Excerpt from Is Christianity Christian?
But the war is on and we must make the best of it. No matter what were the causes leading up to it nor what precipitated it, the outcome must now be made to serve some human end for good. It must be fought out with that purpose always in view.
These are momentous times, pregnant with great possibilities for good or evil to the human race depending upon the course we pursue in this world crisis. The history of the past should be a monitor to guide our movements in the way we should go. If we take a wrong course it will be with our eyes wide open.
Babylon, medo-persia, Greece and Rome, as universal empires, have gone the way of the na. Tions that forget God, and we, with others, have come upon the world stage of action. Whether we will continue or whether we will share their fate will depend upon the extent to which we profit by their example. If we would continue as a nation, we must eliminate the disintegrating inﬂuences from our economic system that crumbled these nations of the past to decay. One after another, as they grew powerful, became corrupt and op pressive. Grandeur and extravagance compelled extortion, and the inevitable sequence, poverty and starvation. Hardship and inequality bred dissen tion, disaffection and revolution. Ruination was the result. The same thing occurred over and over and, looking back, we say, history repeats itself, and so it did and always will so long as we allow the same inﬂuences to have sway.
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