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Lifting the Human Race

Author: Dave Arnold

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, at age seventy-two, was asked what he thought should be the central concern of the Christian movement today, and he answered, “The preciousness of the individual to Jesus Christ.” 1

“Jesus came forward and addressed His beloved disciples. I am here speaking with all the authority of God, who has commanded Me to give you this commission: Go out and make disciples in all the nations. Ceremonially wash them through baptism in the name of the triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then disciple them. Form them in the practices and postures that I have taught you, and show them how to follow the commands I have laid down for you. And I will be with you, day after day, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18 – 20).

“Civil society was renovated in every part by the teachings of Christianity. In the strength of that renewal, the human race was lifted up to better things. Nay, it was brought back from death to life” (Pope Leo XIII).2


1. When Hell Trembles and Other Sermons for Revival, James P. Wesberry, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI, Copyright 1974, p. 28

2. Against the Night, Living in the Dark Ages, Charles Colson with Ellen Santilli Vaughn, Published by Servant Books, P. O. Box 8617, Ann Arbor, MI, 48107, Copyright 1989, p. 131

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