A word on being Reformed, but not Restless (or Ruthless)

If we should be ashamed of our being Reformed it's because we have a tendency to be lacking in the patience and tenderness of our Teacher, not because of the truth we embrace. Gentleness, candour, and forbearance should be the sweet fruit of our theology - not their sour antitheticals!

As John Newton said: “The views I have received of the doctrines of grace are essential to my peace; I could not live comfortably a day, or an hour, without them. I likewise believe... them to be friendly to holiness, and to have a direct influence in producing and maintaining a gospel conversation; and therefore I must not be ashamed of them.”