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A Jamaicany Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: I almost said, dear kids; but since I have been here in Jamaica I have seen so many young goats who really are kids that I have decided against that word when addressing you. The country roads are common pathways for the multitude of goats found here. One’s driving demands constant attention to […]

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My first teenage year was spent as an eighth grade student in the same one-room public school house where the Hope Protestant Reformed congregation assembled for their worship services on the Lord’s Day. Our family had been members of this small rural church from its origin during the 1924 “common grace controversy”. Throughout the years […]

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My Brother’s Keeper

The incident in Scripture around which the subject of my article centers is God’s coming and asking Cain “Where is Able thy brother?” You will recall Cain answered the Lord with a question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Mind you, he had just killed his brother in cold blood and had the audacity to answer […]

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Our Always Faithful God

The editor asked me to write a short article for Beacon Lights. The only thing in that request that appealed to me at all was the word short. I would not want it any other way. He further explained that it would have to be in connection with the 50th anniversary of our Protestant Reformed […]

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Standfast

“Stand fast in the faith” – I Cor. 16:13 How do you do that – stand fast in the faith? You begin, as did this man, by taking a much simpler stance, on your knees. But he was no longer a neophyte when discovered in such a position. Near the end of his journey, being […]

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That Basic Personal Commitment

“…and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” –  I Timothy 6:12b It is many centuries ago now that the young man, whose mother was a Jewess and whose father was a Greek, made a good profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Paul and Silas were possibly present too when this promising young man stood […]

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Why Not Man?

For a moment, allow yourself to objectively observe man. Notice how marvelous man and his world are. If you cannot see man’s superiority – just take a look at all of his achievements. He has found cures for nearly all of the world’s most fatal diseases. He has invented many machines that make life for […]

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The Right to be Dependent

As growing and maturing Christian young people, we want to be more and more independent. That is good. That is part of growing up. Yet in the process of maturing and seeking independence we must be careful that we keep a proper spiritual perspective. Really, you know, we never become independent in the absolute sense […]

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The Soul Gymnasium

Today much emphasis is placed on our physical bodies. We are taught in Phys. Ed classes that our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. The basis fort his is found in I Cor. 6:19, “What, know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which […]

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