Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fire Issue

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  1. Charles Finney set the worst type of heretical fires and his chief legacy was confusion and doctrinal compromise. Despite Finney's accounts of glorious "revivals" most of the vast region of New England where he held his revival campaigns fell into a permanent spiritual coldness during Finney's lifetime and more than a hundred years later still has not emerged from that malaise. The Western half of New York became known as "the burnt-over district," because of the negative effects of the revivalist movement that culminated in Finney's work there. Even Finney himself spoke of "a burnt district" [Memoirs, 78], and he lamented the absence of any lasting fruit from his evangelistic efforts.


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