Theology is a way of thinking about God and God's relation to the world. Reformed
theology evolved during the 16th century religious movement known as the Protestant
Reformation. It emphasizes God's supremacy over everything and humanity's chief
purpose as being to glorify and enjoy God forever.
In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expresses the faith of
the Reformed tradition. Central to this tradition is the affirmation of the
majesty, holiness, and providence of God who creates, sustains, rules, and redeems
the world in the freedom of sovereign righteousness and love. Related to this
central affirmation of God's sovereignty are other great themes of the Reformed
The election of the people of God for service as well as for salvation;
Covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for order in the church according
to the Word of God;
A faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the
gifts of God's creation;
The recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, which calls
the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice
and living in obedience to the Word of God. (Book of Order G-2.0500).
The preceding was taken from Presbyterian Church (USA). For more information
about Presbyterians go to http:\\www.pcusa.org\101.