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THE SOUTH-AFUICAN

CRISIS.

article in the Contemporary Review, raise too well foun-

ded doubts as to the advantages of the English suprem-

macy

The plague and the famine prevailing

in India,

appear

there

to give substance to this apprehension.

any

But, case, one sees that the respect for right runs special risk of becoming weakened in a colonising in

nation,

once

conception

the

even variable, right unscrupulous

is

of evolutionary, and so

installed in the

adventurers

who

pride

minds

of those

on

themselves

hoisting the English flag in the very remotest corners of Asia

and

Africa.

Unfortunately, puts

the

no check on contrary,

cation,

of

it

this

movement

in

England

tendency of men's minds.

encourages

it.

The dogma of

On

justifi-

that impassable rampart for the defence even

every

tion.

the Christian

principle

The

of right,

is

absorbed in sanctifica-

lesson of the old Covenanter, "to be

bhnd

to the issue, but to have one's eye fixed on the com-

mandment," is forgotten even in Scotland. More and more are people in the habit of identifying the British, Empire with the Kingdom of God, and of Anglica-

"God has

nising even Christ himself.

raised

up and so

widely extended the British Empire, and always with British Christianism. Real Imperialism sees in every

it

fresh

territory

an

expansion

of the

glorious oppor-

tunities of spreading the gospel of England's Christ."

And

even,

at a recent

^)

Assembly of the Free Church

of Scotland in Edinburgh, the audience did not refrain

from warmly applauding

1)

a

Minister

Greater Britain Messenger, July-August, 1899,

of

the

biz. 319, 323.

Gospel

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The South-African crisis - pagina 76

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