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God’s Fingerprint

Before reading this article, I would encourage you to read through Romans 1:18–25. With this passage in mind, we will consider the wisdom of the world in the theory of evolution. The error of this false teaching must be exposed by the story of creation taught in Genesis 1, along with all of God’s word. […]

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Where Lies Our Identity?

If a young person goes anywhere beyond the four walls of their home or opens any social media, they will without a doubt run into the wisdom of the world called critical race theory (CRT). This theory assumes that one group of people holds power, not physically but emotionally and socially, over another group of […]

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Overview of the Minor Prophets: Zephaniah

“I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord” (Zeph. 1:2). Zephaniah’s message is that Jehovah will utterly consume the wicked, not only in other nations, but also in Judah.  Every minor prophet announced the nearness, the certainty, and the justice of Jehovah’s judgment. But only three others alluded to its […]

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Hearts Set Aright

All around us, the world grows increasingly more and more wicked. The influence of the world slowly creeps into the church and tempts her members in many ways. It fills our homes with ideals constructed by men and women who crave nothing but the lusts of the flesh. Men of the world strive for better […]

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Navigating Tolerance

Tolerance is defined as “to allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of something (that one does not necessarily like or agree with) without interference.”1 Tolerance is an idea that has taken root in American society.   The idea of toleration does not have followers who blatantly proclaim it to be wise. Instead, it is considered to […]

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Wisdom of This World

This issue of Beacon Lights is intended as a word of warning to young people. A warning that reflects the words of the apostle James, who spoke to believers living in a world that is surprisingly similar to the one in which you are growing up (James 3:13–16). That world, like ours, was obsessed with […]

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Living in the Smog

On July 26, 1943, the city of Los Angeles experienced what appeared to be a gas attack. Given that the United States was deeply involved in World War II and had already experienced a surprise attack from the empire of Japan at Pearl Harbor, it wasn’t hard to imagine that one of the largest civilian […]

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Virtues in Unbelievers  

“Virtues” in Unbelievers   What is the Protestant Reformed view with regard to the virtues that are found in unbelievers? There are many unbelievers who have the virtues of patience, integrity, self-control, and many others. Since we believe that man forfeited many of these virtues in the fall, how do unbelievers have these virtues without Christ’s […]

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Jesus’ Two Natures

Jesus’ Two Natures  In Hebrews 4:15–16, it says that Jesus experiences everything as we do. I believe that. But God is omniscient—he knows everything. Even before the foundations of the world were laid, he had a plan (Eph. 1:4–14). How then could Jesus be surprised if in his divine being he is all-knowing?  Jesus Christ […]

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The group of churches that John writes to in this trio of epistles had recently experienced a split because of doctrinal controversy. We do not know the exact content of the error that these false teachers were spreading, but it is apparent from John’s writing that their teaching somehow denied the truth of the incarnation—that […]

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