LECTURES

TO

PROFESSING CHRISTIANS.

DELIVERED

IN THE CITY OF NEW-YORK,

IN THE YEARS 1836 AND 1837.

BY CHARLES G. FINNEY.

FROM NOTES BY THE EDITOR OF THE NEW-YORK EVANGELIST.

REVISED BY THE AUTHOR.

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NEW-YORK:

JOHN S. TAYLOR, BRICK CHURCH CHAPEL,

OPPOSITE THE CITY HALL.

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1837.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1837, by

CHARLES G FINNEY & JOSHUA LEAVITT,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of

New-York.

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NEW-YORK:
SMITH & VALENTINE,
STEREOTYPERS.
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This is 100% Finney with no deletions or additions. It is from the original first edition printed in 1837. These lectures were edited and proofed from photocopies from the original book. My many thanks to Bill Mann, Michael and Pam Burns, Bob Borer, Paul J. DiBartolo, Eugene Detweiler, Sheila Rose, Daniel F. Smith, John Hempstead, Tom Shadle, Tim Brown and Ron Jensen for all their hard work.

My special thanks to Robert Wynn, who edited the whole series. Without all his hard work these lectures would not exist.


CONTENTS

PREFACE

1836

LECTURE I - Self Deceivers

LECTURE II - False Professors

LECTURE III - Doubtful Actions are Sinful

LECTURE IV - Reproof, a Christian Duty

LECTURE V - True Saints

LECTURE VI - Legal Religion

LECTURE VII - Religion of Public Opinion

LECTURE VIII - Conformity to the World

LECTURE IX - True and False Repentance

LECTURE X - Dishonesty in Small Matters inconsistent with Honesty in any thing

LECTURE XI - Bound to know your True Character

1837

LECTURE I - True and False Conversions

LECTURE II - True Submission

LECTURE III - Selfishness not True Religion

LECTURE IV - Religion of the Law and Gospel

LECTURE V - Justification by Faith

LECTURE VI - Sanctification by Faith

LECTURE VII - Legal Experience

LECTURE VIII - Christian Perfection

LECTURE IX - Christian Perfection

LECTURE X - Way of Salvation

LECTURE XI - Necessity of Divine Teaching

LECTURE XII - Love the Whole of Religion

LECTURE XIII - Rest of the Saints

LECTURE XIV - Christ the Husband of the Church