A View From the Pew Author:Patricia S. Wynalda INTRODUCTION: — "I am convinced that there lies within the framework of fundamental Christianity a place of power and fruitfulness far richer and more beautiful than anything the average Christian at present enjoys. — In our effort to magnify the finished work of Christ, we have unconsciously created the impression the Christianity is an objective... more » thing, consisting of certain acts of God done outside of us. We have stressed objective truth to the near exclusion of subjective experience. We have led people to believe that if they accept the historic truth of Christianity, they do indeed possess its true spiritual content.
This constitutes only one half of it. The other half consists of the contemporary acts of God done within the souls of men based upon and springing out of the historic acts.
There is a place of power, of inner sweetness, of personal communion with the Triune God, of victory over self, of swift flights on eagle's wings, of moral delights and spiritual fullness that we all may enjoy.
Everything is in the text but how to get the vital content of the text into our hearts is hardly told us at all. We find ourselves like a hungry boy counting the bread and rolls through the thick plate glass of the bakery window. We stand greatly in need of men to tell us how to get the bread through the plat glass and into our famished bodies."« less