(Ad Dei Gloria)
ουν εκ πιστεως ειρηνην εχομεν
προς τον θεον δια του κυριου
ημων ιησου χριστου
'Now this is the Name by which He will
be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS'
'....... Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God- and righteousness
and sanctification and redemption'
“We look back upon history, and what do we see? Empires rising and falling, revolutions and counterrevolutions,
wealth accumulated and wealth disbursed. Shakespeare has written of the rise and fall of great ones, that ebb and flow with
the moon. I look back upon my own fellow countrymen (Great Britain), once upon a time dominating a quarter of the world, most
of them convinced, in the words of what is still a popular song, that ‘the God who made them mighty, shall make them
mightier yet.’ I’ve heard a crazed, cracked Austrian (Hitler) announce to the world the establishment of a Reich
that would last a thousand years. I have seen an Italian clown (Mussolini) say he was going to stop and restart the calendar
with his own ascension to power. I’ve heard a murderous Georgian brigand in the Kremlin (Stalin), acclaimed by the intellectual
elite of the world as being wiser than Solomon, more humane than Marcus Aurelius, more enlightened than Ashoka. I have seen
America, wealthier and in terms of military weaponry, more powerful than the rest of the world put together, so that had the
American people so desired, they could have outdone a Caesar, or an Alexander in the range and scale of their conquests. All
in one lifetime, all in one lifetime, all gone. Gone with the wind.
“England, now part of a tiny island off the coast of Europe, threatened with dismemberment and even bankruptcy.
Hitler and Mussolini dead, remembered only in infamy. Stalin a forbidden name in the regime he helped found and dominate for
some three decades. America haunted by fears of running out of those precious fluids that keeps their motorways roaring, and
the smog settling, with troubled memories of a disastrous campaign in Vietnam, and the victories of the Don Quixotes of the
media as they charged the windmills of Watergate. All in one lifetime, all in one lifetime, all gone. Gone with the wind.
Behind the debris of these solemn supermen, and self-styled imperial diplomatists, there stands the gigantic
figure of one, because of whom, by whom, in whom and through whom alone, mankind may still have peace: The person of Jesus
Christ. I present him as the way, the truth, and the life.”