Billy Graham, that great and uncompromising preacher, once in a Revival meeting held at Los Angeles, shared a passionate message on the Early Church, outlining what needs to be done for the Churches of modern era to become more effective. While many were moved by it, some "cannibal" Christians (apparently a misnomer really, however refer Gal 5:15) criticized him of taking Christianity back by 100 years, to which he is said to have replied with wisdom borne out of a long, enduring relationship with Christ: "I did indeed want to set religion back, not just by 100 years but 1,900 years, to the Book of Acts when first century followers of Christ were accused of turning the Roman Empire upside down."
Oh, for the first-century fire and passion of Christians!
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