Defence of the Truth

Holding fast to the Truth, revealed in the Bible and confessed in our 3 forms of Unity

The church of Jesus Christ our Lord is “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15)

The contributors to this website desire, by the grace of God, to stand firm in confessing that truth, the Word of God as summarised in our Three Forms of Unity, and to publish material boldly and clearly in defence of that truth

  • December 25, 2014 - 4:08 pm in Meditations

    From star to Scripture to the Word-become-flesh

    The superficiality of Christmas is all around – in the Christmas shopping, the giving of gifts to one another, the focus on Santa, the romanticising of snowy settings and Christmas trees. A little closer to Scripture are the lit-up displays of the bright star, the magi and the manger. But even then the outward glitter does little to focus…
  • December 20, 2014 - 1:20 pm in Reformed Churches of the Netherlands

    “Prof. J Douma leaves GKv” by S de Marie

    Professor Dr J Douma has left the Reformed Churches (liberated). [i] That was the news headline on 15 November 2014. It was also unexpected news, because Prof. Douma had never really hinted at a liberation or withdrawal. He made ​​his decision known on the day distressed church members held a special closed meeting at Spakenburg. Meant…
  • December 17, 2014 - 11:47 am in Hermeneutics, Reformed Churches of the Netherlands

    “About Entry and Sola Scriptura: reply to a rebuttal” by A Capellen

    After a long wait it has finally happened. At the request of Deputies for Relations with Foreign Churches and of the Canadian Subcommittee for Relations with the GKv, Koert Van Bekkum has responded to the criticism that was voiced on his dissertation From Conquest to Coexistence. There was every reason for it because not only within the…
  • November 18, 2014 - 2:11 pm in Reformed Churches of the Netherlands

    Is Douma Overreacting?

    Chairman of the latest RCN synod, Rev P Voorberg, says he laments Douma’s departure from the RCN, finding it ‘unnecessary’. He doesn’t consider attempts to seek unity with the Netherlands Reformed Churches (NRC, formerly 'Buitenverbanders')—which was the catalyst for Douma’s departure—to be such a big issue. Douma, he said,…
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