Did you notice how specific Outler’s understanding of the role of experience is for John Wesley? It is not just any experience that a person has. It is not experience with a person and whether you find them to be a good or decent person. In fact, Outler almost always modifies the word experience with “Christian.” And it is not just any “Christian experience,” it is the particular Christian experience “of the assurance of one’s sins forgiven.”
Saw this posted via DW on Fb.
Often, I run into people using experience in the pentecostal sense. Who knew they could be wrong?
Anyway, the entire article is well worth the read!