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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Teenage Girls and the Transgender Craze

It’s a parents’ worst nightmare. Your teenage daughter comes home and says she’s a boy in a girl’s body. She gives a boy’s name that she wants to be called by in future and expects that you will refer to her using he/him pronouns instead of she/her. She requests...

Christian couple witness of the truth

In the preamble to the theme of a New Year’s Eve sermon held in the FRC Kelmscott, Rev A Souman referred to Byron and Keira Hordyk who’d been in the news again recently. I say ‘again’ because a couple of years ago, when they sought to foster a child...

God controls the rise and demise of the world

“… scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they wilfully forget: that by the word...

Immanuel – God with us

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). (This article is largely based on a ‘Christmas sermon’ on Matthew 1:22,23 by Rev R Bredenhof.) There’s such wonderful comfort in knowing that God is with us. For there's nothing worse...

Babylonian Confusion: a closer look at gender ideology

Recently in America there was a hearing for the nomination of Chief Justice-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. During such a hearing 22 delegates of the Senate are allowed to put the Chief Justice-designate to the test. The Republican senator Marsha Blackburn asked the following question: “Can...

Reformed Schools– a joint responsibility

At a recent school association meeting someone said that the School Board should focus less on the covenant and instead stress more that the school belongs to the parents. That might sound okay, since parents are the ones who make the vows at baptism; they promise to instruct their...

Death, comfort and the glory that awaits

A death in the family, or the death of a close friend, can be a source of much grief. Suddenly, or perhaps after an illness, one is confronted by the reality that the person is no longer here. Sometimes we read of how people in the world grieve for...

Church History Narratives for Everyone 

This will be a very brief article. Today, 31 October, is Reformation Day. We remember in particular the great deeds of the Lord in liberating His people from what had become a very corrupt and doctrinally deviant church. We still benefit from what the Lord granted at that time,...

The great value of knowing church history

Reformed believers will know that the Great Reformation of the 16th century, which we remember each October 31st (next Monday), is just part of the much bigger picture of God’s Son gathering, defending and preserving His church from the beginning to the end of the world (LD 21). There’s...

Expect persecution

Australia, like much of Western civilisation, has moved from a broadly Christian culture, through a post-Christian culture, to what is becoming an anti-Christian culture. So, expect persecution. Christians in some Muslim countries in Africa and in Afghanistan have had to endure persecution for decades and there is, lamentably, plenty of...