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Summer – 1951

I see the sky-blue, white-capped seas, And blossom-Iadened spreading trees, The fragrant flowers, the sky so clear— And know that summer time is here! Hello, friends! Doesn’t it seem won­derful with a whole summer ahead of us once more? To many of us, it means a vacation from school and dreary lessons; to others it […]

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Convocation – 1951

In all likelihood this June issue will find its way into the hands of our read­ers just at the time our 1951 Synod will convene in our Fourth Church. To all of us the annual Synod registers the con­clusion of one and the beginning of an­other ecclesiastical year. Every phase of our denominational church life […]

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Christian Identity (2)

To live as a Christian and, therefore, to identify one’s self with the saints in Christ consists of much more than a general, outward lack of conformity to certain standards and practices of the ungodly world. Christian living must not be characterized by a certain nega­tivism but according to its real mean­ing it is the […]

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Nehru

Nehru The position of this leader of India is described as on the fence. That posi­tion is a dangerous spot. If he moves toward the West, he is in danger of the Communism, and so too if he moves to­ward the Russian block, aid from the capitalist countries will be cut off. So far Nehru […]

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The Reformation in Holland and Its Fruits

There’s a fearful question which rings through the ages . . . and that question is this: “Why do the Nations rage and the people imagine a vain thing?” The Kings of the Earth set themselves against God and His anointed saying, “Let us break their bands asunder and cast their chords from us”. But […]

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Clerk of the Seas

“Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?” —Job 38:16. Unlike the other members of the mollusk family—the clam, the oyster, and the snail—the squid is a very active, vicious and fast-moving creature. Characteristic of the mollusk family is the hard outer shell which […]

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A Debate (3)

Topic: “Resolved: That the Responsibility of Man Does Not Postulate His Ability To Be Obedient To the Command of the Gospel.” The thoughtful reader will remember, that the scene of this debate is in one of our mid-west churches in a Society meeting on a Sunday evening. The participants in this debate are four earn­est […]

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The Flood

I have these questions: How was the “Flood” worked? What is the meaning of the text at (Gen.) 7:11? Was the “Flood” universal? There is first the question of how God worked the flood. The text at 7:11 states, “And all the fountains of the great deep were opened” or broken up, suddenly cleaved, Heb. […]

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Letter to our Servicemen

Dear fellows, Spring has come. As I look out of my window I see evidences of it everywhere. The Spirit of God has touched the buds of the trees causing them to burst forth in a grand array of foliage. The fields are carpeted with verdant green, the flowers spatter every hue and color upon […]

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Military Mail Bag

Once again we have received a letter from a member of our Manhattan con­gregation, namely, Harold Moss. Here’s his letter: “I have just received my second Beacon Lights, and I thought it was high time I scratched off a few lines to you. We never miss the Church until we cannot attend the services we […]

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