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Who Said This?

question mark.jpgWho Said This?

"It is self-evident that, until the sinner breaks off from sins by repentance or turning to God, he cannot be justified in any sense.  This is everywhere assumed, implied and taught in the Bible."


Take a guess, answer to follow in a couple of days . . .

Reader Comments (12)

Charles Finney\c
March 15, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTerry West
In his systematic theology lecture 61
March 15, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterR. K. Brumbelow
Finney. SEarching Google with "It is self-evident that, until the sinner breaks off from sins by repentance" gets you a page of hits, all Finney.
March 15, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterchuck bridgeland
Yeah, I would have guessed Finney. It amazes me this guy is counted as a "Christian" to emulate.
March 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRichard
I believe The White Horse Inn told me that a large portrait of Finney hangs in the entrance to Billy Graham's "headquarters".

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association moved from Minneapolis to Charlotte in the past five years, but I'm not sure where this portrait was.
March 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHed Taggard
In the Billy Graham Museum in Wheaton Ill, on the next to the Wheaton College campus, there is a tribute to the "most significant" American evangelist from the colonial days up to of course Billy Graham. Each evangelist gets a display which includes at least a picture, a famous quote and maybe an example of a sermon. Some displays have more to them than others. Except for Graham himself, the two most prominate evangelist are Finney and Billy Sunday. In Finney's section there is a quote of Finney in a rather large font size that says (quoting loosely from memory) "Regeneration is a supernatural miracle but an act of man mustering all his resources for a changed life."
March 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDouglas VanderMeulen
Douglas, I think you ment to write, "Regeneration is [not] a supernatural act...." I was quite taken with Charles finney for about 3 years...:( I bought his systematic theology and read many of his sermons and books. He made this statement in many books, sermons and also in his systematic theology. Finney was pelegian to the core. Looking back I can see how God used Finney to drive me to despair, and when I was utterly without hope, my blessed triune God graciously and supernaturally regenerated me and justified me by faith alone in Christ alone...:)

Finney also said that the gospel of imputed righteousness was a false gospel.
March 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTerry West

Argh! That man did more to get the western church on the wrong track than anyone else I can think of. However, as Terry said God used the despair coming from his inability to sanctify himself to drive him to the truth. I guess we need to quit disparing over our false teachers and trust God to work out His will His way.
March 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Ratliff
Definately Finney!
March 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
Well, I used to say stuff like that. *cringe*
March 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Lenzner
Terry, You are correct! I did not read my post before posting it. Yes, Finney said regeneration is NOT a supernatural event. Thanks for pointing my mistake out.
March 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDouglas VanderMeulen
I was going to say Wesley - don't all the perfectionism teachers say this?
March 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Velis

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