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The Road to Bithynia

The Road to Bithynia by Frank G. Slaughter, Published by  Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y. Recently I received a request from the clerk of the Beacon Lights staff that the Book Review for the month of March be a book that would be in keep­ing with an issue devoted to missionary work. While […]

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Since having become acquainted and affiliated with the Prot. Reformed Churches, the question of “Mission” has been a very pressing one to me. Hence, in choosing this subject: “WHAT FUTURE IS THERE IN OUR PRO­TESTANT REFORMED MISSIONARY WORK?”—the intention is to simply set before you my observations, evaluation, and my reaction, i.e., as I personally […]

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Heralding Our Faith

We have received a request from the Beacon Light’s Staff to fit in our contribution for this month with the missionary theme to which this particu­lar issue is given. With this request we willingly comply were it not for the fact that we are now interrupted in our current series; of articles on the sub­ject […]

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I Corinthians 4:14 – 6:8

OUTLINE 21 6. CONCLUSIONS CONCERNING PARTISANSHIP (I Cor. 4:14-21)   a.   The Motivation of the Severe Rebuke: In verses 14 and 16 the apostle ex­presses two reasons for his writing as he had. The first of these is “to ad­monish them in love”. It was not his aim to air their sins and to expose […]

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The European Situation

Last time European federation oc­cupied our attention in Current Com­ments. This time again an important item appeared in my daily paper which is very revealing as to the success of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO. This comes from a columnist and not from a news item, which does not discredit the news but […]

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Missions

The Protestant Reformed chur­ches don’t believe in missions! We occasionally hear voices, from without, make this statement. Can it be true? Churches that are Reformed and the purest manifestation of the Church of Jesus Christ on earth—can they—dare they—not believe in missions? Did not Jesus Himself command that repentance and remission of sins should be […]

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Present Mission Endeavor

A maze of circumstances has brought us a long way from home, and from the center of our Protestant Reformed Churches. But circumstances are not situations foreign to the providence of God, the kindly leading and wise direc­tion of our Heavenly Father. Pleas­antries and discomforts, joy and sorrow are the gracious leadings of the Lord, […]

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Television

A question that is often asked in our day is whether or not we should have Television in our homes. This question is asked from various points of view, not only by those who fear God, and seek to keep themselves unspotted from the world, but it is also asked by unbelievers who are not […]

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The Majestic Palm

“On the next day much peo­ple that were come to the feast when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took bran­ches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” John 12:12, 13 Palm branches have […]

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The Military Mailbag

Hello, fellows: Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ken Ezinga, and I attend Fourth Church of Grand Rapids. It so happens that I am going to be the new “Serviceman’s Voice” for your section of Beacon Lights. Our old friend, Jane Schipper, is just too busy to handle this work any longer. I’m […]

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Concerning Pelagianism (3)

In this essay we will try to conform to the wishes of the Board to reflect on the meaning of Missions. We shall therefore not necessarily need to depart from our subject: Pelagianism. The rea­son? Pelagianism is an evil, which is like the leaven of the Pharisees. It Ieaveneth the whole lump of Gospel truth, […]

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