GS 2019 art 34

GS 2019 Article 34 – GKv – Fraternal Delegate Address

The Rev. VanderVelde introduced the Rev. Rinze IJbema and the Rev. Dr. Melle Oosterhuis, credentialed delegates of the Reformed Churches in The Netherlands (GKv). The Rev. IJbema addressed synod, bringing greetings in the Name of the risen Lord. He described the origin of the relationship between the GKv and CanRC in 1952. He expressed regret about the tension that exists between the GKv and the CanRC at this time. He stated that the GKv would dearly love for the sister church relationship to continue. The Rev. Dr. Oosterhuis then addressed synod. He explained the decisions of GS-GKv 2017 (Meppel), especially regarding hermeneutics as the background to GKv decisions that concern the CanRC. The full text of their addresses can be found in Appendix 8.