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I Am Responsible

There have been two somewhat recent news stories that illustrate an ever-growing, disturbing trend. That trend is the disappearance of responsibility, being accountable or answerable for actions within one’s control. The first story we heard brought to the fore once again the controversial trial of a young man, who in June 2013 killed three people […]

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Taking Time to Care

Rachel is a member of Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. This article was written as a senior writing assignment at Covenant Christian High School. The body of Christ has many members, each with a specific purpose. We read of this in Romans 12:4ff, “For as we have many members in one body, and […]

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A Tribute to Someone Else

We were saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued acquaintances, Someone Else. Someone’s passing created a vacancy which will be difficult to fill. Else was with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person’s share of work. […]

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Social and Political Responsibility

I. Society A. Society is a collective group of people. 1. It includes all the people in a certain area or community. 2. Church members and non-church members are all included. B. But society is not simply a group of people who have no relation to each other;it is an organism. 1. The people in […]

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The Christian’s Political Responsibility

Man’s responsibility is his ability to respond or answer for his conduct or behavior. You may note two elements in this statement. Responsibility is a response or answer. And responsibility is definitely an ability to respond or answer. That creature only is responsible who is able to give answer for his deeds before God. This […]

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Living Out of Good Works (6)

It has been some time now since we’ve been busy with our subject. Beacon Lights is printed every other month during the summer and besides, we inserted an article that has nothing to do with the topic we were discussing. And therefore it might be well if we just briefly review what argument we have […]

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Responsibility

The above caption will immediately raise in the mind of our readers the thought of a certain point of discussion that was for some time coming to the foreground in our Christian life. The history of the individual Christian life and of the Christian church has a way of bringing such points to the foreground, […]

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A Debate (3)

Topic: “Resolved: That the Responsibility of Man Does Not Postulate His Ability To Be Obedient To the Command of the Gospel.” The thoughtful reader will remember, that the scene of this debate is in one of our mid-west churches in a Society meeting on a Sunday evening. The participants in this debate are four earn­est […]

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A Debate (2)

In last month’s issue of Beacon Lights we hear the first part of the debate held in the imaginary Young People’s Society in one of our mid-western churches. The issue in the debate was “Resolved: That the Responsibility of Man Does Not Postulate His Ability to Be Obedient to the Command of the Gospel”. It […]

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