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Chap. II]

§ 82.

487

moment by His omnipresent omnipotence?

to

room here is

THE INSTKUMENTS OF INSPIRATION

for choice, since the

There is no more subjective interpretation

you

please, equally divinely-natu-

equally intricate, or,

ral, as

if

the more objective.

Neither does the occurrence on the bystanders about Paul did

Damascus, when not hear what he heard, offer any explanation simply because the speaking of the glorified Christ rests upon the somatic basis, which is not present with God, and the telephone even now shows how one can hear what the other Whether, therefore, the address was does not observe. accomplished by God's working on the air-waves, or merely upon the tympanum, the same effect wrought by us when we if only we hold use our organs of speech, cannot be decided fast to the fact that the person addressed heard words in his own language, in the same way as though he were spoken to

the

way

to

;

;

by

his neighbor.

]\Ierely for the sake of

completeness

we add

in the third

place the impulse. By itself the impulse is nothing else than the " being moved " ((^epeaOac) of 2 Pet. i. 21, in entire agree-

ment with the "moving"

DITS of Judg. xiii. 25.

ing " indicates merely that the one

This " mov-

moved has received

a push,

a touch which has driven him out from his repose, in the full sense " an impulse urging the mind." "And the spirit of God

came upon Saul " (PlSitril), in 1 Sam. xi. 6, has precisely the same meaning. The most forcible example of this impulse, however, occurs in Jer. vi. 11 and Jer. xx. 9, collato 7 in both of which Jeremiah testifies that he experienced in his heart an impulse so overpowering that, try as he might, he was not able to offer resistance to it until it became to him "as a burning fire shut up in his bones." This impulse we number among the subjectively present means, for the reason that the poet and artist in general speak of similar experiences. In the " Deus est in nobis, agitante calescimus illo," an allied sensation announces itself, which is even experienced by the writer of prose, when, as the French call it, he moves en veine. Such an impulse also forms the background of heroism. The hero feels in himself an impulse to action which he ;

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zaterdag 1 januari 1898

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Encyclopedia of sacred theology - pagina 511

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 708 Pagina's

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