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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

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

dogma, of

coming

blood, and His

His

in

central

has ever been confessed by the church

fact,

was

which

Christ

No

judgment.

to

not the intellectual definition of

what Christ proclaimed about His own mission and about

world,

He

healed

the

sick

bound up our

world

the

which

to

He was

spiritual

but

into a wholl\'

He Himself

of convictions of which

God-ordained Messiah constituted the centre. so far as our dispute with

Rome is

not lose sight of the fact that

Rome

devotion

concerned,

as the

Besides,

we should

Christian works and

in

Nay

outstrips us.

let

us acknow-

without reserve that even the unbelieving world

ledge

beginning

is

still

sent.

He even more truh' wounds. He rescued us from

bod\\

Paganism and Judaism and translated us

new world

to the

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;

but pray

missions, unless

Or

is

it

how can we

we have

a well-defined Gospel to preach

.<*

more monstrous preaching only huma-

possible to imagine anything

than so-called liberal missionaries nity

continue to prosecute

and colourless

piet}%

and met by the pagan sages

with the answer that they themselves

in

their cultured

have never taught or believed anything

else

than

Does perhaps the other tendency, the mystical

one,

circles

just this

possess

modern humanism? stronger powers of defence?

student of histor}' would affirm this?

What thinker or No doubt mysti-

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 262

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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