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Looking Back

This month Beacon Lights celebrates an anniversary, its first anniversary. It was one year ago, in the month of February, that our young people’s paper was first published, after a period of dormancy of about six months. Why wasn’t our paper published? You all realize the trouble in our Protestant Reformed Churches. Beacon Lights, too, […]

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How to Help Your Pastor

1. Pray for him daily that he may be at his best for God and you. 2. Do not overload him with the small details of Church work. 3. Do not make an errand boy out of him. Give him time for prayer and study. 4. Do not tell him things that he does not […]

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Grace and Peace

Within the oyster’s habitat The ocean tide will sometimes hurl A grain of sand – a painful thing; He makes of it a lovely pearl! The tides of life may cause dismay, Adversity and cruel pain; “By grace through faith” our lives proclaim His “Grace and Peace” – eternal gain!

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Catechism

In our discussion of the preparation of young people to take their place in the midst of the church and kingdom of God, it is well that we devote an article to Catechetical instruction. For Catechism is undoubtedly the most important means that we have to be prepared for our future life in the sphere […]

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Why Television?

Over twenty-two years ago, in my neighborhood, a mysterious laboratory sprang into existence to conduct experiments in the unheard of field of television. Today, “television” is not only a household word, even a taken-for-granted household furnishing; but it has become an industry which influences our whole home, church, school, economic and national life. It is […]

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Tuning in On Nature

You can hear the patter of rain on leaves and the hiss of wind across a field of dry grass; but that is not listening to the plants of this green world as they grow. Behind the poetry of the landscape is a chorus of dramatic events. Bright colors, fragrance, marvelous design, are but outward […]

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The Promise

Several years ago, the Rev. Hoeksema wrote a pamphlet under the title, “The Gospel,” which has been published and reprinted more than once by the Sunday School Society of the First Protestant Reformed Church. In the interest of the truth vs. errors of those that have schismatically left our churches, and who, even today, continue […]

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The More Abundant Life

As we begin another new year, we cannot help but hear optimistic statements around about us. On the radio, in the newspapers, and in magazines, we hear and read such things as: “More and better things for more people”; two cars in every garage; tax reductions; unemployment reaches a new low; private incomes reach a […]

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Television – Pro and Con

Recent surveys in the “Readers Digest” have pointed out that a large share of the crimes committed today are due to the influence of television. Many juvenile delinquents, when questioned, have reported that their ideas originated from a similar scene enacted on television. This fact may be true. We believe that it is. The question […]

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Television – Our Friend and Foe

In deference to the cursory reader, who is given to paging through the magazine, breezily skimming off the words at the beginning or near the end of an article – without really giving the author a chance to make a point – let us say this article in substance qualifiedly “endorses” television in our homes, […]

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