Lectures on the Synod of Dordt

Grace Fellowship Church is hosting the Geneva Academy Lecture Series this Sunday and the topic is: The Synod of Dort: History and Importance Today.

The speaker is Andy Estes.

Here is a blurb:

“The Synod of Dordt (1618-1619), held in order to settle controversy in the Dutch churches initiated by the rise of Arminianism, met in the city of Dordrecht as a national assembly of the Dutch Reformed Church, to which were also invited voting representatives from the Reformed churches in eight foreign countries. The convocation and proceedings of the Synod of Dordt (1618- 1619) may be considered “among the most interesting events of the seventeenth century. The Westminster Assembly was indeed more immediately interesting to British and American Presbyterians, yet the Synod of Dordt had a species of importance peculiar to itself and altogether pre-eminent. It was not merely a meeting of select divines of a single nation, but a convention of the Calvinistic world, to bear testimony against a rising and obtrusive error; to settle a question in which all the Reformed churches of Europe had an immediate and deep interest. The question was whether the opinions of Arminius, which were then agitating so many minds, could be reconciled with the confession of the Belgic churches.” (Thomas Scott, The Articles of the Synod of Dort, Sprinkle Publications, 1993 reprint, p. 5.)

The same questions and theological confusion with regard to Arminian theology are common in our day as well but sadly very different answers are often being given. Thanks to GFC for offering this timely series in our area here in central-southern DE!

Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. immediately following their 12:30 p.m. fellowship meal. All are Invited. Grace Fellowship Church, 11156 Ponder Road, Lincoln, De . 302-422-7690

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