The General Synod of the Gereformeerde Kerkenhas been busy for some months already in another one of its protracted sessions. This time, ironically, it is called the Synod of Dordrecht! The reader should bear in mind that in recent years the synod has fallen into the evil habit of functioning as a kind of super-church, or super-consistory. It meets for a few weeks, then recesses, then meets again; and thus one synod is hardly finished for the year before another must begin to meet.
The RES Response To Our Letter Last time, in introducing the subject of the invitation to our churches from the RES, we quoted in full the decision of our churches in 1968. This decision was forwarded to the RES Secretariat and to the convening church of the RES-Amsterdam prior to the meeting of the Reformed Ecumenical Synod in 1968. What became of this letter? What response was there?
And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!