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Watching Daily At My Gates

June 12  Read John 1 The theme of the fourth gospel is that Jesus is truly divine. This John sets forth already in the first several verses of this chapter as well as very explicitly in verse 34. Obviously there were those who denied this fact, and to counter their claims the Holy Spirit uses […]

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Life in Egypt had been good.  The children of Israel had homes.  They had plenty of good food.  Their large families were well supported with a prospering business in cattle.  They were strong, healthy, and robust.  As a people, their numbers were growing exponentially into the hundreds of thousands.  But the astounding growth and prosperity […]

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Letter to a Young Lady in Waiting

Dear Young Lady in Waiting,   To be honest, writing this letter makes me really nervous.  You see, I’m married.  And someone already told me that because I’m married and you’re single, you might not even read this.  This is a mismatch of sorts…a married person writing to you about your single life.  So who […]

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Letter from the Writer

My dear Reader,   I’m new. You might have noticed that my name has now replaced Connie Meyer’s after the word “by.” You might notice that these words sound different than the writer you have known for so many years. So let me introduce myself. My name is Tricia. My parents are Don and Maureen. […]

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Preface   In the past few years, a couple of people approached the editor of the Beacon Lights with the idea of reprinting Abraham Kuyper’s book The Implications of Public Confession. The staff quickly agreed to reprint the book and search was made to determine what copyrights still existed on the book. Through the help […]

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Editor’s Notes

In this issue Beacon Lights begins the re-publication of a booklet called Implications of Public Confession, written by Dr. Abraham Kuyper, one of the shining lights of the Reformed faith. I say “re-publication” because his instruction on the subject of making confession of faith was originally published in booklet form by Beacon Lights in 1989. […]

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Christian Patriarchy Movement

Question for Schuyler: Will you please give a summary of the Christian Patriarchy Movement and its dangers?   The Christian Patriarchy Movement (CPM) is one about which I had to educate myself by searching online. The main advocates of the CPM (sometimes called Biblical Patriarchy) are R.C. Sproul, Jr., Doug Phillips and Doug Wilson. Recently, Mr. […]

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Called to the Ministry

If it had not been for the Lord’s gracious work of salvation in the lives of my parents and me, my life would be very different right now. I can imagine what life would be like. I would be living in Singapore along with most of my extended family, Indian on my father’s side and […]

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Boy Meets Girl (Say Hello to Courtship)

Boy Meets Girl  (Say Hello to Courtship), 2nd ed. by Joshua Harris.  Multnomah Books, 2005.  Paperback,  247 pp.  ISBN 1-57673-709-8. £9  (15$ US).   When Josh Harris got his first book entitled I Kissed Dating Goodbye published at the amazingly young age of twenty-one , it became clear from the response he received ( it […]

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Interview with Alvin Rau (1)

The purpose of this interview is to establish the connection between the German Reformed Churches and the PRCA. Numerous references are made to three churches in the Dakotas: Isabel, Leola, and Forbes. Forbes is located just north of the North Dakota/South Dakota state line; Leola, SD is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Forbes; Isabel, […]

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