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six Stone-lectures

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CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

70

wants to holds

the

into

him

let

criticise,

promise that

the

If a

man

criticism

even

he puts no shackles on science.

reason

this

structure

will

it

the

of

Such

criticise.

deepen our own insight

Only no

scriptural edifice.

Calvinist ever allows the critic to dash out of his hand,

moment, the prism

a

for

No

of hght into

ray

divine

itself

which breaks up the

brilliant tints

its

and colours.

appeal to the grace bestowed inwardly, no pointing

to the fruits of the

Holy Ghost, can enable him

to dis-

pense with the necessitas which the soteriological stand-

among

of religion

point

sinners

carries

we share our life with Unconscious life we share with the

mere

entities

That which

reason.

and

beings,

and therefore,

consciousness^ function,

vital

is

demands

if

it

higher

our full sclfas the highest

must follow that

soteriological

next to the necessitas of inward palingenesis, also

the necessitas

human agency, beams upon Summing up the results I

has lost

as

us,

of

an assistant

And this

coming from God Himself, but handed

light

may

one of the has

is

religion,

revelation to be kindled in our twilight.

far,

man who

to operate also in that highest sphere

of self-consciousness, religion,

men,

As

and with

children,

distinguishes

awake

wide

as

it.

plants and animals.

the sleeping man, and even with the his

with

my

express

us in His holy

light,

of

assistant to us

by

Word.

of our investigations thus

conclusion as follows.

In each

four great problems of religion, Calvinism

expressed

its

conviction in an appropriate dogma,

and each time has made that choice which even now, after three centuries,

leaves

the

satisfies

way open

for

the most ideal wants, and

an ever richer development.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 74

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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