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Editorial – February, 1941

Like an eaglet returning from its first long flight back to its nest high up on some towering cliff, so the first issue of Beacon Lights returns to the editor’s desk, breathless and excitedly happy over its warm reception. It is true, this first appearance was not without its disappointments. The greatest of which was, […]

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A Word of Introduction

The Publication Committee of the P.R.Y.P.F. takes great pleasure in introducing the first issue of our new periodical into your midst. It means to them the fruit of concentrated effort put forth during the last few months to make this paper possible, the removal of what seemed at times to be insurmountable barriers, the satisfaction […]

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Peace on Earth

In the midst of wars and rumors of wars. We can again expect as another Christmas season approaches that there will be an almost universal clamor for peace. Even while nations are locked in a malicious struggle for supremacy, and while others are feverishly preparing to enter the conflict at a moment’s notice, the prince […]

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Ascension – Pentecost

Triumphant Easter, day of first-fruits, in which Christ arose as victor over sin, death and the grave. Glorious ascension. for he went through the heavens to Father’s throne, where he was crowned with glory and honor to rule over the works of God’s hands. Blessed Pentecost, feast of harvest, when he came to dwell with […]

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Remember Thy Creator

Who has not repeatedly read the well-known words of the preacher, remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have pleasure in them? But in these times we are inclined to ask, could days ever be more […]

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The Crouching Lion

You know the story of Cain and Abel, the first two children born in this world. Abel had the grace of God in his heart. Cain did not. Abel brought a humble sacrifice to God. Cain brought a sacrifice that revealed the pride of his wicked heart. Abel was very painstaking in choosing his sacrifice. […]

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Two Swords

“So it came to pass in the day of battle that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and Jonathan his son was there found,” I Samuel 13:22.  You will recall that there was no smith in Israel. […]

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No Smith in Israel

“Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel,” I Samuel 13:19a.   Today the blacksmith shop has become a museum piece. Since the automobile has replaced the horse and carriage the blacksmith extinguished his fire, put away his anvil, took off his heavy apron and closed shop. His usefulness is a […]

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The Compassionate Father

“And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20. A minister once began his sermon on the parable of the prodigal son somewhat like this: “You undoubtedly have heard many sermons on the familiar parable of […]

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Am I a Christian?

There is a difference between the nominal Christian and the sincere believer. Many profess to be Christians, attend church, catechism and society regularly, are taught in a Christian school where daily prayers are offered and the Scriptures are read and taught, and yet do not know the Lord. Some may be ministers, elders or deacons […]

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