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We live in an age in which science seems to advance with the speed of light.  Man has not only “aimed at the moon,” a phrase formerly denoting, derisively, a ridiculous and impossible aspiration, but he has actually hit it with radar beams, rockets and television cameras.  Next he confidently expects within a decade to […]

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Dare to Be a Daniel?

Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank….” DARE TO BE A DANIEL? What an extremely sad occasion it was! Thousands of Judah were carried from their homes and friends to be taken to a […]

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Jewish Rejection of Christ

During this Christmas season, our minds and hearts are filled with the joy that Christ our Savior has come in the flesh to redeem us from the curse of sin. However, with equal grief we hear the echoes of men, “Christ the Savior was never born.” It is well known that Judaism denies the birth […]

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The Opponent

Let us look once into the other camp over which the banner “Error” proudly waves. We will try to get a general view of our opponent together with the forces he has mustered under his command. Our first impression is astounding. We cannot fail to notice the “bigness” of the enemy’s camp in proportion to […]

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Persecution of the Jews

Again this was news in our papers. Although it was reported last month in our newspapers, I thought it of such significance that we can devote space to it in our Current Comments. This time anti-semitic propaganda and persecution broke out in Russia. That there was persecution and mass-murders in Russia is not a new […]

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Esther 6:1 to 10:3

LESSON XIX From Sackcloth to Royal Purple Esther 6 For a reason not stated in the text King Ahasuerus could not sleep the night of the day upon which Haman had come to the conclusion that there was but one thing for him to do, namely, to ask the king for permission to hang Mordecai […]

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Esther 4:4 – 5:14

LESSON XV. Esther Learns Of The Plot Esther 4:4-9 Mordecai’s plan succeeded, and Queen Esther was informed of his deep sorrow. Because of the bond of natural love be­tween her and Mordecai she is exceeding­ly grieved to learn that something so terrible has happened to him that he had put on sackcloth and ashes. It […]

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Esther 1:1-2:4

LESSON I. Authenticity and Historical Setting of the Book. (Esther 1:1, 2) The Book of Esther, which the Board has chosen for discussion in our societies this season, is unique among the books of the Bible. It is unique in that it alone fails to mention the name of God even once. It is likewise […]

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John 5:31 – 6:71

LESSON XIX. Christ’s Witnesses (John 5:31-47) Who These Witnesses Are: (vss. 31-40). Having spoken to these Jews about His works in the previous verses, such as resurrection and judgment, Jesus now gives to them witnesses to prove to them that He speaks the truth, and indeed is the Son of God. But He cannot bear […]

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John 4:16 – 5:30

LESSON XIV. Jesus and the Samaritan Woman (continued) John 5:16-24 Evoking a Confession of Sin: vss. lfi-18. With these words we have the begin­ning of the second phase of Jesus’ con­versation with her. Go, call thy husband, etc. But didn’t Jesus know about her present, and past conditions? Of course, but this was the sore […]

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Rachel

Rachel by Agnes Scott Kent, Evangelical Publisher, Toronto, Canada—(Price $1.50)   This story depicts the terrible hostility of orthodox Jews against anyone of their kin who dares to confess Christ. Rachel Mendelssohn and Max Kalinsky were married by one of New York’s most prominent rabbis, but they did not live happily ever after.  Most of […]

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Unknown

The difficulty of making comments upon current events for the Beacon Lights was impressed upon me as I was studying an advertisement in Time, December 8 issue, page 112.  It was an advertisement by Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation explaining its part in transportation.  The picture was fascinating.  Commercial artists are very successful in making […]

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The Age of the Maccabees (2)

Chapter II – The Pontificate Rival Competitors for the High Priesthood—The office of high priest being thus, as we have seen, a powerful and lucrative position, became the occasion of much unseemly wrangling and conspiracy. There were two families in particular that made themselves notorious by their scramble for the coveted prize. These were the […]

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The Age of the Maccabees (1)

Introductory Remarks: Because it is impossible to finish the printing of a story of the usual size in this volume, which will run only through the month of May, the undersigned sought for, but could not obtain a short story for this department of “Beacon Lights”. Consequently, he presents to our read­ers this short history […]

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