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A report appeared in De Hope on this date, entitled, "The Bazuin 's Opinion," in which information was given about Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte's appearance before the Synod of the Separatist Church during his visit that summer in the Netherlands. V.R. was questioned about the Dutch Reformed Church in America. V.R. explained why the immigrant churches united with the RCA, saying that this church was sound in doctrine. Its seeming difference from the Separatist Church was differences in manner "associated with the character of the country [USA]." The questioning of V.R. arose in part because the Christian Reformed Church had just organized its own congregation in Pella, Iowa, a division from the First Reformed Church there. V.R. appreciated the cordial reception he had at the synod.
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Kennedy, Simone, "A Report Appeared in De Hope On This Date, Entitled, "The Bazuin's Opinion"" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 393.