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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION. maintain

demands

its

God's ordinances labora

may

do,

agriculture, in

is

obey

in fervent

stand,

may apply

commerce, and

in industry,

and

he

science,

in

is,

his

and

whatever hand,

in

or his mind,

whatsoever

Calvinist

some

religion

among men. human race. This

circles

of our

creation.

it

fear of

low as well as high,

stand afar

is

He

is

the product of God's

— old

all

for

as well as young,

who have become those who still God create all men,

only those

but also

all

men, but His grace also

not only as a special grace, to the

itself,

as

God,

— not

For not only did

off.

only

a

mankind.

religious

impossible for a

Religion concerns the whole race

His mysteries,

into

also

is

it

a single group, or to

Therefore the whole of mankind must be

imbued with the

extends

to

strictly

he has to aim at the

His wonderful workmanship. His absolute

It is

possession.

initiated

all,

— Consequently,

confine

to

God, he has

in the service of his

God, and above

his

glory of his God.

all

ora

its

Wherever man may

employed

he

but

and that every

be, constantly standing before the face of his God,

to

not

be praised, that

shall

observed,

whatever he

to

in the world of art,

may

be

be permeated with

shall

ceaseless prayer.

he

God

that

shall

63

elect,

common grace (gratia communis), To be sure there is a concentration

light

and

life

in the

Church, but then

in

to of

the

walls of this church, there are wide

open windows, and

through these spacious windows the

light of the Eternal

has to set is

all

radiate

upon a

hill,

over the whole world.

Here

which every man can see

is

afar of.

a city,

Here

a holy salt that penetrates in every direction, checking corruption.

And

even he

who does

not yet imbibe

/u^

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 67

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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