Jun 30, 2014
Curing Good News Anxiety (Wheaton Article)
You preach of the good news; you need the good news.
History reminds us that amidst the excitement of 19th century revivalism, Charles Finney (1792–1875) played a particularly crucial part in gospel evangelism of his time. Among his other trademarks, Finney’s evangelistic method made popular by the “anxious seat” puts him in a special place in evangelical history. His practice was a first of its kind—at the end of tent prayer meetings, Finney invited plain folk who feltanxious about their standing before God to the front. There, the seeker would sit down in a chair, an “anxious seat,” and through prayer and confession receive Jesus as Lord.
Finney’s practice changed everything...
[Read the full article at the Billy Graham Wheaton Center website...]