The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
c. December 1873
[Extract published in Theodore L. Cuyler, "Themes for Revival Times" New-York Evangelist (22 January 1874), p. 1]:
In a letter which I received lately from that glorious veteran, President Finney of Oberlin, he writes&emdash;"Much is said about the love of God, but without discrimination. It is not an emotion of fondness, or mere good nature, but infinitely discriminating, sin-hating, searching and holy &endash; a 'consuming fire.' It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a God of such love."
Yet no man preached more tenderly the freeness of redemption, the loving invitations of Jesus, and the exquisite joy of union to Christ, than this same stern old patriarch of Oberlin.
In a letter to Finney dated Dec 13, 1873, Cuyler wrote: "I thank you for your long, fraternal & most satisfactory letter, & only wish that your good wife would oftener play scribe to such savory epistles."