Friday, August 1, 2008

Which 25,000?

During the Welsh revival of 1904-1906, about 100,000 people were added to the churches, as reported by Andrée Seu in the latest issue of World magazine. Then she asks,

"A revival cynic later noted that after five years, 25,000 people had left the church. But which 25,000? Revival converts, or original members who couldn't stand the light?"