Free Speech in the Church

Free Speech in the Church

Free Speech in the Church

Free Speech in the Church

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THE CHRISTIAN must "profess" his faith. This faith of his includes, amongst other things, the knowledge that it is "glad tidings" from God to every succeeding age of men, suited to every condition, easily recognizable as being of divine origin. He must know that the gates of hell will never prevail against the Church; that Christianity provides the solution to every problem. But the Christian of today, anxious to live his faith and to bear his own personal witness to it, often finds it hard to see his faith as suited to his own age, to remember that it is indeed glad tidings from God, safe from the onslaughts of any hostile power. What is he to do: give up his belief in the triumphant power of Christianity as a faith for the future, or put himself in blinkers and try to ignore the sober realities of the age he lives in? Usually he does neither: he is a Christian, but a half-hearted one; he is half-hearted . . .

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