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Reformation in Christian Living

It was early in the sixteenth century! God’s clock, which measures all time with exactitude, registered the beginning of that historic era when the church of Jesus Christ would be resurrected from her Romish entombment where for sev­eral centuries she had been buried. Great events—turning points in history—were about to transpire. Things would hap­pen that […]

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Trait and Trend

Trait and Trend …. Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms both the heart and the mind. Nothing great was ever accomplished without it. Enthusiasm—its presence and effect— its glowing warmth and lively zest vivid­ly marked the wonderful beginning for a successful year of society activity which was made during the […]

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Choosing a Vocation (1)

Two young men are on their way to a session of their Young Men’s Bible Club. John is nineteen and Jim is just twenty. They are engaged in an animated dis­cussion concerning the question of Choos­ing a Life’s Vocation. This is not the first time that they have tossed this sub­ject back and forth between […]

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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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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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Truth vs. Missionary Zeal?

I have received the fallowing question. The writer is known to me, so that the prerequisite of signing your name to questions sent to this department is met, even though I do not attach the name of the writer. Here is the question: “I believe that inasmuch as we have the purest manifestation of the […]

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The Good Tidings

The Good Tidings by William Sidney, Published by Farrar, Straus & Co., Inc. The Good Tidings is a story dealing with the time of Christ’s birth and early teaching. Very little is said concerning the activities and teaching of Jesus as the story tells primarily of the life of John the Baptist. In the days […]

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This, My Brother

This, My Brother by Argye M. Briggs, Published by Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publ. Co. This story, written by the author of the well-known novel, Root Out Of Dry Ground, finds its setting in the oil fields of Texas. Josh Kenyon, a young boy just in his teens as the story opens, is the youngest son […]

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The Significance of the Power of Godliness

This summary was prepared for Beacon Lights by Mr. Roger Faber, First Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rev. Hoeksema, as the first convention speaker, laid the ground-work for the development of the 1950 convention theme with the topic, “The Significance of the Power of Godliness”. As introduction he pointed out that Daniel’s faithfulness to Jehovah during […]

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The Possibility of Possessing it!

Summary of a Convention Speech given by Rev Peter De Boer reported by Marilyn Vos.   The topic given to Rev. De Boer was: “The Possibility of Possessing the Power of Godliness”. He spoke at the banquet of our convention. The speaker posed the following ques­tion: How may I, a covenant youth, be Godly? First […]

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