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Our Synod

Perhaps some of you young people will be rather surprised to find an article in our Beacon Lights under the heading: Our Synod.  There are several reasons for this, reasons which I need not enumerate at present.  However, one of the main reasons is that I just attended our Synodical meeting, and finding no time […]

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Graduation

Alright, fellows and girls, you’ve donned your caps and gowns and you’ve gathered in the auditorium of the school for the last time as students of that institution.  Mother and Dad were there and a host of friends and well wishers.  You have listened to a fine address by a talented speaker.  Solemnly, one by […]

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Father’s Day

Amid the many days which are observed in this nation one which does not enjoy an excessive or notable amount of attention is “Father’s Day.”  I am not acquainted with its origin nor greatly concerned about its purpose.  It rather appears that it owes its continued existence and observance to the haberdashery shops and places […]

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Steadfastness

Always to do the will of God, to turn neither to the right nor to the left, to be immoveable, to maintain the right and denounce the wrong, to fight without faltering, to shine as a light in the midst of darkness, to speak the truth in love but fearlessly, to follow without flinching, to […]

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The Subtle Serpent (cont.)

In a South African Zoo, a freak two-headed snake was born which drew much attention, particularly when it was eating.  On one occasion it was fed two frogs.  Unfortunately, the second head had to wait for the first to finish its meal, as both frogs were destined for the same digestive tract.  After the completion […]

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Our Own Youth Center

Amusement is secondary.  That is a fact which we all must recognize.  And amusement must remain secondary.  We cannot allow ourselves to be carried away by the tide of wild frivolity that is so characteristic of worldly youth of the present day.  To divide our time between church activities and the daily tasks to which […]

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To Our Boys in Service

I called on Alice R. one day, Who is business manager, by the way, Of Beacon Lights, as you may know; Now there’s a girl that makes things go, For ‘ere my message I could say, She called on me, just right away To pen a message to our boys, Who sadly miss their homes, […]

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Letters from our Boys

Czechoslovakia Dear Friends: I wish to express my thanks to all those who make it possible for me to receive the Beacon Lights and our other Church papers since these papers and magazines are the only spiritual food I receive, besides my Testament. Since the 13th day of March, 1945, when we started our last […]

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Once Rejected – Now Accepted

I was once a poor civilian And contented as could be, Living in a country Of the brave and of the free.   Then in nineteen hundred forty one, On the seventh of December Was the attack of Pearl Harbor— A day we all remember.   We knew that we were then at war, Which […]

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Who Am I?

Three of our ministers came from the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. I am one of them.  Born near Hull, I lost my mother soon after birth, so that my aunt assumed the responsibility of caring for me until my father married again and could once more make a home for me.  In those […]

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Reformation in Creston

The preliminaries of organizing the Creston Protestant Reformed Church were started in the Fall of 1931.  Some of the new members of the First Protestant Reformed Church, which had joined from the Coldbrook Christian Reformed Church, together with those from the north-east and north-west section of the city had asked the Classical Mission Committee for […]

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The Works of Father Chiniquy

(A translation and condensation by George Ten Eslhof) The above title will no doubt give a clue to the fact that Father Chiniquy was a Roman Catholic priest.  That is correct.  For many years he served the Catholic Church but was converted to Protestantism.  We trust that the following account of his life and work […]

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