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Student Life at Kampen, Netherlands

Goes, Nederland January 6, 1950 Dear Beacon Lighters, It has been a long time since we saw each other at the Iowa Convention, hasn’t it? A lot of things have happened in the past four months. I am now 4,000 miles from Iowa. To be more exact, I am writ­ing you from the desk of […]

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Twenty-five Years Old

In the course of the next few weeks you can expect to; hear that the consist­ories of the Protestant Reformed churches in various areas will hold a formal observance of the twenty-fifth annivers­ary of the founding of our churches. This is indeed fitting and proper and we look for the interest of the young people […]

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Seminary

Dear Mr. Editor: This is in response to your editorial —An Urgent Need—published in the De­cember issue of Beacon Lights. There are several things which are to be appreciated in your editorial. First of all, the spirit of stamina and progres­siveness which it breathes is something with which we all should be filled. All about […]

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Response to “The Church and The World”

Oskaloosa, Iowa Dear Editor: In regard to the remarks of Mrs. Thomas A. Rhoda, I will try to clarify my point. We are called upon to separ­ate ourselves from the world. For that reason we establish our own Christian Schools. Then the Christian High forms a ball team. Well and good if left at that. […]

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The Covenant Question

IV.  Principles For Our Discussion: (continued) 5.  In our study of the Scriptural doctrine of the covenant are we bound by any other principles than those in the Word of God? This question serves to bring out that there are no other principles than those of the written Word of God which are binding for […]

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Freemasonry . . . A Hypocritical Organization

There are some 800 secret societies or lodges in our country. About half of our adult population, including mostly all of our prominent and influential people such as judges, lawyers, business men, industrialists, politicians, etc. belong to them. Even so-called ministers join these organizations. Men join these lodges for the sake of advancement in politics […]

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Eternity (1)

This day again has slipped away, Into Eternity; What has it been? What shall I say? Lord Thou didst care for me! Thou didst provide my every need No want I here did know; This day has passed as Thou decreed; And thus each day shall go.   Each day, each moment, every hour; ’T […]

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Angels

“Can we conclude from any Bible references when the angels were created and when the evil angels fell?” In answer to the first question as to the time when, the angels were created, it must be stated at the outset that Scripture does not give us any definite information as to when the angels were […]

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Our Worship

“If any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth. . . John 9:31. Are you a worshipper of God? Your answer is unequivocally an af­firmative one because you have joined the throng that keeps holyday and are found in the multitude that goes down to the house of God? […]

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Communist China?

Communist China? Shall we recognize Communist China is an important matter for our govern­ment at this time. Other governments have done so. Great Britain because of her valuable posses­sions and capital investment in China has decided to recognize China’s Communist government. This column has repeatedly pointed to the danger of Asia. Now this danger is […]

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John 16:16 – 17:26

LESSON LII. The Little Whiles (John 16:16-24) Sorrow and Joy, vss. 16-22: The return of Jesus to His Sender brings such an advantage to the dis­ciples (vs. 7) in the coming and work of the Comforter that joy instead of great sorrow should fill their hearts. This the Lord told the disciples in the previous […]

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My Influence

A careful person I ought to be; A little fellow follows me. I dare not to go astray, For fear he’ll go the selfsame way.   Not once can I escape his eyes; Whate’er he sees me do, he tries. Like me he says he’s going to be — That little chap who follows me. […]

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Protective Simulation

Some of you may recall a previous article entitled “Protective Coloration” in which we endeavored to show how the Creator provided many members of the animal kingdom with external cloaks to match their natural surroundings so as to protect them from their enemies. The intent of this article is to illustrate how the Great Designer […]

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God Seeker

The God Seeker by Sinclair Lewis published by Random House, New York. The God-Seeker is the latest novel by this famous author. The list of “Best Sellers” written by Sinclair Lewis is quite lengthy. Perhaps one of his best known works is the book called, “Cass Timberlane”, published in 1945. The author’s name quite often […]

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