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Vivian Hunter Interview (2)

VH: Next I got discharged. No, I never did get a discharge. I was separated from the service. They could call me back at any time. I went home to my family because I’d been gone for all that length of time overseas. I’d made up my mind that I was not going back to […]

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Strangers and Sojourners in the End Times (3)

Scripture speaks to us as strangers and sojourners by means of signs and wonders that foretell and bring the coming of Christ. On our pilgrim journey toward our heavenly destination we will encounter these signs and wonders. We note several of them that will take place in the world of men and in creation. The […]

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Peace on Earth

In the midst of wars and rumors of wars. We can again expect as another Christmas season approaches that there will be an almost universal clamor for peace. Even while nations are locked in a malicious struggle for supremacy, and while others are feverishly preparing to enter the conflict at a moment’s notice, the prince […]

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Journey through the Night

Journey through the Night, by Anne Devries. First published in Dutch as Reis door de Nacht. Translated by Harry der Nederlanden. Paideia Press: St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada: 1978. For Ages 5–105. Journey through the Night is a fictional novel divided into four breath-taking volumes. Each exciting volume vividly recounts the spirit and tormented agony of […]

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That Day In June, 1944

June 6. Some elderly people will remember this momentous date; younger ones won’t. Now 56 years ago: D-Day, when thousands were killed, whether in the cold water of the Canal (North Sea) on their way to or on the beaches of Normandy. The drive for the liberation of Western Europe began. For thousands of others […]

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Wars and Rumors of War

As I sat down to begin writing this article, the news media was bringing us rumors of war. Perhaps, by the time you read this, our country will be at war. We had been attacked by terrorists, the World Trade Center lay in ruins, thousands of rescue workers were digging through the tons of rubble, […]

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An Urgent Call to Fight

When one says that he is fighting a certain person or thing, that person reveals his hatred against that person or thing.  But when the apostle Paul in I Timothy 6:12 calls Timothy to “fight the good fight of faith” he is not calling him to fight against that faith.  He means that Timothy must […]

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War

You would think that we would not have much in common with soldiers sitting in a foreign country fighting a war some fifty years ago. We get up in the morning, go to work and return again in the usual way day after day. Our lives for the most part are rather stable. But we […]

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Earnestly Contend for the Faith (1)

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to […]

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Women and War

“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered” (I Peter 3:7). The Word of God teaches here that each family should have its own separate home. Communal living […]

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The Enemy in Battle

Beloved Protestant Reformed young people: I count it a privilege that I may speak to you tonight. It has been several years since I have spoken at a convention. And to be perfectly honest, I am always a little bit jealous when someone else has this privilege, and I do not. The reason is not […]

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The Christian Faces War

The most basic causes for reoccurring of war and rumors of war are man’s willing denials and disdain for God’s law. The last of the Ten Commandments, “Thou shall not covet,’’ is the basis for the violation of any other of God’s laws. So also covetous­ness is the basis for the preliminary causes of war […]

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War

“And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought with his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was […]

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On Conscientious Objection

Whether or not conscientious objection is a valid and therefore necessary action of the Christian in response to the draft is one of those questions dealing with religion and politics which, after long and diverse discussion, is never completely answerable since it deals with the individual conscience. It is one of those questions that are […]

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Another Look at War

“Love, Not War” is a modern motto reflecting a present day philosophy. It seems to offer an alternative to war, that alternative being “love.” Of course, it has never been that simple, as though man by his own free will could just as well push the “love” button as that other button men are afraid […]

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A Soldier’s Thoughts

I have a lump in my throat, mom, and tears brim in my eyes. My buddy’s gone. I saw him fall. I even heard his cries. You’ll never know, mom, how I felt, as I saw him lying there, But on his face there was a smile, and on his lips – a prayer. He […]

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The Untold Korea Story

The Untold Korea Story by Bob Pierce and Ken Anderson, published by Zondervan Publishing House The war in Korea has continued for some time now. We all know, of course, that the Korean peninsula is divided into two opposing forces, the U.N. sponsored South Korean Republic and Red-dominated North Korea. Communism has full control of […]

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The Strife is O’er

The strife is o’er, the battle done; The victory of life is won; The song of triumph has begun. Alleluia!   The powers of death have done their worst, But Christ their legions has dispersed; Let shouts of holy joy outburst. Alleluia!   The three sad days are quickly sped; He rises glorious from the […]

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Are Underground Movements Justifiable?

Dear Schuller:- “Is it principally wrong to join the underground in case an invading foe conquers your home country? If we join are we not disobeying Gods commandment to obey those who are placed in authority over us?” —A Reader. * * * * * This question has stirred up considerable discussion in the Netherlands […]

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A Big Day in the Life of Young Israel The day that this heading of an editorial referred to was March 9, and the importance of that day was in the fact that thousands of trained volunteers entered into the Jewish homes of United States to sell bond: for Israel. In 1951 the Jewish people […]

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Soldiers of Christ

Once again the young men of our coun­try are being called into the armed forces, and the youth of the church are faced with the prospect of participation in war. Accordingly the problem arises of the Christian’s attitude toward war and participation in it. The Korean situation has fluctuated continually. At times it has seemed […]

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Crucial Wars

Crucial Wars: In the history of the world there have been several crucial wars that have de­cidedly turned the direction of the world’s history in the path that it took. We may point to three main wars. The Persian wars, the wars between Greece and Persia; the Punic wars, the wars between Rome and Carthage; […]

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Military Mail Bag

Well, men, this month Beacon Lights gets underway a new department which will concern itself primarily with you and your interests. Right off we ought to tell you the general idea is to use this space to the best advantage in keeping you posted on things back home and to help you keep in touch […]

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