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A Christian Perspective on Play and Sports (1)

This is the first of a four-article series. The full title which the author gave to his articles was: “On Developing and Implementing a Christian Perspective on Play and Sports.” We hope you will follow this series in subsequent issues of the Beacon Lights. Introduction Picture with me the following highlights from a basketball game […]

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Watching Daily at My Gates

February 1 Young people, one of the areas in your life in which you must take care is who you take as your friends. The friends which you surround yourself with now can have serious impact on the rest of your life. If you seek after worldly pleasures you will find yourself associating with unbelievers. […]

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Who is Wise?

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7   Tim tried to steer his sled to the left and then to the right, but finally he slid completely out of control. Snow and ice bit into his face as his ride abruptly ended in a bush at […]

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Thy Word My Lamp

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105   The figure that is used here suggests a dense, black darkness, a path through the darkness that leads to heaven, a lamp or a lantern, and a person who is walking in the light of the lantern to […]

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The “Marrow Men” and the Gospel Offer

The Marrow Controversy sprang up as wild fire in the Scottish Presbyterian Church in 1718 through the re-publishing of a book called “The Marrow of Modern Divinity.” It was originally published in England in 1646, and was written (most probably) by a Gloucestershire scholar and gentleman called Edward Fisher. The book was really a compilation […]

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The Antithesis

Here is a diagram of the antithesis. What is the antithesis? It means that for each child of God, the Word of God supplies a rule of life that separates the Chris­tian from the ungodly. Each Christian is called to live this life of antithesis, life of distinction. Everything that you say must iden­tify you […]

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Proverbs for Christian Teens

Young Christians, you are in a tumultuous stage of your life. You are growing up, maturing, and taking on greater responsibilities. In this time of your life it is appropriate to pay attention to some of the proverbs in the Bible that speak to your situation. As you become older it becomes clear that your […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am concerned that Nathan Brummel fails to grasp the significance of the vague language that he used in his article “What Must You Do To Be Saved?” (Oct. 1994 Beacon Lights). I had thought that upon reflection he would see that his explana­tion of Acts 16:30ff not only leaves open the possi­bility […]

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Antithetical Walk

My neighbor and I set out one day To travel the road of life. The path was wide and beautiful— Sunshine and gladness were rife. Onward we journeyed, then saw on our path An old man, tired and ill, Unable to gather strength to get To the inn at the crest of the hill. My […]

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A Dad’s Love

Our footsteps echoed quietly through the waiting room and on to the elevator. There was no need to ask for directions; we had gone this way many times before. The sights and sounds were all too familiar. The elevator car­ried us up to the 6th floor and we quickly found Dad’s room. The antiseptic odors […]

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