- Whosoever Is Born Of God Cannot Sin? - Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. — 1 John 3:9 KJV
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Whoever has been born of God does not [continuously] sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot [...]
- Sin Loving Holiness Hating Christians? - I just got a very nasty comment today on my God Promises the Power to Overcome Sin article I wrote a couple of years ago.
The person accused me of being an “arrogant bastard child”, “holy pontification”, “Satan’s child”, “arrogance and self-righteousness”, “disgust[ing]“, “not interested in truth”, and “interested in creating… [...]
- Our Love for God - Love is always proven by actions. No rational-thinking person would ever believe a husband who says that he loves his wife after running off for a weekend of immorality at the bar.
Likewise, those who run with the devil and commit sin, no more love God than this poor unchaste [...]
- Love for Your Neighbor and Enemy - It is easy to love those that love you, but it takes real Bible salvation to love those that hate you, that speak evil of you, and that slander your Christian name.
To love the unlovely and those that respond negatively to your deeds of kindness is one of the highest [...]
- My Love for Jesus - Besides prayer and reading of the Word of God, their seems to be no better way to start your day than with “hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Eph 5:19).
As I was singing these two spiritual songs this morning (My Saviors Love [...]
- Thou Shalt Love the Lord Thy God - And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other [...]
- Pure Conscience Void of Offense - The conscience is a monitor. Its function is very important for us to understand.
It is the conscience that determines whether moral actions and reactions that we make, or are considering to make, are right or wrong, based on our personal standard of ethics.
From the basics of these decisions which [...]
- Q&A: Are You Trusting in Your Own Holiness? - Question: As far as your doctrine of sinlessness, in my most honest of opinions, it is the silliest doctrine that anyone could hold. I have spoken with a number of young men from the Church of God Restoration that have clearly and plainly told me that they are trusting in [...]
- Q&A: Do Christians Lose Salvation When They Sin? - Questions: I have heard that you believe that when a Christian sins, they are now lost from God and need to be born again, again. Is this true?
Answer: Yes, I would hold when a Christian commits a willful sin then they are not longer saved.
- Q&A: How ‘Sin among Brethren’, When ‘Free from Sin’? - Question: The following scripture seems to indicate that love among the brethren covers sin. What sin would that be if it seems to be among the brethren? “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins” (1Pet 4:8).
Answer: Christian love or charity [...]
- Q&A: Are Children Sinners? - Question: In the case of a child then, you would believe that even though they may do many things that seem to be sinful, they are not considered a sinner until they knowingly are going against God himself. Right?
Answer: With a child I hold that the Scriptures teach that from [...]
- Q&A: Where Does Jesus Come Into Your Doctrine? - Question: Bob, I see all your writings on living a sin-free life. I am all for that, but where does Jesus come into your doctrine?
Answer: “When by grace with godly sorrow and repentance through faith a person believes in their heart (Rom 10:9) on the merits of the death and [...]
- Q&A: Dangerous for Sinners to Seek Godly Sorrow? - Question: I believe your teaching will cause a sinner to seek out a godly sorrow or wonder if they had enough godly sorrow to work repentance in them. I have seen people respond that way to what you are teaching. Don’t you believe that this is dangerous?
Answer: I think a [...]
- Atonement Scriptures - For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. — 1Cor 2:2
Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
Exo 12:13 And the blood shall be to you [...]
- No Compromise-The Life Story of Keith Green - I read a chapter from Melody’s book ““No Compromise-The Life Story of Keith Green“, which gives her account of what happened at the Last Days Ministry community when Keith read a chapter from Finnny’s Lectures on Revival about breaking up your fallow ground.
This happening was referred to at the Last [...]
- The Revival at Last-Days Ministries - An Excerpt From No Compromise by Melanie Green
“When my time comes–that’s the way I wanna go,” Keith said as he snapped his fingers. “Earth to heaven in an instant!”
Keith’s words went right by me at the time. There would be a day, though, when they would come back. For the [...]
- How to Promote a Revival - Note of Introduction-by Bob Mutch:
I think there are many good things in Finney’s writings, which I myself have benefited from. However, sometimes he can be difficult to understand. I have had a number of people misunderstand this article, so I feel the need to offer some guidance in the use [...]
- Break Up Your Fallow Ground - The Independent New York, February 5, 1874
By President C. G. FINNEY.
Seasons of commercial and business depression are peculiarly favorable to the promotion of revivals of religion. Viewed in this light, they are often the greatest of blessings in disguise.
The business world dreads them before they come and regrets them [...]
- When Is the Fallow Ground of the Soul Broken Up? - The Independent New York, February 19, 1874
By President C. G. Finney.
First. Not until there is thorough brokenness of heart and contrition of spirit.
2d. Not until sin is crushed out of the heart and it has become thoroughly honest with God and man.
3d. Not until it is disposed to make a [...]
- Sinless Perfection - In the back of Finney’s Systematic Theology 1878 edition that is published by Bethany House Publishers, there is a glossary of terms. From what I can tell, the glossary of terms were not written by Finney but inserted by one of the publishers, as it is not in the [...]
- How to Quit Smoking - Well, I do not have a 5 or 10-step program for this one, but I have a personal testimony of divine deliverance. For me, this was the hardest thing I ever did.
As a professing Christian, I struggled with smoking cigarettes for about 5 years before I finally found deliverance [...]
- Free from Sin Teaching - Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness… But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. — Rom 6:18, 22
1) A person that desires to become a child of God must [...]
- Semi-Pelagianism - I had some one tell me this week that they had heard I was teaching Sinless Perfectionism and Semi-Pelagianism. Most people do not know what either of these terms mean, other than it is not a good thing.
The glossary in Finney’s Systematic Theology defines Sinless Perfectionism as “SINLESS PERFECTION: [...]
- Pelagianism - I have never been accused of holding the doctrine of Pelagianism, but here is what it is.
“Pelagianism is a theological theory named after Pelagius (ad. 354 – ad. 420/440). It is the belief that original sin did not taint human nature and that mortal will is still capable of choosing [...]
- Free from Sin Positionally or Experientially - Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness… But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. — Rom 6:18, 22
In chapter six of Romans, Paul deals with the sin question and [...]