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Galatians – Lessons 5-8

Lesson V The Showdown in Jerusalem Between False Brethren And the Truth of the Gospel (Gal. 2:1-10)   1.     It should be clearly borne in mind, that in this portion of chapter 2, Paul is still defending his record and reputation as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. a.      He is an apostle, second to none. […]

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Nature Study

At this very moment new storm warnings are being issued on the Atlantic seaboard and the people are bracing themselves for the worst ‘blow’ in years. And this has been the case for the last month or so; many storms called by different names, plaguing the citizenry of our eastern coast. It seems that one […]

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Missions

In regard to the missionary mandate or calling of the church, there is evidence of an abundance of both, theoretic and practical, error found, not only in circles where one expects to find nothing but error but, sadly enough, even in nominally Reformed circles. Perhaps some of us reading these lines have been unknowingly addicted […]

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Military Mail Bag

Dear Fellows: This is the month in which we have a day of thanksgiving as a nation. Annually at this time of year the president of our country issues a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, calling upon everyone to give thanks unto the Lord for benefits and mercies received. We understand by this that all men have […]

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Living Out of Good Works (7)

We have reached the point in our discussion where we must say a few words about the relation between the law and the gospel. This relationship has come again to a certain measure of importance in the controversy that has so recently been in our churches. The accusation has been leveled against those who have […]

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Hail and Farewell

With this brief note I would say farewell to the readers of Beacon Lights and to the wonderful young people who form the staff of our magazine. Farewell, that is, as Editor-in-Chief. The Reverend James A. McCollam, pastor of the First Protestant Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan, has graciously consented to take up the work […]

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Wonderful

It’s wonderful to meditate Upon God’s love and truth To feel His presence in our lives When earthly friends forget.   It’s wonderful to see His grace In things around about us When we have duties to fulfill To which the Lord has placed us.   It’s wonderful to feel the strength His Holy Spirit […]

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The Seduction of Youth

PART I – THE ACTUAL OFFENDERS   Hear Lord the voice of my complaint, Preserve my life from fear, Hide me from plotting enemies And evil crowding near. The workers of iniquity Their deadly shafts prepare; They aim at me their treacherous words; O save me from their snare.   The wicked in their base […]

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Thanksgiving

Here a little, there a little! Thanksgiving Day, dear reader, is a day which should by no means be taken lightly. We know that it is a day which is celebrated widely; likewise, we know that it is a day celebrated loosely. Yet by reason of it being celebrated we so quickly conclude that on […]

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Sons of Korah

Question: Who were the “sons of Korah” mentioned as authors of several Psalms? Answer: Psalm 45-49, 85 and 88 bear superscriptions that contain the statement, “A Psalm for the sons of Korah”; let us take notice for and not by. It indicates that the sons of Korah were not the authors of these psalms. The […]

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