Christianity has been the greatest influence in building the American concept of democracy. Both Christianity and democracy begin with the individual, and they stress the infinite worth of individual man.

Without Christian laymen who applied their religious philosophy to governmental decisions, there would have been no American Declaration of Independence or Constitution of the United States as we know them today. Without the application of moral and religious concepts in the laws of our land, we would be no better off than other countries of the world today.

We believe in separation of Church and State in this land, but never have we believed in separation of Church and statesmen. As Christian laymen in the early days of this country worked not only for their churches and their God, but also for application of moral and religious principles in the political and governmental decisions of the nation, so must we carry on that same important responsibility. This is especially true in this day of materialism and science when so many people are losing sight of important spiritual considerations and opportunities.

Someone has said that in our day we have learned to fly through the air like the birds of the sky and to glide through the waters like the fish of the sea, but we have not learned to live on this earth like human beings.

Detraction From The Spiritual

And now, before learning to live like brothers on this earth, we have upon us a great rush into outer space—a competitive race of science and material progress in attempt to place and control satellites in outer space.

Man’s attention is being drawn away from the spiritual essentials into the material stratosphere. Satellites are circling the earth once every 96 minutes. This ...

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