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Sex and Union with Christ

Union with Christ is the profound and mysterious description of the reality of the elect believer’s gracious salvation. All men by nature are in connection with Adam. In Adam, all are conceived and born dead in sin. In Adam, all perish. In Christ, all his people are made alive. He is the last Adam, the […]

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God, Marriage and Sex

After reading the December and February issues of the Beacon Lights entitled, “Augustine on Sex and Marriage,” and “Child-bearing, Not Child Prevention,” by Mr. Steve Spencer and Mr. Ken DeJong respectively, I am compelled to submit the following response. My response follows consider­able meditation and prayer on my part. First, I believe the proper, although […]

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Of all the early church fathers, perhaps none has had more influence on Reformed thought than Augustine. Particularly, his refutations of Pelagius’ heretical views on free will formed a sure foundation on which the Reformed doctrine of salvation was built. Yet in his teaching on sex and marriage Augustine made serious errors—or more correctly only […]

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Keeping Our Bodies Pure

I was asked to review the young people’s mass meeting speech given by Rev. Spriensma on February 14, 1993. The topic of Rev. Spriensma’s speech was “Keeping Our Bodies Pure.” The text used was I Cor. 6:18 “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth […]

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Sex: Why Wait?

Read I Corinthians 6:9-20 My beloved young people, who must live as Christians in a world that surrounds you with temptations: A few months ago, I was driving to Holland on a Sunday morning to preach for a classical appointment there, and I turned on the radio and caught a brief conversation between Dr. James […]

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A Parable of Solomon

The book of Proverbs is one which introduces a new method of instruction in the Bible. In this book Solomon uses a short sentence, generally unrelated to its predecessor, which contains a complete idea. Proverbs contains observations and instruction in nearly every area of the life of the child of God. Many of these ideas […]

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Whatsoever Things are Pure

“Did you hear the latest?” “No, what?” “Well, Joe and Sherri got engaged last week and they are getting married next week; draw your own conclusion.” “O well, it happens to a lot of kids.” Does that little gossiping conversation make you laugh or maybe smile? Or maybe you think that it is an exaggeration. […]

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Sex Education in the Schools

One of the controversies raging in the country today is the controversy concerning the teaching of sex in the schools. Many public schools have already introduced courses in sex education and others are planning to do so. Organizations are being formed, some in support of the thing, some violently opposed to it. Those that support […]

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Holy Temples

This era in history may well be called “The Sex Age” by future historians. It has been the age in which the “Pill” has had a tremendous rise in popularity and use. Abortion is openly advocated and has received the favor of the politicians in many foreign countries and now also in Hawaii. “Free Love” […]

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Sex, Love and Dating

Editor’s Note: The following article was originally given as a chapel speech at Calvin Christian High School in Grandville, Mich. We hope that these thoughts will also benefit our readers. My topic is not foreign to us, but I must admit that we do not hear many students speak on my subject. Usually ministers, or […]

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The High Cost of Petting!

“To pet or not to pet, that is the problem.” “What is the fate of the unplanned date?”  In conversations with young people in our churches we have sensed a desire for some plain talk on this serious subject. While searching for information in another field, we came across this article by Rev. Dwight H. […]

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Sex in Our Time

The staff of Beacon Lights felt that the magazine ought to reflect on the moral decay and exploitation of sex which is so rampant today. Dr. Monsma has ably complied with our request. His article should prove helpful to all of us, but especially to our young people to whom these things are so alluring. […]

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The High Cost of Petting!

“To pet or not to pet, that is the problem.” “What is the fate of the unplanned date?” In conversations with young people in our churches we have sensed a desire for some plain talk on this serious subject. While searching for information in another field, we came across this article by Rev. Dwight H. […]

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Sex and Marriage

Question: “Is it the duty of God-fearing parents to instruct their adolescent children with a view to their sexual life, and marriage?” Reply: Although I am not in agreement with the particular formulation of this question, my answer is positively in the affirmative. It is indeed the duty and calling of covenant parents to instruct […]

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Mutual Relationship of the Sexes

Before I say anything at all about the subject “The Mutual Relationship of the sexes,” I wish to make a couple of introductory and clarifying remarks.  In the first place, when I write a few lines about the topic proper, I wish to state that I conceive of my subject in a very limited sense.  […]

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Sex Information

One of my young friends has asked me a couple of questions about sex.  The first concerns the matter of sex-education or information in general.  The letter accompanying the question makes it rather plain to me what my friend has in mind.  I will try to follow the virtual outline of the letter. It is […]

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