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Of Rhinoceri and Palm Trees

Did you ever see a palm tree growing next to a glacier?  I did, kind of. Have you ever been inside a rhinoceros?  I have, in a way. Let me explain a bit.  Most readers of the Beacon Lights are not aware that many years ago it was my privilege to be a teacher in […]

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Fruitful Branches

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away. and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” John 15:1, 2   For some time now we have been examining the life of the young […]

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Joseph, the Exalted Lord

(The reader is encouraged to refer to Genesis 41:41-44 and Genesis 47: 14-20)   Like a golden thread woven intricately through the entirety of Joseph’s life is the beautiful working of Divine providence. To be sure, the life of every man reveals the unfolding of God’s plan. We often fail to see that because rarely […]

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The Prince of Life

“Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.”  Genesis 45:5 “And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.” Genesis 45:7   As we continue […]

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The Prophetic Captive

“And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me them, I pray you.”   Genesis 40:8 God moves in mysterious ways His wonders to perform! With this truth we are deeply impressed as we continue […]

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The Basis of our Doxology, Soli Deo Gloria

This speech was given by Rev. D. H. Kuiper at the 1967 Young People’s Convention Outing at Newton Hills, South Dakota.   Why should young people praise God, and God alone? Why should theology, and especially Protestant Reformed theology, concern itself with the honor and glory of God? Why do you as young people devote […]

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