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The Fact – Youth for Christ

It has become necessary to clari­fy myself with regard to my article on Y.F.C. in the February issue of Beacon Lights. The main fact that I wish to make clear is that Y. F.C. is an organization outside of the Church and therefore is to be condemned. First, then, I would like to state that […]

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Easter – (Paaschen)

The Date of Easter: Although the early Christian Church from the time of the Apos­tles looked upon the first day of the week as the Lord’s Day, as the day of resurrection, yet it was not until the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.) that it was decided that Easter, the pascha of the Lord, should […]

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Letters

Every year about this time the staff of people responsible for the publication of Beacon Lights holds a meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss ways and means for producing a better maga­zine for our readers. At this meet­ing Beacon Lights really is taken apart piece-meal and every section of it is evaluated […]

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Significant Statements

Your editor, receives exchange copies of other Christian maga­zines and among those we receive is the Moody Monthly, a publica­tion sponsored by the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. From time to time the editorials of the Moody Monthly have been very critical of conditions in Fundamantalist church life and there are some sig­nificant statements made […]

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New Christian Schools

Young People-, When you graduated from High School did you pack away your books with your diploma and say: “There I’m through with schools for good!” You’re not though. For as long as there is a world there will be a church, and as long as there is a church there will be children. As […]

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Entering into God’s Covenant

Baptism, we stressed, is the sign and seal of the covenant of God. However, that can mean much more. More must be said. With respect to that covenant of God, that blessed relation of infinite fel­lowship between God and His peo­ple, just exactly what does baptism signify? Christian friends, our baptism signifies and seals our […]

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Growth Regulation

During the last decade there has been extensive investigation in the field of plant physiology. Age-old questions have been partially ans­wered as a result of these signifi­cant studies. Perhaps, one of the more familiar results of these experiments is the weed killer (2-4-D), which is well known for its practical significance in horti­culture. Curious investigators […]

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Israel ….

Israel …. It always strikes me as very strange when I read of the nation of Israel. Some time ago I called your attention to the struggle of the Jews to gain a homeland and to organize a nation. Now it is an accomplished fact. The Jews were well organized and gained surpris­ing victories. They […]

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John 8:12 – 9:25

LESSON XXVII. Jesus Testimony Concerning Himself (John 8:12-30) Jesus’ Testimony True. Vss. 12-20: It cannot be said with certainty when Jesus spoke these words, either on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles or shortly after that. But it very likely was in the temple, the most public place in Jerusalem. In vs. 12 […]

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The Glory of God – And Science

Often when one begins to study science he is informed by many prejudiced individuals that one who believes what science teaches cannot believe what Scripture teaches. In order to support their arguments they will refer to the great astronomer Laplace who stated that “God is a hypothesis which cannot be proved”. Of course they never […]

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Faint-Hearted Calvinism

It should be apparent to the in­telligent observer that there exists in modern orthodox Christianity and in ourselves particularly, a growing lack of courage to speak out for principle’s sake. Our will­ingness and desire to walk as a living testimony to the truth and its power in our lives is, generally speaking, diminishing as the […]

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Citadel

The Citadel by A. J. Cronin  With its setting in England, in and near London, the story tells of the life of a struggling young doc­tor, Andrew Manson. His first appointment was in Blaenelly, a small mining town, to serve as an assistant to an older, experienced doctor, Edward Page. Arriving in Blaenelly, he found […]

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Big Fisherman

The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas, Boston Hougton Mifflin Company, 1948. The big Galilean fisherman, who is Simon Peter, the Apostle, is not introduced until the fifth chapter of this book. In the first hundred pages the author succeeds to inter­est the reader in the conflict and hatred existing between the wan­dering, wilderness-loving Arabians […]

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