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What’s Wrong with Rock? (1) Term and Origin

In our introduction to the subject of rock music in the April issue of the Beacon Lights, we mentioned that rock ‘n’ roll was born out of the union of black and white popular music: rhythm and blues – the predominant influence – and country and pop. In this article, we hope to explore this […]

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The Righteous Scarcely Saved

Young people, I know from experience that if there is one thing which you have learned during your years of Catechism instruction in the Protestant Reformed Churches, it is the truth that salvation is a work of God alone without any ability or effort on the part of those who are saved. Even those from […]

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The Christian in Sodom

“. . . and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom . . .” (Genesis 19: 1). We, today, live in Sodom and Egypt. The world has become that. In one sense, the world always was that. So, we all live in Sodom. We are in Sodom, but not of it. There Lot sat in […]

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Imperfect Mothers – Perfect Children

When I was a child, I had the opinion that my mother had to be the mother with the most faults of any mother in the world. I could have made a long list of grievances against her: She didn’t allow me to do this thing and that thing and twenty-four other things that my […]

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I Worked in the Garden Today….

I worked in the garden today, raking and picking up leaves, Digging out weeds, scraping up stones that shouldn’t be there. I found violet leaves, half curled, in cluster- lily-of-the-valley, too, Bravely sticking up slender tongues through soil made newly bare. Twigs and branches that a few weeks ago were brittle and scabby brown, Were […]

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Focus on Christian Women

The woman today has typically become an ugly spectacle. Under the banners of “liberation” and “equality”, she has bound herself with shackles of unfemininity and of Godless rebellion. She has lost all true perspective of God, of His order for the home and society, and of herself. We Christian women are not immune to this […]

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A Quer-y Pistle to My Grandchildren

Have you ever heard God speak? Have you ever seen God’s speech? Would you like to recognize the speech of God when you hear or see it? Let’s start with man’s speech. When God created man, He gave him a marvelous gift, the gift of intelligent speech. Through that gift Adam was able to express […]

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