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Starlight and Time

If Satan can get us to doubt one portion of God’s word, he will have a much easier time planting seeds of doubt concerning other sections of Scripture. If he can get us to doubt the creation account on the basis of science falsely so-called, what is to keep us from doubting the resurrection account? […]

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Windows of Heaven

Ever since the sun was created, it has been spewing forth a violent cocktail of energy. The energy expands outward through space like the ripples from a stone cast into a quiet pond. The ripples, however, could better be likened to a storm tossed sea, rather than a quiet pond. The sun would be more […]

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There are few things that inspire quiet reflection, even melancholy self-examination, than the setting of the sun when viewed from the Golden Coast. The setting sun can be viewed from the dunes without interruption because the whole expanse of Lake Michigan lies to the west. The lake is very wide at this point, about eighty […]

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Seek Him that Made Orion

“Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion…The LORD is His Name” (Amos 5:8). Everything was going well for Israel. The people were building houses of hewn stone and planting vineyards in their fields. The armies were winning battle after battle under the leadership of King Jeroboam II. Although the nation had suffered under […]

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Pathfinder… Pathfollowers

In December of 1996 a Delta II rocket roared from the Cape Canaveral Air Station carrying a space craft called “Pathfinder.” Once the rocket had carried Pathfinder beyond the clutches of earth’s gravity, it was released and sent on its mission to the planet Mars. Traveling at great speed, and watched closely by scientists with […]

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The Dawning of His Faithfulness

The eastern sky is filled with shades of pink ranging from very light high overhead to medium pink and gently blending toward the horizon. The colors change constantly. Then, in an instant, a bright orange ball of color shows itself on the horizon. The earth is instantly filled with a bright light and a new […]

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Learning From What Scientists Ignore

This past July, planetary scientists watched excitedly as massive chunks of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with the planet Jupiter. The tremendous explosions provided a fantastic display of power and energy, and the scientists busily gath­ered data to learn more about the distant planet. Many of us may not even have been aware of this event. […]

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The Voice of the Lord

The voice of God was heard last night. Millions heard Him. He spoke powerfully and emphatically. Some who heard Him acknowledged that He was speaking and that He was God. Most ignored Him even though they were momentarily terror stricken. “The voice of the thunder was in the heavens, the lightening lightened the world: the […]

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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The night descended as a blanket and the stars, like sparkling jewels, displayed themselves one by one. From east to west they slowly passed as the earth spun and the night fled. Into this night stepped a man, leaving behind the cozy comfort of his tent. With wondering eye he viewed the starry- sky and […]

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The Stars of Lights

“Praise Him, sun and moon! Praise Him, all ye stars of light! Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord: for He commanded, and they were created” (Ps. 148:3-5). The word for star (chochabh) is a general term which includes all […]

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Space Age Idol

“Space flight will contribute to man’s knowledge of God’s universe.  I believe that it is not only within man’s proper province, but is expected of us, to find out all we can about God’s creation.”  These are the words of Lieutenant John H. Glenn, Jr., first American to successfully orbit the planet, earth. Friendship 7, […]

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Straight Up and Out…

A paper presented before the Senior Mr. and Mrs. Society of First Church   Less than a year ago the vast majority of the peoples of the earth would have scorned any suggestion that possibly someday man might reach the moon or be able to travel more or less freely in space. Some people, perhaps, […]

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The Solar System (2)

The spacious heavens declare The glory of our God, The firmament displays His handiwork abroad; Day unto day proclaim His might, And night His wisdom tells to night. We have been discussing the universe as every believer should and as all who reside in this great universe must (that it is God’s Great Universe). We […]

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The Solar System (1)

Forsaking his tent in the sky, Arrayed as a bridegroom, the sun Comes forth in his glorious strength Rejoicing his circuit to run.   He tells through the length of the heavens His Maker’s great wisdom and might, And nothing in all of the earth Is hid from his heat and his light.   The […]

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God’s Great Universe

“The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork.” So spoke the sweet-singer of Israel many years now gone by. He undoubtedly composed those words of the 19th Psalm either as he lay under the star-studded heavens of Judea or as he sat in retrospect and thought about the meaning of […]

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Starry Night

Those of us who dwell in cities often miss a most rewarding experience: the sense of humility given by a starry night. The smoke of factory chimneys and automobile exhaust, the angular profiles of tall buildings and the glare of neon lights all contribute to dim our vision of the night-time sky. None of us, […]

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Eclipse

On April 12 we, the people of the Western Hemisphere, en­joyed the spectacle of a lunar eclipse in which the moon was darkened as it rode through the path of the earth’s shadow. The sun, which gives light and life to the universe, was prevented from lighting the moon by the bulk of the earth’s […]

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The Star of Wonder

“Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Matt. 2:2. For centuries men have wonder­ed about the star of Bethlehem, and as we approach this Yuletide Sea­son we, too, are intrigued by this heavenly phenomenon, which took place […]

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The Earth’s Satellite

The seasons are fixed by wisdom divine, The slow changing moon shows forth God’s design; The sun in his circuit his Maker obeys, And running his journey hastes not nor delays.   In the last issue of “The Beacon Lights” various aspects of the moon were discussed.  Perhaps, other question may have arisen; for example, […]

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Our Nearest Neighbor

“Moon and stars in shining height, Nightly tell their Maker’s might.”  Can you conceive of a more awe inspiring display of God’s might than the shining moon and the twinkling stars on a clear night.  When one stops to consider that nearly every star is larger than our earth and that all are traveling in […]

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What Is Light?

It is very difficult to say what light is. According to a discarded theory it consists of the actual distribution of particles in every direction by the heavenly luminaries. Perhaps it consists of vibrations or ether waves. But we may say something about light: a. It is movement. Light travels at the rate of 186,000 […]

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What is the Theory of Evolution?

According to the theory of evolu­tion all things gradually developed from an original cell of fiery mist. The organic creation developed from inorganic matter, the animals from the plants, man from the animal. This is contradicted with regard to the world of plants by Gen. 1:11, 12. 1. Because the plant is presented as having […]

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Exciting Quotations

SCIENCE …. M. Harding, Ph. D„ ASTRONOMY, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1935 THE CHARTER OF SCIENCE IS FOUND IN GENESIS   “Who can study the science of astronomy and contemplate the starlit heavens with a knowledge of the dimensions of the celestial bodies, their movements and their enormous distances, with­out bowing his […]

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