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Famine!!!

Famine!!! The very word terrifies us. It strikes fear in our souls. We’re afraid of famine because it suggests hunger and starvation. Most of those who read this article do not really know what hunger is. We have some vague notions about hunger pangs but we have never experienced the ex­cruciating pain of hunger. Our […]

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The Mild Use of God’s Name In Vain

The title of this small article could well be “Horrors” relating to the way we should feel about God’s name used loosely. God’s name is used in vain in the Church (PRC, also). It is not the boldest form but it is somewhat smoother whether in dis­appointment or surprise to exclaim Go-, Guy. or Gol. […]

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Thanks for 1974

In our lives we have already faced a few Thanksgiving Days. We, when looking back, should be able to say that each Thanksgiving Day expressed the fullest thanks we had to give. After thinking seriously of them let’s look at Thanks­giving Day 1974. Thanksgiving is telling God he is good. To appreciate everything we have. […]

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Our Youth Coordinator Writes…

When asked to write an article for Beacon Lights, I was glad, because it gives an opportunity to say something to our Young People. But the subject of our Young People and an evaluation of them scares me. What does one say about them? Where do you find reference material for such a subject? If […]

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Evening

Adapted from C. H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Meditations, the 17th of May, published by Zondervon’s, used with permission.  Editor “Thou are my servant; I have chosen thee” Is. 41:9 If we have received the grace of God in our hearts, its practical effect has been to make us God’s servants. We may be unfaithful […]

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Morning

Adapted from C. H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Meditations, the 17th of May, published by Zondervon’s, used with permission.  Editor Morning      “So to walk even as He walked”- I John 2:6 Why should Christians imitate Christ? They should do it for their own sakes. If they desire to be in a healthy state […]

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Great-Heart

God gave him largeness of heart. —I Kings 4:29. This man goes past lions, through the Valleys of Humiliation and the Shadow of death, gets victory over the slain bodies of the Giants Grim, Maul, Slay-good and Despair, to conduct safely pilgrims on their way to the City of Righteousness. He is out-fitted with the […]

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Freemasonry (2)

The last time we talked together about the Masonic Lodge, we were discussing its organizational aspects. At the conclusion of the previous article, I asked you to consider a definition of Freemasonry. It was a definition not of my making but given by one of its own adherents. I trust that you did contemplate the […]

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Creeds: Necessary?

As a youth of a denomination, we often tend to think of creeds as being rather “stuffy” or cold. Creeds are equivalent (in our minds) to the vast sea of obscurities and less understood intricacies of doctrine. When we are asked if we feel that creeds are necessary, our automatic response is a fundamental yes. […]

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Children-A Heritage of The Lord

Recently, Time magazine in its Behavior section featured an article on the declining birth rate among Americans. On six full pages there was a description of the attempts by many in this country to reach zero population growth in approxi­mately fifty years. There were stories of a non-fertility rite “which honored the non­parents of the […]

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