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.
- We Who Are Friends — In a study of walking with God we have seen that Jesus Christ must be the only Lord and Master and that we submit ourselves to Him being mere slaves. This relationship is accepted at the very beginning as the humble repentance of our sins casts us completely at His feet for mercy and forgiveness. [...]
- We Who Are Slaves — Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To deny oneself in today’s culture might simply mean to practice a little self-control, perhaps to eat a little less, or to be more diligent with one’s personal devotions. But this [...]
- God Who Is Our Master — It is overwhelming for the human mind to try to contemplate God. “For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counselor?” (Rom. 11:34). “Shall any teach God knowledge? Seeing he judgeth those that are high” (Job 21:22). Yet Solomon advised his son to seek the knowledge of God: My [...]
- 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 [...]