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Why Study the History of the Church?

Christian instruction has a distinct and most unique contribution to make. It is intended to be one of the means whereby the people of God can instruct the seed of the covenant. In order to accomplish the task of covenant education, the seed of the Church must be thoroughly instructed in the history of the […]

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Any Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: I was musing the other day, as old (I can remember when we used to spend an evening looking at stereopic views through a stereoscope made of solid walnut, with extra large lens, which sold for 60 cents at Sears) men often do about the long-ago-past. Way back when I was a teenager […]

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50th Anniversary

50 years! 50 years, why that’s older than some of our parents. 50 years! What a blessing! What a multitude of blessings! 50 years! How faithful! A totally unmerited faithfulness. God has certainly been faithful to us who are entirely, totally depraved. Of ourselves, rotten to the core and yet so proud as if we […]

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Christian Psychology Conflict (2)

Christian psychology is the study of man’s soul and how it stands in relationship to God. This study was the cause of heresy and conflict within the medieval churches. The dogmas developed in this field at that time had their origins basically in either Greek philosophy or theology. These positions were antithetical, yet attempts to […]

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Deism and Movies – Are You a Deist?

What is a Deist? Deism is a theory of Man. It says that God is outside of creation. Their God just winds up creation like a clock and lets it go all by itself. He created the world, gave it its power and laws and then left and let it run by itself. A good […]

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Explanation of Emblem

The above emblem has been adopted by both the Steering Committee of the 1975 Young People’s Convention and the Beacon Lights. Its purpose is to remind us of the rich heritage which is ours through Christ. Just as the circle above has neither beginning nor end, so has the eternal and unchangeable faithfulness of God […]

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Our Prayer Aloud

Many of us find difficulty in praying aloud in a group. We may be at school, a church meeting, or at the dinner table when we are called upon to give thanks. Often, an immediate reaction is one of consternation. What should I say? What will others think of me because of my prayer? Will […]

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Some Have Not the Right to Believe

It is commonly acknowledged that some persons who come under the preaching of the word do not have the ability to believe. We confess, and I would hope that others do so too, that unless God first prepare one’s heart to believe he cannot and will not believe in the name of Jesus; unless God […]

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The Time Around 1924

I was requested by the Beacon Lights staff to express some of my impressions as a youth on the common grace controversy in the Christian Reformed Churches in the year 1924. With this request, I hereby comply. So then I must go back fifty years and in mind am again a youth. Fifty years ago! […]

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