A few days ago on October 31, we marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany. While it most certainly played out very differently than the legend contends, no one can deny that the post went viral and changed the world. Continue reading “Real Reformation”
Why Revival Won’t Bring Unity
Can a new Great Awakening style revival bring unity to the Church? Many are praying, crying out and prophesying it today, but I’m sorry to say it just won’t happen.
As much as we need a renewed spiritual life in the church, and as much as I believe that God is going to pour out His spirit on all flesh in the days we are living, it simply will not bring unity.
Although the word revival is a fairly new invention in the historical perspective of the church, the pattern of falling away and returning to God has occurred repeatedly throughout recorded humanity. Each “revival” brought as much division as it did restoration.