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[Div. Ill

of, the Christ and the Scripture, Logos embodied in tlie flesh and embodied in writing (ev<TapK(i>fievo^ and 677/30^09), springs from the root of Hence it cannot be that by nature our spiritual existence. every one accepts the Christ and the Holy Scripture. The antithesis cannot remain wanting between those who believe and reject. It lies in the very nature of every intervenient process, which does not find its rise in the natural princi-

in, as i.e.

well as the rejection

of a

pium upon

of the creation, but in a special principium that


The very nature



of special grace brings

with it that by one it must be accepted, but also by another be rejected. Faith cannot belong to all. As soon as rejection stands no longer over against faith, special grace has reached


end, and by the parousia passes over into the

This was not felt for then glorified natural principium. many years, because faith on the Scripture floated on tradiThe apostasy tion only, and became thereby unspiritual.

from the Christ and from the Scripture is therefore nothing else than the falling away from this traditional position, which for Now only, thanks to a long time had no more spiritual root. the simultaneous conflict against Christ and the Scripture, the great dictum, that Christ is set for the rising up but also for the falling of

many (Luke


34), also for those



outside of Israel, begins to be realized as truth. § 80.


The Inspiration of

Scripture of the





Testament is

not so directly

covered by the authority of Christ and His apostles as that of the Old Covenant. The Law and the Prophets formed a Scripture which already existed, and concerning which,

and use can give a final explanation but the New Testament did not yet exist, and therefore could The not be subjected to judgment in the circle of Jesus. absolute and immediate authority which the Bishop of Rome claims as vicar of Christ and head of the Church lacks the Divine seal, which it needs in order to impress the Divine stamp upon the Scripture of the New Testament. therefore, Jesus' verdict


absolute authority necessary for such a sealing, outside

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zaterdag 1 januari 1898

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Encyclopedia of sacred theology - pagina 484

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 708 Pagina's

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