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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The coming of the Son of man

Over the years there have been many false prophets making predictions about the end of the world. Some are from “Christian” sects, some are from other religions such as Islam and Bahai, some are “scientists” (including predictions that the sun is evolving larger and will scorch up...

The secret of the true Reformation

October 31 is Reformation Day when we remember God’s wonderful reformation of His church in the 16th Century. Thereby the Spirit of God brought His church back to the truth of His Word. What follows below is the main segment of an article by the late Prof....

Is the GKv a false church?

A recent ‘Letter to the Editor’ in Clarion asked why Dr A de Visser, in an earlier edition of Clarion, said he would not call the GKv (RCN) a false church. Dr de Visser had visited the Netherlands and written about what he saw as the likely...

Book Review: “Into the Valley of Death” by I A Morgan

What intrigued me about the front cover of this 150-page paper-back was not just the photo of a Wellington bomber, nor the caption’s promise of reading about the experiences of the writer as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, but the...

Same-sex Marriage (3)

Because God’s design for marriage has been widely scorned and dismissed in our society, it was a relatively small step to cave in to demands for same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage advocates said that anyone who has a committed loving relationship with someone, even if of the same...

The Weakening of the Institution of Marriage (2)

Recently same-sex “marriage” was centre stage and became a legal form of cohabitation. This distressing state of affairs did not, however, just drop out of the sky. There has been a gradual weakening of marriage and it may be helpful prior to discussing same-sex marriage to identify...

A BIBLICAL VIEW OF MARRIAGE (1)

Marriage is a gift of God to his creation The Present Confusion Today’s society is characterized by much confusion about the identity, place, and role of marriage. Many are bewildered and asking basic questions such as: what actually is marriage? If two people love each other, what’s wrong with...

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...