By John A. Hostetler
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Name your sins and all the acts that you know are wrong. As you bow in the presence of God, ask Him to forgive you. If you let just a little sin rule in your life, you will never be a happy Christian. Some people Page 18 know that their actions are evil, but they indulge in a little sin anyway. This little margin of weakness in their lives becomes wider and wider and leads to inner decay and rebellion against God. As a Christian you will want to make right all wrongs done to others as far as possible.
The Christian way is one of redemption, and we do not seek to destroy by force other governments because they are dictatorial or because they do not like our God or our way of life. While the democratic form of government contains ideals that are Christian, free demo- Page 38 cratic governments, including the United States government, do not profess to be Christian but neutral. Much of Western civilization including America is pagan and secular. We believe that if democracy will be preserved it will be because people retain personal faith in God, are vigorous Christians, and build strong churches, communities, and families.
Page 29 If you are a young person, perhaps God would have you prepare yourself by going to a Christian college. We have liberal arts colleges that train young people to become Christian teachers, pastors, businessmen, farmers, nurses, writers, doctors, missionaries, scientists or welfare workers. Should God call you to become a missionary or a relief worker, you will want to prepare yourself for such a task. The foreign work of the Mennonite fellowship in recent years has extended into 36 countries.
An Invitation to Faith by John A. Hostetler