Faith and Experience
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (ESV)
Problems in the realm of experience; the danger of putting the entire emphasis on experience; living on past experiences; failure to come under the power of the Gospel; the problem of emotionalism and sentimentalism; Sandeman ; and his teaching; a truth that is felt; the difference between emotionalism and true feelings; sentimentalism defined.