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Charles Finney

Charles Finney (1792 - 1875)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Charles Finney in text and pdf format. Known as one of the leaders in the Second Great Awakening revival in America. He was a revivalist who called for deep introspection of sin and preaching of the law to bring about sin. He was known to preach 30+ nights on sin and than the last night on Christ to have people flee to Him for mercy. Used greatly in the book: "Revivals of Religion" which is a classic on the subject of revival.

He preached on the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit and its necessity. In his revivalistic campaigns he was used of the Lord to bring some estimate over 50,000 souls to the Lord which many were sound converts. There has been questions raised surrounding his theology in the later years of his ministry but this does not discredit that God used him powerfully in revival and for God's kingdom.

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Legal and Gospel Experience
      Text. Ps. 40:1-3.--I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mou ... read more

Legal Experience
      TEXT.--The 7th chapter of Romans. I HAVE more than once had occasion to refer to this chapter, and have read some portions of it and made remarks. But I have not been able to go into a consideration of it so fully as I wished, and therefore thought I wo ... read more

Legal Religion
      TEXT:-- "Who is on the Lord's side?" --Exodus xxxii. 26. LAST Friday evening, you will remember, that in discoursing from this text, I mentioned three classes of professors of religion; those who truly love God and man, those who are actuated solely by ... read more

Legal Religion
       TEXT.-- "Who is on the Lord's side?" --Exodus xxxii. 26. LAST Friday evening, you will remember, that in discoursing from this text, I mentioned three classes of professors of religion; those who truly love God and man, those who are actuated solely ... read more

LEGAL RELIGION: PRINCIPLES OF FEAR
      "Who is on the Lord's side?" Ex 32:26. The conduct of men invariably shows what their true and main design in life is. A man's character is as his supreme object is. If you can learn by his conduct what his leading object is, then you can know with cer ... read more

Letter - The Female Missionary Society of the Western District
      To the Presiding Officer of The Female Missionary Society of the Western District 10 June 1824 [Published under the heading "Revivals" in The Western Recorder (Utica, NY), Vol. 1, no. 27 (6 July 1824), p. 54. It was reprinted in The Religious Intel ... read more

Letter - To Elisha Camp
      To Elisha Camp 22 January 1821 [MS in the Elisha Camp Papers, Cornell University, Department of Manuscripts and Archives (Accession Number, 696, Box 2)] Elisha Camp (1786-1866) was a prominent citizen in Sackets Harbor, New York, and a land agent ... read more

Letter - To Elnathan Judd
      [MS Group 70, Box 1.6g, Judd Family Papers, Bernice P. Bishop Museum Library, Honolulu, Hawaii.] Elnathan Judd (1773-1845) was a physician in Paris, NY. Address: Doct. Elnathan Judd. Paris, Oneida co. N. York. Letter: Troy 23 March ... read more

Letter - To Gerrit Parmele Judd
      To Gerrit Parmele Judd 22 October 1827 [MS Group 70 Box 1.6ff, Judd Family Papers, Bernice P. Bishop Museum Library, Honolulu, Hawaii.] Address: Doct G. P. Judd. Boston. Massachusetts. Letter: Stephentown Oct. 22nd 1827 ... read more

Letter - To Jedediah Burchard
      To Jedediah Burchard 28 July 1826 [Present whereabouts unknown. It came up for auction at Swann Galleries in New York in a sale of Autographs on 6 November 1997. Oberlin College Archives obtained a photocopy.] Jedediah Burchard (1791-1864) w ... read more

Letter - To John Fine
      To John Fine of Ogdensburgh, New York 3 March 1826 [MS in American Home Missionary Society Papers, Chicago Theological Seminary. Cited in Whitney R. Cross, The Burned-over District: The Social and Intellectual; History of Enthusiastic Religion ... read more

Letter - To Members of the Presbytery of Troy
      [Published in Charles G. Finney, A Sermon, Preached in the Presbyterian Church at Troy, March 4, 1827, by the Rev. Charles G. Finney, from Amos III. 3: Can two walk together except they be agreed? (Troy, N.Y.: Tuttle and Richards, 1827), page 2.] TRO ... read more

Letter - To the Female Missionary Society 1824
      To the Female Missionary Society of the Western District 30 September 1824 [Published in The Eighth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Female Missionary Society of the Western District (Utica: 1824), pages 17-19. It appears to be an amalgamation ... read more

LETTER FROM PROF. FINNEY TO MISS A.E. OF VERMONT
      Dear Sister: Your interesting communication is just received and read. I am pressed with many duties and cannot answer so much in detail as I could wish. You suggest that an answer in the Oberlin Evangelist would be acceptable. As I am receiving many l ... read more

LETTER FROM PROF. FINNEY TO MISS A.E. OF VERMONT--No. 4.
      Dear Sister A: Your fourth enquiry relates to public duties. You say, "I am very much tried in relation to duties, particularly public ones; and here, may I ask what you think to be the appropriate public duties for a female who is willing to do the wh ... read more

LETTER FROM PROF. FINNEY TO MISS A.E. OF VERMONT.--No. 2.
      Dear Sister A: Your second inquiry relates to the subject of dress. "After having received the blessing of which I have spoken, I was very sensitive in relation to dress--about conforming to the fashion of the world, and felt that I never would change ... read more

LETTER FROM PROF. FINNEY TO MISS A.E. OF VERMONT.--No. 3.
      Dear Sister A: Your third enquiry relates to the subject of wearing mourning apparel. You say, "A brother once remarked in my presence that he felt it was wrong for people to change their dress at the loss of friends, or in other words, to put on mourn ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 1.
      To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Beloved in the Lord:--Many of you are aware that several years since a series of Lectures on the subject of Revivals was published through the columns of the N. York Eva ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 12
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: Dear Brethren: I have yet many things to say on the subject of the appearance of a fanatical spirit, in connexion with revivals. The particular thing to which I would n ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 13.
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: Dear Brethren: I am rejoiced to perceive that the inquiry is beginning to agitate the Church. --Why are there not more revivals! as well as why is there character so ch ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 14.
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: Dear Brethren: I hope my brethren will bear with me, while I further insist on the general delinquency of ministers, especially of late, in regard to revivals. There ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 15.
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: Dear Brethren: Another cause of the decline of revivals, in my estimation is, that a right course has not been pursued with the churches. In some instances they have be ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 16.
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: Dear Brethren: Another thing that has acted very injuriously to the interests of revivals of religion is the false views that have prevailed in relation to the best mea ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 17.
      THE IMPOLICY OF SPASMODIC EFFORTS [continued in No. 18--Ed.] To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: There is another class of Christians than those to whom I referred in my last, th ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 18.*
      THE IMPOLICY OF SPASMODIC EFFORTS [Continued from No. 17--Ed.] To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Before I proceed farther on the subject of my last letter, I wish to call the at ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 19.*
      HINDRANCES TO A REVIVAL SPIRIT To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Another thing that is working an immense evil in the present day is the growing sectarianism of the church. It seems ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 20.
      OBJECTIONS TO PROTRACTED MEETINGS To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: I designed to have prepared a letter for insertion previous to the one which appeared in the last paper, continui ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 21.
      HINDRANCES TO REVIVALS. To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: In noticing the hindrances to revivals of religion I must not forget to urge more definitely and strongly than I have hithe ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 3.
      To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: I have already intimated that pains enough have not been taken to search the heart and thoroughly detect and expose the sinner's depravity, so as to m ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 4.
      To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: I said in my last that there seemed to be two extremes toward which different classes of persons are continually verging. Those extremes are Antinomian ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 5.
      To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Another error in the promotion of revivals is a want of such discriminations in the instructions given, as thoroughly to develop the true idea of relig ... read more

Letters On Revival--No. 6.
      To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Another error which has prevailed to some extent, I fear, in the promotion of revivals, has been a kind of preaching that has rather puffed up than hum ... read more

LETTERS ON REVIVALS--No. 10.
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Dear Brethren: I beg leave to call the attention of the brethren to the danger of revival preachers themselves introducing the spirit of fanaticism. When they meet with ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 2.
      To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: I have observed, and multitudes of others also I find have observed, that for the last ten years, revivals of religion have been gradually becoming mor ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 22.
      To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: More than ten years since I was led I think by the Spirit of the Lord to perceive that the course of things was tending rapidly towards the decline of re ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 22.
       To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: More than ten years since I was led I think by the Spirit of the Lord to perceive that the course of things was tending rapidly towards the decline ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 23.
      THE PERNICIOUS ATTITUDE OF THE CHURCH ON THE REFORMS OF THE AGE. [Pt. 1] To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: There is one subject upon which I must remark further, and yet I fear it ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 24.
      THE PERNICIOUS ATTITUDE OF THE CHURCH ON THE REFORMS OF THE AGE. [Pt. 2] To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Another subject upon which I wish to address my brethren, has respect to ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 25.
      THE FOLLY OF ATTEMPTING TO SUSTAIN TRUE RELIGION WITHOUT REVIVALS To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Another subject on which I wish to address my brethren, is a tendency which I per ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 26.
      THE EMPLOYMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS OF EVANGELISTS To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: In connection with this subject I wish to say to my brethren several things in regard to employing ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 27.
      ON EVANGELISTS To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Although the employment of Evangelists to promote revivals is manifestly in accordance with the order of God, and is of great servic ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 28.
      ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LAY LABOR IN THE PROMOTION OF REVIVALS To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: In my last letter I dwelt on the errors into which the churches fall in regard to the e ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 29.
      ON THE RELATIVE POSITION OF EVANGELISTS AND PASTORS To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Another thing which should be avoided in attempting to promote a revival of religion by calling ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 30.
      REMARKS ON THE DANGERS AND DUTIES INCIDENT TO THE PERIOD OF AN EVANGELIST'S CLOSING HIS LABORS IN A REVIVAL. To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: If I am not mistaken, the churches ha ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 31.
      THE SUCCESS OF EVANGELISTS AS RELATED TO PASTORS To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: Another thing that should be noticed in this connection is the great temptation to which pastors a ... read more

Letters On Revivals--No. 32.
      To All The Friends And Especially All The Ministers Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Dear Brethren: One of the particular dangers of evangelists is that their labors may disturb the pastoral relations. This is not necessarily so, but such are the infirm ... read more

LETTERS ON REVIVALS--No. 7.*
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Dear Brethren: Another error which has prevailed to a considerable extent in promoting revivals of religion I apprehend is that of encouraging an unhealthy degree of exc ... read more

LETTERS ON REVIVALS--No. 7.*
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Dear Brethren: Another error which has prevailed to a considerable extent in promoting revivals of religion I apprehend is that of encouraging an unhealthy degree of exc ... read more

LETTERS ON REVIVALS--No. 8
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Dear Brethren: I have by no means done with the subject of excitement as connected with revivals of religion. In every age of the church, cases have occurred in which p ... read more

LETTERS ON REVIVALS--No. 9
      TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE MINISTERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: Dear Brethren: While upon the subject of excitement I wish to make a few suggestions on the danger that highly excited feelings will take a wrong direction and result i ... read more

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