Reformed Theology

The Difference Between Reformed Calvinism and Lutheranism

Seems to me that the Reformed emphasis tends to be to look from God down to man, while the (Book of Concord) Lutheran position is to look from our perspective upward, always emphasizing the Scriptures over our own surmisings. The Achilles heel of Lutheranism is Justification by Faith. Once Lutherans turn away from this, the whole system breaks down into cowardly universalism (like UOJ) or antinomianism. The Reformed problem at root is the separation of the Holy Spirit from the Word, and the emphasis on election.