Fyne Passchier De

Fyne Passchier De, was born January 31, 1588, at Leyden. He was inducted into the ministerial office somewhat irregularly. His first charge was that of Jaarsveld. He was zealously attached to the cause of the Remonstrants. In consequence of his refusal to nsubscribe the Canons of the Synod of Dort, he was suspended from the ministry. This did not deter him from avowing his intention to exercise his gift as the opportunity should be afforded him. Refusing to subscribe the act, which imposed silence upon him, be was sentenced to be banished. Notwithstanding this sentence, he still persisted in preaching from place to place, and was successful in evading his persecutors. After enduring many hardships and privations in his itinerant ministry, he was in 1638 settled over a church in Haarlem. Here he was at first molested, but was subsequently permitted to exercise his ministry without further annoyance. He labored here till his death, which took place in 1661. He was a man of natural shrewdness, of great intrepidity, and full of zeal as a minister of the Gospel. The asperity of his language towards his opponents finds an apology in the treatment he received at their hands-. His account of the Rijnsburgeren is regarded as valuable, being the testisony of one personally acquainted with the facts. It is entitled Kort en waerachtig verhael van het eerste begin en opkomen van de niuwe secte der profeten of Rijnsburgern. See Brandt's Historie der Reformatie, etc., iii en iv Deelen, op verscheidene plaatsen; De Remonstrantsche Broederschap, etc., door J. Tideman, Phil. Theor. Mag. Lit. Hum. Dr., Predikant to

Rotterdam, 1847; Glasius, Godgeleerd Nederland, blz. 479 en verv. (J.P.W.)

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