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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  • November 25, 2017 - 11:42 am in Daily Life, Meditations

    What do we go by?

    Ted Richards loves parrots.  Ted is a lonely man who knows almost nobody. He does not know whether his parents are still alive. For years he's had no contact with them. He only has contact with…
  • October 21, 2017 - 1:03 pm in Church doctrine, Meditations

    No Partiality

    A wealthy, well-dressed dignified man in fine clothes and wearing gold rings comes into church. The sexton respectfully ushers him in and gives him a seat in a place of honour. Then a poor humble…
  • October 14, 2017 - 9:52 am in Meditations, Uncategorized

    Two Communities

    “No one likes be made an object of ridicule. No one likes to be hated and attacked. People were made by God to live in communion and we instinctively seek that,” says Rev J Kroeze in a recent…
  • October 7, 2017 - 11:52 am in Church History, Meditations

    No Coalition in Denial of Antithesis

    In 1946, two years after the church Liberation of 1944, K Schilder published the following meditation (here translated). [i] It has a context. The ‘synodical’ churches, which had suspended and…
  • September 29, 2017 - 12:45 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

    God’s agenda and the lawless one

    It’s no secret that the western world, with its roots in Christianity, is becoming increasingly secular. The recent moves to accept homosexuality and hence same sex marriage (SSM) as a legitimate…
  • September 14, 2017 - 12:47 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

    The Son of God hold us in His hands

    There are Christians who say or imply that if only we do this or that we can fix the problems in our lives. But is this necessarily true? And if we face difficulties and hardships, is this necessarily…
  • June 12, 2017 - 12:24 pm in Meditations

    “Unless the LORD builds …” – Nehemiah’s Rebuilding

    “Unless the LORD builds the house those who build it labour in vain” says the psalmist. So if we want the LORD to build, we need to make sure that what we’re building (or rebuilding) is pleasing…
  • 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 24, 2017 - 5:04 pm in Meditations

    Ascension Fruits

    "And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was" (John 7:5). One of the fruits of Christ’s ascension is that today He is our advocate…
  • May 15, 2017 - 8:17 pm in Meditations

    Searching for the Permanent Home

    a fugitive and a wanderer you shall be on the earth ... and he (Cain) built a city. Genesis 4: 12b, 17 and (Abraham) lived in tents, ... for he waited for the city which has foundations. Hebrews…
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