The subject of spiritual experience is at the forefront of thinking in evangelicalism worldwide today.  A clear line of division can be drawn between those who insist that the Bible must be the basis by which all spiritual experience is tested and those who regard experience as pre-eminent and resist the tests of Scripture.  Is the Word our authority, or is spiritual experience our authority?  The Puritans were strong in the area of knowing God by heart experience but they sought to test everything by Scripture.  We do well to follow their example.