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Ants

You have heard of women aiding an army, and in a few cases women have been reported as fighting along with the men. There is an army in nature which never contains any males. As long as ants have lived, they have had armies and the ant soldiers have always been females. The male ants […]

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Banquet Speech by the Rev. G. Vanden Berg

“The Realization of the Gospel of the Promise” The Rev. Vanden Berg first pointed out to us that the realization of the gospel of the promise has a threefold view; the past, the present and the future. It has already been fulfilled in the past and has its deepest roots in the eternal counsel of […]

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Essay Report

“Is God’s Giving of Things in This Present Life a Blessing to the Wicked?” is the title of the essay given by Everett Buiter of our Oaklawn Church. Today, in our world there seems to be a very little difference between it and the church as the latter generally shows itself. This idea, he expressed, […]

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A Word of Explanation

It is not without some misgivings that the undersigned takes up this assignment of filling the Bible Outlines department for “Beacon Lights.” Allow me to explain. Some months ago, the Federation Board wrote and asked me to furnish the outlines for this year on the Book of Acts. I did not feel ready to accept […]

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Summary of Speech by Rev. G. M. Ophoff

“The Recipients of the Gospel of the Promise” I.          Content of the Gospel II.         Character of the Promise III.       What Believers Themselves Are IV.       Objections   The gospel of the promise has two meanings. One, the gospel as the content of the promise, and the other meaning the gospel as glad tidings. God gave His […]

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The Idea of Preaching

Speech delivered by Candidate H. Hanko at his graduation exercises in Fourth Church.   In the American “church world” – and I put the term in quotation marks – there is a definite lack of emphasis on preaching. No longer does preaching occupy the place that it should in the church institute, and no longer is […]

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The 1955 Convention

The May issue of “Beacon Lights” arrives. As we eagerly page through it we find that it gives us information about and a preview of the coming convention. What’s the theme going to be? “The Gospel of the Promise” The place? Hudsonville (Picture No. 1). The dates? Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 16, 17 and […]

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Life’s Golden Rule

During the month of August in a courtroom on Governor’s Island in the New York Harbor, there sat a court-martial of eight U.S. Army Officers, gathered together for the purpose of hearing the charges of murder and collaboration with the enemy brought against Sergeant James Gallagher. During his 33 months as a prisoner, Gallagher testified […]

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The Idea of the Gospel and the Promise

Rev. Hoeksema, as the first convention speaker, pointed out that the chief contents of the gospel is the promise. In a certain sense gospel and promise are synonymous. We as Protestant Reformed young people are always interested in the question of the Gospel. This is especially of interest to the Protestant Reformed people because we […]

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Introduction

With this article we will begin what, according to our present intentions, will be a lengthy series of articles based on the thirty-seven articles of our Belgic or Netherlands Confession of Faith. Whether this intention will be fully realized or not, we, of course, do not now know. The Board may have altogether different intentions. […]

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