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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION. eye;

— thus

does

sacred reverence of

life,

— this

type present

the Calvinistic

Always and

history.

itself in

in all things the deepest, the

for

the ever-present

only

the

is

QI

God

most

as the rule

picture of the original

true

Puritan.

The avoidance mark,

vinistic

of the world has never been the Cal-

but

The

specific, anabaptistical

this.

According to themselves

cing

They

world. to

take

of the Anabaptist.

shibboleth

the

dogma

of "avoidance" proves

dogma, the Anabaptists, announ"saints", were severed from the

this

as

stood

the oath;

opposition to

in

they abhorred

they condemned the

They

it.

all

refused

mihtary service;

holding of public

Here

offices.

new world, in the midst of this world of sin, which however had nothing to do with this our present existence. They rejected all obligation and already, they shaped a

reponsibility it

towards the old world, and they avoided

systematically, for fear of contamination,

But

this is just

denied.

It is

what the

not true that there are two worlds, a bad

one and the same person

and who afterwards is

this

again,

and

Calvinist always disputed

one and a good, which are is

and contagion.

each other.

whom God

same "ego" of the

old

sinner

into eternal

life.

It

created perfect

and became a sinner;

fell,

and who enters

fitted into

who

— and

born

is

So, also,

one and the same world which once exhibited

it

all

it

is

the

glory of Paradise, which was afterwards smitten with the curse,

and which, since the

upheld by

common

now been redeemed and saved by

grace;

which

Christ,

in its centre,

horror

of the

has

Fall, is

and which

judgment

into

shall pass

the state

through the

of glory.

For

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 95

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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