Today, December 12th, 2003, the General Synod of the Netherlands Reformed Church
the General Synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Kingdom of the Netherlands decided to unite the churches which are entrusted to their care and guidance into the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
Those were great years in the life of the Netherlands Reformed Church.
The Netherlands Reformed Church simultaneously entered into agreements with churches in the Reformed tradition in those countries concerning the reception of its emigrating members.
This was the finding of the Board for Mission of the Netherlands Reformed Church.
As already explained, the questions put to the Board for Mission of the Netherlands Reformed Church largely had to do with its position concerning dialogue and the proclamation of the gospel in its encounter with Muslims.
In the early 1950s, the Netherlands Reformed Church
had more or less committed itself to a "theology of the apostolate" - pioneered by Kraemer and van Ruler - which attempted to take seriously the fundamentally missionary character of the church and the outward-directed position of the church in society.