Genesis 1 and 2

Creation Creation of All Things The name Genesis, from the Greek translation of the O.T. known as the Septuagint (Seventy) and so symbolized LXX, means birth, origin, beginning.  Genesis in the Hebrew Bible is called Bereshith, which literally means, “in beginning.”  It is a word without an article, neither definite...

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What Happened to Brotherly Love?

This question may well be on our lips.  The implication, of course, is that there is a scarcity or an absence of brotherly love somewhere and involving someone.  This seems rather general, but the appalling lack of Christian brotherly love is just as general.  This is no surprise in the...

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Communism and Christian Faith

Book by Lester De Koster—Eerdmans, 158 pp. For a good many Americans, opposition to Communism rest upon a dislike of Khrushev’s shoe-pounding and a vague awareness that countries with a Communistic credo have been resisting the interests of the United States. Lester De Koster, Director of the Library at Calvin...

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Hope P.R.Y.P.S.

Dear Readers, During a recent after-recess program, our society, Hope P.R.Y.P., decided the topic of enlisting in the Armed Services should be revisited, clarified, and discussed.  There was a lively discussion and many solid pro and con arguments were presented. The discussion began with clarification of the issue.  Such questions...

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A Serious Reflection on the Hobby of Rock Polishing

This summer while our family was vacationing in northern Michigan, we searched the rocky beaches and gravel piles for stones.  “Petoskey stones.”  Have you ever heard of them?  The Petoskey Stone found anywhere in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is composed of fossilized skeletons of colony coral (Hexagonaria: percarinata Sloss). ...

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The Far Right Responds

Dear Miss Lubbers, Through the courtesy of my good friend, Robert Harbach, I frequently receive Beacon Lights.  I enjoy the magazine and save them for reference. Today the April issue came and I have finished reading your article on the “Far Right.”  I feel constrained to reply and hope I...

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Current Events and Issues

Glimmerings of relief from “Union Shops” are appearing on the labor relations horizon! “There are only two countries in the world where a man may legally be forced into union membership as a prerequisite to maintaining his employment:  The United States and Russia.”  With these words a Grand Rapids lawyer...

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