Signs of the Times

[Mayor L. C. Hodgson, reported in Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.]

This nation was established by deeply spiritual men,—men who believed in God, and who did their thinking and their acting against a background of eternal things. America must return to this ancient heritage of faith, must mobilize her spiritual resources if she is to achieve anything permanent. Those who say the war proved the failure of the gospel of Jesus are talking backwards. The war showed what happens when men forget the simple human terms in which Jesus talked. For a generation our world was engaged in intellectual gymnastics and reeked with the futile ambitions of materialism. Because man has a soul, he cannot live save when his soul aspires and touches the regions of the divine. The war represented mania that comes from spiritual starvation. The world still is weak with spiritual hunger.

[Dr. Albert Wilson, as reported in Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.]

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November 29, 1919

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