The Supremacy Of Christ

Yesterday in the sermon, I read from Paul’s letter to the Colossians on the supremacy of Christ.  Here is a stirring tribute from Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), written in the ’70s, underscoring that truth:

We look back upon history, and what do we see? Empires
rising and falling, revolutions and counterrevolutions, wealth
accumulated and wealth disbursed. Shakespeare has written
of the rise and fall of great ones, that ebb and flow with the
moon.

I look back upon my own fellow countrymen (Great Britain),
once upon a time dominating a quarter of the world, most of
them convinced, in the words of what is still a popular song,
that ‘the God who made them mighty, shall make them
mightier yet.’

I’ve heard a crazed, cracked Austrian (Hitler) announce to
the world the establishment of a Reich that would last a
thousand years. I have seen an Italian clown (Mussolini) say
he was going to stop and restart the calendar with his own
ascension to power. I’ve heard a murderous Georgian
brigand in the Kremlin (Stalin), acclaimed by the intellectual
elite of the world as being wiser than Solomon, more
humane than Marcus Aurelius, more enlightened than
Ashoka.

I have seen America wealthier and, in terms of military
weaponry, more powerful than the rest of the world put
together–so that had the American people so desired, they
could have outdone a Caesar, or an Alexander in the range
and scale of their conquests.

All in one lifetime, all in one lifetime, all gone. Gone with the
wind.

England, now part of a tiny island off the coast of Europe,
threatened with dismemberment and even bankruptcy. Hitler
and Mussolini dead, remembered only in infamy. Stalin a
forbidden name in the regime he helped found and dominate
for some three decades. America haunted by fears of running
out of those precious fluids that keeps their motorways
roaring, and the smog settling, with troubled memories of a
disastrous campaign in Vietnam, and the victories of the Don
Quixotes of the media as they charged the windmills of
Watergate.

All in one lifetime, all in one lifetime, all gone. Gone with the
wind.

Behind the debris of these solemn supermen, and self-styled
imperial diplomatists, there stands the gigantic figure of one,
because of whom, by whom, in whom and through whom
alone, mankind may still have peace: the person of Jesus
Christ.

I present him as the way, the truth, and the life.

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2 thoughts on “The Supremacy Of Christ

  1. Where does this Malcolm Muggeridge quote come from outside of Ravi Zacharias or from what book/writing of Malcolm Muggeridge can it be found? Thanks for your help and the posting!

    • Mike, Sorry, I can’t recall off hand. I’ll take a look in the next couple days though (should be in the sermon file). Thanks!

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