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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 161

Bron: Abraham Kuyper Collection
Datum: zondag 1 januari 1899
Auteur: Abraham Kuyper
Pagina: 161

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE. even

but

this

mediatorship

glory of the Father

God and

to

with

prayer

us

for

be,

the Father.

but

Father,

the

will at last

the hour

cease,

will

He He

still

is

coming, when His

because we shall know, in

end once and

puts an

Thereby of course for all to

contempt

the world, neglect of temporal and under-valuation

for

Cosmical

of cosmical things.

not its

surrender

our Advocate

is

that day, that the Father loves us,

Calvinism

end the

final

its

and however grand the splendour

;

kingdom may

of Christ's it

has for

157

at

life

has regained

the expense of things eternal, but

worth

its

by

virtue of

capacity as God's handiwork and as a revelation of

God's attributes.

Two

facts

suffice to

During the

of this.

ated

may

Milan,

impres you with the truth

which once devast-

terrible plague,

Cardinal

Borromeo's

shone

love

heroic

brightly in the courage he manifested in his ministrations to the dying; but during the plague,

century

more

tormented

wisely, for

spiritual

Geneva,

Calvin

which

in the i6th

acted

better

he not only cared incessantly

and

for the

needs of the sick, but at the same time intro-

duced hitherto unsurpassed hygienic measures, whereby the ravages fact,

to

Amsterdam unrivalled

I

The

markable.

The second

of the plague were arrested.

which

draw your Calvinistic

was

an

attention,

is

not less re-

preacher Peter Plancius of

enloquent

sermonizer,

in his consecration to his

a

pastor

work, foremost

the ecclesiastical struggle of his days, but at the

in

same

time he was the oracle of shipowners and sea-captains

on account of

The

his

extensive geographical

investigation of the lines of longitude

knowledge.

and

latitude