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“The Fall of Assen”

A review article of the book, “DE VAL VAN ASSEN,” by DR. J. SCHELHAAS H ZN., Uitgeverij Bolland, Vlaardingen, 1968, 92 pp., f 5.25. Perhaps a fair number of our readers have never heard of Assen, let alone its fall, which is the title of this book under review. Assen is a city of the […]

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Contending for the Faith in the Netherlands

The Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk (Dutch Reformed Church) came into existence with the reformation of the Roman Church in the 16th century. Many of its fine buildings date back to before the Reformation and are historically and architecturally of great interest. During the 19th century fidelity to the Word of God deteriorated in the Netherlands, as […]

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Interpreting Genesis 2 and 3

Thursday September 21, 1967 marked the end of a forty-one-year period in the history of the Gereformeerde Kerken in the Netherlands. On that day, their General Synod meeting in Lunteren declared that the literal interpretation of Genesis 2 and 3 advocated by the well-known Synod of Assen (1926) is no longer binding and that the […]

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What is Happening in the Netherlands (IV)

Again we ask the question: what is happening to our sister-church in the Netherlands? Without any doubt the dean of theologians in this church is Prof. Dr. C. C. Berkouwer, a man internationally known both for his erudition and kindness. I n his younger years he was an apologist of Assen (1926) as is evident […]

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Interpreting Genesis 2 and 3 (I)

What is history? To pose the question, especially as it relates to the second and third chapters of the book of Genesis is to go to the root of a controversial issue. Presently, many Christians are seeking a satisfactory answer to the question of history in Genesis 2 and 3. Whereas in former years they […]

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What is Happening in the Netherlands (III)

WE REPEAT THE QUESTION: what is happening to our sister-church in the Netherlands? Last year a most-promising theologian, Dr. H. M. Kuitert, was appointed professor of Systematic Theology at the Free University. This appointment was a public testimony. At the end of the former year Dr. Kuitert had been accused by Prof. Van Riessen, who teaches […]

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What’s Happening in the Netherlands? (2)

In THE BANNER (official organ of the Christian Reform ed Church), December 15, 1967, an article appeared entitled “What’s Happening In The Netherlands?(I)” The author of this article, Dr. Louis Praasma, expresses concern because of certain theological trends and developments in the Gereformeerde Kerken. Quoting various writers, Dr. Praasma points out that there are theologians in […]

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Berkouwer on Holy Scripture

A new Berkouwer book lies before me; one of his great series: Dogmatic Studies. It is a long-expected one, not only because the doctrine of Holy Scripture is basic to the conception of all other doctrines, but also because this doctrine is most relevant to all present-day discussions. This first volume differs in methodology from the […]

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The Bible credits Solomon with being a very wise man. Yet his wisdom, wealth, power and prestige brought temptations which overcame him. An Oriental king must have a harem and the greater the king, the greater should be the harem. With the adulation that came to him from every quarter as his reputation grew, especially these […]

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