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A brief background of Asahel Nettleton during the first years of his ministry and the revivals that followed.
As an itinerant preacher, an evangelist used of God to bring revival, Nettleton delivered very unique sermons, gospel sermons that expounded expressed doctrinal truths such as Regeneration, Predestination, Divine Election, Total Depravity, Sovereign Grace, and so on...
His ministry produced lasting results because souls were saved by the power of the Holy Spirit and not by the devices, methods, and emotions of man.
Thank You! Thanks, W.R. for your encouraging comment.
Great Sermon! In 1844, The New York Observer said that Nettleton was ‚Äėone of the most extraordinary preachers of the gospel with whom God has ever blessed this country.‚Äô The New York Evangelist agreed, ‚ÄėFew men, since the apostolic days, have been honored with such a signal success in preaching the word, and in the conversion of sinners as he.‚Äô ‚ÄĚ
"It was the full conviction of Dr Nettleton, that all genuine religious experience is based on correct views of the doctrines of grace; and, consequently that the religious experience of those whose views of these doctrines are defective, or essentially erroneous, will be, in like degree, defective or spurious".
I read the above quotes and wondered at certain modern American professing Christians who are so hostile to the doctrines of grace which they think negate evangelism, yet Asahel Nettlton was such a blessed instrument of God in preaching those very truths with over 27,000 converts. Full calvinistic doctrines preached in Revival!!!
How we need such faithful Preachers today who will reject the unbiblical methodology of Finneyism! May Christians study the ministry of Nettleton and return to Biblical preaching. Thanks Jon for this instructive sermon.
Florin Motiu (3/20/2008)
from Oradea, Romania
Faithful to the Gospel. A message that demonstrates through the excerpts from Nettleton's sermons that he was faithful to the Reformed doctrines.
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