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Editorial

The January 1941 issue of Beacon Lights had this word to say to the parents. “We need your support in this new undertaking. Not your financial support; in fact, we prefer that young people find ways and means to take care of their own financial obligations as much as possible and that they thereby develop […]

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News From, for, and about our churches

Radio News: The Program Committee of the Reformed Witness Hour reports to us that several new “outlets” are enjoying our Distinctively Reformed radio program each week. Although the Houston, Texas, station has been dropped by the Mission Committee of our Churches, the people of Protestant Reformed persuasion residing in that locality are still able to […]

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Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election

2. Its Origin (continued) We have said that the decree of election originated in the sovereign will of God, that, in fact, God works all things according to the counsel of His own will. Beyond or behind the will of God no one can go. God’s will is the origin, the continuance and end of […]

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Genesis 34

JACOB AND THE SHECHEMITES I. Shechem and Dinah: (vss. 1-4) A. The Setting. (Note. There are several different aspects to the incident recorded in this chapter, even as there are several individuals involved. Above all, we must view the entire history here as part of the Lord’s dealings with Jacob, the heir of the covenant, […]

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Apathy in Controversy

Contact with and exposure to controversies as youth of the covenant of God are inevitable experiences in that glorious state into which that youth has been called and placed. The surety of this encounter obtains also with respect to adults, of course, who are by no virtue of their own also placed into that relation […]

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Esperanto

In this so-called “missile age” in which we live today, one finds that the world seems to become smaller and smaller as the ease of communication becomes less difficult. Time no longer holds the same meaning which it did a hundred years ago. It is now possible to breakfast in London, lunch in New York, […]

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God’s Treasure—Snow and Hail

“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?” Job 38:22, 23 The pastor was sitting in his study. It had been another busy week for him in his small […]

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…And Let Us Give Thanks

Presented as a speech on November 15, 1964 at the First Protestant Reformed Church “Praised be the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation!” The heart and soul of thanksgiving lies in these words, for when we give thanks, we are rendering homage to the true King of Creation. This is thanksgiving. This is also […]

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Amused

The idea or notion that children and young people, in general, must have fun and be amused and entertained is far from new. The problem we raise is not new; neither is the proposed solution. The mere fact, however, that the question must again be raised and the answer reiterated is cause for shame and […]

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