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Our Doctrine: A Way of Life

Some years ago I wrote an oration in which I believed constituted dangers to our Christian schools.  Alliance with the public school, dishonesty, and conformity were among the things listed.  But now, I think, although these dangers have not been removed, we must face a greater threat.  And that is a spirit of worldliness, which […]

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Our Open Forum

It had almost seemed as if our Open Forum, where the readers air their views, had quietly passed out of existence.  In fact, the few spurts of life that it showed in the past hardly merited the right to say that it had begun to live and breathe.  But we kept courage just the same.  […]

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Watch and Pray

It was the darkest hour even known in the history of this world when Jesus Himself in utter agony of soul at the anticipation of the suffering that awaited Him on the cross, addressed His disciples with the admonition, “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing, but the […]

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Popular Magazines

Tons and tons of paper are converted into magazines every week and every month of the year.  Drug stores, cigar stores, and even some large grocery markets display hundreds of magazines of every sort.  When the new issues of these periodicals appear, children, adolescents, and adults crowd the racks to obtain the latest numbers.  Especially […]

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Atomic Structure

We as Christians know far too little about the physical sciences.  We, who of all the peoples in the world are the only ones who can give a proper interpretation to the facts of science, often know next to nothing about science.  In fact, there are even many sincere church members who are of the […]

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Harbingers Of Spring

“All the birds have come again, Hear the happy chorus! Robin, bluebird, on the wing, Thrush and wren this message bring. Spring will soon come marching in, Come with joyous singing.”   Eagerly we listen for these spring carolers, who herald the approaching season.  Spring is here! Certainly, all of us have been genuinely thrilled […]

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Alone

Alone in dark Gethsemane Our Saviour knelt to pray, Alone in deepest agony He saw the cross-ward way,   It was alone He tarried there None else His presence kept, His own disciples could not bear To tarry—and they slept!   Alone upon the cursed tree He suffered, bled and died, That we from bondage […]

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Summary of War

Summary of War.              The last week of winter has seen allied positions definitely improved on one front and holding their own on others.  The renewed activity in the North African region gives promise of some real hard fighting in the near future.  We have been told that Russia was able to make its tremendous […]

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Unknown

Dear Mr. Editor, By means of the “Beacon Lights” I was greatly encouraged to “study to show thyself (myself) approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth”.  My fellow comrades have also received much comfort, guidance, and true spiritual delight by studying it.  Enclosed you will […]

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To Our Boys In Service

March 20, 1943 Dear Fellows:– As you may notice by the date of this letter, officially it is almost springtime.  But there is quite a difference, here in Grand Rapids at least, between the official time and the actual looks of things.  It looks a good deal more like winter than like spring.  A rather […]

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Letters from Our Boys

Newport, Arkansas Dear Friends:– Thank you very much for sending me the “Beacon Lights”.  It is always welcomed and I enjoy reading it.  There is a good deal of reading material in the army: but little of it is religious or the kind that we are accustomed to read.  Reading articles which have been written […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 26 A PARTING GLANCE IN THE HALL OF THE HEROES OF FAITH 2nd Week of April Heb. 11:35b-39—and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were […]

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