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The Wonder of It All

The fiery sun sets its film of light Breaking through the feathery clouds, Waking the grand, lofty pine, Which stands in dedication and wisdom.   Deeply scented are the many miles of forest Which shelter all its mysteries within, And in its heart a new life is born As a tiny fawn breathes the mellowed […]

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The Search for Life

In this year’s January issue of National Geographic there appeared the following title, “The Search for Life.” The article dealt with the search for life on the planet Mars by the two Viking landers. Complex and intricate scientific experiments were carried out by the landers to determine if any life similar to that found on […]

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Reading Maketh a Full Man

Lying near the edge of my desk is a pile of thirty-seven church history tests covering such errors as Socinianism, Unitarianism, Modernism, and Method­ism. Had I not taken time to read last night and this morning the stack of papers would be graded and would be filed away so that they could be returned to […]

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George M. Ophoff (16)

With this article, Prof. Hanko concludes his series on the life and ministry of Rev. George M. Ophoff. In the last several issues of Beacon Lights we discussed the proceedings of Classis Grand Rapids West which led to the deposition of Rev. Ophoff and his Consistory. We do not intend to deal extensively with the […]

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Pentecost

Pentecost is the crowning day of the Church of Jesus Christ. Without it, Christmas and Easter would seem but hollow victories for the Church. I say this not to minimize their value, for undoubt­edly they are indispensable to our salvation, yet without Pentecost they are meaningless to the Church. They are as the flower that […]

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Christian Education

As a student in the ninth grade, I have not yet learned all the benefits of a Protestant Reformed education. However, there are a few that my teachers have taught me and that occur to me upon reflection. School is one of the spheres of instruction. Among all the spheres there is one unifying factor—the […]

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Christian Education

Protestant Reformed education has meant a lot to me, for many reasons. First of all, my classmates are Christians. God’s Word teaches us to seek those who love the Lord. One can usually judge us by our friends. In a Christian school, we have friends who trust the Lord. Friends who do not cheat or […]

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Christian Education

There is quite a difference between a school with ten classrooms, kitchen, auditorium, library, art classroom, and faculty lounge and a school with two classrooms and utility room. These are the two schools that I attended. The latter is the Redlands Hope Christian School, which opened in 1975. From these two schools, we have received […]

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Christian Education

I have spent ten yean in Adams Street Christian School. From kinder­garten on I was taught in the ways of the Lord. Besides math, spelling, and many other subjects, I learned how to get along with children my own age and was taught respect for teachers and those in author­ity. Every morning I was taught […]

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