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Peace on Earth

In the midst of wars and rumors of wars. We can again expect as another Christmas season approaches that there will be an almost universal clamor for peace. Even while nations are locked in a malicious struggle for supremacy, and while others are feverishly preparing to enter the conflict at a moment’s notice, the prince […]

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As the twenty-seventh century of His-story opens, the tribes of Israel have settled into their appointed places in the land of Canaan.  They have been delivered from the bondage of Egypt, organized as a nation, and given the promised land.  If this were an ordinary earthly story, we might expect them now to live happily […]

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The Daily Press

December 7 Read Revelation 10 Thoughout the revelation of Christ to John at times there are interludes between certain events. In this chapter we have one such interlude between the sixth and seventh trumpet. During this interlude John hears and sees an angel bringing another message about what is to come. Some of what John […]

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The Stubborn Sheep

One dark night, the stubborn sheep decided he didn’t want to do what the shepherd told him to do anymore. So, the stubborn sheep crawled under the fence and started running away from the pasture. He could hear the shepherd calling him, but the stubborn sheep kept running. The ground under the stubborn sheep’s hooves […]

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Federation Board Update

Greetings from the Federation Board. As a Federation Board, it is our duty to report to you what we have been up to and what we are seeking to accomplish in the upcoming year. At the recent young people’s convention hosted by Redlands PR Church, a meeting was held to elect new members to the […]

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“Repentance…not to be repented of.” 2 Corinthians 7:10   Yes, you must study for confession. But you must also repent and turn to God. How can an unconverted person make a sincere confession of his Lord? It is unfortunate that Methodism has worked havoc in our Reformed churches in this respect. It was the influence […]

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Interview with James Blankespoor (2)

MHH:  It is April 11, 2010.  I am at the residence of Mr. James Blankespoor in Lansing, Illinois.  When our last interview concluded, he was about to begin speaking concerning events in the late 1940s and the history that led up to the division of 1953.  And it’s at that point in this second interview […]

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Providence (1): The Idea of Providence

The doctrine of providence is the confession of the church. In the Old Testament Enoch preached it when he preached that all things culminate in the Lord’s coming. Noah lived by faith in it and built an ark to the saving of his house. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob believed that God suffered no man to […]

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Suicide

What is the proper Christian response to suicide? Can there be any hope of salvation for someone in the church who takes their own life? It is always a tragedy when a person takes his own life. Generally speaking, suicides die “having no hope, and without God in the world” (Eph. 2:12b), and the Bible takes […]

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Skip’s Farewell

Dear Beacon Lights readers, Near the end of 1992, I was approached by members of the Beacon Lights staff requesting that I consider writing a series of devotionals for the magazine. I believe the editor at that time was Peter Faber. I prepared several devotionals for their consideration and presented them to two staff members […]

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