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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION. try irresistibly and

by bringing

it

nances which

God

suceed

immediately to remove the disturb-

make

and to

ance,

normal again,

it

again

i.e.,

accordance

into

to restore

it,

with the ordi-

To

has given for man's respiration.

unspeakable

this gives us a feeling of

in

89

relief.

Just so, in every disturbance of the moral

life

the believer

has

to

restore

to

speedily

as

strive

as

possible

respiration, according to the

spiritual

his

moral commands

of his God, because only after this restoration can the

inward

life

again thrive freely in his soul, and renewed

become

energetic action

between

tinction

Can we imagine

that

dis-

moral ordinances, and more

commandments

christian

special

Therefore every

possible.

general

unknown God willed

is

one time

at

to him. to rule

things in a certain moral order, but that now, in Christ,

He

to

wills

rule

As though He were Who, from the very

otherwise?

it

not the Eternal, the Unchangeable,

hour of creation even unto

and

shall

and

will

moral world-order

eternity

all

had

willed, wills,

one and the same firm

maintain

Verily Christ has swept away the

!

dust with wich man's sinful limitations had covered up this

and has made

world- order,

original

brilliancy.

disclosed

to

us

Verily

the

it

Christ

glitter

again in

love of God, which was,

eternal

from the beginning, the moving principle of order.

Above walk

ability to

step.

But

the

all,

in this

this

world-

strengthened in us the

world-order with a firm, unfaltering

world-order

Was from the beginning. the believer (as though believer),

has

Christ

its

and He alone has

but to every

It less'

itself

lays

remains just what

full

it

claim, not only to

were required from the un-

human

being and to

all

human

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 93

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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