The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Edward Payson Marvin
[MS in Charles G. Finney Papers, Series 2, Box 9. This is a fragment of a letter consisting of what appears to be the top half of a page 3 on one side, and the top half of a page 4 on the other. It was probably written to Edward Payson Marvin, since it was with a bunch of other letters of Finney to Marvin which had come into the possession of a gentleman in Cincinnati who donated them to Oberlin College Archives in 1982. The dates of the other letters to Marvin are in the late 1860s and 70s.]
a second conversion as he calls it, or
as I should call it, a fresh & deeper
work of grace in the soul; but I believe
the soul needs, may have, & many do
have, many such baptisms of the Holy
Spirit. These I regard as distinct stages
in the Divine life in the soul. I know
this by experience. I am sorry that Br. B.
second step in religion & had also
said there are many such steps in
the higher christian life.
Your Br. in the Lord.
C. G. Finney
Finney started to write another word after this which he crossed out.