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The Family

In the Bible the family was estab­lished soon. Adam needed a helpmeet, so God created woman, and out of this union came children, thus completing the family unit. Down through the centuries it has survived as the most stable, enduring, and universal of cultural forms. According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, the family is defined as “a […]

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Praise Ye the Lord

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” This is a very popular cliché. Think about it young people. What do you plan to do today? Start the rest of your life by opening your eyes and seeing (I mean really seeing) the glorious world you live in. This world was originally […]

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Personal Witness in Our Daily Lives

We must be witnesses. Immediately we think of the many modern missionary calls to stand on the street corner or to go from house to house knocking on doors and handing out tracts. But such is not the thrust of this article. I was asked to write an article dealing with the personal witness in […]

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Our Membership in the Church

God has given to us His perspicuous or transparent Word of revelation. Ac­cording to the dictates of this clear infallible Word, we must worship God. Therefore, the question: Have you ever given account before the face of God for your present church membership? Some persons in the church never even consider this question. Others, when […]

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George M. Ophoff (14)

Those of our readers who are acquainted with the history of our denomination will know that, although the Synod of 1924 adopted the three points of common grace, this Synod did not pass a motion which would require the discipline of those who opposed the doctrine. In fact, the Synod specifically rejected a motion to […]

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A Note from Houston

I am writing this article to tell the readers of the Beacon Lights of how great a gift God has given us here in the Houston area. Our small Protestant Reformed mis­sionary group has a great many things to be thankful to Jehovah for. First, we are thankful for the pure preaching of the Gospel […]

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A Familial-Y Pistle To My Grandchildren

Dear Sis and Bub: It has been a long time since I wrote to you, so there is no better time than right now—a blustery winter evening, too cold and snowy to go to the mall with Gram. Money saving weather besides. It seems that since I retired from my job I have been busier […]

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