Since we know that "Man's despair is God's opportunity" (Second Corinthians 1:8 - 11) we can assume that the abundant sadness that fell upon the nations throughout the Thirties as a result of the Great Depression must certainly have resulted in a great harvest of souls for both church and synagogue
"...since the Depression began one out of every six banks has failed, one out of every forty-five hospitals has closed, one out of every twenty-two business and industrial concerns has become bankrupt, but only one out of every 2,344 churches has closed its doors."
An article from CLICK MAGAZINE written ten years later contradicts this article - stating that it was the war that filled the pews. CLICK HERE to read that article.
Looking at the entire course of the economic slump in 1948, researcher Dixon Wecter believed that this LITERARY DIGEST article was inaccurate:
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Click here to read about the American South during the Great Depression.