Senate Chaplain Marshall added (20 Centuries of Great Preaching Vol. 12 Waco: Word, 1971 p. 11-19):
"Time is running out for us.
We are a country plagued by almost continual industrial strife, betrayed and exploited by political expediency, disintegrated by a steadily increasing divorce rate, weakened and sickened by lewdness and immorality, torn by racial and political hatreds.
But I know this ... no nation ever made progress by going in a downward direction.
No people ever became greater by lowering their standards, least of all by changing laws to suit the lower standards.
No society was ever enriched or improved by a looser morality ...
We fought two World Wars ... only to slip back into the suicidal path of apathy, materialism, and the decay that is eating away the foundations of Christian civilization, turning the world into a vast slaughter house reeking with the stench of human blood, stark with hunger and despair?
Where is America going?
You and I - and other ordinary citizens - are the only ones who can answer that.
For the call today is for Christian heroes and heroines ... who are willing to speak a good word for Jesus Christ … who are willing to live by the undiluted values of Christian morality in the pagan atmosphere of our society surrounded by lewdness, pornography, and profanity.
This may be a higher bravery than that of any battlefield: to face ridicule, sarcasm, sneering disdain for what one believes to be right.
To fight for goodness and right … fighting the battle first in our own hearts and souls … seeking God’s help to overcome our particular temptations for the sake of peace … for the sake of America … for our own sake … for God’s sake."