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Reformed doctrines applied

Throughout the calendar year, the Beacon Lights staff makes an effort to balance the content of the magazine so that it includes several different kinds of themes. We aim to touch on practical aspects of Christian living, worldview, worship, biblical studies, and theology. This month the last of these topics is the theme to which […]

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Are You Reformed?

You might consider yourself “Reformed,” but does it show in your life? You might be a member of a Protestant Reformed church or some other Reformed denomination, and you might claim a Reformed heritage, but what does that mean for you? Perhaps you have sat under hours of Reformed preaching and catechism instruction, but does […]

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The Truth Despised

Question I have been a Christian since 1978.1 am 33 years old. In that time I have attended many churches, most of them Baptist, Evangelical free churches and the like, until I met (a pastor) who is 26 years old and preaching this “reformed theology.” WOW!! I have never heard this before! A light went […]

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What is it to be Reformed in Faith

You young people profess to be Reformed Christians. You are members of a Reformed church, a Reformed church that is part of a Reformed denomi­nation, the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. Most of you have been Reformed Christians all your life. You have not been anything else but Reformed Christians. You were born into a […]

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In Comfort

OUR NEED FOR COMFORT Tonight we will speak about comfort. You may ask, “Why speak about comfort at a Young People’s Convention?’’ When we think of those who need to be comforted we usually think of old people who are feeble, sickly, suffering pain and perhaps facing death. We think of families who have lost […]

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Appreciation of the Reformed Faith

I would, first, thank the committee of Hope Society for their kind invitation for me to speak at the convention. Especially, do I appreciate the opportunity of addressing you, covenant young people. I appreciate, too, the opportunity of speaking first of the four speakers who address you. It is not that I want this from […]

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Protestant Reformed young people and members of the Protestant Reformed Churches – God’s covenant people in the world: We are Reformed! On the basis of the infallibly inspired Scriptures and in harmony with our precious Reformed confessions, we preach, believe, and confess the glorious sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners by His grace […]

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Concerning: Temperance Preaching (2)

In our former instalment in this de­partment (see January issue of Beacon Lights) we listened in to a controversial discussion, between two ministers in a mid-western town, on the subject of “temperance” and “temperance-preach­ing”. The one minister we have called the Rev. Fundamentalist, the other the Rev. Reformed-Calvinist. The Rev. F. is very much in […]

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Concerning: Temperance-Preaching

Two ministers are sitting together on a fine winter afternoon in the parsonage of a church in a mid-western town. They are ministers of two different church denominations. The one pastor is mak­ing a call at the home of the other. At several occasions these two men had met during the past year. Not only […]

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A Federation of Presbyterian and Reformed Church

Under this title one finds a brief article written by the Reverend Edwin H. Rian, a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian denomination, in “The Banner” for the week of Friday, February 13th, 1942. Out of fairness to the writer we must emphasize, as he also does, the fact that this article is not written by […]

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