Look at England’s progress since she became Protestant.

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England is not a Protestant country, except nominally. The irreligious easily outnumber the religious in England. Her material prosperity has been accompanied by frightful spiritual loss. Her subjects have drifted from God, and agnosticism, materialism, and atheism have swept through the masses. And that does not look much like a blessing of God. But, as I have said, you are on the wrong lines. Christ came to make men unworldly, holy, and spiritual. And His religion must be tested by these results. If prosperity and earthly might are to be the tests, then give up Christianity, as England, alas, is doing. For Christ died between two despised thieves, and predicted suffering for His followers. He said, “Blessed are the poor,” not, “Blessed are the rich”; “Fear not little flock,” not, “Fear not, ye mightiest of the land”; “He that exalts himself shall be humbled”; not, “He that exalts himself certainly has My true religion.” His religion is not of this world, and He solemnly warns us that it is of little profit to gain the whole world at the expense of one’s soul. If you base your religion on the political greatness of nations which profess it, the swing of the political pendulum will destroy your religion in no time.

Radio Replies Volume 1 by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble MSC and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty