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Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election (4)

3. Its Well-Spring (continued) The triune Jehovah is the first and the last of all things. In His being He is self-existent, perfect in Himself, the fountain of life, His own eternity, His own blessedness and glory, which He has inherently, and not from any adulation of His creatures. For nothing is added to nor […]

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The Classics – Good or Bad? (1)

Introduction The following article is a condensation of a speech which I made for the Mothers’ Circle for Protestant Reformed Secondary Education. I have been asked to condense this speech and hope that I can clearly present the arguments which I developed the evening I spoke to the women in this organization. The committee selected […]

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Pacem In Terris

Pacem in Terris Peace on earth is a strange sound when one places it in the context of the sounds of national and international rivalry and insurrection. At a time of chanting mobs and of rebellion and unrest all over the world the world leaders and the intellectual great gathered in a convocation in New […]

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We have been speaking of the history of the Christian Reformed Church as it was established in this country. It was the denomination which carried on the traditions of the Reformation and the heritage of the Synod of Dordt. Its history is therefore the history of the Reformed faith in America. There were, between the […]

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Why a Protestant Reformed High School?

This article is a summary of a speech presented at a meeting of the Protestant Reformed High School Circle last July at First Church. Why have our own High School? When we begin speaking of a Protestant Reformed High School, we must approach the question, “Is it necessary?” The answer is yes. However, there are […]

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Seminary Impressions

Whoso is armed with the Text, the same is a right pastor, and my best advice and counsel is, that we draw water out of the true Fountain; that is , diligently to read in the Bible. He is a learned Divine that is well grounded in the Text; for one text and sentence out […]

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Genesis 35, 36

Chapter 35 1. Jacob fulfills his vow at Bethel, vss. 1-15 A. Jacob goes to Bethel at God’s command 1. Jacob’s Sinful Negligence: a. Where does Bethel enter the picture earlier in Jacob’s life? 1. What had taken place there? 2. What was the significance of Bethel at this time? 3. What did it imply […]

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Positively Negative

If there is one thing that characterizes the age in which we live it is this: it is an age of compromise. That this is true is easily seen in every area of life today. On the international level there is a multiplicity of organizations (U.N., NATO, OAS, etc.) all aimed at establishing peace on […]

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The Sports Craze – A Sign of the Times

Dear Mr. Decker, Editor of Beacon Lights: In the recent issues of Beacon Lights the undersigned has noticed the problem of your Federation Board; i.e. the lack of interest of our young people in discussing spiritual matters at their annual conventions. Various causes for this lack of interest were brought up. Especially Mr. J. Huisken […]

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