressive Christianity" and liberalism influencing today’s Church.
We encourage the churches to return to the fundamental principles for which the church was established by our Lord. The reformers identified 3 core values or marks of a true church: (1) faithful preaching of the Word, (2) faithful administration of the sacraments, and (3) faithful exercise of discipline.
"For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil."
— Hebrews 5:12-14
We see the Church today being increasingly influenced by the social values promoted in the media and slowly giving up the Biblical teachings that we are called to hold fast. The teaching in most churches today has been reduced to "milk"only and often times that's the most that church goers can take.
"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths."
— 2 Timothy 4:3-4
That time that apostle Paul was warning Timothy about is now more than ever. So much so the need to draw back to the Scriptures and flee from the apostasy that is so prevalent in churches today.
We encourage pastors and church leaders in particular to return to the authority of Scriptures and gain the "understanding of the times" (1 Chronicles 12:32) in order to prepare and admonish the Church for the times ahead.
Preach salvation by grace alone (Sola Gratia) through faith alone (Sola Fide) in Christ alone (Solus Christus) according to Scripture alone (Sola Scriptura) for God’s glory alone (Soli Deo Gloria).