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Christmas in Hoboken

Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” CHRISTMAS IN HOBOKEN In Hoboken? Yes; in Hoboken—or any other town for that matter. Approaching Hoboken at night, one can soon see that Christmas is here. The twinkling, blinking, colorful […]

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Genesis 31

Genesis 31 A. Jacob’s complaint—verses 1-8. a. Why had Laban’s countenance changed?—verse 2. What do we read of Laban’s sons? Why did they complain? Were they carnal as their father, afraid, perhaps, that their inheritance was suffering? b. Who commanded Jacob to return to the land of his fathers? Would Jacob’s departure be difficult and […]

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Calvinists and Calvinism

CALVINISTS AND CALVINISM Calvinism is that Reformed principle which fundamentally stands on the truth of the Godhood of God. Calvinism, as no other system of doctrine, exalts the absolute sovereignty of God. The center and unifying principle of this system is the glory of the Lord God Almighty. In younger days, the catechetical question was […]

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Christian Reformed Church

ANSWER TO H. W. KUIPER Dear brother: I read your answer to my article which appeared in the August-September issue of Beacon Lights and wish to reply as follows. First, I would make a few preliminary remarks. In the first place, I stated that I appreciated your condemnation of the Three Points of 1924. With […]

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He Shall Return

The days are upon us when we again celebrate the wonder of wonders, the birth of our Lord. The story is simple and transparently clear—even the young children understand and know it. We, too, are so very familiar with the narrative; we have heard it so often. The angel, Gabriel, was sent from God to […]

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The Origin of Christmas Customs

The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ rejoices that her Head and Redeemer was born as a babe in Bethlehem almost two thousand years ago. On December 25? In the year 1 A.D.? It seems that neither the month nor the year is correct. The few historical facts recorded in the gospels gave scholars little […]

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President Johnson and His Great Society

PRESIDENT JOHNSON ANDHIS GREAT SOCIETY My article, which was printed in the October issue of Beacon Lights made its appearance hard upon the election of President Johnson. President Johnson, who will be inaugurated into office in January, overwhelmingly defeated his opponent, concerning whom we wrote last time. At that time my article should have been […]

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