80’s “the decade of the evangelicals?

I was saved in 1982. At that time Christians were in an uproar over the barcode which many believed was the mark of the beast. And it was only a matter of time before Christians would have to take the mark, or die. Yes. It was pretty intense. I was doing some research on evangelicals in the 80’s and I came across this article. These days, I find it interesting that evangelicals have this notion that “traditional morality,” or a “moral rebirth” is somehow going to, or has too make a comeback. Ahh, the Scriptures don’t speak to that. They speak to the complete opposite. Check out this article, a blast from the past. More later.

The image is a bit fuzzy, so here is the link to the article.: Original link

“a boom time for conservatives generally and particularly for those concerned with a return to traditional morality.”

The sleeping giant that has lain prostrate across America is beginning to wake itself,” said the Rev. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge, Fla. “Believers in a living God are beginning to assert their spiritual rights,”

“The ’80s is the decade in which this country is going to have a moral rebirth,” said the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of Moral Majority and pastor of the 18,000-member Liberty Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va.

Evangelist Billy Graham, whom the religious broadcasters honored by inducting into their Hall of Fame, was optimistic, too, but struck a note of caution. Noting the “high expectation in the country” that a new administration will turn the country around, Graham said, “only God can do that.”

The Washington Post – Excerpts

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