by the Rev. Dr. Mark A. Talney,
ABS Regional Secretary,
Elaborate plans are being realized to project human
imagination into "The World of Century 21" as Seattle
anticipates the first space-age World's Fair, April 21
to October 21 of this year. The "Man in Space" theme
of the Century 21 Exposition will unfold a glittering
glimpse of life as it may be in the year 2000, with the
most creative architects, scientists, designers, artists
and builders joining talents and efforts.
This $80,000,000 World's Fair, with its emphasis
upon science, technology and other materialistic aspects of the world of tomorrow, would by itself present a misleading prospect behind a facade of scientific
wonders. The Creator and Sustainer of All is hardly
to be ignored in our preoccupations with the ingenuity
and self-reliance of man! In the midst of awesome wonders the Creator, Redeemer and Hope of mankind, as
revealed in Christian faith and proclaimed by Christian
Gospel, must be accorded His predominance.
It was to give a positive Christian answer to this
concern that in June 1960 representatives of nineteen
denominations and fourteen other Christian groups organized an agency, Christian Witness in Century 21,
Inc., with the specific purpose of assuring Christian
witness during this World's Fair.
The program of the organization will be keyed to the
theme, "Jesus Christ — the Same Yesterday, Today and
Forever." Central to the program will be a Christian
Witness Pavilion, dedicated to "citizens of Century 21."
550 feet high
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