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by Harm Bouwman, Translated by Peter Vander Schaaf   A. In the Scriptures The Reformed (Gereformeerden) recognized a big difference between the Sabbath and the ecclesiastical holidays, in that the Sabbath was an ordinance of God and the holidays were set by the church. In reaction against the Romish misuses of holidays, the Reformed sometimes overreacted; but the principle from which they set out was unimpeachable. God had prescribed a specific number of feasts for Israel. These formed an organic whole, a cycle formed according to the holy count of seven, which had its beginning in the Sabbath. Just as God...

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by H. Bouwman, Translated by Peter Vander Schaaf   Introduction Wherever there are Reformed Churches, Gereformeerd Kerkrecht1 is regarded as one of the fundamental texts on the Church Order; but finding any biographical information on its author is difficult. I have yet to find any sources in English. I am grateful to the librarians at the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary for providing two Dutch books which give some insight into the life and times of Dr. Harm Bouwman. These are: Onder Veilige Hoede: De Theologische School Te Kampen Gedurende de Jaren 1854-1924 (Under Safe Care: The Theological School of Kampen during...

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