In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: "... Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."
America is ceasing to be good, and her greateness is fading into the forgetfullness of past history.
The thunder of God's righteousness needs to be heard in our Australian pulpits. Only in the context of God's uncompromising holiness can we ever appreciate His unfathomable mercy.
An Australia that walked in the fear of God would be good, and an Australia that was good in its heart would be great.