Signs of the Times

From a radio address by The Reverend C. A. Newall in Bulawayo, Rhodesia

One of the striking features of our Lord's life was the oneness and wholeness of it. He didn't departmentalise life, with one side only as religious. His Spirit was full-orbed, permeating in every direction. He lived as He saw His Father live, one life in one world, seeing the relevance of the Kingdom of God to everything....How unlike Him we are, dividing and departmentalising life, treating some areas as the domain of God and shutting other areas from the touch and application of our faith. And one of the sad results is that we give the impression that our religion is so often irrelevant, and another, we isolate areas from the enrichment of our faith....

Faith helps us to discern spiritual values which cannot be weighed and measured and assessed by reason. Faith helps us to discern character and to trust it. Every day we enjoy things which we cannot explain by reason....It's not surprising that so many great thinkers are deeply committed Christians, relying on faith as a guide as reliable as the measuring apparatus of a laboratory....

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April 29, 1967

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