Arnold Dallimore writes the following in Volume I of his “George Whitefield the Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the 18th Century”.
“For the past 30 years numerous evangelical people have been saying, ‘There can never be another revival! The times are too evil. Sin is now too rampant. We are in the midst of apostasy and the days of revival are gone forever!’
The history of the 18th Century Revival contradicts that view. It demonstrates that true revival is the work of God – not man – of God who is not limited by such circumstances as the extent of human sin or the degree of mankind’s unbelief.
In the decade between 1730 – 1740 the life of England was foul with moral corruption and crippled by spiritual decay, yet it was amidst such conditions – conditions remarkably similar to those of the English speaking world today – that God arose in the might exercise of His power which became the 18th Century revival.”