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“–Yet So–“

Frederick III, the Pious, elector of the- province called the Palatinate in the Ger­many of the 10th century established the Reformed faith and not the Lutheran or the Roman Catholic faith. In his concern for the development of the faith which had been delivered to the saints through Scrip­tures and by the true development of […]

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Some Thoughts on the Aftermath of Peace

Part I Did you have a brother, a husband, a very close friend or if you are a parent did you have a son who spent time in the service of Vietnam during the past 10 years of the United States’ involvement in the conflict? Did they come back safely? Did you pray many times […]

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So You Want to Go to College

That is a good thing — wanting to go to college. Education has always had a high place in the value system of the Christian and that high place ought to be maintained. The 16th century reformers — both Luther and Calvin — speak highly of education. (Cf. Rev. D. Engelsma’s excellent series of articles […]

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Our Call to Witness

The third part of our Heidelberg Cate­chism speaks about our gratitude to God for our great salvation. This gratitude is expressed by our good works. These serve a dual purpose: that each person may be assured of his own faith and that by our godly conversation (good works) others may be gained to Christ. We […]

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Kindness is Hard to Come By

One of the most common failings of all of us is the inability to apologize when we have done an unkind thing, or said an unkind word. Often, we are so choked up with shame for the thing we have done or said that the easiest opportunity to apol­ogize passes us by. As time goes […]

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Key ’73 – The Key to 1973?

“Key ’73” — Catching name for a reli­gious program, isn’t it? The year 1973 is to be a key, a key to be used to unlock the love of God within the church and cause it to overflow and envelope all people in North America. 1973 is to be the great and memorable year of […]

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In What State is Our Union?

I talked with the Beacon Lights staff, that is with the usual faithful 33%; I left concerned. I went to the South East Singspiration and sang with the faithful few; I left troubled. What to do? At least this: imitate the political higher-up and, instead of a “State of the Union” address, deliver a non-conventional […]

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