ID# 803:
Sermon #56: Religion and Eugenics AES Sermon Contest 1927, #6
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American Philosophical Society, AES, 57506: Am3

803. [page heading] Eugenics - page #3 [end page heading] environment and education combined in determining the character of the One Perfect Man - The Man of Galilee. Or take, if you will, the Golden Rule of our Lord and you will find that it has been caught up by the Biologist and made the basis of his program for the improvement of the race. In his book, "The New Decalogue of Science", Albert Wiggam says that "had Jesus been among us, He would have been president of the first Eugenic Congress". He pictures Jesus marshalling [sic] all the facts of science and religion and saying unto men - "A new commandment I give unto you - The Biological Golden Rule, The Completed Golden Rule of Science - "Do unto the born and the unborn as you would have both the born and the unborn do unto you". "This", says Dr. Wiggam, "is the real Golden Rule. This is the Biologist conception of the brotherhood of man. This, and this only, is the final reconciliation of science and the Bible. Science came not to destroy the great ethical essence of the Bible, but to fulfill it. It is the only thing that can fulfill it and Eugenics, which is simply conscious, intelligent, organic evolution, furnishes the final program for the completed Christianization of Mankind." In the development of our theme there is one Scripture which may happily be made the basis for our thought. They are the words of Jesus to Nicodemus, "Ye must be born again". [crosshead within text] I. - PHYSICAL REBIRTH [end crosshead] "Ye must be born again". This is the message of both science and religion to humanity. Our Physiologists tell us that every seven years we receive new bodies. Hence it is that we have
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