Is another Great Awakening coming?

If the ‘prophet’ Rick Joyner (one of the ‘prophets’ who commissioned Todd Bently as an ‘apostle’ at the Lakeland Revival) is right, if the Carolina Panthers win the Super Bowl, revival’s coming!!!!!

You can read about it here.

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  1. I think we did have a 3rd Great Awakening in the 70s and 80s that reached its zenith in the early 2000s, and now it is falling off.
    I hate to say it but I think there is a market aspect to American religion: a brand comes on the market (Evangelical Christianity) then it grows, the market saturates, it becomes passe, and dies off. The next generation feels the need for something more, and starts embracing Christianity again.
    Evangelical Christians have Liberal Christian children, who have agnostic children, who have unchurched children who embrace old-time religion, starting the process over again, thinking the whole thing is new when it is in fact as old as the Pilgrims. Americans have really short memories.

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    • Maybe you are thinking about the Jesus movement of the 60’s and early 70’s, but it was no Great Awakening. The ‘Jesus’ of the movement was not the Jesus of scripture, in that the love generation attributed only one attribute to both Jesus and God – love. Man’s sin and need for repentance were absent. There was some good that came from the movement but it’s harmful repercussions are still with us, beginning perhaps with the loss of sound doctrine.

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      • Jesus people were part of it but it was broader. Evangelical churches expanded & became more engaged politically after having hidden under a rock since the Scopes trial. It was a period of growth for most conservative churches. There was also a very widespread Pentecostal movement that made inroads everywhere, even into denominations typically very hostile to Pentecostalism.

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        • There was still nothing that compared to the First Great Awakening or the second. In fact, one of the figures in the second awakening, Charles Finney was completely Pelagian. Ans any inroades made by Pentecostalism did no favors for fundamental conservative churches. in fact, the great majority of heresies in the church today originated in Pentecostalism. I have some dear friends that are Pentecostal that decry the excesses of the movement. Of Course Rick Joyner, being one of the leading false prophets, represents the ‘dark’ side of the Charismatic movement. And in case you are wondering, I’m 66 and have been in and out of the Charismatic movement. Interesting things happen when you actually read the Bible in context. But then if you believe the Bible isn’t the word of God and is full of errors, a Charismatic free for all surely follows.

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  2. And if they don’t win? Sheesh. Just when I think we have hit the limit of absurdity, the limit increases.

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