If God had not been on our side— Hey, civilization! Pay attention!— if God had not been on our side when progress rushed the stage, we all would have been stomped into the ground, or starved, or fed as fuel to great steam-engines thundering somewhere with all that speed and severity so common to innovation. Thanks be to God that all of us are not stuck in shopping malls, nor bailing a rising sea out of our bedrooms. Some have escaped the vice-lock disaster between the First and Third Worlds. God indeed saves; but why so few of so many?