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Voices From the
Church of Philadelphia

The Oberlin Evangelist

Charles G. Finney

1846 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 1846 Lectures

"The Nature of Impenitence and the Measure of Its Guilt" ---New Window

Lecture I

I. To show what is included, or implied, in a state of impenitence.

II. To point out the guilt of this state of mind, and show that it is in proportion to the light under which it is indulged.

"The Rule by Which the Guilt of Sin is Estimated" ---New Window

Lecture II

I. To state briefly what the conditions of moral obligation are; and

II. Come directly to the main point, the rule by which guilt is measured.

"On Divine Manifestations" ---New Window

Lecture III

I. The conditions of acceptance with God as here developed.

II. The conditions of hearty obedience to God.

III. The conditions of Divine manifestations.

IV. What is implied in these manifestations.

"On the Lord's Supper" ---New Window

Lecture IV

I. Explain the design of this ordinance.

II. Show what is not implied in an acceptable reception of it.

III. What is implied in coming to the Lord's table acceptably.

IV. The consequences of an unworthy participation.

"Forfeiting Birth-Right Blessings" ---New Window

Lecture V

In pious families, certainly in the family of Abraham, a father's blessing, solemnly pronounced as he drew near the point of death, was one of the precious elements in the birthright of the favored son. Nor was this all. To Abraham and to his seed a blessed covenant had been given--a covenant which on certain conditions, pledged one class of temporal blessings--namely, the land of Canaan and a numerous posterity; and also another class of spiritual blessings--the Messiah in the line of his descendants, and through him blessings on all the nations of the earth.

"Afflictions of the Righteous and the Wicked Contrasted" ---New Window

Lecture VI

I. The best saints are chastened.

II. I pass in the next place to remark that precisely the opposite in every respect is said in the Bible of the sinner.

"On Becoming Acquainted With God" ---New Window

Lecture VII

I. What is implied in being acquainted with God.

II. What are the conditions on which we may become thus acquainted.

III. What are its consequences.

"God Manifesting Himself to Moses" ---New Window

Lecture VIII

There are many passages of Bible history which are richly edifying, and which it is important for us to read often and ponder deeply. The passage now before us I have read often, and several times have preached upon it. Every successive reading suggests new thoughts and develops new beauties; like a deep, rich mine of gold, the more it is wrought, the richer the ore it brings up. God had called Moses to be a leader and instructor of His people in a great and mighty movement. Moses was to superintend and guide them from Egypt to Canaan.

"Coming to The Waters of Life" ---New Window

Lecture IX

I. What is implied in the text by thirst;

II. What is implied in coming to Christ to drink;

III. What is the invitation--Come unto Me and drink.

"The Blessedness of Enduring Temptation" ---New Window

Lecture X

I. Into the nature of temptation.

II. Into its design.

III. Inquire what it is to endure temptation in the sense of the text.

IV. Show that thus to endure temptation is one condition of being saved.

"Quenching the Spirit" ---New Window

Lecture XI

I. To show how the Holy Spirit influences the mind;

II. To deduce some inferences from the known mode of the Spirit's operations;

III. Show what it is to quench the Spirit;

IV. Show how this may be done; and,

V. The consequences of quenching the Spirit.

"Responsibility of Hearing the Gospel" ---New Window

Lecture XII

I. What it is to take heed.

II. Why persons ought to take heed how they hear.

III. Show in several particulars how men ought to hear and must hear if they would ever profit by hearing.

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