We Believe God is Ready to Shake America to Its Foundations

by Staff April 26, 2015

Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge in A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010, on how God used Billy Graham, an "unsophisticated, plain-speaking North Carolina boy" to catalyze revival in Boston in 1950.

[Harold John] Ockenga admitted it was hard to believe that such an awakening could stir Boston, a religious mixture of Roman Catholics, Christian Scientists, Unitarians, and modernists. The only explanation was that God had come to town, just as he was visiting other locales around the country. "We call the entire Christian public of the nation to prayer," Ockenga pleaded, "for if Boston and New England can receive such a shaking of God under this stripling who like David of old went forth to meet the giant of the enemy, then we believe that God is ready to shake America to its foundations in revival." (166)


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