According to Ray Stedman, Sir Winston Churchill felt the following quote so significant that he committed it to memory:
“While that great body [the Roman Empire] was invaded by open violence or undermined by slow decay, a pure and humble religion gently insinuated itself into the minds of men, grew up in silence and obscurity, derived new vigor from opposition, and finally erected the triumphant banner of the Cross on the ruins of the Capitol.” ~
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1, p. 382
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
- Quoted in Ray Stedman’s Body Life: The Book That Inspired a Return to the Church’s Real Meaning and Mission.