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Another Look at War

“Love, Not War” is a modern motto reflecting a present day philosophy. It seems to offer an alternative to war, that alternative being “love.” Of course, it has never been that simple, as though man by his own free will could just as well push the “love” button as that other button men are afraid […]

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Strengthened in the Way of Prayer

In recent issues of our Beacon Lights, in sermons and in lectures the rapid development of sin and corruption in the world and in the church has been pointed out to us. We were admonished not to be caught up in this rush to destruction, but to stand steadfast in faith. Certainly this is the […]

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Daring to Be a Daniel Today

Many years ago during the captivity of Judah there lived a man named Daniel. The daringness of him is shown in two parts of the book of Daniel. First when he was still a young man. As we know the Jews were forbidden to eat certain foods. As a good Jew he refused these foods. […]

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Portraits of the Church Fathers (3) – Origen

It has been some time now since our last “portrait” appeared in Beacon Lights. For those interested the last article appeared in the June-July, 1966 issue. In that article we drew a picture of Polycarp a martyr for the faith. It was our intention in discussing his life to point out that the Church, during […]

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Unknown

As reported in the Grand Rapids Press, Dr. Henry Holstege, professor of sociology at Calvin College, told the fall assembly of the Grand Rapids Council of Churches that we could expect a racial war within the next five years if conditions do not change. He cited several reasons for this, among them the constant discrimination […]

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An Eleventh Commandment

I once heard a certain news commentator suggest what he considered an appropriate “eleventh” commandment: “Thou shalt not get caught.” This “command,” he believed, was one which was appropriate to the spirit of this age. I have since thought much of that. He was correct. In our day, more than ever before, it seems that […]

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Teaching the Sciences (1)

“I Believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.” A good motto to be placed in large letters so that each one may read it as he enters the science laboratory or the science classroom of the Christian School is this first article of faith in the Apostolic Confession. Too often this […]

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Romans 2

INTRODUCTION In Romans Paul is treating the relationship between the Jews and the Gentiles who were dwelling together within the sphere of the early church. In the first chapter of this epistle, he has described the repulsiveness of the sins which were to be found among the heathen Gentiles. He realizes, however, that this may […]

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