Puritan Board Doctor
"Do you think that if you heed the message you will be less successful students of political and social science; do you think that by becoming citizens of another world you will become less fitted to solve this world's problems; do you think that acceptance of the Christian message will hinder political or social advance? No, my friends. I will present to you a strange paradox but an assured truth-this world's problems can never be solved by those who make this world the object of their desires. This world cannot ultimately be bettered if you think that this world is all. To move the world, you must have a place to stand." J. Gresham Machen, "The Responsibility of the Church in Our New Age," in Machen: Shorter Collected Writings, ed. D.G. Hart (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2004), 376.