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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan.  The e-world and our Teenagers  The e-world is all around us. Many of us do not know about it. Probably, some do not even know what the “e” in e-mail stands for (it means “electronic”). But its wires crisscross our lands, its ports of entry are found on every street, its wireless waves bounce around in airports, libraries, shopping malls, and in our homes, and unwittingly we come into contact with its secret tourists daily. It is in many ways a secret world—something like the underground movements of...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. New Reformed Denomination From a May 17 press release (Christian Observer, June 2005), we learn that a new Reformed denomination has been organized. An organizing committee of pastors and elders today announced formation of The Evangelical Reformed Presbyterian Church (ERPC). The new denomination is being established in response to conservative Presbyterians’ increasing concern over the acceptance of the teaching of justification by faith plus works, and water baptism as an instrument of salvation, in denominations such as the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) and the Presbyterian Church in America...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. I take this important article from Reformed Perspective, a magazine written by young Reformed people for young Reformed people and, in the case of this article, also for their parents. There is out there the great unknown world of the Internet. Part of its draw is that there is so much that is undiscovered—an old friend, a new friend, a good bargain, some information you needed for research, a stimulant for a pet sin. The problem with the Internet and our kids is that they aren’t telling their parents...

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Rev. Rodney Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. What’s happening with Euthanasia in the Mother Land? From Lifesitenews.com, under the title “Dutch Euthanasia Doctors May Now Kill Healthy Adults,” we learn the following. The Royal Dutch Medical Association has concluded, after a three-year investigation, that Dutch doctors ought to be able to kill patients who are not ill but who are judged to be “suffering through living.” The decision contradicts the Dutch Supreme Court that ruled in 2002 that patients may only request euthanasia if they have a “classifiable physical or mental condition,” and not...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Chruch in Hudsonville, Michigan. By their own admission, and according to their own studies, the “seeker sensitive,” “emerging church,” mega-churches of modern-day America have failed. Under the title “Seeking but not Finding,” World Magazine, December 1, 2007, published the following story. Willow Creek Church in suburban Chicago has been the epicenter of the “seeker” movement for three decades. During that time, Willow Creek has grown from start up to around 20,000 in regular attendance. The influential Willow Creek Association has taught its 12,000 member churches—including many that do not share the mother church’s...

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Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 10 Question 27. What dost thou mean by the providence of God? Answer. The almighty and everywhere present power of God, whereby, as it were by his hand, he upholds and governs heaven, earth, and all creatures; so that herbs and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, meat and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, yea, and all things come, not by chance, but by His fatherly hand. Question 28. What advantage is it to know that God has created, and by His providence doth still uphold all things? Answer. That we may...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. The CRC Synod and Women in Office Two days after the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) celebrated its 150th anniversary, its synod voted to strike the word “male” from the church order requirement for officebearers. Church Order revisions require the majority vote of two synod meetings, and this decision ratifies the proposed change to the Church Order, adopted in 2006. This decision comes as no surprise. For more than 30 years the CRC synod has wrestled back and forth over the issue of women in office. Already in 1973...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. Several years ago—around eight—there was much “to do” in Reformed writing and circles on the topic of the second coming of Christ. As Y2K approached, there was among the population in general a nervousness. In many Christian circles there was much misunderstanding and fear, and along with this came a torrent of erroneous teaching concerning the second coming of Christ and the end of the world. And we Reformed people responded in our writing, teaching, and witnessing by presenting the biblical teaching on the timing of Christ’s coming,...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. What has happened and what is happening to the Christian Sabbath in society and the church-world all around us? Where has the Sabbath gone? I hardly need to tell you, if my purpose is to inform you. You can see it with your own eyes. But we do need to talk about it. Not because you are unaware, but because you, dear Reformed reader, are being desensitized by what is going on around you. Historically  Historically, different attempts have been made at eradicating the Sabbath. In 1792 the...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. Blame it on the… Perhaps, with me, you took note of NASA’s response to the recent sex and attempted murder scandal among its elite astronauts (“NASA Reviews Mental Health Testing,” Grand Rapids Press, February 8, 2007). The morning after I read of NASA’s disappointing response, “a breath of fresh air” came across my e-mail under the title “The Booze Didn’t Make You Do It.” Here is the article in full (Breakpoint Commentaries, February 9, 2007,www.breakpoint.com). If you ever doubted the complete triumph of the therapeutic culture in America, look...

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