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Rev. J. Kortering declined the call extended him from Isabel, South Dakota. First Church has placed the following on nomination: For Missionary: Revs. D. Engelsma, G. Van Baren and H. Veldman; For Minister: Revs. J. Heys and B. Woudenberg For the Next Census: A daughter, Anna Mae, born to Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Meelker […]

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The Christian World of C. S. Lewis

A “Christian” Author’s “Christian” World—Wm. B. Eerdmans, publ. Book Review by Rosalyn Tryon Today, our world is filled with the half-reformed. Professing to be of reformed persuasion, men take the truth of God and twist it into an evil abstraction. To truly reformed, Christian young people, this is often very confusing; for in all but […]

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Unpopular But Right

UNPOPULAR BUT RIGHT The religious and doctrinal outlook of this twentieth century is not that of Calvinism or that of the Reformed Faith. It is rather that of an inclusivistic or syncretistic and non-doctrinal religion. The movement of this religion is not in the direction of “revival”, nor of Reformation, but toward a united world(ly) […]

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Hearers and Doers

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock…” Matthew 7:24-27 There are two kinds of hearers under the ministry of the Word of reconciliation of Christ. One cannot really tell by their attentiveness as such whether they are wise […]

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The Charismatic Movement

THE CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;” Mark 16:17 In the last three or four years, hundreds of ministers and thousands of laymen in nearly every Protestant denomination in the United States have been taking part in […]

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Genesis 28-30

Genesis 28 A. Isaac blesses Jacob and sends him to Padanaram. 1. Introduction a. Jacob obtained Isaac’s blessing through fraud. We mean that Jacob deceived his father, regardless now of the question whether Isaac was actually deceived or not. b. What does this emphasize? It emphasizes that God blessed Jacob in spite of his fraud. […]

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Thanksgiving of Youth

Protestant Reformed Young People, have you ever stopped to consider your brethren and sisters in the Lord, who are found in distant lands and whose circumstances of life differ markedly from your own? We know, of course, that they are there, for we are told plainly in the Word that God continues to gather His […]

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Sober Discernment

Dear Editor: May I have a few lines in Beacon Light’s Open Forum to comment briefly on two articles appearing in the August-September issue? The first article is entitled “Sober Discernment”, written by Rev. H. Veldman. Without indulging in the discussion of the subject matter of this article and refraining from commenting on the article […]

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The Church before 1834 was in deep trouble. Every conceivable kind of heresy was running wild. Worldliness had infected the members to alarming degrees. There were those who protested all this and made efforts to bring about reformation; but these were unsuccessful. The faithful were too few in number; and the State was kindly disposed […]

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