When I first started uploading my narrations to the internet, 2003, this was the most requested reading by far. I have narrated it many times since 1986. But this is the first time I have ever narrated it in digital audio and made some attempt to read it in more modern English.
The 2nd Great Awakening and the ministry of Asahel Nettleton. A look into the techniques of counseling the awakened in the inquiry meeting. The encounters with Charles Finney and the New Measures.
From the book, Simon Peter, 1869.
Satan asserts that the Christian is guilty, that he is liable to wrath, that there is in God’s justice a fatal bar against his getting any blessing, and a loud and righteous voice demanding that he be cast out and condemned. Thus Satan accuses the brethren day and night before God continually.
This is a reading from the Collected Works of Thomas Goodwin. The Work of the Holy Spirit in our Salvation. Goodwin mentions what the awakened sinner will be made aware of before he is reconciled. The drawing of that sinner to Christ at his conversion, and his attitude to his sin after his conversion.
A Reading from Dissertation on Divine Justice. ”
Hence we sinners may learn the abominable nature of sin. Whatever there is in heaven or in earth that we have seen, or of which we have heard, whatever declares the glory of the Creator, also exposes this disgraceful fall of the creature. The genuine offspring of sin are death and hell; for “sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” That the heavens cast out their native inhabitants, namely, “the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,” etc; that the earth is filled with darkness, resentments, griefs, malediction, and revenge, — is to be attributed entirely to this cankerous ulcer of nature. Hence “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven;”
This is a continuation of the same work commenced by Hoornbeeck’s teacher Gisbertus Voetius. It is narrated with the kind permission of the Dutch Translation Society. www.dutchreformed.org The author, in this chapter, discusses Spiritual Abandonments.