Tag: Revival (home)

In his work Diffusion of Innovations, Everett Rogers suggests that if 16 percent of a defined constituency adopts a new way of doing things, it creates a movement (262). The odds are in favor of the innovation--that in time upwards to 86 percents of the total population will adopt this new way of thinking and living. I don't know of any suburban church that has reached 17 percent of its households loctated within its area. My thoughts: is this the breakpoint for revival? Another quote from later in the book "Polls would suggest that only 16 percent of the people who live around us are truly immoral." (page 180, statistic cited from Gallup and Jones The Saints Among Us page 10).

permalink source: Randy Frazee, The Connecting Church p 171
tags: Depravity, Change, Revival

You see, there is a great deal of difference between revival and evangelism. I am so sick to death, I hardly read any reports of meetings that come to me. Everybody is getting half of America saved. If you add all the lists of people saved, everybody in America, the whole population has been saved and filled with the Holy Ghost about six times over in the last ten years. And yet we are as dumb and as dead and as damned as we were when we started off... People come to the altar, yes, but meet them at the door and ask what happened. "Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah. I confessed my sins." There is not one evangelist in fifty in America today preaching salvation. They are preaching forgiveness. "Just come and get forgiven." That is not salvation. Jesus came to do more than forgive us our sins.

permalink source: Leonard Ravenhill, "Baptism of Fire" http://articles.christiansunite.com/article581.shtml
tags: Salvation, Evangelism, Revival