Concerning our culture and spirituality, David F. Wells writes:
"Their spiritual yearning is now taking many different forms, such as the (sanitized) Hinduism of the New Age movement, kabbalah, radical environmentalism, and many self-made spiritualities. What they all have in common, though, is a view of reality that is pantheistic. All of them, in one way or another, assume that nature encloses and contains the sacred. And it assumes that the way we make contact with God is to find him in ourselves. He is there within our deepest self. That is why psychology now plays such a prominent role in so many of these spiritualities.
However, to declare one's belief in the Christian God is, at one and the same time, to reject this cultural spirituality in toto. God is indeed one in his being, but he is not one with nature. He indeed upholds the entire universe, is everywhere, and pervades every corner of life. Nevertheless, there is an invisible boundary between him and us, both with respect to his being and with respect to what we know. We cannot cross that boundary to know him savingly. He is not found in our deepest self. He is outside the range of our intuitive radar. In fact, we are alienated from him and shut out from his fellowship and knowledge. We cannot access him on our own terms and on our own timetable.blog comments powered by Disqus