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Missions in the Philippines: Interview with Rev. Daniel Kleyn, a Missionary of the PRCA in the Philippines   BEACON LIGHTS: Where is the Philippines? REV. KLEYN: The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, approximately 8,000 miles from central USA. It usually takes a good 25 hours or more to travel from the USA to Manila. […]

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Being All Things to All Men

The two previous speeches (articles) reminded us of our calling to witness boldly by what we say to others as well as by how we live.  Those speeches focused on the message, and on the messenger.  We now direct our attention to one other factor in witnessing: the person to whom we witness.  That person […]

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Our Brothers and Sisters in Singapore

About one year ago, a group from the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church in Singapore began publishing a bimonthly periodical designed to provide “a platform for youths to read and write Godly Christian literature. It is to encourage youths to make the study of God’s doctrine a personal priority and a common activity regardless of age.” […]

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The Antithesis

Discussion Outline for 2009 YP Convention References OT – Gen. 3:15; Deut. 33:28; II Chron. 18:1-3, 19:1-2; Psa. 139:21-22; Amos 3:3 NT – Matt. 7:13-14; II Cor. 6:14-18; Eph. 5:11; Jam. 1:27; I John 2:15-17; Rev. 18:4 Discussion Questions What is the antithesis? What does it mean to live an antithetical life? What light do the above passages […]

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Rev. Daniel Kleyn

Rev. Daniel Kleyn was born “down-under” in Tasmania, Australia on July 14, 1966. He is the second-oldest in a large family and has ten brothers and three sisters. His parents, Nicholas and Luberdina (Ina) Kleyn, have been in the USA for about three years. This is the second immigration they’ve made. In the 1940’s, while […]

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Missions in Wales

Toward the end of the three months that my wife and I recently spent in Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland, we had the opportunity to accompany Rev. Ron Hanko on one of his missionary trips to Wales. As most of you know, Rev. Hanko has been making regular visits to Wales in order […]

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Don’t Blame Me

Excuses! Excuses certainly permeate our society. Everyone wants to blame someone or something else. Daily we hear: “Don’t blame me!” “I couldn’t help it!” “It’s not my fault!” “I can’t help it that I’m this way!” “I wasn’t the only one who did it!” Is our society really that bad? Indeed, it is. Look, for […]

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Visiting the Elderly

I have a question for you, young people. So I want each of you to take the time to ask yourself this question and to consider the importance of it. It is essential that you do so, for one’s answer to this question demonstrates whether or not he is living as a true Christian should. […]

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The “Re-Baptizers”

It is important that we remember the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. When we do so, not only is it important for us to consider the Reformers and their work, but we also need to be reminded of the great and seemingly unconquerable enemies of the Reformers. It is our purpose in this article […]

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Daniel’s Godly Witness

For most of us the first thing that comes to mind when we think of witnessing is that it is what one does when he tells others about God and about being a child of God, a Christian. That is certainly true. But witnessing is more than that. Witnessing begins, not with telling others about […]

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Violence, Murder!

Were you shocked when you heard that a gunman opened fire in a train and shot thirty-three people, killing six of them?  Did it disturb or upset you when two ten-year old boys beat to death a two-year old?  Or are such murders not close enough to home to horrify and affect you? What is […]

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Question and Answer

Question: Only the elect are saved. But does article 3 of the Canons of Dordt, Head II mean that Christ’s death and suffering paid for the sins of all the people in the world? If it does, then why are not all people saved? If it does not, then what was the necessity in Christ […]

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Sports-Craziness

Sport pervades and dominates our society. Every newspaper and every news broadcast devotes great amounts of space and time to what is happening in the latest basketball, football, and baseball games, as well as to what is going on in the numerous other sports both here in the U.S. and around the world. Sport is […]

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Letters

Q • In connection with the issue of euthanasia, recent studies have shown that at least 80 percent of a person’s total health costs are spent on him/her after he/she reaches the age of 80. This means that this money is being spent to prolong the life of an elderly person who normally has only […]

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Letters

Q • Are those who ask Dr. Kevorkian to assist them in ending their life justified in doing so because of the pain and suffer­ing they live with? A • Those who are asking Dr. Kevorkian to assist them in ending their life are committing suicide. They are no less guilty than persons who commit […]

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Letters

In discovering God’s will for us, how much emphasis can we place on circumstances in our lives? If, for example, I was con­templating a large change in my life which involved moving to another part of this country, would the quick sale of a piece of real estate be an indication to me that it […]

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Christ’s Second Coming

Christ! Yes, this is the “kingly” name of our Savior. It means “the anointed one”. This title signifies to us that Christ was anointed as King. Christ, the eternal Son of God, was King from all eternity, and He came into this world as King and now lives and reigns as King forever. But do […]

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Down Under Presbyterianism

Maybe you are wondering what this is?  Yes, you knew there were a lot of different Presbyterian churches, but you have never heard of this one!  Well, in the light of this issue containing an article on the history of the Presbyterian/Scottish Reformation, I have been asked to write about the history of Presbyterianism in […]

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