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Music

What is music? It is a language which conveys ideas and feelings that words cannot express. But it is for the ear alone. Music is the most elemental of the arts. It surrounds our lives and play. Whether people are conscious of it or not, all are swayed by music. It can induce bodily activity […]

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I Believe in God

One of our oldest and best known creeds, commonly known as the Apostolic Confession, starts out with these significant words: “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.” It rings in our hearts an echo of the opening passage of Scripture: “In the beginning God created heaven and earth.” And in […]

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Reformation Day

The month of October once more brings us the commemoration of the Reformation which took place in the sixteenth century under Martin Luther. Little had Luther thought, when he nailed his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, that this act would be commemorated by the Church […]

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Growing Over Night

When speaking of rapid growth, we often use either of two comparisons, “growing like a weed”, or “growing like a mushroom”. Both develop rapidly. However, in a mushroom we cannot observe its progress, not because it grows over night, but because the entire fruiting body—which we eventually see —develops in every detail underground. Usually this […]

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Unknown

Italy has surrendered unconditionally. This is a fact of tremendous historical significance. Whether Italy is for us a liability or an asset is open for debate. Much can be said on both sides of the question. One thing however stands out in bold relief: Italy has fallen tremendously low. The Psalmist declares in Psalm seven […]

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In the Strength of Youth

It is a wonderful thing to be young, in every sense of the word. For youth is strong and energetic, strong of body, mind and will. It is undoubtedly for that reason that youth is the envy of old age. Surely you have seen how the light will gleam in the eyes of the old […]

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About a Reformation

This article serves as an introduction to our new series. We hope to relate a brief and interesting history of one of our Churches in each publication of Beacon Lights! Question: Why are you a member of the Protestant Reformed Churches? Answer: Because it is my conviction that everyone is conscience bound to join himself […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Sept. 30, 1943 Dear Fellows: As I was taking my daily walk this afternoon on this beautiful September day, I could not but be deeply impressed by the sharp and striking contrast between God’s world, even on this earth that bears the curse, and the world of men! It was an exceptionally splendid morning, and […]

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Letters From Our Boys

Richmond. Va. Aug. 29, 1943 Dear Friends: Now that the summer session is nearly over and the “Beacon Lights” are coming out again I thought today would be a good chance to do my duty and what has been in my mind ever since I left for camp again after my leave, write to my […]

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A Letter to Our Readers

Dear Beacon Lights Readers, Today I received my Beacon Lights. I have read it through from cover to cover, and read all the various articles. I intend to reread them so that I will get the full value of them. I am so anxious to read all it contains that 1 don’t take time to […]

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Acts 1:1 – 2:4

Introductory remarks: We believe that the study of the book of Acts will be of great interest to you young folks. It is not easy to say just what point of interest is brought out most prominently in this large Bible-book. Instructive is what we read in Lenski’s “Introduction” to the book of Acts. We […]

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