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How Can We Improve? This Is What You Said

In the August/September issue we asked for your suggestions for improving Beacon Lights. We also had the young people who attended the convention fill out a survey asking which topics were of interest, which writing style and writers were most attractive, and which rubrics currently in Beacon Lights were the most beneficial. We had about […]

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” One of the most intricate parts of the body is the bone structure. There are many different sizes and shapes of bones. Long bones are found in the thighs and arms […]

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Thanksgiving

We thank Thee Lord, that thou art God. Thou who art our almighty King, Our everlasting Father, The Prince of spiritual peace. We thank Thee Lord, for Thy sovereignty. All things are in Thy control. Before the world was created We were in Thy special plan. We thank Thee Lord, for Christ Thy Son. He […]

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The Fourth Man (23)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding translated by Rev Cornelius Hanko Chapter 23 The Fourth Man It was a beautiful Saturday evening, a few weeks after the departure of the emigrants. Maarten and Ko Boelhouwer sat pleasantly resting after their day’s work. They were always inseparable friends, even though much had changed in […]

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Rev. Arie den Hartog (1)

I have probably lived in more places during my life time than most people. This has made my life exciting. Most of all, I am thankful to the Lord for His providence and the many things I have learned and experienced in all of these places. I was born in the Netherlands in a small […]

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High Importance: Instructing Our Youth in Psalms

While Sunday school was in session this summer, I was reminded of the importance of teaching our children the psalms. It is the most glorious and encouraging thing as a teacher to see those children, even that of the youngest ones being able to sing the psalms. It brings tears to your eyes when the […]

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I Have a Dream…of Charity and Love Above All Else

In the eyes of the world there is nothing worse than being labeled as a racist person. To the world, being racist means being ignorant, not understanding that all human life, regardless of skin color, is precious. Racism is slowly becoming the fad of yesterday. And it’s simply because after thousands of years of racism […]

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Federation Board Update

Trevor is currently the president of the Federation Board and is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. Another year has come to a close and a new one has started. We look forward to the new year and getting the new members involved. There are many questions that arise which hopefully […]

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Finding Fulgurites

I have looked and looked for fulgurites with no success up to this point in time. One of these days I am going to find a beautiful specimen. Sadly, I have probably been in the vicinity of this elusive creature without knowing it was there. Have you ever seen one? Do you know what a […]

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Dispensationalism (I)

Dispensationalism, also known as Darbyism (after John Darby, the founder both of Dispensationalism and of the Brethren movement), Brethrenism, and Scofieldism, is the most serious of all errors regarding the millennium. In fact, it is not just a certain teaching about the millennium and the future, but a whole erroneous theological system. The name comes […]

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Mayflower Church

Many people do not even know that it exists, but in Amsterdam at the “Begijnehof” stands a British Reformed Church, built in 1607. It has the name “The Mayflower Church” or “The Pilgrim Church,” because in 1620 the “Pilgrim Fathers” (also called “the Puritans”) gathered here before they left for America. Their leader was Robert […]

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The Village Church of Emmen

Emmen is nowadays a city, but the old State Reformed Church is still called the Village Church, in the center. I know the place very well, because my grandparents lived there and each year, I spent my summer holidays there; occasionally Easter and Christmas also. If my grandfather was in good health, we walked every […]

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The Package

It was in the black of night that a cloaked figure approached the castle wall. An owl hooted. A cricket chirped. But that was all that could be heard. A satchel was opened and a package was withdrawn. The figure held it and peered up into the darkness, up to the top of the wall… […]

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