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.
There is nothing so painful to Christians as witnessing the separation of Christ church. This author maintains, however, that sometimes separation is the way to obey Christ. This article looks at the influence of rationalism, biblical criticism and the church and state relationship in the Netherlands leading up to the Secession of 1834.
The Protestant Reformation was a blessing to God's church, since it brought in freedom and liberty for the individual to read and interpret Scripture. However, many reactions to the Potestant Reformation also arose. This article on church history focuses on the rise of rationalism, as well as the teachings of John Wesley and Methodism.