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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Joy

“… our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in the power of the Holy Spirit and with full conviction … And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the...

Genesis 3:15 – the antithesis and a glorious victory

All history is the story of the antithesis. It started in paradise and will end when the Lord Jesus returns. Only God knows when that will be, but the Lord Jesus teaches us to be alert to the signs of the times (Mt 24). So let’s note...

Genesis 3:15 – the antithesis reveals God’s gracious salvation

Imagine having been given everything to make you eternally, gloriously happy and then throwing it all away in order to become a miserable slave without a happy future. You’d need to be absolutely mad, wouldn’t you? Yet that’s what our first parents, Adam and Eve, did (and...

Genesis 3:15 – the antithesis and hostile separation

The Longest Warfare The history of mankind is a history of battles; some very brief, others lengthy. The shortest recorded war—the 1896 Anglo-Zanzibar War—lasted only 45 minutes! The longest was the Eighty Years’ War between Holland and Spain (1568-1648). However, what secular historians don’t report, but God’s Word...

Jude’s epistle and us (2)

The previous article ended with a quote from a speech Brother Peter ‘t Hart held at a Women’s League Day about the book of Jude. What follows is a continuation of what he said. “What is our responsibility towards the purity of the church and towards the...

Jude’s epistle and us (1)

Some prophets and apostles use powerful language. Take Jude. You stand amazed at such a passionate, thunderous denunciation of men “marked out” for “condemnation”. Apparently some bad fellows had quietly slipped into the church and had “given themselves over to sexual immorality”, “gone after strange flesh” and...

The injustice of Israel’s ‘justice’ in Judges 20&21

To avoid being sodomised by sexual perverts, a Levite hands them his concubine (Judges 19). She is raped and abused through the night and left to die. The Levite, deeply upset by what’s happened, carves his concubine into twelve pieces and sends a bloodied portion to each...

The horror event of Judges 19

There is this shockingly macabre event in the Bible about an Israelite who gives his concubine to a band of wicked men. They pack rape her and leave her to die. Her husband, a Levite, then carves her up and sends a part to each tribe. All...

Ascension – Christ, the Head of his congregation

"And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body" (Ephesians 1:22 and 23a). God the Father carries out His plan of redemption through Christ. He gave His only begotten Son in the manger...

Salvation Issues?

Have you ever been involved in a disagreement over something the Bible teaches when suddenly someone exclaims, “But that’s not a salvation issue!” And that’s where the conversation stops short.  Someone will bring up, say, theistic evolution and after a few rounds of discussion about whether it’s...