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Observations

Being away from home affords many opportunities for observation. This is especially true of my position at the present time, my husband being one of the Rainbow Division which is composed of men from every State in the Union: it is truly an American Division and because of that fact one gets a cross section […]

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He Suffered

Strange as it might seem, the Christian Church has always summed up the whole earthly existence of her Lord in the two simple words: He suffered. Many others have attempted to write a glowing biography on the “life of Jesus”. Yet the Church has insistently confessed only this “He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, […]

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Easter: The Word is Risen Indeed

Utterly amazing was that first announcement: “Christ is Risen”. No one expected it. True it is that Jesus has plainly spoken to His disciples of the fact that He would be delivered into the hands of sinners to be crucified, that He would die and that He would arise again on the third day. But […]

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Coming After Jesus

Everyone will admit that if we are to come after Jesus, we must know Him. For we are to come after HIM: not after a Jesus of our own imagination, who after all is only an idol, but after Jesus Who is truly the Christ. We must therefore know Him as He is. He alone […]

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A Convention in 1944?

I read with interest and approval the letter of Jim Van Weelden in our March Beacon Lights, in which he suggests that a Convention of our Young People’s Societies be held this year. And yet, while I appreciate the spirit in which Mr. Van Weelden makes his proposal, it seems to me that we should […]

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Unknown

In response to the article placed in the Open Forum in our March issue regarding the Convention and also as a result of the action taken by the Federation Board in presenting a plan for voting for new board members without a convention, many letters were received from various societies and are published in the […]

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The Reformed Witness Hour

The Reformed Witness Hour is approaching the close of another season.  It has been a very successful season, which has not only witnessed the expansion of our program within our own circles, but which has also introduced our program to many new listeners outside the scope of our denomination. The committee has especially been pleased […]

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The Way is Being Prepared

Space did not permit in last month’s Beacon Lights to develop the idea brought forth that our world is getting smaller and that consequently those two signs of the coming of Christ, namely, the spreading of the Gospel to the four corners of the earth and the rise of the Antichristian world empire, are closer […]

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A Useful Skeleton

Many centuries ago, even prior to the time of Christ, in the region of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, many men were busily engaged in a profitable occupation. Both Homer and Plato refer to this business in their writings. Daily workers left the shores to seek their livelihood in obtaining certain organisms growing on the bottom […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids April 3, 1944 Dear Fellows: In a few days from the date of this writing it will be Easter. Of all the names that are given to the Christian holidays, I like Easter least of all. Christmas, Good Friday, Ascension Day, Pentecost—they all express some Christian meaning. And among them all the name […]

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Letters From Our Boys

Dear Christian Friends: I just received the February issue of Beacon Lights, and, having some free-time I’ve already read most of the inspiring articles. The arrival of Beacon Lights is always most welcome with me and I know it is with all our service men. I’ve been stationed at Westover Field, Mass., since the first […]

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A Reformation in Bellflower

Sometime previous to the year of 1933, a Protestant Reformed Church was organized in Los Angeles, California. Soon after that there were also people in Bellflower and vicinity who were dissatisfied with the doctrine as preached in the Christian Reformed Church. However, the distance to Los Angeles made this impractical for dairy folk. An attempt […]

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Acts 9:1-10:16

Outline XXIV SAUL CALLED UNTO APOSTLESHIP Acts 9:1-19 By Whom Called.  Without a doubt the one who here calls the apostle unto the apostleship is the predominating figure in this portion. He is none other than Jesus, the Exalted Lord! Matt. 28: 18. He is Jesus! He is the historical Christ Who suffered and died […]

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