The church owes a debt to the Synod of Dort for the contribution it made in four areas: Bible translation, church order, liturgy, and Sabbath observation.
Various reasons are given to compel the church to accept homosexuality as normal, such as, "You must not judge, you must love others, you must forgive." This article evaluates these reasons, and shows that homosexuality is a sin.
One of the battles which resulted in the formation of the Christian Reformed Church was that members of Freemasons where allowed to be church members of the Reformed Church of America. This led to members separating from this church and forming the Christian Reformed Church.
This article looks at four different approaches to the inspiration of Scripture: denying inspiration, believing in partial inspiration, adding something extra to Scripture, or accepting Scripture as the inspired word of God. The author also discusses the relationship between inspiration and revelation, showing what it means to confess biblical inspiration.
The only way in which God can be known is through His self-revelation. Man cannot get to know God through his own effort. God reveals Himself to man because of the covenant that He made with mankind. In this article the author highlights some modern threats to gaining this knowledge of God; namely, agnosticism, skepticism, rationalism, and mysticism.
It was Martin Bucer’s influence on Calvin which made him to return to Geneva with the mandate to restore church discipline there. Despite opposition, John Calvin was not deterred. Calvin restored the church to be self-governing and independent. Discipline should be applied both to life and doctrine, with no exceptions for office bearers. This article gives three reasons for discipline in the church.
The church must preach the will of God with respect to the obedience owed the state, and the church must make plain the will of God for government. What tasks does God give to government? What calling does the government have towards the citizens? When does government overstep its calling? The author looks at the state as the servant of God.