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Genesis 50

(Continued from last issue) a) They would be in Egypt only temporarily, Canaan was their dwelling place. Jacob desired to rest in Canaan b) Even in burial, he would reside with his fathers.  This was a picture of  the abiding friendship with God and his people that even death could not sever. 3) Questions: Is […]

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Life!

High above the noble cottonwoods, spreading elms, and majestic pines hovered an ominous circle of vultures. Far below was the body of a disemboweled deer, the work of a pack of timber wolves the previous night. Soon the stench of decaying flesh ascended and permeated the air above the trees. Down spiraled the birds of […]

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Portraits of Heroes of Faith (2): Polycarp

Shortly before His death on the cross, the Lord Jesus had said: “In the world ye shall have tribulation; but fear not: I have overcome the world.” Not too many years later these words were fulfilled.  Shortly after Pentecost persecution broke out in Jerusalem with the martyrdom of Stephen and under the leadership of him […]

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Protestant Reformed Christian Instruction (3)

In order for Protestant Reformed Christian instruction to be distinctive it must be recognized by the Protestant Reformed instructor that there are at least two distinct points of view that can be held and that one of these must be correct and the other must be incorrect.  Those educators who maintain the lie are in […]

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Sport and Glory Day

Dear Editor of the Beacon Lights: It was with mixed feelings that I read the article entitled “Sport and Glory Day” by Mr. N. Dykstra in the May issue of the Beacon Lights, and I ask for a little space to reply. I was especially unhappy with the tone—it was negative and sarcastic.  It doesn’t […]

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Sunday Christians

In former years, when our parents were young people, the Young People’s Societies of the Grand Rapids area met on weekday evenings.  Gradually one after the other, these societies began holding Sunday afternoon meetings.  Since this change has taken place, we have heard many comments, some favorable and some unfavorable.  One person may say, “Isn’t […]

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The 1966 Convention

Well, the 1966 convention is fast approaching and will be here before you know it.  Have you made your plans to attend? Hopefully you’ve all heard quite a bit about it already, but through this article we hope to give a more complete and integrated picture of what you can expect August 19-22.  In its […]

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Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election (15)

Its Resistance, cont’d In our last installment we considered how the enemies of this truth rage against it and regard the proclaimers of it as downright wicked.  When such ire and epithet fall upon you for the truth’s sake, take it as an indicator that you are on the right track.  Modern election—doubters are Diabolonians […]

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Daniel

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine that he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”      Daniel 1:8   Did it ever occur to you, my youthful reader, what […]

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