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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Ask, Seek, Knock

The Saviour used parables related to familiar daily events in order to instruct His disciples, and thereby us. In Luke 11 Jesus uses such a story to teach us about prayer. His disciples asked him how to pray. He not only gave them the perfect prayer but...

Europe Submits to Islam

On October 25, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) essentially ruled that criticizing Mohammed, the founder of Islam, means inciting hatred and therefore such criticism is not protected free speech. With this verdict, Europe was basically told to submit to Islam. The case involved Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff,...

Loveless Love

“In love we must be able to differ from one another.  Love creates an atmosphere of tolerance to recognize and respect different, even opposing viewpoints. In love, I have a right to my view, and you to yours, without condemning each other. The love of Christ drives us...

Interview with Rev van Gurp about causes of deformation in RCN

Preface You may know that in 2003, after years of concerns about deformation in the RCN (GKv), and after concerned members had their appeals to successive synods rejected, some people liberated themselves from the unscriptural teachings and practices...

The Trust Test

There is a story about a famous fellow who walked across the Niagara Falls on a tight-rope. Whether the story is entirely factual, I do not know; but the event was said to have taken place a long time ago with huge crowds of onlookers.

How do we handle trials?

Living in a fallen and sinful world, Christians are not exempt from experiencing trials, tribulation and suffering. Struggles and afflictions are never far away. Throughout history believers have cried out to God, expressing the same sentiments articulated in Psalm 25, “Turn to me, and be gracious to me, for I am...

The two sides to the church

Look back over the history of the church and there will always be things to criticize – and with good reason. The church owes its existence not to men, who time and again have made a mess of things, but to Jesus Christ who gathers, defends and...

Your Word is the Truth (John 17:17)

Relativising the Truth The other day I was leafing through a birthday album on the counter of a bookstore. Each day of the year carried a ‘saying’. A long row of names mentioned the wise of the earth who lived during the many centuries...

Teach Us to Number Our Days

This year-change article is by Dr C van Dam. As the last day on the last page of the calendar announces the end of one year and anticipates the coming of the next one, we are again reminded of the transience of life. The older...

God’s supreme power is shown when He brought His only begotten Son into the world

"And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered" (Luke 2:1). There is divine irony throughout history. When men in high places appear to rule supreme, God shows that He is the One who is really in control and acts for the sake of His kingdom and the glory of His own name. Christmas—the...