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One in Faith

Beloved reader, God hath dealt marvelously with His people. He does so today. His covenant shall stand and He will do wondrous works. The reality of salvation as a living bond with Christ causes the Christian to extol his Maker. Have you pondered on this thought lately? You, as a living member of the body […]

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Sola Fida: Faith Alone

Once there lived a man in what he thought was a beautiful country. He went about his job and his business without giving too much thought to the world around him. But one day, he was given a pair of special glasses. The man who gave him the glasses put the glasses on him and […]

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Shield of Faith (2): Faith as a Weapon

Danny, his sister Becky, and their mother leaned over the library book on Roman armor. Their mother pointed at a picture of a line of Roman soldiers charging into battle. “One of the interesting things about the Roman shield is that the soldiers used it not only to protect themselves, but also as a weapon.” […]

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Shield of Faith (1): Faith as a Shield

That night, when Danny and Becky were ready for bed, their mother pulled out the book on Roman armor. “We’re up to talking about the shield of faith.” Danny peered at the picture of the Roman legionnaire standing next to his shield. The shield was so big it came up to his waist. “They had […]

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John Calvin restored faith to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Faith as an instrument by which Jesus Christ is received in the Supper was nonexistent, indeed nonessential, in the Romish doctrine of transubstantiation which held sway for over 1,500 years before Calvin was born. The purpose of the Savior in instituting his Supper—the strengthening […]

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What Am I?

I am alive And I have eyes. I even have a mouth. But gown, nor dress, Nor coat have I, Nor move I north or south. I’m one of three Abidingly, But not the greatest one. A gift that’s free By God’s decree— The fount from which I come. I grow in strength Invisibly By […]

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What Do You Believe?

Ishu is a member of Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church in Singapore.   “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”  What is God’s ultimate purpose for our lives? Do you know what is God’s purpose for your life? I believe each one of us has some view of […]

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The Lull Before the Storm

The lull. Lightning flickers in the distance. Thunder rumbles softly. As the towering wall of dark clouds draw near, an eerie light and strange silence settles across the land. The birds stop singing and scurry for shelter. The sky grows darker and comes swiftly like the gaping mouth of a fish ready to swallow down […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am concerned that Nathan Brummel fails to grasp the significance of the vague language that he used in his article “What Must You Do To Be Saved?” (Oct. 1994 Beacon Lights). I had thought that upon reflection he would see that his explana­tion of Acts 16:30ff not only leaves open the possi­bility […]

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