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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

258 was, after

of the

all,

old

that in strict allegiance to the Scriptures

he openly proclaimed His own

Covenant,

Divinity and Mediatorship, the expiation of sins through blood, and His

His

dogma, of

coming

in fact, has ever

which was

Christ

No

to judgment.

central

been confessed by the church

not the intellectual definition of

what Christ proclaimed about His own mission world,

He

and about the world to which He was

healed

the

sick

bound up our

spiritual

but

a wholly

iivto

new world of convictions of which He Himself God-ordained Messiah constituted the centre. so far as our dispute with

Rome is

not lose sight of the fact that

Rome

devotion

is

still

sent.

He even more truly wounds. He rescued us from

body,

Paganism and Judaism and translated us

ledge

to the

in

outstrips us.

concerned,

as the

Besides,

we should

Christian works and

Nay

let

us acknow-

without reserve that even the unbelieving world

beginning

to

philanthropy, she

rival tries

us,

and

that

more and more

in

deeds

of

to overtake us.

In missions, to be sure, unbelief does not follow in our footsteps;

missions, unless

Or

how can we continue to prosecute we have a well-defined Gospel to preach?

but pray

more monstrous than so called liberal missionaries preaching only humanity and colourless piety, and met by the pagan sages is

it

possible to imagine anything

with the answer that they themselves in their cultured circles

have never taught or believed anything

just this

else

than

modern humanism?

Does perhaps the other tendency, the mystical one, possess stronger powers of defence? What thinker or student of history would affirm this?

No

doubt mysti-

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 262

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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