Defence of the Truth is a website which aims to provide articles which give reformed direction and ‘test the spirits’ in submission to the truth of the Holy Bible, the doctrine of which is confessed in the Three Forms of Unity – The Belgic Confession of Faith, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dort.

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Church Liberation: a matter of obedience and trust

One can go through life facing various struggles. Our lives today are fairly cushy compared, for example, with that of the migrants who settled in a new country such as Australia, Canada or South Africa in the 1950s. We can have deep respect and appreciation for those...

Objections to Psalm Singing

In recent Clarion issues, solid biblical reasons have been put forward for why we should be singing more psalms than hymns in worship at church, home, and school. Yet not all are convinced. Some believe that we should sing more hymns than psalms and they have raised...

Article 31 CO and its relevance for each of us

Are we allowed to query decisions of major assemblies and test them on the basis of God’s Word? Isn’t that showing distrust to the delegated brothers? Are they not faithful men who seek to be governed by God’s Word and Spirit? And if the learned men at...

Church Liberation – 75 Years ago

“We will not keep them from our children; we will tell the next generation about the LORD's power and his great deeds and the wonderful things he has done” (Psalm 78:4). It’s good to be reacquainted with the LORD’s “great deeds and the wonderful things He has done”....

Impressions of the GKv (RCN) and self-evaluation

Several articles have been published on this site about the decline in the GKv, including some first-hand accounts based on personal observations. The most recent was by Rev Jack Moesker published here last month. We can glean much from these observations, learning to recognise warning signs in...

Discerning the Times

The last forty years of church history has been a history of rapid deformation.   It is also remarkable that in all the different countries and in all the different bonds of churches the same pattern of deformation was followed.   The silent killer When we hear about women in...

DGK and GKN move towards unity

Two groups of people who left the RCN (GKv), with each group forming a different church federation, are now progressing towards unity. The first group of about a thousand left in 2003 after repeated calls and appeals had been made for the wayward RCN to return to faithful...

Awaiting Christ’s Return

“… and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thess. 1:10). What is this waiting, this expectation? Expectation involves tension.  I know there are many who do their best to turn the great...

What Led to the Changes in the Reformed Churches in The Netherlands (GKv)?

I’m no expert, I’m just an old minister who still knows Dutch and has family in The Netherlands and has visited The Netherlands numerous times over the past fifty years. As member of the Committee for Relations with Church Abroad (CRCA), I attended the last four synods...

Ratifying Decisions of Synod

The Acts of the latest synod are available on internet and the printed version has been published. And now it’s for the church councils to deal with them. Those Acts of Synod are sent to all church councils and it’s for them to then ratify the...