To Prove, See, and Feel

Robert Salmon - Ship in Storm

John Elias:

“To have an experimental knowledge of something means to try it, to possess it, and to enjoy it ourselves. You must not merely read or hear about it. . . . You may read many a sweet chapter about Christ, and no doubt you have heard many a faithful sermon about Him, and yet, you may be without a saving knowledge of Christ. But an experimental knowledge of Him is to prove, see, and feel what you have read and heard about Him.”[1]

~[1] John Elias, The Experimental Knowledge of Christ and additional sermons of John Elias (1774–1841) (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2006), 27.

Source: http://www.westminsterconfession.org/Recovering_Experimental_Religion.pdf

HT: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/88562-Sherman-Isbell-Recovering-Experimental-Religion

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