Charles Finney's Doctrine of Justification
In this review of the theology of Charles Finney, the author focuses on his doctrine of justification. He takes note of Finney’s strange teaching that justification is a governmental pardon and not a judiciary acquittal. There are also multiple conditions for justification, according to Finney, and not simply faith as the Protestants claim. His view of atonement undermines the centrality of the cross of Christ as the one single act of God in atoning for sin. The author denounces Finney’s teachings despite the latter’s success as one of America’s greatest revivalists.
Source: Reformed Perspectives Magazine, 2007. 7 pages.
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