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Letter from the Netherlands

One of the board members of Beacon Lights, Mr. Hoeksema, asked me to write an article about “conditions among the Netherland youth”.  It is difficult in a short article to give some information about the conditions of the youth in our small country.  But this is no reason for us to refuse to accede to […]

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Calvary’s Sympathies

Troubles! Grief and sorrows without number! Sorrows and pains of body and soul!  Yes, these things, regardless of their cause, spell the need of that psychological phenomenon which we call human sympathy.  And the peculiar thing about sympathy is that in spite of the character or degree of one’s affliction, we always seek to obtain […]

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Movies

This is not to be a discussion of the movies as they are shown in the present day theaters and shows.  It shouldn’t be necessary, even though it probably is, it shouldn’t be necessary to discuss that evil among us.  And that a discussion of that shouldn’t be necessary is evident from the pamphlet written […]

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Friends

Man is a sociable sort of creature.  He likes company and seeks it and, except in rare instances, enjoys only occasional solitude.  One who is continually alone is liable to become moody, absent-minded, odd and in general, different from his fellow creatures.  There are few people whose personalities are so self-sufficient that they can find […]

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Monsters of the Deep

“Praise Jehovah from the earth, Ye sea-monsters and all deeps:” Psalm 148:7. Stealthily thru the depth of ocean and sea swims the largest animal of all creation—the whale.  Monsters, indeed!  They weigh from 40 to 100 tons and are 50 to 100 feet in length.  These enormous creatures resemble submarines as they ply the deep, […]

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The Arian Controversy

A nation that is at war with a neighboring country finds itself hindered to a great extent in its efforts at home in construction and general improvement of living conditions.  Today our country is not yet back to normal after the war has been brought to a close for a considerable length of time.  To […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids Feb. 1,1947 Dear Fellows: Somewhere in Scripture, the Lord warns us that there will come times so fraught with the danger of apostacy that, if it were possible, the very elect would be deceived. What else does this mean than, that, in those times especially, the devil will appear as an angel of […]

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An Appeal to Movie-goers

There is every reason to believe, from things one hears almost continuously that the evil of   movie attendance is spreading day by day, also within our own Protestant Reformed churches. You young people are certain to know more about this than I do. Nevertheless, what I do know is more than sufficient to give cause […]

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The Emperor’s Physician

Today there are many fads.  School boys and girls have taken to wearing brightly colored sweaters with animals marching across the breast.  Not long ago every girl had to have a plain silver clasp called a barrette to hold her hair in place.  The mode for knee-length skirts has been giving way to a trend […]

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General Marshal’s Appointment

The appointment of Gen. George C. Marshall as Secretary of State by President Truman has evoked considerable comment in the national press.  By and large, the bulk of this comment has extolled the wisdom and sagacity of Mr. Truman in selecting a man of such caliber to succeed the Hon. James Byrnes.  Many have expressed […]

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A Letter from a Reader

Twenty years ago I was a High School senior faced with the question, “What shall I choose as my vocation?”  Being a girl, I might become a wife and mother, but again I might not: so I wanted to prepare myself for work in which I felt I could use my talents to the best […]

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Charioteer

A Story of Old in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdman’s Publ. Co. Grand Rapids, Mich.   Isme-Dagon stalked about rubbing his limbs.  “It would be small wonder,” he said, “if we had all been churned to butter or cheese on these jiggling animals.” Egiba gave a loud guffaw and his […]

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