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A social worker was murdered, his body was cut into six parts, and his heart was eaten. Outward appearances would sug­gest that this terrible event had happened in some remote jungle of this world by savages who have had little or no contact with civilization and Christianity. But this didn’t happen in some remote jungle of this world. It happened right here in our own civilized country. Who would believe that people living in one of the greatest nations of the world could do things like this? These things happen and they are part of a widespread cult which worships Satan, the devil. This incident depicts one of the frightening aspects of Satanism.

These bizarre and frightening rituals and ceremonies are only one part of the whole movement. Mentioned alone they would not present a clear understanding of the whole Satanic movement. The different cults of Satanism are too numerous to mention because there is no defined type of Satan worship. Each cult and group of Satanists makes up their own rituals and ceremonies by which they worship the devil. As an example, we can see that many practice such rituals as cited above. In opposition to this group is a group which practices “white witch­craft.” These people work for ecology. They try to help young men who have avoided the draft. Many give their aid to youths hooked on drugs. They try to help people. These groups may outwardly appear to be doing some good, but they worship Satan and outwardly confess it. Their devilish philosophy goes something like this: “Christ said love your enemy. Christ’s enemy was Satan. Love Christ and Satan.”

There are others within the Satanism movement who feel no real spiritual calling to be there. Many people use Satanism as a front to fulfill their own earthly lusts. There are students within the cults who are involved in it in order to study the movement as they would a new revolutionary group.

Satanism takes on many forms wherever it is found throughout the world. That is why we must be aware of it and be on the lookout for it. Satanism could approach us in a form where we would not recognize it. Certain leaders claim that in the future Satanism will play host to the revolutionary groups of this country. Satanism does not necessarily have to approach us in that form. It may be disguised in order to lead us away. We should always be able to see the one mark that distinguishes all Satanic cults. They all worship Satan. With this as a guide, we will never be led away by any cult of Satanism.

The Christian is placed in many different circumstances while on this earth. Some are characterized by hardships and trials, and others are full of joy and peace. How should the Christian respond? Throughout the Bible there are numerous times where God’s people sang in response to their various circumstances. Singing in response to God’s ordering […]

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The book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon to his young adult son. Solomon’s purpose in writing Proverbs was “that the generation to come might know them [God’s wonderful works]…that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments” (Ps. 78:6–7). Throughout the book, Solomon […]

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The group of churches that John writes to in this trio of epistles had recently experienced a split because of doctrinal controversy. We do not know the exact content of the error that these false teachers were spreading, but it is apparent from John’s writing that their teaching somehow denied the truth of the incarnation—that […]

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Jael: An Example of Christian Warfare

This article was originally presented as a speech at a Protestant Reformed mini convention held at Quaker Haven Camp in August 2021. Jael lived during the era of the judges. Deborah the prophetess was the judge who served Israel at the time of Jael. During this time, the Canaanites under the rule of king Jabin […]

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Indiana Mini Convention Review 2021

One of this year’s “mini conventions” was hosted by Grace and Grandville Protestant Reformed Churches at Quaker Haven Camp. Located just over two hours away in northern Indiana, the camp was a perfect fit for the 120 kids and 15 chaperones who attended. A total of twelve different churches were represented: Byron Center, Faith, First […]

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Editorial, November 2021: Catechism Season

At the point that this edition of Beacon Lights arrives in the homes of our subscribers, most young people in the Protestant Reformed Churches will have been sitting under the catechism instruction of their pastor or elders for more than a month. If our readers are honest, that observation probably comes with a (quiet) sigh […]

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Tennessee Young People’s Retreat 2021

The 2021 Tennessee young people’s retreat was held August 9 to 13 by Providence, Hudsonville, Unity, and First (Holland) Protestant Reformed Churches. The retreat took place at Eagle Rock Retreat Center in the city of Tallassee. It was about an eleven-hour drive, give or take a bit due to stops for food and restrooms. Though […]

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