Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Anatomy of The Experience of God - Comments Sought

First, I have re-written a few posts and would like some response from readers.
This series started with a statement about "Reformed Existentialism". The point of this post being that the value of having an experience of the reformed faith is in that it is dignifying and liberating. I call this experience loosely "Existential" because I am attempting to uncover the anatomy of an experience that I believe makes us "more human" (and I mean that in a good way). The two experiences which I think are uniguely Christian are:
1. The Experience of the Father's Love. This experience is the experience of a particular type of parent-child relationship. Luther called this experience being "simultaneously Saint and sinner". I contrast this experience with the Relationship of Neglect, The Relationship of Perfectionism and The Relationship of Abuse.
2. The second great experience which actually makes us human and free (strangely enough) is the experience of God's sovereignty. I have yet to post on this but I will over the weekend.

My goal in these posts is to help the believer enter into this experience and become a person filled with affection for God but also filled with all the other virtues of the Christian life which I contend flow from the knowledge of God.

So my challenge is to please make comments on the following two posts.
Passion for the Expereince of the Father's Love
and
The Relationship of Abuse (re-written for grammer and typos)
Thanks,
brad

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