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The word of God found in the middle of the books of Kings and Chronicles reveals that the church was increasingly feeling the pressure of persecution from within the nation of Israel and Judah itself.  It was becoming very clear that “they are not all Israel that are of Israel” (Rom. 9:6).  We have here […]

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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Scientists throughout the years have studied outer space immensely and still have many unanswered questions. They study the stars, moon, galaxies, black holes, and whatever else is found in the quiet, dark realm of space. As Christians, we look at the night sky and observe the moon and stars and think of how awesome a […]

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The Daily Press

January 8  Read Psalms 42 and 43 According to my study Bible, Psalms 42 and 43 should go together.  The section is split into three stanzas, with the command “Hope thou in God” separating each one.  The first stanza talks about how the trials of life cause the child of God to yearn after his […]

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The Belt of Truth (1) The Central Piece

“Are we finally going to talk about some of the armor?” Danny asked his mom. “That’s the cool stuff.” “Yes, we’re going to look at the Roman sword belt.” His mother opened a book they’d gotten at the library and showed Danny and Becky a picture. “The sword belt was the central piece of a […]

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Subscription History

      Sorry, but Beacon Lights is not being offered at $.75 for a yearly subscription. You can, however, get a subscription (or give one) for $7.50 in 2016. $7.50 in year 75! What you see above is the first advertisement for Beacon Lights taken from the January 1941 issue. This vintage ad was […]

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Step by Step

He does not lead me year by year, Not even day by day. But step by step my path unfolds. My Lord directs my way. Tomorrow’s plans I do not know, I only know this minute. But he will say, “this is the way By faith, now walk ye in it.” And I am glad […]

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Interview with Herman Ophoff

It is March 24, 2008, and I am at the residence of Mr. Herman Ophoff in Grand Rapids, Michigan. MHH: Mr. Ophoff, where and when were you born? HO: I was born on Butterworth Avenue in Grand Rapids. And when I was two years old, my folks moved because my dad (Rev. George M. Ophoff) […]

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Dancing

Question: Why is dancing an activity in which we do not participate? The world has corrupted dancing, but is there a proper form of dancing, or is it all wrong? If we condemn all dancing, this would seem to contradict the scriptures, which speak of dancing in many places. Ecclesiastes says that there is a […]

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Creation

My eyes behold the beauty traveling across the land, Created out of nothing with just the touch of his hand. All he had to do was speak or think it in his mind, The power of my Father and his beauty to remind. He made it all for me beyond my comprehending, Beautifully and wonderfully […]

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Beacon Lights is 75 Years Old!

This issue marks the 75th anniversary of the magazine, which began publication in January of 1941. We intend to celebrate this anniversary throughout 2016. The staff has been researching the archives for some time, and will continue to search for more interesting material in the coming year. We plan to continue our usual rubrics, but […]

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A Word of Introduction

The Publication Committee of the P.R.Y.P.F. takes great pleasure in introducing the first issue of our new periodical into your midst. It means to them the fruit of concentrated effort put forth during the last few months to make this paper possible, the removal of what seemed at times to be insurmountable barriers, the satisfaction […]

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