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The Durable King James

Originally the Beacon Lights staff asked me to write an article on the topic: “The Usefulness of Modern Bible Translations.” The more that I thought and read on this subject the more I became plagued with questions. They were: What is wrong with the Bible we use, the King James Version? What makes it the […]

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A Handbook of Contemporary Theology

A Handbook of Contemporary Theology, By Bernard Ramm, Published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Dr. Ramm is a Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Apologetics at Cali­fornia Baptist Theological Seminary. He has studied abroad at the University of Basel, Switzerland, under Karl Barth. In the preface of his book Dr. […]

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Apathy

Mouths open and close with hippopotamus-like yawns as another day of school begins. Eyes are heavy with sleep: minds are dull with the thought of another day in school. When the mouths are not open yawning and sighing, they are moving incessantly chattering about last night’s television programs, the latest hits in pop music, or […]

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Son of Tears

“Son of Tears” by Henry Corey Published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.   Rev. Mr. Corey, an author of several other books, is a pastor in Orthodox Presbyterian Church in California. He was educated at Wheaton College, Westminster Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. His life has been dedicated to the work of the Lord, […]

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Faith on Trial

“Faith on Trial” by D. Martyn Lloyd Jones, Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones is the preacher at the Westminster Chapel in London. He is the author of several books which include: The Basis of Christian Unity; Studies in the Sermon on the Mount; Spiritual Depression: […]

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Gather Together!

A practice which is common in our churches, and, especially among our young people must be complimented. The practice is that of young people’s societies meeting together in joint sessions. There is no better way for young people; to meet and become acquainted with other members in our churches. And what a noble, lofty, and […]

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Hymns for Youth

“Hymns for Youth”, Published by The National Union of Christian Schools and William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. If one is looking for a song book filled with catchy tunes, jazzy rhythms, and finger snapping lyrics,” Hymns For Youth” is not the answer. But if one is searching for a hymnal that is abundantly filled with […]

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Literature

A Definition of Literature: Very simply literature is talk written down. In the early history of mankind the best stories and most important legends, myths, and tales were handed down from one generation to another by word-of- mouth. Later when writing came into vogue these stories were written down for all posterity to read and […]

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Joy, Horror, Apathy

Young people, another year has drawn to a close.  Closed forever is the Book of 1966 and soon it will become part of the hoary past and be for the most part forgotten. Another year, however, is ready to open itself. Does this passing from one year into another fill you with joy, with horror, […]

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Thankful to the End

Angular rain and sleet fell like little crystals of glass against his already frost-bitten face and neck.  After he had heard from a friend that the fierce People’s Iron Guard was bent on killing him, he had to flee from his home.  Time did not even permit him to get properly dressed for this November […]

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