Hi all! Welcome to a new blog post on CERC’s Reformation Day Conference 2014.
This year, our conference was held over 2 days from 7th-8th November (Friday to Saturday). Rev Daniel Kleyn, a missionary from the PRCA to Philippines, was invited as our guest speaker. This year’s theme was “The Reformation and Development of the Truth”. He spoke 3 speeches in total, 1st speech “The Restoration of The Truth”, 2nd speech “The Furtherance of The Truth” and lastly the “The Price Paid For the Truth”. October 31 is the anniversary of the reformation of the church dubbed as the “Reformation Day”.
In the first speech, Rev Kleyn brought to our attention the history of the reformation in which God led the church to the restoration of the truth. During the 16th century, the truth was lost subjectively with the main lie being “Man is Everything, God is Nothing”. Heresies and lies were taught which led to a battle between the pride of man over and against the glory of God. The sovereignty of God wa s brought to the forefronts of God’s people minds where “God is Everything, Man is Nothing!”. Also, we looked at the spirit’s work in restoring the truth by developing it through our reformed creeds and confessions. The creeds are a valuable treasure to the people of God. Our calling is to study and know it for in it lies all the instruction needed to stand against the wiles of the devil.
In the second speech, Rev Kleyn expounded on the truth in a personal and applicable way. Given the blood, sweat and tears in developing the truth by our forefathers, we are called to stand fast for the truth by being antithetical in our walk on this world. We are pilgrims and strangers in this world in order that we can be “In this world, but not of this world”.
Finally, in the last speech, Rev Kleyn mentioned of the huge price paid for standing for the truth. Are we willing to pay the price? Can we say “I have the truth, Christ and eternal life. That’s all that matters!”. May the Lord use these means to further strengthen his universal catholic church and bring others to the knowledge of the truth in Christ. Solo Deo Gloria!