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The Answer

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die…” “The Answer” … “The Answer” … “The Answer”. The sign kept flashing its message to the passerby. We wound […]

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News From, for, and about our churches

Wedding Bells Rang for Judy Vlietstra and Andy Brummel (Edgerton) on March 31; for Nancy Heemstra and David Ondersma (First) on April 23; for Evelyn Huizenga and Nathan Tamminga (Randolph) on May 1; and for Ellen Groenendale and ken Teitsma (Southeast) on May 14. Membership Changes: Edgerton welcomed Mrs. Jeanette Bleyenberg from the Reformed Church […]

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The Classics – Good or Bad? (2)

Literature Classified Literature has been classified in various ways by literary students. General classifications are classicism, Puritanism, neo-classicism, romanticism, and realism. To the student of literature these classifications have meaning and have assumed broader and more inclusive meanings because of his intimate knowledge of the many works that would be grouped under each general classification. […]

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Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election (6)

5. Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election 5. Its Exemplification Election and reprobation are plainly evident throughout the Old Testament. In the case of Abraham, who is the father of all them that believe, before God called him out of Ur, he was of an idolatrous stock which worshipped false gods. There is that heathen […]

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Why I Accepted the Editorship of Beacon Lights

Although I considered myself unprepared to perform the duties of an editor, I felt compelled to accept this position because God called me through the Federation Board. When God calls, he calls with one purpose in mind: the propagation of the glorious Gospel of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Thus, he called me to […]

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Having discussed in the last issue of Beacon Lights some of the doctrinal controversies which troubled the Christian Reformed Church in the first two decades of the 20th Century, we turn now to that controversy which interests us more particularly, i.e., the controversy concerning common grace. We have a couple of remarks to make at […]

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Our Editor Has Resigned

Due to his recent graduation from our Protestant Reformed Seminary, his announced candidacy for the ministry, and with no real idea as to where the future might bring him, Robert Decker made known his intention of resigning as editor-in-chief of Beacon Lights. Although his resignation had been anticipated and came as no surprise to the […]

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Federation Board Report

It is time once again for your Federation Board to give its annual report concerning its activities. Among our early activities was the composing of a visitation schedule, which purposed to bring together more often in Christian fellowship the young people of our various churches. We were happy to be able to add the Holland […]

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Proposed Agenda for the P.R.Y.P Convention

1) The Federation Board proposes that each delegation give its society’s choice of Bible book to study for the 1966-67 society season, and also give the grounds for this choice. 2) The Federation Board proposes that assessments for the 1965-66 society season be set at $10 per member, $6 of which shall help defray convention […]

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