In response to Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Society’s downward spiral can be halted – if the church leads the way, The Duke of Umberland, England wrote:
‘The material conditions of this country will not improve until there comes a spiritual awakening, and I charge you ministers with the responsibility of promoting and fostering such a revival’: David Lloyd George (1863-1945)
Please do not forget the Welsh revival!
Communities were turned upside down, radically changed from depravity to glorious goodness.
The crime rate dropped, often to nothing. The police force reported that they had little more to do than supervise the coming and going of the people to the chapel prayer meetings, while magistrates turned up at courts to discover no prisoner at the bar.
The alcohol trade collapsed, people were caught up by what happened in the chapels – abandoning pubs.
Families experienced amazing renewal, where the money-earning husband and father, the breadwinner, had wasted away the income and sowed discord, but now under the moving power of the Holy Spirit, following the conversion to be a follower of Jesus Christ, he not only provided correctly for family needs, but was now with the family, rather than wasting his time, and wages, in the public houses of the village or town. Souls were saved, individual lives were changed and society itself was changed. Countless numbers were converted to Christ.
The pit ponies were dumbfounded as they could not understand the orders of their miner masters – whose instructions were delivered without beatings and cursings.
Let’s hope Theresa May will issue a similar statement to David Lloyd George’s before a packed parliament!