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Rev. Woudenberg is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan. We recently received a copy of an article (which has by this time probably appeared in print) written by Dr. J. DeJong, editor of the Clarion magazine of the Canadian Reformed Churches, the Canadian wing of the Liberated Churches. I was happy to receive it; for, if we are to gain a full understanding of this important chapter of our history, it is important that we understand also how those on the Liberated side of these issues perceive the matters with which we have been concerned. His article read...

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Rev. Woudenberg is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan. As our last article we published an editorial by Dr. J. DeJong from the Clarion magazine of the Canadian Reformed Churches, reflecting on what I had written in the Christian Renewal. In this editorial Dr. DeJong focused on the historical aspect of our studies, and especially on what I had said about the centrally important 1949 letter of Prof. B. Holwerda. This is well; but, if we are to gain a correct perspective on this letter, I believe it is necessary to review the history behind it, which...

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Rev. Woudenberg is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was in the months following Schilder’s visit that the first indications of difficulty began to come to the surface. The difficulty was first with Schilder himself. If he had really believed our differences to be only a matter of terminology, was it not to be expected that on his return to the Netherlands he would have begun to explain the essential similarities between our positions, and thus work toward developing a common terminology which would bring us together? Instead, however, his writings went on as though his...

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