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Voices From the
Church of Philadelphia

The Oberlin Evangelist

Charles G. Finney

1843 Index
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Official Publication of Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio

Sermons and Lectures
by Charles G. Finney,
president of Oberlin College
  Wisdom is justified.

Contents of the 1843 Lectures


"Prove All Things" ---New Window

Lecture I

I. How we know any thing.

II. How we know every thing which we do know.

III. Some things which we know about ourselves, the truth, and our knowledge of which, are taken for granted by inspiration.

"Nature of True Virtue" ---New Window

Lecture II

I. What is intended by the term love.

II. That the thing intended is the whole of virtue.

"Selfishness" ---New Window

Lecture III

I. What selfishness is not.

II. What it is.

III. That it cannot co-exist with holiness in the same mind.

IV. Mention some evidences of selfishness.

V. That one form of it is as inconsistent with salvation as another.

"Christian Character" ---New Window

Lecture IV

I. Inquire what sin is not.

II. What it is.

III. What to be born of God is not.

IV. What it is.

V. What the seed spoken of in the text is not.

VI. What it is.

VII. What is not intended by the assertion that whosoever is born of God does not and cannot commit sin.

VIII. What is intended by it.

IX. How a Christian may be distinguished from a sinner.

"Christian Warfare" ---New Window

Lecture V

I. What the Christian warfare does not consist in.

II. What it does consist in.

III. The difference between careless and convicted sinners.

IV. The difference between saints and convicted, but unconverted professors.

V. That a warfare would have existed if man had never sinned.

VI. To point out the causes of the aggravation of this warfare since the fall.

VII. How it may be modified and abated.

VIII. That it will, under a more or less modified form, continue while we are in the body.

"Putting on Christ" ---New Window

Lecture VI

I. What is intended by this command.

II. What is implied in obeying it.

III. Some of the essential conditions of obedience to it.

IV. Obligation to obey this command is universal.

V. Obedience to the requirements of this text is naturally indispensable to salvation.

VI. Some of the consequences of obeying this requirement.

VII. Consequences of disobeying it.

"Way to Be Holy" ---New Window

Lecture VII

I. What is not intended by the assertion that Christ is the end of the law for righteousness.

II. What is intended by this assertion.

III. How Christ becomes the end of the law for righteousness.

"What Attainments Christians May Reasonably Expect to Make in This Life" ---New Window

Lecture VIII

I. What sanctification is.

II. What is not implied in it.

III. What is implied in it.

IV. What is intended by the sanctification of body, soul, and spirit.

V. What is not implied in the sanctification of body, soul, and spirit.

VI. What is implied in it.

VII. What attainments Christians cannot expect in this life.

VIII. What attainments they may reasonably expect to make in this life.

"Necessity and Nature of Divine Teaching" ---New Window

Lecture IX

I. Necessity of a divine influence in regeneration and sanctification.

II. The kind of influence needed.

III. This kind of influence is actually employed.

IV. The consistency and co-operation of divine and human agency in the work.

"Fulness There is in Christ" ---New Window

Lecture X

I. What is not intended by the declaration that Christians are complete in Christ.

II. What is intended.

III. To point out some things which are demanded by our nature, circumstances, and character, in order to complete well-being.

IV. The conditions on which this completeness may be realized in our own experience.

"Justification" ---New Window

Lecture XI

I. What it is to be in Christ Jesus.

II. What is intended by no condemnation.

III. Why there is no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus.

IV. What is intended by not walking after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

V. None, except those who walk after the Spirit, are in a justified state.

"Unbelief" ---New Window

Lecture XII

I. What unbelief is not.

II. What it is.

III. Instances and evidence of unbelief.

IV. The tendency of unbelief.

V. The guilt of unbelief.

"Gospel Liberty" ---New Window

Lecture XIII

I. What is intended by the yoke of bondage.

II. What it is to be entangled with it.

III. What is the liberty here spoken of.

IV. How Christ makes us free.

V. The danger of becoming entangled again.

VI. When Christians are in bondage.

VII. What is their remedy.

"Joy in God" ---New Window

Lecture XIV

I. What is implied in the state of mind which the prophet describes.

II. This state is indispensable to peace of mind and to salvation.

"The Benevolence of God" ---New Window

Lecture XV

I. Show what is the meaning of the text.

II. State some things which must be true if "God is love."

"Revelation of God's Glory" ---New Window

Lecture XVI

I. What is intended by the glory of God.

II. What is implied in Moses' prayer.

III. What is implied in God's answer.

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