Think Deeply or Be Damned

Garth Rosell in The Surprising Work of God:

“The time has arrived,” Ockenga argued, “when the people of this nation must ‘think deeply or be damned.’ We must examine our direction, our condition and our destiny. We must recognize that we are standing at the crossroads and that there are only two ways that lie open before us. One is the road of the rescue of western civilization by a re-emphasis on and revival of evangelical Christianity. The other is a return to the Dark Ages of heathendom which powerful force is emerging in every phase of world life today.” There is a ‘now or never’ urgency in this matter. The time to strike is here. The iron is hot. The door is open. The need is great. Indeed, the world is waiting “for the clear cut, definite, sane and progressive leadership which can inaugurate a new era for Christian influence and effectiveness.”