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[Churchman.]

In these days more than any others, when the attention of mankind is concentrated on the development of the material resources revealed in nature and in society, there is required more than at any other time an attestation that the supreme goal of life lies outside of the sphere of the things man sees and handles. The preparation for the Christian life, whether it is to be lived in the ministry or in the ranks of the laity, should alike be impressed with the Christian spirit of optimism and hopefulness. The notion that mankind in the successive phases of human progress is drawing away from God should be rejected. There is no evidence in the New Testament to show that the church as an organization was to control the whole activities of mankind, or that movements outside of the church and independent of the church are on that account hostile to Christianity. In its best sense the church stands for opportunism. It is to adapt itself to the ever-varying needs of mankind.

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