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A Word of Introduction This article constitutes a summary of an address delivered last November at Southwest Church under the auspices of the Protestant Reformed High School Circle. Because it is a summary and because the staff has limited my space in Beacon Lights, I must needs be much more brief and consequently less thorough, […]

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News from, for and about our churches

Rev. J. A. Heys declined the call to First Church. Rev. H. Veldman declined the call for Home Missionary The consistory of First Church has granted a three month leave of absence from his pulpit to Rev. Hoeksema. Professor H. C. Hoeksema has graciously consented to conduct the morning service and the various ministers in […]

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The churches of the secession continued to grow. By 1836, the new denomination numbered 4000 souls and was ready for its first Synod held March 2-12, 1836. Notable, at this synod were several decisions of importance for the Reformed faith in the years to come. First of all, the Synod made it clear beyond doubt […]

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Genesis 32

General Subject: The Return of Jacob and His Life with His Family Chapter 32: Jacob’s Conversion I. Preliminary Events: A. “Mahanaim” vss. 1, 2 1. What is the significance of the fact that the angels of God met Jacob at this time? a. Where and when had angels had a part in Jacob’s life before? […]

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This Year of Our Lord

This is the year of our Lord, 1965. It has come upon the earth, in spite of the worldling’s vain attempts to obliterate the knowledge of this fact from his mind. Naturally, he desires to have no cognizance of such a thing as that! The fact that he has come through another year, in reality, […]

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Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election (1)

THOUGHTS ON THE DOCTRINE OF ELECTION 1. Introductory Remarks Twenty-four years ago, when president of a young people’s federation and of a local young people’s society, a very influential ecclesiastic and “master of Israel” made a personal attack on us for preaching and teaching the doctrine of predestination, election and reprobation. For this the writer […]

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Holiday Reflections

HOLIDAY REFLECTIONS The question must always come at last, What have you left when Christmas is past? When the glitter of tinsel and wreath are gone, What have you left when the day moves on? Christian young people, what have we left? Once again another Christmas season has past by into eternity. The most festive […]

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As for Me and My House

“As For Me and My House” Joshua 24:15 They had met each other at a respectable place and they were both from homes of God-fearing parents. At least such was the humble and sincere confession of each. Fact is, they were both from Protestant Reformed homes and belonged to the same congregation. Their parents faintly […]

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