Social Gospel article from March 22, 1928

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Social Gospel article from March 22, 1928 - Why Not Live Social Gospel in Decatur? To the...
Why Not Live Social Gospel in Decatur? To the Editor of The HeraldSir: HeraldSir: I note in this morning's paper that you are still laboring under influence of Sherwood Eddy's social gospel. You and Mr. J. F. Williams have succroded in taking refuge in the failures of the church. No one is more aware of the impotency of th» church than the minister who dares be the last to defend the church for its weakness in this respect. But v.'hy should men like you and Mr. Williams rest content when you have ome to the conclusion that the churches of today will not support a social gospel? In the first place it is not true of all churches. I have always preached a social gospel and have never yet seen the color of the deacons deacons or elders hair that could dis- Buade me from It by fear or favor. T think there are thousands of min- sters who have done the same thing. First Crack In the Egg True we are not always able to remain on one field as long as we would like but the gospel Is preached only dared to do so. May Have Been Voice of God You said a few. days 1 ago In your editorial that Mr. Eddy disturbed you. Will you get over that disturbance disturbance by uttering a few editorial tlon. paragraphs? How do you know but | Decatur, March 20. just the same. In fact I think it is i what that disturbance was the that bit of gospel that has kept us lot God calling you to use your from revolution since the world war. j as a creator of public opinion How long we can go without revolu-;the Jesus Way of Life? The tion unless we have more of it Is hard ble is that men like you !to say. Some men and not a few others now and then catch a lare now thinking that the present'of Jesus and then turn away ifituation is the first crack in our willing to follow the gleam. |present commercial and industrial' You know that If Mr. Eddy were golden egg. ' here for long he would cry out vith i If the men in power can remain all his force against a s-ysterr. of i blind enough, and sit tight enough' employment that considers or.:y : on this already rotten system of greed j thing as of any importance |£ome day the thin shell will break ' one thing is profit for the these men will be bowled over! You know he would cry out Iby the stench of their own corrupt' t against the men who have fought lives. This would be a good thing, and continue to fight the God if it were not for the fact that the'right of the laborer for coliec-.i-e same stench may become so obnox- bargaining, lous to the masses that they will Serfdom In Decatur clean up the whole mess by fair or| You know that the community {oul means. (party to a system of serfdom that Since I do not believe in revolution j refuses to give to many of by force I choose to let a little leaven, I dren the right to enjoy leaven the whole lump. You as an j You know these facts, you are editor could greatly aid in this if you well read not to know them. in God's name why don't you out fearlessly and frankly until public public sentiment will remedy the situs- L. A. CROWN. First Christian Church.

Clipped from Decatur Evening Herald22 Mar 1928, ThuPage 6

Decatur Evening Herald (Decatur, Illinois)22 Mar 1928, ThuPage 6
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