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Rapport aan de Voorlopige Synode van Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland, zittende te Utrecht.
[S.l., s.n. 1889.] 4 pp., 40cm.
Dated: Amsterdam, January 14, 1889.
ET: Report to the Provisional Synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, sitting in Utrecht.

Report, drawn up at the request of the provisional synod (see 1888.10), about the meaning and sense of Article 8 of the church order of Dordt. This article dealt with the question of the admission to ministerial office of those who had no theological training, but who still wished to become pastors. After giving a brief historical sketch of the background to the article in question, the report concludes with seven resolutions about its implementation. Among other things, the report posits that admission to ministerial office is a responsibility of all the churches and can only take place after suitable inquiry or examination. The report provides three criteria for evaluating candidates. Furthermore, the author contends that two classes must be involved in any such examination. The report is signed by Kuyper (HUA 55/205).

The synod’s discussion of this item is recorded in 1889.04.