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The 1962 Convention

Convention week 1962 began for some Prot. Ref. young people on Monday, August 13.  But the first two days were undoubtedly different for different people.  Long before the young people of the Wolverine state were thinking about the convention, our more distant friends were probably pushing east across the Great Plains toward Hudsonville.  Once the […]

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Training for Trial

Ephesians 6:16 – “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Just a short time ago I was engaged in a discussion as to the ultimate cause and purpose of education and I was struck by the […]

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A shiny, red apple, an almost forgotten symbol in most classrooms, is a reality to one teacher, Miss Ruth Kuiper, teacher of the seven-pupil Protestant Reformed Christian school, located at the former Proctor school building about three miles north of Loveland. The apple – the ABCs marching with precise penmanship across the top of the […]

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Intellectual Liberty

At this time of the year thousands of young men and women leave their summertime occupations and wend their various ways toward high schools or colleges and universities of their choice.  With eager anticipation they delve into the mysteries of the great universe which our God has created.  With ardent devotion and passion, they peruse […]

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Response to “Ists and Isms”

Dear Editor: I would like to make a few comments about the recent article in the Beacon Lights entitled “Ists and Isms.”  I wish to make a few comments on the definition of sect and the relationship of provincial tendencies to a sect. First of all, the author does mention that there are many definitions […]

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Dear Sir: I have recently read your latest “Truth vs. Error” column (Beacon Lights, June/July 1962 issue) pertaining to “Unitarian Religious Councils and Their Bible.”  Although I proudly stand within the Reformed tradition of Protestant Christianity, I am not too familiar with the Reformed denomination represented by yourself and your publication.  Nevertheless, as I receive […]

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Genesis 1 and 2

Creation Creation of All Things The name Genesis, from the Greek translation of the O.T. known as the Septuagint (Seventy) and so symbolized LXX, means birth, origin, beginning.  Genesis in the Hebrew Bible is called Bereshith, which literally means, “in beginning.”  It is a word without an article, neither definite nor indefinite.  This beginning, then, […]

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Mission Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours?

Book by Roland Allen – Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company This book is one of two books written by the author on the subject of missions.  The second volume from the writer is entitled Spontaneous Expansion of the Church. The author was a missionary in northern China working with the Society For The Propagation Of […]

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Attitudes Concerning Minority Groups

A minority group is a small group of people usually composed of one to ten per cent of the population of a given country, and characterized by habits and customs differing somewhat from those of the majority of the people in that given country.  The people in this minority group also frequently display different characteristics […]

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