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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The finest thing

Around the time of WW2 there was a school principal named A Janse, a God-fearing man with a deep knowledge of Scripture, who wrote much about reformed education. Here’s what he said about the finest thing we can do, in contrast to what some may think: The finest and highest...

I am the LORD your God (The Bible Narrated for Young Adults, Vol. 1)

I am the LORD your God is the first volume of a 5-book series by Wolf Meesters (a pseudonym for W Meijer who also wrote the church history series, Young People’s History of the Church). And it’s a gem! One of my sons systematically reads through the series to...

Addiction to Pornography

The evil of pornography pervades our culture. Who can open a newspaper or look something up on the internet (let alone watch TV and movies) and not be confronted with it? Yet it destroys relationships among people and with God. Rev Archbald of the RCNZ, while addressing the FRCA...

The Preached Word

This meditation about Easter is by the late Rev Herman Knoop, a reformed minister who survived Dachau (see A Theatre in Dachau) and who was an instrument in God’s hand in the Church Liberation of 1944. JN The Preached Word "But the angel answered and said to the women, ‘do not...

Klaas Schilder – Defender of the Truth

In the preservation of His church our Lord Jesus Christ, who not only gathers but also defends and preserves His church, has from time-to-time moved certain men as instruments in His hand to save His people from false doctrine and lead them back to the Truth of God’s Word...

Reformed Christians and the war in Ukraine

We’ve become used to the secular press, in its daily news about world events, totally ignoring that Christ is in full control. Christ’s church, however, remembers Jesus’ words to His disciples that “all authority has been given me in heaven and on earth”. And so we see Him at...

Sphere Sovereignty and its lack of Scriptural basis

I should say some more about sphere sovereignty: first, because some CanRC readers have defended sphere sovereignty in reaction to my previous article; second, readers (from Canada and Australia) have referred me to video links of Canadian Baptist ministers whose promotion of sphere sovereignty, the readers say, is making inroads...

Be Thankful

In a meditation titled “Be Thankful” Rev M Janssens raises the question of whether it’s possible to always be thankful. Paul says somewhere: gives thanks to God in everything. But, asks Rev Janssens, is that expecting too much? As the Church of the Lord, we’ve just had our annual Thanksgiving...

Sphere sovereignty and our attitude to the government in the present situation

Should the government be able to say who can (e.g., the vaccinated) and who cannot (e.g., the unvaccinated) attend church? Should the government be able to tell the Christian school that only vaccinated teachers may be permitted to teach? As a result of governmental mandates relating to the pandemic,...

Contemporary Christian Music (# 3): A tool for evangelism?

In the previous two articles, attention was drawn to worldliness within the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) industry, as well as the musical style’s incompatibility with the worship of God. A final argument used in defence of CCM is an appeal to its use for spreading the gospel. For example, Kanye...