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GKv (RCN) in Bondage to Today’s Culture

In this article Prof Dr C Van Dam shows how the RCN (GKv) decision on women in office is symptom of a deeper problem: a new way of reading Scripture which brings them into the bondage of the prevailing culture of our day. “Our Sister Churches Open all Ecclesiastical…

Dutch Report on Women in Ecclesiastical Office

The church can expect opposition from an unbelieving world At the end of January our Dutch sister churches officially came together to begin meeting in…

“Sacrificed on the Cross” by T L Bruinius

Recently, at the end of 2014, an interesting book arrived on the market about the significance of Jesus’ crucifixion. Its title is [translated] CRUCIAL,…

Hermeneutics Conference, Hamilton, January 2014

Why all this sudden interest in hermeneutics? It’s because our Dutch sister churches, the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (RCN), are reinterpreting Scripture in order to make it more acceptable to today’s society. That’s resulted in a different…

“Read what it says” by T L Bruinius (about the new hermeneutics)

Read what it says, leave alone what you read! [1] This is the old reformed starting point for how we should read the Bible. It is the most important rule. If we abandon it we begin to read the Bible in our own way. And then we go astray. Today we hear a…

Churchism in Kampen – liberty above all things

Prof. A. de Bruijne,[3] in his column in N(ederlands) D(agblad) of November 9, 2013 under the title “Delen in de gescheurde kerk” (Sharing in the torn church), calls on readers to share his views about the division between the churches. He writes…

‘Discerning the Times’ by Rev M Retief

June 24, 2013 - 8:52 pm in Post-modernism

  The last thirty years of church history has been a history of rapid deformation.   It did not take place in one country or in one bond of churches.   Neither did it happen in a few countries or in a few bonds of churches.    It’s worldwide.  …