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Christian Liberty and Offenses

“I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself, but to him (the weak) that esteemeth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean” (Rom. 14:14). No material thing is inherently sinful, but the consciences of some are not fully free to realize this. “There is nothing […]

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Why Are We Protestant Reformed?

I heard it said recently that we are Protestant Reformed because that’s what we were brought up to be and young people from other churches are members of those churches for the same reason. Therefore, there’s no harm in dating them. I felt bitterly opposed to that since I wasn’t brought up Protestant Reformed and […]

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Discerning Youth in an Age of Apathy

Do you wonder why it is that we refer to you as discerning youth? We have in the past, and do so now because it is only the youth of the Church of Christ, out of all the youth of the world, that can discern; they only have that gift of God whereby they are […]

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Why I Chose to Be a Minister

Asked by the Staff of BEACON LIGHTS to contribute an article to the series on the subject, “Why I chose to be a minister,” I gladly comply with this request. The topic is surely timely, and I wish to congratulate the Staff upon its selection. The purpose of this series of articles, I assume, is […]

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A Christian Businessman-Fiction or Fact?

“It’s impossible to be an honest business­man.” “Well, you just have to close your eyes to some things; that’s business.” Two common statements — the one a cate­gorical accusation, the other a half-hearted attempt to justify dishonest. Both stem from the assumption that one must be dis­honest to succeed in business. If the busi­ness world […]

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Billy Graham and His Movement Analyzed

This writer has been informed that quite recently the students of a local Christian High School supported by parents of Reformed, Christian Reformed, and Protestant Reformed homes were urged to watch Billy Graham on television. This in itself is not so serious but it makes a great deal of difference, it seems to me, why […]

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Genesis 9 & 10

Gen. 9:18-10:32 God Preserves His Covenant Seed It would be a wrong conclusion to maintain that God purged the world of sin when He bathed the earth in the flood. To be sure He saved His church by purging the earth of her immediate enemy. Sin, however, was not dead. The very significance of the […]

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Redeeming the Time

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15 – 17 Do you, young people? Sit down for a few moments and read the entire chapter in which […]

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