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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…

ICRC – Right to Exist?

The decision of the International Conference of Reformed Churches (ICRC) to suspend membership of the RCN (GKv) has been big news on some Christian websites…

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,…

To leave the GKv (RCN)

In 2013 my wife and I were in Holland and spoke with a couple of widowed cousins about the decline in the GKv. We were unable to persuade them to leave the GKv and to join the continuing reformed churches of our Lord. However, they assured us that, if ever…

Next step for GKv: unity with NRC

Once a church takes steps in a certain direction it is often hard to change course. We see an example of that in the matter of women in office. When our Dutch sister churches, the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (GKv), appointed a committee to study that…

FRCA deputies’ address to RCN Synod Meppel

Rev Anderson and Rev Hagg, representing the Free Reformed Churches of Australia, recently addressed the Synod (at Meppel) of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (RCN/GKv) as follows: Esteemed delegates of Synod and honoured guests On behalf of the Free…

Canadian Reformed Churches address to Synod Meppel (April 2017) about their relationship

Last month delegates from Australia, Canada, Africa, USA, Brazil, Asia, Europe and elsewhere visited Synod Meppel 2017 of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (GKv). The Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC), after their greetings and following an update…

Is Christ’s Prayer in John 17 a command for us?

April 20, 2017 - 11:06 am in Church unity

Prof Dr H.J. Schilder’s  explanation on John 17 Christ’s high-priestly prayer in John 17 is often used to promote unity amongst different church federations. Specifically verse 21 of this chapter: "…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me,…

FRCA Synod Baldivis’s decision regarding the RCNZ – furthering the discussion

For decades now, the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) have seen the necessity for the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ) to break their relations with the Christian Reformed Church of Australia (CRCA). A sister relationship between the RCNZ…

The FRCA decision on the RCNZ and its relationship with the CRCA

November 21, 2016 - 11:51 am in Church unity, Free Reformed Churches of Australia

I do not understand how the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA), of which I am happy to be a member, could decide to enter a sister church relationship with the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ)[i]. In this article I explain my difficulty. For…