This brief volume reflects the love R. Arie Baars has for his rich experiential heritage. he gives a clear and concise overview of the important Secession in the Netherlands during the 19th century, which continues to have many implications even beyond the Netherlands. The publisher's prayer is that the heritage of this history will be embraced in Reformed churches in the twenty-first century for the well-being of Christ's cause.
Dr. Arie Baars was born in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands in 1947. He ministered in North America from 1981-1988 in the Free Reformed Church of Dundas, Ontario.
"When Hendrik de Cock and Hendrik Peter Scholte took their stand for Reformed truth and godliness in what is known as 'the secession of 1834,' they knew it would be costly. The Scriptures call us not to be ashamed of God's Word, but to contend for the faith and to share in suffering for the gospel. in this concise and stirring account you will read of the inspiring examples of men who did precisely that." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Here is an important resource especially for those who belong to denominations in North America that trace their roots, directly or indirectly, to this mighty movement of the Spirit in the Netherlands." - Cornelis Pronk, Emeritus Pastor, Free Reformed Churches of North America