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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Remember the Risen One

Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David, was raised from the dead... (2 Timothy 2:8) There are hard times coming up. Paul, the chosen instrument of the Lord, has seen congregation after congregation instituted under his preaching. He trained helpers and evangelists. In letters and talks...

Good Friday

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46) At twelve o’clock on the Friday that Christ was crucified, a threatening darkness spread over the country. It...

Synod’s decision on more hymns gives reason for concern

Synod 2018’s decision to add another 19 hymns to an abundance of hymns already adopted for the church services is a matter of concern. That is reflected in the Brief Report of a church council meeting dealing with the FRCA Synod 2018’s decision about the Book of...

Watchfulness in respect of the doctrine

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him … (2 John :10) Have you ever noticed how often Scripture warns against false teachers and false doctrine? If all the parts of Scripture that deal with...

For the Truth of God

March 23rd, 67 years ago, Klaas Schilder died. The Lord used him to feed His sheep in the green pastures of His Word and to fight against the wolves that attacked the sheepfold. That struggle for the truth was a path of much tribulation. As he warded...

Do all believers have a task to evangelise?

What’s the difference between mission and evangelism? Mission is said to be “the official proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ by ordained servants to people who do not know or have become estranged from the gospel”. Evangelism has been defined as “sharing the gospel of Jesus...

More Hymns

Past synods of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) have rightly expressed concern about the proliferation of hymns in the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (RCN) when they were still our sister churches. However, we are ourselves slowly but surely increasing the number of hymns for...

FRCA Synod 2018’s interpretation of the CO about appeals

Suppose a church member finds a synod decision to be contrary to God’s Word. What should he do? Could he send an appeal direct to synod? Well, that used to be possible; but not anymore. At least, it is no longer possible in the Free Reformed Churches...

Why Should I Read the Acts of Synod?

That’s a good question.  After all, the Acts of General Synod are not exactly riveting reading.  They won’t win the Giller, Nobel or Booker prize and they definitely won’t be on the New York Times Best-Seller list.  The Acts are not a novel with characters you can...

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...