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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE. back

reaching

Protestantism,

and

Stoa

the

to

257 to

Epicurus.

Only along the

lines of

Protestantism therefore, can

a successful advance be attempted, and on those lines

indeed salvation

is

The one

pointment.

of these

modern criticism and dogma, the former, the can

do

still

to

attitude

of defence against

against

less

criticism

of

practical tendency, holds that

no better than

manner of Christian works. what

to bitter disap-

practical^ the other

is

Without hope

mystical in character.

Christians

must lead

of which

both

tendencies

sought at present, by two different

fall

back upon

all

devotees are at a loss

Its

assume towards the Scriptures

;

they

have become themselves estranged from dogma but what ;

is

to

their

prevent such hesitating believers from sacrificing

person and their gold to the cause of philanthropy,

evangelism and missions!

advantage: alleviates

for

it

This even

unites Christians of

much

all

offers a threefold

shades of opinion,

misery, and has a conciliatory attraction

And

the non-Christian world.

of course this pro-

pagandism through action must be gratefully and sympathetically

Christian

hailed.

activity

the

In

century

was indeed

far

Christianity

that

does not prove

degenerates

into

dry

its

scholasticism

has passed,

that

too limited

worth

and

in

;

and a

practice,

idle talk.

would be a mistake, however, to suppose that

It

Christi-

anity can be confined within the Hmits of such practical manifestation.

Our Saviour made whole

fed the hungry, but the

paramount thing

in

the sick and

His ministry 17

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 261

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