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The Beginning of Knowledge (3)

Last time we considered God’s holiness and how it applies to us as Christians. Now let’s take a closer look at how true obedience to God’s law is an expression of our proper fear of the Lord. Jehovah admonished the nation of Israel again and again by the mouth of Moses both to fear Him […]

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Deadly Poison

Dear Beacon Lights Editor, I was sent a set of tapes from a series of lectures given by Rev. David Silversides in 1999. The tapes I received in mid 2000. They were sent to me by a young Christian friend whom I know through the mutual friendship of Mr. Paul Hayden, first Secretary of the […]

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The Fourth Man (14)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 14 The Hole in the Door (The following chapter is mainly about Evert Splint. The readers will recall that he was the father of a poor family, and God had recently put into the family a new baby. Evert worked in […]

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Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave

Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave by Dave Breese. Paperback 235 pages. Moody Press, 1990. As this book’s preface “The God’s of the Mind” indicates, the seven men singled out in the book are men who, in the author’s judgment, have the unique accomplishment of controlling the minds of people with their […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

January 1 Read Exodus 19:1-6 As we come to the beginning of a new year, we come to that portion of Scripture in which Israel comes to Mount Sinai. We, too, need to come to Mount Sinai and see what God has to say to us here. The laws that Israel received have meaning for […]

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More Struggles Against Worldly Music

As we see the church in the New Testament grow, we also see temptations increasing. The apostles had much to battle against in their ministries and missionary journeys. They had to hold fast to the truth and go proclaim the gospel in all the world. What a task! It was a great undertaking having to […]

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Rev. Ronald Van Overloop (2)

During my high school years, the idea of being called to serve God’s church as a minister grew and developed. The prayers changed from, “Lord, what dost Thou want me to be?” to “Lord, I think I am called to be a minister. I think I want to be one. If that is not Thy […]

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The Signs of Christ’s Coming

Reprinted from the Loveland PRC newsletter. Scripture makes it very clear that Christ’s coming is always accompanied by signs. So it was with His coming in the flesh (Luke 1:18-20; 41-45; 2:12). So it is with His return (Matt. 24:3, 30; Luke 21:11, 25). These signs are important and must be rightly understood. The signs […]

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State Reformed Church of Odoorn

Odoorn is a small Dutch town in the province of Drenthe, nine kilometers north of the industrial city of Emmen. There are about 14,000 inhabitants, and 60% of them are State Reformed. There was a church at this place already in 1200, but it burnt down in 1856. A new building was built immediately, made […]

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