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International Union of Reformed Churches
Formation2012 (2012)
TypeReformed Church
11 Churches

The International Union of Reformed Churches(IURC) is an International Christian organization which promotes unity between conservative Reformed churches and Orthodox Presbyterian Churches around the world.

History[edit | edit source]

The International Union of Reformed Churches(IURC) was composed 2011 by the member churches of Korea, Germany, Britain, Indonesia, Chinese Area, Oceania and departed In 2012 it was founded with members of the Community of Reformed Church’s members.

The International Union of Reformed Churches is an international organization established on January 17, 2012 to promote cooperation and fellowship with the World Reformed Church Community and the Presbyterian Church Community.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] [10][11][12][13][14]

The IURC is a fellowship, not a council, and wants to fulfill the dream of John Calvin, John Knox, John Gresham Machen and many others to unite historical Reformed Christians by the Confessional Reformed

Members have to agree with:

  • The statement that "The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are without error in all that they teach."
  • At least one of the following historic Reformed Confessions – The Scot Confession(1560), The Belgic Confession(1561), The Heidelberg Catechism(1563), The Canons of Dort(1619), The Westminster Confession of Faith(1643).

Denominational Area members[edit | edit source]

As of November 2017 there are 11 denominational members:

  • Republic of Korea(Four)
  • Germany(Two)
  • Britain(One)
  • Australia(One)
  • New Zealand(One)
  • Chinese Area(Two)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Sproul, R C (1997), What is Reformed Theology?, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, pp. 27_28
  2. Muller, Richard A. (2012). Calvin and the Reformed Tradition (Ebook ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. pp. 50_51.
  3. Wail, William H., (1913). The Five Points of Calvinism Historically Considered, The New Outlook 104 (1913).CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. Boettner, Loraine. "The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination" (PDF). Bloomingtonrpchurch.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  5. Stewart, Kenneth J. (2008). "The Points of Calvinism: Retrospect and Prospect" (PDF). Scottish Journal of Evangelical Theology. 26 (2): 189_193.
  6. See Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones, PROOF: Finding Freedom Through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014. The authors of PROOF offer a reformulated acronym to communicate the positive achievements of Dort and the reformed doctrines of grace. PROOF stands for P: Planned Grace, R: Resurrecting Grace, O: Outrageous Grace, O: Overcoming Grace, F: Forever Grace.
  7. Steele, David; Thomas, Curtis (1963). The Five Points of Calvinism Defined, Defended, Documented. p. 25. The adjective 'total' does not mean that each sinner is as totally or completely corrupt in his actions and thoughts as it is possible for him to be. Instead, the word 'total' is used to indicate that the "whole" of man's being has been affected by sin
  8. Elizabeth A. Livingstone (2005). "Original sin". The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church (3rd rev. ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780192802903.
  9. Muller, Richard A. (2012). "Was Calvin a Calvinist?". Calvin and the Reformed Tradition (Ebook ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-4412-4254-9.
  10. "The Five Points of Calvinism, TULIP". Calvinistcorner.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  11. See John Gill's commentary on 1 Timothy 4:10.
  12. Muller, Richard A. (2012). Calvin and the Reformed Tradition (Ebook ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. pp. 51_52. ISBN 978-1-4412-4254-9.
  13. Loraine Boettner. "The Perseverance of the Saints". The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  14. http://cafe.daum.net/korea-opc/NkAU/2 <--- IURC Logo and Symbol -->

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