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In Chapter 5 Randy CLarks book Evangelism Unleashed he sites examples of “Power Evangelism” from the great American Revivals:

1. The Second Great Awakening and the Cane Ridge Revival:

a. He states, “As in the First Great Awakening, power encounters such as falling, shaking, groaning, shouting, deliverances from demons, and falling under trances were common. The Cane Ridge meetings had the outbreak of another phenomenon, what is commonly called ‘the jerks’” (31).

b. He adds this thought to about other revivals, “When several Southern Baptist seminary professors of evangelism were asked by phone, “What was the greatest revival in Baptist history?” the response was unanimously, “The Shantung revival.” Healing, falling (or slain in the Spirit), electricity, laughing in the Spirit, even raising the dead are recorded in “The Shantung revival.” This was a revival built upon the desire that one had truly been “Born Again” even though some of the missionaries realized that they hadn’t, and the desire to be baptized in the Holy Spirit” (32).

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