Signs of the Times

Religion's Power

C. Russell Moodey
Muncie Morning Star, Indiana

There is just one thing to do in these critical days, and that is to deliver the good. This emergency rules out all halfhearted response and marginal accuracy. "That which is nearly right is wrong." In other words, the key thought of these times is summed up in that word "efficacy." By improving ourselves spiritually we also improve the outlook in general. Our nation is pledged to deliver the good. This is a must. We shall profit but little if we deliver the goods and not...the good. This nation is pledged to righteousness. This will be attained by the efficacy of our people. I am using this fine word in a religious sense. Freedom won't come merely by and through the subjugation of the enemy.

It is quite possible to gain the whole world and still lose our soul. The tools of war are extremely important. So are the touches of the Spirit. Our moral armament is not secondary, I assure you. And precision and perfection must extend far beyond the tooling for war. They are a part of the heart equipment. We hear a great deal about "man hours" in reference to work. It is high time we heard more about "God hours" in reference to our integrity and honor as a people. Both can be vitiated by waste. And in each instance we must give an account of our stewardship.

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November 6, 1943

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