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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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      "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it."--1 Thess. 5:23, 24. In th ... read more

What Men Highly Esteem, God Abhors
      "Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men, is abomination in the sight of God." --Luke 16:15. Christ had just spoken the parable of the unjust steward, in which He pres ... read more

What Will Bring Revival in America?
      by Jonathan Duttweiler (adapted from charles finneys writings). Much is being written and preached today concerning Revival. From every corner we hear America must have Revival or it will die (never realizing that she is dead already, thereby necessita ... read more

Where Sin Occurs God Cannot Wisely Prevent It
      "It is impossible but that offences come; but woe unto him through whom they come!" -- Luke xvii. 1. AN "offence" as used in this passage, is an occasion of falling into sin. It is anything which causes another to sin and fall. It is plain that the ... read more

Where Sin Occurs God Cannot Wisely Prevent It
      "It must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh."--Matthew 18:7 "It is impossible but that offences come; but woe unto him through whom they come!"--Luke 17:1. An "Offence" as used in this passage, is an occas ... read more

      "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves"--James 1:22 Anyone who does not practice what he admits to be true is self-deceived. Two classes of hypocrites exist among professing Christians--those that deceive others ... read more

Why Sinners Hate God
      JOHN XV. 25. --["]They have hated me without a cause." These are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ. In my two former discourses on total depravity, I have endeavoured to demonstrate that all impenitent sinners hate God supremely. And having, as I ... read more

Why The Converts of The Great Revivals Have Not Grown More In Grace # 1
      For The Oberlin Evangelist. Beloved--In the present letter, I design to give a few only of the reasons, why the converts of the great revivals have not grown more in grace. 1. The older members of the Church, that were professors before th ... read more

Why The Converts of The Great Revivals Have Not Grown More In Grace # 2
      TO THE CHRISTIAN READERS OF THE OBERLIN EVANGELIST. Beloved--Another reason why converts have not grown more in grace, is they have suffered themselves, to a greater or less extent, to be swept away by the current of public opinion in the church i ... read more

William Green, Jr.
      To William Green Jr. 29 May 1837 [MS in Finney Papers # 1235] Extract in William Green Jr to Finney, 21 June 1837, referring to a letter from Finney dated 29 May 1837: I was sorry to read the passage in your letter "I cannot remain a ... read more

Wisdom Justified of Her Children
       "But wisdom is justified of all her children." Luke 7:35 Before I enter directly upon the discussion of the text, I will remark, 1. That the dress, and manner of life of John the Baptist were manifestly typical of the state of repentance and hu ... read more

      A few more words will be permitted, perhaps, on the subject of worldly amusements. In these articles I, of course, use the term amusements in the popular sense of pleasure seeking, by a resort to worldly entertainments, agreeable sports, and pastimes. ... read more

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