By Rev. Charles G. Finney
As these Lectures occupied from an hour and a quarter to an hour and three quarters in the delivery, it will be seen by their length, as here given, that the reporter took down but little more than a full skeleton of them. I have made but very slight alterations and additions in revising them, for the following reasons:
I have, therefore, left them as they were reported, with a few verbal and trifling alterations.
The author of the Lectures has no claim to literary merit; and, if he knows his own heart, has no desire that the Lectures should be any thing else than useful.
I have reason to believe that, upon the whole, they will be as much so in their present as under any other form I could give them, circumstanced as I am.
As my friends wish to have them in a volume, they must take them as they are.
C. G. FINNEY.