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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

86 stone

pillars,

echoing Calvin's formulae, but without a

grain of Calvinistic earnestness in their heart. the

is

real

who

banner,

own

his

in

by the Majesty

struck

may

and

Calvinist,

soul,

the

raise

personally,

He

only

Calvinistic

has been

of the Almighty, and yielding to

the overpowering might of his eternal Love, has dared

and

to proclaim this majestic love, over against Satan,

own heart, in the being chosen by God Himself,

the world, and the worldliness of his

personal

of

conviction

and therefore of having for

to

thank

every grace everlasting.

Him and Him

alone,

Such an one* could not but

tremble before the might and the majesty of God, as a matter

principle of His conduct in led so far that for

His

accepting

of course

its

life;

Word

—a

as

the ruling

principle which has

strong attachment to the Scriptures,

Calvinism has been censured, as being a nomistic religion,

but without any warrant.

name

for

attained

a

religion

by the

Nomistic

is

the appropriate

which proclaims salvation to be

fulfilment of the law, while Calvinism,

on the other hand,

in a

thoroughly soteriological sense,

never derived salvation but from Christ and the atoning fruit

of His merits.

But

it

remained the special

trait

of Calvinism that

it

placed the believer before the face of God, not only in

His church, but also political

life.

of God, and the authority

of God press upon the Calvinist human existence. He is a pilgrim,

he

is

and

in his personal, family, social,

The majesty

in the

whole of

his

not in the sense that

marching through a world with which he has no

concern, but in the sense that at every step of the long

way he must remember

his responsibility to that

God

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 90

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