Friday, December 18, 2015

Christianity will be forgotten in thirty years....

From a fellow pastor in my denomination. Read ALL the way through.

Christianity will be forgotten in thirty years....

A poll taken at Harvard had discovered not one believer in the whole student body. They took a poll at Princeton, a much more evangelical place, where they discovered only two believers in the student body, and only five that did not belong to the filthy speech movement of the day. Students rioted. They held mock communion at Williams College, they put on anti-Christian plays at Dartmouth. They burned down he Nassau Hall at Princeton. They forced the resignation of the president of Harvard. The took the Bible out of a local Presbyterian church in New Jersey, and they burnt it in a public bonfire. Christians were so few on campus...that they met in secret, like a communist cell, and kept their minutes in code so that no one would know.

The Methodists were losing more members than they were gaining... In a typical Congregational church, the Rev. Samuel Shepherd sixteen years had not taken one young person into fellowship. The Lutherans were so languishing that they discussed uniting with the Episcopalians who were even worse off. The Protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York, Bishop Samuel Provost, quit functioning; He had confirmed no one for so long that he decided he was out of work, so he took up other employment. (from Red Moon Rising)

The date of these events 1790....

You see, things are not so bleak as we tend to think. What turned it around? The power of prayer.

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