Signs of the Times

The Link

Chaplain Roy M. Terry
of the United States Air Force
in The Link, a Protestant magazine
for Armed Forces personnel
Washington, District of Columbia

God has not intended that the Christian be a "hot house" (lower, growing only in an atmosphere most favorable, but rather has demonstrated that Christian faith has grown strong more often in times of adversity, opposition, and hardship....

I am sure that many a man who reads this article will feel that the moral standards of those with whom he has been cast are rot the highest, not those he would espouse. Perhaps he feels that the principles he discovers in the world as he travels fall far short of the kingdom he hopes will some day become a reality. Moreover, he sees that the landmarks of spiritual and moral guidance that were evident at home are not as readily discernible. So he concludes that a man cannot be a Christian under these circumstances. He may decide to shelve this matter of belief and practice till sometime when things look better.

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