An American newspaper asked, “what in your opinion is the chief danger, social or political that confronts the coming century?”
The reply came, “In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers that confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God and heaven without hell.”
The question came in the Salvation Army’s newspaper, War Cry. It was replied to by the founder General William Booth on the 5th January 1901.
John 1: 32-34
Have we lost what the General thought we were in danger of losing?
What has happened in some places is that the Church has continued without the dove.
To remain means not just staying but to endure and to stand against opposition.
The dove remained on Jesus.
The fact is a Church can continue whether or not the dove leaves or remains. The Christian can also.
Is the dove remaining?
(Found within a 15th century French book)
God be in my head and in my understanding
God be in my eyes and in my looking
God be in my mouth and in my speaking
God be in my heart and in my thinking
God be at my end and in my departing.
Make sure the dove remains.