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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION. and gradual

sional,

were regarded by Calvin

transitions,

as destroying the absolute contrast

Church

of the

on

The church on

earth.

its

light dozvn to the

as

it

were,

hinders

earth does not send

Church on

earth.

There

now,

is

which

from penetrating while on earth, into the

it

on earth

first,

is

all

a mystical

Church, by means of the

real

tip its

heaven must send

in

curtain stretched, before the eye,

a

essence of the Church. Therefore, to us.

between the essence imperfect form, here

its

but the Church

heaven,

to

light

Heaven, and

in

75

real

that remains possible

communion with

Spirit,

and

in the

that

second

place the enjoyment of the shadows which are displaying

themselves on the transparent curtain before

Accor-

us.

no child of God should imagine that the

dingly,

on

Church

is

there

only an ideal product of our imagination

is

here

real

and that behind the curtain

earth,

on the contrary, he has to confess that Christ

in

;

but,

human

form, in our flesh, has entered into the invisible, behind the

curtain

;

and

Him, our Head,

that, is

with Him, around Him, and in

the real church, the real and essential

sanctuary of our salvation.

After having thus clearly grasped the nature of the

Church,

in

its

bearing upon

our

human

race and of the

now

turn

our attention to

here on earth. local

living

As

congregations in

some

such

of

it

the

its

both of

as a whole, let us

form of

manifestation,

displays, unto us,

believers,

ecclesiastical

re-creation

Cosmos

different

groups of confessors,

union, in obedience to the

ordinances of Christ Himself.

The Church on

earth

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 79

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