WE TURN THIS AFTERNOON TO DISCUSS THE SUBJECT, ‘THERE IS NO MIDDLE ROAD.’ It is with the realization that we are speaking of the responsibilities of the Christian church and of those who are aware of the Sonship in the family of God, and who understand their relationship to God’s plan and to HIS kingdom. The great battle for the consciousness of men and which seeks to direct their thinking by capturing today their minds and setting up the panorama of ideas, is trying to neutralize the church of God today by reinterpreting for them the things they want to follow and do, and make it look as though this was Christian responsibility. We continue to receive a flow of literature from church organizations and from the National Council of Churches, and areas that are seeking to influence the church in general. And they are working on a field of special stress on fields of semantics and areas of things whose field of function would be great. And the present attempt is to try to sweep the entirety of religion of all of the areas of social relationship and all of the areas of the world political design by trying to embrace and envelope all of this with a four-letter word called LOVE.
You might say, ‘but that is a wonderful thing, for love can change things.’ And I saw that we have from the scriptures as one bulletin said that was distributed, “God is love.” And then a little further down they were using the expression, that they were to use the words ‘Love the brotherhood.’ That is right. The scriptures tell us to love the brotherhood. But we have to find out what the brotherhood consists of. We have to find out what we have been instructed to love.