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George M. Ophoff (1)

The history of the church of Jesus Christ on earth is the history of particular men. This is not because the church belongs to men, or, less yet, because the affairs of the church are in the hands and under the control of men. Christ is the head of His church. From His position in […]

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Joy Now, or Forever?

One of the popular musicals from some years back has an often-repeated line which goes as follows: If you have leisure, follow pleasure; Let not an hour of joy pass by. This was the advice given in the musical to the young man of the world. The language of today puts this philosophy more briefly […]

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Martyrs of Antiquity

Hebrews 11 is a biography of the saints of old. Men and women gave up the treasures of this life for that which was not yet seen. By faith these saints of the Old Testament lived, suffering afflictions with the people of God, rather than enjoying the pleasures of sin for a season. (verse 25) […]

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To the Committee of Our Field Day

Young People, read this article of an old person who attended the 50th anniversary celebration. Take to heart what the experience of an older person is saying. Grow! Prepare! – Editor Some memories left an unforgettable impression upon me. I would like to reflect once more upon our celebration as a denomination of our fiftieth […]

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Young People in the Church

What place do we as young people have in the church? Have you ever though about this question? Have you ever come to a conclusion? Do we as young people just tail along with our parents to church, because they make us or because it is traditional, because ever since we were young we were […]

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Working Mothers

The Beacon Lights’ staff asked me for a mother’s answer to the question: “Should mothers work outside the home?” Having abandoned two previous attempts, I’ll try this one last time to answer in such a way as to bring out the principle. I can’t, you can’t, no one can legislate things that pertain to a […]

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Mommy’s at Work

My name is Marcy, and tomorrow I am going to be six years old I asked my Daddy if I had to go to school, even on my birthday. You probably know what he said – “You can’t ever skip school, Marcy, unless you are sick.” Oh, well, I guess it doesn’t matter anyway, because […]

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