All the documents of the Dutch Reformed Church are read in high quality form. It includes the Belgic Confession, The Canons of Dordt and the Heidelberg Catechism bundled in this audio series.
All the documents of the Dutch Reformed Church are dramatically read in high quality form. It includes the Belgic Confession, The Canons of Dordt and the Heidelberg Catechism.
“The Decision of the Synod of Dordt on the Five Main Points of Doctrine in Dispute in the Netherlands” is popularly known as the Canons of Dordt. It consists of statements of doctrine adopted by the great Synod of Dordt which met in the city of Dordtrecht (Dordt) in 1618-1619. It was and is a complete biblical refutation of Arminian Theology.
The oldest of the doctrinal standards of the Christian Reformed Church is the Confession of Faith, popularly known as the Belgic Confession, following the seventeenth-century Latin designation “Confessio Belgica.” “Belgica” referred to the whole of the Netherlands, both north and south, which today is divided into the Netherlands and Belgium. The confession’s chief author was Guido de Bräs, a preacher of the Reformed churches of the Netherlands, who died a martyr to the faith in the year 1567.
The Heidelberg Catechism received its name from the place of its origin, Heidelberg, the capital of the German Electorate of the Palatinate. It was written at the request of Elector Frederick III, ruler of the most influential German province, the Palatinate, from 1559 to 1576. This pious Christian prince, in order that the Reformed Faith might be maintained in his province, commissioned Zacharius Ursinus, twenty-eight years of age and professor of theology at the Heidelberg University, and Caspar Olevianus, twenty-six years old and Frederick’s court preacher, to prepare a catechism for instructing the youth and for guiding pastors and teachers. Frederick obtained the advice and cooperation of the entire theological faculty in the preparation of the Catechism.
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