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Of all the months of the year, none has greater significance for the church of God, has more to say to us, carries with it more sentiment, than this month of December, which is with us once again. How soon! How time does fly! First of all, first also in the minds of young and […]

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The Apostolic Fathers (2)

Last month we gave you a brief sketch of the period called the Apostolic Age. It is now our intention to consider more in detail one of the Apostolic Fathers who lived in that age. There were, as we remarked last time, six of these Apostolic Fathers whose names we know. They are Clement, Ignatius, […]

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The Gift of Song

Music and Song – enchanting words! And little wonder, for truly the gift of song is one of the most wonderful creations of God. When we read in Genesis that the Lord saw that His works were good and that He rejoiced in them, we can imagine He also listened to the wonderful harmony arising […]

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His Humble Birth

Perhaps the first thing a child is taught concerning the birth of Jesus, is the place of that birth. And even before it has learned to speak correctly, it will answer when asked, “Where was Jesus born?” “In Bethlehem.” A little later, details are added which more definitely state the location and children are taught […]

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Apostle

The Apostle by Sholem Asch This book, a sequel to the Nazarine, follows very carefully the framework of the book of Acts, with the apostle Paul as the central figure. Thus we see him first as he sits at the feet of Gamaliel, endeavoring to attain legal blamelessness, the ideal of Pharisaic virtue. This zeal […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Dear Fellows: The other day, after having read an article on the atomic bomb and on atomic power in general, and some items in the newspaper about the rather general unrest, fear and rumors of war in the world of today, my thoughts wandered to the common grace theorists, and I began to wonder whether […]

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Letters From Our Boys

Tinian October, 1945 Dear . . . . I have just received the October issue of Beacon Lights and I have the pleasure of saying that it is the last issue I shall receive overseas. In two or three days I expect to go aboard a ship to return to the States and therefore I […]

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Amusement Center Reactions

Have you heard? Yes, I heard about this drive for a “Youth Center”, but haven’t paid much attention to it. But listen again. This “Youth Center”, is desired by our youth. They are not merely talking about it, but it is their aim! No, this can’t be true. Yes, it is. That is what they […]

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He Leadeth Us

Gertrude is a member of the Pella Girl’s Society   He leadeth us who knoweth best, Along life’s busy way; Watching, gently leading on, That His sheep go not astray.   There is not always sunshine As along life’s paths we go; Yet Doth He ever lead us, Where quiet waters flow.   Where doubts […]

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Who Am I

(1.) Your first impression of me must be that I am a tall, broad-shouldered individual. As you learn to know me better you soon realize that I am sedate and modest of disposition, studious and conscientious in my work. (2.) My birthplace was in the Netherlands. The date, January 22, 1904. It was four years […]

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Too Busy

Too busy to hear the song of the bird As he carols at the break of the day – Or list to the bee as his done can be heard, When nectar he sips on the way?   Too busy to observe the expanse of the blue As the clouds nonchalantly float by – Or […]

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Job

IX Job Raises the Problem of His Own Suffering (Chap. 3:20-26)             In the previous portion of this chapter we read of the great sin more desirable than life. This last part of his opening speech, verses 20-26, in the presence of his three friends , is a complaint. He first asks the question why […]

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