Because God is perfectly holy it is impossible for us, in our sinful and fallen state, to see Him as He is. We can only know Him through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, our Savior. And it is only in the name of His Son that we can come before His Throne with our prayers and petitions.
Neo-orthodox theology was, in many ways, universalist but was much more Christ-centered than the liberalism that reigned among scholars during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Calvin’s influence can be seen to this day in the various denominations that embrace his theology, including Presbyterian and Reformed churches.
Martin Bucer (1491-1551) was a German Protestant reformer. Bucer entered the Dominican order in 1506.
Several historic streams have shaped the worship of the relatively young Reformed denomination known as the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).