On Reforming, Not Conforming

Yes, in the past the Church has reformed and has had reform movements, even leading to significant changes in once-held beliefs and practices.

But note: those reforms came by a return to the scriptures and were scripture-initiated movements, not changes that (not so coincidentally) happen to occur on the heels of cultural revolutions, following their beck and call.

Can aspects of culture progress? Absolutely. And can we as Christian’s learn from the surrounding culture? Certainly.

But don’t appeal to the former (reforming) when in reality what you’re doing is the latter (conforming). They’re not the same. Not all change is created equal.