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CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

82 destiny,

but

God God

His

in

is

it

not enough to satisfy the glory of

is

it

work among men. For the glory of our necessary to have regeneration followed by Church must

conversion,

and

contribute,

by means of the preaching of the Word.

to

man glows

In the regenerate

that blaze

world,

the

radiates

that,

the

the spark, but only in the

does the spark burst into a blaze, and

man

converted

conversion

this

light

from the church into the

according

to

our Lord's commandment,

which

in

Heaven,

may

be

our

Father,

And

both our conversion and our sanctification

works are only

is

marked by the

then

glorified. in

lofty character

which Jesus demands, when we make them serve,

own

place, not as the guarantee of our

first

Church must fan

this blaze,

in the

salvation,

In the second place,

but rather the glorifying of God. the

good

and make

it

brighten,

by the communion of the saints and by the Sacraments. Only when hundreds of candles are burning from one candelabrum, can the light

and

strike us,

brightness of the soft candle-

full

the

in

same way

is

it

the

commu-

many small lights they may mutually

nion of saints which has to unite the ^f

the

believers

their

brightness,

increase

midst

of

purify

the glow

the

seven

brilliant fervour.

not

lie

in us,

From

this

restore

liartman,

in

and

of their

Thus

solemn

Christ,

candlesticks,

walking

may

brightness

in

the

sacramentally

to

a

still

more

the purpose of the Church docs

but in God, and

way, the severely to

so that

single

in the

purpose

originates,

spiritual cultus

the services

glory of His name.

same

which Calvinism tried

of the Church.

the far-from-Christian

in the

Even Von

philosopher, perceived

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 86

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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