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Repent! (3)

Thus far in our discussion of the doctrine of repentance we have asked and given an answer to several questions. In our first article we asked: What is repentance? Is repentance obligatory for all men? In re­lation to that we asked the question does God confront every man who ever lived with the demand to […]

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God: Always There When We Need Him

A beige, rose colored casket stood open and to the left as we entered the room. Soft, downy puckers and a silken fluffy pillow filled in around the corpse. The mortician had done his work, too; very well, some said. But all the multi-colored flowers and all the silkiness and paint on his face could […]

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Impressions of Our Seminary

Of late there has been a special interest in our school, the Protestant Reformed Semi­nary. A new professor was installed and a new building erected and dedicated. Both were occasions of great anticipation and joy and of much prayer and thanksgiving. It has been the center of attention for our denomi­nation. And so the Beacon […]

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Old Honest of Stupidville

Four degrees south of the city of Destruction lies the town of Stupidity. It is a worse place than even that city of Destruction. It is turned more obliquely from the sun, making it darker and colder than most places. Sur­prising it was, then, to learn that Old Honest was from this town. He had […]

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Reoccurring Miracles

Pitter-patter, pitter-patter. As the gentle rain falls steadily tonight, your mind drifts off to a peaceful sleep. The white blanket of snow has left for another year and the earth once again is being refreshed and renewed by the welcomed, warm spring rain. When you awake tomorrow and step through the door you will find […]

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The Christian and Patriotism

You know, “patriotism” is an extremely relative term. Some of us feel that patriot­ism is waving “Old Glory” on the Fourth of July. Others feel it is serving in the Armed Forces or buying Federal savings bonds. Many people felt that the draft-dodgers who fled to Canada during the Viet­nam War were very un-patriotic. But […]

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Sabbath Pleasures

Editor’s Note: This article was originally given by Mr. Vink as an after-recess program in the Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Society of First Church. I trust that you will find, as I did, that although the examples are local, the concern expressed is universal. Jon Huisken “If because of the Sabbath, you turn your foot, […]

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