During this time there was a terrific revival of religion. The reform that the ruler of the land launched cleaned up the country and made the truth of God known and the worship of God popular. Who could fail to be pleased that the Scripture was once again known and preached?
The most popular preacher of this time was a man of prominence. When you saw him at the head of the flourishing religious establishment, you could not help feeling better. His enthusiasms were electric. When he stretched out his arm in blessing, everyone, from the least to the greatest, knew that they were included. Everyone loved to hear him preach. He was positive, affirmative, and confident. He had the ability to draw out the best from everything. He was able to search the Scriptures and find texts that made the darkest days bright. But his messages were far from being accurate.