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Gethsemane’s Agony

The undersigned was requested to write the feature article for this issue of Beacon Lights.  The subject assigned to me deals with the struggle of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, and then particularly with the words of our Lord: “Not My will but Thine be done.”  The topic which I selected […]

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Apology for the 24-Hour Day

Science is no more to be blamed when it puffs up than a sword when it falls into the hands of a madman—John Calvin Beating a dead dog is always safe, generally satisfying, and seldom profitable.  If the belief which contends for creation days of millions and billions of years were, indeed, a dead dog, […]

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The Hour

“Father, the hour is come.” – John 17:1 What a terrible hour that was – the hour of suffering and death, of Gethsemane and Golgotha! Jesus and His disciples are on their way to Gethsemane.  The last Passover had been celebrated – and the first Lord’s Supper, too.  The last discourse of Jesus to His […]

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Making Geography Live

Generally, one could say that geography is a burdensome task for the average student.  It appears to be a boring, tiresome subject to most students, but why?  I would like to give some possible reasons for this problem. First of all, I think that geography tends to be stagnant.  To explain further – to the […]

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Redemption Accomplished and Applied

Book by John Murray – Eerdmans – 192 pp. John Murray ranks among the foremost Reformed theologians of our time.  Since 1937 he has served as professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.  His concern for and grasp of the truth of Scripture make this book a valuable contribution to the knowledge […]

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David Brainerd, Beloved Yankee

Book by David Wynbeek – Eerdmans – 256 pp. David Brainerd, the young new Englander who brought stirring revival to the Indians in Colonial America during the 1700’s was a contemporary of Jonathan Edwards, the well-known Puritan “fire and damnation” preacher.  Jonathan Edwards, highly esteeming Brainerd, edited Brainerd’s doleful diary in the year 1748.  Wynbeek, […]

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Sharing His Suffering

Book by Peter H. Eldersveld – Eerdmans – 99 pp. From “the old, old story” to “just an old story” is a short step, easily and often made in our day.  Even the cross of Christ is whittled away until it no longer casts its shadow over the life of the professed Christian.  To the […]

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The Far Right

While conversing recently with a literate and well-informed businessman, he made the surprising and unusual statement that he had never met or talked with a Communist.  In all the fervor which is presently being expended this is a surprising statement.  Few would make such a statement and yet the truth of this statement can undoubtedly […]

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Our Calling to Attend the Preached Word

“Hearken unto Me now, therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth” (Prov. 7:24).  It is the calling of everyone, whether children of God or profane atheists, to hear the preached Word.  All are accountable to God to place themselves under the sound of the Gospel, even the wicked who do […]

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Remember Christmas?

Of course we do.  Who could forget Christmas.  There is a very definite place in everyone’s life for this season.  So much centers about it – vacations, gifts, cards, and parties.  There even exists a universal feeling which we define as the happy “Christmas Spirit.”  It also becomes very important to the economy; many businesses […]

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