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Music and Worship

Today, as in any age, various styles of music abound. It can rightly be said that more styles exist today than ever before simply because music doesn’t necessarily die, it just gets older. It is understandable that most of the earliest forms of music are not available to us today; however, since the invention of […]

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The Holey Bucket

In your mind’s eye picture a pail of the type in which paint might be purchased. No, not just the typical one gallon paint can, but rather one that would hold five gallons. Sometimes this size pail is even called a 5-gallon pail or bucket. Next, picture a group of young men setting this pail […]

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The Riddle of a Key Issue

Mr. Bill Clinton (president of the United States) has, in the past, courted the minorities (people of color, women, etc.), the union, and special interest groups in his bid for the presidency and now has begun a relationship with the evangelicals of our day.  Mr. Clinton has called on some well-known evangelical Christian leaders to […]

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Unconditional Election

This elect number, though by nature neither better nor more deserving than others, but with them involved in one common misery, God had decreed to give to Christ, to be saved by him, and effectually to call and draw them to his communion by his Word and Spirit, to bestow upon them true faith, justification […]

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Speaking on God’s Behalf

“Suffer me a little, and I will shew you that I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.  I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.  For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.”     Job 36:2-4 The author of these […]

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The Church: A Glorious Structure

God’s work in this world is in the way which He has chosen to reveal himself, His triune nature. The father promises, the son procures, and the spirit secures the work of God. The ground of the church is the triune God. The purpose of the church is the glori­fication and enjoyment of the triune […]

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A Christmas Thought – A Great Opportunity

It’s Christmas time. A great time of the year for Christians when we celebrate Jesus’ birth. The Beacon Lights staff has a great way for you to celebrate Christmas and keep our giving in perspective. Consider with us the follow­ing: suppose that Protestant Reformed families spend an average of $200 on Christmas gifts. (While some […]

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The Holy Spirit is referred to in the Trinity as the third person.  Third to whom, we may ask?  To that question the Jews of Jesus’ day, modern Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Unitarians and Armstrongians of the Universal Church would reply, nobody!  They reject the Trinity of the Godhead.  Heated exegesis also took place during the […]

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Beliefs, Values and Norms…

As a member of the staff of this magazine, I am a part of ground level issue planning; themes, securing writers, etc.  As well, I am a contributing associate editor, and occasionally you will read my articles on these pages.  As a result of the above capacities, I have written the following article in such […]

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Satan’s Conspiracy for the Heart

Ever since Satan’s great deception in the Garden of Eden, he has been conspiring with his fallen host to deceive the whole world. Two endeavors stand as Satan’s greatest attempts to overcome God besides his attempt at Christ on the cross.  These were at Job of old, who was God’s delight, and the man, Christ […]

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