In the video below, Dr. Sproul gives a brief overview of the danger of Charles Finney’s (19th Century) teaching and how it has lead to the infusion of the heresy Pelagianism into today’s church, which we touched on in yesterday’s post. Dr. Sproul also gives a brief treatment to Finney and Pelagius’ unbiblical view of regeneration. This video is a good follow up to the post from yesterday.
This is the 5th installment of a video series from Real Truth Matters that is entitled “The History of the Modern Gospel”. I wanted to post these videos in order, but since this latest video of RTM fits so well with what we’ve been discussing here, I thought it best to post go ahead and post this one. Of note is that the origin of the Sinner’s Prayer has its root with Charles Finney, and as we’ve discussed here, in the Revivalism of the 1800-1900’s. Lord willing, next time we will look at the sinner’s responsibility when hearing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” Ezekiel 36:24-27
Ephesians 4:15 "Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ"