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§84.

CiiAP. II]

strongly

it

THE FORMS OF INSPIRATION

must be emphasized,

5:57

therefore, that in the person

of the prophet, in his disposition, education, surroundings,

position in

life,

prophets, a

and

number

in his preparation in the school of the

data are present which claim our

of

notice in connection with his prophecies, all this, however,

is

no more than the preparation of the soil, and the seed from which presently the fruit ripens comes alwaj'S from above. Even when seemingly he merely exhorts or reproves, this preaching of repentance or reproof is always the coming into our reality of what is ideal and higher, as the root from which a holier future

is

to bloom.

Since inspiration has been (4) The Inspiration of Christ. interpreted too exclusively as Scripture-inspiration, too little attention has ever been paid to the inspiration of the Christ.

The

knew

all

things

spontaneously (sponte sua),

is

virtu-

representation, however, that the Christ

without inspiration

ally the denial of the incarnation of the

sciousness of

God and

Word.

The

con-

the Mediatorial consciousness of the

Christ are not one, but two, and the transfer of Divine thoughts from the consciousness of God into the consciousness of the Christ is not merely inspiration, but inspiration

The

in its highest form.

old theologians indicated this by

saying, that even the Christ possessed no archetypal, but ectypal theology, and he obtained this via imionis, i.e. in

In virtue of the union of the Divine and human nature. merely systematized what Christ Himself said

this there is

(John xiv. 10) "The words that T say unto you, I not of myself " (John vii. 16) " My teaching is not but his that sent me " (John xiv. 24) " The word ye hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me"; ;

;

speak mine,

which (John

(John viii. 26) " The things speak I unto the world " these him which I have heard from " and (John xii. 49) The Father which sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should This in itself is the natural outcome of His real speak." V.

30) "

As

adoption of

I hear, I

human

judge "

nature

;

;

but the necessity for

this,

more-

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zaterdag 1 januari 1898

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 708 Pagina's

Encyclopedia of sacred theology - pagina 561

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