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Short Summaries of Dordt's Significance

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

At the recent Dordt400 Conference sponsored by the PRC Seminary (April 25-27, 2019), the speakers were asked to provide a brief summary of the significance of the Synod of Dordt (1618-19). Prof. R. Dykstra read each one during his special historical features in between the speeches.

Below you will find the ones provided by the PRC seminary professors.

  • Prof. Douglas Kuiper That it remains relevant for the church of all ages; some controversies that have arisen in the 1800s, 1900s, and at present can be profitably addressed by understanding the Synod’s doctrinal statement.

  • Prof. Barry Gritters The Canons aim at the heart, via the head, with clear biblical teaching that even teenagers can (and must!) understand.

  • Prof. Ron Cammenga At Dordt, truth was confessed and defended boldly. Knowing that the truths of sovereign grace were offensive to many, still Dordt maintained the truth. It is my prayer that the church today may exhibit the same boldness.

To read the others, visit this blog post on the special Dordt400 website.

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