It is doubtful that there is any living Christian who has not at least heard the name of so-called “revivalist” Charles Finney (1792–1875). He has become virtually the “patron saint” of modern evangelism and founder of Christian Pragmatism. His errors, however, are almost unimaginable, which makes it all the more shocking how often historians paint Finney in wonderfully vivid colors and heap praise upon him. The real fact of the matter is that Charles Finney was a gross heretic and few individuals have had as much negative impact on Christianity and evangelism than he did. As we will see, in fact, he was a major turning point in Church History.
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