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Assurance: Acquired and Proved

The identity of the elect is laid out for us in the words, “being confident of this very thing, that He who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6). Here is clearly distinguished the regenerated elect from mere professing religionists, who have a name […]

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Principles for Teaching Bible

Several months have passed since I wrote my last article in the series which currently deals with a philosophy of education. In the article which appeared in the May issue of Beacon Lights I was writing about the curriculum and stated that I intended to begin a series of articles which dealt particularly with the […]

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Bishop Pike: Ham, Heretic, or Hero?

Bishop Pike: Ham, Heretic or Hero? By Frederick Morris. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is a strange book as the author pretends to critically analyze a notorious heretic, yet it is our studied opinion that he merely is seeking to proliferate his own notions of the proper method of […]

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Romans 1 (2)

Romans 1:26-32   V.  Verses 26-27. A.  The connection. 1.   In this verse Paul refers again to the judicial ground for the “gave them up” of verse 24 — see explanation of this expression. 2.   In verse 24 he had written in general of the corruption in which the Lord had “given them up” through […]

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A Wonderful Season

It is a wonderful season! Fall is here and once more we have begun our studies. We have begun our school work receiving our instruction in grade schools, in high schools, or in colleges. Also, the most important part of instruction has resumed. Catechism classes have started. This season of study is wonderful for God’s […]

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Soli Deo Gloria – The Idea

This speech was given by Rev. G. Vanden Berg at the Mass Meeting of Aug. 18, 1967, of the Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention held in Hull, Iowa.   Delegates, visitors and friends: I am very grateful to you, for more than one reason, for the privilege and opportunity of addressing you at your twenty-seventh […]

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Honoring God’s Name

“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” These words, which are read to us from the pulpit every Sunday, often tend to become a mere formality, so often repeated that, to many of us, they become customary, dull, and uninteresting. This is sadly borne out by the fact that […]

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Unknown

Bishop James A. Pike, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, whose recent “God is dead” theory created a furor in the ecclesiastical world, is in the news once again. September 3, while on Canadian television, he took part in a seance, a spiritualist meeting, in which he talked with his dead son, who […]

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Enthusiasm

“Were not our hearts burning within us”… Luke 24:32           The time has again come upon us that we study, in a formal sense, the Holy Scriptures in your Young People’s Society meetings. Truly, this is a wonderful time of the year for us as golden autumn fades into bleak November, and the long wintry cozy […]

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The Basis of Christian Unity

The Basis of Christian Unity: An Exposition of John 17 and Ephesians 4 by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. As everyone has noticed there are great social pressures for church unity today. The emphasis is on fellowship from an external point of view with no regard for […]

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