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....

Good Friday

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My...

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...

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 …...

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...

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...

More Hymns

Past synods of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) have rightly expressed concern about the proliferation of hymns in the Reformed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Loveless Love

“In love we must be able to differ from one another.  Love creates an atmosphere of tolerance to recognize and respect different,...

Interview with Rev van Gurp about causes of deformation in RCN

Preface You may know that in 2003, after years of concerns about deformation...

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...

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....