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Herein is Faith

It is somewhat with a feeling of fear and trembling that I write this article on Faith.  Not that I am afraid of what men are going to say about it, but the Whom whom we love and serve must be glorified.  I hope it may be seen through this article that Salvation is by […]

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The Easter Garment

Easter is the time of new garments.  Fifth Avenue in New York has its Easter Parade: Los Angeles has a similar show of new finery and spring array.  Every church building on Easter will offer its display of new hats and coats and other things. Garment, new garments!  Many of them.  Thousands upon thousands.  Ad […]

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Sunrise Services

Easter morning.  Bright and early, before the sun rises above the eastern horizon, people will be going in their cars to join in one of the annual “sunrise services”.  Not all, but many at least. Not far from Redlands, in the neighbouring city of Riverside, a crowd climbs Mount Rubidoux.  There the first sunrise service […]

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Do You Know?

Do you know that more money has been spent last year in our fair country for liquor than was spent for education in all its branches?  Though we cannot on the basis of Scripture teach prohibition, nevertheless, it is well in this “drinking age” to remember the words of Scripture warning against the misuse of […]

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Meditation

John 20:29: “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.” These words of the Risen Lord direct our attention to our faith. It is important for us to confess our faith.  We hear the message of His birth and […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Caliente, Nevada March 7, l947 Dear Friends: Caliente is the place where the train stops and where we have the disappointment of the change of time.  Traveling west from Iowa, we turn our time back two hours.  At Caliente we have the second change.  Eager to get home, it is always a disappointment to me […]

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Welcome to our Veterans

In the name of our consistory and church it is my privilege to welcome back into our midst our returned servicemen.  They are by name: John Bouma, Everette Franken, John Kimm, Marvin Paauwe, Abel Vander Veen, James Vander Veen, Andrew Van Voorthuyzen, Everett Van Voorthuyzen and I add the name of Clifford Doney.  These nine […]

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The Angelic Avengers

THE ANGELIC AVENGERS by Pierre Andrezel Lucan was an orphan who was employed as governess by a widower with three children.  When the employer became romantically inclined toward Lucan and asked her to become his wife, she fled and found shelter at the home of her boarding-school friend, Zosine.  Just at that time Zosine’s father […]

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Letter

Beacon Lights Dear Mr. Editor: I appreciated the article of the Rev. R. Veldman in the last issue of the Beacon Lights on An Appeal to Movie-Goers.  Appreciated it, not because of the evident worldliness creeping in among us (it makes us weep to see such corruption growing on the Protestant Reformed Tree), but because […]

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The Tarantula

In connection with the article entitled “The Black Widow”, which appeared in the January issue of the Beacon Lights, I received the following missive from California:   Dear Mr. De Boer: “We read your article entitled “The Black Widow” in school last week and the pupils                             found it very interesting, especially since California heads the […]

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Voices of our Veterans

Andy Van Voorthuyzen, Redlands, California First of all, I can truthfully say we are all very glad to be back with you again.  I am quite sure, none of us would care much about going back into the Service (at least I wouldn’t).  Being in the Service is something we can be proud of, yes, […]

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Our School

Alice Reitsma, Teacher for grades 5 thru 9 It’s 3:15 and school is dismissed.  A few pupils still loiter at the front entrance, talking and laughing together.  But, soon, they too, ride away on their bikes.  We have come to the end of another school day, marked with imperfections and the teacher sits alone with […]

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Obedience

Mr. Gaastra is the President of the School Board of the Protestant Reformed Christian School, Redlands, California.   The cause of Christian instruction is dear to the hearts of Christian parents.  They spare neither time nor money so that the Covenant children may receive the very best of Christian instruction.  They realize that it is […]

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Trust in the Lord

Not human strength or mighty hosts Not charging steeds or war-like boasts Can save from overthrow; But God will save from death and shame All those who fear and trust His Name Any they no want shall know.   “To trust: to confide; to have confidence in God.  What is it?” The singer of Psalm […]

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Question Box

Question: “Is it proper for the minister to take communion at both services?  If so, why do not the elders do this also?” Answer: We should consider that there is no rule which tells us that we may not celebrate communion every Sabbath or every time we worship.  The number of times we celebrate communion […]

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Miracles

In the Old Testament we read of many miracles.  The history of Israel in bondage; there God performed many miracles to free His people.  When they were freed from Pharaoh, they were led thru the Red Sea on dry land.  In the wilderness many miracles were performed: God showing His great mercy and power and […]

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The Spiritual World

From all of Scripture we conclude that Angels are Spiritual beings which possess intelligence, will and power.  In their intellectual faculties, they are far superior to man and have much more knowledge about God’s council than man does.  The greatness of their power is manifested by the means and titles which Scripture gives them: Principalities, […]

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Charioteer

A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdman’s Publ. Co. Grand Rapids, Mich.   With the morning, Joseph felt much refreshed.  Before the sun began to color the eastern sky, the caravan turned into the roadway.  Raanah had tallowed Joseph’s feet to harden them; and as the […]

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