Clue #4:He be a preacher man.
Charles G. Finney
I really thought that would be a little bit harder than it was. Yes, it is Mr. Finney. At age 29 under George Washington Gale, Finney studied to become a licensed minister in the Presbyterian Church.
So ironic that he was a Presbyterian. He was actually a mason???? Never heard that before. I'll remember that the next time a Finneyite mentions the dreaded Servetus.
Was that Free-Will Masonry?
I didn't know he was a mason...very interesting!Hahaha nice one Mike.
I have to give Finney credit: he never got divorced. He was widowed twice.
With those eyes it's no wonder...
Good one, Patience. His eyes would freak me out too.
Darby's were worse though :-P
Finney came to believe that part of his oath as a Master Mason was immoral and that Masonry was dangerous to civil government, evidenced by the alleged murder of William Morgan. (for more info see Wikipedia - from where I copied the above sentences.)
What the pious old finney a mason? that is a revelation. I knew he was Presbyterian but nobodies perfect..(lol) (Baptist humor) But being a mason is serious bsuines...
Yeah, but being a Presbyterian (which I am not one--Reformed Baptist am I), he didn't agree with their theology either. Y'all have read, of course, Phil Johnson's reiteration of that little incident......
I may have related this here before. But for readers who haven't seen it....In a Q.& A. session, R.C. Sproul was once asked whether he would classify Charles Finney as a "heretic." R.C. replied, "I would never call a distinguished preacher such as Finney a 'heretic.' He was an ARCH-HERETIC. He could out-Pelagian Pelagius, himself!"
@ConstitutionGirlThe link didn't work for me, but I remember having read Phil's article.
Oops! Thanks, Mr. Boyd. I think it works now. :)