People believing they need to celebrate the birth of God

Instead of protesting against restriction measures people better would take more cautious measures not to infect others. There is also reason enough to make yourself useful in these difficult times.

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.

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…