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Wonderful Resurrection

There have been many events in the history of this world that are important and significant. Not everybody comes from a Christian perspective, so some might say that the most important events in history are the two world wars or perhaps the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This is not the case, however, when […]

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Why Am I In The Protestant Reformed Churches?

God in eternity has chosen those whom he in his divine wisdom both loves and hates—the elect and the reprobate. Since earliest history, God has shown the distinction between these two groups. He has promised that he will bless the elect and preserve them, and also that he will curse the reprobate and bring them […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

April 11 Read Judges 18 Sometimes something that seems to be so right is so wrong. Yes, Israel was to capture Canaan and to destroy the inhabitants in it. That is what the children of Dan did. That sounds good, doesn’t it? Don’t overlook their sin of idolatry. By taking the priest who was not […]

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As Noah watched people depart from the church in apostasy and the old pillars of faith, Methuselah and Lamech, grow older while the youth flocked to the thrills of the ungodly world, God looked upon Noah in Christ with singular delight. Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah because God had chosen him from […]

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Thanks John, Welcome Mark

How do we begin to thank someone like John Huizenga? John’s first article for Beacon Lights was published in the August/September issue of 1990. John became editor-in-chief in April of 1996. Along with editing incoming material, John has made over 150 writing contributions himself, not including the devotional writing he has done. In thanking John, […]

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In Faithfulness

I want to start off my story with a passage that has meant so much to me throughout my journey. My title is also taken from this passage. It was what I had to remind myself of constantly—these afflictions were given to me, my family, and the church in God’s faithfulness to us. “I know, […]

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God’s Mirror

To parents and loved ones For many, your eyes may have just been opened to the complex world of ED. I hope that this helps you understand and have insight not just to the facts but the thoughts and sickness of one struggling. I know that insight into facts and causes doesn’t make a loved […]

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Forgiven

“If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared” (Psalm 130:3–4). In Psalm 130, the psalmist finds himself in a hopeless situation. We are not told who the writer of this psalm is, but he has sunk into the depths of trouble […]

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Deep Simplicities – Thy Sins Are Forgiven Thee

In the next few editorials we are going to take a look at some simple things, which, when you actually stop and take a few moments to think about, you realize how deep they really are, and how important they are to us as Christian young people. We will take into account words of God […]

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