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A Friendly-Foe-y Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: It has been some three months since I wrote to you, at which time I asked you to write to me in case you could think of picture-stories in the Bible which revealed one or more of God’s attributes. But, alas, the mailman delivered not a single letter. Probably they were lost in […]

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Our Calling to Give as We Are Blessed

John Kalsbeek is a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Redlands, California. He will deal with the subject of Christian giving in two articles. The first treating the importance of personal giving and the second will deal with the methods used in our churches.   Some time ago when I was asked to write an […]

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What’s Wrong with Rock? (3): The Beat

In previous articles on rock music we have learned the meaning of the term rock ‘n’ roll, namely fornication; we have learned something of the roots of rock: jazz – in particular the blues, swing, boogie-woogie and rhythm and blues – and country. We have seen that it was largely the secular music of the […]

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Unconditional Predestination

This article is the first of a series of 5 on the 5 points of Calvinism. Having been asked to write an article for Beacon Lights on each letter of TULIP, or the Five Points of Calvinism, I gladly comply. My first article will deal with the subject of Unconditional Election or Predestination, the second […]

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“I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children…” Genesis 3:16. July 14 marked the fifth anniversary of our marriage. During these five years, I have had five pregnancies resulting in two full-term babies, one miscarriage, and two premature births. Through these five experiences, I have been greatly […]

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