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American Democracy Unites Jew and Christian, Say Canon Chase

August 14, 1923
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“The followers of Jesus are under solemn obligation not to destroy the Jewish religion but to unite the Jews unto themselves by bonds of sympathy and love for the accomplishment of God’s purposes on earth” said the Rev. William Sheafe Chase, D.D., rector of Christ Church, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, in his sermon Sunday morning on “How to Unite Jew and Christian.”

“This is one of the great tasks”, he continued, “that Jesus has placed on His church today. It is therefore our duty to consider what we can do as Christians to unite in friendly cooperation with the Jews for the establishment of God’s loving will on earth.

“We should emphasize the things on which the Jew and Christian are agreed, and postpone the aggressive discussion of the things on which they differ until more friendly relations between them have been established.

“Another method of uniting Jews and Christians is by emphasizing American ideals of law, liberty and democracy and seeking to unite citizens in a great movement to put God and our country above private sectarian and racial interests.

“The Jew and the Puritan were the greatest friends of the Sabbath. The difference of the day on which the Jew and the Christian celebrate the Sabbath ought not to prevent Jew and Christian from cooperating to protect the Sabbath from unscrupulous business.”

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