which Christ displayed upon earth, is the 'Glory of God' of which we have all come short (Romans 3:23). Men feel sure that to become a Christian means spoiling one's life, cutting oneself off from everything worth having, and playing the fool. It is this willingness to doubt God and to dread Him which has clouded the minds of men, and set them looking for life in places where it cannot be found. Out of this fatal misconception of the nature of God has sprung most of the dreadful misery which has dogged the steps of the human family.
We come then finally to the two basic principles of the happy life. We are to love The Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind, and our neighbour as ourself. Here is the simple and only recipe for cosmic success. Do this and live: disregard it and die. History from Eden to today is one long outstanding commentary upon the impossibility of finding happiness in any other way. As it was in the days of Noah so it is today, the earth is filled with violence, and happiness is a dream which mocks the endeavours of men to realise it. Today, more than ever, the whole world is full of fear and anxiety and hatred. We are indeed face to face with that destruction of the earth by its own inhabitants which God has foretold (Revelation 11:18). In the pregnant words of a great statesman—"We must either learn to live together or we must die together".