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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

150 in

proving the firm order of things

astonishing,

and

themselves

on

Calvinistic

entire school of criminalists, place

his

record

respect

this

in

And

lines.

with

life

mathematical demonstrative force.

ahiiost

Lombroso,

human

in

the

latest

moving on

as

hypothesis, that the

laws of heredity and variation, which control the whole organization

of

domain of human "•'the

common

abstain

at

so

has

life,

by

creed"

systems

much

at

by them, that the

all

least

entire

is

the

Though

evolutionists.

I

either of these

criticism

of these

or

in

been accepted as

already

any

present from

philosophical theses,

admit of no exception

nature,

hypo-

naturalistic

very clearly demonstrated

development of science

age presupposes a cosmos, which does not

in

our

a prey

fall

the freaks of chance, but exists and develops from

to

one principle, according to a firm order, aiming fixed

plan.

This

is

a

claim,

which

as

is,

it

at

one

clearly

appears, diametrically opposed to Arminianism, and in

complete harmony with Calvinistic

one Supreme

will

things, subjecting

in

them

that there

belief,

God, the cause of

plan.

existing

and directing

to fixed ordinances

them towards a preestablished

all

is

Calvinists

have

never thought that the idea of the cosmos lay in God's foreordination decrees,

but

whole formed creation

looks

as

they one

and the

an

aggregate

have

always

organic entire

upon God's decree

it

and

And

that

the

of the entire as

as the foundation

of the natural laws, in the in

maintained,

programme

history.

conjoined

of loosely

same manner

a Calvinist

and origin

also he finds

the firm foundation and the origin of every moral spiritual

law;

both these, the natural as well as

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Calvinism - pagina 154

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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