The REMONSTRANTS are Dutch
* 1 History
* 2 Modern Remonstrant Brotherhood
* 2.1 Confessions of faith
* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links
The Five Articles of Remonstrance
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Remonstrant church of
The five articles include:
* that the divine decree of predestination is conditional, not absolute; * that the Atonement is in intention universal; * that man cannot of himself exercise a saving faith; * that though the grace of God is a necessary condition of human effort, it does not act irresistibly in man; and * that believers are able to resist sin but are not beyond the possibility of falling from grace.
Their adversaries, inspired by
Franciscus Gomarus , became known as
Counter-Remonstrants . Although the States-General issued
an edict tolerating both parties and forbidding further dispute, the
conflict continued and became linked to political conflicts in the
In 1618–19 the
Synod of Dordrecht , after expelling the thirteen
Arminian pastors headed by
The doctrine of the
After the death of Maurice of Orange in 1625 some exiles returned.
The government became convinced that they posed no danger to the
state, and in 1630 they were formally allowed to reside again in all
parts of the Republic. They were not, however, officially allowed to
build churches until the establishment of the
MODERN REMONSTRANT BROTHERHOOD
The Remonstrant Brotherhood continues as part of the reformed
churches in the
The Remonstrant Church is a community of faith which, rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and true to its principle of freedom and tolerance, seeks to worship and serve God.
CONFESSIONS OF FAITH
In addition to Statement of Principle, most contemporary Remonstrants
write their own declaration or profession of faith when they become a
member of the community. The brotherhood did express at three times in
their history the faith they share in a confessional statement, in
1621, 1940 and 2006.
CONFESSION 2006 CONFESSION 1940
We are aware and we affirm,
that we do not find our peace in the certainty of what we confess, but in wonder of what befalls us and what we are given; that we do not find our destination in indifference and greed, but in vigilance and in connection with all that lives; that our existence is not fulfilled by who we are and what we possess, but by what is infinitely greater than we can contain.
Guided by this awareness, we believe in God’s Spirit who transcends all that divides people and inspires them to what is holy and good, that in singing and in silence, in prayer and in work, they worship and serve God.
We believe in Jesus, a Spirit-filled human, the face of God, seeing us and disturbing us. He loved humanity and was crucified but he lives, beyond his own and our death. He is our holy example of wisdom and courage and he brings God’s eternal love close to us.
We believe in God, the Eternal, who is love unfathomed, the ground of being, who shows us the way of freedom and justice and beckons us to a future of peace.
We believe that weak and fallible though we are, we are called to be church, connected to Christ and all who believe, in the sign of hope.
For we believe in the future of God and the world, in a divine patience that gives time to live and to die and to rise, in the kingdom that is and will come, where God will be for eternity: all in all.
To God be the glory and honour in time and eternity. Amen
We believe in the holy, almighty God, our Creator and Lord, whose wisdom is unfathomable, whose judgement is about everything, He is just and merciful, our Heavenly Father, who wants to adopt all in His love; the Source of all good.
We believe in Jesus Christ, Effigy of God's holy Being and Revelation and His Grace. For all he came and for all he died. He brings God's eternal love close, which forgives and reconciles. He calls us to labor and struggle in the victorious sign of the Cross, and is for man and community the Way, the Truth and the Life.
We believe in God's Holy Spirit, which opens our hearts to the Truth and inspiringly pours into us, so that we, in the freedom of the Spirit and in love towards one another, unite ourselves in worship and in holy service of God.
We believe in the Communion of Saints,
in which the Church of Christ is founded, which is one in diversity.
As a witness of Christ on earth
the Church has the sacred mission
to preach the
We believe in the Kingdom of God, which is and will come through God's will and power. This kingdom breaks through where Christ reigns in the hearts, and it comes in its fullness when Christ has prevailed. Then God will be in His eternal glory forever: All in all.
To Him be the glory and honour in time and eternity. Amen
* ^ https://www.britannica.com/event/Remonstrant * ^ http://www.remonstranten.org/friedrichstadt/ * ^ http://www.crivoice.org/creedremonstrants.html * ^ "advies aan commissie Kortmann". Remonstranten.org. Retrieved 2012-09-09. * ^ "Kerken komen uit de kast". Kerknieuws.nl. Retrieved 2012-09-09. * ^ "Remonstranten en Boomsma krijgen homo-emancipatieprijs - Nieuws - TROUW" (in Dutch). Trouw.nl. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2012-09-09. * ^ "Remonstrant Church". Landelijk Bureau Remonstranten. Retrieved 2016-01-23. * ^ "the Remonstrant Church - What we believe". Landelijk Bureau Remonstranten. 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2016-01-23. * ^ "Belijdenis". Landelijk Bureau Remonstranten. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
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