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Introspection

The evolution of the institutionalized church has not only given us a fine, tra­ditional order of worship and a some­what questionable practice of budgeted church management. It has also neatly woven a distinctive societal demeanor into our way of life which, if individual­ly and collectively energized properly, proves to be a real help toward Christian […]

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Convocation – 1951

In all likelihood this June issue will find its way into the hands of our read­ers just at the time our 1951 Synod will convene in our Fourth Church. To all of us the annual Synod registers the con­clusion of one and the beginning of an­other ecclesiastical year. Every phase of our denominational church life […]

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And All His Praise Proclaim

Music has the power to stir the heart and soul of man. For centuries poets, in extolling its sweet compulsion, have dwelt on the delight of comprehending the intricacies of this universal language of mankind. Soft music soothes the tired mind. There is music which can strike fire from the heart of men and tears […]

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Crossroads

There still exists in our circles a cala­mitous underestimation of the gravity of the problem with which our churches are now contending as regards the confes­sional standards upon which our churches are grounded and in which lies the future of the true church of Christ upon this earth. Just now, without a doubt, our churches […]

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Military Mail Bag

Well, men, this month Beacon Lights gets underway a new department which will concern itself primarily with you and your interests. Right off we ought to tell you the general idea is to use this space to the best advantage in keeping you posted on things back home and to help you keep in touch […]

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Explicit Duty, Sacred Privilege

‘The Protestant Reformed Churches believe that, in obedience to the com­mand of Christ, the King of the church, to preach the blessed gospel to all crea­tures, baptizing, and teaching them to observe all things which Christ has com­manded, it is the explicit duty and sacred privilege of said churches to carry out this calling according […]

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Loyalty

In our last editorial we expressed the considered opinion that we personally viewed with alarm the apparent dis­inclination of many of our people to seriously concern themselves with the issues now under discussion by our lead­ers. We made an appeal for sound and sane thinking, for a serious approach, and a forthright treatment of each […]

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Speaking Plainly …

Whether our people, and particularly our young people, realize it or not, the awful fact is that the very foundations upon which our existence as a distinct group of churches are grounded are in great danger of being uprooted and torn apart. This is no mere platitude. Much of the material published in the most […]

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Thanksgiving

We and all our countrymen will be called upon this month to observe a day of national thanksgiving. Generally speaking, most Americans will be doing so with mingled feelings of insecurity and fear of the changing times in which we live. It is a foregone conclusion that overshadowing any superficial thankful­ness a wicked man might […]

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Trait and Trend

Trait and Trend …. Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms both the heart and the mind. Nothing great was ever accomplished without it. Enthusiasm—its presence and effect— its glowing warmth and lively zest vivid­ly marked the wonderful beginning for a successful year of society activity which was made during the […]

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