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.
- Made Right But Broken — When we think about our walk with God, it is important to remember both our position in Christ and our relationship with Christ. Salvation makes us secure in our position: “We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Christ once for all” (Heb. 10:10). But our walk with God is a matter of [...]
- Can We Walk With God? — One has only to read the Scripture to know that a believer should walk with God. “That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory” (1 Thes. 2:12). “As ye have therefore received Jesus Christ the Lord, so walk ye in him” (Col. 2:6). “If we live in [...]
- The Real Hate Crime — Our world is full of contradictions. We all see them and do them to some degree. What was once called free love was no more than unrestrained lust. What is called pro-choice is really a horrid restriction on another person’s chance to live. What one person insists is his right to marry the same sex [...]
- The Law of Liberty — The “Law of Liberty” has always struck me as a perfect oxymoron. How can you be under the law if you are at liberty? Or how can you be at liberty if you are under the law? Isn’t this kind of like jumbo shrimp? How can you have it both ways? Yet the New Testament [...]
- Who Needs The Local Church? — This is a day of convenience, quick on-line shopping, and instant everything. It is almost possible for a person to live one’s whole life without leaving the house. If someone can arrange to work from home, the rest is easy. You can do all of your banking online, shop for almost anything and have it [...]