Author: Finney, Charles
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Tags: Christian Living / Cross / Discipleship

In reading a number of smaller books on walking with God I’ve tried to read a variety of authors.  Finney is not very appreciated in our day in that many blame him for the laxity in the progressive side of evangelicalism.  There is no doubt that Finney believed in a holiness doctrine of a second blessing, the subsequent baptism of the Holy Spirit for power.  However, this little book shows that he hated any tricks or gimmicks that persuaded people to make decisions about salvation.  “Some have maintained that we should conform to the ways fo the world somewhat–at least, enough to show that we can enjoy the world and religion too; and that we make religion appear repulsive to unconverted souls by turning our backs upon what they call their innocent amusements.  But we should present religion as it really is–a living above the world”  p. 53.  Interesting little book.

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