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The Secret

Shall we keep it….? Shall we reveal it? Now that we, the U.S., Great Britain and Canada, have the secret of the Atomic Bomb, know of its great destructive power, know too that within a few years other countries will discover the formula, and having in mind the objective to keep the Atomic Bomb from […]

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Steadfastness and Youth

The fifth Annual Young People’s Convention is now a thing of the past but the pleasant memories retained by all who attended shall never be lost from sight. Again it was the privilege of this convention to be convoked by the inspirational message of one whom the President of our Federation properly introduced as a […]

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Steadfastness and Truth

“They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented”. . . . – Hebrews 11:37. “That is the penalty for being steadfast!” It is not true that if you run well the galleries will resound with applause. The reward […]

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Steadfastness in the World

It was a well-executed move on the part of the host society, South Holland, that they invited one of their former pastors, a man who had played a part in setting the convention machinery for 1945 in motion as he himself remarked by way of introduction, to assume the role of after-dinner speaker on the […]

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Reconversion Jitters

With startling suddenness the warfare which affected the whole world has come to an end. And as rapidly as possible the restrictions under which we have lived for the past few years are being lifted. And for those who had loved ones engaged in that awful business of death and destruction there is a sigh […]

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Largest of Terrestrial Animals

Centuries ago, one of the ancient generals–Hannibal–used a large number of elephants while invading Italy. Imagine the great consternation of the small Italian (Roman) soldier when faced by such a large lumbering creature carrying three or four fully armed soldiers in a small tower-like enclosure on its back! The elephant’s heavy leathery skin formed a […]

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Convention Impressions

Janet Wassink – Oskaloosa, Iowa: Our Fifth Federation Convention is over. How eagerly we looked forward to it all summer! And our anticipation was well rewarded, for we certainly enjoyed those few days of Christian fellowship with our fellow members from the various societies. I think it was a fine convention and I enjoyed every […]

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Convention Reports

HOW WE DID IT! The Young People’s Federation Convention of 1945 is now a thing of the past, but not to be forgotten. It was indeed an honor and a privilege to serve you as the Host Committee and Host Society to our Fifth Annual Convention. We, as committee, started meeting shortly after the 1944 […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Dear Fellows: Now the war is over, and correspondence with friends and relatives in Europe is re-established, more and more reliable accounts by eyewitnesses reach us about the atrocities committed by the Nazis upon the people of the occupied countries. They wantonly robbed the people of virtually everything they had, leaving them starving and almost […]

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Early Church History

This new department in Beacon Lights for which we have been asked to write was advertised in last month’s issue as “Early Church History”. We intend to keep that title and see no objection in it if we only bear in mind that this department will deal with the early church history of the new […]

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