Signs of the Times

Topic: Overcoming the World

[Editorial in the St. Louis (Missouri) Globe-Democrat]

What the world needs today, what the world must have, if peace is to be restored to it, if righteousness, truth, and honor are again to become controlling virtues in the affairs of men, yea, even if sanity is to be regained, is a return of faith—faith in God, faith in the leadership of Jesus Christ. For to the extent that men have lost faith in a power above and beyond themselves, a moral power that exalts and strengthens the instincts, the emotions, and the thoughts toward the higher levels of human values, ... to that extent they have effaced moral standards and have opened the doors to all the evils that degrade the spiritual ideals of civilization, and make way for the destructive forces which prey upon material welfare as well. ...

June 8, 1940

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