Religion: Methodists v. Viceroy

How to decide between the things that are Caesar's and the things that are God's has perplexed churchmen ever since Christ made the distinction. In 1919, after World War I, the British Empire decided to end their perplexity. It required a pledge from each foreign missionary who wished to labor in the ever sunlit Empire vineyard that he would "do nothing contrary to, or in diminution of, the authority of the lawfully constituted Government in the country to which I am appointed." U. S. Methodists signed this oath with no twinge of conscience....

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