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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor  Edward Hoekstra    Dear Editor,  I want to thank you for your answer to Jeff Andringa in the ”Letters” of the October issue of the Beacon Lights. I agree with you that the decision of Synod 2018 requires further study because differences linger in the churches.  You quote a small part […]

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Editor Response to Letter

Dear Mr. Hoekstra,   From a certain perspective, my answer could be very brief. Assurance of salvation belongs to salvation itself, which is by faith alone. Therefore, to say that we enjoy assurance of our salvation by working is to say we are saved by faith and works. When we speak of our justification, namely that […]

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Letter to the Editor & Response

LETTER:    August 6, 2019  Mr. Engelsma:    I write to you regarding the book review printed in the June 2019 issue of the Beacon Lights, Union with Christ: The Way to Know and Enjoy God.   In particular, I bring to question two aspects of your review.   First, your quote from the book in review, Union […]

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Some Thoughts on the Aftermath of Peace

Part I Did you have a brother, a husband, a very close friend or if you are a parent did you have a son who spent time in the service of Vietnam during the past 10 years of the United States’ involvement in the conflict? Did they come back safely? Did you pray many times […]

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Three Letters From Prison

Three Letters From Prison By john H. Schaal Baker Book House, 149 pages, $2.95 Three Letters From Prison by John H. Schaal is a book written about three of the letters which Paul wrote while in prison, Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon. The book is divided into sixteen lessons, each of which is followed by a […]

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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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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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Our Open Forum

It had almost seemed as if our Open Forum, where the readers air their views, had quietly passed out of existence.  In fact, the few spurts of life that it showed in the past hardly merited the right to say that it had begun to live and breathe.  But we kept courage just the same.  […]

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