I've been thinking a lot lately about the
evangelical theological constructs that surround me. I’ve had some
really great conversations lately with a number of deep-thinking people,
so I end up floating around these things. Without going into many
details, I have begun to recognize more and more the differences between
what I believe and experience, and the conceptual models that attempt
to explain what it is I believe and experience.
For example, what do I really believe about me, in contrast to what
do I see as the conceptual models that attempt to explain me?
The “Four Spiritual Laws”
tries to explain me this way: God loves me, but because of my sin, I
had separated myself from that love. I am fundamentally a sinner,
separating me from Him with an unfathomable gulf which cannot be bridged
by my own efforts.