Welcome to ReformedContinua.nlIn order to explain why Reformed Continua was ‘brought forth’ we will have to explore some recent ‘church history’ that took place in the Netherlands.
We start with a synod held at a village named Mariënberg in 2005. At this synod the delegates decided (among other things) the following: ‘The Reformed Churches (restored) of The Netherlands desire wholeheartedly to seek unity with all those who faithfully adhere to Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as confessed in the Three Forms of Unity (the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dordt) and the Church Order of Dordt.
In line with the above this synod appointed deputies for ‘Contact with Churches Abroad’ in order to actively seek this unity.
During this ‘search for unity’ these deputies ‘stumbled across’ a lack of English reading material related to the recent developments within the Reformed Churches of The Netherlands.
Hence the idea was conceived to issue a ‘magazine’ in the English language. The aim is to inform people about the Reformed Churches of The Netherlands (restored); events leading to the Liberation of 2003; as well as providing background information concerning related issues.
It is our intention to publish Reformed Continua on a regular basis. To start off we hope to do so twice a year, in January and July.
To accommodate to everyone reading this magazine we make the assumption that little is known about the subjects covered. For this reason we start off with some general articles informing about the Reformed churches in The Netherlands. In this way, we hope, you will become more familiar with them.
With Christian greetings,
on behalf of the deputies for contact with churches abroad,
Joh. Houweling, (chairman)