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That Higher Rock

When by God’s grace our sin we see, Our hopelessness and misery And when we see His judgments just, And cannot meet it still we must– ‘Tis then our souls within us cry, Lord, lead to Rock higher than I! When temptations and trials arise And darkness seems to cover skies, Hope and faith seems […]

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Ascension Day or Memorial Day, Which?

Each year, forty days after the celebration of Easter, the church celebrates Ascension Day commemorating the event of Jesus’ departure from this earth to His abode in heaven. As nation, each year, on May 30 we celebrate Memorial Day to remember the soldiers who have given their lives in battles of the past. This year, […]

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Air Minded and / or Heir Minded

It would be superfluous to state that we are a generation which finds itself in the midst of an air age. And, for many many years prior to the first balloon ascension and the first successful flight of a heavier than air machine, man has cast envious eyes at those creatures which God had provided […]

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The Apologists (3)

JUSTIN MARTYR. – One of the first of the Apologists worth considering was Justin Martyr. It would be more proper to call him, “Justin, The Martyr”. His last name was not Martyr. The word “martyr” was added to his name because he died as a martyr. Justin was born between the years 114 and 165 […]

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The Prime Requisite

Our lives, covenant young people, are truly Christian when the ultimate and sole purpose of all our activities, of every issue of the heart, every inclination of the will, every thought and word and deed, with respect to anything and everything, is God Himself and the glory of His adorable Name. Whatever falls short of […]

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UNO and Spain

The United Nations Security Council was called upon to break up diplomatic relations with Franco, Spain. Poland demanded this action because according to Dr. Oscar Lange, the Polish delegate, Spain presents a definite international problem for, said he. Spain today is “an armed camp with a standing army of 600,000 to 700,000; manufacture of arms […]

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Reformation in Sioux Center, Iowa

It was in the summer of 1924 that several members of the Second Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center were not in accord with the doctrine which had been accepted by their churches. It was then that Rev. H. Hoeksema and Rev. H. Danhof wrote their book on “Zonde en Genade” (Sin and Grace). Many […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, Michigan April 1946 Dear Fellows: When Christmas arrives we celebrate and wish one another a merry Christmas. And, of course, for the Christian, who on that day is reminded that God sent His Son into the world, there is reason to rejoice in the remembrance of that glad event. Without the incarnation of […]

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Letters From Our Boys

April, 1946 Dear. . . . It’s been almost three years now since I left home, and all this time I’ve been receiving “Beacon Lights”, so a few words of thanks and appreciation are in order. I’m due to start for home the 26th of April, so I should soon be there again. “Beacon Lights” […]

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Wind of Spring

WIND OF SPRING  by Elizabeth Yates “Wind of Spring” is a quiet simply told story of Susie Minton. The style in which it is written does not at all conform to the modern trend, and this I found rather refreshing. There is nothing to grip the imagination, yet the reader’s attention is held throughout the […]

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Following the Crowd

In these days we often hear young people say, “Let’s go where the crowd goes”. In my mind there arises three questions: “Where do we find the crowd”; “What is the aim of the crowd”; Is it right for Christian young people to go where the crowd goes? In the Bible, Christ points out the […]

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Job

OUTLINE XXIX A Plea for Consideration (Chapter 21) The speech of Job as it is found in chapter 21 can be spoken of as a plea for consideration because, in the first place, it is a very sober and appealing request to listen yet once more to his presentation of the problem–vs. 2: “Hear diligently […]

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