The Future of Religion

The Minneapolis (Minn.) Sunday Times

Is religion passing away? Is faith becoming extinct?

Many students of the times are inclined to believe so, because of the decadence of the church. Not only is the church disintegrating into an ever-increasing number of denominations, but in all denominations heresy has taken root.

Higher criticism has undermined many an old established belief, and the advance of science has destroyed many a cherished superstition. Liberal ideas are spreading in both pulpit and pew. Pastor and people alike give nominal credence to outworn doctrines which they no longer, at heart, believe. Where is the end? What creed or what tenet is secure from attack?

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An Unreliable Witness
July 20, 1899

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