In “The Skye Revivals” we read, “As the 19th century dawned another historian described religious conditions on the island in the following terms: ‘Druidism, Romanism, and Protestantism, each contributed an element of the grotesque superstition that went under the name of religion. The island was peopled by witches, fairies, and ghosts: darkness covered the land and gross darkness the people. Drunken and riotous excesses abounded. These were practiced in connection with the most sacred events. At funerals great quantities of ardent sprits were consumed before lifting the body. The most outrageous orgies were indulged in: bagpipes were played, songs sung, filthy tales and jests recounted.’”1
We are tempted to think that our society is unredeemable…Not so. The wickedness on the Island of Skye should stand as a testimony of what God can do with a corrupt society, “None could be found in all the parish, whose life had conformity to the word of God. None showed so much submission as to pray in their families; and it was said, that only two men prayed privately. And these two men were far from being serious Christians, although they were elders in the church.”2
1 Steve Taylor, The Skye Revivals (Chichester, England: New Wine Press, 2003), 15-16.
2 Steve Taylor, The Skye Revivals (Chichester, England: New Wine Press, 2003), 16