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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Bulletins have been coming into the News Department with remarkable regularity, and that at a time when most ministers are vacationing. Perhaps the way in which many of them are vacationing has something to do with it. Since several of our churches have vacancies in the pulpit at present, it seems that every minister preaches […]

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Answers

In an editorial in The Standard Bearer of May 1, under the title “Evolution, Long Periods, or Days,” the Reverend H. Hoeksema asks for historical verification for certain statements made in the Beacon Lights editorial three issues ago: “Proof Positive – the Earth Is Flat.” But first, I feel constrained to interject a definite denial […]

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The Caddis Flies – Builders of Houses

Do I want to observe nature, my Father’s world, at its very best? An excellent method is to seat myself in some peaceful place and await quietly what may happen. There is no better place on a warm summer day than beside some glistening and rippling woodland pool. As we gaze into the depths of […]

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The 19th Annual P.R.Y.P. Convention

Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado, California, Arizona – from all over they came. By car, bus, or train they arrived at Oaklawn, Illinois, scene of the 19th Annual P.R.Y.P. Convention. There they found a friendly welcoming committee to greet them, register them, give them their badges and tickets, and assign them to […]

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Reading Development

“My child learned his alphabet from the cereal boxes on the breakfast table.” “Isn’t it wonderful the way they can learn their catechism almost entirely by themselves when they are in the second grade?” Teachers have repeatedly heard these two statements from parents. Did the child gradually see the connection between the isolated letters of […]

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Good Works

In 1960 Cawdray said, “As the apple is not the cause of the apple tree, but a fruit of it: even so good works are not the cause of our salvation, but a sign and a fruit of the same.” Likewise did Luther write, “If so be that a Christian doth good works, whereby he […]

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An Open Letter – A Protestant Reformed High School

Dear Young People: Recently it has been announced in our churches of the Grand Rapids area that plans are well on the way for the establishing of a Protestant Reformed Christian High School. The reactions to this announcement have been many and varied. Undoubtedly also among you this announcement did not go without notice. At […]

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Standing Unto the Day of Christ

Rev. Lanting divided his topic as follows: Significant Day of Christ Day of Hope The meaning of standing unto that day I.   When the Scripture speaks of the end of all things it speaks concerning the consummation, not the termination, of all things. God created all things with a view to the end with the […]

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