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Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

I am convinced that it is my duty as editor of this publication to apologize for the publication of a letter which I entitled “Deadly Poison” in the January 2002 issue of Beacon Lights which misquotes and misrepresents the views of Dr. Silversides. The misquote and misrepresentation has led the readers to believe something false […]

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Queen Elizabeth I

Jeanette is a member of Randolph Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. She wrote this paper for an 8th grade Language assignment at Faith Christian School. Queen Elizabeth I of England helped spread the Protestant religion throughout England. Though she faced many difficulties, she continued to press on. Elizabeth helped the cause of the Reformation […]

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The Fourth Man (20)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 20 In the Fiery Furnace The forbidden services of the Secessionists in Hilversum were held in the house of Gijsbert Haan. The worship service was interrupted by the mayor, the town clerk, the bailiff, and two policemen. Although all but the […]

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Rev. Steven Houck

Rev. Steven Houck, the son of Merton Hilmer Houck and Jessie Elizabeth Houck, was born on January 31, 1948. His mother’s maiden name was Line. He was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, and grew up in Cromwell, Minnesota, which is a country town about 40 miles west of Duluth, Minnesota. As he was growing up, Rev. […]

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The Reformed Witness Hour

Last summer I joined the Reformed Witness Hour Committee and became one of fourteen volunteers from five different Protestant Reformed churches to serve on the committee. This number includes our present radio minister, Rev. Haak. I thought it would be a good idea if someone from our committee would write an article on our work, […]

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Wallowing in the Mud!

Ever notice how the more you hang out with depressed and distressed people, the more you start to think that way! If someone is constantly dwelling on things, especially that which is sinful, it often becomes a natural habit for them to think that way. This is certainly not a healthy Christian way to live: […]

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One of the most interesting creatures of the lakeshore is an insect that is more of an import than a native. I am talking about the honeybee. This “hired hand” originated in Europe and has been put to work pollinating the blossoms of the fruit grown all along the lakeshore. You may wonder why we […]

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John’s Tree

Johnny found an acorn and put it in his pocket Along with other treasures—a little plastic rocket, A marble, six fat worms, and a tiny silver ring; In the pocket of his jeans he stored ‘most anything. He sorted all his treasures when it was dinnertime, Gave sister Sue the ring, and she gave him […]

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The Reformed Faith In The Netherlands

The only growing and flourishing Protestant churches in The Netherlands are the Liberated Reformed Churches. They not only buy the empty church buildings from the Synodal Reformed Churches (whose members left in droves since they associated themselves with the State Reformed Churches and the Lutherans), but they are also building many new churches themselves, all […]

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June 9, 597 A.D.

The Psalms. He loved them. He loved to sing them. Permissible or not, he had to have them for his own. He would copy them secretly. His tutor, Finian, need never know— “What is this, Columba? You copy the Scriptures for your own? Give the copy to me, Columba.” “No,” was Columba’s firm reply. He […]

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