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Another Antichrist

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” John 2:18 “Then if any one say unto you, Lo, her is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, […]

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George M. Ophoff (2)

At this point I must say a little bit about what prompts this series of articles which will be appearing from time to time in our Beacon Lights. The series of articles has its birth in a rather extended discussion between myself and a good friend of mine who is also a faithful member of […]

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I’ve Got it Made!

So says one who thinks he knows all the rules and has made par for the course. The rules are found in the Bible, and the course is the whole of life from birth to death. Actually, there is only One who has “parred” the course, and He has not only “birdied” it, but has […]

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Youth, Remember Thy Creator

In Ecclesiastes 12:1 we read, “Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.” Remembering our creator in the days of our youth is of vital importance and concerns each and every one […]

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The Origin of Christmas

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Christmas on December 25? Do we know for certain the date of Christ’s birth? Do you know when the customs of gift-giving, lighting of candles and erection of Christmas tree began? Although the history surrounding the origin of the Christmas festival is still very unclear, there is evidence […]

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The Reality of Christmas

Christmas is one of the most celebrated times of the year in the Christian world today. Church and world alike participate in its majestic celebration. Beginning a month before the date of celebration, the songs of Christmas begin to fill the air. The postman staggers under the ponderous burden of gift packages and greeting cards. […]

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Why Protestant Reformed?

I was asked to write an article on how we came into the Protestant Reformed Churches, and this I will try to do. I was born into the Lutheran Church, and grew to young manhood within that church. My wife was born and raised in the German Reformed Church. Although you have two different denominations […]

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You Shall Call His Name Jesus

“And you shall call his name ‘Jesus’” – Matthew 1:21 Soon it will be the time for our Christmas programs and celebrations. We will not hold “mass” as the name “Christmas” originally meant in the Romish church. We will use the word uncritically and put new wine in the old bottles; we will celebrate the […]

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