Talk:Three Forms of Unity

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Place of the Synod of Dort[edit]

Off the top of my head, I can't remember what place the Synod of Dort had in putting together the Three Forms of Unity. Which means that this article is poorly referenced, and in any case, misleading.

OK, my CRCNA Pslater Hymnal says that after a careful revision of the text, (but not the contents) of the Belgic Confession, Dort adopted it as a doctrinal standard, but it had already been "adopted by the National Synods in the last three decades of the sixteenth century." The same goes for the Heidelberg Catechism, which was translated into Dutch in 1566.

But I'd like to know where the current text of this article comes from... StAnselm 22:37, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


It came from one of the external links that an anon added and that I replaced. --Flex (talk/contribs) 13:10, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

A fine synopsis of the relation of the 3 forms is found here: [1] That's written by R. Scott Clark from Westminster Seminary.

The Synod of Dort didn't "put together" the Belgic confession or the Heidleberg Catechism: it "ratified" and "adopted" them (to use Dr. Clark's words). And because of the nature of the Synod -- that is, since it was called to resolve doctrinal questions -- its adoption of the other two forms should be seen as authoritative for the churches in question and therefore binding within that scope.

it might also be useful to review the wikipedia entry on the Synod of Dort to get a handle on the relationship between the three forms.

centuri0n 02:33, 24 May 2007 (UTC)