Signs of the Times

From a sermon by Dr. Robert J. McCracken as reported in the New York Herald Tribune, New York

Too many people, Dr. McCracken declared, although they would not say so publicly, nevertheless believe that Christianity is too idealistic a religion in this "rough, tough world." These people, Dr. McCracken said, believe that "loving your enemies, and turning the other cheek" is "beautiful, but impractical."

"There is a reply to all this talk about irrelevances and impracticality," Dr. McCracken declared. "Christ is real and relevant in the sense that any ideal is real and relevant—as a direction pointer, an end to be pursued, a standard to be attained."

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May 5, 1956

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