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lecture delivered before the Historical Presbyterian Society in Philadelphia, Pa.

2 minuten leestijd

22

And

a chimerical one ?

attachment

not,

if

really

if

Truth

revealed

the

to

amount a share of confessional

is

among you

also the fervent

and

abating,

here

indifference

to a certain

also

moistens

already, and thickens the spiritual atmosphere, then let the watch-

man

mount the

of Sion

Symbolism

belfry, for then the gate stands ajar,

wait in the trenches before

lies in

As

it.

as the

but by keeping

sailor can conjure the gale that hunts his vessel,

to his helm, so

little

can you check this symbolical current,

little

and

if

you

do not emphasize your own church principle. For such a current is

an all-permeating elementary power, to be checked only by the

equivalent power of your attachment to the revealed Truth.

Philosophic Agnosticism, Rome's „fides

us not deceive ourselves.

Rome's concealing of the

Paris,

in

dethroning of

by higher

it

Bible,

school of Sabwell as the

as

and so also the increasing

moving on the same Hne, and the no other than sensual worship and dim

confessional indifference, are

terminus of that line

criticism,

new

the

implicita", Ritschl's anti- dogmatical school,

batier

Let

is

all

symbolical adoration.

Meanwhile

danger with which Symbolism menaces

serious

Church

Calvinistic principle,

and

cation, I don't

are

abuses

geration.

Our

balanced,

and

any further

I

sound

offending

a

for a decided return to

to

our

our holy vo-

There have been and

In the heat of the battle our

us also.

guilty of onesidedness and exag-

was

churchlife least

entirely.

often

far

from

being

well

should hesitate to assert that, without

harmony of the diffeour worship could be attained. The appreciation

essential

rent elements in

of the

at

the

to lay all the fault at the door of our anta-

among

own

to

the future of our

and staunch devotion

more than once became

fathers

to

a

mean

and pleading

firm

and to exculpate ourselves

gonists,

there

for

life,

Pointing

no misunderstanding.

there be

let

development,

understanding

of the

narrow-mindedness,

self-conceitedness

was wounded and the

of

the

Holy

perfect

to

Truth has

ofted

led to an

an odious quarrelsomeness, and

ignorant, Spirit of

by which

God

Christian love

grieved.

Assurance

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