Signs of the Times

The Link

Chaplain Frederick W. Brink of the United States Navy in The Link, a Protestant magazine for Armed Forces personnel Washington, District of Columbia

What we need today are more men and women who have the courage to be different, if need be, because they are Christians. When Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome, people who were faced with the same problem, he pled with them not to be conformed to the world's way, but to be transformed by the renewing of their minds along Christ's way. We need the same reminder today. Suppose someone does call us different—so what?...

The world puts God into life as an afterthought. We must start with him and be guided always by what we know God would want.... That will take courage. But the man who is willing to "stand up and be counted" has resources upon which to draw for the courage he needs.

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