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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

;

CALVINISM AND RELIGION. First^

regards

it

eudsemonistic

not

religion,

sense,

existing

as

God

but for God, and for God's souvereignty.

an

in

I

or

utilitarian,

the sake of man,

for

This

alone.

7

dogma

its

is

of

must be

Secondly, in religion there

no intermediation of any creature between God and the soul;

the

in

inner

Thirdly,

This

heart.

of

immediate work of God Himself,

tlie

is

religion

dogma

the in

religion

all

is

the doctrine of Election.

not partial but universal

is

common

;

— this

And,

or universal grace.

is

finally,

our sinful condition, religion cannot be normal, but

has to be

soteriological

dogma

twofold

this

its

is

position

the

in

and of

of the necessity of Regeneration,

the necessitas S. Scriptiirae,

Having

now

to the

Chtirch, as

menal appearance, stages,

Religion

considered

its

its

pheno-

present, in three successive

conception

the Calvinistic

coming

and

such,

organized form, or

shall

I

as

of the

the

essence,

manifestation and the purpose of the Church of Christ

upon In

earth.

essence,

its

the

for

Calvinist,

present,

action,

its

e..

and

the

starting-point

not upon earth, but in heaven.

understood thus i.

centre,

He

:

God

is

a

heaven and earth, but having

spiritual organism, including

at

Church

the

created the

Cosmos

This

for is

its

to be

geocentrically,

Cosmos on the divisions of the kingdoms to culminate in m.an, upon

placed the spiritual centre of this

our planet, and caused of nature,

on

whom,

as

the

secrate

the

this

all

earth,

bearer of His image

Cosmos

to His glory.

He

called to con-

In God's

creation.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 75

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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