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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

236 a

manifestation

now among

the

of the Reformation, but this

of evolution, but again through

for

which the hearts were thirsting

and whose truth was to

power were witnessed,

way

same Gospel

What

vital

peoples

time also not by the

new

of

freely proclaimed as never before.

antecedents then does history furnish to lead us

expect

present instance an evolution of

the

in

life

from death, whilst the symptoms of decomposition already

Mohammed,

suggest the bitterness of the grave? true,

seventh

the

in

among

the dead bones throughout the Levant by throwing himself upon the nations

stir

second

Messiah,

assuredly

if

it

is

century succeeded in creating a

greater

even

than

the

Christ.

entire as a

And

the coming of another Christ, surpassing in

glory the Christ of Bethlehem, were possible, then the cure

for

moral

corruption

some

glorious

instil

his

"Universal

vitalizing

power

Hence some

were found.

have been anxiously looking

indeed

Spirit",

for the

coming of

who might

again

into the heart-blood of the

But why dwell longer on such idle fancies.? Nothing can possibly surpass the God-given Christ, and what we are to look for, instead of a second nations.

Messiah,

is

second coming of the same Christ of

the

Calvary, this time v/ith His fan in His hand for judgment,

not to open up for our sin-cursed

but

to

the

history

receive

therefore,

is

at

its

life

a

new

evolution,

goal and solemnly to conclude

of the world.

Either this second coming,

near at hand, and what

we

are witnessing

are the death-throes of humanity; or a rejuvenation still

in

store

for

us

come only through

;

but

if so,

is

that rejuvenation can

the old and yet ever

new Gospel

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 240

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