The Distortion of Christian Truth? & Understanding the Seal of Our Salvation

~@ROliverLuce | 07-05-16

Michael Horton, a Baptist, wrote of Charles Finney as a great distorter of Christian theology for his time. Perhaps the Calvinist (the writer) was simply promoting his own theology over Mr. Charles Finney. However, may I also say something about Mr. Finney’s own writing in the article in question!

If one does read THIS article of what Mr. Finney had said (being quoted in the article) does show the limited but growing understanding of the Christian’s position in their salvation through Jesus, yet still with a growing understanding the difference between a believer’s sin and when a believer sin as unto death as in rejecting God’s secured salvation which is through Jesus.

But for those who “willfully continue” to grow in sin and rejecting God’s love and inspiration (H.S.) are running after other false gods with wounds and pride refusing to give to god to their own destruction. For whoever rejects the Spirit of Truth can not receive forgiveness and healing. These people must be receptive to the Spirit in order to see and receive the author of the Spirit of Truth that they might be healed!

Charles Finney was a great man led of the Holy Spirit, for his time, but was unable to articulate the Word (in this particular article) with his limited understanding of the believer’s security in salvation for free moral agents that we all are!  His understanding did not describe the condition of the believer in the face of yet daily sin that even us believers are faced every day and yet we have a seal of the Spirit of Truth that confirms we are saved.  And we are different in the world.  I see the words Mr. Finney wrote here, but it does not clarify what he was experiencing perhaps!

We have been set apart from the world (by God’s Spirit) with a renewed mind in Christ yet we are still being perfected every day.  We are sinners with a seal on our soul because we have willfully received the Spirit of Truth, the Author Yeshua Himself!!

We have been set apart from the world (by God’s Spirit) with a renewed mind in Christ yet we are still being perfected every day. We are sinners with a seal on our soul because we have willfully received the Spirit of Truth, the Author Yeshua Himself!!

Let the Southern Baptists blast Mr. Finney of old. WE understand their theology of error. But let us ALSO seek the Holy Spirit that we ALL may be able to articulate the whole Gospel of the Lord Yeshua, that many will understand with clarity their relationship with their God and His Covenant of salvation!!

Article reference:
http://sbcvoices.com/charles-finney-the-greatest-distorter-of-christian-truth-in-our-age-michael-horton/

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