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Peace on Earth

“Peace on Earth, good will to Men.”  With this message the angels came to the shepherds at Bethlehem nearly 2000 years ago.  With this message the birth of our Lord and Saviour was made known to those who had long awaited His coming.  This message, which was sung by that heavenly host on that first […]

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The Christmas Message

As this December issue of Beacon Lights comes into your home, no doubt your thoughts are turning to those things that usually are associated with the Christmas season.  In our churches our pastors are now preaching pre-Christmas sermons.  Our younger brothers and sisters are preparing to render a program on Christmas day, telling the story […]

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Time to Reflect.…

Again it is December, and while this is also the month wherein the Church commemorates the blessed birth of her Savior, it is likewise the month that tells us that another year has come and gone—almost. Only a few more weeks, a few more days, and the clocks and chimes all over the world, and […]

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The Christological Controversy

That the devil clearly understands the tremendous importance of Christ for our salvation is plain from the pattern of false doctrines through the ages.  The doctrines which the church has had to fight throughout the ages ever since the appearance of Christ have centered around the truth as it is in Christ.  This does not […]

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Camelopard

In the semi-forested grasslands of central and southern Africa a very unusual animal is found.  When it was first brought to England in 1827 as a zoological specimen, it created excitement and great interest, and spectators were astonished that such an animal really existed. Some evolutionary scientists today maintain it is the last of the […]

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Galley Slave

Galley Slave….the story of “Most Excellent Theophilus” by Joseph Stephens   This novel, written in the early days of Christianity, tells the story of Prince Catar Virginius of Cymru, who became one of the favorites of the Roman Emperor, Claudius.  At Claudius’ command, he was engaged and married to Io, a wealthy Grecian girl.  On […]

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A Practical Teaching from John Calvin’s Works

When the occasion presents itself to study the many works of John Calvin, the great Reformer, you discover many outstanding teachings seldom thought of.  The great struggle of the Reformation in which the defendants of the true doctrines of Scripture were constantly accused falsely, blasphemed and harassed, became the occasion on which they carefully studied […]

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Mutual Relationship of the Sexes

Before I say anything at all about the subject “The Mutual Relationship of the sexes,” I wish to make a couple of introductory and clarifying remarks.  In the first place, when I write a few lines about the topic proper, I wish to state that I conceive of my subject in a very limited sense.  […]

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Charioteer

A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan IN EGYPT As Raanah entered Egypt he was thrilled with its quaint beauty. The lingering loveliness of its white nights cast their spell upon him. In such a magnificent setting it seemed that the […]

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Judges

OUTLINE X (Judges 6:11-16) A Castaway Israel? Introduction: To appreciate our present lesson we must consider it against the background of what we discussed last week, vs. 7-10.  Had not a prophet appeared?  Hadn’t he told them that they were disobedient?  Then the prophet shut the door and left them.  Could this be the end […]

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