Is truth stumbling in the streets?

Report on the annual conference of Vision New England

SEVERAL SPEAKERS AT this year's Boston gathering of Christians of many denominations examined the plight of church and family life today.

Pointing to challenges confronting the Church today, Dr. Dennis Rainey of Arkansas said, "We have not challenged people to step up to holiness. . . . Backbone has been replaced by wishbone. . . . It's no longer the politically correct thing to do to stand for righteousness. In this culture, the easiest thing to do is nothing."

In the face of such indifference, he added, referring to the Scriptures, "justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter" (Isa. 59:14, NIV). And, drawing upon the wisdom of St. Augustine, he cautioned, "When regard for the truth has broken down, all things become doubtful."

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