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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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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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Letter to the Editor

Having often proclaimed the gospel concept of faith, as well as issuing the call to faith many times in the preaching, I was taken aback – to say the least, when I read the article “What Must You Do To Be Saved?” (September issue). In his concluding two paragraphs, the author, Nathan Brummel, has led […]

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What Must You Do to Be Saved?

If you are not a confessing Christian and are wondering what you must do to be saved, the Apostle Paul provides you with the answer in the true story that is to follow. Paul was traveling on a mission journey through what is now Greece. He came to the city of Phillipi which was then […]

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The Faith of God Restored

Before embarking into my thesis on “faith,” I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  For approximately thirty years I was employed in the computer field, most of which were in managerial positions, followed by six years as a Baptist preacher.  During my pastorate I was caring for an elderly father who was much […]

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