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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS.

Whatever among men

nient.

creation,

possessed of

is

human

in

all

originates directly from

the data for

You

nature as such.

II7

its

development,

see this at once in the

family and in the connection of blood relations and other

From the duahty of man and woman marriage arises. From the original existence of one man and one woman monogamy comes forth. The children exist

ties.

by reason of the innate power of reproduction. the children are connected as brothers and

when by and by

all

sin

has into

spontaneous, just as

True,

disturbing influence and

much which was

intended for a blessing,

But

curse.

stopped by

nothing

this there is

its

has exerted

also

distorted

a

is

which dominate

ties,

stem and the branches of a plant.

of the

here

ail

The development

mechanical. that

In

family-life.

marry

those connections originate

from blood-relationship and other whole of

And

sisters.

these children, in their turn,

again, as a matter of course

the

Naturally

common

this fatal efficiency of sin

grace.

and the concubinate

Free-love

may try to

to desecrate, the holiest

has been dissolve, tie,

as

it

pleases; but, for the vast majority of our race marriage

remains the foundation of retains

its

Nature about us

thistles,

of

sin,

so that

human

and the family

said of the other spheres of

may have

lost the

and the earth

we can

effort remains,

creation

and before the

nattire.

And

this

may

life.

glory of paradise, bear thorns and

eat our bread only in the sweat

of our brow; notwithstanding all

society

position, as the primordial sphere in sociology.

The same may be by reason

human

all this

what fall,

it

the chief aim of

was by virtue of our

— namely

dominion over

dominion cannot be acquired, except

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 121

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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