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I Corinthians 10:1 – 11:1

LESSON 33 Beware, The Voice of Old Testament History (I Cor. 10:1-6)   Paul re-broadcasts the voice of Old Testament history for our benefit, that is for our warning, admonition and instruction. They who are sincere will take it to heart, others will disregard it. By the trail of dead men’s bones you can trace […]

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An Open Letter to Schuiler

In the Beacon Lights of August an article appears by Schuiler in which he writes that the teaching of Reformed Doctrine is not the task of the school and that Christian School Societies err when they appoint ordained ministers of the Word to teach Bible and Reformed Doctrine in the school. For the sake of […]

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Convention Impressions

What do you think of the ride back from Municipal park? It was an interesting experience for the whole caravan of cars. The lightning, thunder, rain, and wind gave us a good sample of Iowa weather. Even though the lightening came close occasionally, it certainly was beautiful. * * * * * Were you inspired […]

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Frost

It has been a typical October day, crystal clear and sunny, but the warmth of the sun has been noticeably tempered by the chill wind. There have been a few slight frosts which have nipped the more tender plants of our gardens, but tonight’s weather forecast seems to spell the end for the still living […]

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Faith, Hope, Love

The 12th Annual convention of our Protestant Reformed Young People’s Federation has drawn to a close. The young men and women, delegates and friends, have all departed and gone to their respective homes. Your editor was not among the privileged ones who attended this wonderful convention, but from all sides come the reports of the […]

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Faith

Summary of a speech given by Rev. Herman Hoeksema reported by Roger Faber.   The subject of Rev. Hoeksema’s speech was Faith, the first member of the trilogy chosen as the convention theme. His introductory remarks were concerned with the relation between faith and the other members of the trilogy, hope and love. The root […]

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Love

Summary of a speech given by Rev. Walter Hofman reported by Miss. Hulda Kuiper   What is the greatest of all things? Many have tried to define it and many were scorned. Both Christ and Paul were considered insane because they believed that the greatest thing was LOVE. Not only they, but we as well, […]

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My Child’s Hand in Mine

She holds my hand and gaily walks, Her steps are firm and sure, With confidence and child-like trust She finds her world secure.   I look into her eyes of blue Such peace and love are there, I bravely fight away the tears And breathe a silent prayer.   “Lord, make me worthy of this […]

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Nothing But Leaves

Leaves, leaves, and more leaves. . .That is what we find at present in nature round about us. Every Fall, about this time of the year, regardless where we go, on sidewalk and lawn, in the city and on the farm, it seems we find nothing but Leaves. There is something sad about that, I […]

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Society Project

Dear Mr. Editor, “What shall we have for a project this season?” Every society season we are faced with the same problem. Here’s a suggestion. Why not start a church library fund? There are many reasons why all of our churches should have libraries: There is a certain amount of required reading that those in […]

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Symposium – “Love”

On the afternoon of August 28, the 1952 Convention was favored by a Symposium on love. The panel consisted of Leslie Havenga, Ronald Ezinga, Agatha Lubbers, Ruth Miersma, and Gertrude De Vries, with Rev. Howerzyl as the moderator. I will try to bring before you most of the ideas advanced in this discussion. The moderator […]

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The Christian Labor Ideal

If the dignity of labor must be viewed in the way that the Reformers following Scripture, have indicated, then we will immediately understand that this noble function runs into many complications in this sinful world. We have seen that the dignity of labor lies in its purpose, in its worthy product, in its abiding fruitage. […]

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The Church

The Church of God, as Jesus said Upon a rock is built, Our sins are truly blotted out, Removed is all our guilt.   Our hearts are filled with joy and hope To dwell within these walls, For happiness and peace are there No matter what befalls.   A call to prayer, a call to […]

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The Military Mailbag

In Memoriam The editor of this column, along with the entire staff of Beacon Lights wishes to express his deepest sympathy to the Dangermond family of Redlands, California in the loss of their son PFC. CLARENCE C. DANGERMOND. We pray that the Lord will sustain them in their days of sorrow and trust that they […]

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The Nightingale of Wittenberg

Each year at this time, protestant Christians everywhere bring to mind a series of fateful events. One person played so major a role, so prominent a part in those events, that he will never be forgotten. That series of events is now known as the Reformation. That individual was Martin Luther. Luther himself was typical […]

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The Sunset

On a river’s bank one evening, I watched the glorious setting sun, Speaking in its glorious splendor That another day was done. I drank in all the ecstasy And every blending hue, Of orange, red and lavender, Of purple and of blue.   I pondered over many things As I watched this golden crown, Floating […]

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Trees Beside Still Waters

Bordering the water’s edges Pompous trees are verdant green. Rich their foliage, deeply rooted, Fertile, grand, a beauteous scene. May we drink thus at the fountain, Walking as God’s sons and daughters, Deeply rooted, fruits abundant As the trees beside the waters.

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Hope

Summary of a speech given by Rev. Hubert DeWolf reported by Miss Ruth Dykstra.   It is my duty to call your attention to things of a serious and spiritual nature. I will call your attention to the Christians hope. Notice the meaning, the object and source, and the certainty. Hope is exclusively the possession […]

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The Christian’s Vote

During these months of electioneering, this fervent spirit to show the voters that a certain individual and party is the only one to vote for and expect better times, the Christian cannot help but ask himself about his calling to vote in the coming election in November. There are points of interest in politics that […]

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