Vol 4:8 (Aug 1958)
Paris, France: General De Gaulle has assumed the heavy responsibility of establishing a Republican Government capable of assuring the unity and independence of France. This gallant soldier, who strove to save his home land from the ravishes of invasion, now attempts to save it from the horrors of civil war.
“Heroes have arisen to meet and solve the problems of their own countries,” said a lunch-time acquaintance to a Christian, “All that the, world needs now is a superman to solve the international problems, and then we shall enjoy world peace.”
God has a Man, the Man Christ Jesus, Who will solve both the national and international problems, and Who will give to the world rest. “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.”
Budapest, Hungary: Communist Hungary has announced the execution of former Premier Imre Nagy and three other top men of the 1956 abortive revolution. “The wicked worketh a deceitful work.” Moreover, we read, “The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood.” In spite of the pride and callousness of these Stalin terrorists, we know that the expectation of the wicked is wrath, for what is sown must be reaped.
Ottawa, Canada: President Eisenhower, during his visit to this capital, addressed a joint session of Parliament in which he declared that the basic differences between Canada and the United States, mostly economic, could be resolved, but warned that both faced military threat and political attacks; and, consequently, that neither should permit any disagreement to hide these dangers.
Strife between nations of similar ideals, aspirations, and forms of government can only weaken relationships; even so, strife among brethren. “It is an honour for a man to cease from strife,” but “where envy and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
Washington, U. S. A: Congress closed its ranks behind President Eisenhower as American marines poured a-shore into Lebanon. British forces again march eastward, and parts of the mighty navies of the Western nations manoeuvre in “readiness status.”
The Near East becomes again the focal point of world interest. Eventually, it will attract the armed forces of all the world, “And He shall gather them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon” (Lev. 16:16). There Christ as King of Kings shall smite them and overthrow them in order to establish His reign of peace and righteousness.
Victoria, British Columbia: The royal visit of Princess Margaret to this side of the Atlantic, is not only a delightful and heart-warming event, but it ought to stir Christians in this day of lawlessness to pray for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty.
Toronto, Canada: A convention of brethren from different parts of the United States and Canada gathered in this city. They discussed the disintegration and spiritual deterioration evident among the assemblies today. They felt that a more scriptural and forceful ministry must be given to expose the two great weaknesses that have resulted in these conditions; namely, the failure on the part of some to differentiate between divine principles and contemporary practices, and the appauling proportions of evil speaking. It was determined that written corrective ministry against these sins would be channelled through “Food for the Flock.”