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Puesto que todos los hombres han pecado en Adán y se han hecho culpables de maldición y muerte eterna, Dios, no habría hecho injusticia a. The Canons of Dort is a very finely tuned piece of theological writing, ably delineating a biblically Reformed perspective on matters central to Christian life and. and other ecclesiastical transactions in and about the Low Countries (4 vols. de Groot, ‘Stukken met Betrekking tot de Opstelling der Dortsche Canones’.

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On 20 Canknes the Remonstrant ministers who had been present were summoned by the lay-commissioners of the synod and directed to abstain from ministerial activities such as preaching, exhorting, administering the sacraments, and visiting the sick. Sources using the Old Style calendar will need to be adjusted by adding ten days.

For that reason the meeting is sometimes called the Second Synod of Dort. The Synod rejected the teachings of the Remonstrants on the controverted points as falling outside the bounds of the Reformed confessions. The Synod had members representing Reformed groups from doet Europeas well as from the British isles. The Synod of Dort also known as the Synod of Dordt or the Synod of Dordrecht was an international Cnones held in Dordrecht in —, by the Dutch Reformed Churchto settle a divisive controversy initiated by the rise of Arminianism.

After the death of Jacob Arminius his followers presented objections to the Belgic Confession and the teaching of John CalvinTheodore Bezaand their followers. It had a lasting impact on the standard Dutch languagewhich was just then beginning to gain wider acceptance and developing a literary fort. Furthermore, Episcopius was commanded not to write letters or books promoting the doctrines of the Remonstrants.


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This article needs additional citations for verification. The Canons were not intended to be a comprehensive explanation of Reformed doctrine, but only an exposition on the five points of doctrine in dispute.

Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April The Remonstrants agreed to refrain from ministering in the government-ordained churches, but confessed their duty to expound their doctrines wherever people would assemble to hear them. History of Calvinist—Arminian debate. The first meeting was on 13 November and the final meeting, the th, was on 9 May Voting representatives from eight foreign Reformed churches were also invited.

Following the death of Arminius —his followers set forth a Remonstrance published in in five articles formulating their points of departure from the stricter Calvinism of the Belgic Confession. Thirty-nine Articles Lambeth Articles.

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For the crime of general perturbation in the state of the nation, both in Church and State treasonhe was beheaded on 13 Mayonly four days after the final meeting of the Synod. In the first entire critical edition of the Acts and Documents of the Synod was published.


When they refused to sign it, they were sentenced as “disturbers of the public peace” and ordered to leave the United Provinces.

In fact, Johannes Bogermanpresident of the synod, himself a Supralapsarianargued for the inclusion of the Infralapsarian position in the Canons. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. There had been previous provincial synods of Dort, and a National Synod in They taught election on the basis of foreseen faith, a universal atonementresistible grace, and the possibility of lapse from grace.

These objections were published in a document called The Remonstrance ofand the Arminians were therefore also canomes as Remonstrants.

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Today the Canons of Dort form part of the Three Forms of Unityone of the confessional standards of many of the Reformed churches around the world, including the NetherlandsSouth AfricaAustraliaand North America. Afrikaners Huguenots Pilgrims Puritans other English dissenters. Dates in this article are according to the Julian Calendar. Simon Episcopius — was spokesman of the 14 Remonstrants who were summoned before the Synod in Views Read Edit View history.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The synod also initiated an official Dutch Bible translation the Statenvertalingi.

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