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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION. {semen

Calvin

as

religionis),

human heart. God Himself makes man sensiis

divinitatis,

the

i.e.,

defines

it,

53

sown

our

in

by means of the

religious

sense of the Divine, which

He

causes to strike the chords on the harp of his soul.

A

sound of need interrupts the pure harmony of melody, but only

divine

original form, in

and

elevates

and

severs

consequence of

natural condition, religion

its

'"'-Holy,

upon

depresses.

Just

— Holy, — Holy'^l,

this earth

so

should consist

glory, as our Creator

the

goal,

the

To

time,

one uninterrupted cry

also the religion of in

man

one echoing of God's

The

starting-point

is

from which the waters

flow,

and

at the

ocean into which they finally return.

the

be irreligious

existence,

is

anthem of the

of departure and the point of arrival,

point

fountain,

same

exclu

God and not Man. Man and means, God alone is here the

instrument

the

the

as

and Inspirer.

of every motive in religion is

is

it^

not a feeling of dependence which

unites,

Seraphim around the throne of

In

sin.

sentiment of admiration and adoratiori^ which

a

sively

in

this

is

to forsake the highest

aim of our

and on the other hand to covet no other

existence than for the sake of God, to long for nothing

but for the will of God, and to be wholly absorbed in the

glory

of the

and kernel of

all

name

of the Lord, such

true

religion.

Thy kingdom

Name.

come.

Thy

is

the pith

"Hallowed

be thy

Will be done,"

the threefold petition, which gives utterance to religion.

dom First

Our watchword must

be,

— "Seek

first

of God," and after that, think of your

all

is

true

the king-

own

need.

stands the confession of the absolute sovereignty

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 57

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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