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The 1981 Convention

I was asked by the Beacon Lights staff to give the readers my impressions of the past convention. Evidently they felt that I as the retiring spiritual advisor of the Federation Board and as a minister of one of the host societies would be able to give you the inside scoop from a minister’s point […]

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Signs in the World

As a boy I recall that from time to time my pastors: H. Hoeksema and C. Hanko would preach on the last things. They would preach about the signs of Christ’s coming and about the Antichrist and the persecution during the great tribulation. And I was frightened by it all. Rev. Hoeksema used to say […]

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Signs in the Church

Let me begin by saying that I appreciate the choice of the theme – Signs of the Time. This shows that you as Young People are aware of the dreadful evil of our times, and that you take the nearness of Christ’s coming seriously. That is a good sign. Especially, I appreciate the topic assigned […]

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Purpose or Calling

The passage that I want to call your attention to is found in Luke 21:34-36. “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them […]

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Personal Impressions

At the 41st annual Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention, during which mine was the blessed opportunity to participate as a chaperone with my wife and friends, I was asked to share some of my personal impressions of the week’s activities with the readers of Beacon Lights. These impressions are from one who has most fond […]

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Attitude and Preparation

Delegates to the PRYP’s 1981 Convention, Beloved Young People and Friends:   First of all, we wish to express our deep appreciation for having been chosen to be one of the speakers to this convention. This honor we have enjoyed several times before when we were in the active ministry. But we want you to […]

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