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Watching Daily at My Gates

September 1             Deuteronomy 6:1-7                For most of us, school has or will begin soon. Because of the covenant all of God’s people have a responsibility to see that the covenant seed are instructed according to God’s Word and law. As parents and grandparents we must teach God’s Word to our children. That is […]

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Those True Disciples of Christ

From a physical point of view, Young People, the human race is divided into many different kinds of people and kingdoms. But from a spiritual point of view, the whole human race is divided into only two kingdoms, in which each has only one kind of people in it. The Kingdom of Heaven has citizens […]

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The “Re-Baptizers”

It is important that we remember the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. When we do so, not only is it important for us to consider the Reformers and their work, but we also need to be reminded of the great and seemingly unconquerable enemies of the Reformers. It is our purpose in this article […]

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The Planted Seed Preserved

Our Lord Jesus Christ, during His ministry, taught through many parables, signs and wonders. In the parable of Matthew 13:24-30, Jesus tells us of the farmer that went and planted wheat seed in clean ground. While the farmer was away from the field, an enemy came and sowed tares in the same field. The farmer […]

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Saved Without a Doubt: How to Be Sure of Your Salvation

Saved Without a Doubt: How to Be Sure of Your Salvation by John Jr. MacArthur, Wheaton: Victor Books, 1992…187 pp.   Confidence in God’s promise – This is the theme of John MacArthur’s book Saved Without a Doubt. To provide a secure salvation, “the Father’s sovereign decree, the Son’s intercessory ministry, and the Spirit’s seal” […]

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Narrow-Minded

The time spent in catechism is for instruction concerning the Reformed faith. All those years studying the faith help catechumens see how to apply instruction toward a holier walk. Doctrine and life always go hand in hand. But what if someone questions your faith and asks, “How can you believe in the doctrines of total […]

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Chicken Feed

The sky was blue and the air felt crisp and clean. What a beautiful day to spend in the country! Uncle Ned and Aunt Jo had invited their nephew and niece, Jason and Julie, to their farm for the day. Jason began his stay by helping Uncle Ned in the barn, while Julie helped Aunt […]

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Be Still and Know That I Am God

Contentment can mean different things to different people. According to Webster, contentment means “happy enough with what one has or is; satisfied.” Many people of the world are content with what they have and what they are. They are satisfied with their jobs, their families, their houses, etc. But when life does not bring them […]

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An Editorial Comment on “Erasmus of Rotterdam”

I am writing in response to the article which was printed in the August 1994 issue of the Beacon Lights titled “Erasmus of Rotterdam.” I do not agree with what the author of that article wrote concerning Erasmus. For that reason, I have several comments to make concerning this article and some questions for the […]

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