Thursday, November 15, 2007

No Hope Apart from Revival

From a letter by Martyn Lloyd-Jones to his close friend Philip E. Hughes, April 17, 1946:

You will be glad to know that the work at Westminster [Chapel] is progressing favourably… But the general state of the people in London and in the country is one of apathy and deadness. Mr. Tom B. Rees created a bit of excitement with a campaign at the Westminster Central Hall for six Saturday nights in the winter. But he drew Christians almost entirely and much time was spent in singing choruses. There is a levity and carnality about such efforts which I simply cannot reconcile with the New Testament. There is no hope apart from revival.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Letters 1919-1981, Selected with Notes, by Ian H. Murray, Banner of Truth, 1994, p. 70.

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