Experience of God


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Joy in God’s love fills believing hearts to overflowing, so much that their love has to go out to all men. All men shall become the object of this joyful faith; one after the other they are to be encompassed by love and the perfect community of love. The spirit of justice and peace and joy is the Spirit of the Church.

- Eberhard Arnold

Faith does not depend on feelings. It is not feelings but the will that forms the character, especially the Christian character. Often we must continue on the way simply through strict obedience, quite soberly, while at other times the Lord will overwhelm us with floods of joy. He does both in order to teach us. The peace of God is not a feeling. It is the relationship of the soul to God, and an expression of the fact that a reborn person is a child of God.

- Eberhard Arnold, April 1907

The experience of God runs through all of human history as the overpowering of man by God’s overwhelming superiority. The first experience of God by human awe and reverence is His tremendous might, before which all men’s powers are nothing. God is unattainably high and glorious. Thus the prophets know that no other power can endure beside Him.

- Eberhard Arnold

Additional Reading for Experience of God

God’s Revolution
Are you tired of answers that ignore the root causes of human suffering? This topically arranged selection of writings by Eberhard Arnold, who left a career and the established church in order to live out the Gospel, calls us to a completely different way.
Inner Land: The Inner Life
A trusted guide into the inner realm where our spirits find strength to master life and live for God.
Inner Land: Experiencing God
What happens when we let the living God into our practical lives?
Poems and Rhymed Prayers
Poems and prayers that open a window on one man’s inmost thoughts, and show him at his most essential and Christ-centered. Each one can be a centering point for meditation and contemplation.
The Prayer God Answers
Eberhard Arnold describes the kind of prayer that pleases God, and the power of prayer to transform our lives and our world.