I am curious as to what some of you may think of the Netherlands Reformed Church. Living in West Michigan and being from Grand Rapids, the area was heavily settled by the Dutch. There is the Reformed, Christian Reformed, Protestant Reformed and then the Netherland's Reformed. The level of strictness starting with the Reformed and ending with the Netherland's Reformed. I will post one of their church websites (Netherland's Reformed). I think they do believe in the Trinity (not exactly sure though). At any rate we just got a new participant at the elderly day care where I work. She does not read, watch TV, listen to any kind of music etc. because that is sin. Where she lives she has a telephone line that is directly linked to the church and that is the only thing she does or outside communication she has. I also had a friend who was Netherlands Reformed (she married into it) and I remember her FIL threatening to tell the church they had a TV and if the church found out they would not be able to get their youngest child baptized. I am certain the Netherland's church believes in the diety of Christ, but it seems they do things to control the people in their congregations. I know the Jehovah Witnesses, Mormon's atc. do not believe in the diety, but is that the only thing that makes them a cult or are their other factor's, such as control etc? Not exactly talking about mind control either, but control of which I write. The Protestant Reformed are very strict also and I used to know a gal who started dating a young man that was Christian Reformed, Her Dad who was a Pastor at one of the Protestant Reformed churches disowned her because she was dating a Christian Reformed. The Reformed and Christian Reformed do not seem to be the same as the Preotestant Reformed or the Netherland's Reformed. Pastor Schuller is Christian Reformed I believe, but he is the EXCEPTION to the rule and the real Christian Reformed are not in the least like him or his church. Sorry this is so long, but had to explain these things first.