ReformedQuest.com is the Landing Page for the ministry of Rev. T.R. Penry III and brings together Geneva Bible Church, Reformed Think, The Puritan Coffee House, Nehemiah Bible Software & Books, ThomasPenry.com, as well as other Reformed Minded Resources. The web-pages you are embarking upon is the expression of the Reformation Journey of Rev. Thomas Penry. This constitutes a journey that each of us, if we are truly serious about our personal relationship with Christ, will embark upon. A Journey that is seen in it's passion for a principled Theology as found in the 5 Solae of the Reformation (Sola Fide, by Faith Alone; Sola Scriptura, by Scripture Alone; Solus Christus, through Christ Alone; Sola Gratia, by Grace Alone; Soli Deo Gloria, Glory to God Alone). All of which flows from a passion ignited by the Holy Spirit for Jesus Christ and His Word.
This Reformation Journey finds its beginnings in the Original Biblical Languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek); as well as a return to the Study and Teachings of the Early Church Fathers. This journey finds its "Systematic" in the teachings of Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon along with John Calvin and John Knox as well as other early Reformers.
"And let us be sure of this we will not long preserve the gospel without the languages. The languages are the sheath in which the sword of the Spirit is contained; they are the casket in which this jewel is enshrined; they are the vessel in which this wine is held; they are the larder in which this food is stored; and, as the gospel itself points out, they are the baskets in which are kept these loaves and fishes and fragments. If through our neglect we let the languages go (which God forbid!), we shall...lose the gospel..." Martin Luther 1524
The Practical Theological base is, without question, the Word of God, as well as, the preeminence of Jesus Christ within the very fabric of Scripture. As an aid along this Reformation Journey, the Works of B.B. Warfield will act a means of 'Checks and Balances". Having said all of this, one must admit that all the Theological Structure in the world means nothing without a Faithful Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ in Obedience. Thomas à Kempis said, "I would rather feel compunction, then know the definition thereof..." Similarly, "I would rather have an obedient, faithful relationship with Jesus Christ then to be able to articulate the Theology of the Reformers." Though this is what I am endeavoring to do. 'Semper Reformanda' demands that we not become complacent in our understanding of the Bible. May we never be guilty of replacing the Bible with our Reformed Theology. Reformed Theology must be Biblical Theology!
Vision Statement: It is the intent of the Ministry of ReformedQuest to carry out the prescribed Mission Statement through the sponsorship of a Local Church (until such time as Geneva Bible Church is established) by means of (1) Dynamic Leadership Conferences (2) Decisive Evangelism Outreach and (3) Dedicated Educational Programs. Acts 2:1-47
Value Statement: It is to be the intent of everyone participating in ReformedQuest Ministries to promote and live a Holy, Christ centered life by Demonstrating Godly Excellence; allowing the Holy Spirit to guide on the path of Integrity, Truth and Human Dignity - in the spirit and power of Shalom; glorifying God the Father within the Paradox of Strength and Humility. 2 Peter 1:3-11
- To establish an online Bible Study.
- To establish www.PuritanCoffeeHouse.com and www.NehemiahBible.com with a "brick and mortar" presence.
- To establish an online Blog and Vlog (www.ReformedThink.com)
- To establish a Political/Social Website and Blog (www.MartinMarprelate.com)
- To establish a local congregation (www.GenevaBibleChurch.com)
Reformed Quest aims are:
1. The preeminence of Jesus Christ within the very fabric of Scripture.
2. To minister to others in the capacity that God has given through:
3. A Church Plant in Boise, Idaho (www.GenevaBibleChurch.com)
4. Speaking engagements:
- Pulpit Teaching
- Providing Resources for Ministers and Ministries