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The LORD – on whom we depend

November 13, 2018 - 5:59 pm in Church History, Daily Life, Special Feast Days, Uncategorized

What follows is broadly based on notes of a sermon Rev PKA deBoer preached on Psalm 124 in the Free Reformed Church, Mt Nasura, on Armistice Day (commemorating the end of World War 1, 100 years ago) last Sunday, 11/11/2018. In it he highlighted our ongoing…

The Church, Bulwark of the Truth 3

September 26, 2018 - 10:29 pm in Church History, Confessions

Rev K Bruning concludes his speech[i] as follows The Doings of the Lord Finally, let me say a few words about that other point: that we are to esteem…

The Church, Bulwark of the Truth 2

September 24, 2018 - 10:27 pm in Church doctrine, Church History, Confessions

In the previous instalment Rev K Bruning was critical of those who say: the Confession is merely human work but the Bible is God’s Word. This playing…

The Church, Bulwark of the Truth 1

Recently articles have been published on this site about efforts in Holland and America to entice ‘outsiders’ to church. Such efforts involve changing the church’s doctrine and practices, making them acceptable to the world so that strangers feel more…

Prophecy and the Pope’s Deal with China

February 28, 2018 - 12:29 pm in Church History, Persecution of Christians, Sects, World history

The pope is doing a deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In March, the Roman Catholic Church will give the Communist Party the power to appoint bishops in China. Just what the pope’s hope is remains unclear but what is clear is that here we have…

Luther’s beautiful break with the age-old error of the church

October 31, 2017 - 12:10 pm in Church History

Today, 31 October 2017, we remember that exactly 500 years ago Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg. Those theses were a reminder that depending entirely on the Lord does not come easy for us. To believe that we are saved only…

No Coalition in Denial of Antithesis

October 7, 2017 - 11:52 am in Church History, Meditations

In 1946, two years after the church Liberation of 1944, K Schilder published the following meditation (here translated). [i] It has a context. The ‘synodical’ churches, which had suspended and deposed faithful people because they refused to teach Kuyper’s…

Concerned members discuss leaving the RCN (GKv)

Why refer, yet again, to something happening in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN or in Dutch GKv) on the other side of the globe? First because, although ‘our’ FRCA have suspended relations with the RCN/GKv, they are still our sister churches.…

Klaas Schilder remembered

March 23, 2017 - 12:46 pm in Church History

Today, the 23rd March 2017, it is 65 years ago that Dr K Schilder passed away. Exactly eight years earlier, to the day, he was unjustly deposed from office. That and related events led to the church of our Lord being continued under a new name, the Reformed…

The Church Struggle of the 1960s (part 4)

September 26, 2016 - 7:31 pm in Church History

A number of ministers in our Dutch sister churches during the 1960s were no longer reformed in their thinking. Through their writing and speaking they showed that they were unthankful for the Lord’s work of Liberation, were no longer faithful to Scripture…