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A Vessel unto Honor

“He shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:21    George Martin Ophoff was many things—a husband, father, pastor, preacher, teacher, writer, and professor. But above all, he was a servant of the almighty God. He was a quiet man with […]

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Mormonism: The Book of Moses

From whence did all things arise? How can one know that? What is the purpose of all things? For thousands of years many men have sought to answer these questions to define the origin, existence, and purpose of all things. On the pages of holy Scripture, God gives unto man the answer to all these […]

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Perhaps the church father Augustine said it best: “Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by.”1  There are many beautiful and astounding aspects of creation, such as the […]

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Overview of the Minor Prophets: Nahum

The book of Nahum is a divine sequel to Jonah. Both Jonah and Nahum prophesied to or about the Ninevites, and Nahum prophesied later than Jonah.  Jonah prophesied sometime before 722 BC, when Samaria fell. During his day the Assyrians were threatening to destroy the northern kingdom of Israel. Nahum prophesied after Samaria’s fall, when […]

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Issue at Hand, July 2022

The issue for this month was slated to be one of three “open issues” for the 2022 calendar year. While considering feature articles for July, the editorial staff of Beacon Lights decided to publish some important pieces of writing that have been available to us for a little while. While there is no single theme […]

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Pray to the Lord of the Harvest

I write this especially for young men. “Ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one” (1 John 2:14). Jesus addresses you. “Pray ye [that includes you, young men] therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest” (Matt. 9:38). […]

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If I Were the Devil

Today most Americans get their news through a website or app, streamed directly to their phones. A generation or two ago, most Americans got their news from the radio. One of the most respected radio broadcasters was Paul Harvey. Engaging, emphatic, personal, and charming, Paul Harvey was known for his weekday broadcast entitled The Rest […]

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Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College  by Michael Kruger  (Wheaton: Crossway, 2021)    “Christianity might be your truth, but that doesn’t mean it is my truth.” Young people, in college, at the workplace, and from the media you consume, you will confront lies like these from relativists […]

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Every believer is fighting a battle—a battle within themselves. God has created a new, holy nature in each of his children. But even though elect believers are regenerated and sanctified, their old, totally depraved nature remains in them while they are still on this earth. Their old nature and new nature are constantly in conflict […]

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