Like all disagreement with Reformed chaps, yet another one just resulted in the same pattern: «the church fathers held this and that» and «but the Reformers held such and such».
The Bible is hardly quoted, and when it is, it’s out of context and filtered through the presuppositions of the church fathers.
In this, they are no different than Roman Catholics. In fact, “pure breed Reformed folks” aren’t but Catholics without popes, saints, relics, indulgences, and marianism. Even their soteriology is more similar than they actually realise. And appeal to tradition is one of the main informal logical fallacies they are constantly guilty of.
Reformed are not Sola Scriptura. They are Sola Patres. They are so presuppositionally committed to the church fathers that it is no surprise their exegesis is never coherent nor consistent, but adopts multiple standards. As it is no surprise that they quote the fathers more often than they quote the Bible. They are slave to a fake intellectualism, having repudiated true wisdom in favour of man-made self-indulgent knowledge.
Let me break it to you: church fathers were wrong on a good number of things.
Adopt a sound exegesis, put the fathers aside, and understand the Scriptures.
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