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The Power of Darkness

You cannot see them. They give off no peculiar smell to reveal their presence or nearness. They come and go without as much as a whisper of sound. They enter you with no taste to betray them. And you cannot seize one with your hand to bring to a neighbor or friend to prove that […]

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The Christian and the Truth

Truth is an essential attribute of God. It is an aspect or facet of the divine nature. God is the God of truth. Deut. 32:4. The name “God of truth’’ expresses ownership or the possession of a possessor, as in “Lord of heaven and earth’’ (Matt. 11:25). See also Gen. 14:19, 22. God possesses all […]

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Offenses

Because this editorial is a continuation of David Harbach’s Editorial in the June/July, 1982 issue of Beacon Lights, it might be helpful to read that article once again.   We will now take a close look at the quotes mentioned in the last input of “Offenses.” Then we will look at the meaning of Matthew […]

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How to be Humble

We live in a day of easy “how to’s”: how to do this and how to do that. But we often find that the things that are presented as easy either are not, or that they are not worth doing. Nothing good comes easy. Satan’s lie is always — the easy way or short cuts. […]

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Heroes of What?

It wasn’t too long ago that I came across an article which spoke of a survey taken by the World Almanac and Book of Facts which dealt with the subject of heroes and today’s young people. This survey polled 2000 eighth grade American students to learn which persons they most admired and would most want […]

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Freeborn Sons of Sarah

“An Exposition of Galatians”, Rev. Geo. C. Lubbers, River Bend Publications, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1982, This valuable commentary is written for the young people of the church, its ministers, seminarians, for adult members of Bible classes and, indeed, for “any who love to learn the truth in Jesus.’’ The reviewer also especially recommends it to […]

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Fearing the Lord

‘‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…. ” Ps. 111:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” That is a text most of us have learned and repeated ever since we were “knee-high to a grasshopper.’’ We’ve heard it at home, we’ve learned it in Sunday School and grade […]

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An Unashamed Workman Before God

 ‘‘Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15 Preaching and teaching the Gospel of the Cross is a very important task. The Gospel is really something committed to the “trust” of the Church of God in the world. And […]

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