Defence of the Truth

Holding fast to the Truth, revealed in the Bible and confessed in our Three Forms of Unity

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  • August 15, 2017 - 12:32 pm in Daily Life

    Temples of the Holy Spirit

    The 7th commandment teaches us that one of the most beautiful things given by God – the bedroom embrace between husband and wife – is not to be defiled by adultery because, says the catechism,…
  • July 31, 2017 - 12:07 pm in Daily Life, Reformed Education

    Luther and bringing up children

    The purpose of bringing up children The central purpose of nurturing and educating children is that they serve God. And to serve God is to live out of faith. It is to walk in the love of God as His…
  • July 13, 2017 - 10:52 am in Daily Life, Politics, Uncategorized

    ‘Same-sex Marriage’

    Australians are confronted with a relentless push for ‘same-sex marriage’. ARPA[i] is urging its members to email Federal Members of Parliament and Senators. As an example of what to write, it…
  • July 11, 2017 - 12:11 pm in Daily Life

    The Need to Read what’s Good

    When Luther translated the Bible into a language that the common people could read, he broke the power of Rome. The Roman church did not want the common people to read the Bible; it wanted the people…
  • To leave the GKv (RCN)

    In 2013 my wife and I were in Holland and spoke with a couple of widowed cousins about the decline in the GKv. We were unable to persuade them to leave the GKv and to join the continuing reformed…
  • June 30, 2017 - 12:07 pm in Church doctrine, Daily Life

    Division

    Some people speak and write as if division was always sinful; and should be avoided at all costs. True, division is due to sin. There was unity and harmony in Eden before the Fall. It was sin, which…
  • June 3, 2017 - 10:58 am in Daily Life, Meditations

    Not of the world, but in the world

    "I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one" (John 17:15). The following article was written just prior to a number of young people…
  • May 27, 2017 - 12:26 pm in Daily Life

    Cinema attendance?

    I was brought up at a time when going to the cinema was forbidden for church members. It was preached against from the pulpit, warned against by elders and strictly forbidden by parents. That was…
  • May 22, 2017 - 12:00 pm in Daily Life

    The Reason for Current Massive Immigration

    Last week, ABC news published an article titled “Childless couples 'on track to be Australia's most common family type'”. It stated that: “A society dominated by childless couples could become…
  • May 6, 2017 - 12:22 pm in Daily Life

    Priority in everyday life

    This article by Rev. S. de Marie is based on a speech titled ‘Christian and Career’ which he presented January 14, 2017. Our society pays much attention to earthly gratification: money, consumption,…
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