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Child-bearing, Not Child Prevention

When our December issues of the Beacon Lights came in the mail, I handed a copy to one of my sons. A little later, he asked if I agreed with the second to last paragraph of “Augustine on Sex and Marriage” by Mr. Spencer, found on pages 21 & 22. After reading it, I explained […]

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The Blessed Pregnancy

This has really happened to a young Christian woman, who was born in The Netherlands, but lives in New Zealand. One afternoon she went to her local general practitioner and during the consultation he said to her, “Nelly, I am not quite happy with what I have seen so far… I don’t want to upset […]

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In Defense of Women (2)

Last month, we looked at the false views concerning the place of women in the Church, and saw that the basic assertion is that it is not, nor ever was, God’s will that woman be in submission. We now continue by looking at the Reformed position. The true Reformed position holds the headship of the […]

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Gen. 2:7 On the sixth day of the creation week God brought forth the highest of all the earthly crea­tures, and apex of the earthly creation, MAN. Just […]

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Dear Monica Ruth

Dear Monica Ruth, Early this afternoon, your father and I were still unaware that you would be born yet today.  We thought your father could easily meet all his goals for today: copy his secretary’s minutes for school board; treat a group of feeder pigs with flu shots; spend an hour hunting with your oldest […]

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There are Christian young women, and sometimes older women, too, who at that point in their lives remain unmarried although many of their peers are either planning marriage or already married or sometimes already have children and are busy about the training of these children. Often the women in this unmarried state face a unique […]

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The Sorrows of Conception (9)

In the last Ladies’ Society held in Edgerton this past season, our pastor asked us the question: “Why does God give us the struggle with sin in this life? He could, when He regenerates and converts us, make us so perfect that we would never again sin even in this life. . .and we could […]

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“I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children…” Genesis 3:16. July 14 marked the fifth anniversary of our marriage. During these five years, I have had five pregnancies resulting in two full-term babies, one miscarriage, and two premature births. Through these five experiences, I have been greatly […]

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Saved in Childbearing

(Questions on I Timothy 2:15) The verse reads: “Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holi­ness with sobriety.” My correspondent asks: 1)   What content is to be given to the “salvation” mentioned in this verse? 2)   What relation does the “continuation in faith and charity and holiness” […]

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