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The Juliana Church

The Dutch governmental city of The Hague became soon after the Reformation a center for all those who had chosen for the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. The Roman Catholic magistrates of the day were not happy with that and several Reformed preachers were put in prison, and some even killed. The whole situation changed […]

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Pella Iowa: Tulips in a Crumbled Castle (2)

In our study of the history of Pella, we have noted the reasons why Reformed believers wanted to leave the Netherlands. In addition to persecution, the farmers suffered from a severe potato blight. What makes Pella unique is the man who led the Reformed believers out of the Netherlands and to the plains of America. […]

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The Reformed Churches in the Netherlands

Introduction (by John Huizenga) Although many of our readers can trace their family history back to the Netherlands, the bond has become very weak and our Fatherland has become a Great Grandfatherland known only from secondary sources. Yet we do well to keep abreast on church news in the Netherlands as well as the other […]

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Around the World

This past summer, we two girls were privileged with something that neither of us will ever forget. We travelled around the world and learned a lot. One of the things we realized was how fortunate we are to have been brought up in Christian homes and in a country in which we have almost anything […]

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A TIME OF DECLINE (1619-1834) We discussed in the last two articles the sad condition into which the Reformed Churches had fallen in the period between the Synod of Dordt and the Secession of 1834. We discussed some of the major causes of this spiritual decline, notably the influence that the State had in the […]

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A Time of Decline (1619-1834) The Synod of Dordrecht had finished its sessions; the delegates had returned to their homes. A great victory had been won in the Church of Jesus Christ. The truth of the Reformation had triumphed over the errors of Pelagianism as they had reappeared in Arminianism. The fruit of this great […]

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A Few Opinions Resulting From a European Tour

I didn’t know how to begin this article, or perhaps I should say “where” to begin it, so I decided to put off writing until another time and read my “Reader’s Digest” instead. I turned to the article, “The Scots Among Us,” and that reminded me of the time I took the train from London, […]

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