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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  • January 26, 2018 - 12:42 pm in Uncategorized

    Australia Day

    Today, January 26th, is celebrated as Australia Day. It commemorates the arrival of the first fleet of British ships in 1788 and the settlement of Australia—up till then inhabited by Aborigines…
  • 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 3, 2017 - 10:15 am in Uncategorized

    How the Gold has Lost its Lustre!

    The following article is about the present situation in the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands – liberated (RCN or GKv). How the gold has lost its lustre, the fine gold become dull! The sacred…
  • 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 5, 2017 - 11:07 am in Uncategorized

    Understanding Terminology

    “I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.” (John Calvin) Recently I was privileged to have a lively discussion on the difference between what we call the…
  • Next step for GKv: unity with NRC

    Once a church takes steps in a certain direction it is often hard to change course. We see an example of that in the matter of women in office. When our Dutch sister churches, the Reformed Churches…
  • June 14, 2017 - 11:55 am in Uncategorized

    Korea addresses Synod Meppel

    The Kosin Presbyterian Church in Korea addressed the RCN (GKv) general synod at Meppel 7 April 2017. Their observations about the difference between reformed and evangelical is particularly pertinent.…
  • More than a Synod Decision

    This article by Rev E Heres of the DGK[i] shows that although there is much focus on whether the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (GKv)[ii] will decide to allow women in office, this issue is…
  • March 24, 2016 - 9:58 am in Uncategorized

    Sport and Play

    We live in a country wherein, as in so many other countries, sport plays a prominent part. Its appeal is reflected in the broad coverage given it in the media, in the variety of sports magazines and…
  • January 29, 2016 - 7:50 pm in Uncategorized

    Forbidden Friendship

    Is every person a child of God? Yes, say many ‘Christians’ and also, apparently, Pope Francis. In a recent message released January 6th, he said: “Many think differently, feel differently, seeking…
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