Spread of the Reformed Faith The Reformed faith had to earn its right of existence in the Lowlands. Its spread was continually opposed. Our Dutch fathers were to gain the faith only by purchasing it with their blood. Thousands were killed for cherishing its truth. The Calvinistic or Reformed faith gained its right to existence in the Netherlands only through suffering and death. It would be maintained only in the same way.
Politically, a measure of peace and stability had come to the Netherlands in 158 1 and it grew until the end of the Eighty Years War in 1648. The seven northern provinces had declared independence from Spain by the Act of Abjuration in 1581 and were united to defend themselves as an independent republic. Religiously, the Reformed Church became the official state religion in the Netherlands. However, not even in the seven provinces, to which Reformed believers from the southern provinces had fled, was the majority of the populace Reformed.
At the last meeting of the Foreign Mission Committee the chairman instructed the undersigned to write an informative article concerning our labors in Singapore. It is our desire to inform our people of our activities because of your interest in the spread of the gospel and because we as a committee represent you.
Introduction: The topic we wish to discuss with you in these articles concerns the nature of the Holy Scriptures. Many questions are being asked and many assertions made concerning the nature of Scripture. All these questions ultimately reveal the presuppositions the persons asking the questions and making the assertions hold with respect to the Bible: is it or is it not the Word of God?
An Evaluation of Limited Inerrancy There are three very serious errors which lie at the basis of the theory of, “limited inerrancy.” In the first place, they who hold to limited inerrancy fail to approach Scripture in faith. Secondly, they presuppose a human factor responsible for thecontent of Scripture. Thirdly, they separate the historical from revelation. They place a disjunction between sacred history and revelation.
The Foreign Mission Committee of our churches appointed the undersigned to write once again concerning our labors upon the mission field in Singapore. In March the undersigned and Mr. D. Engelsma were sent by the Foreign Mission committee and our Doon Church as your emissaries to the Gospel Literature and Tract Society of Singapore. This group was formerly known as the Gospel Letters and Tract Department (G.L.T.D.). They are now a society registered with the government of Singapore and possess the right to sponsor a missionary from a foreign country. The fact that Mr.