A few days ago we posted a short excerpt from the Autobiography of Rev. James Finley which we called Testimony at Cane Ridge Revival. Since then we stumbled quite by accident a full account of the book which if FREE to you for download and distribution as you would like. The download comes from Open Library.org.
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The following is taken from the autobiography of Rev. James Finley, published in 1853 (My copy is really that old). It is the story of the authors salvation at the Cane Ridge revival of 1801. Thought it would bless you all.
In the month of August, 1801, I learned there was to be a great meeting at Cane Ridge, in my father’s old congregation. Feeling a great desire to see the wonderful things which had come to my ears, and having been solicited by some of my oId schoolmates to go over into Kentucky for the purpose of revisiting the scenes of my boyhood, I resolved to go. Continue reading
TEXT. — O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. –HAB. iii. 2.
It is supposed that the prophet Habakkuk was contemporary with Jeremiah, and that this prophecy was uttered in anticipation of the Babylonish captivity. Looking at the judgments which were speedily to come upon his nation, the soul of the prophet was wrought up to an agony, and he cries out in his distress, “O Lord, revive thy work.” As if he had said, “O Lord, grant that thy judgments may not make Israel desolate. In the midst of these awful years, let the judgments of God be made the means of reviving religion among us. In wrath remember mercy.” Continue reading
LEAVING New York I spent a few weeks in Whitestown; and, as was common, being pressed to go in many directions, I was greatly at a loss what was my duty. But among others, an urgent invitation was received from the Third Presbyterian church in Rochester, of which Mr. Parker had been pastor, to go there and supply them for a season.
I inquired into the circumstances, and found that on several accounts it was a very unpromising field of labor. There were but three Presbyterian churches in Rochester. The Third church, that extended the invitation, had no minister, and religion was in a low state. The Second church, or the Brick Church, as it was called, had a pastor, an excellent man; but in regard to his preaching there was considerable division in the church, and he was restive and about to leave. There was a controversy existing between an elder of the Third church and the pastor of the First church, that was about to be tried before the presbytery. This and other matters had aroused unchristian feeling, to some extent, in both churches; and altogether it seemed a forbidding field of labor at that time. The friends at Rochester were exceedingly anxious to have me go there–I mean the members of the Third church. Being left without a pastor, they felt as if there was great danger that they would be scattered, and perhaps annihilated as a church, unless something could be done to revive religion among them. Keep Reading –>
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