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The Treasures of the Snow

If you were in Grand Rapids dur­ing the past two weeks you would not have had to look far for an inspiration for a Beacon Lights article in the Na­ture Study section. Grand Rapids has just experienced a record breaking snow fall and from the weather reports our friends in the West are also having […]

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Thine is the Kingdom

Thine is the Kingdom by Dr. J. H. Hunter, published by Zondervan Publishing House. Thine is the Kingdom, is a wonder­ful novel written by a well-experienced novelist, Dr. James H. Hunter. The story centers on the conflict between the forces of freedom and the forces of Communistic slavery. Our story begins in Moscow. James Tresham, […]

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Sex and Marriage

Question: “Is it the duty of God-fearing parents to instruct their adolescent children with a view to their sexual life, and marriage?” Reply: Although I am not in agreement with the particular formulation of this question, my answer is positively in the affirmative. It is indeed the duty and calling of covenant parents to instruct […]

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Current Comments

The news of this day in which I am writing these lines is that Prime Minister Churchill is in Washington visiting President Truman and having rather important conferences with him. This is also a good point from which to see the events as they are shaping. The important issue to be discussed is England’s participation […]

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Concerning: Pelagianism (2)

In our former essay we attempted to point out what Pelagianism is. We quoted rather extensively from Shedd’s “History of Doctrine” to give a factual account of the erroneous teaching of Pelagius. So evil is this teaching that our fathers dare to call it the teaching that has come forth from hell. We are certain […]

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A Statement of Purpose

Being mindful of the high calling that “Beacon Lights” has—namely, to be a BEACON indeed, shedding spiritual light upon the path of our Protestant Reformed youth; we humbly experience and confess “who is able unto these things”. God grant us His grace and spirit that we, together with all our contributors, may hold forth the […]

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The Military Mailbag

I doubt if Rev. R. Veldman needs to be introduced to you but for those of you who don’t know him, he is pastor of Fourth Church here in Grand Rapids, and here’s his letter.   Dear Fellows: A few days ago the request came my way to write this month’s letter to our servicemen […]

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Our Faith and Our Sin

From our very own confessions we will take a few statements that express quite clearly what we, living and be­lieving Christians, profess concerning ourselves and our sin. These quotations may be found in the Three Forms of Unity in the various articles that, speak of this subject. They are all worthy of a very careful […]

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I Corinthians 3:5 – 4:13

CORRECTION: Our attention has been called to a serious error we made in the interpretation rendered in Outline 16 of the previous issue. It was too late to make the correction before the material went to press. Hence we wish to call attention to it now. Under the sub-heading marked “Co­workers with God” which should […]

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Gideon’s Venture of Faith

In this month—February—occurs the annual return of the day of birth of two deceased presidents of this our United States. I have reference to George Washington and Abraham Lin­coln. They were men of stature, no doubt, courageous and daring spirits, heroic figures in their day through whose agency God accomplished His work. Numbered among the […]

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Genesis 1

Question – Is it true that Genesis chapter 1 limits us to the view that the word “day” in this section of Scrip­ture means a period of twenty-four hours? Answer – The section of Scripture involved in Gen. 1—2:3. In this section the word “day” occurs seventeen times, once in each of the six limiting […]

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