I shall have occasion frequently to mention him hereafter. He became concerned as to how man could achieve salvation, finally concluding that, instead of waiting upon God's regenerative spirit, any man could exert himself to give up sin and accept Jesus as a redeemer. I saw that the Congregationalists were confounded. He held pretty strongly the higher doctrines of Calvinism. Lectures on Revivals of Religion brings together twenty-three lectures that the theologian Charles Finney gave to his church during the middle of the 19th century. But he was sadly defective in his education, theologically, philosophically and practically; and so far as I could learn, his spiritual state, he had not the peace of the Gospel, when I sat under his ministry. But the moment I did so, my mouth was shut.
It occasioned a great searching among the members of the church. The new settlers, being mostly from New England, almost immediately established common schools; but they had among them very little intelligent preaching of the Gospel. Everyone sat speechless for a short time, while I continued to weep. After a couple years teaching in New Jersey, he returned to New York to help his mother, who had become seriously ill. But I hesitate to write a narrative of those revivals, because I have often been surprised to find how much my own remembrance of facts differs from the recollection of other persons. But in the midst of his opposition he suddenly fell out of his chair in a fit of apoplexy.
He has been for many years an able minister of the Gospel. As I had been a leader among the young people, I immediately appointed a meeting for them, which they all attended -- that is, all of the class with which I was acquainted. Other friends in this country and in England, have urged that it was due to the cause of Christ, that a better understanding should exist in the church than has hitherto existed, in regard especially to the revivals that occurred in central New York and elsewhere, from 1821 and onward for several years, because those revivals have been most misrepresented and opposed. I told them, no; because I did not see that God answered their prayers. I was born in Warren, Litchfield county, Connecticut, August 29, 1792. Why, the reason is plain enough; they have never studied it.
But not only were Mr. For the same reasons I avoided conversation with the elders of the church, or with any of the Christian people. Will you do what you admit you ought to do? Without any expectation of it, without ever having the thought in my mind that there was any such thing for me, without any recollection that I had ever heard the thing mentioned by any person in the world, the Holy Spirit descended upon me in a manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. I told them that my pecuniary circumstances forbade it. I crept into this place and knelt down for prayer. I began to feel deeply that it was too late; that it must be that I was given up of God and was past hope. First, I'd say that I learned quite a bit, and enjoyed the tremendous amount of research the author put in.
Charles Grandison Finney was a leader in the Second Great Awakening. He held also, that men were utterly unable to comply with the terms of the Gospel, to repent, to believe, or to do anything that God required them to do; that while they were free to all evil, in the sense of being able to commit any amount of sin, yet they were not free to perform any good; that God had condemned men for their sinful nature; and for this, as well as for their transgressions, they deserved eternal death. I returned to the meeting house, and went through the same process of struggling. I learned in the course of the day that the people were threatening me -- to ride me on a rail, to tar and feather me, and to give me a walking paper, as they said. For several years he taught school in New Jersey, but his family finally persuaded him to return to western New York to study law.
He was another man from what he had been at any former period. In 1834, he moved into the huge Broadway Tabernacle his followers had built for him. She was naturally a charming girl, and very much enlightened on the subject of religion, but she remained in her sins. The Revival in Rochester in 1842 was the exception. Hired by the Female Missionary Society of the Western District, he began his missionary labors in the frontier communities of upper New York.
Another theme is about the effectiveness of Finney ministry and his way of preaching. But after I had addressed myself in earnest to the subject of my own salvation, I kept my Bible, as much as I could, out of sight. No matter what your opinion of the controversial Charles Finney, this magnetic Christian leader was genuinely remarkable. Indeed, it did not seem to me at the time that the vision of his glory which I had, was to be described in words. In his ministry, Finney would go to different people's house to talk to them on a personal level, and to get a better understanding of them. Revival in Stephentown Chapter 18. There was a young man in the neighbourhood who was preparing for college, with whom I had been very intimate.
The people were already thronging to the place of worship; and those that had not already gone, seeing us go through the village turned out of their stores and places of business, or threw down their ball clubs where they were playing upon the green, and packed the house to its utmost capacity. I got up and came away, and my mind was so still and quiet that I found the Spirit of God was grieved away, and I had lost my conviction. Sua grande estatura, olhar penetrante, pendor musical e espírito de liderança logo lhe granjearam o reconhecimento da comunidade. Gale preach, and conversed with him, with the elders of the church, and with others from time to time, I became very restless. . I had not examined it -- that is, the large work containing the catechism and confession.
When the meeting was dismissed his friends helped him home. After I had been studying theology for a few months, and Mr. I took down my bass-viol, and, as I was accustomed to do, began to play and sing some pieces of sacred music. When I was about two years old, my father removed to Oneida county, New York, which was, at that time, to a great extent, a wilderness. Her husband, he said, had led her into Universalism.
They extolled my preaching; and the Congregational church became hopeful that they should be built up, and that there would be a revival. I sat down with them to tea, and they requested me to ask a blessing. Of course this created a great excitement. But as I turned and was about to take a seat by the fire, I received a mighty baptism of the Holy Ghost. At this place I found two churches, a small Congregational church without, and a Baptist church with a minister. And now I have a right to take it for granted, in as much as you admit that I have preached the truth, that you acknowledge your obligation at once to become Christians. Impatient with Presbyterianism, he became a Congregationalist, serving New York City's Broadway Tabernacle.