2020 World Time to pause

The first trimester of 2020 was one which overtook us all. The corona crisis and lockdown will leave some traces for some time, have an impact for several years. Lots of people in many countries got limited where they could go and were restricted in their life contacts. Churches were closed and lots of people […]

Wes Bredenhof on Abraham Kuyper

Going further to look at Abraham Kuyper we must take in consideration the many Bijbelvorsers or Bible researchers who protested in the 12th and 16th century and at the statement of the Reformed faith in 37 articles written by Guido de Brès Confessio Belgica (Belgic Confession) which was being deleted by the General Synod 1905 of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland).

In this article we also review how Wes Bredenhof looks at Kuyper and his evolution of faith.

Isolated students and internet learning

Our big problem, certainly for the sort of believers we are, is that most of us live in isolation spread far away from each other all over the world. The online environment potentially intensifies the isolation a student might experience in any language-learning process or in an absence of face to face guidance how to […]

The Prophets Inquire into and Testify About Salvation

From the books of prophets we should come to see who the promised Messiah is and from the Messianic Scriptures we can learn further how we can be sure of setting the promised salvation into a joyful peaceful life for ever.

Women in Ministry? Read the Journals

Academic journals form the lifeblood of scholarly debate and discourse. Theologies and textbooks, even grammars and lexicons, rarely give you the fuller, deeper picture into the larger debate on a topic. For example we can find Richard Cervin and Wayne Grudem discussing the role of women in church and their conversation concerning κεφαλή (“head”) in biblical literature.

A Voice to give in May 2019

In the 15th century, the invention of the Gutenberg press meant that every literate Christian could read the Bible for themselves. This sowed the seeds for the Protestant reformation in which the self-interpreted Bible supplanted the church magisterium as the basic authority for Christian teaching. In the 21st century, the Internet and specifically the blogosphere and […]

Decrease in church attendance not only a recent feature #5 Necessity of attendance

By lots of people is faith about trust and can be seen that they do not have any trust in institutions like churches. Everywhere can be found empty churches or churches made into libraries or shops and even discotheques.
In the West it often looks like we have come in a Post-Christian world.

Russia and evangelisation

In many countries the door-to-door evangelists have historically served as a bellwether for religious freedom for other minority groups. In Russia, that includes evangelicals, who remain ambivalent over whether to defend the rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses as a fellow non-Orthodox faith. “Considering that the religion of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is professed by hundreds of thousands […]

Place for a fifth and sixth house in Christendom

It looks like we have come in a time several people are not pleased to feel as if they are shunned by one or more religious groups where they normally would belong to. In the midst of previous century it started by some non-trinitarian groups who wanted others to know the Holy Name of God. […]

The Field is the World #4 Many who leave the church

At the end of the 20th century lots of Roman Catholics in our regions had enough of their church which had seemed to have told many lies and had protected lots of clergy who had abused minors. The sex-abuses of the previous century made lots of people very cross with church, and strangely enough instead […]

Doemdenkers en ons lijden

Nu de Bijbelvorsers, Vereniging voor Bijbelstudie zal ontheven worden, wensen wij toch nog enkele oude geschriften op deze website te plaatsen. Het is ook mogelijk dat de Christadelphia Webs website in 2015 zal opgeheven worden. Op 9 oktober 2012 schreven wij: Op Christadelphia wordt in enkele artikelen in gegaan op hetgeen sommige doemdenkers ons over […]

A god who gave his people commandments and laws he knew they never could keep to it

Sayings that Jesus has to be God Very often we encounter Christian writings where is said Jesus has to be God because no man is ever capable to be without sin or to keep to God’s commandments. This month is not different to others. Once again we found a person saying on his website If […]

Judge every preacher by his preaching the gospel of your salvation

“I beg you carefully to judge every preacher, not by his gifts, not by his elocutionary powers, not by his status in society, not by the respectability of his congregation, not by the prettiness of his church, but by this – does he preach the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation?” – Charles […]

Soviet Witnesses

Originally posted on And the Words became Books:
Emily B. Baran. Dissent on the Margins: How Soviet Jehovah’s Witnesses Defied Communism and Lived to Preach about It. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. There is something deeply satisfying about stories of people stubbornly defying a repressive regime that denies them basic religious freedoms. In this fascinating history of Jehovah’s…

Conclusion of the synod of bishops for seeing the family in the light of the Gospel and church tradition

For Pope Francis I the Synod of bishops which came to an end last Saturday, was not about settling all the issues having to do with the family, but rather attempting to see them in the light of the Gospel and the Church’s tradition and two-thousand-year history. If it could bring the joy of hope, […]

Synod of Bishops concerning minors

From October 4 until the 25th , 2015 the Roman Catholic church fathers are discussing the vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world. For sure that is a subject which most Christian denominations should take under the loop. At the beginning of the 21st century we can find […]

Growing rift between observant parents and their children

Our Western capitalist world may have many problems and the youngsters may be the ping-pong ball in the game between parents and social media. Everywhere in the Northern hemisphere we can see that youngsters may be tempted by lots of gadgets and lots of ‘video’s’ or films which lure them away from more serious thoughts […]

Three years ago and look back at several decennials ago

From Word Press I received the notice Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago! Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging! 144 postings were placed, which is not much and there was not such a regularity, but on other Christadelphian sites people could find enough material to think […]

Approachers of ideas around gods, philosophers and theologians

Many find because a deity can not scientifically proven there is therefore no deity existing. However, they do not ask themselves what scientific rules should be applied and of which or where the authenticity or accuracy of this knowledge can come from. Many things that were once seen as scientifically valid are disrupted by the […]