This article mourns the misunderstanding now prevalent in relation to the gospel of Christ. It starts with an attempt to provide a biblical understanding of the use of nouns and verbs related to the word "gospel" and proceeds to explain what is meant by that word. The definition covers the basic message of the biblical story and also details how it must be told today in order to faithfully reflect the biblical message.
This article reveals the hazards that issue from Arminian teaching. Some of those mentioned are: the plain sense of much of Scripture is harmed, salvation by works is advocated, man's ability to reason is exalted, and God is forbidden from doing as he wants.
This article examines the objection often levelled against the Calvinistic doctrines of election and reprobation. The objection often raised is that these are inconsistent with the goodness of God. The article shows that these objections are unfounded, and that the Arminian doctrines make salvation impossible by denying that it is by grace and also by works.
In striving against the Remonstrants - the heirs of Arminian heresy - the synod that met in Dordrecht in 1618/19 was fighting for church unity. False doctrine divides the church. The synod understood that church unity can only be attained on the basis of the truth. This truth must be embraced and confessed by the true church.