A closed Lord’s Supper Table is not proof of a sectarian spirit but shows ecclesiastical faithfulness

In our contacts with other churches we find differing views about who may attend the Lord’s Supper. The late Prof. J Geertsema (CanRC) identified...

For and against

He who is not against us is for us. He who is not with me is against me.He who does not gather with me...

Coldplay, rock music and Christians

Last November the band Coldplay performed twice in Perth, Western Australia. According to the mass media 120,000 people attended two concerts by what it...

Lord’s Day 38 and Christian day schools

LD 38. What does God require in the fourth commandment?First, that the ministry of the Gospel and schools be maintained…Second, that all the days...

The Dynamics of Christ’s Church-gathering Work

Somebody asked Rev. E. Heres, of the DGK, to write an article about “the dynamics of Christ's church gathering work” in line with Article...

ChatGPT and the Christian

Recently I received a letter from a reader in Canada alerting me to the potential danger of using ChatGPT, particularly for making sermons by...

As churches how do we deal with other churches? 4 (& final)

Can someone who is a member of another church, partake in the celebration of the Holy Supper? If so, what are the conditions? For...

As churches how do we deal with other churches? 3

What are the dangers of pluriformity and denominationalism? Definitions Pluriformity of the church is the idea that different churches may coexist beside each other while worshipping...

As churches how do we deal with other churches? 2

 Seeking unity Unity with other existing churches In addition to continually examining our own church in light of God’s Word, we must, over time, also look...

As churches how do we deal with other churches? 1

What makes you a church of Jesus Christ? Christ and His churchWe believe in Christ as our Savior and the Head of His Church....

Anger over sin

READ: Joshua 7:1-12 So the LORD said to Joshua: ‘Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face? Israel has sinned, and they have...

The Child with the Two Names

"And you shall call His name Jesus... And you shall give Him the name Immanuel" (Matt. 1:21,23). The Child, whose birth we commemorate coming Monday...

KLAAS SCHILDER – THE EARLY YEARS

Today 133 years ago a child was born into a poor Christian family who was to be used by God for great things. He...

Response to a minister’s questions

A few months ago, I published an article in Una Sancta (1 July 2023) titled “Blurring the Boundaries”. In it I said that while...

SOLA SCRIPTURA, SOLA FIDE, SOLA GRATIA

October 31 is again Reformation Day. I assume you are all familiar with the history of the Great Reformation, an event that set in...