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  Dutch Reformed Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dutch Reformed Church or Netherlands Reformed Church (in Dutch: Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk (NHK)) is a historical denomination of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin.
It was the oldest Reformed church in the Netherlands and before the demise of the Dutch Republic enjoyed status as the 'public' or 'privileged' church.
In this age of religious violence, most leaders of the dutch Reformed congregations fled abroad and the first synod of 23 dutch Reformed leaders was held in the German city of Emden in October 1571.
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 Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The doctrines of the Dutch Reformed Churches of South Africa are encapsulated in the following three articles of faith: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Dutch Confession of Faith (Confessio Belgica), and the Canons of Dordt.
The Dutch Confession of Faith, which was mainly composed by Guy de Bray in 1561, consists of 37 articles which deal with the fundamental aspects of the Christian faith such as the nature of God, the Bible, the Trinity, the deity of Christ, original sin, election, the incarnation, and the sacraments.
The Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa was formally established by Jan Van Riebeeck in 1652.
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 Reformed churches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reformed Church of France survived under persecution from 1559 until the Edict of Nantes (1598), the effect of which was to establish regions in which Protestants could live unmolested.
After the protestant resistance failed, the Reformed Church of France reorganized, and was guaranteed toleration under the Edict of Nantes until the final revocation of toleration in 1685 (Edict of Fontainebleau).
United Reformed Church (URC) in the United Kingdom is the result of the union of Presbyterian and Congregational churches.
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 Dutch_Reformed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Dutch Reformed Church or Netherlands Reformed Church (in Dutch: Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk (NHK)) is a denomination of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin.
It is the oldest Reformed church in the Netherlands and formerly enjoyed status as the state church.
On 1 May 2004 the church merged with the Reformed Church in the Netherlands (Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland, GKN) and the Dutch Lutheran Church (Evangelisch-Lutherse Kerk in het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden).
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The denomination known as "The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America" until 1867, when the present name was adopted, asserts with Protestants generally the sole sufficiency of the Scriptures as a rule of faith.
The Dutch Reformed Church was organized among settlers from Holland in New York City in 1628 by Rev. Jonas Michaelius.
In 1910 the Dutch Reformed Church numbered 728 ministers, 684 churches, and 116,815 communicants (statistics of Dr. Carroll in the "Christian Advocate", New York, 26 Jan., 1911; this statistical authority is cited throughout for the United States).
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In September that year the Synod of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church reconfirmed its 1978 decision that apartheid (separate development) was a sin, that the moral and theological justification thereof was a mockery of the gospel and that its consistent disobedience to the Word of God was a theological heresy.
The General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church in October 1982 was shaken by the WARC decision, and although the majority of synod delegates requested that the Dutch Reformed Church withdraw completely from the WARC, the two-thirds majority required for such a decision could not be obtained.
It was precisely the zeal with which the Dutch Reformed Church wanted the Scriptures to pronounce on all the relationships and circumstances of life that led it to seek Scriptural endorsement for one specific political model as being the one true, divinely ordained model for this country.
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 History of Collegiate Church Corporation
The formation of the Reformed Dutch Church on Manhattan Island is described in a letter from Dominie Michaelius, in which he declared that "from the beginning we established the form of a church", the government of which consisted of Michaelius as pastor, Peter Minuit as elder, and Jan Huygens as deacon.
When the Dutch were told to swear allegiance to the English government, they refused until an appendix was added to the oath stating that "it was conformable to the articles concluded on the surrender of this plan." Freedom of religion was further guaranteed under the Duke's Laws.
The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church at Greenwich was organized in 1803, and in 1806, the Bloomingdale Reformed Dutch Church received a charter.
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 The Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Reformed Church was the official church in the Cape Colony during the Dutch East India Company period.
Separate congregations became the norm, and led to the establishment of 'daughter' mission churches defined on racial grounds: the 'Sendingkerk' for Coloureds (founded in 1881), the NGK in Afrika for Africans, and the Indian Reformed Church.
By the end of the 1940s, the NGK was largely isolated from mainstream ecumenical life and theological trends in the wider Reformed Church, and devoted its attention to the creation of a federal structure for the four provincial churches.
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 Newburgh Dutch Reformed Church
The former Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh, New York, is an outstanding Greek Revival building designed in 1835 by Alexander Jackson Davis.
An essay on the Dutch Reformed Church by Jim Hoekema was published by the Times Herald-Record.
Explore this website to learn more about the building's significance, setting,and early history; the architect and his circle; and the structure's later history, and why it was declared a landmark.
www.newburghdrc.org   (414 words)

 Donna Speer Ristenbatt Genealogy/Reformed Dutch Church Records
The Archives of the Reformed Dutch Church of America is housed in New Brunswick, NJ at the Gardner Sage Library.
When the Ramapo Reformed Dutch Church was first established, the Rev. Van der Linde was serving the Churches of Paramus and Ponds as well, and then served the Ramapo Reformed Church also.
For example, the Acquackanonk Reformed Dutch Church which started in 1693 (For the record, Acquackanonk is currently Passaic, N.J.) gave birth to Fairfield Reformed Dutch Church in 1720, Pompton Plains Reformed Dutch Church about 1736, Totowa Reformed Dutch Church in 1755 and Montville Reformed Dutch Church in 1756.
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 WARC team sees encouraging signs of Dutch reformed unity
In 1829, the synod of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) declared that it was theologically wrong that "people of colour" should be prevented from sharing in communion with whites, but in 1857, the synod lost its theological nerve, ruling that "as a result of the weakness of some" segregation should be permitted.
The DRC instituted racially separated churches for the converts produced by its missionary efforts, beginning in 1881 with the Dutch Reformed Mission Church (DRMC), for "coloured" South Africans, followed in the 20th century by the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (DRCA), for Africans, and the Reformed Church in Africa (RCA), for Indians.
In 1993, it was acknowledged that the reunification of the Dutch Reformed church family was the "acid test" of whether the churches had moved beyond the apartheid era.
www.warc.ch /update/up131/06.html   (787 words)

 The Low Dutch Community
The term "Low" Dutch was sometimes used to signify those persons of Netherlandish descent, while "High" Dutch referred to Germans and the Swiss.
On the same day, a letter was addressed by the congregation to Reformed church authorities in Holland, requesting a permanent minister to serve their community.
His standing weakened, and at odds with both the authority of the Coetus (Convention) of the Reformed Church in Philadelphia, (which had been established by the Reformed Synods of Holland to oversee the Reformed churches of the area), as well as his congregants.
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 wfn.org | Protestant Church-Day Major Event of Dutch Lutheran-Reformed
The Lutheran synod remains as a body that advises the general synod with the aim to "ensure that the Lutheran tradition is preserved and made to serve the whole church." Five Lutheran delegates from this synod are among the 158 members of the general synod.
The PCN refers to 11 confessional texts - Reformed, Lutheran and ecumenical - as being "of essential importance for the Protestant Church in the Netherlands." The historical documents, which include the Augsburg Confession and Leuenberg Agreement, are named in the opening article of the PCN constitution.
But Dutch Lutheran theologian Prof Klaas Zwanepol assured general synod members that these texts are not meant "to kill off all conversation, but precisely to start the conversation." Zwanepol was speaking at the synod's first meeting, May 13-14 in the town of Wageningen.
www.wfn.org /2004/06/msg00246.html   (637 words)

 Reformed Churches
The Reformed churches in the first - named areas were very active in producing the early confessions of faith and catechisms still held as doctrinal standards in many of the churches.
In the Puritans' attempts to bring about a complete reform of the Church of England, they found themselves opposed by Elizabeth and her two successors, James I and Charles I. Influential in Parliament, they were able to oppose the monarchy, but eventually this led to war.
This Reformed practice of social and political involvement was carried to America, where those in the Reformed tradition have taken a considerable part in such matters.
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 Reformed Church in America
Reformed Church in America, Protestant denomination founded in colonial times by settlers from the Netherlands and formerly known as the Dutch Reformed Church.
Until the English conquest of New Netherland in 1664, the Reformed Church was the established church of the colony.
Reformed churches - Reformed churches, in a general sense, all Protestant churches that claim a beginning in the...
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 Dutch Reformed Church In Albany, New York
The Dutch Reformed Church was situated in the middle of the city’s main intersection from the 1650s to 1806.
The North Pearl Street Dutch church was opened in 1798 and replaced the old structure which was torn down in 1806.
The Dominie was an ordained minister of the Dutch Reformed Church sent by the church leadership in Holland to minister to the Albany congregation.
www.nysm.nysed.gov /albany/drc.html   (475 words)

 NG Kerk Sunwardpark - Boksburg,Gauteng
The Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa (DRC) originated from the same protestant reformation which swept across Europe in the 16th century under Martin Luther and John Calvin.
Calvin's reformation spread to the Netherlands amongst others, where it was the forerunner of the Dutch Reformed Church.
These articles of faith were the Heidelberg Cathechism, the Dutch Confession of Faith (Confessio Belgica) and the Canons of Dordt (1618-1619); and so the first congregation in South Africa was established.
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 Reformed History
The Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa : with notices of the other denominations : an historical sketch / John M'Carter.
Note Based on a course of lectures delivered in the Reformed Dutch Church, Hudson, N.Y., in the winter of 1853-4.
Memoirs of the Rev. John H. Livingston, D.D.S.T.P. Prepared in compliance with a request of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, by Alexander Gunn.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /reformed_history.htm   (905 words)

 Cradock Dutch Reformed 'Mother' Church
Completed in 1868, it is a replica of the 'St Martins-in-the-Field' church in Trafalgar Square in London.
The church was completed in 1868 on the same site as the first Dutch Reformed church.
This church community was also the first in Cradock and established in 1824, 10 years after the town received it's name.
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 Dutch Reformed Church in Africa --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Afrikaans Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk In Afrika, denomination formed in 1859 by the all-white Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa for its fl African mission congregations.
More results on "Dutch Reformed Church in Africa" when you join.
It is the main church of the Afrikaans-speaking whites, and its present membership covers about 40 percent of the Republic of South Africa's white population.
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 Presbyterian & Reformed churches
Two bodies, the Associate and the Reformed Presbytery were formed in the colonies and eventually merged to become the forerunner of today's Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Today, the Reformed Church in America includes 300,000 people of many cultures across the North American continent, remembering their heritage, growing together, reforming always to do the work of the global Christian church.
Our specific identity is that of being Reformed, which means we are descendants of the Church Reformation that took place in the 16th century in most European countries.
www.ecumenism.net /denom/reformed.htm   (3963 words)

 Hall of Church History—The Arminians
Beza was one of the stronger proponents of the Reformed doctrine of predestination.
The Remonstrants were expelled from the Reformed Church, and Arminianism was tagged as a deviant doctrine.
In the eighteenth century, John Wesley adopted Arminian doctrine and refined it with a strong evangelical emphasis on the Reformed doctrine of justification by faith.
www.spurgeon.org /~phil/arminian.htm   (563 words)

 Afrikaner Christianity: The Dutch Reformed Churches in South Africa
Their stress on the redemption of human culture through the agency of the Christian community as directed by the Holy Spirit has led the Dutch Reformed Churches to work on shaping a New Jerusalem in South Africa.
As soon as the the Dutch Calvinist colonists landed at the Cape of Good Hope, they formed the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK), by far the largest and most influenctial of the Afrikaner churches.
Although the GK was the most conservative and "verkrampte" of the Reformed churches in South Africa, both socially and theologically, they were less tied to the government of South Africa and were therefore freer to make theolgical dicsions witout necessarily following the government line.
www.bethel.edu /~letnie/AfricanChristianity/SAAfrikanerChurches.html   (659 words)

 Apartheid is sin, says Dutch Reformed Church
Geneva, October 19 1998: Sixteen years ago, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches suspended the Dutch Reformed Church (Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, or NGK) in South Africa from the privileges of membership because of its support for apartheid.
By an overwhelming majority, the general synod of the Dutch Reformed Church passed a joint resolution which had been called for by the Alliance during its 23rd general council (Debrecen, 1997).
"In seeking to be restored to full membership, the Dutch Reformed Church knew that it was dealing with an Alliance which regards repudiation of apartheid and of the theological justification of apartheid as fundamental to Christian faithfulness."
www.warc.ch /news/1998   (518 words)

 Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam 1639-1730   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is the first of a series of files on the baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam.
This is the fourth in a series of files on the baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam.
This is the fifth in a series of files on the baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam.
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 Famous members of Dutch Reformed, Reformed Church in America
The Dutch Reformed Church is traditionally Calvinist, Protestant and Christian.
There are other Calvinist denominations, although the Reformed Church is a major heir to the Calvinist tradition, ahd the influence of Calvinism within broader Protestantism has greatly declined since 1900.
The Dutch Reformed Church was founded in colonial times by settlers coming to America from the Netherlands (also called "Holland," whose citizens are known as "Dutch").
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 Dutch Reformed Church
Reformed Church in America - Reformed Church in America, Protestant denomination founded in colonial times by settlers from the...
South Africa's Dutch Reformed Church, once ostracized for its theological justification of apartheid and white-majority rule, has rejoined the South African Council of Churches.(Briefly noted) (The Christian Century)
Protestant solidarity in the eighteenth century: relief efforts of the Walloons for the Polish reformed churches.
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