Concordia Theological Monthly

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lutheran church, christian church, macfarland, christendom, atheism

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


A third slogan of the unionistic propaganda is: "Unite or be submerged!" (C. S. Macfarland, Trends of Christian Thinking, p. 146.) The union of the churches is the supreme need of the Church, "the essential and basic need." (Loe. cit., p. 136.) The unionists are honestly convinced, and they want to convince us that unless the churches unite to present an unbroken front to the forces of evil, the Church will go down in defeat. J. D. Rockefeller, Jr., declared that "only a united Christian world can stem the rising tide of materialism, of selfishness, of shaken traditions, of crumbling moral standards, and point the way out," and therefore recommended that the eleven Protestant churches of Tarrytown, N. Y., give up their individual existences and form a community church.


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Laity; Ministers; Scholars