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The Oberlin Evangelist

Charles G. Finney

1851 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 1851 Lectures

"The Loss When a Soul is Lost" ---New Window

Lecture I

I. Direct your attention to the worth of the soul;

II. To the danger of losing it;

III. To the conditions of saving it.

"Awaking from The Sleep of Spiritual Death" ---New Window

Lecture II

I. What is this death?

II. Why is it called death; who caused it, and who was the occasion of it?

III. The nature of the resurrection spoken of; as agencies and instruments;

IV. The reasons for the appeal--"Arise from the dead."

"Jesus Christ Doing Good" ---New Window

Lecture III

I. To notice what is intended by the language of the test;

II. What is implied in the fact affirmed;

III. To show why Christ went about doing good.

"The Wicked Heart Set to do Evil" ---New Window

Lecture IV

Selfishness takes on a thousand forms and types; but each and all are sinful, for the whole mind should give itself up to serve God and to perform every duty as revealed to the reason. What did Eve do? Give herself up to gratify her propensity for knowledge, and for the good of self-indulgence. She consented to believe the lying spirit who told her it was "a tree to be desired to make one wise." This she thought must be very important. It was also, apparently, good for food, and her appetite became greatly excited; the more she looked, the more excited she became, and now what should she do? God had forbidden her to touch it: shall she obey God, or obey her own excited appetite? Despite of God's command, she ate it. Was that a sin? Many would think it a very small sin; but it was real rebellion against God, and He could not do otherwise than visit it with His terrific frown!

So everywhere, to yield to the demands of appetite and passion against God's claims, is grievous sin. All men are bound to fear and obey God, however much self-denial and sacrifice it may cost.

"Repentance Before Prayer for Forgiveness" ---New Window

Lecture V

I. Notice the principle here developed, in the light of which Peter saw this man yet in his sins;

II. Show what repentance is;

III. What is implied in repentance;

IV. Show why sinners are exhorted first to repent, and then to pray for pardon;

V. Dwell on the importance of following this example in all our dealings with men.

  Wisdom is justified.

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