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Thread: toldailytopic: Is general revival at all any longer possible in the western church?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucible View Post
    Probably not, unless there is an extreme social reform, and society is moving in the complete opposite direction.

    The fact of the matter is that Christianity is in the beginnings of being taken under siege. Christianity is probably going to soon be spending too much time enduring the onslaught to really have any thought of revival.

    It's just a cold, blunt truth- the sooner it is acknowledged, the more Christians can be prepared.
    Isn't that exactly when revival happens? Why would the Church revive when it is comfortable and can still deceive itself into believing that the government, business, and culture around it are "Christian"? When we are once again bizarre to the world and the world is become bizarre to us, then we have a chance of living in this world, but not as if we are of it.

    The Church revives and the harvest comes during times of persecution and trouble, not comfort and public enfranchisement.
    Maranatha!

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    That's very true. I think that to be truly Christian is to be truly revolutionary. If you take the Bible at all seriously, it would appear God is the greatest status-quo shaker-upper ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    toldailytopic: Is general revival at all any longer possible in the western church?

    Not in our lifetime.

    But today is a blip on the timeline, so who knows what'll happen before the next mass extinction.

    Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    God is able to bring revival at any time. All it takes is for just a tiny little spark of His Spirit to inspire someone to pray, speak or even just raise their hand and He can cause men to fall upon the ground, weeping and repenting. When the Welsh Revival was going strong, sports stadiums and bars closed, because people were going to church, praying, worshipping or studying their Bible rather than drinking or taking part in any pastimes. God can do anything. Thinking that He is dead, disabled or even the least bit hampered by mankind's sin is silly. Jesus said that evil men and seducers would wax worse and worse towards the end and they are; but it won't prevent Him from starting a movement. His Spirit is alive and those who love Him are close to Him and when He wants revival: it shall happen.
    "That man of sin must first be revealed." -- Jesus

    If you haven't tried: you've already failed. -- Aimiel

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