I recently ran across Herman Hanko’s article Ought the Church to Pray for Revival? (read it online here) while reading through the anothology The Church Effeminate (Trinity Foundation, 2001), edited by the late John W. Robbins.
Hanko has something in this article to offend everyone, critiquing Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Banner of Truth, the Puritans, and, especially, revivalistic “mysticism.” He closes with the provocative statement: “Do we pray for revival? No. May we pray for revival? No.” His point: We must not confuse “church reformation with revivalism.”
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