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An Open address to the ecclesiastical assemblies of the Protestant Reformed Churches and their respective office bearers. The things of which we write are controversial, yet they are important for both of us and we hope that you will give these things the attention that they deserve, and that with no caviling. These are things […]

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A Symposium on Creation

A Symposium on Creation by Henry M. Morris and others, published by Baker Book House, Grand Rapid, Michigan. Paperback, 156 pages, $1.95. This book contains the following papers: “Science versus Scientism,” by Henry M. Morris. “Creationist Viewpoints,” by John W. Klotz “Can We Accept Theistic Evolution?,” by Paul A. Zimmerman “The Origins of Civilization,” by […]

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Spurgeon, Heir of the Puritans

Book by- Ernest W. Bacon William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. This book is a biography of the great prince of preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This book is to be recommended for an introduction to Spurgeon as the author gives quick views of his youth, schooling and early preaching, and he branches out […]

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Deceitful Days

“WOE to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came! Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they […]

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Job Our Contemporary

Book by H. Harold Kent Reviewed by Arie Nobel   This book has five chapters which are entitled as follows: 1) Adversity Versus Integrity 2) Sickness Unto Death 3) Unsatisfactory Orthodoxy or Fallible Fundamentalism 4) The Necessity of a Mediator 5) The Sufficiency of Grace   It is evident from various facts that are brought […]

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Flame of Anger: A Novel of Africa in Ferment

Book by Ewe Clark Reviewed by Arie Nobel   There are many good things about this novel and one of the chief points is that the author is well acquainted with Africa, its people, the nature of these people, their environment, their customs, habits, worship, the political movements, and even the land. Then again, he […]

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The Unbreakable Lock

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and […]

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The End of This Present World

The End of This Present World, by Lehman Strauss, Litt. D., Published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. This book is divided into six chapters dealing successively with the following subjects: The Coming World Church, The Coming Man of Sin, The Coming Doom of Russia, The Coming World Conflict, The Coming Reign of Christ, […]

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Of Visions

GREATHEART. But here was great odds, three against one. “Tis true.” replied Valiant-for-truth; ‘‘but little or more are nothing to him that has the truth on his side. . . .” Then said Great-heart to Mr. Valiant-for-truth, “Thou hast worthily behaved thyself; let me see thy sword.” So he showed it to him. When he […]

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Of Visions

GREATHEART. But here was great odds, three against one. “Tis true.” replied Valiant-for-truth; ‘‘but little or more are nothing to him that has the truth on his side. . . .” Then said Great-heart to Mr. Valiant-for-truth, “Thou hast worthily behaved thyself; let me see thy sword.” So he showed it to him. When he […]

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Letters to an American Lady

Letters To An American Lady; by C. S. Lewis; edited by Clyde S. Kilby. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is an interesting book composed of letters written to the ‘’American Lady” beginning on the 26th of Oct. 1950 until the 30th of August 1963, just before he died. Being letters they […]

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Strengthened in the Way of Prayer

In recent issues of our Beacon Lights, in sermons and in lectures the rapid development of sin and corruption in the world and in the church has been pointed out to us. We were admonished not to be caught up in this rush to destruction, but to stand steadfast in faith. Certainly this is the […]

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Reproached by the Enemy

The nations rage and the people imagine a vain thing, when has this not been the case? The sea rages in the storm and the mire is cast up, at which time has this not been the case? Wars plague the continents, and rumors of war cause all men to faint in their exertions for […]

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Bishop Pike: Ham, Heretic, or Hero?

Bishop Pike: Ham, Heretic or Hero? By Frederick Morris. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is a strange book as the author pretends to critically analyze a notorious heretic, yet it is our studied opinion that he merely is seeking to proliferate his own notions of the proper method of […]

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The Basis of Christian Unity

The Basis of Christian Unity: An Exposition of John 17 and Ephesians 4 by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. As everyone has noticed there are great social pressures for church unity today. The emphasis is on fellowship from an external point of view with no regard for […]

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Sacrifices

The idea of the sacrifice is basic to all religions. The explanation for this lies in the fact that all men are religious and, therefore, they sacrifice out of the necessity of their nature. For the sake of definition we point out that the word sacrifice indicates that which is available for common use is […]

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