I understand that "Reformed" first means a Protestant group, and therefore is part of the move of people to leave the Roman Catholic thing with its pope and tithing for making high-ups rich and abusing power.
And then, among Protestants, they are split about what they consider to be "free will" and how they understand "predestination". I keep hearing that the Reformed people are into predestination, in a way that there is no "free will". And ones say they are "Calvinistic".
But I'm not sure present-day "Calvinists" even understand what John Calvin wrote and said. People can claim to understand someone, but then make it different that what the person meant.
But how a person actually lives is what tells me what a person really means
And I have not known John Calvin, personally. But I have read that he was involved in approving the killing of certain religious people who did not conform to his thing. If this is true . . . that's not even Christian, never mind someone like that being a person for starting a legitimate denomination.
Protestants could be into killing people who differed from them . . . which is what Roman Catholics were also doing. So, such so-called Protestants were Catholic-wannabes, but minus the pope . . . maybe. But were the popes themselves into such killing? I don't know enough about this.
I "might" do better not to get my attention decoyed with this stuff, but pray and feed in the Bible and feed on the love example of the real Jesus people I actually know, now. Why waste my time about people I'll never be able to personally know so that I can really know who and how they were? Who else can speak for them, for that matter? Writers could be making things up, in order to make their own group look good . . . or look the way they themselves want to control people to think, when in fact they may not be able to really know another person in their lives, now.
And anyone can say so-and-so was so great . . . if they never have really known the person?