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The Infallibility Question

Ever since the appearance of two controversial articles in Stromata (the Calvin Seminary periodical) many articles have appeared in periodicals and theological journals of the Christian Reformed Church concerning the infallibility of the Scriptures. The views expressed by several students who were members of the editorial staff of Stromata were views which were upheld by […]

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The Christian and His Body

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” So wrote Paul to the Corinthian church. In this day of ever present temptation it is well that we ask ourselves this question. Many of us […]

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Six Wrong Questions and Their Wrong Answers

Have you ever hesitated to ask a question of your teacher or minister because you feared “revealing your ignorance,” sounding stupid, or appearing ludicrous? Because of this attitude some never show any natural inquisitiveness. Their silly pride keeps them in the same old rut of mental stagnation. Of course, the better trained we are doctrinally, […]

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Outlines on the Book of Revelation

The Bible Outlines for the coming year have been supplied by Rev. Herman Hoeksema. These outlines were written in 1944, and distributed by Rev. Hoeksema to his congregation in connection with a series of sermons he preached on Revelation. Theses outlines are more concise than those now appearing in The Standard Bearer and thus leave […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Concerning Alice, the bulletin of First Church reports: “Miss A. Reitsma is looking forward to the time of her deliverance to be with the Lord.” We have been informed that two of our ministers have accepted calls. Rev. G. Lanting will be the new pastor of our Holland congregation and Rev. John Heys of our […]

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Light and Glory

“A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.” Luke 2:32 This text is part of the song of Simeon, just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. Hence, we may take this expression as the truth of God. Later, much later, Jesus […]

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Editorials

Rev. Robert Harbach, minister of the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington, has consented to assume editorship of the rubric, Truth vs. Error, previously authored by Rev. Gerald Vanden Berg. The Federation Board welcomes Rev. Harbach to Beacon Lights staff and assures him of their interest in forthcoming articles. With this issue, Beacon Lights loses […]

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Are You a Fifth Amendment Christian?

Sometime ago one of our young people told me that he was a Fifth Amendment Christian and that this bothered him immensely. He didn’t use this particular phrase, but he did say that like many union officials recently, he refused to testify because this testimony would be embarrassing to him. This same young man continued […]

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