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The Christian and Science

The question has often been asked why it is that so many young men who in their youth were brought up in the church, after entering careers in the fields of the sciences, such as medicine, chemistry, and physics, deny the very existence of God. becoming the rankest of atheists. In the light of this […]

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New Year … 1944

In a tent under the stars, somewhere miles away, sits a serviceman painstakingly preparing himself to write a letter. ‘My D— .’ and already his pencil pauses as he wonders what he shall write. The letter must be worthy of the occasion for it is New Year’s Eve. “Shall I simply wish her a happy […]

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God’s Son Jesus

I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. It demands no true, saving faith to believe the mere historical fact that once a child was born, among the millions of others whose mother’s name happened to be Mary, whose father was known as Joseph, and whose birth was recorded under […]

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Batty?

For generations the inhabitants of Sicily thought bats were the wandering souls of men who had been murdered. Medieval Europeans imagined them to be a form of witches and emissaries of Satan. Other superstitions and strange misconceptions have been developed and associated with the bat such as the prevalent idea that bats get in people’s […]

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What Will It Be?

What will it be? The question looks to the future. It is therefore a question that is often asked by almost everyone. The conditions and circumstances of life are so varied and its problems so numerous and involved that we find ourselves asking this question over and over again. And that is especially true at […]

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About a Reformation

In August of the year 1938, the home missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches, who was at that time Rev. Kok, came to Manhattan. Most of us were not acquainted with the decisions of the Synod of 1924, therefore we were not in the position to know the reason of his coming. But this soon […]

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Radio News

THE REFORMED WITNESS HOUR The Reformed Witness Hour is a program sponsored by the Young Men’s Society of the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It can be heard each Sunday over four stations of the Wolverine Network in Michigan and Chicago. The technical details of the program are handled by a committee […]

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Berlin and the Day of Christ

The German Capitol now is entitled to the unenviable title, “The most heavily bombed city in the world.” In the year 1943 alone, 14,000 tons of bombs have been dropped upon it. The devastation is described by eyewitnesses to be terrible and wide spread. Flames swept rows of buildings for half-mile stretches. The tar pavements […]

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At Ease

Dan Young was a likeable fellow, welcomed wherever he went. His friends liked to gather at his home. His parents were as warm-hearted and congenial as he. Besides, they were sincere Christians. Dan had always gone to a Christian school, had gone to church ever since he could remember, and still went every Sunday. Why […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, MI Jan. 3, 1944 Dear fellows: Well, the holydays are past again, and the world has entered upon a new year. How glad the world appeared to be that the old year was finally past, and that another year had arrived on the scene of time! A year ago they expressed the same […]

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Letters From Our Boys

Dec. 14, 1943 Dear Friends: Greetings Beacon Lights friends: Aloha from the Hawaiian Islands. May I inform you that I am receiving the Beacon Lights regular every month. I have also been wanting to write you a few lines for quite some time, but due to circumstances, I was delayed in doing so. I have […]

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Acts 4:32 – 5:16

Outline XIII THE SECOND PICTURE OF THE MOTHER CHURCH IN JERUSALEM Acts 4:32-37 The first picture of the church is recorded in 2:43-47. We have discussed that sketch of the Spirit in Outline VIII. We now must take notice of the second description of the life and activity of the church of Christ. We call […]

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