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The Protestant Reformed Teachers Institute

This month Beacon Lights extends the “Welcome” mat to the Protestant Reformed Teachers’ Institute, who will introduce themselves in this issue and discuss one of the phases of teaching in our Protestant Reformed Schools. The Institute plans to contribute one article each month in an effort to further the cause of Protestant Reformed education. On […]

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Stewards of God’s Rich Creation

The concept of stewardship presupposes ownership — and possessions which are entrusted to another. All things belong to God because He caused them to be by the word of His Power and gives them continued existence. The Creator is the absolute Owner, and creation reveals His handiwork and proclaims unto us His Godhead, His greatness, […]

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The Fear of the Nations

Fear grips the nations and people imagine vain things. Newspapers, radio, television, and periodicals of every nature present to the public the sentiment of national leaders and representatives. A great stir is arising as modem prophets foretell the third world war. Diplomacy is the Shibboleth of today. Wherein is all this tenseness and fear? Basically […]

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Doctrine and Practice

There is a very common tendency among us to separate what we often call doctrinal preaching and practical preaching. And I am quite sure that if a poll were taken of our people as to which they preferred, the vote would be very strongly in favor of so called practical preaching. And if we take […]

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Our Covenant Triune God

GOD IS GOD! To say less than this is to deny the simple but comprehensive revelation of this otherwise inexpressible truth. To say more than this is to philosophically impose our own foolish limitations upon the Infinite One and thereby destroy the truth. Let us, therefore, leave our confession in this simple form, the very […]

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Acts 11:19-30 to Acts 12:23

CHAPTER 11:19-30 (continued) ANTIOCH (Note; It is several months ago that the last Bible outline appeared in “Beacon Lights.” Hence, it may not he amiss to remind you that we already began our treatment of this section, and treated the text through vs. 21 under, “I. The Beginning of the Work at Antioch.” We continue […]

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Our Calling

Summary of a speech delivered by Rev Herman Hoeksema reported by Mary Engelsma On the night of the Mass Meeting at the P.R.Y.P. Convention, Rev. H. Hoeksema lectured on the topic, “Our Calling to Obedience.” He introduced the subject by explaining that obedience is a covenant part. Obedience is our part; however our part cannot […]

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Obedience in the World

Summary of a speech delivered by Rev Cornelius Hanko reported by Henry De Vries and Bern Huizenga Rev. Hanko introduced his topic by stressing that the world is an ever-changing thing. He developed this idea by speaking of three relationships which we all experience; To the church. In the field of labor. To our civil […]

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Obedience in the Home

Summary of a speech delivered by Rev Richard Veldman reported by Margaret Hoekstra Rev. Veldman first of all pointed out that he was not speaking to our brothers or sisters, nor our parents, who are not perfect and are far from being spiritual and as heavenly minded as they ought to be, but to us, […]

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P.R.Y.P. Convention Expressions

Harry Langerak from Hope Church writes-. “I enjoyed this year’s P.R.Y.P. convention very much. The theme was very appropriate and the speeches were edifying. The outing too was very good. I hope that everybody had as good a time as I did. I am also looking forward to next year’s convention where we can enjoy […]

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