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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75 years Liberation

75 years Liberation: back to the firm ground of God’s covenant The Act of Liberation or Return was read out 75 years ago (11 August 1944) and signed by several members and overseers of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. By this action they liberated themselves from decisions...

Mixed Courtship

Ministers of the Word and elders have, over the years, stressed that young church members should not court boys and girls outside their church or a recognised sister church. Yet youthful optimism can overlook dangers and ignore warnings so that from time to time such courtships develop,...

Open the School Doors?

The early migrants who instituted the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) and the Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC) saw the great importance of establishing schools for the covenant children of the church. Indeed, in Australia those migrants were so conscious of the need to provide reformed schooling...

Ongoing Reformation

Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; ...Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.                   Isaiah 1:16a, 18 (NKJV) Israel in deformation  ...

A Power of Delusion

Considered to be one of the most difficult passages in the Bible, 2 Thessalonians 2 deals with the coming of the man of lawlessness. There has been a lot of speculation about who this ‘man of lawlessness’ is. But that’s not the focus of this article. What...

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...