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.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]