The need of mankind today is an awakening to the necessity for looking to the true source of government for guidance in world affairs. Great differences exist among men regarding the theory of human government. These differences are much more than divergences of opinion as to methods of government, since they reach into the field of ideology and thus become matters of basic philosophy. On the one hand we have the philosophy of the natural dignity of the individual and his right to free thought and action within the limits of the common good. On the other hand there is the idea of the omnipotent state to which all must yield obedience, even to the point of the surrender of conscience and common sense. The latter not only is anti-Christian, but of necessity calls for the denial of God Himself, for as long as any appreciation of a loving creator exists there is bound to be an inner stirring of conscience.

In a recent issue of the Nation's Business, the official publication of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, under the heading "The State of the Nation," the writer dwells on the fact that the appreciation of religion has fallen to low estate among men, and that what is needed is "a great deal more intellectual respect" for Christianity. The point is made that we shall not win by relying on atom bombs and superior material equipment, and attention is called to a sentence from George Washington's "Farewell Address" which reads as follows: "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." When our efforts to meet the present challenge to the government of free men is confined to the realm of the material, we are permitting the enemy to select the field of battle, and that is not even good human strategy.

January 28, 1950

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