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Ecclesiastes 12:1

(The following contribution was not written by the regular editor of this department. It was written by one of the members of the Oak Lawn Young People’s  Society and whereas your editor considers its content very thought provoking as well as stimulating unto better Christian Living, he is publishing it here for the benefit of […]

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Women in Missions

Dear Schuiler, Will you please explain in the Beacon Lights what place women have in our Protestant Reformed Missionary work? I have been pondering this question for quite a while, and our Esther Society in Fuller Ave. Church has also discussed it. We especially discussed the fact that the Bible tells us that men are […]

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Words

Words are, when rightly consider­ed, a never-failing source of wonder, and amazement. We point to this wonder which God has provided as the greatest means of revelation, fellowship and com­munion, in order that we may behold the marvelous works of God and magnify and praise Him. Without His words we cannot rightly know God and […]

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The Military Mailbag

Hi Men: Since I took over this column the months really fly by. It seems as tho I just turned last month’s material in. I hope the time passes as quickly for you. I knew, of course, that when I took this job that I would get lots of mail. But I didn’t dream it […]

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The Importance of Blood Classification

Due to the recent campaigns for blood donors, people have become interested in what type of blood they have—group A or B, Rh-(positive) or Rh-(negative). What does it mean to be of group A or B and why cannot one type of blood be mixed with another? In order to understand the significance of blood […]

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The Church and Practical Christianity

The present article is occasioned by the recurring voices that arise out of the church for guidance, for direction, for leadership; in regard to the daily life and problems of the Christian in the world of business and labor and politics and amusements and so forth. For an example in our present season there will […]

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Springtime

The cool and balmy breezes blow And disappeared is winter’s snow, The merry birds upon the wing, Are singing sweetly—“It is Spring!” Forgotten is the winter’s toil And crocus buds peep thru the soil, The roses speak, the lilies bloom, Sending cut their sweet perfume.   God speaks among these beauties rare And they are […]

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Pentecost – What is That?

Of course we all know what Pentecost is. The event commemorating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit hasn’t quite been forgotten among us. At least we know what it is, even though we often forget its significance. But many present day churches outside the orthodox church world have intentionally misrepresented or unconcernedly forgotten this mighty […]

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Of Men and of Angels

Of Men and of Angels by Lon Woodrum, Published by Zondervan Publishing House. Of Men and of Angels by Lon Woodrum is another winner in Zondervan’s second International Christian Fiction Contest. It gives us the story of Steve Glen, a young man of noble character and grim determination. As a child Steve had lost his […]

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Martin Niemoller

Since the days of Hitler the name of Martin Niemoeller has drawn the interest of Christians. His latest trip to Moscow has evoked much criticism. It was with these things in mind that several of us took an interest to hear him when he spoke in, the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. His, speech […]

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Are Underground Movements Justifiable?

Dear Schuller:- “Is it principally wrong to join the underground in case an invading foe conquers your home country? If we join are we not disobeying Gods commandment to obey those who are placed in authority over us?” —A Reader. * * * * * This question has stirred up considerable discussion in the Netherlands […]

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Jesus’ Miracle at Cana

I have this question: When Jesus made wine at the marriage supper at Cana, did he convert the feast into what we would call a wild drinking party? Was this wine that Jesus made actually fermented intoxicating liquor or was it pure grape juice? What does the original Greek text say about this?   Reply: […]

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Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley by Douglas C. Percy, Published Zondervan Publishing House. Hidden Valley is a mystery novel with the setting of its larger part in the heart of the Sudan in Africa. In the story we see how the native witch doctors and leopard men go about their evil ritual, sacrificing human victims in order to […]

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God’s Men

God’s Men by Pearl S. Buck, Published by John Day Company, New York God’s Men is a novel of two men, both born of missionary families in China, who both dedicate their life to an ideal. The one seeks power and riches while the other seeks to feed the world so that no one would […]

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