Do Skeptics or Critics Produce Revival?

In the whole of the scriptures, has there ever been a skeptic, critic, or a heresy hunter that produced any lasting revival? Revivals seldom come from the writings or musings of the critic. There are many believers in the Body of Christ that don’t agree with every wave that comes through the Body of Christ. Yet, is it a good use of energy and is it productive for the Kingdom’s sake to just sit back and pass judgement on the ministries of others? There have been doctrinal differences throughout the annals of the church, and these differences will exist to the return of Jesus Christ. Jesus once said in St. Luke 11:17-But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. The policy of passing judgment on other ministries publicly, without spending an adequate amount of time helping to win souls for Christ is counterproductive for the kingdom. God used men of action throughout the whole of the scriptures, for a man or woman to be a person of faith at all, would require that particular man or woman to be a person of action. Revivals hardly ever come from the halls of the skeptic, Hebrews 11 is filled with the stories of valiant men and women who did not spend a preponderance of their time criticizing others in the ministry, but there were men and women who were busy building the kingdom. Can a skeptic produce a revival? Let’s call out things that need to be called out, but let’s spend the majority of our time building the kingdom! 

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