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Democrats: Stevenson Again In Chicago, last August, after the smoke had cleared, Adlai Stevenson, unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate in 1952, appeared once again the choice of the Democratic National Convention. From the first, things seemed to be going his way. Estes Kefauver, his chief opponent for the nomination, had retired from the presidential race. Kefauver, […]

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Exalt the Lord: The Idea

A Review of P.R.Y.P Convention Speech, by Beverly Hoekstra What does it mean? Imperatively, it means that we must do something, for we are not passive. We must acknowledge that the Lord is high. We must confess Him in life and in walk, for God alone is high. Therefore, we are nothing. We are not […]

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Exalt the Lord: Our Obligation

A Review of P.R.Y.P. Convention Speech The Rev. Emanuel began his sermon by pointing out that the words calling and obligation are synonymous and can be used interchangeably with respect to the topic. Thus, in discussing the subject, we could just as well speak of our calling as of our obligation. With this in mind, […]

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Exalt the Lord: The Possibility

A Review of P.R.Y.P. Convention Speech, by David Engelsma Rev. McCollam, in basing his speech on the convention theme, Exalt the Lord, called our attention to the Possibility of Exalting the Lord. He developed the theme from the point of view of exalting the Lord through persecution and suffering, through humility, and through divine sovereignty. […]

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Unions (2)

In the last issue of the Beacon Lights, we called attention to some reasons why a discussion of the question of labor unions might be pertinent once again. It is not as if these questions have not been discussed in the past, but the dangers are ever present, and the stand of our churches can […]

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What Size Are Your Feet?

I once read in a series of old proverbs and sagacious sayings, “Big feet are a sign of intelligence.” The validity of such a statement, of course, may be seriously questioned. However, it would seem to me that people with large feet would be more inclined to step on toes of others, than their more […]

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Acts 10:1 to 1:18

Introductory Remarks: We have given to this section the title, “The Conversion of Cornelius.” And to be sure, that conversion of the Roman centurion is one of the main threads in this narrative. However, as we indicated in connection with the last part of chapter 9 already, there is a broader and greater significance to […]

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Preparedness

David Turnabout was a senior in the local Christian high school and a member of the Young People’s society of his church which held weekly meetings on Sunday evening. On this particular Sunday an announcement appeared on the church bulletin to the effect that next week David was to present in the society an essay […]

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Sponges

You have undoubtedly washed your car with one of the porous, flexible balls called a sponge. Possibly as you washed, you wondered just how they were made. You may even be one of the many persons who thinks that sponges are plants. The fact is that they are neither manufactured nor are they plants but […]

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The Library of the Young People’s Society

The Young People’s Society will be formally organized under its own constitution, providing for its distinctive name, doctrinal basis, aim, membership, officers, meetings, supervision, etc. Somewhere in this organizational scheme there should be place and space for a Young People’s Society Library. But what sort of books should such a library have? Those which will […]

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