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THE TRUE CHILD OF GOD   In conclusion, Paul now points our attention to the one that is excused before the law of God and acceptable in His judgment, At this point circumcision is introduced as representative of the belonging to the law. It was the boast of the Old Testament Jew. His participation in […]

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Romans 3

JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ESTABLISHED   This Epistle begins with: I.    Introduction (1:1-15) II.   Theme (1:16, 17) III. Judgment: The Whole World Condemned (1:18-3:20) A.  The Gentiles Under the Wrath of God (1:18-32) B.  The Gentiles’ Judgment (2:1-16) C.  The Jews’ Judgment (2:17—3:8) D. The World’s Judgment (3:9-20)   This chapter’s outline: I.        The Argument for […]

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Of Visions

GREATHEART. But here was great odds, three against one. “Tis true.” replied Valiant-for-truth; ‘‘but little or more are nothing to him that has the truth on his side. . . .” Then said Great-heart to Mr. Valiant-for-truth, “Thou hast worthily behaved thyself; let me see thy sword.” So he showed it to him. When he […]

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Of Visions

GREATHEART. But here was great odds, three against one. “Tis true.” replied Valiant-for-truth; ‘‘but little or more are nothing to him that has the truth on his side. . . .” Then said Great-heart to Mr. Valiant-for-truth, “Thou hast worthily behaved thyself; let me see thy sword.” So he showed it to him. When he […]

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Four Outstanding Ministers

With the exception of John Calvin I met and spoke to each one personally and even prayed with one in a little group of five. All of these men have passed on to their reward, they are no longer pilgrims and strangers on the earth. One of the outstanding ministers was Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse […]

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The Key to Success

Do you recall the resolutions which you made when the school year began? You were going to study hard every night. You were going to listen closely to your instructors. You were going to do all the assignments. You were going to take neat and accurate notes. You were going to work- hard and make […]

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Standing Vigilantly in the Faith

“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all things be done with charity.” I Corinthians 16:13, 14 When Israel stands on the over side of Jordan, ready to enter into the land of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua, the LORD Himself comes to Joshua with his promise […]

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Teaching the Sciences (2) – Evolution

In our last article for the Beacon Lights we were making a few general and introductory remarks about the teaching of science. In that article it was emphasized that those who are of the household of faith possess a basic prejudice. I indicated, however, that those who are of the household of faith are not […]

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Student Power

On December 15 at 10 a. m. in front of the Commons Building at the Franklin campus of Calvin College, some 150 students attended a protest demonstration, which the undersigned was fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to observe. The issue was the banning of Negro comedian Dick Gregory from the campus by the Executive Committee of […]

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