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Young Calvinist Readers and Librarians (1)

Are you readers, young people? Do you have your own personal library (collection of books)? Do you take an interest in and use the library that may be in your church? Young Calvinists should be readers and librarians, don’t you think? The Federation of Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies recently started a new “test” organization […]

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World Mission

There is one major reason for the writing of this article. The return of Christ and the end of this age depend on the fulfilment of the great commission. Christ stated in Matthew 24:14 that before his public return on the clouds, the gospel must be preached to all nations. We know from Matthew 28:18–20 […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

February 11 Read Joel 1 The occasion of Joel’s prophecy is not certain. It is possible that it was a prophecy to Judah after Israel’s captivity. In this first chapter he tells the people to observe the destruction caused by locusts and other insects. This destruction has affected much in the land, including the ability […]

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The Company of the White Horse

They are one of many small military units like them positioned around the earth, and like most of them, they number fewer than 350 strong.  Youthful, energetic, and eager, most of them were already brought by their dedicated parents to training centers at the early age of about five or six years old. The purpose […]

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Strangers and Sojourners – Two Roads, Two Gates

In the May, 2013 issue of Beacon Lights, I began a series of editorials entitled Strangers and Sojourners. That initial article laid the groundwork by defining these biblical terms and describing what strangers and sojourners look like from a spiritual viewpoint. We saw that being strangers and sojourners involves a starting point, a trip, and […]

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Stock Market

Dear Schuyler, While most conservative Christians see a problem with gambling, many of these same people are comfortable with investing money in the stock market, bonds or other securities as a means to earn income.  Easy electronic access to these investments means that people can easily buy and sell stocks at the click of button […]

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Myanmar

Myanmar is located in Asia, roughly between Singapore and India, about halfway around the world. The climate is a lot like Singapore’s—hot and humid. There is no winter and summer, only the rainy and dry seasons. The population is 55 million people, almost 2½ times larger than that of Australia. This is ironic, because we […]

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Grace

He giveth hope when it seems like hope is nothing, but a four letter word. He giveth peace to a troubled heart when the heart has no where else to turn. He giveth patience when nothing seems to be going right. He giveth grace when trials seem to keep coming your way. He giveth grace […]

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Editor’s Notes

Beacon Lights is undergoing some changes both visibly and behind the scenes. The major and most apparent change is that we are changing business managers. The position of business manager is key to the publication of the magazine. Perhaps a better word would be “indispensable.” The business manager is an essential member of the publication […]

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Caring For Those With Disabilities

Once you are in high school, you begin to think about what you want to do after graduation.  I always thought I would get married and have children.  I had no interest in continuing my education, and I did not want to write another paper or do homework again in my life.  I started to […]

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