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 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...

Organized Death in The Netherlands

As Western civilization becomes more and more secularized and essentially neo-pagan, the effects are felt in every aspect of life, including the value one places on human life. The scourge of abortion and euthanasia is a terrible testimony to...

Church membership governs political and social action

The late Rev D vanDijk, who gave good leadership during the critical events at the time of the church liberation of 1944, was not someone to beat about the bush. He gave straight, principled answers on a variety of subjects. In 1981, a time when there was...

Mike Pence on China and the USA

In October the USA vice president, Mike Pence, very frankly and bluntly expressed the USA’s concerns about China. The Chinese government, he said, is using political, economic, military and propaganda tools to promote its interests and benefits in the USA and is increasingly trying to “influence and interfere in...

The mother promise that is being fulfilled in the great world battle

The two parties engaged in the battle Revelation 12:1-6 speaks of a fiery red dragon seeking to destroy a woman, first while she is pregnant and then after she has given birth. Prof B Holwerda, in a sermon on these verses, shows how the dragon represents Satan and the nations...