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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

26o

but the seed of the church, both at the birth of ChrisDy

and

tianity

1

in

the age of the Reformation has been the

blood of martyrs

and our sainted martyrs shed their

;

blood not for mysticism and not for philanthropic projects, (

but for the sake of convictions such as concerned the

To

acceptance of the truth and the rejection of error. with consciousness

man's well-nigh divine prerogative,

is

and only from the

clear

unobscured vision of conscious-

ness proceeds the mighty ivord that can

reverse

their

of the world.

only

self-deception,

Christians life

Truths

how

far

and

these practical and mystical

do without a Christian

can

their

own.

No

one can do with-

and do away with the Catechism of

lends

modern

the

the

in

Every one who thinks he can abandon the

Reformation, of

when

and world-view of

out that. Christian

the times

self-deception, thei^fore,

It is

they

believe

make

and cause a revolution

current,

spirit

live

ear

unawares

world-view

the

to

hypotheses

knowing

without

and,

he has drifted already, swears by the Catechism

of Rousseau and Darwin.

'{^k I

Therefore

us

let

not

half-way.

stop

As

truly

as

every plant has a root, so truly does a principle hide

under every manifestation of

life.

interconnected and have their

mental principle

;

These principles are

common

and from the

latter

is

root in a funda-

developed

logi-

cally

and systematically the whole complex of ruling

ideas

and conceptions that go to make up our

world-view. firmly

With such a coherent world and

resting

on

its

principle

and

life

and

life-view,

self-consistent in

its

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 264

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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