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Biblical View on Issues
"The Lenses of Reformation Concerning Awakening"
by Dr. Patti Amsden
Reformation lens #1 – In the beginning, Adam operated in the light of eternity and had the potential to align all his earthly activity with heavenly reality.
Reformation lens #2 – Fallen man with a darkened mind builds a fallen kosmos rather than a heavenly kosmos.
Reformation lens #3 – To awaken the culture to the light or truth of heaven, man - as the culture builder - must have an awakening.
Reformation lens #4 – When God by his Spirit awakens someone, that person will operate in the light of the new day and transform his or her world in the light of that awakening.
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Illinois Cultural News
"How Did the Second Great Awakening Affect Illinois"
by Joyce Geiler
As we hear news of corruption in the highest leadership of Illinois, perhaps encouragement can be found by taking a look at the past to see where a move of God impacted this state. The First Great Awakening occurred during the colonial days of America greatly influencing the move of the Colonies toward independence. The Second Great Awakening occurred during the time Illinois was a territory and newly formed state (1818) affecting not only an increase in Christianity and church memberships but also encouraging a move toward racial equality and righteous conduct.
The Second Great Awakening
The earliest Europeans to settle in Illinois, the French Catholics, certainly brought their religion with them and established numerous missions to convert the Indians to Christianity and to facilitate trade. When France ceded the territory to Britain in 1783, many of the French Catholics moved west across the Mississippi so little religion of any sort was practiced on the Illinois frontier. Apart from a few thousand nomadic Indians and the French settlers, Illinois was largely uninhabited before 1815.
In 1800, only 1 in 15 of America’s population of 5,300,000 belonged to an evangelical church. (1) During the first half of the 1800's, the population of the United States grew from five to thirty million, and the boundary of the nation moved ever westward. Revivals became the primary means...
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