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Federation Board Report

As another Society season comes to a close, we, the members of the Federation Board, would like to take this opportunity to report on our activities of the past year. Since the Board feels that it is vital for our Protestant Reformed Young People to have fellowship not only in our own societies, but also […]

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Preview of 1964 Convention

Convention time is again swiftly approaching. The high light of the society year is now but a few short weeks away. The date of the coming convention has been set at August 25, 26 & 27 and is to be held at Hope Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We, the host society, hope you will […]

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Billy Graham on Conversion

BILLY GRAHAM ON CONVERSION What does Billy Graham say? He says that Christ did “provide man with salvation” (Peace With God, p. 40). By these words he does not mean that Christ actually affected salvation for any, but rather that God made “it possible for us to have access to Him.” The Cross, then, in […]

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Pre-Convention Challenge

We will contend that our Conventions of Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies are indeed beneficial. Spiritually beneficial for the covenant youth of our churches. What? Contend? We do not have to shield ourselves from the truth that there have been conventions in years gone by from which it was obvious that certain activities, distinctly not […]

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Harangues

(Editor’s Note: Although there appeared in the Open Forum of the April, 1964 issue of Beacon Lights a contribution1 which contained reflections and questions concerning the February, 1964 editorial entitled “The Need for Protestant Reformed High Schools”2, there was, nonetheless, no response to nor analysis of that contribution. Let the readers of Beacon Lights understand […]

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Conventions 1950-1964

At the beginning of a new decade, the 50”s, few could have envisioned the disturbing scenes which would create cacophony in our already smallish denomination. Scenes which would leave pulpits in pitiful plights, pews in barren desolation and conventioneers bereft of number. But in 1950, not even the hoary heads, much less those strong in […]

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Letter to the Editor

I have asked Mr. H. Kuiper to prove some of his statements made in his Editorial in Beacon Lights, entitled, “The Need for Protestant Reformed High Schools”. Brother Kuiper answers me in “Open Forum” in the Beacon Lights of April 1964. I want to say first of all, that Mr. Kuiper in his answer to […]

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With Heart and Mind

With Heart and Mind KENNETH L. PIKE William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids. 140 pages, $1.75. One of the crucial problems which every serious student begins to face in high school and meets head on in college is that of faith and science. Sometimes, an apparent conflict will lead to a rejection of faith. […]

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Filling the Pastor’s Cup of Joy

It is a good thing for a minister to read the book of Proverbs. It is a painful reminder that the problems of sin and sinful men are not one-day-flies! They are perennial problems, as old as the sinful heart of fallen man. It is good to remember this, my youthful amici! Paul was a […]

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Genesis 24-26

Genesis 24 This chapter relates God’s faithful fulfilling of His promise to Abraham in His supplying for Isaac a God-fearing wife. God’s promise to Abraham was, centrally, the Christ, including the promises of the land of Canaan (Gen. 13:15), of an innumerable posterity (Gen. 13:16) and of the blessing of the nations of the earth […]

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Conventions 1939-1949

For the past quarter century conventions have been an annual expectation and, with few exceptions, realization. But the event has not always been an assumed part of our youths’ summer plans. For the first fifteen years of our Protestant Reformed Church history there was no convention, no federation board, no unifying event bringing all our […]

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