“Then I saw the new heaven and the new earth....” – Rev. 21:1
“Love is just and kind. Love is not greedy and covetous. Love exploits no one; it takes no unearned gain; it gives more than it gets. Love does not break down the lives of others to make wealth for itself; it makes wealth to build the life of all. Love enriches all men, educates all men; gladdens all men.”
– Walter Rauschenbusch
“We hear too little of the Christian virtue of hope, the expectation of the triumph of the right and true......We need to be encouraged by news of the progress of the kingdom of God in........the rising spirit of brotherhood, the strength of social sympathy amongst men of earnest spirit.”
– Malcolm Spencer
“This very earth, now outraged by wars and clouded by armaments, might be an earth of peace and good will. These cities........that now sprawl like rubbish heaps might really by human homes, light and bright and sound and lovable........Commerce might be a net-work of intelligent co-operation instead of a savage strife of competitive interests. Trade might be open and honest and human-heart- ed. Wealth might be tempered, thoughtful, widespread, and sacrificial. The nation might be of one heart and one mind. And all men and women might find themselves free in a free land which was their own.”
– H. Scott Holland
“To make the world what Christ would have it be;
To set the people free, as he is free;
To make the kingdoms of the world his own,
Choose him for King, and set him on the throne,
Whose rule is love, who laid his power away
That he might learn by suffering to obey,
Democracy informed by God our aim;
No lesser destiny the peoples claim.
No headless blundering body e’er sufficed;
Our Head, by whom we live and move, is Christ.”
– The Commonwealth
“We must discover as never before what is involved in securing abundant life for the unpaid worker, for the slum dweller, for the man of colour—for every living person. When we have made this discovery, we shall be faced with the necessity of formulating and delivering a gospel more prophetic and daring than in any previous day. But we must undertake the ministry of this gospel without hesitation, since only in utter loyalty to such truth as our age affords can we find our salvation.”
– Toward The New World
“........he was waiting for the City with its fixed foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” – Hebrews 11:10
“Go, preach, the Kingdom is at hand,
The King is at the gate,
Go, sound the news in every land,
He comes for whom I wait.
He comes with lightning and in wrath,
He follows down the sea,
He sweeps the briars from his path,
To set the captives free.
He comes with laughter in his eyes
Soft as the yellow dews,
And hungry children hush their cries
To shout the glad, good news.
He comes, he comes with healing balm
For all the hurts of men
He comes, he comes with peace and calm
Where all the wars have been.
Sound bugles, sound in golden flood,
His reign that shall not cease.
He comes to make of all one blood,
Triumphant Prince of Peace.”
“When ye see these things come to pass know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.” – Luke 21:31
“Almighty God, ceaseless Creator of the ever-changing world, help us in the spirit of our Lord’s Prayer to build the kind of world which will tend to make men good. Lead us into that co-operative commonwealth of God in which all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Increase our faith in Thee,
O God, and in a moral universe that we may have grace to seek these ends by moral means. Through the spiritual compulsions of sacrificial love, by the power of the cross, may Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”
– James Myers
The Malaysia Message
Vol. 48 No. 1