The Fifth Commandment

It may be only a characteristic consequent of a rapidly growing and prosperous people, or it may be the swing of the pendulum from one extreme to the other, but it seems to be quite generally conceded that the tendency of the present generation to look upon the fifth commandment as obsolete or out of date is one that may easily have serious consequences. It is an age and a people where freedom of speech and action may unwittingly be carried to an extreme, yet there should be a happy medium between this and the rigid obedience exacted from the children of earlier generations that would make for mutual comfort in the home. Just recently Governor Brumbaugh of Pennsylvania, speaking on the dignity and potency of law, said:—

The "Word" that Heals
May 6, 1916

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