Bevindelijk Gereformeerd

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The Bevindelijk Gereformeerde movement is a very conservative movement in Dutch Calvinism, that emphasizes the importance the necessity of being born again, in order to be saved, as well as the necessity of experiencing your faith emotionally. Emphases is also placed on living a very conservative lifestyle and the movement strongly opposes secularism.

Bevindelijke Calvinists are often criticized by Orthodox Calvinists for overemphasizing emotional experience in faith, and thus undermining the doctrines of Calvinism and showing tendencies towards Pentecostalism. Orthodox Calvinists also claim that, whereas man's main goal should be God's glorification, it is considered to be salvation in "Bevindelijke" Calvinism.