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Schuiler Writes

“Many young men now days are being drafted into the armed forces. The plans of marriage were being arranged for the near future. In your opinion, should it be carried through, or should they wait until after he is discharged, and why? A Reader”   That is indeed a very vital and important question which […]

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Tobacco

The following letter addressed to the Editor, Mr. S. De Young was referred to me for an answer. The letter reads as follows: “Dear Editor: We have often discussed the use of tobacco. The ones that do not favor its use usually give the reasons that it is not healthful, and that it is sinful. […]

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Drama

A reader asks: “Should a Christian take part in dramatics; and is it proper for our Christian High Schools to sponsor Class Plays?”   To my mind this is a very important and timely question. Dramatics are playing an ever increasing part in many of our Christian programs, not only of the young people, but […]

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Schuiler Writes

Is it proper to teach reformed doctrine in our Christian schools? In the May issue of Beacon Lights I answered a question submitted by Miss Diane Brummel, of the Esther Society of Fuller Ave. congregation, as to the place women have in our Protestant Reformed Mission work. In submitting this question she informed me that […]

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Women in Missions

Dear Schuiler, Will you please explain in the Beacon Lights what place women have in our Protestant Reformed Missionary work? I have been pondering this question for quite a while, and our Esther Society in Fuller Ave. Church has also discussed it. We especially discussed the fact that the Bible tells us that men are […]

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Are Underground Movements Justifiable?

Dear Schuller:- “Is it principally wrong to join the underground in case an invading foe conquers your home country? If we join are we not disobeying Gods commandment to obey those who are placed in authority over us?” —A Reader. * * * * * This question has stirred up considerable discussion in the Netherlands […]

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Television

A question that is often asked in our day is whether or not we should have Television in our homes. This question is asked from various points of view, not only by those who fear God, and seek to keep themselves unspotted from the world, but it is also asked by unbelievers who are not […]

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Sex and Marriage

Question: “Is it the duty of God-fearing parents to instruct their adolescent children with a view to their sexual life, and marriage?” Reply: Although I am not in agreement with the particular formulation of this question, my answer is positively in the affirmative. It is indeed the duty and calling of covenant parents to instruct […]

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True Church

Chatham, May 24, 1951 Dear “Schuiler”: In Beacon Lights, the May issue for 1951, we read your answer, given to a daughter of the church, regarding the question, if it is right for a Protestant Reformed Serviceman to partake of Com­munion outside of the True Church, such as Army Chapels. A member of our society […]

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Communion Outside of the True Church

A daughter of the church sends me the following question: “I have been asked by Sgt. N. N., of our N. church to forward you the following question: ‘Is it right for a Prot. Ref. serviceman to partake of com­munion outside of the True church, such as Army Chapels? If not, why not?’ “Would it […]

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