Charles Finney - Part 3
Week's Riddle #46
Answer of Riddle #45 and
Charles Finney - Part 3
Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior, Charles Finney spoke to many
people and he saw that Holy Spirit made lasting impressions upon each
and every one to whom he spoke. They were all soon converted and they
accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
One evening a friend invited him to his home where a young man lived
with him who was working in distilling whiskey. And that young man was
an Universalist. Charles was asked to take tea with that family. So
he sat down with them. And they asked him to say a word of thanks to
God. He never did this before and as they sat around the table he started
praying. He barely started praying and suddenly he thought about the
young man and the other young girl who was in that home and he was filled
with so much compassion that he burst into weeping. He could not proceed
further. Everyone around the table sat speechless for a short time.
The young man stood up and ran to his room and locked himself in. Next
morning when he came out of his room, he told about the blessed hope
in Christ that he received. He became a minister of the Gospel and worked
very efficiently for many years.
Charles' conversion brought great amazement in the whole village. When
Pastor Mr. Gale was told that Charles got converted, he could not believe
it and he told others that he did not believe that Charles would ever
After his conversion he had a long talk with his pastor on the subject
of atonement. The Pastor believed that atonement was not for every person
but only for limited people whom God elected. But though Charles was
a child in theology and a novice in religion and in Biblical learning,
still he did not agree with the ideas of the Pastor and he objected
to the thought and said, "Jesus died for everyone and atonement
is made for each and every person in this world." Pastor did not
agree, but Charles felt that the view of the pastor was not according
to the Bible.
Very often they argued on various subjects while he was studying under
Mr. Gale in his theological course. The pastor was convinced that Charles
was converted but he tried to keep him within the strict rules of Princeton
theology. Very often he told Charles that, Lord would not bless the
work of Charles unless he preached the truth. Charles was also agreeable
with this view of the pastor.
Charles attended some meetings of the young people. And he proposed
to pray three times in a day for revival. They did it for one week and
came back and discussed what to do next. And the Spirit of prayer was
poured on them greatly many could not stand on their feet and even they
could not stand upon their knees in their prayer closets. Some lay on
the floor and with much groaning prayed to God for the outpouring of
the Holy Spirit.
God heard the prayers and Holy Spirit was poured out and the whole place
was filled with people. All had so much enthusiasm for religion as never
before. But older people did not like this movement and they provoked
God and grieved the Holy Spirit of God. But young people were filled
with the Holy Spirit and a great revival broke forth in that place.
This week's Riddle
appeared to how many people after His resurrection?
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of Riddle #45 and Winner
two people from the Bible whose hair are not supposed to be cut.
was taken from Judg 13:5 "For
behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. And no razor shall come upon
his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and
he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines."
And 1 Sam 1:11 Then she made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if
You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember
me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a
male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life,
and no razor shall come upon his head."
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